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New forums! Brought to you by Cloudflare error
« on: February 22, 2016, 10:13:22 am »
http://forums.furaffinity.net/

Supposedly they're online but Cloudflare keeps saying no, it was claimed to be fixed but comments say otherwise. But yeah, new forums! Only took them around 5 months

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Re: New forums! Brought to you by Cloudflare error
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 10:58:23 am »
It seems that, one again, checking if something actually works before announcing it is too difficult.

Presumably they've removed everyone from staff except for the Magnificent Three so they can finally turn it into a safe space for their egos.
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Re: New forums! Brought to you by Cloudflare error
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2016, 11:29:21 am »
What's going on here is that they're redirecting from the secure HTTPS site to the cleartext HTTP site. The reason it works for SOME people is probably because FAF used to have the "strict transport security" option enabled (I'm assuming here), and so people who visited it before are getting punted into a redirect loop. If you're a new visitor or haven't visited it in a while, you aren't subject to the redirect back to HTTPS.

(It's fundamentally idiotic to redirect from HTTPS back to HTTP, so, par for the course)
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Re: New forums! Brought to you by Cloudflare error
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 02:59:21 pm »
Don't you dare talk about the old forums or why they went away, though!

https://twitter.com/TheStrayTiger/status/701887354118791170

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Re: New forums! Brought to you by Cloudflare error
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016, 08:15:23 am »
As said, any mention of the issues which lead to the forums going down the first place gets hidden or bland non-replies. That can be seen with these exchanges for example:

http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/7397491#cid:49039847

http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/7397491#cid:49049057

http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/7397491#cid:49049140

Quoting_Mungo is the FA admin currently most active in the field of making excuses and hiding comments. She constantly hides behind this rubric:

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We cannot discuss administrative action taken against a user with third parties; this would violate their privacy. Therefore, we never give public reasons for suspensions, and we cannot make exceptions because someone is popular or has a particular history. Similarly, we can't discuss relations between Fur Affinity and individual staff members, past or present.

Anything difficult or embarrassing for FA would violate users privacy blah blah blah, except that massive note leak in 2010 violated users privacy and so privacy obviously isn't actually that high a priority.