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Title: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on December 13, 2011, 01:03:30 pm
Please post Forums technical problems here.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Basquo on December 13, 2011, 01:28:30 pm
The forums look different, there is no forum roster out to the left just stats, and Quendalon is online. Is there a problem? New software?
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: newt on December 13, 2011, 02:05:54 pm
The new edition makes my avatar kinda squashed on the sidebar but not in posts
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on December 13, 2011, 02:21:52 pm
squished avie to the left :o and now everything starts much, much further down the page. I haven't decided yet if the awesomely cuter emoticons ;D :o ;) make up for having to scroll further down to reach actual content - but the color scheme is nice.

Are you going to be able to add words to spellcheck yet?
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on December 13, 2011, 02:22:50 pm
The forums look different, there is no forum roster out to the left just stats, and Quendalon is online. Is there a problem? New software?

Yep, we've upgraded the Forums from SMF 1.1 to SMF 2.0. Functionality, on the user side of things, shouldn't change all that much, though we did reintroduce the ability of members to "ignore" other members (you can do this by clicking on the person's profile and either adding him/her to your ignore list (or buddy list, as they case may be). Other than that, the upgrade provides a lot of functionality on the back end of things, including reCAPTCHA registration requirements to help us weed out spam bots (we've been dealing with between 200 to 300 spam registrations on a daily basis).

The new edition makes my avatar kinda squashed on the sidebar but not in posts


Yep, I see that too. Will see what I can do about that.

Tim
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on December 13, 2011, 02:30:43 pm
though we did reintroduce the ability of members to "ignore" other members
w00t! I might just use that some now  ;)

I do like the way quotes look. (although in the reply function right now, all the left sidebar has disappeared.)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: wolfter on December 13, 2011, 03:26:32 pm
Not so much a technical problem as a colorblind problem.  Is there a way to change the color hues?  I can barely differentiate the colors and everything seems to bleed and blend together?
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: newt on December 13, 2011, 04:51:57 pm
Yer think what is a link and what is not kinda fey in distinction
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Raf on December 13, 2011, 05:13:36 pm
Yikes, the forum looks somewhat different now.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: edfu on December 13, 2011, 06:20:03 pm
The Welcome message appears on every single page, and I can't get rid of it.  And how do you go from one subject thread to another, since they aren't listed anymore in the left-hand column (e.g., from "Living with..." to "Off Topic")?   
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on December 13, 2011, 06:52:18 pm
The Welcome message appears on every single page, and I can't get rid of it.  And how do you go from one subject thread to another, since they aren't listed anymore in the left-hand column (e.g., from "Living with..." to "Off Topic")?

To close the Welcome message at the top of the Forums, simply click on the box in the subhead bar to collapse the window:

(http://www.aidsmeds.com/images/ForumsWelcomeScreenshot.jpg)
I'll get the Forums index back into the left frame.

Tim
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Joe K on December 13, 2011, 07:47:56 pm
Any chance on changing the red color of the forum titles?  Red is just too suggestive for this type of forum, IMHO.  Even black would look better.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: OneTampa on December 13, 2011, 08:01:14 pm
Wow!  Things look different! I have a 32 inch monitor and still have to scroll and look around to kind of get familiar with the new layout and color scheme. I'll try out the functions as I go.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on December 13, 2011, 09:49:23 pm

I'll get the Forums index back into the left frame.


Look for a << symbol in the upper right-hand corner of the index if your index is appearing across the top of the page. Click on the << symbol and the page will reload, putting the index back on the side.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on December 14, 2011, 12:34:23 am
Click on the << symbol
I don't have that symbol :'( and only have "user", "stats" and "search" in the left column (which is totally gone during posting a reply)

on forum listing on the left, no << symbol
(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/leathermanmikie/am_photos/forum01.jpg)

no left column during posting
(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/leathermanmikie/am_photos/forum02.jpg)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: spacebarsux on December 14, 2011, 01:30:00 am
I don't like the red colour for the forums headings. Little icky.

Also, I haven't figured out how to move straight from one forum to the other. If I wanna go straight from "Off Topic" to "Living With" for example??
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 14, 2011, 02:05:27 am
I don't like the red colour for the forums headings. Little icky.

same color as the type in your avatar, darling
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: BT65 on December 14, 2011, 04:44:57 am
Look for a << symbol in the upper right-hand corner of the index if your index is appearing across the top of the page. Click on the << symbol and the page will reload, putting the index back on the side.

I don't have this symbol.  Any chance the topics will be put back on the left side?
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on December 14, 2011, 06:58:07 am
I don't have this symbol.  Any chance the topics will be put back on the left side?

Sorry, my mistake. Some of my pages are a little different due to being a mod. :o
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on December 14, 2011, 07:23:44 am

Also, I haven't figured out how to move straight from one forum to the other. If I wanna go straight from "Off Topic" to "Living With" for example??

Use the "Jump to" drop-down box at the bottom of the page, in the lower right-hand corner.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 14, 2011, 10:06:04 am
Use the "Jump to" drop-down box at the bottom of the page, in the lower right-hand corner.

That's not very useful -- it's extremely cumbersome to scroll WAYYYYYYYYYYYY down every time you need a certain function. What moron SMF web designer would place that down there?

If Timothy H. has the abilities to move that box somewhere up top it would be great.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on December 14, 2011, 10:31:36 am
That's not very useful -- it's extremely cumbersome to scroll WAYYYYYYYYYYYY down every time you need a certain function. What moron SMF web designer would place that down there?

If Timothy H. has the abilities to move that box somewhere up top it would be great.

Workin' on it now.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on December 14, 2011, 02:41:49 pm
I've coded a Forums Index for the left panel and it will appear on all pages in the Forums. Note that I've made the Forums Index and Stats blocks collapsible - just click on the "-" or "+" signs in the header box for each to open or close them.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on December 14, 2011, 02:44:40 pm
Thanks, Tim.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Since2005 on December 15, 2011, 12:00:10 am
Are you going to be able to add words to spellcheck yet?

Second that as in same question.

Function wise, this may be better, but design wise, I liked the previous version better. Or may be I will forget the first one soon and get used to with this one.

Question on the ignore option, that would only work for PM or on the thread also? Just a question

Since (who wonders if he will be talking to himself soon)

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: WillyWump on December 15, 2011, 12:17:42 am
I've noticed that now when creating a new PM the "To" field isnt auto-populated with names as you type. I now have to type in the full name (and remember exactly how that name is spelled).

Not a huge issue mind you, but if its an easy fix it would be nice to have that back again.

great job so far Tim and co. !

-Will
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Growler on December 15, 2011, 01:13:27 am
I'm using firefox 6.0
I'd just finished adding a photo to my profile and then I clicked on the "Show Own Posts" link on the profile edit page.


I was then taken to the following page:

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?action=profile;u=71147;area=showposts


The page was blank except for the following message:

Incorrect key file for table './adms_forums/smf_sessions.MYI'; try to repair it


GROWLER

Addit: Just clicked on the page link and this time it worked perfectly, went straight to my own posts.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on December 15, 2011, 08:03:10 am
Are you going to be able to add words to spellcheck yet?

We've had problems with PHP spell checkers in the past. Are going to try one out on another community forum before rolling it out here. Will hopefully have a functional spell checker available here early next week.

Question on the ignore option, that would only work for PM or on the thread also? Just a question

Good question, actually. If anyone has gone ahead and put others on their "ignore" lists, could you let me know -- privately -- if you're still seeing Forums postings from those individuals?

I've noticed that now when creating a new PM the "To" field isnt auto-populated with names as you type. I now have to type in the full name (and remember exactly how that name is spelled).

I'll look into systematic autofills, but your own computer's cache should do a good job of recalling names you frequently type into the "to" field when sending a PM.

Tim 

P.S. I realize it's never easy getting used to SMF upgrades and I appreciate everyone's patience and feedback. If anyone notices anything particular useful about the upgrade, from a user's standpoint, please note tips and tricks as well. And I will say that from a admin/mod standpoint, the upgrade is already proving to be a blessing. Instead of waking up to 150-plus account approvals to weed through, this morning we had a grand total of six account reviews pending.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Bad Girl on December 15, 2011, 09:28:04 am
Hi everyone, this is Bad Girl, Ann's bitchy alter-ego. She only brings me out when there's new software to play with, so I haven't been seen in these forums since around 2006 when we first switched from FuseTalk to SMF.

Remember what Ann said about there being >> or << symbols? Well, we do all see them, but we plebs only see them in our profile pages. (and that stupid bitch was wrong about anyone seeing them in the general forum pages - duh!) You'll find them next to our profile info, which may be showing to you as a middle column, or it may be showing as a bar at the top.

If you see a bar, clicking on << will change it to a column. If you see a column, clicking on >> will change it to a bar. Personally, I prefer a column; your mileage may vary.

I checked out the ignore function. I had to go into my profile and under "modify profile", I clicked on "buddies/ignore list". Once I was on that page, I clicked on the ignore tab. Then I added that smarmy git newt and came back to this thread.

I could still see that newt had posted, and I could also choose to see his post. I admit it, I was weak and peeked at his post, even though I ignored him. What am I like? Sheesh!

Now heads up, everyone. If you put someone on your ignore list, not only will their posts be blanked out (with the option to view), but they will also not be able to send you PMs.

HOWEVER - and this is where it may get confusing....

If you only want to ignore PMs, you can go into your profile under "modify profile" and click on "look and layout". On that page, in the list of changes you can make you'll see "Hide messages posted by members on my ignore list". If you un-check that box you'll see their posts, but not their PMs.

You can take a member off your ignore list by going into your profile, going to your ignore page, and clicking on the red X that appears next to their name.



Another thing that is different now is that EVERYONE'S email address is hidden.

Let me repeat that - EVERYONE'S email address is now HIDDEN.

If you want members to be able to email you anyway, go into your profile, click "modify profile", click "account settings" and check the box that says "Allow users to email me". If you do this, the member who emails you will not be able to see your email address. You then have the choice of whether or not to email them back, using your account and allowing them to see your address.

This is what it says in the SMF help pages: Allow users to email me - A member may choose to allow other members to contact them via email. The forum does not reveal the member's e-mail address, but instead provides a contact form.

If there's any other questions members may think I can help with, please ask in this thread. It can be handy being a moderator's alter ego! :D

In badassness,
Bad Girl
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on December 15, 2011, 09:33:58 am
Bad Girl, as you and others can now see, you're under a warning for calling me a stupid bitch. You didn't really think you'd get away with it, did you?

