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Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire
14-Jan-2019 22:01 Message #4733371
To see if this will post
Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire
14-Jan-2019 22:03 Message #4733372
Ah, that's interesting. My last post got held up.

My browser seems to think that the site is dodgy now. It says that the site is no longer secure and something about the security certificate expired.

I keep getting sent to some dialogue page, which looks pretty dodgy in itself.

Anyone else having trouble?
joolsy  Female  Essex
14-Jan-2019 22:22 Message #4733374
Me too Minnie ... Doint no if I've been hacked or something
joolsy  Female  Essex
14-Jan-2019 22:26 Message #4733375
This warning came up unsecured .. I pressed continue gawd nos what's happened ...
warmundeft  Male  Wrexham
14-Jan-2019 22:26 Message #4733376
Very similar here - Google address bar starts with red triangle with exclamation mark 'https' in red and struck through, followed by usual tags in black.
Warning page leaps up over usual MSE home page, 'more information' says certificate expired yesterday and also indicates problem might lie with my devices' clock being out of sync ... accompanied by Tab titled: 'Privacy Error'
Circumvented by choosing mse unsafe option.
Nothing like recent suspicions of recent hacking posted by RAACH and Eurostar.

Annoying certainly, but initial thought was 'Uh Oh. MSE IT playing up again'.
Will try to get something through to Site Matters.
Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire
14-Jan-2019 22:32 Message #4733377
I don't mention https in your opening post,as i think that might be what caused the problem when I did the same.

I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing that it isn't just me.
SQL  Male  Devon
14-Jan-2019 22:35 Message #4733378
Yes the security certificate has expired, a sign that this site is on it's knees. The last certificate was only valid for a few months which is a bit unusual - they are usually for 12, 24 or 30 months.

Don't be surprised if this site goes offline soon.

connexkev  Male  East Sussex
14-Jan-2019 23:11 Message #4733379
I am getting the same warning too. What Squirrel says may be true. Will see what happens tomorrow
Madness102  Female  South Yorkshire
15-Jan-2019 00:37 Message #4733381
Yep, same here - I'm gonna opt out for a while as dont fancy being hijacked !!
See you all anon.
badman  Male  Suffolk
15-Jan-2019 07:53 Message #4733382
Same here Minnie. Luckily, I can stay in touch with those of you on fb if the site goes down.

If it disappears without notice, it's been a helluva ride and it's been nice knowing you all.

Pboro Trevor  Male  Cambridgeshire
15-Jan-2019 09:20 Message #4733383
It is all to do with the site server certificate which appears to be invalid - possibly out of date

Sea  Female  Essex
15-Jan-2019 10:26 Message #4733385
Yesterday when I clicked on MSE in my Bookmarks, which is how I always access MSE the page did not come up. Instead I had a warning message, which covered the whole screen, saying firefox had perevented access due to site not secure and not configured correctly. A box at the bottom said 'Advanced' which I clicked on and then able to add MSE as an exception. I can now get in to MSE as normal.
vanman  Male  Cambridgeshire
15-Jan-2019 11:27 Message #4733386
I had a few problems last night, but that's another matter!! lol.

Perhaps we should have a whip round!

Somebody must know someone, who knows somebody, that knows the cousin of someone who lives next door to the brother in law of a bloke in London, who's sister knows how to contact important people, to find out what's going on!
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
15-Jan-2019 12:31 Message #4733388
It's probably just an administration delay, the certificate expired yesterday and they have forgotten to renew.
A certificate is pretty cheap I think, so maybe they will pay up soon and all will be well - either that or this is the end of the site as it slowly crumbles into the sea.
It's always been a bit security leaky so not a lot has changed...

Seasons-Greetings  Male  Essex
15-Jan-2019 12:51 Message #4733390
Same here.
I've just logged in in unsafe mode to see if anyone else was having the same issue.
Lets see if they renew the safety certificate.
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
15-Jan-2019 13:00 Message #4733391
I have been vocal on more than one occasion, quite a few occasions actually, about the strange behaviour of Admin in recent years. Mainly lack of admin. It seems totally bizarre. I know it is now a free site, but I am sure Admin should still have a strong sense of responsibility if they choose to run a site, free or not.

