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09-08-2010 07:42 AM
eherlihy FYI - Google Chrome warns me NOT to visit Sailnet.

The diagnostic reads as follows:
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Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for sailnet.com

What is the current listing status for sailnet.com?
Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 443 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 8 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2010-09-08, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2010-09-08.
Malicious software includes 8 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 1 new process(es) on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 2 domain(s), including blamesslek.com/, ratsix.com/.

This site was hosted on 2 network(s) including AS20021 (LNH), AS14492 (DATAPIPE).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, sailnet.com did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?
In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:
Return to the previous page.
If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.
Here is the URL for the diagnostic.
09-05-2010 08:29 AM
knothead I was having problems with the ads and the slowness until I downloaded Ad Block plus and subscribed to one of the filters that they suggested. Everything has been fine since then.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865/

I appreciate this site and support SailNet whenever possible. I'm sorry to have to block some of the advertisers, but then I change channels on the TV when commercials come on too. This message board is something that I enjoy and it's pretty damn nice of the owners to provide it for us.
Thanks.
09-05-2010 08:17 AM
smackdaddy Dude how could anyone ever hassle you for downtime when you were out sailing on a holiday weekend? I mean really.
09-05-2010 07:51 AM
administrator we are continuing to work on this problem. sorry for the downtime last night. ugggh - got new cell phone and switched providers, thought I had updated my cell phone email address in all of our monitors but missed a few and sailnet was one of them and never got alert from monitoring system - my humblest apologies. On the other hand my new HTC Evo phone is very cool. I resisted touch screens for a while after winding up hating my 1st generation Iphone and traded that for a low tech phone with a keyboard. I'm still not a big fan of touch screen texting but the cool features outweigh the touch screen downsides.

in addition the winds were crazy great on the Chesapeake Bay yesterday - awesome in fact. Had the bay to ourselves - all the power boaters were afraid to come out.
09-03-2010 12:29 PM
administrator we have identified the problem with the ad that is obscuring the drop down liat and are working with the advertiser to make a change to their ad - (it's a problem that can occur in flash files). As it relates to slowness, we are communicating with the ad serving company about these problem and hope to have a resolution sometime toward the end of next week.

regards

Jeff J
09-03-2010 09:04 AM
MARC2012 It is a shame that this site is so nonfunctional without fire fos and add block.mj
09-03-2010 08:14 AM
SEMIJim
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Originally Posted by Jeff_H View Post
That simply is not true that the owners of SailNet do not care much.
Consistent problems, all the same or similar in nature, going on for ever since I've been here belie that assertion. This is the only site I visit, the only site I've ever visited, where the adverts have contributed so much noise, and so much malfunctioning, to the site. Bar none. This is the site that finally obliged me to install Adblock Plus and remains the only site whose adverts I've blocked.

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Originally Posted by Jeff_H View Post
There has been repeated and near continuous efforts by the SailNet Web Staff to address these issues, including dropping an adverstiser whose ads especially contributed to the problem.
Jeff, "owners" and "Admin/moderators" are not the same thing. There's no question but that the mods would have it differently. Probably "Admin," too. But neither the moderators nor, I suspect, Admin actually own Sailnet.

I am likewise obliged to do things, as an IT guy, that I believe are inadvisable, so I know how it works.

Jim
09-03-2010 08:07 AM
SEMIJim
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Originally Posted by Jeff_H View Post
I have tried using FoxFire and that has not helped. The overlapping ad problem is worse and it seems to lock up the software fairly frequequently which it never did with IE.
I'm pretty sure you'll find the offending advert, in this case, is a Flash advert. So it would be the Flash plugin, which is, quite honestly, crap, that's fouling you up.

Update your Firefox installation to v3.6.something and check for an updated Adobe Flash plugin. If that still doesn't do it, get and install Adblock Plus, identify the site from which the Flash advert is originating, and add it to the list of blocked sites. But an updated Firefox and Flash plugin should fix the problem.

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Originally Posted by Jeff_H View Post
I'll send another note to Admin and see what can be done since this is pretty common website software and it does not seem to have these problems on other sites.
Like I wrote in my previous post: It's their site and it's free to us, so it's hard to credibly bitch about it, but... yeah, Sailnet is the only site I've ever had such problems with so consistently. I have had/seen problems on other sites, but, usually, when users point out the problems the site's owners actually, you know, fix them. To Sailnet's owners: I guess the advert revenue trumps the functionality of the site, because they keep trashing the site with exceptionally brain-dead stuff. That's not a complaint, but an observation.

My point being: Go ahead and send another note to Admin, but don't hold your breath. (I suspect he doesn't really have any control over the situation. I suspect he's got clueless PHBs telling him "Do this. We don't wanna hear about problems.")

Jim
09-03-2010 08:05 AM
Jeff_H "Near as I can tell, the owners of SN don't much care if the adverts adversely affect the functionality of the site."

That simply is not true that the owners of SailNet do not care much. There has been repeated and near continuous efforts by the SailNet Web Staff to address these issues, including dropping an adverstiser whose ads especially contributed to the problem.

Jeff
09-03-2010 07:56 AM
SEMIJim I had that problem with the version of Firefox I was using. Updated it to a later version: Problem solved.

Before then, the way I solved it was I turned off Flash, moused over the menu, saved the URL from that menu item and stuck it in my bookmarks, then used the bookmark. (At some point later I'd remember to turn Flash back on... eventually.)

Since then the advert site that serves those must've been one of the ones really slowing things down and it got added to my Adblock Plus list, because I see those not at all anymore.

Near as I can tell, the owners of SN don't much care if the adverts adversely affect the functionality of the site. There has been a nearly constant stream of valid (IMO) complaints, for a couple years, now, about how they really mess things up, but the site's owners keep doing it, anyway. *shrug* It's their site and it's free to us, so can't really bitch.

Jim
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