This damned site is really annoying me.
It seems that no matter what I do, you lot are having problems.
The problems seem to fall into three categories –
1. You can't reach the site at all and just get a message saying you are banned.
2. You can see the site all right but it's stuck on a particular page [the 11th seems to be popular currently, and it's not even a good post].
3. You get a message saying the security certificate is not trusted.
Problem 1. I have a security add-on which gives the message "you are banned". However a) it should only ban addresses I supply and b) I have disabled it, so I haven't a fucking clue why it still gives that message. It's possible that that little irritation is fixed now, as the complaints have tailed off a bit with that one. [or else they have abandoned all hope altogether?]
Problem 2. The strange thing about this one [and something that doesn’t help me at all] is that the vast majority of visitors seem to have no problem. If I look at the dashboard, it tells me that the latest post is always near or at the top, which means that most are arriving there. If I look for the page from the 11th, it's right down at the bottom which means very few people are visiting it.
Problem 3. This one is easily remedied and it's more of an annoyance than anything. If you see the thing about the security certificate it means you are using HTTPS that than HTTP. The former is supposed to have a valid security certificate but it has expired [hosting company’s fault – not mine] but is perfectly safe and will work perfectly well with one proviso – some features may not work such as the Martin Scriblerus Blogroll.
So, if I may crave your indulgence for a moment, I need a little help.
If you had any problems with the above, could you please leave a comment saying what browser you use, and more importantly, how you normally reach the site. Do you use a link on another site, or a link in your bookmarks? Do you just type in the address or do you use a feed reader?
In the meantime, I am making adjustments, which hopefully are on the right track. Each adjustment though downgrades the site's performance.
A choice of the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?