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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby Tanada » Tue 17 Jul 2012, 19:24:29

I am frequently getting the following error message when I attempt to post replies to other users.

Bad Request

Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.
Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.

Cookie: CF_ORACLE=READY; __utma=114757510.707472595.1235949116.1342405399.1342431336.3260; __utmz=114757510.1319623892.2618.111.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|


Hope the screen capture helps you fix it soon.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby Ferretlover » Sat 21 Jul 2012, 19:57:26

Side bar is gone for me, too; but, If you click on the brown 'PeakOil news & message boards' area, in about 10 seconds it will take you back to the front page with sidebar.

Or, copy the URL from the posts page and you can get back there that way, too.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby SeaGypsy » Sat 21 Jul 2012, 20:17:04

On Chrome just clear the taskbar, put in peak and select 'active topics'.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby dorlomin » Tue 24 Jul 2012, 22:58:20

Anyone who wants new posts can use this URL
newposts.html
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby davep » Wed 25 Jul 2012, 03:44:53

dorlomin wrote:Anyone who wants new posts can use this URL
newposts.html


I always go straight to that url when visiting PO.com
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby dorlomin » Fri 05 Oct 2012, 04:30:32

I can post but I am not sure others can.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby davep » Fri 05 Oct 2012, 04:35:05

I have had two posters mention that they can't connect this morning. I've forwarded one of the PMs to admin.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby davep » Fri 05 Oct 2012, 06:33:42

Admin is aware of the problems but can't guarantee a fix for a while.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby Quinny » Fri 05 Oct 2012, 12:09:01

Back in but not many posts. Just testing.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby Quinny » Sat 06 Oct 2012, 00:03:51

I think we have a problem. We seem to be down to a merry band of two or three.

The only posts I can see come from posters who I believe are outside the US.

Anybody any idea of what's going on?
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby davep » Sat 06 Oct 2012, 13:57:54

Hi everyone. I've had word from admin that he has a fix. The site may be a bit slower in the short term, but that's the price we have to pay for the moment.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby rockdoc123 » Sat 06 Oct 2012, 20:46:09

and already the spamming pricks are making there way through the filters.
I would really like to meet one of these guys...a Glaswegian handshake would sort him out I suspect.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby Fiddlerdave » Sat 06 Oct 2012, 21:42:15

Well, hello board!

I have been blocked by spamhaus as a spammer for at least a week or to, I would just drop by to do a test post, and today it worked!

Here is their message, BTW, from send a email to their appeal address with the "tickert #". I wonder how many board members are blocked? It mentioned I would get an email if I was cleared from being blocked but no reinstatement email yet, I tried it just for curiosity.

God luck!

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The Spamhaus Project - SBL International Anti-Spam System
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Thank you for contacting the Spamhaus Block List. This response is
sent to let you know that your query was received and will be dealt
with as soon as possible.

SBL Removals
The Spamhaus Project
Geneva, Switzerland
http://www.spamhaus.org

Spamhaus Block List (SBL).: http://www.spamhaus.org/sbl
Spamhaus Block List FAQs..: http://www.spamhaus.org/faq/section/Spamhaus%20SBL

Mailing List Policies.....: http://www.spamhaus.org/mailinglists.html
Register Of Known Spammers: http://www.spamhaus.org/rokso
Responsible ISP AUPs......: http://www.spamhaus.org/isp/
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby kublikhan » Sat 06 Oct 2012, 22:53:55

It's not you personally that was blocked. You see the site used a service called CloudFlare to help speed up the site. And since we were getting flooded with spam lately, I am guessing we started using the spamhaus service to try and filter out the spammers. Unfortunately, a few spammers also use the cloudflare service. So Spamhaus blacklisted all of CloudFlare's servers. When you see the IP# that Spamhaus is complaining about, it's actually one of CloudFlare's IP# that is blacklisted. CloudFlare tried to get more aggressive with taking down bad actors on it's network, but hackers started using CloudFlare's takedown method as a door for launching DDOS attacks. It's a big pain in the butt and it is users like us that get caught in the middle of this mess.

Anyway, I'd just like to thank the staff for working to get us back up and running, and for trying to do something about those damn spammers.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby Fiddlerdave » Sun 07 Oct 2012, 02:38:11

kublikhan wrote:It's not you personally that was blocked. You see the site used a service called CloudFlare to help speed up the site. And since we were getting flooded with spam lately, I am guessing we started using the spamhaus service to try and filter out the spammers. Unfortunately, a few spammers also use the cloudflare service. So Spamhaus blacklisted all of CloudFlare's servers. When you see the IP# that Spamhaus is complaining about, it's actually one of CloudFlare's IP# that is blacklisted. CloudFlare tried to get more aggressive with taking down bad actors on it's network, but hackers started using CloudFlare's takedown method as a door for launching DDOS attacks. It's a big pain in the butt and it is users like us that get caught in the middle of this mess.

Anyway, I'd just like to thank the staff for working to get us back up and running, and for trying to do something about those damn spammers.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby Beery1 » Sun 07 Oct 2012, 05:04:26

Test. Ah, finally it worked!

Stupid spam block software. They should make spamming a criminal offense.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby dorlomin » Sun 07 Oct 2012, 05:31:20

Would it be possible to add a captcha for anyone trying to post a link, or given how often we all use links would that be too irritating?
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby dolanbaker » Sun 07 Oct 2012, 11:24:48

The simplest solution as suggested in other threads, is to pre-moderate a posters first ten or so posts, few if any spammers are going to provide ten legitimate replies before spamming.
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby Quinny » Sun 07 Oct 2012, 11:32:29

+1
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Re: Blacklisting (was Log In Problems)

Unread postby dolanbaker » Sun 07 Oct 2012, 16:55:51

Yet another pile of các on the new posts list! :(
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