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Brice
01-13-2009, 09:49 PM
I know! I don't use it either. I'm cheap also. :couple:

Daghain
01-13-2009, 10:59 PM
I had a .mac account for awhile. I couldn't justify the expense. :D

MonteGss
01-13-2009, 11:16 PM
I love MobileMe! I use it! :D

Brice
01-13-2009, 11:24 PM
I had a .mac account till the free trial ran out. I really didn't use it when it was free.

What is mobile me? :unsure:

Daghain
01-13-2009, 11:28 PM
That's the newest incarnation. I don't have an iPhone (Samsung SYNCH, cheaper and better! This from a Mac Addict!) so no, don't need mobileme. :lol:

Wuducynn
01-14-2009, 05:04 AM
Fuck computers, I link directly to the interwebs with my mind.

ManOfWesternesse
01-14-2009, 05:08 AM
Fuck computers, I link directly to the interwebs with my mind.

:lol:

"I don't surf with a PC, I surf with my mind!" ( Surfslingers Mantra )

Daghain
01-14-2009, 09:08 AM
LOL!

Jean
01-14-2009, 09:12 AM
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/bear_thumb.gifhttp://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/bear_thumb.gifhttp://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/bear_thumb.gif

Wuducynn
01-20-2009, 08:14 AM
I don't know if anyone else has had this or if Aaron and/or The Matt know about it. I sometimes (like just a moment ago) can't type in the message boxes. It's like the frame won't allow for the cursor to be active in it.

Matt
01-20-2009, 08:24 AM
I'm going to have to look into this Wuducynn... do you mean the quick reply box?

Daghain
01-20-2009, 08:59 AM
I've never had that particular problem. Interesting.

Randall Flagg
01-20-2009, 09:09 AM
What browser are you using?

Jean
01-20-2009, 09:21 AM
I've had something like this problem - have been unable to place the cursor into the Quick Reply Box a few times - but then I just clicked on an icon (B for bold, for example), and the [ B] [/B] signs appeared, and then the cursor was there.

Wuducynn
01-20-2009, 09:25 AM
I'm going to have to look into this Wuducynn... do you mean the quick reply box?

It happens in both the quick reply box and the regular reply to thread box.


What browser are you using?

Internet Explorer 7.0

I have Firefox on my home computer and I'm damned if I can remember if I've had this problem on that. I doubt it though.

Hannah
01-20-2009, 11:10 AM
It's probably a weird little bug. :fairy:

Wuducynn
01-20-2009, 03:09 PM
Oh that's definitely what it is. Just thought I would let everyone know I was having it.

obscurejude
01-20-2009, 03:11 PM
Yeah, thanks for this enlightening thread that somehow exceeds the efficacy of the thread we already have about site problems.

Wuducynn
01-20-2009, 03:13 PM
Yeah, thanks for this enlightening thread that somehow exceeds the efficacy of the thread we already have about site problems.

Hey man, you know you're welcome. That's what I'm here for. :huglove:

obscurejude
01-20-2009, 03:18 PM
:wub:

Hannah
01-20-2009, 07:26 PM
Oh that's definitely what it is. Just thought I would let everyone know I was having it.

Thanks for the thought! :huglove:

Jon
01-20-2009, 11:03 PM
I don't know if anyone else has had this or if Aaron and/or The Matt know about it. I sometimes (like just a moment ago) can't type in the message boxes. It's like the frame won't allow for the cursor to be active in it.


It's that damned rock and Roll!!

Wuducynn
01-21-2009, 07:26 AM
I did a screen shot -

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m168/Los_The_Red/screenshot.jpg

Notice that the controls at the top aren't even active. Non-clickable. This was from just a few minutes ago when it happened again.

Matt
01-21-2009, 07:28 AM
I can't see images from work but I promise I will have a look at home. A glitch happening to one person (or others erratically) is a particularly hard thing to pinpoint.

Wuducynn
01-21-2009, 07:31 AM
I was worried that I'd be the only one that had this problem! :lol: Since I am the only one instead of worrying about it Matt, just put this thread in the clearing and I'll just suck up and deal, you have a lot of other more important things to worry about I'm sure. Thanks though. :couple:

Matt
01-21-2009, 07:33 AM
Oh no, I love a challenge. I appreciate you being so patient on the issue, I may not resolve it but I'm sure as hell going to look into it. :thumbsup:

LadyHitchhiker
01-21-2009, 07:46 AM
You can set you watch and warrant to it that Matt will look into it! he helped me when I was having problems with internet explorer... but then I got my new computer and have no problems with either of my browsers... curiouser and curiouser...

Jon
02-01-2009, 04:57 AM
Occasionally, the site will automatically open a new tab. This tab is always to a random member profile. I remember this happening once but I forget the solution.

Billy-Bumbler
02-06-2009, 09:46 PM
I just bought the gold membership, and can not find where to change the membership title. Please help!

The Lady of Shadows
02-06-2009, 09:52 PM
I just bought the gold membership, and can not find where to change the membership title. Please help!

upper left side of your screen: user CP > edit your details

second choice down

Billy-Bumbler
02-07-2009, 12:29 PM
Thanks!

Emily
02-14-2009, 02:07 PM
I have a question: Is there a way to see Notifications that I've already read? I had one this morning and tried to look at it on my phone but couldn't because my phone is horrible, and it's not showing up now I'm guessing because I clicked it on my phone. The suspense is killing me! I must know what it was! :panic:

turtlex
02-14-2009, 05:21 PM
Unless you delete them, your PM's will stay in your Inbox. Just click on Private Messages and you should automatically be directed to you PM Inbox.

Hannah
02-16-2009, 09:48 AM
And if it was a profile visitor message just go to your User CP and you can click on your profile and see if anyone left you one there as well.

Jon
02-19-2009, 12:38 AM
But it may not be in bold anymore if it was a PM and not a VM.

Jon
02-23-2009, 09:08 PM
How can I know what time it is on the board (for me,) without posting?

turtlex
02-24-2009, 03:53 AM
Jon - Scroll down to the very bottom of the screen and there is a time indicator there...

Example : All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:52 AM.

Mai
02-25-2009, 06:19 AM
Hey I was just wandering if you can change you name on the site. I have tried to do so but I cant find anything on how or if you can at all.

alinda
02-25-2009, 07:15 AM
Yes you can, with gold membership, cost $ 500 or 5, 000 Beam Bucks
which coincidently are on the way to you right now.:wtf:

Daghain
02-25-2009, 07:23 AM
If you mean your screen name, I think Matt would have to do that.

If you get a gold membership, you can change your member title at will. :D

Or, for $1,000, I believe, you can change your member title once.

alinda
02-25-2009, 07:28 AM
I sent you enough to choose any or all of those options Mary.
Have fun with the name change.:huglove:

Matt
02-25-2009, 07:50 AM
Daggers is correct.

The beam bucks and gold membership have to do with Member Title, not Member Name.

