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  1. Just managed to snag this one, with a "Blue Paintbrush": Something Has Happened! You are now eligible to use 'That's Not Rubbish' as an avatar on the NeoBoards!
  2. @Granny63020, Go back to the Festival of Neggs page, http://www.neopets.com/neggfest/, and make sure you see the first clue: Once you do, you should then be able to choose the Negg of your choice at Legendary Petpets. Hope this helps!
  3. @AngelóIs TDN and JellyNeo still not working for you? At this point, I am not sure why installing the "new" certificates did not help. But, I don't believe just waiting will help, as Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft. Maybe we can double check the certificates? @bonnie_morrisonGlad you are up again!
  4. You can try for Neopets IP Address. Are you using any VPN connections?
  5. See if this Let's Encrypt! site shows as being secure, with Brave and Chrome: https://valid-isrgrootx1.letsencrypt.org/ I'm hoping it will get sites working for you, again, with Brave and Chrome, on Windows 7.
  6. @Angeló The Enabler My apologies for certlm.msc and not certmgr.msc. I should have known. A bit rusty with Windows 7, as I don't use it anymore. Looking more into this, I found that the "DST Root CA X3" certificate is also located in the "Third-Party Root Certificates". So, if you still have the download "ISRG Root X1" and "ISRG Root X2" certificates, repeat steps 6 through 10, but in step 9 place both certificates in the "Third-Party Root Certificates". Once both have successfully installed, reboot, and try the sites, again.
  7. @jellysundae I'll have to see if I can get to that link. Maybe I need to find a recipe for sausage rolls, too! @Duma It sure does look nice, and "fantastic", as @jellysundae put it! It is really rich (tasting)?
  8. You may need to try clearing Brave's and Chrome's history and cache. If it still doesn't work, you may need to delete the "DST Root CA X3" certificate from Windows 7 certificate store. To do so: 1. On you keyboard, hold down the Windows key and hit the "R" key (Win + R). It should bring up the "Run" window. 2. In the text field, type, without the quotes, "certlm.msc", and click the "OK" button. 3. Click "Yes", if prompted, as it is asking for "admin" rights. 4. On the left side, look for "Trusted Root Certification", and click on the >, to expand it. Click on the "Certificates" folder. 5. On the right side, scroll down and look for the "DST Root CA X3" certificate. Click on it, to highlight it. It should look like this: 6. Either click on the red "X" above, or hit the "Delete" key, on your keyboard, or right-mouse click on it, and select "delete". Click "Yes", when prompted. It is just letting you know it is a root certificate. 7. Reboot your device. If you haven't cleared Brave's and Chrome's history and cache, do so. After clearing, close and reopen them, and try TDN and JellyNeo again. As for Brave being blocked by Avast, I'm not sure about that, and it could be a different issue.
  9. Oh, man! I sure miss sausage rolls! What's behind the counter looks nice, too. That's like saying everything on the Internet is true...
  10. @Angeló The Enabler My Apologies. You did state you have a Windows 7 device. Which is why I shouldn't post, late at night, when I am tired. And, for whatever reason you need Windows 7, I understand. Just be careful on the 'Net. So, here is how to get the "new" certificates and how to install them in Windows: 1. Go to https://letsencrypt.org/certificates/. 2. Under "Root Certificates", "Active", "ISRG Root X1", where it shows "Self-signed:", click on the link for "der". When asked, if using Firefox, click "Save File". 3. Under "Root Certificates", "Active", "ISRG Root X2", where it shows "Self-signed:", click on the link for "der". When asked, if using Firefox, click "Save File". 4. Under "Intermediate Certificates", "Active", "Let's Encrypt R3", where it shows "Signed by ISRG Root X1:", click on the link for "der". When asked, if using Firefox, click "Save File". 5. You should now have three (3) files saved in Firefox's "Downloads" - isrgrootx1.der, isrg-root-x2.der, and lets-encrypt-r3.der. 6. In Firefox's "Downloads", click on the isrgrootx1.der file. If you receive a "warning" message, click "OK". If you receive another "warning", from Windows, click "Open". 7. If you see this: click the "Install Certificate..." button. 8. Select "Local Machine", and click "Next". Windows should ask for "admin" permissions. Click "Yes", when prompted. 9. Select "Place all certificates in the following store" and click the "Browse" button. Click on "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" and click "OK", and then click "Next. 10. Click "Finish". You should then see a pop-up that the certificate was successfully installed. 11. Repeat steps 6 through 10 by going back to Firefox's "Downloads" and clicking on the isrg-root-x2.der certificate. 12. Go back to Firefox's "Downloads" and click on the lets-encrypt-r3.der certificate. 13. Repeat steps 6 through 10, but, for step 9, select "Place all certificates in the following store", and when clicking the "Browse" button, click on "Intermediate Certification Authorities". 14. If you have Brave or Chrome open, close them. Open them, and see if TDN and JN now open/display properly. If you still have problems, or if my instructions sound confusing, please post. For Windows 10, my computer had the "2021-09 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems (KB5005611)" in Windows Update as an optional install, which I told it to download and install. It did require a reboot, and, after it rebooted, I noticed the "ISRG Root X1" certificate was now present in my Windows Certificate Store. So, as I expected, Microsoft did "fix" the issue with an update. However, the steps I provided work with Windows 7 and Windows 10.
