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    • #3764
      So Far From Heaven
      • Total Posts: 9,880

      Hi all. After both seeing and hearing about a problem in Chrome loading ‘unauthorized’ scripts at login, I went on a merry little journey to find out just what the hell was going on. I noticed that the ssl socket layer wasn’t being forced and that led me to what it was all about.

      After a few hours of tracing things I discovered that our ssl was ‘disabled’.

      So, I got busy and about two hours later (somewhere around 11 pm local) I had the problem fixed.

      So, here is what I suggest every member of JPR do TODAY sometime.

      Log out of JPR. You can do it. You can live without it for at least 10 minute.

      Clear your browser history and memory cache.

      Manually type into your browser’s url bar. DO NOT take autofill or use any bookmarks.

      Update your bookmark for JPR once the site is reached but you haven’t logged in. If you don’t know how to do this, then just delete any existing bookmark for JPR and add a new one where you are at this time.

      That should ensure everyone gets a secure site to use. Make good and sure your browser shows https:// and/or shows the locked lock symbol in the url bar when you are in JPR.

      If you can’t seem to be able to get this, send me a PM.


    • #3771
      Ohio Barbarian
      • Total Posts: 25,015

      So far so  good.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

      • #3874
        Lord Thomas
        • Total Posts: 1,040

        I been using Chrome and up until yesterday it said “Not Secure” in the left side of the address bar.

        Now I got a padlock. Good job.

    • #3784
      • Total Posts: 54

      I logged in to JPR 03 the first time using my long time Bookmark and got the above message.  Firefox’s suggestion was to check if the log in had the https:// added…and sure enough my old log in didn’t have it.

      If anyone has had a problem with Firefox logging in–this should work.  Maybe some other browsers have the same problem if you are using an old bookmark:

      Just add the following and redo your bookmark and this should work.

      Manually type into your browser’s url bar.

    • #3835
      • Total Posts: 4,413

      right click the image below and select View Image then print

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

      Warning DO NOT CLICK HERE!
    • #3903
      99th Monkey
      • Total Posts: 204

      just to function on a website.  Clearing browser history scares the crap out of me.  I did this once at the insistence during Mary’s last days, on JPR 2, and I still have not recovered fully from the seemingly endless repercussions of that move; and now I’m being told to do the exact same thing (which did NOT help me the first time BTW).

      I am thinking of just getting lost for a month or two to see if you guys get this sorted out so JPR is genuinely accessible in a normal kind of way, you know like other sites such as Reddit or (gasp! dare I say it) sv.   Not that I’m going there but geeez … this transition from 2.0 to 3.0 is majorly disorienting for me and there seems to be no end to it.

      ON EDIT: Needless to say, I DO totally appreciate what the new overlords are doing i.e. the investment of time, energy & moola .. I guess this is just a rant to help cope with my profound disappointment with how the site has become nearly useless to me, because I love being at JPR soooo much.

      • #3970
        So Far From Heaven
        • Total Posts: 9,880

        Here is what you need to do.

        When you use your bookmark to go to JPR, make sure that your browser shows it as a secure site. THere are two ways to do this in Chrome, the url (website address) should read or there should be a closed and locked lock icon just to the left of that.

        If either of these is shown, you don’t need to do anything further. So, if you have the secure site icon or forced https url, then there is no need to mess with your browser history or any of that stuff.

        If you like, I can take a snapshot of my browser when I go to JPR and show you what I mean, and if you have IE or Opera, I can show you a snap of those as well.

        Just tell me what you need for help.

        • #3979
          99th Monkey
          • Total Posts: 204

          Also to be clear, this is about my being an already lame techno-dummy who is finding it increasingly difficult to navigate life in general, this just being one aspect of my diminished capacity.

          So given that I’m on a mac running Safari (Not Chrome), do I still need to do what you suggest in your reply?  I’ll wait for your reply before I do anything else.

          Thanks so much ..

          • #4025
            So Far From Heaven
            • Total Posts: 9,880

            I’m totally clueless about Apple stuff. However, @deadpool is a expert at them so I am calling him here to see if there is anything you need to do.

            Science and Apples don’t mix. So we only learned Windows and Unix.

          • #4135
            • Total Posts: 5,325

            I use Chrome on the Mac but I opened JPR with Safari the other day because I was having some issues with posting on Chrome.

            I just opened JPR with my Safari browser and it has the padlock icon beside the Jackpine bar. And I didn’t take any spe cial measures…it seems to be secure already. Check your address bar – very top of the screen when you log in – and see if you have the padlock. In this case the padlock symbol comes Before the address.

            Hope this helps.

            (Hope it posts!)

      • #4450
        Ohio Barbarian
        • Total Posts: 25,015

        Shows you how to clear cache on a Mac using the Safari browser. I recommend going until you find a drop down box so it only clears the cache, and not your passwords or anything like that. Probably under an “Advanced” function.

        Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

        The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

    • #4384
      • Total Posts: 1,027

      At the log-in page the lock at the left of the url always has a yellow stripe and if you click it says that some of the images on the page are not secure. After logging in the lock is green with no warning.

      “A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves” ~ French philosopher Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903-1987)

      • #4387
        So Far From Heaven
        • Total Posts: 9,880

        What OS and browser are you using?

        I have to know so I can start a trace on the issue.

    • #4412
      Leftward Swing
      • Total Posts: 48

      I use Opera

      Follow me on Twitter! @LeftwardSwing

    • #4781
      • Total Posts: 153

      All along I have had a little lock in front of the https://.   When I click on it the drop down box tells me that the site is secure. I am using an HP laptop and Chrome. The first day after the switch to 3.0 the site would not let me log in or register. The next day it allowed me to log in with my usual name and password. Other sites that have updated have caused me much more grief than Jackpine has. Whoever is pushing the buttons deserves a pat on the back and a large piece of pie for doing such a great job.  Thanks !!


      • #5007
        • Total Posts: 11,957

        What happens is that I click Submit, and the post just stays at the bottom, apparently blocking all further posting.

        Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

        • #6012
          • Total Posts: 4,606


          “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
          - John F. Kennedy

          "The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
          - George Orwell

          "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
          - Jiddu Krishnamurti

          "Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information."
          - Idries Shah

          "A riot is the language of the unheard."
          - Martin Luther King

    • #6079
      • Total Posts: 329

      I have a Chromebook at home, which keeps itself updated automatically.  At work, however, we had a Java update this past week, and a couple earlier in the month.  It had been a while since an update had appeared, but there has never really been any pattern to the frequency  that I have seen.

      If someone missed an update, could that create problems for them using this site?

    • #6084
      General Disarray
      • Total Posts: 134

      If the https:/ and lock are already visible am I good to go?

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