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I tried to post a few links in my thread in the Maths Resources forum, and I got an error 404 message, saying that I didn't have permission to access /post.php on this server. I tried a couple more times and now, for some reason, I can't connect to the forum at all. The same thing happened before too, where I was locked out for about 24 hours.

I'm accessing the forum via a proxy at the moment -- it's the only way I can gain access. Can this be fixed?

bobbym made this post which I found after searching the forum for the word "locked":

bobbym wrote:

This is a problem that up to now has only affected Agnishom and I. The server does not like some word combination that you have in your post. This is localized to a single thread usually. Do not try to force the post to pass, the server will then bar you. Rather, change the wording of the post until the error disappears.

I have entered the post for you.

In my case, I tried to figure out what the word was, but the forum locked me out just for clicking on "Preview".

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Glad you made it back in. That advice I gave still holds and now we know another thing not to try.

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I am still not back in (I'm using a proxy), but I am trying to figure out which word(s) in my post caused that to happen.

How long does the ban typically last?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Some of those questions are answered in the other thread you posted.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi zetafunc,

I never did find out why my post was unacceptable. But, more recently, I had a similar problem. I had tried to make a post which had lots of url type links. I couldn't get it accepted. I tried with just one link and it worked. I repeatedly added using edit until I had the original working, in full, exactly as planned.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Without the option of experimenting we could only come up with one word that would trigger the server.

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The same thing happened to me -- I tried to post 5 links in one post and got locked out. Then, using a proxy, I tried making a post with just 2 of the URLs (they were both links to YouTube videos), and it worked like a charm. Unfortunately, it has been more than 24 hours, and I'm still locked out.

anonimnystefy said the word "poker" also had a similar effect.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is the word that usually does it.

You are probably locked out because your isp did not yet give you a new ip address. If you tell me what your ip address is I will send an email to MIF and he can remove the bar.

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My IP is static -- are you able to see it?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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That ip is a proxy, I would need the real one.

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Would you be able to get it from my older posts that are at least 2 days old?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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If they did not change it, but what if they did.

If you go here they will tell you:

Make sure you are not using a proxy when you go.

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bobbym wrote:

If they did not change it, but what if they did.

If you go here they will tell you:

Make sure you are not using a proxy when you go.

It is I will edit this message once you have seen it.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I have it, are you still locked out with that ip?

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Yes, I am, unfortunately...

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I will email it to MIF in the meantime use what you are using.

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Thanks.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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How is everything going?

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