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There have been a few issues resolved in the last few days with regards to troubles with running this website - so what used to be a problem for you, may not be any more.

If you are still having connection problems or connection errors, there are a couple of things to try from your end to help.

The main 3 reasons for connection problems that come from YOUR computer are:

1. The usual internet connection probs - (internet service provider probs, your modem needs a reset, restart your pooter etc)
2. Firewall settings - (trusted sites, URLs and Domains)
3. Privacy settings - (allowing cookies etc)

I'll briefly go through the 3 main issues so you can check your setting are good to go:

1. Physical connections:
First of all - can you get on to other sites, and are they running at a good speed?
- Yes - go to step 2
- No - a) turn modem off, wait 60 secs, turn modem back on   b) shutdown all running programs, restart computer.
          Did this work?  Yes - all good (remember that this worked for next time)
                                  No  - go to step 2.

2. Firewall Settings
All operating systems/firewalls do similar things - just different buttons to push. This is an overview.

Firstly - turn your firewall OFF for a few seconds and try accessing www.OzSTOC.com - this will tell you if a setting is blocking our site. Do this:
Go to CONTROL PANEL > SECURITY > WINDOWS FIREWALL > TURN WINDOWS FIREWALL OFF

You will get a warning about safety, but we are testing for a few seconds - OK all of this to turn it off.

Try accessing and roaming www.ozstoc.com

Did this work? 
Yes - you have to find the special area in your firewall that allows the DNS connection to http://ozstoc.com   - TURN FIREWALL BACK ON WHEN DONE.
No  - TURN FIREWALL BACK ON - Try turning off your virus protection software for a few seconds and access www.ozstoc.com as it works like a firewall in allowing servers and sites through or blocking them. Still didn't work? Go to step 3.

3. Privacy Settings - allowing cookies
Go to CONTROL PANEL > INTERNET SETTINGS >   PRIVACY (TAB)

You will see a slider control for the internet privacy zone security.
You will also see a button labelled "SITES" click this.

Type   http//:www.ozstoc.com    into the space provided and click "ALLOW"

Do the same for http//:www.ozstoc.org - click "ALLOW"

Click "OK" and your done. Close it all, restart your pooter and post interesting topics and pics for us all to enjoy!

Hope this helps.

Cheers Diesel
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Re: Having connection troubles with this Forum site? Read here.... PC Users
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 11:18:51 AM »
I'm on a Mac.
This site is the only one which takes a very long time to load. Getting here to post this for example after I clicked on the link from the email, it took around 30-40 seconds.
It doesn't bother me, I'm just saying compared to every other forum site...I just thought you guys would want to know.
 

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Re: Having connection troubles with this Forum site? Read here.... PC Users
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 02:37:46 PM »
Speed of access comes and goes. So its nothing to do with a PC and security settings. At times it takes several minutes just to connect...
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Re: Having connection troubles with this Forum site? Read here.... PC Users
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 10:07:56 PM »
Probably just me, but'I'd like to see the emoticon and format menus when I reply to a post, even when I modify my posts would be good.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 11:54:43 PM »
We seem to have lost all the pretty pictures that we were able to add.
Not happy Jan. I mean Diesel.
I miss my blue ST roaring across the screen.
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 08:39:17 AM »
Yeah...

Where did the smileys go?????
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 10:24:54 PM »
Yeah...

Where did the smileys go?????


Is that better everyone?
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2011, 10:28:39 PM »
:runyay :runyay :runyay

 :beer  :popcorn

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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2011, 11:14:00 PM »
 :blu13

Happy now. Thanks Diesel.

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2011, 06:30:42 AM »
Woo hoo way to go diesel!
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2011, 10:10:33 AM »
Why are our bikes going backwards? :cuss This must be a plot by Diesel  :13Candy and Streak  :blk11  :well

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2011, 11:09:37 AM »

Why are our bikes going backwards? :cuss This must be a plot by Diesel :well

:blu13

you see the 1100 is going forward  :blk11 its what happens when you have an inferior bike ;)
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2011, 11:20:09 AM »
What you are seeing is what it looks like from a Candy ST as you cruise on by!       :butt

Now stop hijacking this thread          :spank 
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2011, 12:28:27 PM »

Why are our bikes going backwards? :cuss This must be a plot by Diesel :well

:blu13

you see the 1100 is going forward  :blk11 its what happens when you have an inferior bike ;)
What you are seeing is what it looks like from a Candy ST as you cruise on by!       :butt

Now stop hijacking this thread          :spank 

 :( :-++ :headbang   :rofl  :rofl
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2011, 07:56:51 AM »
At least I have now got reversing lights on mine
I am lost and haves gone to find myself
Now If I get back before I return
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« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2011, 04:23:48 PM »
AVATARS AND ALL OTHER ISSUES HAVE BEEN FIXED! WE ARE ALL GOOD!

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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2011, 05:53:38 PM »
AVATARS AND ALL OTHER ISSUES HAVE BEEN FIXED! WE ARE ALL GOOD!

 :runyay
>:() So where's my backward bike?? Will it go forward?
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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2011, 12:30:17 AM »
Avatar loaded ok since my last post in "meet the members" a few minutes a go
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« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2011, 03:06:27 PM »
Smileys have disappeared again.. :(

Not happy  :(  :(
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« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2011, 08:09:25 PM »
And Diesel's in Kingaroy for the weekend probably gorging on (beer) peanuts :(
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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2011, 10:18:22 AM »
With regards to the missing smileys - TADAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!       :hatwave :hatwave :hatwave       :runyay :runyay :runyay      :beer :beer :beer

You can also upload pics and attachments AND Avatars are all good!

Thanks for your patience.

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« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2011, 12:21:50 PM »
That may be so  :cuss but my bike is still going backwards  :well. Y'all needs a good  :spank
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Other than that, how's things Deez  :)
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« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2011, 12:58:08 PM »
Yeah, I want to do this


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« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2011, 01:06:40 PM »
Too many smart arses for one small forum!!

At least now Diesel is back from enjoying himself I can see the emoticons and formatting again.   :hatwave

It was pretty drab without them!
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« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2011, 08:15:29 PM »
 :beer :beer :crackup :crackup :crackup
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