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Website Discussion / Re: missing graphic
« on: June 22, 2020, 01:16:35 PM »
Thanks Lipra, I've let Doug know.

Prepar3D-Version 5 / Prepar3D - V5
« on: April 18, 2020, 09:59:33 AM »
Please keep this discussion category ONLY on topics concerning Version 5 of P3D. The focus of this area will be the "conversion to P3D-V5, and Tips and Tricks for V5".

Website Discussion / Re: Website Back-end Upgrades
« on: August 22, 2019, 09:05:55 PM »
A little late to reply, sorry..  Just to clarify, it wasn't me doing anything, it was an upgrade by the infrastructure provider that I did not see until a little while after the notification was sent (I don't manage the physical hardware).   

I'll personally always let you all know well in advance of when I plan on doing anything with the site that can affect access or stability.   

Sorry for the confusion!  :D

Website Discussion / Website Back-end Upgrades
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:32:23 AM »
Our server is getting some updates, there may be some intermittent downtime within the next 24 hours, sorry for any inconvenience. 

Website Discussion / Re: Unable to access scenery
« on: August 09, 2019, 06:36:25 AM »
Verified, I've let Doug know.   Probably just a small mistake when making the latest update and the index page failed to upload.

Here's a link to the Maintenance Log.

And here is the BWEP page.

Website Discussion / Re: SSL Cert (Improved Security)
« on: June 19, 2019, 11:33:00 PM »

Thank you.  One bourbon, one scotch, one beer.   :P
Sounds like a plan.   ;D

Website Discussion / Re: SSL Cert (Improved Security)
« on: June 19, 2019, 11:09:49 PM »
Annnnnd, complete.  Everything should be back to normal.   Both the static site and the forum now both have SSL certs.    Happy little padlocks for your browser address bars.  Now I need some bourbon.   :o

Website Discussion / Re: SSL Cert (Improved Security)
« on: June 19, 2019, 10:31:13 PM »
I've manually removed the rewrite rule for forcing https connections for now on the static site, but if your browser is cached, you may still see it yelling scary "this site is trying to steal your information!" types of messages .. I'm working with support to see what is going on with the SSL cert order, and why it hasn't processed yet.

In the meantime, if you're getting the errors, you can just clear your browser cache and you should be good.

Website Discussion / Re: SSL Cert (Improved Security)
« on: June 19, 2019, 09:25:46 PM »
I'm in the process of implementing an SSL certificate on the static site as well (, there may be some intermittent issues while it is completed.

Update: the forced-https rule is in effect, but for some reason the cert is taking a long time to go through, resulting in a security "warning" on the main site.    Rest assured, the site is completely safe, it's just trying to use an SSL cert that isn't quite there yet.    >:(

Object Libraries for RTMM / Re: New RTMM Object Library
« on: June 18, 2019, 01:09:34 AM »
Yeah, it's the old "quote then edit later" spammer.   Dealt with. 

This thread became a mess due to a spammer and the ensuing posts, but it's not one started by a spammer and needs to stick around.   Consider all posts after this valid.   ;D

I very much prefer to not ever delete posts unless they're from spammers, but I'm going to clean this thread up a bit and get rid of the derailed conversation.  As always, many thanks for reporting spammers!

Carry on!

Thanks for the fix Norm! 


P.S. I just made my first donation to the site and I greatly appreciate all the volunteers who make this community fly.
Thank you very much for the donation, Brian.  It really helps out a lot!

Website Discussion / Re: SSL Cert (Improved Security)
« on: June 16, 2019, 10:46:54 PM »
The cert only applies to the forum (   There is no need for a cert on the static website ( because there is no authentication taking place on that side of things.  Your forum credentials are not used on the static website, they are separate domains.

Website Discussion / Re: SSL Cert (Improved Security)
« on: June 16, 2019, 03:15:29 AM »
Well, that didn't take as long as I had anticipated.     SSL Cert is now active. 

Everyone will be redirected to the secure version of the site in order to make sure things like bookmarked non-https links still go to the proper place.

Please let me know if you run into any issues. 


Website Discussion / SSL Cert (Improved Security)
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:08:44 PM »
I'm adding an SSL cert to the site in order to boost our security profile a bit.   You may notice some "strangeness" with the forum and cookies while this happens. You will possibly have to reauthenticate after the upgrade is complete.   

It should be done by tomorrow sometime.

Thanks for your understanding.

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