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by theOptom
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: locked out
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: locked out

Last two days I still sometimes get the "exceeded maximum number of login attempts" when I try to log in. Anyone else?

Probably just a recent surge in hack/spam attempts.
by theOptom
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: locked out
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: locked out

Every once in a while there is a surge of hackers/spambots trying to register for the forum hence the security modules are triggered. It can often leading to over blocking of IPs hence the issue you got. I also got it before logging in. I have cleared the list so should be fine now. (some people may...
by theOptom
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Resources Space
Replies: 1
Views: 29473

Re: Resources Space

https://theoptom.com/old/Resources.zip

Old link did not work so replaced it with above.
by theOptom
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: cant see PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: cant see PM

Host claims not to have changed anything on their end. Seems to be a bit more complicated than first thought so will get my software guy to look into it. I will provide notification in advance on theOptom.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheOptom/ and Twitter accounts https://twitter.com/theopt...
by theOptom
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: cant see PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: cant see PM

I don't think I have issues receiving PMs but I just tried to delete a message and got the same message: "The submitted form was invalid. Try submitting again."

I will look into it.
by theOptom
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Lockdown
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Lockdown

Everything should be resolved now. Had the worst luck with this site!

As it stands we are with the best rated host on trustpilot, daily offsite backups, latest forum software installed, independently tested security certificate, so hopefully should be fine now.
by theOptom
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: 5th June 2020 outage - DNS issue?
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: 5th June 2020 outage - DNS issue?

The gallery link/database and emails sent to admin will be restored shortly.
by theOptom
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: 5th June 2020 outage - DNS issue?
Replies: 1
Views: 372

5th June 2020 outage - DNS issue?

Apparently there was a DNS issue. The website registrar and host weren't sure what caused it but I transferred this domain over to the host so it was all under one roof. Seems to have fully propagated now: https://dnschecker.org/#A/www.theoptom.com There was no loss of data that I can tell. You may ...
by theOptom
Thu May 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: More emoticons
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: More emoticons

You can research at https://www.phpbb.com for extensions, add-ons etc.
by theOptom
Wed May 27, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: 25th May 2020 outage - back online
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: 25th May 2020 outage - back online

I don't think clearing cache deletes passwords but it may delete cookies and site data which would mean you are logged out of sites so you will have to login again when you visit them by inputting your details.
by theOptom
Tue May 26, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: 25th May 2020 outage - back online
Replies: 5
Views: 717

25th May 2020 outage - back online

Apparently there was a security certificate issue which resulted in a database configuration issue so the site had to be reset to the last backup which was from early yesterday it seems. Let me know if any issues. If you get intermittent issues you may need to clear cache/cookies and/or wait till fu...
by theOptom
Sun May 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020

I have noted that every now and then there is an unusually large number of visitors to the site which likely means a hack/spam attempt. I imagine this happens to many forums on a regular basis. As a result if the login problem happens again let us know by email https://theoptom.com/email_admin.jpg (...
by theOptom
Tue May 12, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: Scheduled forum upgrade 11/5/2020

Forum software has been upgraded now. Any issues let me know.

If anyone has issues logging in use the link at the bottom of the page to delete cookies then log in again.
by theOptom
Mon May 11, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Logging on
Replies: 42
Views: 16730

Re: Logging on

Good to hear fagin. The programmer said there was a dictionary hack attempt recently in which numerous usernames and password combos are tried until they succeed. No breaches to report but it would have triggered some security settings. It is recorded in the database log for a while so previous atte...
by theOptom
Mon May 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Give us feedback
Topic: Logging on
Replies: 42
Views: 16730

Re: Logging on

Try it now. Elements of the database have been reset.