Had a problem last night when the site seemed to go down. Not sure if it was real or just our connection playing up but it was back this morning.
Firefox has been fine all day, mostly using sites in the USA from the UK as I’m fighting software bugs.
Wait a minute ... all the avatars have gone...
That’s what I’m saying, something is screwed up. The site has been down several times for maintenance the past few days. I think they are experiencing a major hiccup. It may not be affecting everyone right now. IE was showing the icons/avatars, whereas FF was not. Now IE is not showing icons/avatars. At least for me.
(FF 16.0.2)... just in the last 24 hrs or so I’d lost all the images on the site (product images, forum folder icons, posted images)...
... in the end, I found that I had to whitelist the “cloudflare.com” website (running noScript in paranoid mode) as well as “cloudfront.net”, and all the images came back again.
Okay, this means it’s not FF at all, it’s the blocking script run inside FF.
Anyway, what’s interesting is the name of those sites. Anything ‘cloud’ seems to be all the rage these days and there will be tons of hosts setting up ‘cloud’ servers that rent space to others. Looks like a possibility for the web images displayed on site. And it’s possible we’re simply ‘trying out’ various options to see what works best.
DAZ has been using Cloudflare for a while now…not sure what all is hosted there and what is hosted on DAZ’s own servers (if anything).
NoScript and other blocking software interfering with images and downloads…a very real probability.
Change how it’s served from the cloud servers/change the url (heck it’s possible that changing the routing can mess things up) and unless you’ve set up your whitelist to allow domains as opposed to sites/pages and you’ll be blocked.
The amount of software that in some way offers ‘protection’ is beyond belief. All browsers have some blocking mechanisms…then there’s AVs, firewalls and even your router/modem to contend with. And that leaves out DNS…if you haven’t specified a third-party DNS server and are using your ISP’s dns, then it’s likely that there is some measure of filtering going on.
Not to mention ‘throttling’...
I’m amazed that there are so few problems, overall.
...hmm… still using FF15.
Store works (well as well as it has been since the site rollout).
Think I’ll give 17 a miss.
I think it’s more of a NoScript/AV issue than a FF one…I’m beginning to wonder if Cloudflare hasn’t been tagged by some of the ‘filter’ sites as a potential ‘malware’ distributor or something.
For me, it isn’t an issue of anything going wrong as such - just that the external references made by the daz3d.com website have changed (recently) to include cloudflare.com as well as cloudfront.net.
Hmm… I see that the forum editor page still references scripts/objects from cloudfront.net (as well as cloudflare.com), but the main site seems to use cloudflare.com only. *shrug* just whitelist it and be thankful your cross-site scripting protection is working properly v(~_~)v. (IE, and FF without NoScript, doesn’t provide this sort of protection, which is why daz3d.com appears to continue to ‘work’ ok in those environments…).