News and Updates
SCEN's database server went
down late last night. This means that visitors trying to access their SCEN
user control panels or view other database-driven
features such as classified ads will get a 'page not
message. Our engineers are working hard to get the
server back up and running; thanks everyone for your
patience. Meanwhile please visit our sister site
BAEN serving all of California,
Alert: Exploring all the Internet has to offer can be great fun and very profitable, but it pays to have some "street smarts".
Please see important information on Internet scams, including updates on the ubiquitous
Scam". These scammers are all over the Internet
targeting anyone selling high-priced items such as cars,
boats, airplanes, and yes, even horses and horse
equipment. We urge you to learn how to recognize their
pitches and take appropriate steps to protect yourself.
all Equine Businesses, Clubs and Associations! Are you listed in
our public business directory? Search
here, and if your organization is not listed you can add
it yourself free of charge or contact us for assistance. There's no charge for this
service if your business or organization is located in
California. Don't see your favorite business or organization listed? Let them know and help us spread the word.
Mac/Safari Browser Users:
Our parent company Extend, Inc. has been working to resolve an incompatibility
problem between Mac's Safari
browser and our classified ads' php programming. Not
every Mac user will experience difficulty; our stats
confirm that there are Mac users successfully browsing our site
and we've heard from Safari users who confirm this.
If you have difficulty browsing our site using Safari, please try
using IE, Netscape, or Opera. Can't access the control panel?
Please contact us for assistance.
to AOL users. In their efforts to stop spammers, AOL is
blocking domains and ISPs in unprecedented numbers. If you have
signed up as a registered user and posted classified ads or other
information on our site, SCEN will send you automatic messages
containing your login info., classified ad confirmations including
your ad ID number, charge receipts, and SCENmail inquiries from
visitors who are responding to your ads. If you're not
receiving these messages, check with AOL. If you don't want to
receive email messages via SCEN, or if you receive a message from
SCEN that you believe is spam, please alert us right away; do NOT
report these messages to AOL as spam: If you report them as
spam, it's not the person in the 'FROM' address field who gets
reported and blocked, it's SCEN's own email server. Please
note we never use email to send unsolicited advertising, nor do we
sell or share contact info. with other companies; see our privacy
Because AOL is extremely aggressive
in blocking perceived spam (see Google
search results on this subject),
legitimate messages to AOL addresses may be blocked. We recommend
using an email address other than AOL when registering
or posting ads (for example, a free
web-based email address such as Yahoo or Hotmail).
Tips on navigating
our site: Having
difficulty viewing a page? Not seeing the most recent
ads? Not receiving SCENmail? Please check the following:
fixes for browsing problems:
(1) Erase your Temporary Internet Files - this can greatly improve the performance of
your browser and should be part of your regular maintenance routine.
(20 Clear your browser's history.
(3) Refresh the page
2-3 times in your browser. Allow the page to download
completely before scrolling or clicking on links.
again in a few minutes.
your browser and/or Internet Security software to allow
cookies from socalequest.com and bayequest.info. For more
off ad-blocking on this site. Many individuals and
business networks are using Internet protection/ad
blocking software such as Norton NIC, Google, etc. and
leaving all default features turned on. These
ad-blocking programs can interfere with your ability to
navigate this and other web sites by hiding or disabling
legitimate links. If you see blank spaces instead of
"Submit new text-only ad", "Submit new
photo ad", "Classified Ads", "Horses
For Sale", etc. or if the links don't function,
then ad-blocking software is a likely culprit.
Symantec's Norton Internet Security and Firewall
software is the usual culprit; it's included with many new
computers and comes with ad blocking turned ON by
default. You can turn off Norton NIC
ad-blocking for a specific web site and leave it on for
off anti-popup software on this site. Many links in
our classified ads open in a new browser window so you'll never get
"lost" from where you started. If you have
anti-popup software running on your computer, please set
it to allow popup windows while navigating our site.
uses popups to deliver advertising.
- If you have anti-spam
software screening your email, please set it to allow email from
the domains SOCALEQUEST.COM, BAYEQUEST.COM and BAYEQUEST.INFO.