February 5, 2021 at 8:57 am #32210
Hello everyone. I’ve recently joined but I’m a bit concerned about chrome giving warnings that the site isn’t safe and asking if I’d want to advance anyway.
Can someone explain why? This is the only ace site I’ve found with a decent sized community but I don’t feel comfortable sharing any information (which would make it hard to interact with people) if it can be easily accessed by anyone.February 6, 2021 at 4:50 pm #32211AnonymousInactive
I’ve been concerned about this as well, but don’t really use the site enough for me to have pursued it. Thanks for asking…February 8, 2021 at 11:04 pm #32212NoelParticipant
I’ve been seeing the same warning messages too and at times the site is blocked completely. Guessing it’s just a technical problem rather than something sinister, but are there still any admin people around who could give a definitive answer?February 27, 2021 at 4:47 pm #32218AvidReaderSpectator
This safety message is still showing up w/Chrome – are any admins around?February 28, 2021 at 10:48 pm #32219MattParticipant
I’ve just had a message flag up on my browser regarding this too. Seems it is something to do with the sites certificate.March 14, 2021 at 11:14 am #32224SilentWolfSpectator
I wonder how many existing and potential new users it’s scared off the site.March 15, 2021 at 1:45 am #32225
Oh gosh =/ I remember visiting the site maybe a year ago? and I don’t remember the warning being there before. If I hadn’t already seen the site previously, the warning message probably would have made me not bother advancing to the site.March 15, 2021 at 2:03 am #32226
It probably is something to do with the SSL not being renewedMarch 17, 2021 at 12:15 am #32227Alex (Nathan) SullivanParticipant
Ok, the site is safe, just not being maintained correctly. What’s happened is the site’s SSL security certificate has expired and whomever is responsible for maintaining the site hasn’t bothered to renew the certificate. Chrome, a couple of years ago, implemented required security certificates as standard and so displays the “unsafe” message, regardless of the site’s actual content.
TL:DR: The site is safe to use, just lazy web site owner hasn’t been bothered to update the security certificate. 🙁March 20, 2021 at 4:09 pm #32228AvidReaderSpectator
Nathan and Angela – thanks – the SSL renewal issue makes sense as the explanation. I agree w/SilentWolf that the warning is scaring off both existing and potential new members 🙁
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