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1 September 2016 at 11:41 #538255 September 2016 at 04:55 #5385125 September 2016 at 17:06 #54030blenkinsopthebrave @blenkinsopthebrave25 September 2016 at 21:30 #54031nerys @nerys
You are not alone. I received a similar flirtation in my message inbox.26 September 2016 at 07:35 #5403526 September 2016 at 08:28 #54038
Missy29 September 2016 at 02:38 #54045badwolf11 @badwolf11
Yeah Sonja Just loves my Profile (Which consists of just my user name) And wants me to message her directly to her hotmail account so she can show me pictures of her. I will get right on that … Not!29 September 2016 at 03:04 #54046badwolf11 @badwolf11
Oh yeah and when I tried to sign in today it said I had exceeded the amount of password attempts so this new friend may also be trying to brute force accounts. So if you recently received a message from someone wanting to be a new friend might want to check your account and change your password. Lately the site has been intermittently not loading and this also goes with someone who might be trying to force accounts. Luckily I was able to get in and change my Password.30 September 2016 at 02:12 #54047
Yep – a few have had the lockout. Usually it clears after a bit, but if it doesn’t log on via a vpn (seesm to be IP blocking) and that clears it.30 September 2016 at 06:50 #54048
@pedant What’s vpn? I too have had a loving message from Sonja, so I’m a bit concerned about getting locked out.30 September 2016 at 11:27 #54049
Virtual Private Network
The one I use is TunnelBear https://www.tunnelbear.com30 September 2016 at 17:26 #54052Cath Annabel @cathannabel
Thank you @pedant for the suggestion re using a VPN, it worked straight away. I was getting worried that I might be shut out from this lovely place for ever…1 October 2016 at 13:54 #54061
I only used VPN to log in. Once in, I turned it if and that seems to have flushed whatever caching issue was stopping the problem resolving properly.2 October 2016 at 07:58 #540807 October 2016 at 21:21 #54131
Hi all, I’m back. Apologies for being away. Will try to back on more regularly.
@badwolf11 @cathannabel and others. I too sometimes have trouble logging in and have to wait. It’s not anything you have done. It is a site-wide, user-wide security feature that activates if someone is trying to hack it. Even I can’t then get in. No one can. It’s annoying but it means the site should be safe from brute-force attacks.
If you wait ten minutes you can usually log in. Unfortunately it seems the site has been the focus of more attacks recently (or more people just forgetting their passwords all at the same time). I’ll keep an eye on it and let me know if it keeps happening.8 October 2016 at 01:02 #541549 October 2016 at 09:15 #5418017 October 2016 at 10:43 #54255jackThomas @jackthomas
Thank for share this link, I think you are right.17 October 2016 at 12:59 #542603 January 2017 at 17:30 #55013Miapatrick @miapatrick
Was that just me or did something weird happen to this site today?3 January 2017 at 19:28 #55014
@miapatrick Happy New Year! No, it wasn’t just you – just me forgetting to renew the domain as usual. A few people thankfully spotted it earlier and all is right with the world again.
Apologies to all those who tried visiting this morning.
They do email me a month in advance and I say to myself “I must do that in the next few weeks” and then always forget! Will try harder next year.3 January 2017 at 19:55 #55015Miapatrick @miapatrick
@Craig-same to you! no worries. Our home insurance is due for renewal late December. We always end up with a few riskey, uninsured days.4 January 2017 at 00:54 #550194 January 2017 at 08:21 #550214 January 2017 at 09:15 #55025Anonymous @
I managed to get back! I almost gave up because for many weeks I’ve been getting the brute force attack message – always. Waiting didn’t help.27 January 2017 at 12:41 #5523927 January 2017 at 12:43 #5524028 January 2017 at 01:18 #55245
There’s a spam post in the pub it would be nice to see gone, if you get a mo (axtually it has hooky links, so might be for the best).28 January 2017 at 03:42 #55247
I wondered why I was able to get in so easily lately. Thank you Craig.29 January 2017 at 17:36 #55268toinfinityandbepond @toinfinityandbepond
When did this become “The Sherlock Forum”?29 January 2017 at 19:39 #55270blenkinsopthebrave @blenkinsopthebrave
Well, it’s been a pretty lean time for new Doctor Who to discuss over the last few months, so when some new writing by Moffat and Gatiss comes along…
And there has probably been more discussion of the US election on the Maldovarium thread than there has been of Sherlock. I see the Forum as a broad church that includes posts on music, and all sorts of stuff in the pub, and, while it’s around and Doctor Who isn’t, Sherlock.
And like all of us, I too am impatient for the return of Doctor Who.29 January 2017 at 21:23 #55271AlexWho @alexwho
I’ll tide myself over with classic who. The Robots of Death came from Alibris yesterday 🙂30 January 2017 at 08:27 #5528614 February 2017 at 20:15 #55543
Call me suspicious, but I think there is something a wee bit iffy about [a]buyrs3gold3 March 2017 at 16:33 #55718
Today I updated the site from http to https which means that any info inputted will now be encrypted as it is sent over the web. You used to really only have to do this for e-commerce because credit card data was being sent over the web, but it’s now best practice if you accept passwords as well. So I’m protecting you.
The site should work like normal but if you spot anything weird, please let me know.12 March 2017 at 03:10 #55784
@craigL I wonder if that is what interfered with me?13 May 2017 at 13:40 #57391
I’ve seen more comments from people saying their posts went missing. I’ve checked the “spam” and “pending” posts and there is nothing there that shouldn’t be. So, I am at a loss to explain it.
