What internet provider do you use brightlybob cos I am in the UK, and getting it permanently today.
It's more likely the web browser than the ISP. The problem is that the security certificate for the site expired and therefore most browsers will report this and advise that it's not "secure" anymore. If IT was on top of things the expired certificate would have been replaced prior to it expiring, but perhaps someone forgot. It's taking quite some time to correct, as the certificate expired yesterday at 8:00 PM EDT. The site likely has to go offline briefly to correct, perhaps they are waiting for a less busy time to do so.
Here in the UK this has been the same since before 8am that I know of. So at least 9 hours plus.
I really think it is time that someone let us know what is going on, as to keep getting an insecure message is quite alarming.
This is very strange... I'm so surprised that the people responsible for this website are actually allowing this shameful error to exist for over 24 hours! This is pure negligence.
I wonder why we do not get any response from any of the moderators here... this doesn't look good and lots of speculations, like financial maintenance problems of this website, are going through my head right now.
chill out, Tommo781.
I'm pretty sure someone up there messed up things and they're now trying to figure out what to do. There's no other explanation for that absurd.
In the meantime, there's nothing for you to worry about - just keep on hitting that 'Continue to this website page' link button and try to ignore the fact that you had to do that.
That's an old glitch in the system. Hit reply and nothing happen, so hit it again. Boom! Duplicate posts. Then go back and delete the duplicates. It's happened to me on more than one occasion. Nothing new or surprising here.
On the plus side, we finally have the acknowledgement that the issue is being addressed. No surprise it took until the weekend was over to hear anything. Yes, it was an issue. Yes, it would have been nice to hear something sooner. Yes, it was annoying. In the grand scheme of things, not much to worry over. I'll rejoice along with everyone else when it's fixed.
I think it's finally fixed! I'm not getting the big red X in the corner that I was, and the layout isn't all messed up. I think my browser is set up to err maybe a bit too much on the safe side, so many things were not working for me while the issue was occurring. It worked OK as a guest, but not signed in. Better safe than sorry, though! Glad it's back to normal!
Edit: Maybe I jumped the gun; it was working OK until I posted, then went back to being all crazy. Hopefully will get finally sorted soon.
I'm still getting a red X in the location bar, but everything seems to work fine now otherwise. The red X details indicates some obsolete cipher is being used, probably just something cached in my browser, will try to clear everything later this evening or tomorrow; I have too many active tabs going right now to take any drastic action at the moment.
Edit: I'm also getting an error when trying to post, despite it going through successfully. Again, could be a browser issue which I'll try to clear and retry sometime soon.
Re-Edit: Looking good all around this morning, finally!