I have been waiting for replies from them since August and September of last year. One of those was to do with potential hacking. Absolutely sod all back from them at all. Disgraceful and totally weird. I hope they don't run any other of their projects the same way.

I even called them a couple of rude words a week or so ago, to try and get their attention, but to no avail.

I will be sorry to see the site disappear. It has such great potential in my opinion. I don't know of any other with the same morals and rules, and potential for interesting meetups and conversations. But perhaps it has seen its day now.
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
15-Jan-2019 15:47 Message #4733397
I did the same as Sea Urchin
AndyMacG  Male  the West Midlands
15-Jan-2019 20:21 Message #4733405
Yep, me too :(

Same as warmundeft with me so i also just used the unsafe option and carried on :(

Andy Mac
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
15-Jan-2019 21:17 Message #4733412
As I always say, the unsafe option is always the safe option to take. That's why there are 232 of me around the world. I hope all the others are having a better time at being me than I have.

I thought the site would be gone tonight,but it's carrying on uncertified.

Thinking about it, have we caused Admin to give up on the site, our own lack of interest and lack of posting etc, or have Admin caused us to give up?

It could be a bit of a catch 22 vicious circle bit of both type of thing.
Blue-Poppy  Female  East Yorkshire
15-Jan-2019 23:26 Message #4733415
Ditto what everyone else says and when I clicked on reply to write this i was back to the page telling me unsafe. Clicked advanced again and finally got here. All very odd. Anyone tried a pm to Gordon .. if he's still on the site?
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PrincessFruitBat  Female  Essex
16-Jan-2019 09:44 Message #4733425
I had the same problem early yesterday but decided to leave it for a while before contacting Admin.
When I logged in later in the day, all went smoothly and there was no, “Unsecure,” message so I assumed all was well.

Today’s log in was ok too so I don’t understand why Blue Poppy was getting the warning message at 23:26 last night. Maybe you need to clear your cache or something BP?

( Not that I know anything about how these things work...)
Seasons-Greetings  Male  Essex
16-Jan-2019 10:22 Message #4733427
Well I've logged in again today.
Same issue.
So had to log in "unsafe".
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
16-Jan-2019 10:43 Message #4733429
Yes, it is still unsafe.

I suppose, depending on what we personally have, we can get round it, then we are able to log in unsafe if we dare.

I think mine had a bit that said something like 'don't prompt again for 30 minutes'. I will see the next time it comes up, but it may have an option for longer.

I am not sure why I want to carry on like it is though. More curiosity at the moment, but unless something changes soon, curiosity will wear off, and I won't bother at all after that. A shame really.
Sea  Female  Essex
16-Jan-2019 12:35 Message #4733439
Hi , I have not had the issue of 'safe'unsafe' continually coming up. I simply could not access at all until I clicked on 'Advance' on the full screeen page that came up, saying site insecure and had been blocked by Firefox. But after adding 'MSE' as an exception on the 'Advance' box I have not had any problems and MSE just opens in the normal way. It sounds like some people are having very different messages. I open through 'Firefox'. Are those still having problems able to find a way, to also add 'MSE' as an exception somehow?
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
16-Jan-2019 12:54 Message #4733441
I think people are getting different messages because they are using different software to access the site etc.

By adding MSE as an exception, it is allowing you to access it, but the problem remains that the site certificate has run out, and therefore anyone trying to access MSE is doing so in an unsafe way.

You are basically telling Firefox to ignore it, and carry on accessing as though it is all ok. But it isn't all ok. It is at risk of much more easily being hacked etc. But that is our choice.

I am not sure what comeback we could have, if all our details are stolen because we have chosen to bypass the security information that is being issued in whatever way it is being issued. It becomes our responsibility, i suppose. A bit like entering an area that says 'Warning. Do not enter.' Or something along those lines anyway.

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