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I have a few questions about this:

1. Do I need to sign up somewhere to make my forum part of the HTTPS package, or do I simply just need to add the https part to my link?

2. For my custom skins, will simply adding s at the http make the skin work with https, or will I need to completely rehost the images somewhere with https enabled?

3. Are TinyPic and PhotoBucket https compatable?

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Tyrailius

1. Simply add https to any existing .net link. https://generationz.jcink.net would be yours. It's free. http://files.b1.jcink.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif And anyone can do it.

2. Images in CSS will need to be rehosted somewhere with HTTPS enabled if they don't have it. For most photobucket servers, you can simply change http:// to https:// and it will work, for example. TinyPic however does not support HTTPS.

3. #2 answers #3 as well.

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Is there a way to mass convert emoticons or a way to mass upload emoticons that are currently linked as urls to the board to preserve them? Photobucket doesn't appear to be https yet, and we have probably over a thousand 'emoticons' because they're sprites. XD;

edit: i'm blind! ignore me. just saw your latest post re:photobucket above.

This post has been edited by Rosalieart: May 10 2017, 01:50 AM
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QUOTE (Rosalieart @ May 9 2017, 10:49 PM)
Is there a way to mass convert emoticons or a way to mass upload emoticons that are currently linked as urls to the board to preserve them? Photobucket doesn't appear to be https yet, and we have probably over a thousand 'emoticons' because they're sprites. XD;

edit: i'm blind! ignore me. just saw your latest post re:photobucket above.

If you'd like I can mass convert them to another image host for you.
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QUOTE (Rosalieart @ May 10 2017, 02:49 AM)
Is there a way to mass convert emoticons or a way to mass upload emoticons that are currently linked as urls to the board to preserve them? Photobucket doesn't appear to be https yet, and we have probably over a thousand 'emoticons' because they're sprites. XD;

edit: i'm blind! ignore me. just saw your latest post re:photobucket above.

Yes - PB support https. Very good thing since a lot use their service. Wish TinyPic would get on board...

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cbox.ws aren't compatible with https on jcink?

https://dcreborn.jcink.net or is there some tweaking required on the cbox.ws code?
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You need to edit the cbox code to use the HTTPS version of cBox. It should be as simple as changing http:// to https:// in the code. Web browsers do not allow non-https external chat apps to be embedded in https sites.

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ok thanks I'll give this a go later.
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No problem, let me know if you run into any trouble. It should be a very quick replacement. Cbox supports HTTPS.

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I'm just also gonna chime in to say that if you utilize multiple cboxes - one paid & others which aren't paid, you don't have to pay for all of them in order to use HTTPS despite what it says on the main site.

https://xxstealyourheart.jcink.net/
The general chatbox (left) is paid & the tagbox (right) is free.

You should only pay for cboxes if you need the features of paid for your site. I pay for the chatbox because I need to use the profile system so people can differentiate between staff, members, and guests. (Even if the site has yet to open at this time.)
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Wow, I hadn't noticed that they say cbox free is "---" with respect to https enabled. That is very annoying, even if it works anyway. I can't understand why they are charging for that. They don't even (technically) have to pay for the "very expensive" wildcard certificate that we do.

Probably just trying to make extra sales from the SSL aspect. Thanks for the info CamilleNicole that should save some people money from upgrading if they don't need it.

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QUOTE (John @ May 16 2017, 01:28 PM)
Wow, I hadn't noticed that they say cbox free is "---" with respect to https enabled. That is very annoying, even if it works anyway. I can't understand why they are charging for that. They don't even (technically) have to pay for the "very expensive" wildcard certificate that we do.

Probably just trying to make extra sales from the SSL aspect. Thanks for the info CamilleNicole that should save some people money from upgrading if they don't need it.


Weird, I hadn't noticed this. I just switched our free cbox to use HTTPS, with no trouble.

What a scummy move, though. Too bad there aren't any truly awesome cbox.ws competitors. (Though the real cbox killer is gonna be embeddable Discord channels, let's be real. Wish I knew more about websockets to try a hand at it myself.)
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In the end it's not going to work for them anyway long term. Charging for SSL-enabled access as a business model of any kind is a dead-end road...

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Yup. For the free cbox, you just have to change http to https within the code itself and it'll work with no problem.
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I've noticed that emails that I get alerting me that there's been a post in a subscribed topic/forum or that I've been tagged in have the http link. Can/will this be changed to link to https instead?

(Unrelated to https, but I've also noticed I will sometimes and inconsistently get emails for topics I'm tagged in that link me to the .b1 site instead of .net. Any idea why?)
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