Is Anyone Else Having Problems With Forum?

Discussion in 'Help Requests' started by Janice Martin, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Janice Martin

    Janice Martin Well-Known Member
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    For a long time I couldn't get in, it was like I was locked out- typed in login info, but instead of logging in, it bounced back to the main page. When I didn't receive response to contact form, I wondered if I'd been banned without notice. After I did a SystemRestore I was able to log in this time, but it still says connection is not secure and login info may be compromised. Has anyone else had these experiences, or know what's going on???
     
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  2. Ken Anderson

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    Nothing is going on with your account.
     
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  3. Janice Martin

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    Any guess on what could be causing these problems?
     
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  4. Ken Anderson

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    There's nothing going on with the server. Everything is in working order, unless it was a temporary glitch that fixed itself or that someone at the server site fixed before I was even aware of it. I have come across similar errors from time to time, but not here. Usually, when I refresh the browser things are working well again.
     
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  5. Janice Martin

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    Every computer I've had in recent years tends to go squirrely during the weeks before and after the time changes (daylight savings). They do all kinds of weird things.
    So maybe the problems are on my computer, but I have no idea what the reason is.
     
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  6. Gloria Mitchell

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    I noticed when I signed in yesterday..a message came up....Not a secure server ?
     
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    Not having a problem at all.
     
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  8. Chrissy Cross

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    I'm not either but I'm on an iPad all the time or my iPhone. I don't think I've been on a computer on this forum ever.
     
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    Now that, is weird o_O
     
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    I have noticed that I connect slower sometimes, and even have to try 3-4 times before the page will open, and if I do get a message it says connection to the server was lost. However, this seems to be a general issue that I have and not specific to this forum, and I blamed it on my internet connection with AT&T.
    Since I also only use my iPad, like several of us here do, I do not usually have the same kinds of erratic behavior that you get from a computer.
     
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  11. Chrissy Cross

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    I have the same issue as you, Yvonne. Connection to server lost but then I can't connect anywhere.

    Also have AT&T for my internet.
     
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  12. Yvonne Smith

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    I had not had much of a problem with this until about the time last year when they did that thing about turning the internet over to the UN, and it seems like since then, there has just been more problems online. Not only connecting; but I think that the searches are not bringing up as good of results as I used to find (although that might be my imagination).
    I remember we were discussing this problem about the United States giving control of the internet to the United Nations on this forum back when it happened.
    We switched from Comcast to DirecTV about a year ago, and it came with the AT&T internet, and it worked just fine at first. It seems like the connection problem happens more and more often now though.
    Does it seem like it is getting more frequent to you, too, @Chrissy Cross ?
     
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  13. Chrissy Cross

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    I switched to Direct for my TV last year but I've always had the bundle and it's still a bundle with Direct TV. Yes, the problem has happened very frequently this last month...almost every other day and sometimes a few times a day.

    Thankfully it doesn't last long and just going to my settings and clicking on wifi again fixes it.

    Sometimes I'll get a message after it's fixed but I don't remember the wording but something about an error occurred...
     
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  14. Yvonne Smith

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    That is a great idea ! I have been restarting the iPad when it starts not connecting, and that always takes a while. Just reconnecting the wifi would be much faster; so thank you very much for that helpful hint, Chrissy !
     
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    Ive always done it this way because I hate shutting down and restarting...too many places I have to re-enter my password.

    It takes a few seconds til your home network shows up but then just click on it, I don't even bother putting in my wifi password because it will connect without you doing it...sometimes it asks, just ignore or hit cancel.
     
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    Early this morning I had trouble logging in and it's not the first time this has happened either. Since my daughter and her husband live in a rural area like I do they don't have the best options for Internet service either and so many times a window will open and say the connection took to long, or no internet service and I have seem the no secure connection too. I don't think it's on Ken's end but with the lousy internet services we are stuck with for now. I also had trouble getting my posts to post this morning.
     
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    Once again trying to in sign it...says not a secure sever. And trying to type on here is an issue. Delayed typing ... like it sticks. Seems to only be on here. A secure server starts with https// and has a key at the end...so what is going on i wonder .
     
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  18. Chrissy Cross

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    I do sometimes have delayed typing but it's not on here...usually a proboards forum.
     
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    Going to hop off here check something out...let you know if I have any answers later.
     
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  20. Ken Anderson

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    Online forums are dependent upon accessing the forum's database over and over, so any little glitch in the connection, anywhere between where you are and where the forum's server is, can cause an error. If the forum's resources are stretched due to too much activity at one time, the chances of an error are increased. We have way more resources here than our membership suggests but someone doesn't have to be logged into the forum in order to add to the demand on resources. DOS attacks on the forum will increase the demand. I get errors here sometimes, but I also get them on Facebook, Minds, and on other forums that I go to.
     
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  21. Gloria Mitchell

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    This is what bothers me : in secured sites the address would read -https://...and many times end with an S...meaning a secure site. Not sure why this site does not have that. The only real way to at least secure yourself more is to have a complex password.
    Any site can be hacked as we all know The only real problem for me at the moment......call me weird..is outsiders being able to read our posts...just think this bad...even though they must sign in to post, they should not be able to read posts either.
     
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  22. Chrissy Cross

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    Most forums, unless they are private let non members read. People will seldom bother joining a forum unless they can read it beforehand.
    I'm not worried about this forum being hacked....what info is on here that most don't already know about me?
     
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  23. Ken Anderson

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    We wouldn't get any new members if it were closed. As @Chrissy Cross says, most people want to read for a while before creating an account, plus closed forums shut the search engines out too, so it wouldn't even be found on searches.

    When we get to be a few years old, I might set up a private area of the forum for members who have been around the longest.
     
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  24. Frank Sanoica

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    WTH is a "secure server"? And, what consequences might present due to an "unsecure server"?

    Baffled by the new technology, I am.
    Frank
     
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  25. Patsy Faye

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    I like that idea Ken :)
     
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