This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

Advertisers with expired certificates on their web sites

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Advertisers with expired certificates on their web sites

    Lately (the last few weeks) I've been seeing more and more occasions where IE is blocking a web page on the Amazing Ribs site from displaying content with security certificate errors (expired or non-existent certificates). While they can either be shown or not, it means one of your rotating advertisers is being sloppy with their web pages (I know the errors aren't coming from AR). Haven't been able to pin which advertiser, but it's probably something you should get the seller of advertising space for your web site to crack down on with the advertisers. With all the viruses floating around, it's just not a good practice to allow the content to be shown. (And it's just as much a pain as seeing the web pages viewed banner for a non-member of The Pit).

    Best regards,

    First of all, if you are logged into The Pit, you should not be seeing reminders to join. All those ads should disappear. Just login and they will disappear. Occasionally the system will log you out because it cannot handle the load of inactive users. Maybe once a week? Just login and you are safe!

    We us well-respected ad networks, but i have been reading in trade mags that their screening software is not as good as we thought. I will fire a network in a heartbeat if I could catch them feeding an unsafe ad. If it happens again, see if you can help me catch the transgressors! We would love to replace the rotating advertisers with permanent trustworthy sponsors. Working on it.

    BTW, my IT guys tell me that IE is the world's worst browser and it is well known for false alarms on security issues.


    • FLBuckeye
      FLBuckeye commented
      Editing a comment
      IE has major security issues. I would stay away from it all together. Too many better options to choose from

    That's a really great solution for the typical home user. Unfortunately, not an answer for many members of the business community.

    Many businesses rely on Microsoft products such as Sharepoint, Remote Desktop, etc. Whether MS didn't release the coding tricks necessary, or the folks at Google, Mozilla and Apple just elected not to program the interfaces, many of the MS products won't function correctly with any browser other than IE. Sometimes, even IE gets ahead (IE11 won't work with some of the MS server products without kicking it back to "compatibility mode".)

    Since I'm an IT guy with a lot of experience (40 + years - was VP of IT at U-Haul 25 years ago), I've been dealing with issues in products for my entire career.

    I also know that people (including me)would rather use one product, not several. It's too hard to remember which one to use and when.

    Since many of my customers have to use IE, I do so as well. IME, the rap about security for IE is not valid. Every other product has the same issue with security. I think I've seen more viruses get through Chrome than IE over the years (including at the present)

    Meathead, I'm trying to identify which ad actually pops up the message at present, but with the rotating ads, it's difficult to pin it down. I'll keep trying.

    BTW, personally, I have no problems with the "pages viewed" ad. I don't ever see it when I'm logged in. I was just commenting that having the message come up about security all the time is an irritant. I perfectly understand your strategy vis-a-vis getting people to join. For me, this site is just like many "free" products I've used over the years. I think that if I make use of something, and they need some funds to keep it going, I'm more than happy to make a contribution. In the case of AmazingRibs, that was a no brainer. This site is a high value, content rich environment. Making everyone eat better (food that isn't over or under cooked) is extremely valuable to me, and I would think most everyone else that comes across your site.

    Best regards,



    No announcement yet.
    Rubs Promo


    These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

    These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

    Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

    A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

    Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

    3 burner gas grill

    The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

    Click here to read our†complete†review

    Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

    Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

    Green Mountain Grills Trek smoker

    Green Mountain’s portable Trek Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Trek from your smart phone or laptop.

    Click here to read our detailed review and to order

    Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

    Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

    With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
    Click here to read our detailed†review

    Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

    This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

    Click here to read our detailed review

    Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

    Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

    The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

    Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review

    Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

    The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
    Click here for our review of this superb smoker

    Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

    We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
    Click here for our review on this unique smoker