Class Forum is NOT Down - Check Your Browser Address Bar

posted Jan 8, 2015, 3:53 PM by Shannon Wing Belmont   [ updated Jan 11, 2015, 10:26 AM by Joe Wheaton ]
Thanks for letting us know that it appeared the class forum was not accessible. What appears to have been the case is that the forum was never actually down but many people's browsers were automatically switching your URLs from http to https (i.e. secure).  If you are in this boat, there is NO forum at https://forum.bluezone.usu.edu/gis/. However, the forum IS at 
http://forum.bluezone.usu.edu/gis/

There are security add-ins for both Chrome and Firefox that attempt to assign most or all URLs to secure https for conservative security measures and to prevent you from using regular http. The problem is NOT all websites are set up to deliver content in both traditional http or https and our forum is not. You should be able to override this by retyping the URL in the search bar or changing your add-in or browser settings. 

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