Folks, this is a new function that we mods are currently creaming ourselves over. We're still figuring out exactly how it works, and we won't be using it here until we are sure how it works. The fine folks over in Am I Infected will be our first guinea pigs. When we know exactly what we're dealing with on a practical basis, we'll make all the necessary changes to the Welcome Thread and let people know.

As Tim says, we appreciate everyone's patience and feedback.

Ann
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Bad Girl on December 15, 2011, 10:16:51 am
I mean it!
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: wolfter on December 16, 2011, 12:01:52 am
I must be the only person who is having an issue with the colors.  It's no secret amongst all my peers that I respect, the issues I have with my eyes.  I really don't like the background colors.  Black and white work great ;D 

Greg
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: buginme2 on December 16, 2011, 12:30:10 am
At the bottom of each page is a drop down menu that allows you to click It, select the topic (such as Living with HIV) and then it jumps to that category.

If you are using an Iphone (which is usually how I view the forums), the drop down menu only lists the topic you are currently viewing, all the other choices are missing.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on December 16, 2011, 07:47:39 am
I must be the only person who is having an issue with the colors.  It's no secret amongst all my peers that I respect, the issues I have with my eyes.  I really don't like the background colors.  Black and white work great ;D 

Greg

Greg, I understand you have issues with your eyes. (I'm astounded at the fortitude with which you have dealt with that - particularly when it was really bad. Respect!)

However, the background colours are identical to the ones in the previous software. Alternating posts are a very light blue/grey and a very slightly darker blue/grey. Perhaps I'm missing something - could you be a bit more specific? Did you have a similar problem with the old software?

Please understand that I'm not being dismissive. I'm sure you're not the only person with visual difficulties and we want to ensure these forums are as accessible as possible for all.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on December 16, 2011, 07:50:29 am
At the bottom of each page is a drop down menu that allows you to click It, select the topic (such as Living with HIV) and then it jumps to that category.

If you are using an Iphone (which is usually how I view the forums), the drop down menu only lists the topic you are currently viewing, all the other choices are missing.

I've seen that myself and I've seen that with a PC, a laptop and a netbook, even with the previous software. However if you give it a couple seconds, the rest of the forums do appear. Maybe you're not giving it enough time? Try it out and let us know.

BTW, I've never accessed the forums through a phone. Do you not see the left-hand column? The index is now appearing there again - Tim fixed it yesterday.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: wolfter on December 16, 2011, 09:48:35 am
Thanks Ann.  The old layout worked perfectly for me.  I have a difficult time with the blue words on blue backgrounds.  After just a few moments of reading, everything becomes hazy, I think due to straining to read.  I've tried adjusting my hues, but it affects every other site I visit.  It's like I have to change it just for AM.

I'll play around with it and see if I can resolve it here.  I have everything zoomed at 400% and maybe that's skewing everything. 

Modified:  Somehow I ended up with a pink background with black text and I can see it all really well now.  I'll stop messing with the colors and live with pink for this site.  It sure is ugly, but very functional.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: buginme2 on December 16, 2011, 10:47:39 am
I've seen that myself and I've seen that with a PC, a laptop and a netbook, even with the previous software. However if you give it a couple seconds, the rest of the forums do appear. Maybe you're not giving it enough time? Try it out and let us know.

BTW, I've never accessed the forums through a phone. Do you not see the left-hand column? The index is now appearing there again - Tim fixed it yesterday.

I tried it again on my Iphone.  It still only lists the page you are currently viewing.  The other pages do not appear (and I waited awhile).

The index on the left appears fine, just the jump to scroll at the bottom.  The jump to scroll is the method I had grown accustomed to using because on such a small phone it was easier to use, often times if I used the links on the left I would end up clicking the wrong thing (because of the small screen). 

>>>>speaking of which...I have accidentally clicked "report to moderator" about a dozen times..its cause I'm usually using my phone and end up clicking it by mistake (small screen).  I'm really not "reporting" that many times  ;D
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on December 16, 2011, 11:08:43 am
However, the background colours are identical to the ones in the previous software.
I had an issue at first also because the colors in this theme are somewhat different from what was used in the previous version. I had to adjust the contrast on my monitor to make all the subtle differences standout a bit more. this theme is gray on gray with gradient blue headers (with the difference in post backgrounds almost negligible), while the last one was slate blue and gray
(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/leathermanmikie/am_photos/contrast.jpg)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on December 16, 2011, 01:06:29 pm

>>>>speaking of which...I have accidentally clicked "report to moderator" about a dozen times..its cause I'm usually using my phone and end up clicking it by mistake (small screen).  I'm really not "reporting" that many times  ;D


You must not be completing the report process because I don't really recall any reports from you - certainly not the numbers you're implying.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: buginme2 on December 16, 2011, 01:10:23 pm
Okay good.  When I usually try to hit the "X" and stop the page loading when I do it.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on December 17, 2011, 04:45:15 pm
woohoo, i've got the left column back now when I'm posting a reply.

but the emoticons seem to have reverted to the old ones. :'(

it's good to see the site back online after all those hrs yesterday. Thanks for all you're doing Tim to improve the site and to keep it going.  :-*
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: buginme2 on December 25, 2011, 09:33:51 pm
The quick links jump to drop down box also doesn't work on an IPad
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: RAB on December 30, 2011, 02:36:10 pm
Tim

I can't open my pms.  I click on the subject line and it says it's taking me to message # whatever, but nothing happens. 

I sent Ann a pm asking if something has changed, she responded that she's flumoxed.  The pms are coming through to my e mail account, but because I can't open a specific pm I can't respond to it without sending a whole new message.

RAB :(
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on December 30, 2011, 03:20:25 pm
RAB, can you scroll down to the message? Not as convenient as a click, but it will still get you there - or at least it should!
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: RAB on December 30, 2011, 03:23:50 pm
RAB, can you scroll down to the message? Not as convenient as a click, but it will still get you there - or at least it should!

Yep, that works!  Thanks Ann.

But you're right it's a wee bit inconvenient.

RAB :)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: tednlou2 on January 03, 2012, 03:23:38 am
Creating Captions For Profile Pic

When I changed my pic and tried to add a new caption to go under my profile pic, the box to do that was squished.  All I could see were the tops of the letters I was writing.  So, I just had to wing it and hope it came out right.  It didn't.  I misspelled a word. 

Anyone else having this issue?  Or, just my stupid, antique laptop again?  Not the biggest tech issue, I know.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on January 03, 2012, 05:25:05 am
Mine looks fine Ted, and so does yours for that matter. When was the last time you updated your browser? I remember having "text box issues" one time when I was running an outdated browser.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on January 03, 2012, 10:44:32 am
if you're running IE, clicking on the compatability button (the icon that looks like a ripped in half page, that is to the right at the end of the address/url box, before the refresh and stop buttons) often fixes oddish problems with this website - especially if you get the "jumping textbox" problem
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: buginme2 on February 02, 2012, 06:30:39 pm
Hi

This is kind of a technical problem.  Last couple of days you have been running an ad for Kaletra that is sort of a popup that doesn't go away unless you click on the little x on the corner. 

I mainly view the forums on my IPad or IPhone and that pop up is nearly impossible to click away.  When you move the screen to get near the x the ad in turn moves farther away from you.

It's vexing

Thanks for listening.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 02, 2012, 06:40:01 pm
It used to be that when that ad appeared you would make one x-click and it would go away at least for several days, or maybe a week before re-appearing. About an hour ago it appeared for me and then it would re-appear with every damn page reload. At least until I sent someone else here a PM asking if they were seeing the same thing over and over, and then suddenly after sending the PM the ad went away.

We'll see how this plays out. Maybe it was just a glitch, though in the past when odd behavior suddenly appears the database becomes fucked up the next day and the entire forum disappears for "maintenance" :)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on February 02, 2012, 06:41:58 pm
Yep to all that above .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: thunter34 on February 02, 2012, 06:50:04 pm
Yep to all that above .

me, too...and it's very obnoxious.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 02, 2012, 06:52:08 pm
Try sending someone a PM and see if it goes away when you come back to the main screen.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on February 02, 2012, 06:57:04 pm
After I got a PM it went away just like Miss P said , try it .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Rev. Moon on February 02, 2012, 07:48:58 pm
Hi

This is kind of a technical problem.  Last couple of days you have been running an ad for Kaletra that is sort of a popup that doesn't go away unless you click on the little x on the corner. 

I mainly view the forums on my IPad or IPhone and that pop up is nearly impossible to click away.  When you move the screen to get near the x the ad in turn moves farther away from you.

It's vexing

Thanks for listening.

Same here. I don't mind the adds, and even click on them every so often to help with ad revenue, but this one is annoying.  The moving around causes me to accidentally log out  ::)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on February 05, 2012, 11:32:36 am
The misbehaving pop up advert has returned, and today it won't de-activate after sending another forum member a PM.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on February 05, 2012, 03:39:29 pm
I'm not getting email notification on topics I have commented on also . Its no big deal but something different to note . 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: osric on February 13, 2012, 07:08:08 pm
Can you please get rid of the pop-over ads in the newly diagnosed sections? It's not very therapeutic to go there and get greeted by a drug ad rather than useful information.

I'm happy that I found an ad block extension for Chrome to do away with the site's ads altogether. I wouldn't have gone that route if the ads weren't so obnoxiously intrusive all over the site. Is drug company money really the only way to keep this site going?

And why on Earth is the Search box hidden at the bottom of the page on the left? Could you please put it near the top of the page like it is on every other web site?

I'm new to all this and find this web site both frightening (the news on the front page is overly sensational) and confusing (it's really not easy to find the forums). Please think a little more about new users in the future. I'm sure the bells & whistles are great, but the basics are pretty awful.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on February 24, 2012, 05:22:16 pm
I'll look into the pop-up problem -- I don't believe the ad should be appearing every time you visit the forums or open a new page in the forums.

Thanks.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bocker3 on February 26, 2012, 10:05:49 am
Probably not really tech issue but........
As bad as the pop up is on my PC, it is 100x worse on my new iPad.  Not only can I now see the add (it is just a blank box on my PC),  it is extremely difficult to close it on the iPad without accidentally opening it.  When I enlarge the screen, to better touch the "X" it moves to the edge of screen where I can NOT even see the "X" any longer.

Not to mention the waste of my time and the frustration...... The only ads that I have seen are worthless to me, as I am already on a regimen that is effective for me.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on February 26, 2012, 11:51:06 am
This is definitely a tech problem -- I'm very sorry about the pop-up/iPad incompatibility and will try to work it out this week. I was hoping the problem was limited to the Kaletra pop-up campaign, which ended on the 15th.

