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jema
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 17 4:39 pm    Post subject: downsizer forum now on a secure connection  Reply with quote    

should stop browsers whining.

jema
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 17 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or mostly anyway, some images from our members are on http which will cause warnings.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 17 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is it time we got rid of banner ads? Most of them are dead anyway

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 17 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Is it time we got rid of banner ads? Most of them are dead anyway


If we are going to ask that kind of question, is it time to properly take stock of where we are at, and where we are wanting to go?

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 17 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
tahir wrote:
Is it time we got rid of banner ads? Most of them are dead anyway


If we are going to ask that kind of question, is it time to properly take stock of where we are at, and where we are wanting to go?


Steady on now

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 17 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just clicked the Merionwen ad, there seems to be a bit of Polish (?) up on the blog there. From a year ago. Time flies!

Edit - "From The Hills" is now apparently a slightly goth band.

jema
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 17 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Is it time we got rid of banner ads? Most of them are dead anyway


I think its reasonable to say that downsizer.net needed to get with the times on security, it is only reasonable that people who want banners are asked to do the same.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 17 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
is it time to properly take stock of where we are at, and where we are wanting to go?


Not with you, most banner ads lead to dead/non existent pages. What are we taking stock of?

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 17 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
tahir wrote:
Is it time we got rid of banner ads? Most of them are dead anyway


I think its reasonable to say that downsizer.net needed to get with the times on security, it is only reasonable that people who want banners are asked to do the same.


Yep.

I think we need to ask people that still want a banner ad to confirm that they're happy with their banner and that it points to the right page.

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 17 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Would it make most sense to simply kill banners that break us, and to put up a new thread re-advertising the banner service with the new rule.

It would take ages to chase people down.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 17 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yep

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 17 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We need to notify those people too

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 17 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

a while back my system refused to accept most of the banner ads , a new style might be better.

i dont mind ads as such but i do mind any that might lead to " odd" places rather than where they are/were supposed to go to.

more secure and stable seems a good idea, apart from serious counter intel protocols no form of communication is secure but sensible precautions against the likes of phishing, ransomware, data harvesting, scammers etc and using basic security measures is worth learning to make adjustments to details of everyday operations.

being "banned" for a proxy switch for a non DS tab while still connected to DS on the browser was a bit of a shock the first time it happened but having such protocols in place makes sense

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