I am willing to change your Member Name one time though so just let me know what you would like. There is no control panel option for it

Hannah
02-25-2009, 09:14 AM
On the member name change, as Matt said, it is a one time thing only (unless we're doing something fun like we did for Halloween) - so if you decide you want to change your user name there's no going back - you're stuck with whatever you pick. :D

alinda
02-25-2009, 01:20 PM
:panic:sorry mary i always seem to confuse member/screen names.:pullhair:
still hope you have fun with whatever you choose.:P

Randall Flagg
02-26-2009, 07:29 AM
I am trying out Apple's Safari 4.0 Beta (For PC'S), and it seems to load pages here VERY VERY quickly.:rock:

Brice
02-26-2009, 07:51 AM
What? Am I understanding you correctly? There is Safari for a PC now? How can I get it?

turtlex
02-26-2009, 07:52 AM
I think you can get it at Apple's site, Brice.

I have Safari on my iTouch and it's pretty cool ( still running IE on my laptop, though )

Brice
02-26-2009, 07:54 AM
I may replace my roommate's IE. :evil:

turtlex
02-26-2009, 07:57 AM
Always happy to help... here you go : http://www.apple.com/safari/download/

Brice
02-26-2009, 09:52 AM
Thank you! :huglove:

turtlex
02-26-2009, 10:33 AM
:wub:

jhanic
02-26-2009, 01:06 PM
I'm always scared to download new things liike that--not because I'm afraid that there may be viruses, etc. in them, but because I'm afraid that they'll mess up my computer's operations. I'm far from the computer expert around here.

John

Randall Flagg
02-26-2009, 02:00 PM
I'm always scared to download new things liike that--not because I'm afraid that there may be viruses, etc. in them, but because I'm afraid that they'll mess up my computer's operations. I'm far from the computer expert around here.

John
As best I can assure you, try either the Safari or Mozilla. The link provided is valid, legit, and virus free.
You will be amazed at the difference.

The Lady of Shadows
02-26-2009, 02:35 PM
I'm always scared to download new things liike that--not because I'm afraid that there may be viruses, etc. in them, but because I'm afraid that they'll mess up my computer's operations. I'm far from the computer expert around here.

John

i tell everyone i know to make sure they have their system backed up before they download anything - whether it's from a known source or not. that way if for some reason it causes a conflict you can just restore from your backup. of course, that didn't help me though did it? ><

Jon
02-26-2009, 05:32 PM
:panic:sorry mary i always seem to confuse member/screen names.:pullhair:
still hope you have fun with whatever you choose.:P


She always seems to get MINE right!

Rcampebll
02-27-2009, 05:45 PM
How do I know how much money I have?

Matt
02-27-2009, 06:25 PM
Click on the Casino Link in the tool bar and it's right there.

Heather19
03-03-2009, 06:08 PM
How many pm's are we allowed to have? I just got a message that my pm box is almost full.

The Lady of Shadows
03-03-2009, 06:19 PM
if you're gold - 300.

there's a bar graph at the top of the main pm area that shows where you are. plus it says you have XXX stored, out of XXX allowed or something like that.

you can download the ones you want to save. just select them and at the bottom where you would normally select delete, pick download.

hope that helps.

Heather19
03-03-2009, 06:27 PM
Thanks turtle, go figure it was right there in front of me the whole time. I just went and deleted a bunch so I should be good for quite awhile now.
Where do they go if you download them? Are they saved in your account somewhere, or are they downloaded to your computer?

The Lady of Shadows
03-03-2009, 06:55 PM
turtle? "we don need no stinkin' turtles" :lol:

no, you'd be downloading them to your computer in the format that you chose from the dropdown box. i forget off the top of my head what the choices are. . . i'm WAY to ocd to let my pm box get that full. :wtf: :scared: :unsure:

Brice
03-03-2009, 07:48 PM
turtle? "we don need no stinkin' turtles" :lol:

no, you'd be downloading them to your computer in the format that you chose from the dropdown box. i forget off the top of my head what the choices are. . . i'm WAY to ocd to let my pm box get that full. :wtf: :scared: :unsure:

Formats: XML, CSV, Text


Surely you aren't deleting my PMs. :nope:

The Lady of Shadows
03-04-2009, 09:39 AM
:unsure:

ummmm, no. not at all.

:nope:

:scared:

*backs away slowly*

:P

Ari_Racing
03-06-2009, 07:12 AM
Hello all,

Yesterday I discovered that the access to pictures hosted at some sites (such as http://i39.tinypic.com/ or http://i493.photobucket.com) is prevented by the Router's firewalls.

Yesterday I had troubles with photobucket and I saw a post from Wiz saying he can't see the pics hosted in tinypic.

Since you can't disconnect the firewall if you're in an office (or at least most people won't be able to do it), it might be a good idea to encourage everyone to post their pics in sites that can be linked here. Personally I upload the images here.

Well...just an idea. :)

Matt
03-06-2009, 07:33 AM
I can only see images that are uploaded here at work, so I would love as much of that as possible.

The board itself has no problem with those sites, can see them great at home. But individual work firewalls do block all kinds of stuff.

e_taylor
03-06-2009, 07:48 AM
I'll bite. I'm starting to upload some photos to the gallery. However, a question arises: is there anyway to upload more than one at a time?

Matt
03-06-2009, 07:53 AM
There is a way to put in a URL to a album on a hosting site and get them all, but no way to upload more than one from your local computer. :(

It does suck, but I hear they are going to fix it when they get around to upgrading the thing.

e_taylor
03-06-2009, 07:56 AM
Its all good! It'll just take me a few weeks to get everything in order.

Excuse my ignorance - its still new to me! But.... how do the albums work? Right now I'm just uploading one by one, do I make albums and move them there after?

Matt
03-06-2009, 07:58 AM
You can do it either way, create first and upload straight to them or upload, create and then move.

You should have an "edit" option under all your pics that allows you to delete, change or move them. The drop down for catagory on the upload (or edit) screen will list your albums once they are created.

I have a bunch so you are welcome to have a look at my member gallery for an example. I can also move stuff out there so if you run into trouble, let me know.

e_taylor
03-06-2009, 08:04 AM
Sounds good. I think I'll have to resume this project when I have more time.... but I'm starting to get it!

Daghain
03-06-2009, 08:57 AM
I'm blocked from MySpace and Facebook at work, so I can't see images from people that host them there. From home, no problem.

wizardsrainbow
03-06-2009, 09:43 AM
I'm shut out of several photo hosting sites as well as Facebook and MySpace at work. But I guess I only have to endure 2 more weeks of that problem. :(

So, I'll be fine from home.

flaggwalkstheline
03-06-2009, 03:33 PM
I cant put pics at all onto this site unless theyre in my sig or something like that, it s really annoying and it baffles me cause I can put videos up just fine

Matt
03-06-2009, 03:34 PM
You cannot enter a link into the Image Button Flagg?

Its the one with the mountain in the tool bar.

I think I fixed on of your posts with a link to get the image and it was fine wasn't it?

e_taylor
03-06-2009, 03:56 PM
Hmmm.... the problem I'm having now is I keep getting a blank page at the end of the upload, and then nothing actually gets uploaded. But then it says I have images queued....

flaggwalkstheline
03-06-2009, 04:01 PM
You cannot enter a link into the Image Button Flagg?

Its the one with the mountain in the tool bar.

I think I fixed on of your posts with a link to get the image and it was fine wasn't it?

