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Any progress with this annoying issue?


  1. For some reason, this forum automatically adds that "s" to every link, whether you put it there or not. That is a failing of this forum, not the destination.
    @GCAdmin1 Can this not be changed? It is a huge frustration! Thanks.

    greco, Feb 18, 2019EditReport
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    Remove the "s" in "https:" from the link. For some reason, this forum automatically adds that "s" to every link, whether you put it there or not. That is a failing of this forum, not the destination.
    In this particular case, it is about 90% VerticalScope forum setup fault and 10% destination site fault. While the automatic switch to https for all linked sites by this forum has been a serious setup problem since the great certificate fiascos of 2018 (after similar great fiasco of 2017), in this case, the target site does, in fact, have an SSL certificate, albeit an incorrect one, resulting in the “unsafe” browser messages.

    Regardless, per @greco, the invalid automatic change of posted URLs to https issue is at least a year late to be properly fixed by @GCAdmin1.

    LexxM3, Feb 18, 2019Report
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The link didn't work for me either.

Just appreciating and supporting the dedicated work of @keto
 
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In Firefox I can reload a page with clear cashe by pressing Shift + Control + R. They still are not working.

Just for the record some of the slow loading and endless working is still happening as of last night.
 

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So this issue... there was some confusion. Apparently, this is done by design, but not strictly by choice. When a site has a SSL certificate, and a non-SSL site attempts to communicate with it, most browsers shut down the communication as a security feature. Chrome and Firefox are prime examples of this behavior and it's why images from non secure sites won't show here anymore.

We've started (and this part is new to me which is why I didn't say before) to force ALL links to be https. This bug was actually a feature. We're doing so for 2 reasons. First, leaving insecure communication avenues on the site is a security hole, and second, I'm told that Chrome and other browsers will soon start blocking non secure sites, so we're doing this ahead of the change.

Bottom line: the links on site will continue to be loaded https. Sorry for taking so long to come to the conclusion

Kevin
 

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Is there any chance that "insecure" simply means "not us".

Sorry to suspect conspiracy, but big-fish-eat-little-fish seems to be the standard business model these days.

Correct me, I know nothing.
 

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No. Or at least.... it's not a conspiracy on our part. If Google has ulterior motives I can't prove them, but they really led the charge on HTTPS conversion. The threat of getting your site demoted in Google Search rankings is not taken lightly

But really it's just meant to make things more secure. Less chance of anything being stolen if all communication is encrypted

Kevin
 
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