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Message started by xxkid123 on Feb 12th, 2010 at 8:52am

Title: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by xxkid123 on Feb 12th, 2010 at 8:52am
it said something about error inhabited web.80.com or something required a password, but when i typed it in or exited it it just cam back. this was when i came to the forum via clicking the "forum" button on the homepage...

any one else got it?

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 12th, 2010 at 9:06am
nope nobody else has mentioned it.
might be aftershocks of the domain move.

wouldn't worry about it.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Masiakasaurus on Feb 12th, 2010 at 1:56pm
I've actually gotten it a couple times, and once I was sure that it was only on slinging.org and not some message from a virus on my computer I put in my slinging.org login stuff and it went away.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Lycurgus on Feb 12th, 2010 at 3:39pm
I got it a few times too on Wednesday, but it didnt stop me viewing anything so I just cancelled it and carried on.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Lycurgus on Feb 12th, 2010 at 3:56pm
Ahhhh, it's happening loads and really getting on my tits.




Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by dork on Feb 12th, 2010 at 4:37pm
I have had it a few times, but just hit the little X and continue what I was doing. It usually popps up twice in a row then not at all.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by xxkid123 on Feb 12th, 2010 at 8:51pm
hah, i got one today from youtube out of no-where, and guess what it said


it fr!ggen said "hello" †;D :-?

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Et Cetera on Feb 13th, 2010 at 2:48pm
I just got it like 4 times in a row. One even while I was typing this post. What is it? It's a bit annoying... :P

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Thomas on Feb 13th, 2010 at 5:02pm
Donít worry, probably just something phishing for pass words. † † † † † † † † † †

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by bigkahuna on Feb 14th, 2010 at 5:02am
I've got it also. I just cancel it and continue.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Feb 14th, 2010 at 12:59pm
can someone do a printscreen and post the screen you're getting. I've never seen this.

But it would be a really good idea to load and run a malwarebytes scan just to be on the safe side.
www.malwarebytes.com

Also which web browser are you lot using ?
and do you have cookies enabled ?

The forum checks passwords and username every time you change sections. if you're not storing your cookies this might be the cause.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Masiakasaurus on Feb 14th, 2010 at 7:24pm
Firefox, cookies enabled, ran malware bytes & Sophos. I haven't gotten it again, and I'm clean as a whistle.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by xxkid123 on Feb 27th, 2010 at 5:58pm
CAUGHT RED HANDED IN ACTION!!!!
spoof.JPG (70 KB | )

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Et Cetera on Feb 27th, 2010 at 11:43pm
Congrats, I was going to try, but I haven't gotten it for a while now.  :)

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Fundibularius on Feb 28th, 2010 at 6:15am
I've got it too.  >:(

Well done, Kid.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 1st, 2010 at 1:07pm
cheers - not a clue personally sent the pic to chris.
it's human computer interaction - so it's up his alley, so to speak.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by jax on Mar 1st, 2010 at 10:20pm
I got it yesterday 3 or 4 times in a row,each time I was refreshing the general discussion page.It has to do with Chris' inhabited web program with the little triangles tracking where every one is.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 3rd, 2010 at 6:48am
okay - who has firefox and gets this problem.
In which case which version do you have ?

and same question if you use a different browser.
also what OS (operating system) are you using.

I'm often logged in at different levels and never seen this.
Only use windows xp these days.

But I do find a lot of net related problems with clients using vista.


Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Masiakasaurus on Mar 3rd, 2010 at 10:18am
Vista, Firefox v5.x-v6.0 I recently upgraded to the latest Firefox, but I haven't gotten this in a while. I put the firefox versions I was running when I got the message.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by xxkid123 on Mar 3rd, 2010 at 4:01pm
Google Chrome windows xp, no idea what version, but downloaded around Thanksgiving.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Et Cetera on Mar 3rd, 2010 at 4:04pm
Vista, Firefox (probably the newest one, as I get a lot of those "you've been upgraded to the latest version of Firefox" things).

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 7th, 2010 at 12:21pm
easy fix - dump vista and google chrome - problem solved :-)

Yeah vista has  alot of unnecessary built in crap.

have you still got the user controls switched on ?

Go to control panel, switch to classic layout (left hand side to switch)
select user control and chage settings to Do Not Use User Access Controls.

