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Ztex



Joined: 28 Aug 2007
Posts: 640
Location: DFW - GKY

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject: Odd things happening on the site Reply with quote

I've noticed a few things lately on the site.

The maps are no longer working for the Airport Finder

The Workshop "Upload Photos" button requires you to OK running Flash
( we all know Flash is about to die on the web....maybe this should be attended to before it becomes unusable? )

I am regularly seeing "NOT SECURE" on my Chrome browser address bar....I notice there is no http or https in the address.

Of course the updating from the FAA database has not worked in a long time...it just seems that @ 30% of what I upload needs a new aircraft profile created....time consuming and aggravating for sure.

Just wondering if Ken was still actively managing the site?

I sure would hate for 10+ years of uploading and the vast info included in this site to go tits up because of a lack of maintenance.

Just a few things that worry me.

FYI

Z

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Doug Robertson



Joined: 01 Nov 2005
Posts: 1659
Location: Southern California

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some months ago I sent an email re similar issues to Ken at his Canada address, no response. This site commenced in 2005, I joined in first few months of the site start. He was very helpful then to me on several occasions. Also, the first page lead aircraft of upper left used to be changed every two weeks or so-now, Ronald Barker's aircraft photo of N750XL has been there since when? 2014?
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Helicopterfriend



Joined: 11 Sep 2008
Posts: 1063

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:42 pm    Post subject: What's going on Reply with quote

I take a month and a half off and come back to this, WOW. It really is a shame Ken hasn't been keeping up or appointed someone to keep the site up. It looks like we were hacked in the area of the tickets, where somebody added several thousand false tickets, gonna take awhile to delete them all, while all the time looking for real tickets.

   
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Timothy Aanerud



Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 164
Location: KMIC

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The maps are no longer working for the Airport Finder

Google has changed their API for maps. So changes on the server software have to be made to get that working again.

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I am regularly seeing "NOT SECURE" on my Chrome browser address bar....I notice there is no http or https in the address.

There's a strong push by tech titans to get everybody on https and stop using http. HTTPs requires getting an SSL certificate every two years. And they generally are not free.

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..updating from the FAA database has not worked in a long time..

Ken said his update process was creating too many duplicate profiles. I don't think there's been an FAA aircraft registration database pull for many years. So when you see a new aircraft you have to make a profile. Argh.

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