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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: How to add a location? on: April 22, 2019, 02:53:38 am
Quite some time ago I inquired about "adding new location(s)" and if memory serves me correctly site webmaster indicated..... "new locations are handled by the IT Dept."  Unlike Marine Traffic they are not self generated on this site. It was my understanding at the time a backlog of requests existed, and could take some time before each request addressed...?
I notice new locations are added regularly (2019 uploads) so presumably system is now current....?
I am unaware of a form available on site (requesting a new location be added),  otherwise I would renew my request.... 
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Database error: to many connections on: April 02, 2019, 02:20:52 pm
Same thing happening this side (Eastern Canada). Seems to be more of a regular occurrence....?
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Marine Traffic on: February 15, 2019, 03:03:11 am
Unless you've uploaded a bunch of photos on MT site or are one of their contributors (AIS station operators), they've pretty much bundled all their services on a "pay-per-view" basis. However, their premium and pro plans are gratis if you meet certain upload requirements (400+ photos, etc. for premium and 2000+ photos, etc., for pro).
For example in the premium plan some of the features/on line services include the following......
- Status and basic vessel details
- Two vessel historical track
- Access to data received by terrestrial stations
- 30 day coastal voyage history
I don't qualify for their free pro plan, so not sure what additional services they would make available in that type of plan. Perhaps extended voyage data would be included....?
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Marine Traffic on: February 14, 2019, 07:01:40 pm
I've also noticed some changes to their home page and the various drop-down screens. While I don't follow (track) ships per se, several years ago I subscribed only to their "gratis" plan (premium/pro, depending on number of approved uploads-which include various site features).
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: PASSENGER/CAR FERRY FROM ALEXANDRIA TO PIRAEUS on: November 24, 2018, 03:05:44 pm
Following links may have already been checked out by your friend but I'll toss them out there anyway...

Visemar Line (Alexandria-Venice route)
www.ferryto.com/visemar.html

Grimaldi Group (Adriatic RO/RO service)
www.grimaldi.napoli.it

Best of luck...
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Concrete Ships in BC: The Powell River Floating Breakwater on: September 17, 2018, 01:30:10 pm
Vlad,

Your upcoming West Coast Canada trip sounds very interesting. Powell River about a 5 hr drive from Vancouver via "Sunshine" Coast Highway. Never travelled it but I understand it's well worth the drive. Especially on a "sunny" day      :-)
Looking forward to seeing uploads from your Canadian visit.

Andre

PS: Living on the East Coast I manage to get out to Vancouver only a couple of times a year (next planned trip mid December).
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: August 09, 2018, 02:50:19 pm
David,
Thank you for the https update. Reading  earlier comments it is my understanding this transition involves a lengthy process. 
Does site have a target date when  encryption feature might be installed ? In an earlier comment Henrik mentioned “soon” and I am wondering if the current malware problem and https are being dealt with in concert or, is malware issue being handled  separately?   Can you advise if there is a patch/fix dealing with this particular issue in the works ?
Thanks in advance....
andre

8  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: July 20, 2018, 01:58:51 am
Has a time line been established regarding move to https? Also, what is the status re malware issue ?
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Ken Smith, President Emeritus on: July 05, 2018, 04:01:59 pm
My condolences to the Smith family at this difficult time.
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: July 01, 2018, 02:35:07 pm
I couldn’t agree more with oldkayaker.  However, after a tech shop visit thought I would reluctantly
try the “exclusion” route. While that allowed me to view SS homepage I could not log on to site.
That tells me malwarebytes is doing its job. Strangely enough, the pop up screen read “website blocked
due to a hijacker”..***
For whatever efforts Henrik putting in to cleaning  up this site, the malware attached is managing to stay one
step ahead of those efforts.
In reference to David’s (davidships) reply of June 24 (reply #114), I share his views (in bold print), as well
as the frustration Webmasters must be experiencing at this time.
Fifteen months ago site tech indicated a transition to “https” was forthcoming. I can understand and appreciate
what a huge job that entails. Now, more than a year on, I am wondering what progress has been made and if
an end date established..?


***A hijacker is a type of malware that modifies a web’s browser’s settings without users permission
     usually to inject unwanted ads into the browser or redirect to scam sites.