I can put links n stuff to get to a pic on another site but they never upload ON here

Matt
03-06-2009, 04:09 PM
Can you post me an example Flagg?

Eric--does it show the pic after the blank page?

e_taylor
03-06-2009, 04:33 PM
Eric--does it show the pic after the blank page?

Nope. Is there a limit to the file size?

Matt
03-07-2009, 11:01 AM
Not that I know of.

I am seeing a Gallery for you out there, it has an album in it called "Dark Tower Signed/Limited and has 13 photo's in it.

All look great

Daghain
03-07-2009, 11:31 AM
I haven't been able to upload anything taken with my camera to this site in a long time. I'm guessing it has to do with file size, although supposedly that is not supposed to be a problem. I have no problem uploading those same images to Photobucket or to DBF's website. I can upload anything taken with the computer's built in camera and pretty much anything I swipe off the 'net to use for a sig/av.

Patrick
03-07-2009, 01:03 PM
I have no problem viewing photos from work or from home. I use Photobucket for my own uploads.

Daghain or Matt, can you post a link in here to whatever thread discusses how to use the Gallery? Thanks.


EDIT: I just remembered we have just such a thread in the Tutorials subforum right here (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=447).

e_taylor
03-07-2009, 04:17 PM
I think I figured it out Matt. It must be something to do with filesize, because if I post it to a site like photobucket, then save that smaller file it will allow me to post it. Weird!

Matt
03-07-2009, 06:54 PM
I haven't been able to upload anything taken with my camera to this site in a long time. I'm guessing it has to do with file size, although supposedly that is not supposed to be a problem. I have no problem uploading those same images to Photobucket or to DBF's website. I can upload anything taken with the computer's built in camera and pretty much anything I swipe off the 'net to use for a sig/av.

That's odd Daggers because I can't see any kind of problem with it at the moment.

I do go in and size every picture I take with my camera down because the hig resolution makes them like...2450x3000 or some huge number like that.

I'm sure the Gallery has a max size set somewhere but if you are under 1000X1000 (this is actually pretty big for posting) it should load up. Also, if the file is really large, it takes a long time to get on there depending on traffic at the site and connection speed.

jhanic
03-08-2009, 10:30 AM
I just had a rather weird experience. I was in Calvin's Corner and hit the "back" button to get back to the main Palaver page. When I got to that page, all the "envelope" icons on the left showed grey. I then noticed that I was no longer logged in. I logged in, and everything is back to normal. Any idea on what happened?

John

Daghain
03-08-2009, 10:50 AM
Gremlins?

I have no idea. That is weird.

Matt
03-08-2009, 11:50 AM
No idea John, it must have cleared cookies on you. :panic:

Glad all is well now.

CRinVA
03-09-2009, 09:10 AM
No idea John, it must have cleared cookies on you. :panic:

Glad all is well now.

That made me laugh out loud! :-)

jhanic
03-09-2009, 09:52 AM
Girl Scout cookies??? :drool:

John

Woofer
03-26-2009, 04:19 AM
Is cursing allowed in member titles? There is a title I'd like to use, but I don't want to offend. I assume it is not, so I am asking. The word in question is "Muthafucking" because "Motherfucking" won't fit with the other characters.

Thanks.

Brice
03-26-2009, 04:22 AM
I'm gonna' leave this for one of the directors to make a ruling on. I'm not sure that it's been brought up before really.

Hannah
03-26-2009, 05:54 AM
Woofer, we don't allow profanity in member names, or larger than 10 pt font in member sigs, but titles are okay as long as it doesn't break any other policies. :D

Woofer
03-26-2009, 06:15 AM
Thank you! I checked the FAQ, but I didn't see it. Admittedly, however, I am distracted with Itty Bitty missing, some other personal issues, and work pressures. The image is definitely not NSFW or NSFBSK, but the title is so much more awesome if I can use profanity. I'll explain why when I change it, but that'll be later. Thanks again!

Jon
03-28-2009, 01:22 AM
An odd thing... the "+" sign behind names of my contacts on the "Who's online" list used to be black...now they are all purple.


No big deal to me.

Hannah
04-01-2009, 07:40 PM
:unsure: They were always purple Jon.


:P Actually, I have no idea what color they were before I went in and changed it specifically to freak you out.

Jon
04-02-2009, 12:01 AM
They were friggin' black.


Why do I notice dumb shit like this but miss which car I drove to the store. Tougher to look for your car in a parking lot when you have TWO possibilities.

Hannah
04-02-2009, 06:48 AM
I believe you that they were black, and have no idea why they are now purple. :)

As for your cars, tie a colored ribbon around the antenna. That'll help. Maybe. :panic:

Matt
04-02-2009, 07:01 AM
It's just to freak out the normals. :lol:

<--has no idea

jayson
04-02-2009, 07:19 AM
As for your cars, tie a colored ribbon around the antenna. That'll help. Maybe. :panic:

Nah, then he'll just think that changed color too. :P

Hannah
04-02-2009, 08:21 AM
As for your cars, tie a colored ribbon around the antenna. That'll help. Maybe. :panic:

Nah, then he'll just think that changed color too. :P

:lol:

The ribbon on my antenna used to be black and now it's purple! :panic: /Jon

:huglove: Just teasin' ya, Jon.

sarajean
04-02-2009, 08:26 AM
i'm not seeing purple!

Jon
04-02-2009, 08:15 PM
i'm not seeing purple!


Because you have no friends!!!:P

Jon
04-03-2009, 10:13 PM
They're friggin' BROWN now...what are you trying to do to me???

Brice
04-04-2009, 03:40 AM
Well Jon, the thing here is we (the staff) had a meeting...we flew from all corners of the world to discuss it and we decided that the way to resolve the issue is to change the color daily just to mess with your head. :P

jhanic
04-04-2009, 05:23 AM
:wtf:

John

Jon
04-09-2009, 09:38 PM
Well Jon, the thing here is we (the staff) had a meeting...we flew from all corners of the world to discuss it and we decided that the way to resolve the issue is to change the color daily just to mess with your head. :P


Sooo...now some are purple and some are brown...you have acomplished your goal!

(Why...I'm not anal at all!!)

sarajean
04-09-2009, 09:53 PM
jon...are you using IE? when i'm on IE on the laptop, i see what you're talking about, but it's not like that when i use firefox on the desktop.

i only noticed it cos my visitor messages were multi-coloured.

Jean
04-09-2009, 09:58 PM
for some reason, I cannot see the pictures I post

obscurejude
04-09-2009, 10:04 PM
Did you change browsers by chance Jean? That happened to me not too long ago. So far, I've been able to see all of your pictures from my computer and I run firefox.

Jean
04-09-2009, 10:10 PM
No, I am still with my old Opera, and the problem only started last night. I don't think I changed anything. Maybe bearwife did, though.

obscurejude
04-09-2009, 10:11 PM
I wish I knew more about computers. Sorry you're having troubles. Maybe Corey will happen by your post soon. :couple:

Matt
04-10-2009, 04:26 AM
Hmmmmm...you can only not see pics you post?

Can still see others?

Jean
04-10-2009, 04:41 AM
yes, that's what drives me crazy! http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/bearmood_confused.gif

Jon
04-11-2009, 02:54 AM
jon...are you using IE? when i'm on IE on the laptop, i see what you're talking about, but it's not like that when i use firefox on the desktop.

i only noticed it cos my visitor messages were multi-coloured.


