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Seiko7A38
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Most readers probably haven't even noticed, but as of this morning, this site is now allegedly secure. Yes we've finally gone from plain old 'http' to 'https'. :o


I supect Webs didn't do this voluntarily or willingly - and as usual they left it till the last possible moment when they had to - to maintain the integrity of their remaining customers' websites. Apparently they've been rolling out this upgrade since last Wednesday. Although I received Zero prior notification it was coming to ours.


There is a (TOTAL LACK OF) Community Support topic which refers:


http://support.webs.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360018326272



Note the part of a sentence I've underlined in red:


there may be other technical challenges that occur that we will work to promptly resolve.


Going by past experience, I'd take the second part with a big pinch of salt. :roll:


July 30, 2018 at 12:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Since this morning's 'upgrade', I've discovered that a couple of admin functions (connected to the approval of and management of members) no longer work. Hence my recent update to this other thread.


However, of bigger concern to me, right now, is what is going to happen to all the literally 1000's of non-https links that I have embedded in my posts over the last 6½ years. Even if the links were actually https (e.g. eBay), I previously had to embed them as http, because this site didn't support https. Will they still work ? :/


Even now today, if you use the link symbol in the post composition header bar, by default, it still adds a new link as http rather than https, FFS !! :mad: The complete and sheer incompetence of our Webs host never ceases to amaze me !! :roll:


http://CallingWebs.com-this_is_a_test-You_failed-AGAIN


July 30, 2018 at 1:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I've just discovered something else that's broken and it really p!sses me off !! 


Reference the sentence in Eric's post:


Any site that has custom HTML that is HTTP will be affected by this and will need to update content to HTTPS.

The forum clock has gone missing from the Home page !! 


July 30, 2018 at 2:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I'm posting this from my work PC (which uses IE as as browser rather than Chrome) - as a test, which thankfully appears to have worked. :)


Readers may have noticed a distinct lack of new posts by myself over the last 36 hours or so. As of about 1:30pm on Tuesday I found myself logged out on my home PC. Tried to sign back in, but it won't let me. It's not having any of it. Keep getting the usual Webs default error message: Hmm... Let's try that again. Believe me I have - DOZENS of times !! I traded a few IM's with Webs Online Chat support later on Tuesday afternoon. Apparently the problem is 'widespread'. :(


FWIW, I've left a couple of choice comments on a pre-existing aptly titled topic on Webs (TOTAL LACK OF) Community Support forum:


https://support.webs.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360010199672-MEMBER-LOG-IN


Incidentally nor can I currently access the Members page (at all), even though I'm signed in on this work PC. No surprise it also returns Hmm... Let's try that again. So there's evidently something seriously amiss with the members database. :/


August 2, 2018 at 3:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Looks like Webs finally fixed the Login problem overnight. :)

August 4, 2018 at 4:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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