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True.... The website even says that I have no access to it although I made the thread itself....
(sorry I don't know who replied to me pls contact me right away... )

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Pls ignore the other one

Pls ignore the other one

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Caustica
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There's an issue with the

There's an issue with the forum at the moment.  I'm also having these issues, as was another person who posted a thread about it the other day, although I cannot find that thread now, so either it got deleted or the forum ate it.  Who knows, maybe it's gotten fed-up of eating people's posts and moved onto eating whole threads as well.

Anyway, this is no consolation, but you're not the only one having these problems.  Just wait until it starts temporarily banning your IP address making the whole site inaccessible like it does for me!

 

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I'm glad I'm not the only one

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's gotten ip banned randomly.

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Well, why not change your IP

Well, why not change your IP?

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horst86
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Guys, this has nothing to do

Guys, this has nothing to do with IP banning, this site has just a specific bandwith, if too many people try to acces the site it just collapse, happened a couple of times in the past

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I don't know anything abut

I don't know anything about the bandwidth, but it sure seems as if the website (or some authentication system that works in the background) was banning my IP (and the IP of others from the sounds of it).  Reason I say this is because when it refuses to post, and I try again, the website suddenly throws a warning saying it has "timed out".

Hadn't timed-out at all.  My IP address had been banned by some automated system, I even caught it out.  Twice when I got that warning, I was able to change my IP address and still access the site immediately without a problem. Going back to my original IP though, the site was still inaccessible for an amount of time I've not bothered to test (about an hour I think).

I'm no web developer, but as far as I'm concerned it has something to do with Open ID or the spell checker service the website uses.  One of the reasons I've been a lurker here for so long was because I didn't want to sign-up to a site that uses Open ID, cause I don't like their policy.  Open ID even made signing-up to this site a hassle (I almost gave up).  As I said in the other thread, I dread to think how many people just gave up trying to join here.

Personally, I think Open ID (or any other third party system that takes your IP, email address, or reads your posts), should be gotten rid of ASAP.  Unfortunately, it's not my website so I have no say in the matter.  One thing I do know is that for as long as they use the system, many will either avoid the site, give-up on it, or basically just give it the big finger (I know I almost did).

 

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About the bandwidth... Umm I

About the bandwidth... Umm I monitor the people who are active in this site through the forums but the most people I've seen active are at around 20 people

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mike says that it has

mike says that it has something to do with sqlite injection protection...or something like that

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Here's the thread

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Caustica
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That sounds like the thread I

That sounds like the thread I posted in a few days back, but I can't access it, I get an "Access Denied" message!
I thought either it had been deleted or the forum had eaten it.

Sounds as if it's been hidden from me, which is odd cause I already posted in the thread.