Yesss...thats it! IE at work and Mozilla at home...thats why I think it keeps changing!

sj is a gen..gan..gon... a very smart person

sleeplessdwarf
07-23-2009, 07:01 AM
The New Post link has not worked for me for days now. Is this limited to just me? I can go into each thread, but I commonly use the new post feature more than staying in one specific thread.

turtlex
07-23-2009, 07:12 AM
Jason - That's weird. It's been working for me. Did you try logging out - clearing your temporary internet files - and then logging back in? That usually does it for me if I get unexpected results when reading threads.

sleeplessdwarf
07-23-2009, 07:25 AM
Thanks. I'll give that a shot.

sleeplessdwarf
07-23-2009, 07:31 AM
Logged out, cleared cookies and cache but no luck. Maybe it's a browser issue with FF.

Randall Flagg
07-23-2009, 08:30 AM
I use FF, Safari, and IE, and all work for me (with this issue).

sleeplessdwarf
07-23-2009, 10:49 AM
Very odd. All links work other than new post and unread post under my username. Obviously the problem is on my end, so I will keep trying to figure it out.

sleeplessdwarf
07-23-2009, 04:22 PM
Just figured out that those are not the only links. It won't allow me to vote in polls either. And it does not even bother to time out. it just stays in motion. I think I have a virus, but I'm not sure why it would cause problems mainly on these issues. If anyone has some tech ideas, feel free. :D

Matt
07-23-2009, 10:37 PM
I will make sure to check your group and user settings but I think you may be right, sounds like it's on your end. :(

Ricky
08-26-2009, 06:55 AM
Can someone explain to me why my post count just decreased by 40+? :arg:

Matt
08-26-2009, 07:24 AM
That would happen if someone deleted a thread or if a popular thread was moved to the non topic forum. Since posts are not counted in those, that could be the problem.

Ricky
08-26-2009, 08:43 AM
Thanks Matt. I figured it would be because something of a post large quantity was deleted/along those lines.

herbertwest
09-15-2009, 07:03 AM
Not a problem... but i was wondering what is being used to open the pictures in such a nice "software" ?

I still have the same question, with the attached picture.
ie : http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=3927&page=11
message #261

i guess it's some kind of photosoftware installed IN the forum?

Matt
09-15-2009, 07:32 AM
??

Not sure what you mean, pictures posted to the site?

herbertwest
09-16-2009, 04:34 AM
For the pictures attached to a message... they gets opened in a black "windows" which hide everything else.

eg : http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=3927&page=11
thread with Jerad's ad (from Centipede)

Matt
09-16-2009, 05:45 AM
Ah, I see what you mean. That is vBulletin's internal viewer for pics that are actually uploaded to the forum database. We don't see it often because members are encouraged to use a hosting service for pics in an effort to keep the size of the board manageable.

herbertwest
09-17-2009, 03:53 AM
ah ok... :-(
i know that lilja have the same thing on his website. gonna ask him ;-)

Hannah
09-18-2009, 09:49 AM
Not a problem... but i was wondering what is being used to open the pictures in such a nice "software" ?

Do you mean the software the site uses when you attach a picture to a post?

herbertwest
09-19-2009, 04:26 AM
No, i meant the way that pictures opens in a black window

eg : on this link (lilja' s website) (http://www.liljas-library.com/article.php?id=1688)


he gave me the answer though. thanks anyway :-)

jhanic
10-14-2009, 06:18 AM
Hi guys,

There's some kind of problem in my Collections thread (jhanic proofs) somewhere between posts #36 and 40. Whenever I try to look at that those posts, all I get is a plain white screen--no posts whatsoever. (I usually have my number of posts displayed at 40, but I did some playing around and narrowed it down to one of those five posts.) All the other pages are fine. This happens whenever that range of posts is displayed, whether the number of posts per page is five or 40.

Please help!

John

turtlex
10-14-2009, 06:20 AM
John -

There have been a random spattering of "white page" issues popping up lately, in different threads and forums.

Matt is aware and will be addressing as soon as possible.

~ Pam

jhanic
10-14-2009, 06:56 AM
Thanks, Pam. I've noticed this for about a week now. It seems to be there all the time.

John

turtlex
10-14-2009, 07:01 AM
Yes, unfortunately, it's popped up a few times... and doesn't go away.

( in the Comic Tower - in the King Related Comic Price Guide thread for instance )

There's a technical issue someplace. Matt is working with the hosting company.

Daghain
10-14-2009, 07:23 AM
Yes, and if he doesn't get anywhere with them, I sense an ass-kicking road trip to the host site in my future.

Anyone want to come along? :evil:

Mr. Rabbit Trick
10-14-2009, 07:50 AM
Yes, and if he doesn't get anywhere with them, I sense an ass-kicking road trip to the host site in my future.

Anyone want to come along? :evil:

Count me in.

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/563/boot.jpg

Daghain
10-14-2009, 08:57 AM
Nice! :lol:

Matt
10-15-2009, 12:12 PM
:lol:

In an effort to fix this, I will be disabling all "plug ins" on the site Saturday night. These are the extras we have like the casino and member map (among many others). So if you are here, don't freak out.

Also, vBulletin has released their next version (4.0) which will be required on the site very soon. I figure that will fix it for sure but we do have some very old add ons here so those may need to be dealt with somehow in the process. :thumbsup:

As always, I will do my best to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Daghain
10-15-2009, 12:33 PM
Good luck, Matty! If I'm around I'd be happy to test stuff for you if need be. :)

Matt
10-20-2009, 12:59 PM
Well, I finally got up the chain at our server people and spoke to a really nice guy who walked me through some things. In the end, it isn't their fault. :lol: (of course)

Our wiki program is having a glitch and causing the white screens randomly on the board. The only option for a fix is to turn it off but then we will lose our wiki formating in the catalog and Towerpedia!

So I am coming up with a solution that includes changing the entire system. The wiki program is called "NuWiki" and is so unsupported now if you search that on google, the announcement on this site that we use it is the first hit. :lol:

So for now, we have to live with the white screen but I'm going to fix it soon.

LadyHitchhiker
10-20-2009, 02:18 PM
http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=1508&highlight=parodies&page=1
I can't reach this page :(

Jon
10-20-2009, 02:25 PM
http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=1508&highlight=parodies&page=1
I can't reach this page :(


:cry::cry:

Matt
10-20-2009, 03:23 PM
Well that sucks, having a deep affect it seems. We may have to do something sooner than the big release. :scared:

Jean
10-20-2009, 11:00 PM
http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=1508&highlight=parodies&page=1
I can't reach this page :(
what was there? I have just randomly checked the TBack Index of Authors, and all links seem to work.

LadyHitchhiker
10-21-2009, 09:10 AM
It won't work on my computer. It's the fist page of the parodies thread. Still not working today :(

All I get is a white screen when it FINALLY loads.

The other three pages in the thread work, but not the first one :(

LadyHitchhiker
10-21-2009, 09:11 AM
All I get is a white screen when it FINALLY loads.

