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Robert Cracknell19/09/2018 15:38:47
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Has any anyone tried to visit the BMFA website...? As of 15:38 hrs today (19th) it is not possible to connect. I can visit any other site just not the BMFA..!!

Andy Meade19/09/2018 16:08:55
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It's fine here (Win 7 / Chrome)

Dickw19/09/2018 16:14:32
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I can't get on their main site either - Win 10/Firefox or Android phone.

No problem with ASRC site or NFC Buckminster site.


ps just tried Win 10/Chrome and antivirus stops access.

Edited By Dickw on 19/09/2018 16:30:14

Robert Cracknell19/09/2018 16:55:10
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Just tried again, got this.....



Edited By Robert Cracknell on 19/09/2018 16:55:28

Peter Christy19/09/2018 17:02:25
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No problem here - Slackware Linux + Firefox.



Ron Gray19/09/2018 17:28:44
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It's been up and down (no reference to you know what) all day but now working fine, Mac / Safari.

John Tee19/09/2018 17:55:28
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Got an email today saying they are updating the portal on Sunday so may not be available for a few days. perhaps they are doing a dry run


Keith Sharples19/09/2018 17:58:26
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No prob with me, Windows 10 and Firefox.

Dickw19/09/2018 23:18:19
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OK - several hours have passed without success. Systems I have tried so far:-

Win 10 & Firefox; Win 10 & Chrome; Android & Chrome; Android & Samsung internet - 1 laptop and 2 different Android devices.

Same result on all of them - I can get any other site, including BMFA Achievement Scheme and BMFA National Centre, but not BMFA main site. From mine and others results it's obviously not a device or browser issue, so it's beginning to look like an individual access/login issue.

I'll give them a call in the morning.


Martin Harris19/09/2018 23:27:37
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I had problems yesterday using Chrome on my iPad although I can access the site from all devices today. As I recall, the message was a configuration error by the website provider.

This might have some bearing on the matter:

New Membership Management System

We will be launching our new membership management system provided by Go Membership during the week beginning 24th September. From Sunday 23rd September you will be unable to register on the BMFA website, however existing website login details will remain active so you will still have access to the classifieds and any other website features that require you to login.

Maybe some work in preparation for the migration has broken something?

Edited By Martin Harris on 19/09/2018 23:33:22

Ron Gray20/09/2018 07:03:35
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Just tried to get onto the site this morning with iPad, no joy!

Ace20/09/2018 07:12:04
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Not been able to get on yesterday or again this morning, PC - Vista - Chrome

Denis Watkins20/09/2018 07:16:42
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ACE, clear the cache on your Chrome

And search BMFA, by typing it in fresh

Ace20/09/2018 07:39:37
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Thanks Dennis, I now get

This site can’t provide a secure connection frown

Edited By Ace on 20/09/2018 07:49:04

Denis Watkins20/09/2018 07:48:57
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https on Chrome

Is Green and Padlocked, each time you guys can't get on

Try to Sign in when you get on, to re-establish a secure connection

Make sure that your top line is

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Ace20/09/2018 08:04:41
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Cleared history/cache, can open every other bookmark with a green padlock /https, even searched with google for the BMFA but still get "no secure connection".

Time for work and try later.

Peter Miller20/09/2018 08:46:36
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I could not get into the website fomhttps/ but when I googled BMFA and went in from ther search results I got in straight away

Dickw20/09/2018 09:44:51
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Posted by Peter Miller on 20/09/2018 08:46:36:

I could not get into the website fomhttps/ but when I googled BMFA and went in from ther search results I got in straight away

Yes, I tried that on both Win machines and Android devices (several of each) and still got the same results - no access.


ps - just phoned BMFA and passed a message to their "webmaster", including reference to this discussion.

Edited By Dickw on 20/09/2018 09:48:21

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