Monthly Archives: June 2017

  • Where’s your extended validation?

    Recently, I went through the trouble and expense of getting allpar.com an “extended validation” secure-server certificate. That means if you’re in one of our pages, and you typed in the address as https://www.allpar.com rather than just http://www.allpar.com (it’s usually that way on the forums), you should see this:

    It means that when you look at Allpar, it’s through a secure connection, and that the certificate that makes it secure was acquired by Allpar itself, not a pretender.… ... read the rest

  • Mild to wild: The nuttiness of ’net comments
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    I started out as a writer in the print days, and have run web sites devoted to cars, computers, business, and statistical software. Like everyone else, I’ve seen a massive range of commentary.

    The smartest, in general, has been on the highly technical sites, where the “general population” doesn’t go — even if everything is understandable.… ... read the rest

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