Tim
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on February 29, 2012, 06:13:51 pm
Okay, we've made some progress with the ad troubles:

1) Pop-ups. As these involve open-source coding, we were able to enlarge the "x"s that need to be clicked to close the ads. This should make things easier -- but not necessarily perfect -- for iPad/iPhone and other smart phone/tablet users. Please let me know if this is not the case.

2) I realize there's been some sluggishness with respect to page loading times, which is related to our banner ads. We've taken a few steps to improve this. Here too, if anyone's experiencing significant problems, please let me know.

Thanks for your patience,

Tim
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bocker3 on March 09, 2012, 11:43:27 pm
The "X" is much easier to hit now -- thank you.  Although I still do have issues with it moving to the edge of my screen where I can't see the "X" - and it only happens when I've zoomed in to read (i.e. when my reading glasses ain't handy).  Doesn't happen all the time -- but it is on both my iPad and iPhone.

Thanks,
Mike
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: JohnD99 on March 11, 2012, 05:02:29 pm
Just some feedback on the search tool.

No matter what you search, no matter how common the word, or how many subforums you search in, the results always only return 1 page of results.

There is no 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ... etc

Is this intentional?
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on March 11, 2012, 10:32:29 pm
Are you serious? I've had searches return fifteen or more pages. If what you're searching for only has one page, that's because you're either not using the right trigger words, or there just hasn't been the interest in the subject you're searching for.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Matty the Damned on March 11, 2012, 11:05:55 pm
Are you serious? I've had searches return fifteen or more pages. If what you're searching for only has one page, that's because you're either not using the right trigger words, or there just hasn't been the interest in the subject you're searching for.

I think he is serious. I just ran a search on all boards for "oral" and I received only 1 page of results.

Perhaps it's a permissions thing?

MtD
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: buginme2 on March 11, 2012, 11:18:09 pm
A search for "porn" only returned one page.  That can't be right
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Matty the Damned on March 11, 2012, 11:25:28 pm
A search for "porn" only returned one page.  That can't be right

What does "camel toe" get ya?

MtD
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Rev. Moon on March 12, 2012, 12:46:13 am
I think he is serious. I just ran a search on all boards for "oral" and I received only 1 page of results.

Perhaps it's a permissions thing?

MtD


I tried searching "disclosure" and got one page, and all of the results were from 2006-2007.  Simply impossible and appalling as this has been a mot du jour for some characters in the past few years.   This is truly criminal.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on March 12, 2012, 11:35:13 am
Um, my apologies. The last time I used Search was a week or two ago and it was working just fine then. I didn't have time to check it out more thoroughly last night (it was waaaaayyyy past my bed-time) but when I checked it out a little while ago, I had the same problem. I searched for oral and should have had a shit-load of pages, but got only one.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Matty the Damned on March 12, 2012, 11:37:15 am
Um, my apologies. The last time I used Search was a week or two ago and it was working just fine then. I didn't have time to check it out more thoroughly last night (it was waaaaayyyy past my bed-time) but when I checked it out a little while ago, I had the same problem. I searched for oral and should have had a shit-load of pages, but got only one.

Cheap ass motherfucker search engine.

MtD
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on March 12, 2012, 01:10:16 pm
Its not just this site , I only found one page of oral on manhunt this morning also .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on March 12, 2012, 01:25:11 pm
Its not just this site , I only found one page of oral on manhunt this morning also .

It must be a global interwebbeez conspriatorium!
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on March 12, 2012, 03:18:42 pm
The last time I used Search was a week or two ago and it was working just fine then.
yes, after the switch over on the software and up until sometime around 2 weeks ago, the search function had been working fine. ;)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on March 12, 2012, 06:56:32 pm
Cheap ass motherfucker search engine.

That's basically it. Looking into it this week.

Patience much appreciated.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: JohnD99 on March 14, 2012, 11:38:03 pm
Thanks Tim.

-JD-
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: emeraldize on March 19, 2012, 08:23:06 am
Hi Tim,

Two things -- not sure if they've been covered and no, I didn't search for an answer first.

Since the site change, when I hit "Notify" to stay in touch with a thread I'm interested in, I don't get notices.

And every time I log on, without fail, an empty ad box appears which must be deleted each time because of where it lands and the amount of site real estate it blocks.

Anything I can do, or you can do, to alter these items?

Thank you.
Em
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on March 19, 2012, 08:43:24 am
Em:

I haven't experienced any notification problems -- for example, I received an e-mail notification about your message posted in this thread.

Have you checked your spam folder? Also make sure forums@aidsmeds.com is white listed by your e-mail provider and e-mail client.

This is the first I've heard of "blank" pop-up ads -- can you please send me a screenshot the next time it appears (timh at aidsmeds.com), along with information regarding the operating system and browser you're using?

Thanks.


Hi Tim,

Two things -- not sure if they've been covered and no, I didn't search for an answer first.

Since the site change, when I hit "Notify" to stay in touch with a thread I'm interested in, I don't get notices.

And every time I log on, without fail, an empty ad box appears which must be deleted each time because of where it lands and the amount of site real estate it blocks.

Anything I can do, or you can do, to alter these items?

Thank you.
Em
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on March 19, 2012, 10:25:44 am
Tim, I've had some blank pop up ads in the past several days as well. I'll take a screen capture next time, though I'm not sure what use that would be.

I'm on OS X 10.6.8 using Chrome as a browser.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on March 19, 2012, 10:51:03 am
though I'm not sure what use that would be.

If the dimensions are the same as the paid ad currently in rotation, I'll know that's where the problem is. If the dimensions are different, the problem may be something else entirely.

Thanks much.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: sweetfunkystuff on April 11, 2012, 04:26:31 pm
Hi. 

I hope I'm doing this correctly.

I posted a question today in the "Am I infected?" forum ("Brief encounter - unprotected anal insertive"), and I notice that there's a square smiley face icon to the left of my post that is not there of my choosing.  What is that, what does it mean, and how do I (or should I) get rid of it?

Thank you very much.

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: RAB on May 21, 2012, 01:59:16 pm
Hi Tim

I've been experiencing really (REALLY) slow response times for the last 3 - 4 days.

Trying to send a pm takes unusually long.  Trying to scroll down a thread either locks up my puter for several minutes (before the screen goes blank and then reappears) or it just sits there saying "Waiting for about: Blank"

I'm not experiencing any problems on other sites, like my home page, CNN, MSNBC, etc.

I've deleted cookies three times in 3 days.  And defraged my hard drive, even though it said I didn't need to.

Any suggestions?

RAB  >:(
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Tim Horn on May 21, 2012, 02:02:41 pm
Lemme look into this -- problem may be on our provider's end.

Sorry 'bout the sluggishness; will advice once I hear something.

Tim

Hi Tim

I've been experiencing really (REALLY) slow response times for the last 3 - 4 days.

Trying to send a pm takes unusually long.  Trying to scroll down a thread either locks up my puter for several minutes (before the screen goes blank and then reappears) or it just sits there saying "Waiting for about: Blank"

I'm not experiencing any problems on other sites, like my home page, CNN, MSNBC, etc.

I've deleted cookies three times in 3 days.  And defraged my hard drive, even though it said I didn't need to.

Any suggestions?

RAB  >:(
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bocker3 on May 28, 2012, 10:48:07 pm
Yes -- I've been experiencing the same thing as RAB too.  Very slow for each page to load.  Not experiencing it on any other sites.

Mike
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on July 26, 2012, 12:35:36 pm
my chrome browser has been bitching about "religion-faith.com"  (as a malware site) showing up on several pages here. It seems really infrequent and random. It happened looking at a few new posts and after I posted a PM to one person but not several others.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on July 26, 2012, 12:58:01 pm
That happened to me too about an hour ago.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: zach on July 26, 2012, 05:58:24 pm
same here
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on July 26, 2012, 09:52:32 pm
when it popped up again, probably for the 6th time today, I used my chrome browser "inspect element" function to look for this "religion-faith.com". That url crops up with Mecch's avatar ("http://religion-faith.com/images/stories/guru-gobind-singh.jpg). However, I'm not certain if Mecch has always had a post on each of these pages when I received the warning; but this is definitely something to keep an eye out for.

perhaps Mecch should grab that pix and store it elsewhere no it's not being accessed from that "bad" url. ;) (i'll pm him about this)


edited to add:
oddly when I went to PM Mecch I saw his avatar three times and none of those pgs triggered the religion-faith.com warning. ::) ::)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mecch on July 26, 2012, 11:08:17 pm
Hmm OK I delinked my avatar away from that site. Hope that was all the problem was cause now should be fixed?? Best
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on July 26, 2012, 11:46:36 pm
Hmm OK I delinked my avatar away from that site.
i put that pix into my photobucket album. you can use this URL for your avatar  :-*
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/leathermanmikie/avatars/guru-gobind-singh.jpg
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on July 27, 2012, 11:13:02 am
Andrej (our resident techie-nerd) says "great job guys at taking care of the issue" :)

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on September 14, 2012, 02:29:56 pm
***never mind***
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: zach on October 22, 2012, 10:56:55 pm
this is not a technical problem, just a vent. now that the "am i and estoy" is pay for play, is there any way at all that things could be changed so that positive users of the site can filter that board out. when i click "show unread", i don't wanna see countless idiotic threads. this came to a head for me when i recently noticed one poster has been posting for two years. i know i can physically go into the board, mark it read, then back out. i'm asking for a solution that i never have to see their crap.

i have a paper cut on my pinky finger. i shook hands with someone. are they infected? are you sure? should they be tested at 6 months? couldn't i be the first and most unique person to ever pass hiv in this way? are you sure. i'm gonna ask this question from every possible angle i can possibly think of. thank you so much for wasting your time.

edited to add, after we shook hands, the other person scratched their rear end vigorously. couldn't that have increased the risk? i'm so worried.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: jkinatl2 on October 23, 2012, 12:35:22 am
this is not a technical problem, just a vent. now that the "am i and estoy" is pay for play, is there any way at all that things could be changed so that positive users of the site can filter that board out. when i click "show unread", i don't wanna see countless idiotic threads. this came to a head for me when i recently noticed one poster has been posting for two years. i know i can physically go into the board, mark it read, then back out. i'm asking for a solution that i never have to see their crap.

i have a paper cut on my pinky finger. i shook hands with someone. are they infected? are you sure? should they be tested at 6 months? couldn't i be the first and most unique person to ever pass hiv in this way? are you sure. i'm gonna ask this question from every possible angle i can possibly think of. thank you so much for wasting your time.

edited to add, after we shook hands, the other person scratched their rear end vigorously. couldn't that have increased the risk? i'm so worried.

