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  •  Okay, here's what I *think* is going on: (4+ / 0-)

    First, I can say unequivocally that nothing has changed on my end.  The person hosting, who designed the template,, dropped the business a couple of years ago.  He lets us keep it on his server, but he does literally nothing to it - no support, nada.  And I have done exactly zero differently from the last five or six years.

    Second, there are two things that (with my limited expertise here) seem likely, because I've heard of problems with both (and experienced them myself) with other sites.  

    The first is that maybe the updated versions of Flash are too new.  I have only v. 10 on my laptop, mainly because anything newer would never download properly, and maybe that's why I have no problems with it.  However, the vast majority of people seem to have no difficulties, and I know for a fact that a lot of them have the latest/greatest EVERYTHING on their tablets and laptops.

    So here's what I think is really the issue:  Firewall software.  I've had a lot of sites, including Flash sites, not load for me over the years WITHOUT being whitelisted in my firewall.  And a lot of firewall/security/Ad-Block-type programs, even if they don't say they're blocking something, will do it anyway.  So probably what everyone in this thread needs to try is whitelisting the site URL in your firewall/security software, disabling Ad-Block, making sure that nothing remotely like those programs applies to the URL, and I wouldn't be surprised if you find that it works.  I have Wings's site automatically whitelisted in EVERYTHING on my laptop, because I was encountering this years ago every time Windows did a damn automatic update.

    If not, I am sincerely at a loss.  I can refer folks to recent KK diaries with a lot of his silverwork in them, and I can always e-mail photos of specific pieces, but beyond that, there is, unfortunately, nothing else I can do at this time.  I don't have the expertise to build a site like it on my own (much less handle the hosting),  etsy/Zazzle/etc. are not an option for us for various reasons, and between cost-effectiveness (i.e., zero) and what I'm able to handle right now in terms of what's needed from me to keep it maintained, I don't have any choice but to keep us on this platform for the foreseeable future.

    Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.

    by Aji on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:22:15 PM PST

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    •  Please forgive my depth of ignorance but what (3+ / 0-)

      do you mean by "whitelisting" something?

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

      by Onomastic on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:52:20 PM PST

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      •  In your firewall or other secuity software, . . . (3+ / 0-)
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        and in your browser security settings, there ae ways you can "whitelist" a Web site, telling it that it is always okay to load it.  The name was conceived as the opposite of "blacklist." :-)

        Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.

        by Aji on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 06:17:30 AM PST

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