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Reply #600 on: August 27, 2020, 04:48:35 PM
I should have addressed this sooner.  I guess the frantic posting this week really demonstrated how annoyingly fucked-up the WYSIWYG was.   
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Reply #601 on: August 27, 2020, 06:56:49 PM
Speaking of formatting, the little emoji guys have never opened properly for me. (attached)  Just a narrow window to small to do anything with.

Could it all be theme-related?
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Reply #602 on: September 25, 2020, 12:47:06 PM
Our host went down for basically half the day today. I think it was the longest downtime ever. They were under very heavy DDOS attack. We might be a little slow for a bit as they iron things out.

I made a backup page that I can use to post information when xixax.com is down. Bookmark it if you like:

https://xixax.weebly.com/

Here's more info about today's DDOS attack:

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We're working on that, it has been under DDoS-attack from a Chinese-based botnet since 5:30AM this morning. Whilst initially we had mitigated the attack and managed to keep it happy; around 11:15AM the attack amplified in strength and we couldn't react quick enough to save it from overloading, OOM-killer went on a killing spree and this caused some additional problems that we're currently manually thoroughly checking and where needed repairing before bringing the system back online and continue our battle with the droids. My apologies for any inconvenience.

https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=490462.420
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Reply #603 on: September 25, 2020, 04:43:53 PM
Thanks, JB!


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Reply #604 on: October 13, 2020, 12:43:57 AM
FYI, I may attempt to upgrade us to SSL (https) this week.

Technically it's already active and valid; you can access any of our URLs with https:// behind it. I just need to modify image URLs and such and set things up properly.

This is just a warning in case anything goes wonky (will make backups obviously).
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Reply #605 on: October 13, 2020, 01:45:47 AM
I was just wondering if this was ever going to happen. Good job, sir.
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Reply #606 on: October 13, 2020, 12:43:01 PM
Hell yesh JB ~ Much thankz  :)


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Reply #607 on: October 13, 2020, 02:18:11 PM
Done! It was a painless process until the very end, when I had to find one sneakily hidden filepath.

We're now 100% SSL.

This means any and all Xixax URLs will force-redirect to https. Our server is also letting search engines know we're doing this, so our ranking should increase.

The new setup also means any images on the site, past or current, are force-converted to SSL. If anyone embedded insecure http images in old posts, those images should now be reuploaded and hosted on our server. Browsers (especially Chrome) are very strict about this; you can't have one speck of http content on your page.

In any case, let me know if you see any broken images or anything that might have gone haywire. But it looks good from my end.
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Reply #608 on: October 13, 2020, 02:24:46 PM
Bravo, sir!  We appreciate you!  :bravo:

(Ah, and this explains why I'm having to re-login on various devices.)
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Reply #609 on: October 15, 2020, 04:39:01 PM
(Ah, and this explains why I'm having to re-login on various devices.)

For the record, that was unrelated. As I was going through things, I set our cookie field to the new recommended value.
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Reply #610 on: October 15, 2020, 04:41:03 PM
I'm using the Google Search Console now. Initial findings are... sobering...


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Reply #611 on: October 15, 2020, 05:13:00 PM
No, no, that's fair.
He held on. The dolphin and all the rest of its pod turned and swam out to sea, and still he held on. This is it, he thought. Then he remembered that they were air-breathers too. It was going to be all right.


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Reply #612 on: October 15, 2020, 09:40:35 PM
Click-through of the day:

why was quentin tarantino in alias


Impressions that did not result in clicks
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robert loggia orange juice

uma thurman feet

the walking dead black guy with glasses

dcf meaning the master (we rank very high for this query)

schindler's fist porn (we rank #7 thanks to our "Best Porn Titles Based On Legit Movies" thread)

why did marcellus throw tony out the window
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Reply #613 on: October 16, 2020, 10:17:09 AM
lol! Now I know that Tony Rocky Horror is a pulp inspired tiki cocktail. Googlez nuts.