I would have written a long reply to your query, but you'll likely be dead by morning. It was an honor serving you.

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: J.R.E. on October 31, 2012, 08:05:04 am

Anyone else having problems with the forum pages loading very, very, slowly.

I am only having problems with this site.  Pages are taking 45-60 seconds to load.

Ray
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on October 31, 2012, 08:27:37 am
That happened to me a few times yesterday, but it hasn't been anything happening consistently. I assumed it may have had something to do with the internet in general with all of the Sandyness in the Northeast. It's a little known fact that more than 50% of worldwide internet traffic goes through one place in northern Virginia (http://www.hirestrategy.com/job_market/feature_content.aspx?article_id=1153).
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on October 31, 2012, 09:07:17 am
Its loading painfully slow for me today .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: WillyWump on October 31, 2012, 02:46:03 pm
I wasnt even able to log in until mid morning, kept getting "Website busy". I texted PeePee and she said it was working for her and to blame Sandy.

seems to be fine now for me.

-W
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on October 31, 2012, 02:56:12 pm
(http://i46.tinypic.com/3536xxz.jpg)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on October 31, 2012, 03:29:26 pm
I've put it down to Sandy as well. I was surprised the site was accessible at all, considering the BBC has been reporting that over 8 million residences and businesses from the East coast right into the midwest do not have power. Better late slow than never!

If things don't improve within the next day or so, I'll try to find out if something else is wrong. Otherwise, it's likely to be that bitch's Sandy's fault.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: phildinftlaudy on October 31, 2012, 07:00:36 pm
AIDSmeds posted on Facebook that they were experiencing issues with various main parts of their site due to the after effects of Sandy.... 

-Phil (who keeps ups with AIDSmeds because I have 'liked" them on FB ;D )

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: J.R.E. on October 31, 2012, 07:32:40 pm
That happened to me a few times yesterday, but it hasn't been anything happening consistently. I assumed it may have had something to do with the internet in general with all of the Sandyness in the Northeast.

I also first noticed yesterday,..

I thought this was probably due to Sandy. Currently its working great, but even 45 minutes ago, access was almost impossible.  the problem is intermittent .


Ray
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: RAB on November 02, 2012, 07:37:19 pm
It has taken me almost 5 minutes to:

1.  Get the web site to load
2.  Log in
3.  Get the off topic forum to open
4.  Get the Technical problems thread to open just so I could post this.

This has been happening intermittently for several days now.  I see that the culprit is probably Sandy, but darn it's frustrating.

RAB

Who's technologically impaired as it is.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bocker3 on January 13, 2013, 01:59:14 pm
Once yesterday and twice today, I have been signed out of the forums WHILE READING threads - despite being signed in "forever"?  Anyone else experiencing this?

Mike
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on January 13, 2013, 02:01:31 pm
yes.(today)
also get "this page has expired" when clicking on the back arrow.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bocker3 on February 02, 2013, 01:36:10 pm
happening again -- I've already had to sign in 4 times today.  No rhyme or reason. 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bocker3 on February 03, 2013, 06:02:14 pm
Ok -- am I really the only one with this issue??  I just got "signed out" again.  I had read 4-5 threads, clicked on another one and bang -- I'm a guest. 
Is anyone else having this issue -- Mitch mentioned he experienced something similar a little while back, but not a word from any tech folks??  I know it's not a tragedy, but it's annoying as shit...........

Mike
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on February 03, 2013, 06:09:36 pm
no problem for me today Mike.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on February 03, 2013, 07:20:27 pm
do you have anti-virus running? like avira (http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus), free antivirus
do you use a malware searcher/remover, like SpyBot (http://www.safer-networking.org/spybot2-own-mirror-1/)?
have you re-booted?
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on February 04, 2013, 08:43:02 am
Mike, I think this is most likely an issue with your computer, not the website. There are no error messages associated with your IP address and usually when it's a problem with the site, there will be error messages recorded (even when you don't see the messages yourself).

We have had a problem recently that made the site super-slow, but that has been taken care of and doesn't seem to have recurred.

Do you have access to another computer to see if the same thing happens to you on it? That would be one quick way to find out if it is indeed your computer and not the site. Let me know if you can conduct this experiment and what the outcome is.

I'm no techie when it comes to things like this, but if you discover it happens to you on computers other than the one you usually use, I can direct the problem to the appropriate site geek techie.

I really don't think this is the fault of the site, but I am prepared to stand corrected.

edited to add...

And by the way, it just occurred to me...

Are you sure you are logged in "forever"? There are several options as to how long you stay logged in for and the shortest time period is one hour.

Maybe you just haven't noticed that you're logged in for the shortest amount of time. This is the first thing you should check, and apologies if you've already sussed this out as the possible culprit.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bocker3 on February 04, 2013, 05:29:10 pm
Mike, I think this is most likely an issue with your computer, not the website. There are no error messages associated with your IP address and usually when it's a problem with the site, there will be error messages recorded (even when you don't see the messages yourself).

We have had a problem recently that made the site super-slow, but that has been taken care of and doesn't seem to have recurred.

Do you have access to another computer to see if the same thing happens to you on it? That would be one quick way to find out if it is indeed your computer and not the site. Let me know if you can conduct this experiment and what the outcome is.

I'm no techie when it comes to things like this, but if you discover it happens to you on computers other than the one you usually use, I can direct the problem to the appropriate site geek techie.

I really don't think this is the fault of the site, but I am prepared to stand corrected.

edited to add...

And by the way, it just occurred to me...

Are you sure you are logged in "forever"? There are several options as to how long you stay logged in for and the shortest time period is one hour.

Maybe you just haven't noticed that you're logged in for the shortest amount of time. This is the first thing you should check, and apologies if you've already sussed this out as the possible culprit.

Thanks Ann,

I am logged in "forever". 

The main reason I did not think it was my computer was that this isn't happening to any other site that I remain logged into -- and because it was happening mid-session, not when I come to the site.
I don't have the issue on my iPad -- so it well could be my computer.  It is so sporadic that I can't seem to put a finger on anything that makes sense.

ah well -- if I'm the only one, then clearly the issue resides in my neck of the woods.  I know my anti-virus software is up to date, so I'll take a wait and see approach right now.  No problems thus far today.

thanks for the response
(you too Leatherman)

Mike
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Joe K on February 04, 2013, 07:02:17 pm
Mike,

If your problem continues, try deleting any cookie related to this site, then clear your cache and reboot.

Joe
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on February 05, 2013, 06:36:03 am
Mike,

If your problem continues, try deleting any cookie related to this site, then clear your cache and reboot.

Joe

I was thinking of suggesting the same thing; it couldn't hurt to try. It may be easier to delete all your cookies (no Wumpers, they're not the kind of cookies you eat) rather than hunt down all the ones associated with this site.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: RAB on February 27, 2013, 03:33:21 pm
OK I'm still having problems with REALLY slow responce times.  This has been going on for several weeks now.

I've deleted cookies (multiple times) and defragged, neither of which seems to help.

When I try to enter a forum or thread it just sits there for several minutes and says waiting for poz.com.

I'm not experiencing this with any other web site (MSN, CNN, my local paper, etc.).

Any suggestions anyone?

RAB
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on February 28, 2013, 02:30:22 am
do you use a malware searcher/remover, like SpyBot (http://www.safer-networking.org/spybot2-own-mirror-1/)?
this ^
or have you tried something like Hijackthis (http://www.filehippo.com/download_hijackthis/) to see if you have some sort of malware interferring?

have you tried logging in from anywhere else? Kinda like your Ipad login, I would think you'd be okay on another PC, which would mean the problem IS something going wrong with your PC. It'll just be a matter now of using the right software to figure out what the problem is.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: WillyWump on March 20, 2013, 05:57:35 pm
When I click into the "I Love Porn Thread" today I get a Warning from my AVAST Anti-virus program saying " ALERT- MALICIOUS LINK BLOCKED"

This is what I get...

MALICIUOUS LINK BLOCKED!

URL:   http://sites.securepaynet.net/redirect_0...
Process:   C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL
Infection:   URL:Mal

Maybe one of RedDragons pics he posted today has a virus in it?

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on March 20, 2013, 06:08:08 pm
my norton blocked an attack with your last post Jeff.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on March 20, 2013, 06:22:08 pm
I don't asses this kind of viral risk so I will leave it to the tech guys .

Im the mean time if you feel you have been infected by a computer virus then only thing I know to do is to raise your arms above your head and run down the street screaming or grind up some of your HIV meds and shove it in your USB slots . 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on March 20, 2013, 06:52:37 pm
I think (hope) I may have fixed it. But regardless of whether or not it's fixed, the thread is now locked and will be deleted in about eight hours (or sooner if Red is online and sees the thread sooner)

Ann
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: JazJon on April 14, 2013, 04:30:16 am
Are we supposed to be able to edit our own posts?  I found some embarrassing grammar mistakes in a thread I replied to last week that I would like to correct.   I hovered my mouse all over my message and don't see the usual edit link or icon anywhere on my own post.   If yes, where did I miss it?   If No, bummer.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on April 14, 2013, 07:14:58 am
Are we supposed to be able to edit our own posts?  I found some embarrassing grammar mistakes in a thread I replied to last week that I would like to correct.   I hovered my mouse all over my message and don't see the usual edit link or icon anywhere on my own post.   If yes, where did I miss it?   If No, bummer.

You now only have 30 minutes to edit a post. This is due to abuse of the edit button.

Look at it this way - if you haven't corrected grammar or spelling mistakes by then, loads of people have already seen it, so why sweat it? Also, if you want to go back and add some additional information, it's best to create a new post because people who read the original post usually won't see the new information. If you've posted something (such as a personal detail) that you later regret, get in touch with me via PM and I'll sort it out.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: PFOUR2013 on May 08, 2013, 08:03:07 am
Hi everyone -- I am new here.  I've been trying to post a little bit about myself and some questions for you in the Living With forum.  Every time I click "Post" I am taken to a new page with an error that reads "Forbidden."  Can someone help me?

Thanks!
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on May 08, 2013, 08:10:49 am
Hi everyone -- I am new here.  I've been trying to post a little bit about myself and some questions for you in the Living With forum.  Every time I click "Post" I am taken to a new page with an error that reads "Forbidden."  Can someone help me?

Thanks!

I am looking into having someone look into it  :o  ... I just posted in living with so I'm not sure what the problem is but it will be addressed asap . Im moving this thread into the proper forum so that the tech gods see it .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: PFOUR2013 on May 08, 2013, 08:30:46 pm
I am looking into having someone look into it  :o  ... I just posted in living with so I'm not sure what the problem is but it will be addressed asap . Im moving this thread into the proper forum so that the tech gods see it .

