Interesting

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Interesting

Postby Rip Van Winkle » Mon May 13, 2019 5:00 am

The board says I’m banned if I try to log on from home, but I can log on from my phone.

I’m guessing this has something to do with all the spam we’ve been getting slammed with lately?
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Re: Interesting

Postby jgalt » Mon May 13, 2019 8:24 am

I'm sure it does, but I'm not exactly sure how... :(

I am able to log in from home, but I'm checking a few things to see what I can see.

I'll post more here as I learn more.

Sorry for the hassle! My plan was to get this dealt with this past weekend but I ran out of time. I'll try to get things back to "normal" this week.

FYI, looking at the member list, there are 1436 members - ~930 of them have registered since 1/1/19... :shock:

I'm going to end up removing every new account created this year unless they've made at least one legit post, or I can tell some other way they are real people. I'm also going to figure out a different / better method for validating that a new account is not a bot, as the old method clearly isn't working... :lol:

I'll likely also take this opportunity to move to the latest version of the phpbb forum software. I had intended to do that a few months ago but got busy on other things. Last I checked, this theme (i.e. the color scheme and layout) isn't available for the latest version of the software so once the switch is made the site will look different. But I'll make sure the logo / name in the upper-left is the same, and of course the url will remain the same.

Sorry again for the issues. I'll get it sorted as soon as I can, and will post more either in this thread or somewhere in the "Words from The Management" forum once I'm done.
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Re: Interesting

Postby ex-LT » Mon May 13, 2019 11:20 am

It appears the error may be tied to which browser you're using to access the site.

When I try to access the site using Chrome, I get the "permanently banned" message - even from my phone and my tablet. However, when I access the site via FireFox, I don't have any issues.
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Re: Interesting

Postby hammAR » Mon May 13, 2019 11:22 am

Try hitting at the bottom or the page or performing the "Delete All Board Cookies" ..............................
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Re: Interesting

Postby Justaguy » Tue May 14, 2019 10:18 pm

Everyone calm down. I can still log in. It’s going to be ok.
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Re: Interesting

Postby BigDog58 » Wed May 15, 2019 10:20 am

Thanks for fixing the issues and updating the site. Evidently, I'm no longer "banned" and the site seems to be repaired.

We appreciate your hard work :toast:
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Re: Interesting

Postby xd ED » Wed May 15, 2019 11:11 am

Justaguy wrote:Everyone calm down. I can still log in. It’s going to be ok.


Good to know.

Thought the Russian purse seller might have got you.
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Re: Interesting

Postby Rip Van Winkle » Thu May 16, 2019 7:03 am

xd ED wrote:
Justaguy wrote:Everyone calm down. I can still log in. It’s going to be ok.


Good to know.

Thought the Russian purse seller might have got you.

Was he Russian or Chinese?

Still waiting for my real leather, fake Indian passport holder. :D
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Re: Interesting

Postby RC&BtWD » Thu May 16, 2019 12:10 pm

Having the same issue as (at least) some of the others here running chrome. Banned part of the day, able to sign in other times.
Sounds like you are getting a handle on it, Thanks for the effort!
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Re: Interesting

Postby hammAR » Thu May 16, 2019 1:19 pm

I found that even IF I get the "banned" front page on chrome, that if I hit login button it takes me to the page and I can log in anyhow.............
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Re: Interesting

Postby xd ED » Thu May 16, 2019 6:33 pm

In the past hour, I've been able to log on twice, but tried, and failed many more times to get passed the 'banned' message. ...using Safari...
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Re: Interesting

Postby xd ED » Thu May 16, 2019 6:35 pm

Rip Van Winkle wrote:
xd ED wrote:
Justaguy wrote:Everyone calm down. I can still log in. It’s going to be ok.


Good to know.

Thought the Russian purse seller might have got you.

Was he Russian or Chinese?

Still waiting for my real leather, fake Indian passport holder. :D


What are you going to do with a fake Indian passport?
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Re: Interesting

Postby Rip Van Winkle » Fri May 17, 2019 3:44 pm

xd ED wrote:
Rip Van Winkle wrote:
xd ED wrote:
Justaguy wrote:Everyone calm down. I can still log in. It’s going to be ok.


Good to know.

Thought the Russian purse seller might have got you.

Was he Russian or Chinese?

Still waiting for my real leather, fake Indian passport holder. :D


What are you going to do with a fake Indian passport?

Depends if it turns out to be an Asian or American Indian passport. :lol:

But the holder is real leather. ;)
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Re: Interesting

Postby Rip Van Winkle » Fri May 17, 2019 3:47 pm

Oh, and I'm also Permanently banned about half the time I try to log in.
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Re: Interesting

Postby Justaguy » Fri May 17, 2019 4:12 pm

I’ve gotten the “permanently banned” banned message a lot. But it’s really not the case. A new email and user name and I’m right back in. Must be a glitch in the system.
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