Jean
10-21-2009, 09:22 AM
it's the same for me when I try from the main index; it works, however, when I access it from your entry in Index of Authors in TBack: the purple link to Poetry, Parodies, Songs, etc goes directly to Page 1.

Poetry, Parodies, Songs, etc (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=237)

P.S. Have just checked, it works from here too.

LadyHitchhiker
10-21-2009, 11:31 AM
Yeah, but those are two different threads. The one that's just named Parodies is the one that's most up to date. I asked for the two to be merged a long time ago, and it didn't happen. The Poetry, Parodies, songs, etc.,. hasn't been used in a long time, as you can see, and so I'm missing the first page of my real parodies thread.

Jean
10-21-2009, 11:56 AM
Yeah, but those are two different threads. The one that's just named Parodies is the one that's most up to date. I asked for the two to be merged a long time ago, and it didn't happen. The Poetry, Parodies, songs, etc.,. hasn't been used in a long time, as you can see, and so I'm missing the first page of my real parodies thread.
yes, I see now! you're talking about the ones that are in End-World > Odd's Lane! No sweetheart, I don't know what happened there; we should ask an End-World mod

LadyHitchhiker
10-21-2009, 12:26 PM
Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope that page wasn't erased??????????????????? :panic:

Daghain
10-21-2009, 12:28 PM
No, it's there. We're just having some server issues at the moment. Try to be patient - we're working on it. :)

Jon
10-21-2009, 08:18 PM
Server...malfunctioning...cannot post in complete sentences...


http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff79/walterodim_photos/herostruggle.jpg

ola
10-22-2009, 09:24 PM
Is it worth reporting spam threads to a mod, or does that usually get caught soon anyway?

http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=9462

Daghain
10-22-2009, 09:26 PM
We do appreciate the heads up, but yes, generally 99.9% of the time Roland catches them. :D

FYI: In your case, you got him before Roland did. :D

BANNED!

Jon
10-23-2009, 06:54 PM
To the clearing at the end of the path with you, spammer!!

You have forgotten the face of your father!

Míchéal
11-03-2009, 05:05 PM
I'm having a problem with this >>>> http://thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=9506 It wont leave my unread posts list thingy and it says there's six replies but I see none. Not a major annoyance, just thought i'd say.

Randall Flagg
11-04-2009, 06:43 AM
That thread presented problems when merged with another thread.
The six posts are in another thread, so I deleted the problem one.
Try now and advise.

SkippyD023
11-09-2009, 10:25 AM
I am having a problem trying to attach an image to a post. I know there was a thread not to long ago that talked about how to do it but I was unable to find it. I thought I used to have an option when posting to attach an image but I do not see that option anymore. Any help refreshing my memory would be appreciated.

Daghain
11-09-2009, 10:36 AM
I believe we turned attachments off, but I'm not 100% sure. You can host it in the gallery or offsite somewhere and post it as an image link. Directions are here (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=6133).

Roehcai
01-14-2010, 12:13 AM
Sorry for this noob question, but is there an option here to see if there's been new posts / replies only in the threads I've posted in? I know there's a 'unread posts' link but that covers all threads..

Thanks!

Odetta
01-14-2010, 07:17 AM
You could go to your profile and under "statistics" it shows what posts you have made... clicky clicky from there!

alinda
01-14-2010, 07:43 AM
I often just use the tool new posts, and when some one new has posted in a thread I
have been in, I go there to read what's been posted. Hello and welcome to
the site Roehcai! :couple: it's great to meet you. Remember there are no wrong questions
that's what we are here for. Let us know anytime you need answers, or anything at all.


Now, where to merge this ?
Maybe here? http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?p=477977#post477977
That would be in your sector O?

gsvec
01-14-2010, 10:39 AM
Hi, Roehcai - and welcome to the site!

Another option you might want to consider is subscribing to threads you're interested in. Then you can click on User CP in the upper left, and only your subscribed threads will show there. That's what I've done. Once I read through those, I check out all the other new posts. You can unsubscribe to threads, too, so if you change you're mind down the road it's easy!

Bev Vincent
01-14-2010, 10:41 AM
I just click on New Posts and then look for the threads that have the icon that says I've posted in a particular thread.

Roehcai
01-15-2010, 12:24 AM
Ok, those are some good hints. Thanks you guys, and thank you for the welcome! It seems we are well met! :)

BROWNINGS CHILDE
01-15-2010, 01:02 AM
Or you could just post in every thread.:dance:

Odetta
01-15-2010, 07:09 AM
I often just use the tool new posts, and when some one new has posted in a thread I
have been in, I go there to read what's been posted. Hello and welcome to
the site Roehcai! :couple: it's great to meet you. Remember there are no wrong questions
that's what we are here for. Let us know anytime you need answers, or anything at all.


Now, where to merge this ?
Maybe here? http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?p=477977#post477977
That would be in your sector O?


Isn't this more of a technical question, tho? It's not really about where to find a thread.

Brice
01-15-2010, 07:13 AM
Or you could just post in every thread.:dance:


Or read every post? ...but who would do that? :unsure::ninja: :lol:

Daghain
01-15-2010, 01:20 PM
Um...I think we BOTH know the answer to that. :lol:

Brice
01-16-2010, 11:06 PM
:unsure: :lol:

turtlex
04-19-2010, 02:35 AM
Hey Matt - I was having some issues loading photos to the Gallery yesterday and now I apparently have 7 images in my queue... ( that's what she said )

I'm not really sure what that means, but could you please clear them out when you get a chance. I'll try uploading the pics again today. I think they might have been too large ( again, that's what she said ).

Matt
04-19-2010, 03:12 AM
Sure Pam, I'll take care of it as soon as I wake up this afternoon. :huglove:

turtlex
04-19-2010, 03:58 AM
No hurry. Sweet dreams, boss, have a good rest.

east-tennessee
06-16-2010, 10:48 AM
Q's...When I click on the insert photo tap I get a warning that this site is using a scripted window and I must agree to allow it...

Also I've noticed when I'm viewing the site logged-in I cannot see photos in posts, only links to open the photos...But when I'm not logged-in and viewing the site I can see photos in posts...strange

any help would be appreciated...

Brian..

turtlex
06-16-2010, 11:27 AM
Hi Brian - Some of this sites areas are for members only, so that could be part of your problem. The other part might be when people host photos HERE ( you can upload them to a gallery ). If you aren't logged in, you probably can't see them.

Matt
06-16-2010, 12:32 PM
Q's...When I click on the insert photo tap I get a warning that this site is using a scripted window and I must agree to allow it...

Also I've noticed when I'm viewing the site logged-in I cannot see photos in posts, only links to open the photos...But when I'm not logged-in and viewing the site I can see photos in posts...strange

any help would be appreciated...

Brian..

That seems the opposite of what it should be Brian. The only problem I have ever known with photos is what turtlex said and if your job actually blocks the site it is hosted on (photobucket)

Photos uploaded to the site (Gallery) should always be viewable

The first part of your post is true. We prefer that instead of trying to use the "upload attachment" feature at the bottom of the posts you "host" your pics in the gallery or off site. It saves on database space for the forum.

If you can give me a specific example of a pic you can't see, I might be able to help out more.

east-tennessee
06-17-2010, 10:48 AM
Yes the site gallery is always viewable.

