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« on: June 08, 2020, 05:14:50 pm »

Hi everyone,
Last year, google - in their arrogance - began changing the usual http:// part of the wildwinds website pages to https://
As a result, people who clicked on the google link usually saw an image as an error message suggesting that they change the start of the url from https: to http.
I added a redirection (https-> http) script to the server but I have discovered google deliberately ignores such scripts.

Well, after a long think and with help from our new server people, we have now changed the website to https.
This meant my manually changing a dozen or so script files and nearly 14,000 html files. (I managed that with the help of a 13-year old program which was the only one of my "search and replace" utilities that didn't complain that I was changing a url.).

I think they are all done now and some of you may have seen peculiar pages during the day. However, if you do have any kind of problem, something appears unusual, something doesn't work (e.g. the dropdown lists at the top of most pages), anything at all, could you please let me know by email ? (My address is in my profile).

I still think it's a damn cheek of google to simply change urls to what they think they SHOULD be. Other search engines don't do it.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 06:27:35 pm »

Dear Dane:
You are AMAZING !
Thanks a MILLION for what you do for the collector community!
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2020, 01:44:24 am »

Dane,

All appears to be working well from what I can see.

Your new server is excellent and browsing is noticeably much quicker recently.

Peter
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 05:23:02 am »

There are still quite a few http links in the links lines at the bottom of many pages. They are no longer needed because of the better dropdown menus at the top of the pages, so they are being deleted. Because there are so many variations in the lines (some with direct links, some with indirect links etc), it will take another day, even using a find and replace. I am currently doing the /greece folder.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2020, 07:04:16 am »

Dane,

Thank you! Your website is an amazing and indispensable resource.

Tracy
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