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« on: December 22, 2016, 10:26:38 PM »
About 80% of the times when I try to send PM I get this:

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We're sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /smf/index.php on this server.

You do not have permission to access this server. Before trying again, close your browser, run anti-virus and anti-spyware software and remove any viruses and spyware from your computer.

Your technical support key is: 4e2d-9310-b40c-8ddc

You can use this key to fix this problem yourself.

If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, please contact the WEBMA5TER and be sure to provide the technical support key shown above.

If I then click back my text is gone and if I try to go to the forum the same message appears. Then after like 5 minutes I can access the forum again. If I then try to resend it it usually does it again, I have no access to the forum and then like third or fourth time it works. Always happens when sending PM


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Re: Forum access
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 10:34:47 PM »
Can you get a screen shot? I have a hard time believing that message is generated by our server.

Moved 'cause this is in no way a WD or Brian issue.

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Re: Forum access
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 10:35:50 PM »
Hi Niko,
no this is not WD issue, it is the forum issue, the server that runs this forum, I just could not find any thread on this forum for "Forum bugs"

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Re: Forum access
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 10:37:09 PM »
Screenshot wont show much, basically what happens is this:

I go to the forum, choose a user and click PM -> the PM sending page appears. I write the text and hit Send

I immediately get completely blank white page with the above text. If I hit back Im back to the sending page with blank message field but this is loaded from the browser cache because if I try to go to the forum I get the same message and after a few minutes I have access again.

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Re: Forum access
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 10:37:32 PM »
Chatter: Chat about anything that doesn't fit elsewhere.

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Re: Forum access
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2016, 10:38:39 PM »
Yes, though there maybe should be a thread for forum problems

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Re: Forum access
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016, 10:41:03 PM »
Doesn't happen often enough...

That message appears to come from an app called "Bad Behavior", if we have that I'm unaware of it but will check.   We do, see below  :oops:
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Re: Forum access
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2016, 10:44:09 PM »
It is odd that in the many years of this forum being on SMF nobody has ever run into this before  :?

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Re: Forum access
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2016, 10:50:23 PM »
It is happening to me for about a few months, I dont send PM very often and I noticed it happens almost always when I try to send the first PM. Then Im blocked, I try again, Im blocked again and then third or fourth time it finally works and then until that session ends (ie. until I for example dont look at the forum for several hours) it works fine.
So I was sending a PM to Brian about 20 minutes ago and it happened. When I try now it works ok but I bet if I try tomorrow, the first time I try it will happen again

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Re: Forum access
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2016, 11:07:05 PM »
If you recall, recently your IP was inadvertently blocked from my website because it was in a whole range of IP's that I blocked because of suspicious behavior. Possibly a similar dragnet has snared you again, anyway I think Chris will be the only one who can really look into this and I have contacted him and will let you know the result when I hear back, or he may post here.

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Re: Forum access
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2016, 11:13:35 PM »
OK, I'm wrong  :oops: I found the Bad Behavior log

Your latest 2 denials say:

DENIED REASON:   POST more than two days after GET

Strange...

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Re: Forum access
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2016, 11:17:21 PM »
No clue what that means :D

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Re: Forum access
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2016, 11:22:42 PM »
Me either  :lol:  Bad Behavior is mostly blocking 'bots, there are > 8,000 total denials in the 7 day log and no search function so I didn't find any others of yours yet  :roll:

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Re: Forum access
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2016, 11:33:20 PM »
And it only happens sometimes, after several tries it works

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Re: Forum access
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2016, 11:47:48 PM »
I have asked on the forum, I'll let you know...