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  • in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #111740

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    Remember – I am not getting any notices from here. You have to email to get a response until I log in again.

    I don’t see any “risk” of permanently losing the writings AS LONG AS THE CURRENT SITE OWNERS AND OPERATORS have made complete backups, and Pay the hosting bill. This was one of the first sites to not be searched by G o – o g l e a decade ago, and isn’t probably on anyone’s radar. The owners have their own webmasters and can complete those things.

    Once the hosting bill is not paid (+14 days grace) it will all be deleted. When the site is not visible, emails to admins must be sent, and not to the ones that end in this domain name as they won’t work.

    SysOp

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #111668

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    They have not updated the big wordpress plugin “bb-press” which runs this forum for a VERY long time. I don’t know what’s happening with it, but wordpress keeps updating with MAJOR stuff every other week or so – that makes me think they may not be supporting it eventually. Stuff will just not work due to Server upgrades we have no control over, WordPress upgrades which may eventually be too far above this theme to handle or the plugins begin to stop working that are not updated to work with new wordpress updates.
    Any day it could happen if something is updated and the whole thing stops showing until the culprit is replaced or deleted altogether.

    Just a warning.

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #111667

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    I probably “Published” them (or another admin). That’s the only possible explanation.

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #110934

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    Attempted to find why/where Sunlit was not posting, but couldn’t find anything anywhere – not listed in any security of other places. Captcha? As the php gets more complicated the add-ons and plugins and theme will fail. Send in theme suggestions and we’ll be able to update.

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #110816

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    It’s the content.
    Watch what you put into it–most likely language.

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #109527

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    @jpoutlook and all.

    If anyone gets this…
    Your access to this service has been temporarily limited. Please try again in a few minutes. (HTTP response code 503)

    It means you’re coming in on an ip address that has been deemed hacker/spammer network.

    Please email me the ip address you’re using to get it cleared. Many eastern block and Chinese/Thai are blocked en masse.
    We can fix a manual block.

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #109526

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    Laura got the hosting company FINALLY to put the site onto the correct MEMORY available. I believe it was forever timing out on all loads due to half the memory available than the lowest required to run any wordpress installation.

    Let me know if you have any 500 internal errors as well. That is usually a memory problem as well. We haven’t had any “old issues” I won’t put here for a long time.

    Thanks.

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #109518

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    There was no pic – but several have looked and can’t see anything. One person said they were on the forum last week and it wasn’t looking right, but was okay the next time.

    Laura will be checking to be sure the hosting tech took care of the wordpress memory situation – it all times out before stuff has a chance to load.

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #107434

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    Yes, I’ve gotten that as well.

    That is a TOO BUSY error. They have been all day trying to “repair” the SQL, so there is something still off.

    People need to email me as soon as the site is down or people cannot log in.

    NO OTHER ADMINS SHOULD BE UPDATING ANYTHING. UPDATE FAILURES REQUIRE COMPLETE SERVER LOGIN CAPABILITIES TO ACTUALLY REPAIR.

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #107033

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    @ Dennis

    Read the startup post for this Topic:
    http://www.whitakeronline.org/blog/topic/forum-tech-issues-to-keymasters/

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #104197

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    @jpoutlook and @Henry Davenport:

    As you all know, this site has always taken massive traffic hits good and bad. For anyone to say Google doesn’t rank it is crap on Google’s part. This site has astronomical numbers of hits from all bots everywhere and spammers and garbage wp-login attacks. That is why we turned off self-registration.

    There are 3 major types of security on this blog and one of them is set very aggressively for several types of hits (GET and HEAD are denied types–which hackers use). @JPO – the error you posted (thank you) is one I can change, but that means you were sitting and very rapidly calling for MANY pages per minute from the IP range you were logged in on. If you really did that, I will lower the threshold – but if you use an IP that bots/hackers/spammers also use – then that is why it over-ran the benchmark.

    We adopted a new type of hit block that has ranges of IPs that hit this site massively. We changed how that is done now. If anyone sees a “blocked by Admin” message, you’ve been caught in a trap I’ve seen and blocked – only an Admin can unblock those.

    Security has become a JOB on WordPress sites. And if they are not attended to on a daily basis, and a known threat hack is not patched immediately via updates, the site could go down in hours depending on what trojan made it through.

