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Title: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: georgesgiralt on August 13, 2020, 05:55:23 AM
Hi !
Since a couple of month, I can't browse this site using Firefox (various versions).
If I use https://www.bmwr65.org no image load, and when I click on any sub-forum, nothing works/displays.
If I use http://www.bmwR65.org the browser switch to the https version and same behavior shows.
I'm forced to use Goggle Chrome browser to access this site. And I do not like that because of the spying Google is doing when you use Chrome.
So what's wrong and how could I fix it ?
Any help would be appreciated.
Have a nice day and ride !
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: wilcom on August 13, 2020, 09:40:39 AM
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Any help would be appreciated.

I switched to R65.org and let it redirect and I get auto signed on every time. I'm using Edge
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: Tony Smith on August 13, 2020, 01:25:55 PM
I cannot log into bmwr65.org, but if I go to r65.org the redirect works and I can log in.
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: georgesgiralt on August 14, 2020, 02:06:31 AM
Hello All,
I can log into the site all right. The problem is the site is not working at all.
Once on the main page, if I click on ANY line of it to go into a sub-forum, nothing happens.
i wonder what is causing this. is it a new Firefox version with new security settings or the fact that the site is partially broken because some part of it are in "secure" mode and other parts are not (images for a start).
At first I though that replacing the "https" for "http" to turn the cryptography and security it provides off will solve the issue, but the web server redirects into https so a miss...
I would love to get help from a site owner or administrator because Chrome is a PITA and too much intrusive for my taste.
Have a nice and bright day with plenty of good rides
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: BPT on August 14, 2020, 08:09:22 PM
I don't like Chrome either and it was also one of the only browsers I could get to work.There's another thread from the last month or so about the various problems people are having with the site.  I tried Brave and it works (for now?!?). 
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: georgesgiralt on August 20, 2020, 03:14:41 AM
Update :
1) on another thread, the Web owner says he had been told about the problem. So maybe a solution is on it's way.
2) I've found a way to have a fully functional site in Firefox. In the Firefox menu choose "open a new private navigation window"
On the address bar of the new window enter "r65.org" after 5 seconds you will be directed to the non secure (http instead of https) version of the site. Login and all is well. As it is a private session, nothing is recorded so you'll have to login every time you visit the site. So keep the window open...
Just my 2˘
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: Matt Chapter on August 20, 2020, 08:30:52 PM
So I tried this with a new incognito window in chrome (control + shift + n) and it does work
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: Tony Smith on September 23, 2020, 02:03:40 AM
I got a different error from firefox this afternoon - I tried firefox when Chrome jacked up and would not connect anymore.

Anyway, it seems that the error that has plagued many of us for well over a year may well be down to YABB and an improper implementation of X-frame Options.

To cut a long story short, Google "How to Solve “Blocked by X-Frame-Options Policy” Error on Firefox", read the resultant page and install the add-on that allow firefox to ignore malformed x-frame requests.

If other find that this cure works, please spread widely as we need our membership back.
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: wilcom on September 23, 2020, 02:19:52 PM
Bob & Justin............anyone done a traffic study to see how the traffic compares with months ago???
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: wilcom on September 23, 2020, 02:21:44 PM
I might ad the only way I can get on the site is   using Chrome and then I have a sucky presentation but I am able to figure out where the buttons are and they work.
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: wilcom on October 02, 2020, 01:04:56 PM
The last post to the forum was 6 days ago and the newest member came aboard over 4 months ago.

"Nurse, get the paddles ready STAT"
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: skippyc on October 02, 2020, 07:02:26 PM
Our bikes are to reliable. I'm on a bsa forum and there is plenty of activity.
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: Tony Smith on October 02, 2020, 07:19:52 PM
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Our bikes are to reliable. I'm on a bsa forum and there is plenty of activity.

Sadly that is not the reason for inactivity.

For some time (years) various people have had difficulty accessing R65.org, eventually they have given up and gone elsewhere - mostly to the Facebook pages.

We really need to organize hosting elsewhere, I did think of taking it on, but my hosting provider does not support YABB.

I think that Justin's enthusiasm has a flickering battery light, which is hardly surprising. Sadly I suspect that this forum is about to go to silicon heaven.
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: Bob_Roller on October 03, 2020, 06:28:29 PM
I sent a message to Justin, about the future of this site .
He has not been online for two months and the last member to register for this site, was late April this year .
I found an email address to contact him, sent a message, no idea if or when he will see or respond to it .

The email I sent got returned email address does not exist .

Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: wilcom on October 03, 2020, 11:26:20 PM
BOB... I sent you a PM Justin is trying to get hold of you , he has no site access either
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: Justin B. on October 06, 2020, 12:42:51 AM
I somehow snuck in using IE after downgrading the version of PHP on the server.  After every screen I have to click on something about displaying all content but so far I'm in.

I am looking to switch forum software as it looks like YaBB is terminal.  There may be some data loss but very few other packages will import YaBB.  I am looking at SMF which has an import package for YaBB 2.2 but not sure if it will work since we are now on 2.6x - that's what I get for upgrading and trying to stay current!

Hopefully I will be able to log on more than once and I'll try to keep folks updated.  I have had a ton of registration requests over the summer so apparently the interest is still there but I have not been able to add the new users.
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: wilcom on October 06, 2020, 07:03:29 AM
"I am looking to switch forum software as it looks like YaBB is terminal"

That's great Justin. I would really hate to see our lil site go up in smoke. There is so much knowledge in our archives that exists nowhere else on the web.

If your willing to stick with it I'm hitting the DONATE button,

Thank You Sir!
Title: Re: Problem with Web Site and Firefox
Post by: Justin B. on October 09, 2020, 08:27:22 AM
Hopefully this forum will work once the kinks are worked out.  At least their web site has fairly robust activity...