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Website Access Problems

Last month (around 22nd/23rd) we had a problem with the site which caused a “site unsafe” message to be displayed in visitors’ browsers. It was fixed within about 36 hours but some people experienced the problem for a little longer due to a condition known as “caching” in which an old (and in this case, bad) version of the website is stored by the browser or the internet service provider (such as Virgin or Sky or BT) preventing the fixed version of the site from being displayed.

Caching usually clears on its own within a day or two. If it is still persisting there are two things you could try:

  1. Clear your browser’s cache (best to Google how to do that for your particular browser).
  2. Power your router off, leave for a minute and then power it back on.

I’d like to know how many people are still experiencing this problem. If you are, please email me at webmaster@sos.org.uk with details – PC, Mac, phone (iPhone, Android etc), browser and the message you’re getting.

Please contact me by email rather than via the Sightings page.

Note that the site is NOT unsafe. If your browser allows it just “continue” to the website.

Chris Brown.