All I can suggest is that you should always ‘select all’ (Ctrl A) and copy (Ctrl C) before you hit submit. I always do that, just in case.
That way if something goes wrong you can always paste it again (Ctrl V). That’s for PC users, unsure how you Mac users do it.13 May 2017 at 15:18 #57394
That’s for PC users, unsure how you Mac users do it.
cmd-a and cmd-v (the a, c and v were first used on Mac – initially ‘doze used different keys, but standardised PDQ)19 June 2017 at 19:04 #59307
Not sure if it is just me, but can you have a look to see if there is any reasons notifications have stopped coming through?
Ta muchly.19 June 2017 at 19:29 #59311
@pedant I just got a notification regarding your comment of notifications not coming through, so it may just be you. But everyone, please let me know if there is a problem.21 June 2017 at 05:17 #59418
Shall do. Damned annoying for you pedant.
Missy21 June 2017 at 12:56 #59438
I don’t know what to suggest Pedant, maybe check your junk folder or allow the site URL. It may be the case that one message with a lot of links in it activated your spam filter.
Hope you get this!
To everyone else, please let me know if you feel notifications have stopped, or there are problems with them.21 June 2017 at 13:05 #59441
I suspect it may be my IT chaps grey listing getting over enthusiastic. But he’s in a meeting…23 June 2017 at 09:06 #5947824 June 2017 at 22:32 #59564Devilishrobby @devilishrobby
Is iusedtobethedoctor a troll or just an offensive and immature poster. Now i can swear with the best of them but on here i try to moderate the language I use as I am aware we may have younger members involved and try to show by example that derogatory and offensive use of language is not the way to hold a reasonable conversation even when disagreeing with someone else’s opinion. I am pleasantly surprised that no one else had replied to the comments but thought you should be aware of them in the World and time enough thread.24 June 2017 at 23:52 #59571RorySmith @rorysmith
I was about to say something but I’d prefer a moderator to step in. Yes, very unlike the well behaved group here. One of the main reasons I chose to use this form.25 June 2017 at 00:03 #59573Anonymous @
I agree! In my gut I wanted to shout back but the best thing to shut trollers and ‘bitchers’ down is saying absolutely nothing. That way, totally ignored, they go back under the bridge and starve -without affection or scraps of food.
Puro and Thane. (this is mainly Thane as Mum USED to say something ‘polite’ like “please don’t speak like that here” but on my other forums -years ago, I’d find ignoring them and switching off was the best thing to do. So, I taught mum something -pretty rare; she’s usually teaching me!).25 June 2017 at 00:34 #5957825 June 2017 at 01:08 #59582Anonymous @
This is Thane -I’m off to a soccer game where I’m trolled constantly! but Mum and I read your Blog Post. It’s well worth more people reading it on this Forum and I completely agree. So, I’ve now done a 180?
Maybe! I think the trolls you refer to are the horrendous and nastiest pieces of work who shame religions, races, politics, Hillary Clinton and our female pollies in Australia; and also shame members of the LGBT community and are deliberately reckless in the way they spread their vileness.
But it’s a really hard thing to balance for me -and Mum? So, if there’s nasty comment about that actress who, in winning an award, spoke about how Trump was rude to a disabled journalist, Mum WILL respond. And even though she found out about this speech and was one of the first to comment, she got lots of ‘notifications’ -I’m talking 2000 – where people were snidely picking on this “bitch actress and sl*t and how Trump was totally right about his concept of Hollywood” except that many posters were saying Mel Gibson was rolling his eyes at this actresses speech not realising, in worshipping Mel Gibson, that he was ALSO considered a Hollywood liberal by many people.
Here, though, Gibson who was once recognised as a Labour supporter has now gone not only pre- Vatican Catholic but full on far right Republican.
I won’t watch a Mel Gibson produced, directed movie unless it’s Lethal Weapon 1 and 2!
But I see what you mean. Absolutely. Thing is, if we have one troll here, (and he was doing that two weeks ago) is it better to ignore him here or try to shut him down, here, the same way?
I agree there needs to be campaigns and major changes: look at the facebook stuff that is STILL there saying to kids: “I hope you DIE” and not being removed? That’s insane and to me says these companies don’t really give a sh*t about trolling or respecting individuality. Racial, religion and gender vilification laws are not absent in Australia but this is allegedly a global world now so we need global policies for real change.
Mum said about 3 weeks ago when she made me watch a Season 1 of West Wing that it was like Sorkin knew something? In it, Sam Seaborn says: “last century the world was concerned about….but this century and the next decade and more will be concerned about the social medium and the right to privacy and respect” and that was scripted in 1999!
Thane25 June 2017 at 14:06 #59625
But it’s a really hard thing to balance for me -and Mum?
The threats of violence and rape are obvious and in the open.
The really tough problem is the low grade harassment of dissenting voices and the niggly disruption in the less obvious corners of internet discourse. This can be in the form of person digs, short and punctuation-free brain farts or longwinded rambles with no clear point other than to buff the ego of the poster.
They don’t go away and simply get more emboldened at lack of action. It is a coarsening of discourse that needs to be challenged at every turn. That does not mean that genuine, heartfelt anger needs to be suppressed (a full-on internet ding-dong can be great fun), but I have seen too many once-great places reduced to a cabal of circle-jerkers because of poor moderation, as reasonable people just lose interest. And then the trolls have won.
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