Becase that's the thing that asks you dumb 'are you sure' questions each time you try and do anything.

This could well be a uac issue.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Masiakasaurus on Mar 7th, 2010 at 5:36pm
First thing I did was turn off UAC. It got horribly annoying after 5 minutes!

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 8th, 2010 at 7:08am
not that then.

Have to wait till chris starts reading his emails again :-)

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Masiakasaurus on Mar 8th, 2010 at 6:23pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Mar 8th, 2010 at 7:08am:
not that then.

Have to wait till chris starts reading his emails again :-)

Nope, not that. It's still good advice, though; to turn off UAC for those who haven't.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by funda_iucunda on Mar 10th, 2010 at 3:05pm
I changed my hardware and some software this week. Then I had to login as if I'd been a newbee.

funda iucunda

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 12th, 2010 at 3:00pm
I generally need to log out and back in again to get the admin rights every time.
so that's normal.

it's the weird login popping up in the middle of posting that's weird.

I've gone through ubuntu & windows 7 (eeeyeeuurgghh) this week and still not seen this pop up.

Might try vista (got a little netbook I'm using for this sort of stuff :-) at some point.

Any of you using third party firewalls ?
comodo, mcafee etc

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Fundibularius on Mar 12th, 2010 at 3:27pm
mcafee, yes.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 7th, 2010 at 7:04am
well after 5 os's and various browsers I still haven't been able to replicate this pop up.

I'm coming to the conclusion that it might by add-on or toolbar related. #

any of you running the google toolbar ?
Or any other toolbars ?

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Et Cetera on Apr 7th, 2010 at 7:41am
Would Google Chrome be better than Firefox?

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by paleoarts on Apr 7th, 2010 at 5:55pm
i haven't seen it in a while, but now it's back! it's really annoying! >:(

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Masiakasaurus on Apr 8th, 2010 at 12:34am
Inhabited web is back with a vengeance!
Screenshot_Inhabited_Web.jpg (51 KB | )

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 8th, 2010 at 10:44am
yeah - now I've finally got it popping up on mine.

Immediately after looking at davids videos on youtube.

I don't believe in coincidence.

Make a note if it pops up after viewing youtube and returning to slinging.org

Too much of a coincidence to be dissmissed, fairly sure it's got something to do with youtube.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by paleoarts on Apr 8th, 2010 at 3:36pm
i logged on this morning and have checked out several post and posted myself, but haven't looked at any youtube videos and i'm getting it, so i don't think that is it.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by xxkid123 on Apr 8th, 2010 at 3:52pm
nope, i listen to youtube music and read the forum. didn't get it.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Masiakasaurus on Apr 8th, 2010 at 7:54pm
I only get it when refreshing the page. I think it's the servers that are hosting us.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by JTK on Apr 9th, 2010 at 1:16am
I just got this "error".  I dont know how to take a screen shot though.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Donnerschlag on Apr 9th, 2010 at 2:07am
I like your Steampunk Firefox persona Masiakasaurus.  8-)

I have been getting that annoying pop-up averaging almost once per page. It happened both on Firefox (computer uses Windows Mojave for its OS), and Internet Explorer on the campus computers as well. (Campus uses XP for their OS.)

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 9th, 2010 at 6:36am
definitely youtube or google ad's related.
The only time I've had it was after watching david's youtube videos. never popped up on that computer before - and after restarting firefox - didn't come up after either.

I pretty much blame google ads for any dodgy webpages these days - with some serious justification I might add.
so I reckon it's something google's doing (google owns youtube)

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Et Cetera on Apr 10th, 2010 at 11:47am
Just though I'd add my picture to the collection  :D, it came again today.

error_slinging2.jpg (61 KB | )

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 11th, 2010 at 9:44am
I've tried using the site password - no joy.
So no idea what it's actually asking for.

But I still say it's google ads related :-)

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Et Cetera on Apr 12th, 2010 at 4:30pm
Why wouldn't it pop up on other sites then? Is there a way to block Google ads?

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 13th, 2010 at 11:06am
it's most likely a combination of things - possibly chris's arrow app is partly responsible.