I just tried again this evening and it looks like everything is working now.  Hail the almighty tech gods!

Thanks!
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: WillyWump on June 27, 2013, 06:47:30 pm
is it just me, or are the Forums running unusually slow? It takes like 20 seconds after I hit reply to get to the screen to type in...which is a long time for an old man like me cause I forget what I was going to type.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on June 27, 2013, 07:01:01 pm
is it just me, or are the Forums running unusually slow? It takes like 20 seconds after I hit reply to get to the screen to type in...which is a long time for an old man like me cause I forget what I was going to type.
me too. and I am older than you. imagine my experience. ???

btw...
that pop up ad used to pop up only when entering. now it pops up every time you hit the "back button".
need to X it out a zillion times when online. VERY annoying! >:(
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: andrejj on June 28, 2013, 10:03:03 am
We have implemented some more security features on the server. It should stop most of the unwanted traffic and make the forums faster in general. Please let us know if any user activity got affected by these changes.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on June 28, 2013, 10:12:17 am
Andrej, Jeff and I are getting "forbidden" messages when trying to do the approvals list.

I just sent you a PM about it, but got a "forbidden" message when I clicked on send.

Help!
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on June 28, 2013, 10:22:48 am
I think I have all my moderator buttons working again ... I hope .  ;) .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: wolfter on June 28, 2013, 10:52:36 am
I'm forbidden to reply. :(

except here.   ;D
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: wolfter on June 28, 2013, 10:56:31 am
It indicates that I'm forbidden from accessing the server when trying to respond on other threads.

Wolfie
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: andrejj on June 28, 2013, 11:16:25 am
I'm forbidden to reply. :(

except here.   ;D

Please try again, it all should be working now.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: wolfter on June 28, 2013, 11:26:26 am
This is the error message I'm still receiving.


Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server.

Apache/2.2.24 (Amazon) Server at forums.poz.com Port 80
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: J.R.E. on June 29, 2013, 07:49:21 am


Are the forums having some difficulty loading pagae?  I noticed this around wednesday. This morning is really bad.

I've tried using 3 different browsers, IE, Firefox and Chrome , ( on different computers, in different locatons)

And it's taking an extremely long time to log-in, and for any page to load

It not a constant thing, but it's getting to be more frequent.



Ray
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on June 29, 2013, 07:53:42 am
It was better yesterday afternoon and evening until I tried to send a lengthy post.
I got that "forbidden" message.
Today the site is very slow.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on June 29, 2013, 08:18:39 am
We seem to be having server problems. It's not just us, it's also the HepMag forums.

To try and fix it, yesterday our tech guy Andrej made some changes to the security settings - that's what was causing the "forbidden" error messages. He then undid the security changes and the server problems seem to be getting worse.

I know, it's frustrating. Hopefully it will be fixed ASAP.

In the meantime, feel free to post any problems here. It will help us understand the extent of the problem and may give us clues as to how to fix it.

I have to admit - this level of computer tinkering is beyond me. :(
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on June 29, 2013, 09:30:57 am
Yesterday and today (about 5 minutes ago) I got to the POZ site OK but had to make several (about eight) attempts to get to the forums.
Not sure if this helps.

edited to add... when I typed the "numeral eight" above^ it first appears as the emoticon with the sunglasses on. weird.

TEST: 8 -numeral 8
TEST:  8) -  emoticon
TEST: 8) - numeral 8 with ) added afterward

(I think this is a separate issue)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on June 29, 2013, 09:33:54 am
Yesterday and today (about 5 minutes ago) I got to the POZ site OK but had to make several (about 8) attempts to get to the forums.
Not sure if this helps.

The magazine site (poz.com) and the forums are on different servers. All of S&S's forums (from the various magazines in the tabs at the top of any forum page) are experiencing this problem.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on June 29, 2013, 11:06:24 am
edited to add... when I typed the "numeral eight" above^ it first appears as the emoticon with the sunglasses on. weird.

TEST: 8 -numeral 8
TEST:  8) -  emoticon
TEST: 8) - numeral 8 with ) added afterward

(I think this is a separate issue)
this is not a separate issue. It's how emoticons work  ;)

in the olden days (LOL) all we could do was type text on the web. Emoticons were born by combining a right or left parentheses or an "O" as the mouth on a face. Semi-colons, colons, the number 8, the letter B, etc were typed before the "mouth" to represent eyes. an 8 or B and a right parentheses typed together then represent sunglasses and a smile.

Because it's not the olden days anymore, when you type emoticon characters together, the software automagically changes it into a picture/image for that emoticon. Think of it like predictive text. ;)

: ( typed side-by-side (without the space between the characters) is translated to :(
8 ) typed side-by-side (without the space between the characters) is translated to 8)
 : - * typed side-by-side (without the space between the characters) is translated to :-*
(sometimes a dash "-" is added to the "face" of the emoticon representing the "nose")

you'll find you accidentally create emoticons sometimes when you don't mean to.  :o To correct the issue, just type in an extra space. For example to not have "8 )" be 8) ; type "8", then a space, then the ")"

keep an eye out in the reply text box when you're writing a post and adding in an emoticon. You will see the characters that are typed together to create each emoticon. ;) (FYI that winky emoticon is a semi-colon followed by a rt parentheses) Keep an eye out in the preview of your reply for accidental emoticons and just add a space between the characters to keep the software from creating the unwanted emoticon.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on June 29, 2013, 11:12:32 am
thanks Mikie!
silly me. ::)
lol!
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on June 29, 2013, 10:51:56 pm
i'm getting the "forbidden" message now :(  :'(
in Living with HIV, "Statistics on non-Adherence to Regimen"

but I'm not on this post.

weird!

edited to add: i got the error msg when I tried to link an image (with the IMG tag http://www.alrp.org/wp-content/uploads/Cascade.jpg) to my post
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on June 30, 2013, 08:12:46 am
i'm getting the "forbidden" message now :(  :'(
in Living with HIV, "Statistics on non-Adherence to Regimen"

but I'm not on this post.

weird!

edited to add: i got the error msg when I tried to link an image (with the IMG tag http://www.alrp.org/wp-content/uploads/Cascade.jpg) to my post

Could folks please copy and paste the exact error message you get, when you get one? Thanks. :)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on June 30, 2013, 10:14:41 am
This is the error message I'm still receiving.


Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server.

Apache/2.2.24 (Amazon) Server at forums.poz.com Port 80
i got the same msg yesterday the rest of you seemed to be getting over the last few days when I tried to preview and post a post that included a linked image. However, I do not seem to be having that issue anymore this morning.  ;)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on July 04, 2013, 06:20:43 pm
trying to post some pics from photobucket and get the forbidden notice.
hope I captured the link for you.

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?action=post2;start=200;board=11

very frustrating after the time spent. ::)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bmancanfly on July 08, 2013, 10:04:04 am
Am I the only one still having problems with this website loading slowly?



Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on July 08, 2013, 10:06:36 am
Am I the only one still having problems with this website loading slowly?





Its running great for me today but thanks for reporting it because the tech guys need to know this stuff .   
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bmancanfly on July 08, 2013, 10:13:00 am


I'm getting a message that "website not responding because of a long running script"  or some such.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on July 08, 2013, 10:20:38 am

I'm getting a message that "website not responding because of a long running script"  or some such.

That sounds like a problem with your computer to me . Delete your browsing history under internet options and see if that helps . 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bmancanfly on July 08, 2013, 10:32:06 am
Thanks for the suggestion,  but that didn't help.

This is the only website that I'm having a problem with though.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bmancanfly on July 08, 2013, 04:03:51 pm
Hmm,  for some reason it works when I use Firefox,  but not Internet explorer.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on July 17, 2013, 03:52:07 pm
Difficult to get on this site a few times today and now, once here, it is very slow.
Server problem?
No issues to get on other sites.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on July 18, 2013, 02:35:20 pm
I'm still getting that "forbidden" message when trying to post a pic.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on July 18, 2013, 02:45:46 pm
I'm still getting that "forbidden" message when trying to post a pic.

Where are you trying to post them from? I posted a photo yesterday with no problem. Sometimes if you're trying to post a photo from a website, they don't allow it because it "steals" bandwidth. You may be getting a forbidden message because of that.

Or are you trying to post titillating photos of you in your jammies? :D

HA! You posted a photo!
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on July 18, 2013, 02:55:28 pm
Where are you trying to post them from? I posted a photo yesterday with no problem. Sometimes if you're trying to post a photo from a website, they don't allow it because it "steals" bandwidth. You may be getting a forbidden message because of that.

Or are you trying to post titillating photos of you in your jammies? :D

HA! You posted a photo!

Photobucket, as I have usually done.
I actually don't own a pair of jammies. ;)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on July 18, 2013, 03:23:29 pm

I actually don't own a pair of jammies. ;)

Well no wonder your titillating photos were generating a forbidden notice! :o
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on July 18, 2013, 03:28:17 pm
Tee hee.
I just tried an experiment. If I place ONE pic (from photobucket) in a post and hit preview, the pic appears and seems to be going along fine but when I try to add a SECOND pic to the same post and hit preview I get the "forbidden" notice. (then hitting the back button only to find my entire post has vanished)
I have posted multiple pics in this same manner many times without an issue but it's no longer allowing me to do this.
Try it yourself.
I'm not sure if this is a sporadic problem or not. The last time I tried was about a 2 weeks ago and I had the same problem.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: jkinatl2 on July 19, 2013, 06:25:15 pm
403 forbidden error when I try to post in Living WIth...
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: jkinatl2 on July 19, 2013, 10:02:13 pm
the 403 error seems to engage whenever I attempt to post a URL. It happens when I post a URL in the quick reply, the extended reply, and trying to modify a message to insert the link.

This also happens when I try to send links via private message. It's really thwarting my ability to help out, and will absolutely impact my ability to moderate AM I if it's not addressed.

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on July 20, 2013, 08:57:09 am
It seems to be only allowing one (coded) URL or photo per post. Most annoying.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on July 20, 2013, 10:17:31 am
It seems to be only allowing one (coded) URL or photo per post. Most annoying.
however, in a thread that has vanished about Washington state ASOs and ADAP, I simply typed in two URLs and the site automatically coded them up for me like this:

http://schacctf.org
http://catawbacare.org

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/leathermanmikie/like.gif)
however after several attempts, I find that you are totally correct in that coding any combination of two photos/urls craps out in the error
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on July 20, 2013, 10:34:53 am
however, in a thread that has vanished about Washington state ASOs and ADAP, I simply typed in two URLs and the site automatically coded them up for me like this:

http://schacctf.org
http://catawbacare.org

(http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad21/leathermanmikie/like.gif)
however after several attempts, I find that you are totally correct in that coding any combination of two photos/urls craps out in the error

The thread that vanished, vanished because soliciting for funds is not permitted here.