It's when I'm logged in and reading posts I cannot see uploaded photos, what I see is the link to click on to open a new window with the photo,,,such as imageshack, photo bucket, farm 5 ect....an example is the last page of Your new pride and joy in calvins corner..when I'm logged in all I see is links to open to look at the photos.

When I log out and view as a guest I can see the photos...strange..

This is the same on both my home and work computer..

Thanks Brian

Randall Flagg
06-17-2010, 05:32 PM
What browser (and version) are you using?
If you have software that blocks 'malicious' sites, it could be inadvertently blocking content from this site.

Brice
06-18-2010, 02:54 AM
...but we're not malicious. :(

east-tennessee
06-18-2010, 03:32 PM
both computers use internet explorer 8.
windows xp operating system.

it's just strange that eveything looks fine on the site untill i log-in.

no big deal, i usually view the site not logged in untill i want to post a reply anyway.

thanks brian

Jon
06-18-2010, 09:11 PM
both computers use internet explorer 8.
windows xp operating system.

it's just strange that eveything looks fine on the site untill i log-in.

no big deal, i usually view the site not logged in untill i want to post a reply anyway.

thanks brian




POST MORE

Matt
06-18-2010, 09:22 PM
both computers use internet explorer 8.
windows xp operating system.

it's just strange that eveything looks fine on the site untill i log-in.

no big deal, i usually view the site not logged in untill i want to post a reply anyway.

thanks brian

I'll check your group Brian to make sure you are in the same one with the rest of the members but it does sound like it might be local somehow. We'll keep working on it.

Mo-linoDeViento
06-29-2010, 08:15 PM
Hi,

I didn't really know where to ask this and if anything can be done, but I was wondering if there is a way to avoid the dozens of notices that I have to "dismiss" manually (and individually)? They show up on every page, between the banner and the rest of the forum, and, quite frankly, are a bit annoying. :/ Hate to say that, being new and all, but I know I'd enjoy my time here a lot more if there was a way to, at the very least, dismiss them all at once instead of one at a time, waiting for the page to reload in between.

Thanks! :cowboy:

Jean
06-30-2010, 01:51 AM
the easiest way to get rid of the notices is to vote in the polls they indicate

Brice
06-30-2010, 06:03 AM
Yes, if you don't wish to dismiss them manually voting is your only other option I know of.

Bev Vincent
06-30-2010, 06:18 AM
If you're quick enough, you can hit dismiss on several of them at once. They don't always all "take," but usually I can dismiss at least three or four at a go, which cuts down on the wait time.

Matt
06-30-2010, 06:23 AM
Hi,

I didn't really know where to ask this and if anything can be done, but I was wondering if there is a way to avoid the dozens of notices that I have to "dismiss" manually (and individually)? They show up on every page, between the banner and the rest of the forum, and, quite frankly, are a bit annoying. :/ Hate to say that, being new and all, but I know I'd enjoy my time here a lot more if there was a way to, at the very least, dismiss them all at once instead of one at a time, waiting for the page to reload in between.

Thanks! :cowboy:

There is actually a reason it is set up the way it is. The notices are purposely "in your face" because we really want people to vote. It is just as easy to click the link and vote as it is to dismiss.

We hold a complex poll to see which one of Kings books is the best once a year and we like to get as many votes as possible.

If a person absolutely positively does not want to vote, they can dismiss but I really wish they would use the link to vote.

Jean
06-30-2010, 06:45 AM
why should anyone prefer dismissing to voting anyway? voting is fun, while dismissing is a drudge

and, Mo-linoDeViento - where you vote you can also post, you know, and read what other people/animals have posted, and this way integrate into the community the quickest and easiest way possible

Daghain
06-30-2010, 07:53 AM
Yeah, it's only for a couple months, and then they'll go away again. But, like bears said, voting is MUCH more fun than dismissing them. :D

Mo-linoDeViento
06-30-2010, 01:06 PM
If it's only once a year, I think I can deal with it. It's a bit of a nuisance now because of a slow internet connection, but we should be getting that fixed in a few weeks. With a slow connection, it's more time consuming to vote on all of them, and less time consuming (though still very much so) to just hit dismiss...a dozen times...every day. :P

But you raise a very good point about getting involved in the site that way, so I'll be voting on a few more now...

Thanks! (Sorry if I sound like I'm whining, by the way.)

Hannah
06-30-2010, 06:19 PM
No worries! We know the notices can be a bit of a drag for people who aren't voting, but have no other way of reminding people to vote. :D

By the way, the notices should only have to be dismissed once per notice. So while you may see a lot of notices up at once (my fault, as I usually create all fifteen notices on one day instead of doing five per day like I should), once you dismiss each one they should go away for good.

Welcome to the site, Mo-linoDeViento!

jhanic
07-10-2010, 04:33 PM
I've noticed today that I cannot put in any "smilies" into my posts. When I click the [More] button for the smilies, I get a refreshed page of the one I'm on, but no separate window for the smilies. I also cannot double-click a thread to indicate that I've read it. Just nothing happens.

John

Matt
07-10-2010, 04:35 PM
Hmmm...that is interesting. I have done a few tests and didn't run into a problem.

Do you use the quick reply box or click "Reply"? If the quick reply, do you see smiliey choices lining the bottom of the box?

Could you post a screen shot of what you are seeing maybe?

jhanic
07-10-2010, 04:41 PM
No need for a screen shot--I just don't get any response whatsoever. The listings on both the quick reply screen on the bottom and the regular reply on the right side are both there. When I click on one of the smilies, the cursor disappears. I don't know if that means anything or not.

John

jhanic
07-10-2010, 04:46 PM
I just rebooted my browser and the problem went away. :thumbsup:

John

Matt
07-10-2010, 09:20 PM
Yay! That is the best problem I have had all year John. :rock:

Merlin1958
07-25-2010, 07:35 PM
Thought this might be worth noting:

Yesterday, the link in my favs list stopped working. It took me to some kinda "search" thing but wasn't google or anything familiar. It happened to Dolso as well. We both went to the SKcollector site and got on through his link. Then I deleted the old one and replaced with a new "Add to Favorites" after clicking thru the Collectors link. Evrything went peachy after that.

Then today, I got a email notice of a posting in a subscribed thread and the post was not there!!

I don't know if these things are indicative of bigger problems or worth looking into, but I thought I would just pass them on to TPTB to ascertain their relevance.

:cool:

Matt
07-25-2010, 09:13 PM
I keep getting reports of people that cannot access the site so they will not benefit from this but we did have a problem with the company that controls the registration for our domain name. The site has about 3 different "services" that need to be paid every year and I missed the email on this one.

They deactivated the domain. Site was taken off line and replaced by a search engine/advertisement page.

It is all fine now and I can access the site with all major browsers so I'm not sure where to go with the people that can't get on. I am going to keep researching it of course.

If anyone that can access the site has someone that cannot asking them about it, please have them contact me at: mattrayne@thedarktower.org

Thanks everyone. :borg:

Merlin1958
07-25-2010, 09:25 PM
Ahhh!!! So my post did some good?

Amazing!!!

