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Old 02-06-2020, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Forum update this week - SSL

This week you will see a small change in the address bar of your browser as we move to an all SSL platform. (more reading here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPS)

For a long while now the forum login pages (where password info is passed) have been secure (httpS) but as noted by many, the rest of the site was not. We had delayed updating the entire site because there are thousands of links in posts to offsite images that are not https and those images might break (not display in posts). As those links recede in the rear-view mirror with the passage of time, we're hoping this will not be a major problem for forum readers. Look for the little lock icon in your browser address bar this week.

If you are an app user and run into trouble after the update, you may need to remove and reinstall the app.
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Old 02-12-2020, 03:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No reason really to do this Janet... You just cause possible connection problems with some browsers... (Non standard and some older ones in use)

No reason to force SSL on a site like this..... We are not sending codes to a silo here..

The site was fine the way it was


However thank you Janet for all you do here @ techist,I have always liked it
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No reason really to do this Janet... You just cause possible connection problems with some browsers... (Non standard and some older ones in use)

No reason to force SSL on a site like this..... We are not sending codes to a silo here..

The site was fine the way it was


However thank you Janet for all you do here @ techist,I have always liked it
If your browser has SSL issues, then it's too old. Most sites nowadays run SSL even if they're not transmitting sensitive data. It's just the way the web is moving (which is for the better).

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It's probably because search engines rank sites that have full SSL higher than sites that don't... Thus less money from advertising that the owner will get.
Yup...
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