    Keep emailing if you are locked out. ALL ADMINS can unlock. If they don’t know how: CONTACT ME.

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #102779

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    @Electric

    Only Not-Real usernames are locked out for a period of time. A person must know their Username and Password to get in. So be careful when you log in.

    If they don’t know that, they need to contact me.

    Only Usernames & Passwords… not email addresses. If they don’t know their password, then use the recovery steps. If they don’t know anything, then that tells us they aren’t Bugsers. Newbies need to contact me or one of the Bugsers who will contact me.

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #102135

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    J.P.O.,

    There are a lot of reasons. I’m sure all have heard about the Google “Truth” standards. There are 1000s of “watch lists” that feed to browser and computer malware programs. Sites that had been hacked were never fully taken off the “do not surf to” lists. Gee wonder why that might be?

    The ISPs are being mandated a lot of crap via big you-know-who in order to suppress info from sites that get active people.

    There is a LOT of security on this site. It is already blocking certain “types” of access. If you use TOR on an IP set that is attack listed, you’ll not get far anywhere as those IPs are listed in Block lists.

    I clicked on that link and tried various ways to access the suite and couldn’t get anywhere, so it’s router / firewall or malware listed.

    If people get URLs that are used for getting OFF blacklists or malware lists, let me know by email so I can start the process to get off. That seldom works as I found on many ISPs that were blacklisted for things none of sites ever were involved with and never were hacked.

    Bogus crap as you infer.

    Thank you.

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #101896

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    Not sure if this is new, or just web connection issues. If the Hosting company is having problems (and many are having SQL issues) or the site is too busy, etc., we’re stuck. I need to know if now “always” these computers are having problems – or just intermittantly.

    I just found out that WOL has been on a “Dangerous URL” database for who knows how long. My new software would not let me near it. Had to spend lots of time getting it “whitelisted” and can not find out exactly who’s database it’s been put on…. I’ve not had that issue before.

    LET ME KNOW if you EVER get that malware or BAD site denial by a browser. Get me ALL the error data and the name of the database if possible – who’s it is.

    Half the plugins and WordPress have updated in the last 2 weeks, so there’s bound to be trouble.

    Who else is getting weird stuff just lately??

    in reply to: Why Johnny can't think E-book Password? #99908

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    You can download it off the link to the right… No need to go to the wgp.

    Just click on it. It’s always worked for me in all browsers – just a zip file that you choose where to save.

    in reply to: Urge White House to Urge "Pants Up, Don't Loot!" #99578

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    Don’t know why your set was bounced into Moderation.
    We don’t have spam software running on the forum as all must be logged in as a user and have previously moderated stuff.

    ?

    in reply to: FORUM TECH ISSUES TO KEYMASTERS #98577

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    My error.
    If he needs those changed, I need the copy.

    Thanks, Jason.

    And as far as my system is concerned, I am no longer receiving notification emails about forum topics I have checked off.

    When WordPress changes every week, it happens. Will follow up. It’s not working via the new setup either w/same plugins.

    in reply to: WHY WE NEED A PRIVATE WORKING THREAD/FORUM #96558

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    The current theme and setup here on WOL will not accommodate those plugins. If someone who does wordpress would like to work out a shiny new customized rendition of Twenty Fourteen (or the Twelve or Thirteen if better mobile capability) — work it all out then send me the css and we’ll overhaul everything. The theme must be WordPress design team produced so that we know all files will always be compatible with whatever this week’s wordpress version happens to be.

    Carloman – email me at Sysop at whitakeronline dot org or Laura has the link as well. We now have 7 joined and the Working Thread is set up and running great. Any member can post to it and is only private to the entire membership – no pages are open to public view.

    Sys Op

    in reply to: WHY WE NEED A PRIVATE WORKING THREAD/FORUM #96542

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    There has been a private, non public working thread for months now. Whenever you wish to start using it, please do. I wondered you didn’t but, habit is hard to break. This current thread is past due to be ended, so maybe that’s what we’ll do.

    Get ready for that thread for posting mantras to BE ENDED in the next day or so.

    I’ll put it in the new private site.

    Let me know if you do not have the link yet.

    in reply to: WHY WE NEED A PRIVATE WORKING THREAD/FORUM #96524

    Sys Op
    Keymaster

    No

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