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tdew
04-24-2010, 01:26 PM
Someone on another forum posted some upside down text and then gave the link to the site that will make the conversion.
No matter what I do, I cannot get my browser to go to it.
It's http://www.sherv.net­/flip.html (http://www.sherv.net­/flip.html)

I tried clicking the link, copying and pasting it, shortening it to just the .net part, using a different browser - but the system just acts as if I haven't done anything.
Others have no problem with it.

This is very weird.
The site in question http://www.sherv.net­/flip.html (http://www.sherv.net/flip.html)
is the only one that doesn't work. I've no other problems with the browser.

Does anyone have any ideas why this would be happening?

ɥbnoɥʇ sıɥʇ puıɟ pıp ı

at http://www.fliptext.­org/ (http://www.fliptext.­org/)

Ned
04-24-2010, 01:49 PM
Have you tried clearing your browser's cache? That might help.

I get right into the site, by the way.

Also, which browser are you using which has the problem? Have you tried a different browser?

pezmanffx
04-24-2010, 02:33 PM
Its working for me in firefox

TPARick
04-24-2010, 03:02 PM
uʍop ǝpısdn ǝʇıɹʍ oʇ ʇuɐʍ ǝʍ op ʎɥʍ ʇnq`ɯoıʇsǝnb pıdnʇs ʎllɐǝɹ ɐ sı sıɥʇ

tdew
04-24-2010, 03:07 PM
I've tried it with IE 8 and with Firefox
Neither one will go anywhere.

I'd clear the cache but with windows 7 I don't have as many choices in some cases and too many in others.
If I go to Tools > Internet options > the choice is only one
"delete temporary files, history, cookies, saved passwords, and web from information"

I cannot find an option to delete just the temp files. I don't really want to delete all the cookies and history.

Is there another option?

Ned
04-24-2010, 03:19 PM
Terry, on IE8, don't you have checkboxes beside the various items such as history, cookies, etc.? If you do, just uncheck everything except for temporary files.

Oh, I've got it. On the general tab of IE8 properties it says that, and you think if you click the button you'll delete all that. You won't. Clicking on the delete button takes you to the delete dialog box which gives you the option to pick and choose what you want to delete. Take a look. You'll be able to delete the temp files only.

If that doesn't work, I'm wondering if it's a firewall problem. Are you using a software firewall such as the one built into Windows 7?

I've tried it with IE 8 and with Firefox
Neither one will go anywhere.

I'd clear the cache but with windows 7 I don't have as many choices in some cases and too many in others.
If I go to Tools > Internet options > the choice is only one
"delete temporary files, history, cookies, saved passwords, and web from information"

I cannot find an option to delete just the temp files. I don't really want to delete all the cookies and history.

Is there another option?

tdew
04-24-2010, 05:14 PM
Oh, I've got it. On the general tab of IE8 properties it says that, and you think if you click the button you'll delete all that. You won't. Clicking on the delete button takes you to the delete dialog box which gives you the option to pick and choose what you want to delete. Take a look. You'll be able to delete the temp files only.


Exactly! I didn't want to click on Delete and erase all. But, that didn't solve the problem.
I don't use windows firewall, but rely on my hardware firewall.
However, Windows 7 does a little too much protecting for my taste. There are some things that I like a lot about it, but others that are very annoying.

Now here's something even weirder. I just tried the same link on my networked older computer and it won't go to the link either.

jfrenaye
04-24-2010, 05:40 PM
What does your browser do?

It may be possible that the site has been reported as an attack or phishing site and your ISP may have blocked access from their side.

tdew
04-24-2010, 05:46 PM
The browser just sits there as if I didn't click on anything, or type a url in. It ignores me and just doesn't do anything.

Kairho
04-24-2010, 05:55 PM
The browser just sits there as if I didn't click on anything, or type a url in. It ignores me and just doesn't do anything.Long shot but did you bathe today?

tdew
04-24-2010, 08:20 PM
ha! Thanks for that. Since it's now Saturday night, maybe tomorrow will be better?

tdew
04-25-2010, 07:07 AM
Just heard on the forum that I originally saw this link...

I get a pop up warning from my WOT rating saying that sherv. net has a poor reputation.
WOT stands for Web of Trust. It's a browsing tool, which warns you about risky sites that cheat customers, deliver malware or send spam. You can get it on www.mywot.com (http://www.mywot.com)

I guess I'm being protected - but I'd like some sort of notification that it's happening.

jfrenaye
04-25-2010, 09:08 AM
I have been using AVG for anti virus and anti spyware and so far am VERY impressed with it. It does have a similar feature but it puts up a red splash page that says WARNING: The site has been identified as a blah blah blah... if you are sure this site is OK, click here, otherwise head back to where you came from.

For a while it was popping up on our local NBC News affilliate and and now it seems to be fine, but the affilliate needed to juimp through hoops

tdew
04-25-2010, 09:54 AM
ATT used to step in to block access to one of my favorite genealogy spots. It took a long time and a lot of effort for them to get taken off the list.

http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/