CONVERTING TO HTTPS
June 24th, 2018
For far too long, Chatlands and the related sites such as Wolfhome and
Cats Paw Island have been running on clear text connections. While our
sites don't send or receive any financial information (all of that is
handled via PayPal) we do process email addresses, passwords and other
things that might be indirectly useful to criminals. For instance, many
people use the same password on multiple sites. If a hacker learns your
email address and password here, and you're using the same login information
at your bank, that's just not a good idea in general
, but we can at
least try and keep that information from falling into the wrong hands on
Well, it turns out Google Chrome has the same idea. They've announced that
their new version of Chrome, coming out sometime in July, 2018, will warn
people about insecure connections. FireFox already does this. It's the
push we needed to switch over to HTTPS and we're doing that as soon as
However! That means that there's a very good chance the site will be
*offline* (or showing some problems) for the next several days while I
try getting SSL working correctly. Thanks in advance for your patience on
this. I've been at it for several hours already today, and I'm making
progress, but there's several hours (possibly days
) of programming
left to be done before we're finished.
July 23rd, 2017
We are changing the Chatlands™ registration
Some people have been using disposable email in order to "ban hop"
on Chatlands™. There's also "Hotmail" and other Microsoft email servers
what they consider spam, rather than putting it into a
"spam" or "junk" folder. This means that the user has no
that they received that email. This makes it impossible to
validate your Chatlands™ account. For these and other reasons, we have
decided to require that when registering for a new account
the following email domains will be accepted.
aol.com, gmail.com, icloud.com, me.com and yahoo.com (including yahoo's
We will update and expand this list from time to time. If you don't already
have an account with one of these email services, you will need to create
one first (it's free) before you create your Chatlands™ account.
Note: This only applies to new accounts.
If you registered with some
other email address, you can keep using that one. We apologize for this
inconvenience, but we feel that this will help us to provide a more pleasant
experience for all users on Chatlands™. Thank you for your understanding.
If you want to help Chatlands™ grow, please
tell your friends!
- Thanks! -