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@GCAdmin1 ...Site Help needed

Discussion in 'Admin Announcements and Site Help' started by greco, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. The usual way a forum goes.

    It is started and becomes successful as a community.
    The owner gets tired of the job after years of working it.
    A group of uninterested profiteers buy it to make money.
    They make changes that kill off the community.
    Forum community dissolves.
     
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  2. LexxM3

    LexxM3 Gold Member

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    One more step, GCFRI.COM ...
     
  3. GCAdmin1

    GCAdmin1 Administrator

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    Hey guys

    Sorry for being MIA. Email notifications failure meant I didn't realize folks were trying to contact me

    We're working on repairing issues, but folks should know that if you are trying to embed an image that is being hosted on another site, and that site doesn't have a SSL certificate (no HTTPS at the front of the url) then certain browsers are going to block those images, Chrome and Firefox being the most notable. They have security features that will prevent the communication from "insecure" sites. Older browser like IE have lower security settings, and let those images show.

    Bottom line is, this is being done on the browser end of things, outside our ability to change

    Kevin
     
  4. LexxM3

    LexxM3 Gold Member

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    With all due respect, Kevin, when one experiences a) working external images in a post, then b) not working, then c) working again within the course of 24 hours, on the same post, and using the same browser (as one of several types of experiences being reported, including by myself), your root cause analysis can not be accurate.
     
  5. GCAdmin1

    GCAdmin1 Administrator

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    Fair enough.

    The examples I'm looking at in this thread are linking to sites that have SSL certs, but appear to be invalid, or improperly set up

    https://grannygremlin.com/images/no...man-The One/AsArrived/IMG_20180622_224051.jpg

    So if that hosting site is also having some issues, that would explain the comings and goings. But if you have a specific example in mind I'll take a look.

    Sidenote: if you go to that link, you should get a warning about privacy. If you then OK the site and proceed despite the warning, the images show here. You've given your browser permission to make an exception. I don't know of a way to do that with non HTTPS sites though

    Kevin
     

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