  11. TDN uses certificates from "Let's Encrypt!" JellyNeo may, too, but I'm not positive. Yesterday, the "DST Root CA X3" certificate expired (30 September 2021). That root certificate was used by "Let's Encrypt!" when they first started, and root certificates are used in/by web browsers to trust other certificates issued by them. For example, TDN gets a certificate from "Let's Encrypt!". Your web browser has the "DST Root CA X3" certificate installed. Therefore, your web browser will "trust" TDN's certificate, because of the "DST Root CA X3" certificate. Here is information from "Let's Encrypt!" about their certificate expiring, which was intended: https://letsencrypt.org/docs/dst-root-ca-x3-expiration-september-2021/ The Brave browser is derived from Chrome, and, now, so is Microsoft Edge. Your Windows PC has a centralized certificate store. Chrome uses that certificate store, instead of having its own. The "DST Root CA X3" is most likely in your Windows centralized certificate store. (I just checked, and it is in mine). Because the certificate is expired, is why Brave and Chrome give those error messages. On the other hand, Firefox doesn't use Windows centralized certificate store. It uses its own certificate store, built into Firefox. Because Pale Moon is a Firefox derived browser, it does the same. If you look in Firefox, you will most likely find the "DST Root CA X3" certificate in there. However, Firefox, also, has the new "ISRG Root X1" certificate installed, where my Windows PC certificate store doesn't. Because it has the new certificate, is why the sites work in Firefox and Pale Moon. The issue was supposed to be transparent, meaning sites were not supposed to "break" (except for older devices) after 30 September 2021, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Well, they didn't for Firefox. Your Windows PC should receive an update, with the updated certificate. Or, at least, that's what I believe will happen. Until then, this site has an explanation and fix: https://www.stephenwagner.com/2021/09/30/sophos-dst-root-ca-x3-expiration-problems-fix/ The "fix" may not be clear. Right now, it is late, for me, but I will post instructions tomorrow on how to install certificates in Windows. Hope this helps. If you are on Windows 10, check to see if there are any Windows Updates available. Mine just found one. I'm currently downloading and installing it. I'll see if it fixes the issue after a reboot. If it does, I'll post to let everyone know. By the way, TDN's "Let's Encrypt!" certificate is still valid/not expired. If you are receiving the "not secure" message, it is due to the "DST Root CA X3" certificate being expired.
  12. So, I just saw this article on "The Verge", which explains the Neopets/NFT issue, too: https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/1/22703881/neopets-nfts-crytpo-trend-raydium-solana
  13. Here is a link to an article by "The Verge". Basically, it is "NFTs 101". Near the very end of the article is the question, "Will trading my Logan Paul NFTs contribute to global warming and melt Greenland?" The answer is why "people are being upset with Neopets". ref: https://www.theverge.com/22310188/nft-explainer-what-is-blockchain-crypto-art-faq However, to quickly summarize, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are, basically, digital "art" or "property". Blockchain is used to track ownership (digital ledger, so to speak). Blockchain is also what cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, etc) are based on. Mining cryptocurrencies, and/or making NFTs uses a lot of electricity. Fossil fuels are still used to create electricity, and use (of) can lead to global warming/climate change. People are upset at Neopets for wanting to create NFTs, which consumes electricity, which can lead to global warming/climate change. At least, is what I believe the "whole NFT thing" is, on Neopets. @jellysundaeYou know, the names could be used as adjectives, in a way. Only we on TDN/Neopets may understand, but I could say I was having a "Rico S" kind of day, and hoping tomorrow will be more like an "Alice W" one...
  14. https://giphy.com/clips/viralhog-viral-hog-otter-claps-and-taps-for-clams-vfI3uwl4FMuDaLbZah
  15. Ah, Board 7, always good for: So, weren't Tony P, Rico S, and Alice W there when Neopets was owned by Viacom, and, before that, Adam & Donna? If so, seems they weren't part of the "Jump Start" lay-offs. But, yeah, it's like when contacting a telephone operator, they identify themselves as "Operator 20", or "Operator 13". In this case, it's "Tony P", or "Alice W". And, it reminds me of Internet ads, or, rather testimonials - "Best website, ever! - Tony P". They always mention first name, and last initial. I wonder if it is scripted. "Ok, John Doe. Welcome to your first day at Neopets Support. Today, you'll be playing the part of Rico S. A very strict customer support technician, who always says no first, and doesn't ask questions, later. Copy & paste these responses from here. Got it? Tomorrow, you'll get to be Alice W, who is a lot nicer."
  16. Not really. Everyone comes back to post, eventually. I still have my theory, though.
  17. Nah! Everyone else loses interest, but I'll be here.
  18. It was a good run. Guess I'll see if it can go for 2 years. Maybe...
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