We have upgraded the board for faster performance and with some new spam and bot control software called Cloudflare.
It should dramatically speed up the page and image load times - which is good news.
However it may cause some problems for some users or for you to see some new screens you may not be used to seeing. If you are having problems
please let us know - please send an email to [email protected]
here is information from Cloudflare on what you might notice or experience :
We are going to be trying CloudFlare to protect and speed up your forums, which should improve page loading times and sharply reduce the number of active spammers.
Members that they may get a challenge page before they are granted access to the site. You can still access the forum by passing the captcha, and that they can send you a message through the challenge page to request whitelisting of their IP address. Only a small number of forum members will see the challenge page. (On a side note, the intermittent page is used to stop automated bots from accessing our site).
A challenge page will appear if there are indications that their machine is infected with a computer virus or malware. The best thing to do is to run an anti-virus scan on their machine as a precaution.
There are false positives with the data, but it is most common when the visitor is coming from a shared network like an office, college network or coffee shop. What this means is that although their computer isn't infected, someone else on the same network does have an issue. Your community member should run an anti-virus scan as a precaution. If there is no virus or malware, then they can enter the CAPTCHA to access the forum. The data set will refine over time.