And yes, posting links directly will always turn them into live links. Don't know what's up with not being able to post more than one instance of code (for links or photos) though. It's a misery mystery.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on July 31, 2013, 08:50:58 am
Not sure if I'm the only one having this problem but once today and once yesterday when typing a reply I ended it using an emoticon. As soon as I clicked on " :)" my entire post vanished other than " :)". There was no way to retrieve the text. (and I didn't hit any wrong buttons/keys)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on July 31, 2013, 09:04:02 am
Not sure if I'm the only one having this problem but once today and once yesterday when typing a reply I ended it using an emoticon. As soon as I clicked on " :)" my entire post vanished other than " :)". There was no way to retrieve the text. (and I didn't hit any wrong buttons/keys)

If you click an emoticon after spell check or during a preview without an active cursor on the page it will do that , so before adding an emoticon make sure your cursor is active and doing the blinky thing and it wont happen . 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on July 31, 2013, 10:17:08 am
If you click an emoticon after spell check or during a preview without an active cursor on the page it will do that , so before adding an emoticon make sure your cursor is active and doing the blinky thing and it wont happen .
Thanks Jeff. That's weird. OK, I'll be sure to keep the cursor blinking. LOL! :)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on August 24, 2013, 12:59:22 pm
I'm not sure if it's me or this site but after reading a thread I click on the back arrow to get back to the main forums page and nothing happens. I end up constantly having to begin again from the POZ google search to get back.
This is the only site that I am having this problem. Anyone else?

it started a couple days ago and has got worse since.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on August 24, 2013, 04:01:35 pm
Works fine for me using Chrome Version 30.0.1599.14 beta
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: J.R.E. on August 24, 2013, 04:13:15 pm


No problem here.,   I checked using all three browsers, IE-10 ,  Chrome-29.0.1547..57m,   and Firefox-23.0.1

Maybe there was some sort of glitch earlier.

Ray
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on August 24, 2013, 04:46:57 pm
It's still happening to me. Maybe I have a virus. (another one :P.)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on August 24, 2013, 05:35:42 pm
It's still happening to me. Maybe I have a virus. (another one :P.)
do you have an antivirus program?
try AntiVir (http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html)

do you use a anti-malware program?
try SpyBot (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html)

do you have a registry cleaner?
try ccleaner (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download)

Personally, I put these three programs on every computer I work on, use or own. The antivirus is free, and the other two free programs, I update and run every month.

if you still have issues, perhaps HijackThis (http://majorgeeks.com/download3155.html) can help you find anything else weird running in your system
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on August 24, 2013, 06:06:16 pm
I know you probably don't use a Mac, but while we are on the subject I finally invested in Disk Warrior which is a pricey utility they use at the Genius Bar at Apple stores to perform disc repair and rebuild directories: http://www.alsoft.com/diskwarrior/

For example, when you have a lot of large video files on a disc and move them around, delete some, add more, etc. the directory can become jumbled and cause the operating system and other software to underperform, and even freeze partially or completely.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on September 03, 2013, 08:02:12 pm
Thanks guys.
We do have a security system. Norton.
I haven't used ccleaner in awhile (on the old computer) and don't have an anti-malware program as far as I know but this is a new computer and am having the same problem ONLY on this site.
Ann is probably pulling out her hair by now with me. :-[
Sorry if I'm being such a dope.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on September 04, 2013, 07:20:49 am

Ann is probably pulling out her hair by now with me. :-[


I learned years ago to not pull my hair over anything posted on this forum. ~looks over at Am I and sighs~ I've had enough problems with hair loss over the years as it is - being a baldy might suit Miss PrissyPoulèt, but it wouldn't suit me.

I do, however, often have the imprint of a keyboard on my forehead.

I don't know what to suggest, Mitch. Nobody else seems to be having this problem, and it's weird that it's continued with your new computer. Maybe it's the mutating effect of the radon (http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=50227.msg602982#msg602982) in your basement? We know Kenny had it down there next to your prissy charming laundry baskets the other day.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: wolfter on September 04, 2013, 07:27:55 am
I learned years ago to not pull my hair over anything posted on this forum. ~looks over at Am I and sighs~ I've had enough problems with hair loss over the years as it is - being a baldy might suit Miss PrissyPoulèt, but it wouldn't suit me.

I do, however, often have the imprint of a keyboard on my forehead.

I don't know what to suggest, Mitch. Nobody else seems to be having this problem, and it's weird that it's continued with your new computer. Maybe it's the mutating effect of the radon (http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=50227.msg602982#msg602982) in your basement? We know Kenny had it down there next to your prissy charming laundry baskets the other day.

TOO FUNNY!  Perhaps his new laptop needs HAART?
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on September 04, 2013, 10:09:04 am
I learned years ago to not pull my hair over anything posted on this forum. ~looks over at Am I and sighs~ I've had enough problems with hair loss over the years as it is - being a baldy might suit Miss PrissyPoulèt, but it wouldn't suit me.

I do, however, often have the imprint of a keyboard on my forehead.

I don't know what to suggest, Mitch. Nobody else seems to be having this problem, and it's weird that it's continued with your new computer. Maybe it's the mutating effect of the radon (http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=50227.msg602982#msg602982) in your basement? We know Kenny had it down there next to your prissy charming laundry baskets the other day.
Maybe a pictar of your imprinted head would make a nice Avatar to remind us all about your dedicated efforts AND since your cat seems to wander off so often. :)
Kenny tells everyone that I pluck a hair from his head every time he messes up. As you can see...

I guess that radon is the culprit. Those prissy laundry baskets used to be butch. Radon seems to work in mysterious ways. 8)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on October 08, 2013, 10:01:32 am
If anyone is experiencing slow loading pages and a sluggish forum please report the issues here . Thanks .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mitch777 on October 08, 2013, 10:41:41 am
same problem here. yesterday and today. sometimes I cannot navigate the site at all. basically "getting stuck" with no option but to exit the site.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: phildinftlaudy on October 08, 2013, 08:53:31 pm
Has been sluggish since yesterday - Seems to be getting better now -
But it has been erasing threads that I have not even read yet??? When this has happened and I see no threads - I have to click the "all unread" to see what I haven't yet seen.... (wow, that was deep).....
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Joe K on October 09, 2013, 07:46:03 pm
I am having horrible connection issues.  The site will freeze and I have messages and posts that never go through.  Sometimes, I get a msg from Google that site cannot be found, reload does nothing.  As I write this, I am having problems moving from one forum to another.

Joe
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: azumikittyth on December 16, 2013, 12:13:02 pm
Works for me using on Chrome 31.0.1650.63  :)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: J.R.E. on January 27, 2014, 02:53:25 pm


My Kaspersky internet virus is going crazy on all pages of the forums , no matter where I click on.

Says a malicious URL is trying to download. But it blocks it.

It is only happening on this site !


Ray
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: J.R.E. on January 27, 2014, 02:57:21 pm


OK,  problem seems to have resolved.  No more warnings by my antivirus.

Ray
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Joe K on January 27, 2014, 05:51:39 pm

OK,  problem seems to have resolved.  No more warnings by my antivirus.

Ray

I wish someone could tell "Chrome" to back off.  I just started to get warnings from Chrome, about AM and malware, yet when I check the details, it shows no issues for the site in the past 90 days.

Color me puzzled.

Joe

edited to add:  The Chrome warning I first see, blocking the site, tells me that this site is a know distributor of malware and I should be careful.  When I click on advanced, it shows the forum as HAVING NO ISSUES regarding malware and confirms the site has been checked regularly within the past 90 days.

OK, who broke what?

Joe
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Miss Philicia on January 27, 2014, 06:07:52 pm
I've gotten messages in both Apple Safari Version 7.0 and Google Chrome Version 7.0 -- I'm now posting this message with Firefox 26.0

YOOZ ALL BEEN DONE H4X0R3D4DAYZ

(http://i42.tinypic.com/11ryj40.jpg)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: J.R.E. on January 27, 2014, 06:10:21 pm


I am continuing now to get warnings on both internet explorer and firefox.  I went downstairs to the desktop computer, received the same messages on that computer as well.

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Joe K on January 27, 2014, 06:14:27 pm

I am continuing now to get warnings on both internet explorer and firefox.  I went downstairs to the desktop computer, received the same messages on that computer as well.

I knew it, it is the Ghost in the Machine attaining self awareness... somehow, I thought we would have more time.

Joe

edited to add:

I get the following msgs from Chrome about the site.

It points to issues in pozforum.com/themes/default/css and scripts sub-directories.  It references webkit.ss in the /css directory as well as other script.js?fin20 files, throughout the /default directory and it's subdirectories.

Each time I try to log in, I get more warnings and details.  I'm using Chrome and I just updated it today.

Joe
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: BT65 on January 27, 2014, 07:12:52 pm
Every time in the last few hours I click on this site, I'm getting a warning that it is a "reported attack site."  Anyone know why?  I don't want to click on anything in case it is a virus or something.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on January 27, 2014, 07:17:16 pm
Hi Betty I merged your question into this thread  so you can read about the other folks that having the same questions .

Im sure the tech guys will be checking things out ASAP .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mecch on January 28, 2014, 06:31:48 am
Can only connect through Firefox, and after telling firefox to ignore its warnings.  Can't connect in Safari.   I don't use Chrome.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: iana5252 on January 28, 2014, 09:14:27 am
Thank you for reporting the malware warnings. We are currently investigating.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on January 28, 2014, 10:44:19 am
Quote
What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 130 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 75 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2014-01-28, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2014-01-27.
Malicious software is hosted on 3 domain(s), including domaincurent.net/, iwin-pipe.com/, startreee.net/.

2 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including kaizencm.com/, cypriod.com/.

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS14618 (AMAZON-AES).
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: aaware72 on January 28, 2014, 11:10:57 am
I'm getting this warning all of sudden when I come to this forum?

Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for forums.poz.com

What is the current listing status for forums.poz.com?
Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 131 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 75 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2014-01-28, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2014-01-27.
Malicious software is hosted on 3 domain(s), including domaincurent.net/, iwin-pipe.com/, startreee.net/.

2 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including kaizencm.com/, cypriod.com/.

