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by theOptom
Tue May 26, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: 25th May 2020 outage - back online
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

25th May 2020 outage - back online

Apparently there was a security certificate issue which resulted in a database configuration issue so the site had to be reset to the last backup which was from early yesterday it seems. Let me know if any issues. If you get intermittent issues you may need to clear cache/cookies and/or wait till fu...
by theOptom
Sun May 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020

I have noted that every now and then there is an unusually large number of visitors to the site which likely means a hack/spam attempt. I imagine this happens to many forums on a regular basis. As a result if the login problem happens again let us know by email https://theoptom.com/email_admin.jpg (...
by theOptom
Tue May 12, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020

Forum software has been upgraded now. Any issues let me know.

If anyone has issues logging in use the link at the bottom of the page to delete cookies then log in again.
by theOptom
Mon May 11, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Logging on
Replies: 42
Views: 18496

Re: Logging on

Good to hear fagin. The programmer said there was a dictionary hack attempt recently in which numerous usernames and password combos are tried until they succeed. No breaches to report but it would have triggered some security settings. It is recorded in the database log for a while so previous atte...
by theOptom
Mon May 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Logging on
Replies: 42
Views: 18496

Re: Logging on

Try it now. Elements of the database have been reset.
by theOptom
Mon May 11, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020

The upgrade will go on in the background while the forum can still work. It will complete later.
by theOptom
Sun May 10, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Logging on
Replies: 42
Views: 18496

Re: Logging on

It will be looked at during the upgrade.
by theOptom
Sun May 10, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Logging on
Replies: 42
Views: 18496

Re: Logging on

I will get the programmer to look into this when the forum upgrade is done. It may disappear with the upgrade but we'll have to wait and see. Edit: I just realised it could be due to the recent surge in visitors to the site (probably some sort of spambot/hack attempt) which then triggered some secur...
by theOptom
Sun May 10, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Logging on
Replies: 42
Views: 18496

Re: Logging on

Yes that is the issue I got recently. It went away for me though. I assume you also mean recently?

And are you saying this doesn't happen on mobile devices?

Chrome?

As I said I cannot follow up without details.
by theOptom
Sun May 10, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Logging on
Replies: 42
Views: 18496

Re: Logging on

Hi all, I recently started to get intermittent login issues (but only from the homepage screen). I never changed anything on my end so asked the host to investigate which they are currently doing. They said they never changed any server setting. I cleared my cookies using the link at the bottom of t...
by theOptom
Fri May 08, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020

:D

Stay safe meyed
by theOptom
Thu May 07, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020

Yes, weekly, in addition to the daily backup by the host.
by theOptom
Thu May 07, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020

Scheduled forum upgrade to latest software is planned to take place in the early hours of Monday 11th May 2020. Should be minimal downtime, perhaps few hrs. If after the upgrade you experience any problems please post them here or email: admin (at) theptom (dot) com Thanks. (if no issues after a whi...
by theOptom
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Another crash
Replies: 60
Views: 31632

Re: Another crash

Hi mtp, barryd, feel free to post (or pm me) a better worded message that you feel is more persuasive. It can always be used in the next mailshot.
by theOptom
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Responding to adverts..
Replies: 6
Views: 5641

Re: Responding to adverts..

Please note destructive posting is against the forum rules. If a member is reported for this then action can be taken. If no report, no action taken (Unless I happen to read the post. I don't read every post on the forum). Large commercial chains should see here: https://theoptom.com/viewtopic.php?f...