Author Topic: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now  (Read 1695 times)

Offline Tony Smith

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Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« on: March 21, 2020, 09:53:56 PM »
(Hooroo is a polite Australian term for "see ya later")

Firstly, nothing to do with my health, that is good and improving. My stem cell transplant went well and all indications are that I am in remission, hopefully a very long one.

Unfortunately my reason for quitting the group is that for some time I have been unable to log on using Chrome or Firefox, my credentials are accepted and then I get a cryptic message:-

 "bmwr65.org refused to connect"

I have been gaining access by the irksome process of using the Microsoft Edge browser, however this week all my machines have begun receiving a compulsory  "upgrade" to the new Microsoft edge and I have just found that it will not connect either.

If anyone has any bright ideas on a workaround I can be contacted at tony.b.smith@gmail.com.

I will remain active on the R65 Facebook list so I guess I can be contacted there too.

Best Regards to all my bmwr65.org friends

Tony Smith
1978 R100RS| 1981 R100RS (JPS) | 1984 R65 | 1992 KLE500 | 2002 R1150GSA |

Offline wilcom

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 02:31:45 PM »
Tony.....

I have had strange things going on with R65.org myself.

 It's been months and months for me where I bring up the site and I land the site but "as a guest". If I click on the BOARD INDEX I will get a mostly blank screen with the directions to OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW. I click on that and a new window pops up and I'm in and signed on. At that point I X out of the original window and go on as it never happened.

Something is not right. I did some investigation and tried a few different things, with no luck. I found that opening the new window worked so I took the easy way out and continued down that path.

I keep waiting for another layer of problem to expose itself but so far so good.

Now that you have raised the question I may open up a few different browsers(I now use Edge) and see what changes occur if any. Don't expect much as my maintenance check list has this line in it...Ö..."If it continues to leak it still has oil in it"
« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 02:49:59 PM by wilcom »
Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

Present:
1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27
ZX-11

Offline wilcom

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 03:49:39 PM »
I just installed Chrome and Firefox and I couldn't sign on to BMWR65.org with either one. I'm back to Edge.

I have noticed almost NO posts lately!

"{{{Houston}}} We may have a problem"

ANY ADMINS LISTENING?
Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

Present:
1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27
ZX-11

Offline Bob_Roller

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 04:03:15 PM »
You can send a messge to Justin about the issues here, admins don't have access to the inner workings of the site .
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

Offline skippyc

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 04:12:26 PM »
I use crome and have no problem My avg logs out of everything automatically, so i have to logon every time I access the site but I have no problems with it. 

Offline donbmw

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 05:18:15 PM »
No. Issues for me using a IPad. I see we are not as active as we use to be.
1975 R90/6, 1980 R65, 1982 R65, 2015 Ural Patrol & 1959 Triumph TR3

Offline wilcom

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 11:08:40 PM »
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I see we are not as active as we use to be.
I was wondering about that. everyone bored to death "sheltering in place" the site should light up with so many at home and nothing to do.   I took a copy of the page I get when I land the site as a guest(used to always log me on automatically). After I land the site as a guest, the first thing I click on , index or try yo log in I get this page and when I click on open in another window, it does and everything is normal with me signed on.


This content canít be shown in a frame
There is supposed to be some content here, but the publisher doesnít allow it to be displayed in a frame. This is to help protect the security of any information you might enter into this site.
Try this
Open this in a new window
Report this issue
Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

Present:
1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27
ZX-11

Offline Justin B.

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2020, 12:07:33 AM »
I am not sure what is going on as I also have to use Edge to get in.  I don't know if there was a Chrome update that happened but it worked fine one day and not the next.

I am off-grid in the OK mountains for a while hiding from the bug...
Justin B.

2004 BMW R1150RT
1981 R100RT - Summer bike, NEKKID!!!

Offline Barry

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2020, 05:19:43 AM »
I'm using a new browser call Brave which I can highly recommend as it's a lightweight program, very fast and consumes  fewer resources than other browsers. A bid plus is it has a built in ad blocker.  It's based on chromium so most chrome based  extensions will work.  It's fine with R65.org.   
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Offline wilcom

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2020, 11:34:48 AM »
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I'm using a new browser call Brave

Barry............. I just installed Brave and now I get what Tony gets. "Site refused to connect". I'm back on Edge, the only way I can get in.
Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

Present:
1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27
ZX-11

Offline Barry

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2020, 12:50:05 PM »
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Barry............. I just installed Brave and now I get what Tony gets. "Site refused to connect". I'm back on Edge, the only way I can get in.


That's weird because both Edge and Brave work for me.  This isn't a simple problem then.
Barry Cheshire, England 79 R45

Offline wilcom

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2020, 01:38:49 PM »
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Barry............. I just installed Brave and now I get what Tony gets. "Site refused to connect". I'm back on Edge, the only way I can get in.


That's weird because both Edge and Brave work for me.† This isn't a simple problem then.

Tony and I are on different sides of the world with different equipment and internet suppliers. It's beyond my meager PC skills, so I will continue to get in thru Edge with the opening of a second window
Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

Present:
1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27
ZX-11

Offline Justin B.

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2020, 03:37:38 PM »
I am working off-grid on a laptop with a Verizon phone as a hot-spot for internet and have the same issue.  I have looked on the YaBB Support Forum but see no other reports so have started a thread asking for some suggestions as to where to start.
Justin B.

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1981 R100RT - Summer bike, NEKKID!!!

Offline Tony Smith

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2020, 10:47:17 PM »
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I am working off-grid on a laptop with a Verizon phone as a hot-spot for internet and have the same issue.

I have a temporary solution - I installed an ancient version of Netscape. It whinges constantly about not being able to establish a secure connection to PayPal (the donate button), but otherwise works sort of OK.

I am not interested in using it long term as I have the horrors as to what using such an old browser might expose me to.

1978 R100RS| 1981 R100RS (JPS) | 1984 R65 | 1992 KLE500 | 2002 R1150GSA |

Offline ged in oz

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Re: Sorry, but this is HooRoo for now
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2020, 03:51:01 AM »
I was getting no response when clicking on links a few days ago when logging in, but fine at the moment with Chrome on an IPad.