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Weird posting issue

Post by Shock » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:26 pm

So I spent a few hours trying to get a post up and the forum kept throwing me a broken 403 page. After a lot of investigating, I've narrowed it down to the forum for some reason not liking the word "location" followed by a ":". I get different results depending on whether I'm using IE, Firefox or Chrome but the end effect is I can't make a post with that specific sequence in it.

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Ares
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Re: Weird posting issue

Post by Ares » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:05 pm

Huh. I'll look into it.

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Re: Weird posting issue

Post by Jabroniville » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:04 pm

That's bizarre. Reminds me of the numerous issues with the Front Page Bug on RA, except there it wouldn't allow me to name the sequel to Baldur's Gate.

I wonder if I can make the post? location: (yup, apparently)

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Re: Weird posting issue

Post by Shock » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:16 pm

location:

EDIT: well something's different

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Re: Weird posting issue

Post by Hoid » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:36 pm

Happening to me, too.

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Re: Weird posting issue

Post by Shock » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:54 pm

Hoid wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Happening to me, too.
Same string or something different?

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Re: Weird posting issue

Post by Hoid » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:45 pm

Shock wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:54 pm
Hoid wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:36 pm
Happening to me, too.
Same string or something different?
In the Characters subforum. I was tidying up my Forever Tree thread, and....I got this 'error' page. I took a break. Now, I'll check it again...

Be right back.

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Re: Weird posting issue

Post by Hoid » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:47 pm

Nope. Still 'error 403'.

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Re: Weird posting issue

Post by Shock » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:41 pm

I think it's some character string that the forum interprets as some kind of spam or attack. When I had the problem it was "location:" I don't know what you're trying to post but I'd be it's something followed by ":". Try changing : to - and see what happens

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Re: Weird posting issue

Post by Hoid » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:37 pm

Shock wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:41 pm
I think it's some character string that the forum interprets as some kind of spam or attack. When I had the problem it was "location:" I don't know what you're trying to post but I'd be it's something followed by ":". Try changing : to - and see what happens
Ok. However---I'm trying to alter the color of some of my pre-existing text. (I was prettying everything up.)

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Re: Weird posting issue

Post by Hoid » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:40 am

Ok, odd update:
I seem unable to change color-fonts in one particular post. Everything else seems fine.

..,yeah, I'm confused, too.

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Re: Weird posting issue

Post by Ares » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:46 am

This is very weird. Generally I find a lot of issues are "cookie" related, so maybe try clearing them out and giving it another go. If not, it might be some permissions issues that I need to dive deeper into.

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