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OMF changed website?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by necessary8, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. necessary8

    necessary8

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    It used to be https://openmedicinefoundation.org and now that one is down, and the OMF site appears to be under https://omf.ngo

    Was there some announcement about this? How do I know if omf.ngo is legit, and, for example, if I donate, my money is really going to OMF?

    Does anyone know anything about this?
     
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    AndyPR Cookies for Tired Sam

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  3. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    This is the screen I get when going to your org link: removed link
    The other link seems to look like the real deal.
     
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  4. necessary8

    necessary8

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    Alvin2 Senior Member

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    i noticed this when my links started redirecting maybe a week ago
     
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  6. Ben Howell

    Ben Howell OMF Correspondent

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    Hi guys,

    I believe there have been some issues lately with the website and it looks like its happening again. I have sent an email to Linda and will update this thread when I know whats going on-thanks for bringing it to attention!

    I do not think the website url has changed, I think its a case that the website is just down but will let you know.

    Thanks,


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  8. Ben Howell

    Ben Howell OMF Correspondent

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    Hi guys,

    It should work fine now. It was part of an update to a more secure website (you should see the lock in your browser).

    So yes, it's should now be fine and back to normal. Thanks for updating me and please do so again if you notice it at any point (though it shouldn't from now on).


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  9. Alvin2

    Alvin2 Senior Member

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    It still redirects from openmedicinefoundation.org to omf.ngo
     
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  10. necessary8

    necessary8

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    Ben, it's not so much that we're having trouble with the website, it's that we want an official confirmation that the website under https://omf.ngo is legit, and belongs to the OMF, and is not a counterfeit copy made by some cybercriminal to steal our donation money. Can you provide that confirmation?
     
  11. Ben Howell

    Ben Howell OMF Correspondent

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    Hi @necessary8

    I understand.

    Linda has confirmed this is correct:

    "It is now being forwarded to www.omf.ngo. This is now the secure site. At this time, you type www.openmedicinefoundation.org and it properly now goes to http://www.omf.ngo./ .

    Thank you for asking. We will be letting people know this next week..."

    Thanks,


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  12. Webdog

    Webdog Up to 91% remain undiagnosed

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    @Ben Howell I'm going to hold off on asking people for more donations until the security certificate issues are fixed. It really is that important this be fixed, thanks.

     
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  13. Ben Howell

    Ben Howell OMF Correspondent

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    Hi @Webdog

    I have forwarded this on to Linda and will respond when I get a reply. Its fine on my mobile browser (safari) but clearly not on Firefox.

    Thanks for letting me know,


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  14. Webdog

    Webdog Up to 91% remain undiagnosed

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    Much appreciated. And thanks for all the hard work you do for us! :)
     
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  15. Ben Howell

    Ben Howell OMF Correspondent

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    You are most welcome-thanks to all of you for letting me know and tagging me in this-we shall get it sorted.


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    Just got this message
     
  18. Webdog

    Webdog Up to 91% remain undiagnosed

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    I'm no longer getting any security messages from Firefox. Looks good on my end.

    ETA: I haven't gone through the donation process to see if it's working properly. Someone should verify that.
     
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    @Ben Howell

    Are Bitcoin donations still on the agenda? I have plans to point my cloud mining contracts at an OMF address.
     
  20. Neunistiva

    Neunistiva Senior Member

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    I just donated with paypal, donation process went perfectly.

    Only at the very end when it redirects you back to website there is a message "There’s a problem with this website’s security certificate." I think it's probably redirecting to the old address. That has nothing to do with the donation process, it's issue with the site redirect.
     
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