HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
Jackie L.
most recent 4 SEP 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 SEP 12 by Jackie L.
Bella Donna is a wonderful rose for z6b in Virginia and is well adapted to our climate. She blooms once and is covered in fragrant blooms that pull her canes to the ground. When she is well fertilized she suckers freely. She gets some blackspot but not until after the spring flush.
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Initial post 19 JUL 12 by Jackie L.
For the past, oh at least four weeks, I have not been able to use the Search/Lookup feature. Do you have any ideas on how to fix that? I work around it by using the Advanced Search.

I love your website! Glad I became a member!

Reply #1 of 6 posted 19 JUL 12 by HMF Admin
Can you describe the problem you're having please.
Reply #2 of 6 posted 19 JUL 12 by HMF Admin
We hoping to hear from you soon as we're concerned other site guests may be having the same problem but not contacting us about it.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 20 JUL 12 by Jackie L.
When I click on Search / Lookup this is what pops up on my screen: "The webpage cannot be found" and the top tab says "HTTP 404 Not Found." I use Explorer 9. I know about as much about my computer as I do about my car! If I take a few days to get back to you it will be because I had to ask someone for help.

I tried another computer and had no problems. Evidently my home computer has issues. I ran a malware check-no problems- and made sure HMF wasn't blocked. If you have any suggestions, I welcome them. Otherwise, I'll take my problem child to my favorite computer geek.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 22 JUL 12 by Jackie L.
Here is what I have discovered: Now, I can’t even get to the HMF website on my computer if I Google HMF and click on the link(?). I found a website that allows me to surf anonymously- and I hope you don’t have to bleep this out-called HideMyAss, which hides my IP address. Using this website I can access HMF on my computer as I normally do. Further research on the internet yielded this info: “This problem occurs when viewing the same site over a router from more than one computer or application at the same time for a period of time. This activates something in the server software that puts your IP address on a so called ‘Ban List.’” This person recommended going into my router and changing a few numbers in the MAC address, which I am reluctant to do. He said this would not affect my computer. One hundred people agreed that this solution was the best. Here is the link for this solution:

We do have a wireless router and four computers using it at home. I tried my husband’s computer and could access the HMF website normally.

I am posting here by using the link in my e-mail. Hopefully that won’t be cut off before I have an answer.

What do you think?
Reply #5 of 6 posted 22 JUL 12 by HMF Admin
You HMF member account looks fine. Please be aware accessing HMF while hiding your IP address will not work. HMF does not accept internet requests with a missing or invalid IP address. The reason is that is exactly what spammers attempting to break into our system do. I imagine you will find you have difficulty accessing other websites too. I would also check whatever internet security software you use because you might have inadvertently flagged some HMF website pages as malware.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 22 JUL 12 by Jackie L.
I looked on Symantec and Malwarebytes for quarantined websites and didn't find any. I went into the tools section of Explorer, Internet Options, Security and checked for Restricted sites and didn't find any. Although, the HMF website was in the section "Add this website to the zone", but not actually on the list in the box below. I removed that and added HMF to the "Trusted sites." That appears to have worked. I shut down my computer and tried it again and I could still use HMF as I usually do. Nothing like an problem to encourage learning. Just hope my car does not pull a similar stunt.
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