Was there a major HBA update yesterday?

Discussion in 'Technical Problems' started by FritzW, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. FritzW

    FritzW Well-Known Member

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    It's probably obvious to everyone but me but starting last night new pictures are showing up as a link and ...we have ads now?

    I'm just making sure this is an HBA thing and not a setting change on my end.
     
  2. BJC

    BJC Well-Known Member

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    Search function still is FUBAR.


    BJC
     
  3. billyvray

    billyvray Well-Known Member

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    I see no ads, but pics don't seem to be coming through

    adding one to this to check mini waco.jpg


    edit: pic came through if set up through the uploader properly
     
  4. Topaz

    Topaz Moderator

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    >sigh< It's possible it's us. I'm checking on it.
     
  5. Toobuilder

    Toobuilder Well-Known Member

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    I'm not seeing anything new.
     
  6. FritzW

    FritzW Well-Known Member

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    I think the ads only show up if your logged off. ...and there are some pretty sleazy ads: ie. "click here to update your message account" and "5 reasons to put this pot stock on your radar" and it shows a pot leaf superimposed on the Canadian flag.
     
  7. Pops

    Pops Well-Known Member

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    I get the same thing this morning, ad's, ad's everywhere. A little while latter, OK, back to normal.
     
  8. FritzW

    FritzW Well-Known Member

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    Screenshot_20190312-112851.jpg it's just about unusable on my end, especially on a cellphone. If you pause on a post long enough to read it it shoves an ad in the post and re-formats the text around it. ...and pictures are still showing up as linkks

    Hopefully Topaz will find out what's going on.
     
  9. blane.c

    blane.c Well-Known Member

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    Mine is normal. Do all of you use good anti crap software?
     
  10. Victor Bravo

    Victor Bravo Well-Known Member

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    Several times yesterday I got an error message saying that the site was undergoing maintenance, and I could not get past that screen. Couldn't see new posts, couldn't check private messages, etc. Today it is back to normal for me.
     
  11. Himat

    Himat Well-Known Member

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    A lot of ads when not logged on. Typical add by someone like Google as the ads are dynamic, that is they depend on what have been searched for on the computer. And yes, there was an upgrade, for a few hours there was a notification about maintenance work instead of the normal front page.
     
  12. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

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    Weird. I have not experienced any issues or Ads. I use Firefox these days to "share less" info and I think it blocks some ads. I'll try Chrome and if I get any will report back.
     
  13. FritzW

    FritzW Well-Known Member

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    If there's one guy in the world that never googled anything about buying Canadian pot futures it's me. ...drinking homemade whisky out of a one legged hookers wooden leg? sure. But not Canadian pot futures. :gig:



    I can't find any settings. Is it on the upload page?
     
  14. FritzW

    FritzW Well-Known Member

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    The ads went away.

    Can I post a picture yet?... ganagobie_n1949.jpg

    EDIT: Yep, Thanks Topaz!
     
  15. Topaz

    Topaz Moderator

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    As much as I'd like to take credit, it wasn't my doing. My understanding from site admin is that there was an update to the system yesterday, and that during period immediately after the update, the "pictures post as links" behavior did occur, but it's been fixed now and shouldn't happen any longer. The few pictures posted during that window will remain as links, at least for the time being.
     
  16. Dana

    Dana Moderator

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    To elaborate: We have a new admin who has partnered with Jake. So far, the new admin has made some minor updates to the forum software to reduce spam, and there are now ads, but only if you're not logged in. There will probably also be a major update of the forum software to Xenforo, which will be a big improvement, but I don't know the schedule for that. The new admin is also the owner, not just admin, of several other forums, including the Biplane Forum, but Jake still retains ownership of HBA; there are no plans to make HBA a pay site as was done on BPF.
     
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  17. cluttonfred

    cluttonfred Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, the issue with image attachments appearing only as links appears to be fixed now.
     
  18. pwood66889

    pwood66889 Well-Known Member

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    I get the ads sporadically. Even now. At 1925 my time.
    Percy
     
  19. pwood66889

    pwood66889 Well-Known Member

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    Logged on and ads went away. Still 1925.
    Percy
     
  20. TerryM76

    TerryM76 Well-Known Member

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    Logged in and no Ads but if I log out the annoying bast@$ds are there.
     

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