Has anyone tried clicking on the on/off button at the bottom right of the screen, just above the '?'
Try it and see if it makes any difference.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Donnerschlag on May 20th, 2010 at 3:36am
It's back again after a long hiatus. :P
AnnoyingPopUp.jpg (151 KB | )

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Fundibularius on May 20th, 2010 at 4:03am
Yep.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on May 27th, 2010 at 1:38pm
well for me it's positively linked to youtube.

If I have a youtube page open it comes up. Restart firefox with no youttube - no login box.

Any thoughts on the subject welcome.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Paleoarts on May 27th, 2010 at 2:21pm
i almost never view youtube and this thing is back with a vengence! the only thing i can link it to is slinging.org since that is the only place i see it.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Steven on May 27th, 2010 at 4:30pm
From the forum owners homepage
the Graduate projects section:

Inhabited Web
I had this idea about a collaborative web application for many years. In short - the system embeds a small, simple visualization into web pages, next to the browser's scroll bar. Triangles are used to represent single users and their position on the current page (scroll position). Collectively, this allows you to see where people are congregating on a web page - perhaps next to a great deal, interesting news story, or funny video.

I believe this is something Chris runs from time to time to gather data for his studies.
http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1257109223/1#1

I'm guessing some action we perform prompts his application to ask for a login.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on May 28th, 2010 at 7:02am
yep we'd pretty much come to that conclusion - question what else is it reacting with.
it's the little arrows bobbing up and down on the right side of the page.

If I ever figure out how to remove it I will.

But I think it's embedded at the server level and not as part of the forum controls.
Chris did say he was going to remove it, but so far it's still there.

I think - personally - it's reacting to something google adds does. But I do only ever get it if I have a youtube window open as well as slinging.org - so who knows.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by xxkid123 on May 29th, 2010 at 3:40pm
AGH. i just had it so-SHOOT- bad that i had to close and reopen the window. everytime i close it it reopens. it happens maybe once or twice every page usually though. I'm using firefox, which is worse than chrome for this problem, however, chrome is glitching on my computer.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on May 30th, 2010 at 4:37pm
Hmm try shutting down and opening firefox with just a slinging.org window.
interested to know if it still does it.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by xxkid123 on May 30th, 2010 at 5:29pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on May 30th, 2010 at 4:37pm:
Hmm try shutting down and opening firefox with just a slinging.org window.
interested to know if it still does it.


it does but only once in a while. maybe it's affected because you log out/into some different account somewhere else, and then this account goes screwy?

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Et Cetera on Jun 3rd, 2010 at 5:58pm
It was back for me too  :D a while ago. It came pretty often for a while, then stopped.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by curious_aardvark on Jun 7th, 2010 at 7:27am
I've had a good look at the forum controls and unfortunately I can't remove the arrow thingy.

Looks like it's installed on the server directly and only chris has access to that - and it looks like he's either on some project somewhere or on holiday (not sure there's a difference with chris - there's a man who enjoys his work :-)

But it is definitely reacting with software on people's computers.
If I had access to a couple that did it regularly I could track it down, but only one of the 4 computers I use regularly has ever shown it and that is directly linked to having youtube open at the same time.

Sorry guys I am trying.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Masiakasaurus on Jun 14th, 2010 at 5:53pm
He was just in Atlanta, Georgia giving a presentation on a new static display technology. Pretty cool stuff, actually.

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Cthulhu on Jun 28th, 2010 at 7:10pm
I don't know about you guys, but it seems like that the log-in pop ups are starting to flare up again..iv tried two different computers and it pops up every few minutes when I am viewing the forum

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Mederic on Jun 28th, 2010 at 9:47pm
Im getting it 2 past couple of days for me

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by aztec on Jun 29th, 2010 at 1:13am
ii see it alot too  :-[

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by Chris on Jul 30th, 2010 at 10:36pm
I've removed inhabited web code from slinging, so we're now clean.

Chris

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by xxkid123 on Aug 3rd, 2010 at 4:41pm

Sandbumoen wrote on Jul 30th, 2010 at 10:36pm:
I've removed inhabited web code from slinging, so we're now clean.

Chris


YAY , thanks man.  :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Title: Re: error inhabited web needs login?
Post by xxkid123 on Aug 3rd, 2010 at 4:41pm

Sandbumoen wrote on Jul 30th, 2010 at 10:36pm:
I've removed inhabited web code from slinging, so we're now clean.

Chris


YAY , thanks man. †:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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