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To quote Bill and Ted: "Be excellent to each other"

WARNING: This website is not secure

Uses http:// instead of https://

This means that traffic between it and your browser is not encrypted, including your login credentials. This is poor practice that should have been fixed long ago, as in many YEARS ago when search engines, starting with Google, began downgrading sites using http in search results.

I receive occasional spam email sent to me via the unique address I use for logging in here. This may mean that this insecure web site was hacked and that user credentials were stolen (I haven't logged in a long time so it likely wasn't as result of interception of login credentials--which are sent in plain text).

[A lock symbol in your browser indicates https encryption is used; data sent via http is not encrypted]

If you use the password you login to this site with anywhere else you should change it.

You can check if your email address is associated with known website compromises by entering it here: (The address I use for this site doesn't show up so far).

If any of your email addresses shows up in the site above you need to ensure any associated password is not reused. Ideally you NEVER reuse passwords and use a password manager to ensure that your passwords are long and random (something like Bitwarden--; it's free and open source).

Note: It's also possible that the administrator of the site has shared email addresses. The wholly inadequate privacy statement on this site gives no undertakings on that score.

Saturday, March 16th, 2024

Wow! " Be Afraid ... "

But; The government are still our friends, right?

Saturday, March 16th, 2024

I recall many years ago on another poultry website where users had been compromised,the website is long gone.

Saturday, March 16th, 2024

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
The SSL cert had expired and has now been renewed.

Flock Master
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

Flockmaster, you can set up automated renewal at no cost using LetsEncrypt. You can find how-to information at

Ratcatcher: use of encrypted credentials has nothing to do with the government. No need for paranoid nonsense.

Paddycrawford: good point.

Monday, April 8th, 2024

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