Cool Beans, Matt. We figured it out, but I'll do what I can, when I can.

jhanic
07-26-2010, 11:20 AM
Thanks for the email address, Matt. I've been having problems off and on all day today--sometimes I can get on, other times not, other times I'm on, then try to refresh the screen or go to a different thread and get kicked off.

John

Daghain
07-26-2010, 12:15 PM
That's happening to me today, too. :(

Sam
07-26-2010, 08:18 PM
I've had issues the last two days, but finally got on about 11:30pm Eastern.

Letti
07-26-2010, 11:02 PM
I've had issues the last two days, but finally got on about 11:30pm Eastern.

:couple: Nice to see you here again.

Sam
07-27-2010, 04:24 AM
I've had issues the last two days, but finally got on about 11:30pm Eastern.

:couple: Nice to see you here again.

It's nice to be seen.

alinda
07-27-2010, 04:26 AM
So what happened?:grouphug: Oh hell, it hardly matters we're back now! :grouphug:

Daghain
07-27-2010, 06:23 AM
Matt forgot to pay the bills. :lol:

Jean
07-27-2010, 06:30 AM
::alarmed::

do you think it is funny? do you think it is funny? do you think it is funny?!!

::panics::

Daghain
07-27-2010, 06:34 AM
Yes, I do. It wasn't intentional and he caught it right away. I think it's happened to most of us at one time or another. :D

No worries, bear - they wouldn't sell the site name out from under us that quickly. :couple:

turtlex
07-27-2010, 07:18 AM
I was more worried about hijackers than them selling the site. :cry:

Jean
07-27-2010, 07:37 AM
and I was sure it had something to do with me being here in Russia! all kinds of frauds are possible here. I didn't even know my friends had the same problem - recently, as some may remember, my hotmail account crashed, and took away all my addresses, so I couldn't even email anyone! of course I didn't think of facebook - bears never think of facebooks - but I got to a Russian forum and asked a guy to check it for me, just to make sure it wasn't my comp. He said he got the same picture, and I started to install yahoo messenger to try to find anyone and to complain that some Russian crooks have done something unspeakable... Thank God everything resolved just after I googled yahoo messenger download and just stepped aside for a sec to re-check our site. Thank God for time zones!!! if I had to live with that horror all day long, like my overseas friends, I would have gone raving mad!!!

Brice
07-27-2010, 04:30 PM
If mischievous russians or any other evildoers dare to fuck with this site they will have ME to contend with. Naturally they haven't a chance.

Anyhow, any time the site is down anyone and everyone is welcome to contact me by any means and I'll find out what I can.

Sam
07-27-2010, 05:41 PM
Senior Bear, I have a tiny piece of advice for you in case anything similar should happen again... REMEMBER FACEBOOK!! :P

Jean
07-27-2010, 09:16 PM
I already remember the Alamo, isn't it too much to ask of a bear?...

BROWNINGS CHILDE
07-27-2010, 09:52 PM
I'm a Texan, and sometimes I forget about the alamo.

Brainslinger
08-18-2010, 06:31 AM
Hi,

I keep getting a warning about Malware when I access various threads. This has only started happening over the last four weeks or so.

I'm using Windows Vista and the Google Chrome web browser.

Randall Flagg
08-18-2010, 03:22 PM
I just was able to 'recreate' that using Google and the Chrome browser, however I so far have only encountered it when clicking a link that led to the site. When I am logged into the site, I have yet to encounter the problem.
I'll discuss it with the PTB for a fix.

Brainslinger
08-18-2010, 06:00 PM
Thanks Flagg.

Matt
08-19-2010, 10:24 AM
I'm not sure what this is but I will look into it, if it is coming up all the time while browsing the site, that is not good obviously.

The "warning" I got forwarded to me is actually an A+ rating on the site by Google. They say we are not dangerous in any way.

This site does not distribute Mal ware or any other type of solicitor content. If you receive a warning that says otherwise, I would love to see it.

It is a free resource of King information and we go to great lengths to make sure members aren't spammed or put at risk when they visit. I will look into why Chrome is sending the report but the report itself is simply information about how safe the site is from what I can see.

:grouphug:

Bev Vincent
08-19-2010, 11:15 AM
I'm using Windows Vista and the Google Chrome web browser.

What antivirus software? Another message board had users reporting something similar using Avira Antivirus, which seems sensitive to certain links and banners in messages or signatures.

Brainslinger
08-19-2010, 11:37 AM
What antivirus software? Another message board had users reporting something similar using Avira Antivirus, which seems sensitive to certain links and banners in messages or signatures.

I'm using Avast Antivirus.

I've been using it for a while but it updates regularly. Maybe one of the updates is causing this?


The "warning" I got forwarded to me is actually an A+ rating on the site by Google. They say we are not dangerous in any way.

This site does not distribute Mal ware or any other type of solicitor content. If you receive a warning that says otherwise, I would love to see it.

Okay. The same thing just happened and here is a cut and paste of the message:


Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer!
The website at www.thedarktower.org contains elements from the site www.thedarktower.org, which appears to host malware software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer.
For detailed information about the problems with these elements, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for www.thedarktower.org.
Learn more about how to protect yourself from harmful software online.

The 'diagnostic page' mentioned above actually links here (http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/thumbs/E_T_Kissing.JPG&client=googlechrome&hl=en-GB).

I hope that helps.

Bev Vincent
08-19-2010, 11:43 AM
I suspect someone posted an image that is hosted on another site that is suspect. The same thing happened on King's message board recently.

Daghain
08-19-2010, 11:49 AM
That's what it looks like to me, too.

Matt
08-19-2010, 12:03 PM
What antivirus software? Another message board had users reporting something similar using Avira Antivirus, which seems sensitive to certain links and banners in messages or signatures.

I'm using Avast Antivirus.

I've been using it for a while but it updates regularly. Maybe one of the updates is causing this?


The "warning" I got forwarded to me is actually an A+ rating on the site by Google. They say we are not dangerous in any way.

This site does not distribute Mal ware or any other type of solicitor content. If you receive a warning that says otherwise, I would love to see it.Okay. The same thing just happened and here is a cut and paste of the message:


Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer!
The website at www.thedarktower.org (http://www.thedarktower.org) contains elements from the site www.thedarktower.org (http://www.thedarktower.org), which appears to host malware – software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer.
For detailed information about the problems with these elements, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for www.thedarktower.org (http://www.thedarktower.org).
Learn more about how to protect yourself from harmful software online.The 'diagnostic page' mentioned above actually links here (http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/thumbs/E_T_Kissing.JPG&client=googlechrome&hl=en-GB).

I hope that helps.

That does help, I wish they were more specific about what they found. I suspect Bev is correct because I think that actually happened here once too. An image hosted on another site but linked here.

Still looking into it.

Edit--

I'm actually a little confused because if you follow the insturctions on the website to get a current report, this is what I receive:

Safe Browsing

Diagnostic page for www.thedarktower.org

What is the current listing status for www.thedarktower.org?

This site is not currently listed as suspicious.
What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 268 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2010-08-19, and suspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90 days.
(http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=AS:4323)
Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, www.thedarktower.org did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.
Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

Randall Flagg
08-19-2010, 12:25 PM
I googled 'Taylor Cujo Guitar'. When I click on the Images selection, the number one image is of my guitar, the picture is hosted by this site. Give it a try, it will give the Malware warning.