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS14618 (AMAZON-AES).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, forums.poz.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?
In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:
Return to the previous page.
If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on January 28, 2014, 11:18:09 am
You can read about it here . http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=41078.175
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: mecch on January 28, 2014, 06:17:20 pm
holy crab.  immunodeficiency virus is quite enough already...  :o :o :o
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Raf on January 29, 2014, 01:24:57 pm
Yeah, what the heck is going on? I have enough with that damned virus on my body, to have another to my PC precisely by visiting the forums, according to google, this site contains malware.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on January 29, 2014, 01:50:12 pm
Yeah, what the heck is going on? I have enough with that damned virus on my body, to have another to my PC precisely by visiting the forums, according to google, this site contains malware.

The malware has been removed. Now we're just waiting for Google to do some checks before they'll remove the warning. It can take some time for them to do this, even though the problem has been resolved. Sorry.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Raf on January 29, 2014, 02:06:42 pm
Thanx for the heads up Ann. First time I ever see that google warning lol, scared me a bit.

I was thinking on going to the Am I infected forum, because I am visiting the forums without wearing condoms  ;D ;D :P
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: J.R.E. on January 29, 2014, 07:54:18 pm



THANKS GUYS !! Looks as though everything is back up and running normally again with no issues !! Not getting any more warnings, or alerts !

Ray 8)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: marcmoral16 on February 03, 2014, 08:59:01 pm
I keep getting messages that I've been banned?

It comes and goes did I do something wrong.....lol
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on February 03, 2014, 09:06:00 pm
I keep getting messages that I've been banned?

It comes and goes did I do something wrong.....lol

I will check into it . You have done nothing wrong it probably has something to do with an IP address . If you were banned you would not be able to log on . Thanks for letting us know .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: marcmoral16 on February 03, 2014, 10:48:42 pm
Thanks Jeff
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: wolfter on February 05, 2014, 03:20:41 pm
I've not been able to log in today using IE.  As soon as I try to log in I get an error that IE has stopped working.  It's only happening here.

I had to open Chrome (I think) to log in.

wolfter
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: iana5252 on February 07, 2014, 09:00:06 am
Testing. Testing
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Theyer on February 07, 2014, 11:13:47 am
Thank you tecky people at aidesmed for getting the Cafe in the corner up and running again .Blank screens for 12 hours shivers around the world , so again thanks.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: wolfter on February 07, 2014, 06:45:07 pm
Was the server down?  I've not been able to display the forums since yesterday evening. 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on February 07, 2014, 09:33:50 pm
Thank you tecky people at aidesmeds
Quote
amen, brother! ;)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on February 08, 2014, 05:37:55 am
Was the server down?  I've not been able to display the forums since yesterday evening. 

Something was down. My theory is that the hamster fell out of his wheel again - and I'm sticking to it.

If you could compare my computer expertise to car mechanicing, I could gap and change the spark plugs, change the oil, top up the brake fluid, change the tires and do a few other simple maintenance type things, but I couldn't fix a transmission or swap out an engine. Oh - I can drive the car too. (yay me!) I can also work a ten-ton winch on a fishing boat in a gale of wind, and do all the necessary navigational deeds in the wheelhouse too. But I couldn't strip the winch down or fix the steering chains in the wheelhouse.

So yeah, it was that darn hamster falling out of his wheel again. ;D
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on February 08, 2014, 09:54:17 am
The forum is running really slow for many members today . I hope that it all gets sorted out .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: iana5252 on February 10, 2014, 01:44:41 pm
We will be performing site maintenance this afternoon. The site may be inaccessible for a short period of time and certain navigation may be unavailable for a short period of time. Thank you in advance for your patience. 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on February 10, 2014, 03:24:29 pm
thank you for the notice; but most especially, thanks for keeping the forums going. ;)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: zach on February 11, 2014, 01:27:31 pm
Chrome says you've been reinfected. Haven't learned to wear condoms yet have we? It really is that simple.  8) (see really, I like joking about teh AIDS)



Diagnostic page for forums.poz.com

What is the current listing status for forums.poz.com?
Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 223 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 75 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2014-02-10, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2014-01-27.
Malicious software is hosted on 3 domain(s), including domaincurent.net/, iwin-pipe.com/, startreee.net/.

2 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including kaizencm.com/, cypriod.com/.

This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS14618 (AMAZON-AES).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, forums.poz.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?
In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:
Return to the previous page.
If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on February 11, 2014, 01:39:16 pm
Thanks for the information Zach . The problems are addressed and I sincerely believe the site is safe for use and has been in the past as well . Its unnerving to get the warnings but rest assured its being addressed head on .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Raf on February 11, 2014, 02:45:38 pm
And I thought Oral browsing was safer! I don't wear condoms when I visit the forums. Am I infected?  ;D
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on February 11, 2014, 03:03:51 pm
And I thought Oral browsing was safer! I don't wear condoms when I visit the forums. Am I infected?  ;D

oral browsing's isn't a risk nor is keyboard frottage . 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: eric48 on February 11, 2014, 04:54:01 pm
Dame here on Firefox but not safari
Mobile.eric
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on February 12, 2014, 06:13:27 pm
argh! all the malware notices are annoying. I'm thinking good thoughts about the techies and hoping they get this fixed soon.

Quote
What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 536 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 211 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2014-02-12, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2014-02-12.
Malicious software is hosted on 7 domain(s), including domaincurent.net/, systemly.net/, jakiewebs.com/.

7 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including kaizencm.com/, makosious.com/, makosaholic.com/.

keyboard frottage
ouch!!
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: buginme2 on February 12, 2014, 07:33:43 pm
 It doesn't bode well for this site when you get a warning saying the site contains malware and is likely to infect my Mac with financial thievery. 

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Raf on February 12, 2014, 09:11:20 pm
oral browsing's isn't a risk nor is keyboard frottage .

Good to know. I guess that mouse masturbation isn't risky either  ;D :-[

BTW, the malware warnings continue, folks.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on February 12, 2014, 09:17:12 pm
All the problems have been addressed but it just takes awhile for Google to stop the warnings . All is good and there is and was no danger . 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Starsurf on May 05, 2014, 06:52:37 am
When trying to access the forums from my computer I get an error message saying I am banned because of commercial postings.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Starsurf on May 20, 2014, 02:54:09 am
The only way I can gain access to the forum is by using Stainless web browser. All others (Chrome, Safari, firefox) say I am banned as a commercial member ???. Am i banned?
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ann on May 20, 2014, 05:30:23 am
The only way I can gain access to the forum is by using Stainless web browser. All others (Chrome, Safari, firefox) say I am banned as a commercial member ???. Am i banned?

I don't know why you're getting this error message - none of the IP addresses associated with your account appear in our ban list. One is close, but that should not have triggered the ban for you.

Try deleting your cookies - that may work.

Ann
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: J.R.E. on July 01, 2014, 05:18:33 pm
Is anyone anti-virus going crazy on the forums? MY Kaspersky is going wild, warning me, no matter what forum I open up, or any thread.

It is only happening on this site.

The message I receive from Kaspersky is: ( the item was blocked) but the messages are constant

http:  // FORUMS.POZ.COM/ THEMES/THEMES/JS

TROJAN-DOWNLOADER.JS.AGENT.HAI

Trojan Program
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: phoenix on July 01, 2014, 11:33:50 pm
as I navigate this site my security software give me a malicious object alert. Something called Trojan download js. agent.hai      have kapersky    also shows http//poz forums poz.com/themes/themes.js they were blocked but get warning no matter where I go 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: J.R.E. on July 02, 2014, 11:21:23 am
Hello Guys,....

Still having a LOT of problems with Kaspersky antivius, blocking and showing that a trojan program on this site, is trying to download. ( see last two posts)

It's non-stop audible and visual warnings, no matter where you click on the forums.

It's happening on Firefox and IE 11

I am currently using Kaspersky Internet Security-  14.0.0.4651 (G)

See my earlier report and Phoenix's report.


Thanks---Ray
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: phoenix on July 02, 2014, 08:47:16 pm
Hi guys Kaspersky still telling me Trojan program trying to download. Its all over the site not just one place. See J.R.E. is still having same problem. Should we be worried?                        Thanks  Phoenix
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on July 02, 2014, 09:22:24 pm
I sent some emails out to find out whats up ... This happened awhile back and was corrected quickly and no ones computer was ever at risk . Stay tuned to this channel for further updates .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: J.R.E. on July 02, 2014, 09:56:44 pm
I sent some emails out to find out whats up ... This happened awhile back and was corrected quickly and no ones computer was ever at risk . Stay tuned to this channel for further updates .

Thanks Guys !

Looks as though problem has resolved. I am no longer getting any warnings from Kaspersky.

Ray
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on July 02, 2014, 09:59:27 pm
I just received a messsage that the problem has been addressed . Thanks your your patience and hanging in there with us while it was being corrected .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: phoenix on July 02, 2014, 11:50:50 pm
Thanks guys : )  Warnings gone
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: WillyWump on July 04, 2014, 05:22:31 pm
Just got this from my Norton when I logged in..doesnt sound pretty  :P

WEB ATTACK: Nuclear Exploit Kit Download 4
SEVERITY: High
Attacker URL: 2f3325d3n57ddb.dminbeautiful.uni.me/
Source Address:192.168.1.103 (192.168.1.103)
ATTACK BLOCKED
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on July 04, 2014, 06:49:20 pm
Just got this from my Norton when I logged in..doesnt sound pretty  :P

WEB ATTACK: Nuclear Exploit Kit Download 4
SEVERITY: High


Attacker URL: 2f3325d3n57ddb.dminbeautiful.uni.me/
Source Address:192.168.1.103 (192.168.1.103)
ATTACK BLOCKED


Do you have a wireless network ? this seems more like someone nudging in on a wifi signal more than something from the internet ... Im sure I will be corrected if I am wrong .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: aidsshmaids on August 14, 2014, 04:40:51 pm
Can one of the mods message me regarding a technical problem
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Joe K on August 14, 2014, 05:11:23 pm
Can one of the mods message me regarding a technical problem

The private message function will not work until you have 3 posts.  This thread is to address issues with the forums.  If you describe the problem you are having, I am sure we can provide some ways to address the problem.

Thanks,

Joe
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: aidsshmaids on August 27, 2014, 04:30:45 pm
word
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Joe K on August 27, 2014, 05:22:10 pm
word

Bug, I'm working on it.  Check your private email.

Thanks,  Joe
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: J.R.E. on October 26, 2014, 09:31:02 pm


Anyone noticing the pages on this site, loading very slowly?