11  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: June 30, 2018, 01:20:42 am
Visited local tech shop earlier today (June 29) to try and get a better understanding of the
current problem that has plagued this site since June 5.  My tech guy confirmed both malwarebytes and Norton programs  “running on all 12 cylinders”, so we drilled into malwarebytes program and in the exclusions section added Shipspotting site. Unlike previous attempts I can now access
Site home page on PC, however, when trying to “log on” to upload photos or open forum page, the Malwarebytes program kicks in and blocks me
from further access within site.... Huh
As legitimate as this sites’ current software program may be (without https), reading what some of the other members are reporting to date, isuggests to me there still contains loopholes or vulnerabilities that can be exploited rendering site unsafe... Huh
And yet, I notice other members uploading on a regular basis. It makes me wonder, what have they done to circumvent issue
that  I can’t seem to do (in order to access site to upload etc...) Huh
As indicated above, even managing exclusions in malwarebytes does not seem to work.
Don’t know what more I can to do to get around this issue.
(Will go back to the shop again next week and try something different).
In the meantime I am asking again, has a time line been established as to when site moving over to https...?
Or provide update as to when site expect to clean out malware.
Regards.....
andre
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Ken Smith, President Emeritus on: June 29, 2018, 11:29:55 pm
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: June 25, 2018, 04:19:58 pm
I tried logging onto site today (13:00 hrs - Eastern Canada) and “same old / same old”..!
Bjorn and Henrik’s suggestions are merely “bandaid” jobs and do not fix the problem.
To manage exclusions in malwarebytes (removing block) is risky in my opinion, leaving the user vulnerable.
To say  “we try to have malwarebytes to remove the block” is not very reassuring. There are too many “if’s” to contend with.
More than a year ago under a different title (Shipspotting “not a secure site”)  site security  issues were addressed.
At the time (March 22, 2017) technical management indicated site in process of “moving over to https as with most other websites are”.
“But due to the size and functionality we provide it’s a big job to do”.
As I’ve indicated in earlier comments I appreciate the efforts and long hours entire Shipspotting team put into ensuring site runs smoothly.
In view of the current difficulties site experiencing, I am wondering what the time line is for site to move to “https”...?
Best regards to all....
andre
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: June 21, 2018, 12:32:44 am
I tried again this evening June 20th, (8:45 pm-Eastern Canada) to log on site and malwarebytes still blocking access which suggests to me this site continues to be unsafe and not secure. Since this topic began more than 2 weeks ago there have been more than 5,000 “reads”  registered.  Of the vast membership roster approximately 50 have posted a reply expressing concern one way or another. I noticed some  members continue to upload freely, presumably ignoring warnings or simply managing exclusions circumventing those Norton/Malwarebytes warnings. Others, have chosen to refrain from uploading for  the time being. And still  others have chosen to remain silent altogether (in expressing their concern).
There is another topic in the forum dealing with site security which aired  awhile back (could not find after cursory search). Perhaps the two are not related? However, given the scope of current problem, there is, (to me anyway), something nefarious hiding somewhere in the Shipspotting site designed to cause harm and/or disruption.
For all of Henrik’s efforts and hard work put into rectifying this problem so far, there yet appears to be a fix shoring up any/all  “loose ends”.
In terms of providing a so called “secure” and “safe” site, what is it that MarineTraffic and the others are doing that Shipspotting isn’t.....?
I’m no techie but they’ve  evidently incorporated certain levels/layers of (security) software thus avoiding what this site is currently experiencing.
I believe with proper (security) enhancements Shipspotting can continue to be a premium site with quality features enjoyed by many shipping enthusiasts.
I like this site’s format, the interaction (comments) of/with other members. It’s design makes site easy to navigate etc.
I know the Webmasters, Admins, Henrik, etc., put in  long hours to keep site runnIng smoothly, providing  (to quote what is under the mast head).....“best ship information”.  Their efforts are very much appreciated.
With all the attention currently focused  on Henrik to get site back on track (for everyone), I’m sure it is glitch is  frustrating for all concerned.
I’m hoping the Shipspotting team will get through this sooner than later.
Looking forward to uploading again in the not  too distant future.
Best regards to all,
andre
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: June 15, 2018, 11:05:27 pm
After reading Derek’s comment (on my iPhone), I restarted PC and tried  accessing Shipspotting. Malwarebytes program still blocking site  Huh
I did this twice. At 6PM and again at 8 PM (Saint John-Canada) time.
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