Matt
08-19-2010, 02:14 PM
You are correct, it does. I really don't like that at all because even if you follow all of their links their own report says..."no, its fine". <_<

I'm not sure if you can even talk to a real person at google.

Matt
08-19-2010, 02:34 PM
I searched for information on this and it seems like it happened to A LOT of websites. Google's definitive answer on if the site is safe or not it at this link.

http://www.unmaskparasites.com/security-report/?page=www.thedarktower.org

The also have other tests you can run against the site, anyone can do it. They all say the site is fine and I'm hoping whatever Google did will clear itself on their next data refresh.

I am 99.9% sure the site is not infected in any way and they say you can turn off this notification in Chrome by going "under the hood" (whatever that means).

So I will keep an eye on it, please keep reporting instances. Seems like google screwed up and people can probably avoid the whole thing by using Bing or Yahoo for a while if they are browsing from a search engine.

Randall Flagg
08-19-2010, 04:36 PM
Are any members here getting the 'malware' warning when they are actually logged in and browsing the site, or is it only when attempting to click through a Google search result?

Jean
08-20-2010, 01:54 AM
about a minute ago the site refused to post my quick reply in the mods forum, under some security pretext which I immediately forgot because of being panic-stricken. I was able to post after refreshing the page, though

herbertwest
08-20-2010, 07:42 AM
Are any members here getting the 'malware' warning when they are actually logged in and browsing the site, or is it only when attempting to click through a Google search result?


Yeah, via Chrome, AT WORK.

exemple of links :
http://thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?p=534952#post534952
http://thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?p=535514#post535514

there was also the thread that we are on..

Brainslinger
08-21-2010, 06:09 PM
Are any members here getting the 'malware' warning when they are actually logged in and browsing the site, or is it only when attempting to click through a Google search result?

For me it's actually clicking on threads, but not all of them all the time. Ironically clicking on this very thread brings up the warning!

Edit- oh okay. herbertwest just reported that. ;)

Matt
08-21-2010, 09:09 PM
It is the browser you guys, it is really sensitive to something the site is doing but we are not hacked.

The link above shows how Google officially feels about he site and if you search the phrase the warning brings up, it happened to all kinds of sites that are browsed through google.

herbertwest
08-22-2010, 07:51 AM
Yeah, but it's quite annoying.
What if Google consider you (in the SERPs) as dangerous?

A few people could decide to do not come...

Matt
08-22-2010, 12:44 PM
I understand that and it is pissing me off no end but I can't actually call google. :lol:

They have a data refresh about every ten days and I'm hoping it will be over after that. And Chrome can go f**K itself. :rock:

Brice
08-22-2010, 02:32 PM
I understand that and it is pissing me off no end but I can't actually call google. :lol:

They have a data refresh about every ten days and I'm hoping it will be over after that. And Chrome can go f**K itself. :rock:

Is this the official site position? Shall we put it in the marquee? :dance:

Brice
08-23-2010, 12:02 AM
I've noticed today that I cannot put in any "smilies" into my posts. When I click the [More] button for the smilies, I get a refreshed page of the one I'm on, but no separate window for the smilies. I also cannot double-click a thread to indicate that I've read it. Just nothing happens.

John

Did this ever get resolved for you, John?

ICry4Oy
08-23-2010, 11:15 AM
Regarding those malware warnings - I've got them also. I use IE8 and both McAfee and PC Tools Spyware Doctor. McAfee never gives me warnings but Spyware Dr. does. So I ran a test.

I scanned and came out clean with McAfee.

I scanned with Spyware Dr. and cleaned out all the "infections" which were just low priority cookies.

I opened my browser to my (yahoo) home page and scanned with Spyware Dr. again - came out clean.

I logged into this site, opened one random thread *this one* and logged off and closed my browser and ran Spyware Dr. again.

Found and removed one "infection" - apmebf.com cookie. It was flagged as "Known_bad_site, Threat_level: low"

I googled it later and the reviews are mixed, to say the least!

Anyway, with a clean system again, I opened my browser and set the security level to HIGH (Tools/options/security/internet zone).

I then logged back into this site and opened the same thread, logged off and ran the scan again. It came out clean! The only problem with a HIGH security setting - after logging in did not automatically redirect me and when trying to post I had the same smiley problem John mentions above. Also could not log into Facebook or a few other sites. So I set my Internet Zone security back to MEDIUM HIGH.

As a test I came back here and logged in, opened this thread, logged out and scanned again and got the same cookie.

I don't think it is dangerous but a lot of spyware and antivirus software seems to think it could be or could be easily hacked.

.....my 2 centavos...
:pirate:

Matt
08-23-2010, 03:33 PM
Wow! Thanks for that test man, that gives me all kinds of info I can use. :thumbsup:

Matt
08-23-2010, 04:09 PM
I am finding some very interesting stuff on that. Seems we may have an image here this is hosted on that site. I may have to create a site wide announcement to see if anyone visits that apmebf.com

Randall Flagg
08-24-2010, 05:57 AM
Delete the image?

Daghain
08-24-2010, 08:30 AM
That would be my suggestion.

Brainslinger
08-24-2010, 12:06 PM
I linked to the home page and this time it actually listed all the problem images. As it's a generated page I don't think I can link to it, but it's basically a bunch of jpgs! I suspect, as Matt has said, it's Google being finicky though.

For your information, these are the images listed:

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/thumbs/boobs.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/668/thumbs/Joe_Hill_Fake_Signature.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/668/thumbs/Tom_Savini.png
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/510/thumbs/GUNSLINGER_face.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/510/thumbs/DOTT_SL_Face.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/510/thumbs/DTIII_SL_Fcaedj.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/510/thumbs/W_G_trade_face.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/510/thumbs/WOTC_trade_face.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/510/thumbs/SOS_trade_face.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/510/thumbs/TDT_trade_face.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/official.jpg

Those boobs at the top look quite dangerous to me! Hee, hee.

Matt
08-24-2010, 04:15 PM
Yay! Just what I needed Brainslinger. Thank you. :clap:

CyberGhostface
08-24-2010, 04:57 PM
Am I the only one getting warned about malware whenever I visit the forums? It's been happening consistently for a couple of days now. :panic:

razz
08-24-2010, 05:49 PM
What OS/firewall/antivirus?

Randall Flagg
08-24-2010, 06:59 PM
This is being discussed in the Technical questions about the site (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=22)
thread.

Randall Flagg
08-24-2010, 07:04 PM
Interesting. Web nanny's are on high.

Matt
08-25-2010, 05:21 PM
I'm still working really hard to figure this out everyone. I have all kinds of information and may need to take the site off line for a few hours on Friday morning. Not sure about that yet.

I will make a banner to announce it if I do.

Brice
08-25-2010, 05:24 PM
I'm still working really hard to figure this out everyone. I have all kinds of information and may need to take the site off line for a few hours on Friday morning. Not sure about that yet.

I will make a banner to announce it if I do.

Allow me to be the first to say-


:panic: :panic: :panic: :panic: :panic:

Daghain
08-26-2010, 08:15 AM
I concur.