I first noticed it a couple of days ago,  but it seems to be worse tonight.


It's slow on two different computers, and it doesn't matter whether I use IE -11 or firefox-33.0


Ray


Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: tednlou2 on January 14, 2015, 09:53:43 pm
I cannot change my profile pic.  I go to photobucket to copy the link, just like I always have.  I paste it and hit update.  However, the image won't apply, saying it has been deleted.  As you can see, it is a message from photobucket that says deleted, where my profile pic is.  I have tried several pics.  It will allow me to use my former profile pic again. 

When I try to post these new pics within a thread, it works just fine.  Anyone have any idea what may be the issue?  Weird they will post within a thread, but not for profile pic. 

Thanks. 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on January 14, 2015, 11:00:02 pm
When I try to post these new pics within a thread, it works just fine.
what thread did you post these in? your profile pix at http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/MobileUploads/4db67d47-ab16-4b9a-a1a8-e63e5ad40365_zpsf61f7412.jpg is 404. copy the image url and post in it a new window. Your pix just isn't there at photobucket

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/MobileUploads/4db67d47-ab16-4b9a-a1a8-e63e5ad40365_zpsf61f7412.jpg)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: tednlou2 on January 15, 2015, 12:04:58 am
what thread did you post these in? your profile pix at http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/MobileUploads/4db67d47-ab16-4b9a-a1a8-e63e5ad40365_zpsf61f7412.jpg is 404. copy the image url and post in it a new window. Your pix just isn't there at photobucket

(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/MobileUploads/4db67d47-ab16-4b9a-a1a8-e63e5ad40365_zpsf61f7412.jpg)

Well, I didn't fully post them.  I hit preview and they were there.  Then, I just deleted my post.  I am on the photobucket site, clicking on the pic (pix) I want to use.  I am copying the direct link and then pasting that into the profile pic field, in the change profile section here.  The pics are at photobucket and assigned links.  Weird it works in threads but not for profile. 

I will fully post here the exact same pic I want to use for my profile, just to show it works in threads.  I put this exact link in the profile pic field and I get the "user deleted photo." 


(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/tedunk/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-12-29011752_zpseadc8ab0.jpg)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on January 15, 2015, 12:07:16 am
It needs to be resized I bet . If the image is too big you would think it would tell you when you post but it does not, so resize the image and try again . I have no idea what size .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: tednlou2 on January 15, 2015, 12:37:02 am
It needs to be resized I bet . If the image is too big you would think it would tell you when you post but it does not, so resize the image and try again . I have no idea what size .

I cropped it down.  Tried other pics.  So weird.  It just lets me put the old profile pic back.  Maybe I will open a new photobucket account and try that. 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: tednlou2 on January 15, 2015, 01:13:47 am
Uploaded to another account and no problem.  So weird.  There is obviously some issue with the other account, to let me post pics in threads but not as profile.  I cannot imagine any setting that would prevent that.  Anyway, thanks for the ideas on what it could be. 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: zach on January 15, 2015, 06:45:08 am
teb, i think it's an issue with photobucket... i have recently had problems as well

you'll notice that my avatar had been down for the past month, and none of the pictures i've ever shared in posts display any longer.

i tried to resolve the issue, eventually simply deleted that profile and created a new one.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: zach on January 15, 2015, 07:27:44 am
^ted too
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on January 15, 2015, 09:20:49 am
It was worth the effort, very handsome .
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: tednlou2 on February 13, 2015, 04:55:57 pm
Perhaps this is the fault of my IPad, but whenever I begin a post and open a new window to get info or a link to use in my post, I often return to my post to find all my text gone. 

Curious whether others experience this and on various devices?  It doesn't happen every time, but I would say 50% of the time.  Could just be some issue with safari on IPad, but doesn't happen with emails or other websites. 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bmancanfly on February 18, 2016, 11:49:27 am
When I go to poz.com it takes me to a sign in page where my sign in info doesn't work.  I haven't been forwarded to that sign in page in the past.

I was able to get around it by going to aidsmed.com.  I checked my sign in info and I was entering the correct info before.

Is this happening to anyone else?  I guess if it was, we might not know it because if you can't get past the sign in page then you can't post either.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on February 18, 2016, 12:01:16 pm
 ;D I will check on it .  ;D
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jim Allen on February 18, 2016, 12:04:38 pm
For a split second the site seemed to have an issue but refresh and it's fine .
https://www.poz.com/ - Left-hand side select community and then forum to get back.


Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on February 18, 2016, 12:08:03 pm
When I go to poz.com it takes me to a sign in page where my sign in info doesn't work..........
 then you can't post either.
where are you logging in for what? there is no forum log in from the poz.com (http://poz.com) page, although there is a poz personals log in. http://forums.poz.com (http://forums.poz.com) is the url for the forum log in.

https://www.poz.com/
the link is actually without the http"s"
http://poz.com (http://poz.com)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jim Allen on February 18, 2016, 12:09:24 pm
I have the "s" :-)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jim Allen on February 18, 2016, 12:12:45 pm
Looks absolutely fantastic that much I am sure about.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on February 18, 2016, 12:13:15 pm
I have the "s" :-)

https://www.poz.com/  returns as an invalid url
http://poz.com              loads right up

regardless though, there isn't a forum login at http://poz.com
but at http://forums.poz.com (also w/o an "s")
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: iana5252 on February 18, 2016, 12:13:33 pm
We are in the middle of launching a new POZ.com. You may see some intermittent issues until it is fully migrated later today. The new URL will be secure (https://www.poz.com). The Forums are not changing in anyway.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Wade on February 18, 2016, 12:24:05 pm
I am having no trouble at all...
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on February 18, 2016, 12:34:56 pm
The new site looks fantastic . Well Done !
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: leatherman on February 18, 2016, 12:38:19 pm
We are in the middle of launching a new POZ.com.
I'm seeing the new site now.
IMHO
ugh. it looks like buzzfeed

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Wade on February 18, 2016, 12:41:29 pm
I think it looks great , and is much more user friendly and easier to navigate.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jim Allen on February 18, 2016, 01:38:49 pm
Indeed it also seems far more touch screen/mobile device friendlier, hence feels up-to-date. The device friendlier part is great for me :-).  it also means more people can use and view the poz site and that's really good news. Better site for all us users and tools for everyone who needs/wants to find information.

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bmancanfly on February 18, 2016, 02:46:42 pm
Indeed it also seems far more mobile device friendlier

Does that mean we are no longer allowed to use punctuation or paragraphs?  ;)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jeff G on February 18, 2016, 03:19:10 pm
Does that mean we are no longer allowed to use punctuation or paragraphs?  ;)

Lord I hope so, never have been big on those things anyway.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jim Allen on February 18, 2016, 03:38:46 pm
Does that mean we are no longer allowed to use punctuation or paragraphs?  ;)

Punctuation, hmm let me put it this way, it's not one of my major worries in life.  :)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jim Allen on January 07, 2018, 08:12:22 am
Well after a few days of instability it seems like the forums are back up and running. Happy days  :)

I know Ian put a lot of effort and time in over the weekend and holidays to fix the problems and so a big Thank you to Ian, and also to Peter on the tech team.

If anyone does have any problems please, please do let us know.

Jim   
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bocker3 on February 26, 2018, 06:53:27 am
This morning I am finding that the "Welcome" block of information expands every time I move on the site.  Over the years I have experienced days where it would appear on first opening the site, but after I minimized it, it would stay that way for days/weeks at a time.  Not today --- it's a bit annoying!!

Mike
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jim Allen on February 26, 2018, 07:18:55 am
Hi Mike,

Thanks and will pass it on.

Anyone else experiencing this ?

Jim

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Wade on February 26, 2018, 08:09:15 am
Not to me, but then I never block that section off.

Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bocker3 on February 26, 2018, 02:01:20 pm
Some additional information -- it is happening on both Safari, Chrome and Edge browsers.  As well as happening on my phone and desktop.

Mike
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jim Allen on February 26, 2018, 02:13:48 pm
This morning I am finding that the "Welcome" block of information expands every time I move on the site.  Over the years I have experienced days where it would appear on first opening the site, but after I minimized it, it would stay that way for days/weeks at a time.  Not today --- it's a bit annoying!!

Mike

Some additional information -- it is happening on both Safari, Chrome and Edge browsers.  As well as happening on my phone and desktop.

Mike

Hi Mike.

Thanks for the update, I just got round to emailing Ian with the details and included this info.
I tested myself and had the same result, personally I would suspect its a cookie issue, cookie not being stores or the setting at least not in the cookie but that just my thoughts and I am no tech

Jim

 
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jim Allen on February 27, 2018, 02:37:00 pm
Hi Mike,

Peter the technical guy worked on this today and says its fixed. I tested it for myself and its working for me correctly.

Let me know if you still are having an issue.

Jim
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: bocker3 on February 27, 2018, 04:48:32 pm
Problem solved!!

Thanks!
Mike
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: jongen on May 05, 2018, 03:32:58 pm
Hey guys,

I am new to this forum and struggling to write my first post. There is no category in my account like 'write/submit a post'. Any tips highly appreciated. Thanks.
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Waverunner on December 07, 2018, 06:59:59 pm
Is it possible to delete my profile?  If so, how?
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jim Allen on December 07, 2018, 11:23:21 pm
Hi Waverunner,

I've sent you an email regarding this query.

Jim
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: thenoesis89 on March 02, 2019, 06:59:42 am
Hi I wasn't sure where to post this and it seems I can't DM an admin. I use my iphone to browse this forum and it has helped me a lot to coup with being infected with HIV and I went on just now and it says "Guest" has been banned? I don't have a lot of time to go on my actual computer and it kind of upsets me that I can't browse the forum on cell, ask questions, or anything. Maybe I had viewed the forum to many time not logged in and it banned me.? I don't know if anyone can help me or point me to someone who can.

I'm using my computer to post this BTW
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Jim Allen on March 02, 2019, 08:09:16 am
Hiya,

"Guest, you have been banned" would only be part of the message normally spoken.

I'll send you a PM that you can reply to so we can get some details and check, most likely it's the automated filter used to protect forums & websites that has some of your details flagged.

Best, Jim
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: thenoesis89 on March 02, 2019, 09:08:44 pm
Hey thank you for working with getting this issue resolved :)
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Vern58 on March 05, 2019, 06:04:51 pm
How can I erase my Forum Posts?
Title: Re: POZ Forums Technical Problems: Report Them Here
Post by: Ptrk3 on March 05, 2019, 06:14:20 pm
I've removed your "blank" posts.  Are those the ones you wanted removed in the "Memorial" forum?