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Re: Forum Information
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2016, 09:47:09 am »
Some of you may have noticed a "hiccup" in the image hosting of the image links, but that is now fixed.  We had a "glitch" getting the old TinyPic image links transferred to the Probe Software SMF site.  All is working now.

Sorry and thanks for your patience.  Remember to use the built in image gallery on Probe Software so you don't have to endure those TinyPic ads and popups:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=2.msg4040#msg4040

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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2017, 07:41:39 pm »
Sorry about that! 

As some of you may have noticed, the Probe Software forum has been off-line for about 4 days. It was a database connection issue after updating the forum software.

However, I note that we are not "out of the woods yet" as the Gallery link does not appear.  I will get our tech guy to work on that.
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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2017, 04:47:51 pm »
OK, it looks like we got the image Gallery link back again!

I'll see how this works for a day or so and if it looks good I may try to update to 2.0.14 of SMF tomorrow or the next day.

Thanks for your patience but I am simply not a PHP server expert!
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Re: Forum Information
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2017, 05:20:04 pm »
Brian Gaynor was able to update the user forum software to the latest version, so it looks like we are good to go.

Thank-you Brian!
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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2017, 05:15:20 am »
Hi John,

Gallery seems to have gone,

Thanks

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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2017, 08:08:17 am »
Hi John,

Gallery seems to have gone,

Thanks

Ben

Yeah, I see.  Brian is fixing that.  Thanks.
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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2017, 08:31:10 am »
OK, it looks like uninstalling and re-installing the Gallery software brought it back.

Images still seem to be there.   :)
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Re: Forum Information
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2018, 09:29:41 am »
We just wanted to thank all the members of the Probe Software forum for making this site an active and interesting place for EPMA and SEM science.

It is through your membership and participation that we can have an informative and collegial place for these many ongoing discussions.  Thank-you again!

The Probe Software User Forum Team
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Re: Forum Information
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2018, 08:47:53 am »
We're converting the forum (and the probe software web pages) to secure https, so if you had problems viewing the forum or logging in today, that is why.

It seems to be mostly working now however, but you might need to re-set your password if it is not 8 characters or more. If your login attempt fails a number of times it will allow you to enter your user name or email address and re-set your password.

Sorry for any difficulties you may be experiencing during this conversion process to secure web pages.
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Re: Forum Information
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2018, 03:46:01 am »
I think there might be a problem with the link from the front page - I had to manually alter the address.

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« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2018, 09:54:48 am »
I think there might be a problem with the link from the front page - I had to manually alter the address.

Hi Jon,
Thanks.  Which link on what front page?
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« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2018, 10:24:21 am »
The User Forum link from the front page of probesoftware.com. I assume index.html

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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2018, 11:17:30 am »
The User Forum link from the front page of probesoftware.com. I assume index.html

Huh.  Works for me.  Try refreshing the page from your browser.
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Re: Forum Information
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2018, 09:57:29 am »
So Owen Neill pointed out that many of the old links in the forum posts that linked to another post in the forum don't work and one gets a 404 Page Not Found error in the browser.  It's weird, because the https:// conversion process was supposed to handle all of this stuff by automatically redirecting http:// links to https:// links.

The image links work fine and links to the web pages are redirected fine, but the pasted links in posts to other posts in the forum do not.  So for example, if you see a post that has a link like this:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=239.msg2763#msg2763

and you click on it, you get a 404 Page Not Found error.  But if you edit the link to this:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=239.msg2763#msg2763

it now works again.   I trying to find out if I can do a global search and replace for this in the forum, but if you see a bad link in one of your old posts, please feel free to edit it by changing the http:// to https://.

In the mean time I am editing some of the more popular posts by hand.
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« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2018, 10:49:36 am »
It appears that the .htaccess file needs to be modified.  So much for a "seamless" conversion to secure pages!  Looks like that won't happen until next week some time. But feel free to post as new posts are automatically referenced properly using the https:// secure links.  It's just some old links that reference other posts within the forum that aren't converting automatically.

I've also noticed that some of the in line images (particularly the old images from TinyPic that are now locally hosted) don't show up until one clicks the refresh button on ones browser.  Not sure if this is related to the https conversion, but probably.

Also, just in case anyone else has the same issue, in modifying some access files I discovered that I could no longer load the forum pages, and then found that I had to "clear the cookies" by doing a <ctrl> <shift> <del> to clear the cookies, which fixed that problem.

So much excitement for a Friday!
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