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    Http to https security

    Hi guys.

    I use a lot of forums over the past few weeks these forums have changed to https. I use IE11 for my main browser and Firefox as a backup. When I open these forums a message pops up at the bottom saying Only secure content is displayed which I ignore as the forum shows everything and works as normal.

    If I use Firefox on these site there is no message pops up. IE11 is updated as far as you can go with all Windows updates.

    Google shows:

    Instead of HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), this website uses HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS). Using HTTPS, the computers agree on a "code" between them, and then they scramble the messages using that "code" so that no one in between can read them. ...
    This tutorial will teach you about SSL, HTTP and HTTPS
    This site is http://forums.ross-tech.com/?styleid=5 which is the old http. If your thinking of changing to the https as with other forums I just ignore the message and the forum still works and shows everything.

    On a side note over the past few weeks I've used this forum. I click on New Posts everything shows but when I click on New Posts again the previous post I looked at has disappeared from the list. A few weeks ago posts that I had looked at were just greyed out so I could easily see which ones I've read.

    This isn't a big problem I'm just wondering what has changed over the past few weeks.
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    On a side note over the past few weeks I've used this forum. I click on New Posts everything shows but when I click on New Posts again the previous post I looked at has disappeared from the list. A few weeks ago posts that I had looked at were just greyed out so I could easily see which ones I've read.

    This isn't a big problem I'm just wondering what has changed over the past few weeks.
    The supplier of the forum software did an update. In that update, the new posts were handled slightly differently. They now are removed from the list once read. In the past, to remove them, you had to manually mark the forums read.

    I too was a bit alarmed when the change went into effect about 2 months ago and brought it to our forum guru. There is no option to make it as it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    The supplier of the forum software did an update. In that update, the new posts were handled slightly differently. They now are removed from the list once read. In the past, to remove them, you had to manually mark the forums read.

    I too was a bit alarmed when the change went into effect about 2 months ago and brought it to our forum guru. There is no option to make it as it was.
    I've not seen any such change in the behavior...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    I've not seen any such change in the behavior...
    I use that function heavily, and it's definitely changed. I agree with Keith on this one.

    I considered whinging about it, but the new behavior is more "correct" even if it's not to my liking. So I'm not sure if that's tunable.
    Silence gives consent.

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    Santos found the difference. He and I use Quick Links -> Today's Posts. That behavior is unchanged, whereas New Posts has indeed changed, something which I didn't notice, 'cause I never use it.

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Santos found the difference. He and I use Quick Links -> Today's Posts. That behavior is unchanged, whereas New Posts has indeed changed, something which I didn't notice, 'cause I never use it.
    I guess I never looked at the difference closely before (and I can't now ) but I seem to recall New Posts behaving like Today's Posts, except it doesn't continue into the "threads below have not been updated since your last visit" section.

    I have largely switched to using Today's Posts since the change, and that works for my habitual browsing pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyoung8607 View Post
    I guess I never looked at the difference closely before (and I can't now ) but I seem to recall New Posts behaving like Today's Posts, except it doesn't continue into the "threads below have not been updated since your last visit" section.
    Nah, I often see stuff in the list below "The threads below have not been updated since your last visit or since forums have been marked read. "

    I've never really understood when/why the forum software decides to "mark read" because I very rarely tell it to do that explicitly.

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    what about adding HTTPS to the forums?

    you may need a new cert if you don't have a wildcard for your store.

    https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/arti...forum-to-https

    edit; actually I just manually changed my shortcut from http to https and it works, so look like you already have https available, it just is not set as the default protocol.


    https://forums.ross-tech.com/


    Also, chrome says there is still scripts/content that is linked to http instead of https.
    Last edited by D-Dub; 06-07-2018 at 10:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Dub View Post
    edit; actually I just manually changed my shortcut from http to https and it works, so look like you already have https available, it just is not set as the default protocol.

    https://forums.ross-tech.com/
    Most things on here work on https, but oddly if I use https I can't "Like" any posts.
    The link is still there but doesn't appear to work.
    On http it's fine...
    Apparently I should put something witty or profound in here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike@Gendan View Post
    Most things on here work on https, but oddly if I use https I can't "Like" any posts.
    The link is still there but doesn't appear to work.
    On http it's fine...
    It probably doesn't like the 'like' script. I get this in Chrome:



    If I allow the scripts, the https:// had a red stripe through it, and says 'Non Secure'. But I can like your post now :-)

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