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Offline ReyZen

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ATTENTION: Avatar (Image) URLs Should be HTTPS-Sourced!
« on: September 10, 2019, 10:25:53 AM »
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Blessings all.

We have made this thread temporarily 'sticky'ed.

DO NOT SWITCH AVATAR URLs TO HTTPS-BASED YET! Wait til our site converts to HTTPS else your HTTPS-BASED image URL will not work.

In an effort to make our message boards URL more secure, Mike our website & IT admin plans to switch it to a secure HTTPS-based one.

Meanwhile, should the project be implemented, members who have avatars should make sure that your image sources are HTTPS-based.

For those who are IT-tek-savvy, I quote Mike's words:
"Essentially any assets (images, files etc) that are referencing the http version of any site (internal cactusforums, or external) will break the site's SSL causing an insecure page error (especially on Chrome)."

We know that more than a handful of us love our avatars, thus this notice. Please PM me for any concerns.

Thanks.

Peace and Godbless.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2019, 03:48:17 PM by ReyZen »
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Re: ATTENTION: Avatar (Image) URLs Should SOON be HTTPS-Sourced!
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 06:40:55 PM »
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Mike our message boards IT admin plans for Monday afternoon the Sept16th (around 12pm PST) to make the switch for our message boards URL to a secure HTTPS-BASED one.

In my experience, we should not switch our avatar URLs to HTTPS based yet until the site is converted to a secure one. Doing so without the switch yet will NOT make your avatar pic work.

We apologize in advance for the message boards going down again for a few. Growing pains! Great growing pains!

Please spread this news to all message boards members who may not have a heads up yet.

Thanks and Godbless.

Peace.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2019, 06:55:13 PM by ReyZen »
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Re: ATTENTION: Avatar (Image) URLs Should SOON be HTTPS-Sourced!
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 07:08:37 PM »
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No promises but Mike thinks that 'barring any unforeseen circumstances' we may be able to put a system in place to help message boards members post HTTPS-BASED avatars soon as the site gets converted to a secure one.

Again it's just a plan with no promises -- An option for posting avatars is to host images on cactusforums.com. This requires members to message me or Mike existing non-HTTPS pic URLs and we would upload them into a static folder that members can reference once it's live.

For instance, Mike had my existing avatar image URL and dropped it into an accessible folder, converted to an HTTPS-BASED URL resulting to the following:
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We can do a similar approach with members who have trouble simply switching their image links to HTTPS. However, I think lots of us will now be able to use HTTPS-BASED image URLs that Imgur and even Postimages.org have once the message boards converts to a secure site.

This project will be a work in progress. Let us all pray for amazing fruits. Let us also all be patient with the process.

That's our latest heads up thus far.

May you always be blessed.

Peace.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2019, 07:28:04 PM by ReyZen »
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ATTENTION: Avatar (Image) URLs Should be HTTPS-Sourced!
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 03:47:23 PM »
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The message boards URL is now secure and HTTPS-based.

Please clear your browser cache if you can.

I'm unlocking this thread for members to post any issues they see ie. missing links and images.

Meanwhile, Mike has fixed the avatar issue. Hopefully when the upcoming new version is released it will include the fixes Mike has made.

Some post/reply buttons previously redirecting to a blank new post screen when clicked should now be corrected as well, as all of the cached prettyURL links are changed to https now.

Let's all thank Mike for all his amazing help to keep our forums' back end healthy.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2019, 03:52:04 PM by ReyZen »
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Re: ATTENTION: Avatar (Image) URLs Should be HTTPS-Sourced!
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 04:02:16 PM »
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Reply Test - Disregard

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Re: ATTENTION: Avatar (Image) URLs Should be HTTPS-Sourced!
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 04:12:41 PM »
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Reply test. It's ok now Mike. Thanks!
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