JOHN . . . . What's going on?

Hi, John.

I don't know what's happening here. While I was using the "Safari" browser, I was denied access to post comments and received the following message:

"Your IP address (**.***.***.***) was recently used to post spam to this website. For this reason, you are currently not allowed to post new content. If you believe this is in error, please contact the site administrator."

I went onto "Internet Explorer" and was able to post.

Do you know what's going on? Why was I denied access on one browswer and allowed to post on another? And why was I seen to have put spam on the website??

Thanks in advance for looking into this,

Sherry

John . . . just noticed that

John . . . just noticed that I receive this "denied access" message when I try to either "preview" the comment or when the comment has "smileys" in them. Otherwise, I seem to be able to post.

Weird.

abusedemotionally

abusedemotionally wrote:

John . . . just noticed that I receive this "denied access" message when I try to either "preview" the comment or when the comment has "smileys" in them. Otherwise, I seem to be able to post.

Weird.

It's done that to me before too, Sherry. I think it sometimes happens when you post an image from outside the site.

heartthrob

heartthrob wrote:
abusedemotionally wrote:

John . . . just noticed that I receive this "denied access" message when I try to either "preview" the comment or when the comment has "smileys" in them. Otherwise, I seem to be able to post.

Weird.

It's done that to me before too, Sherry. I think it sometimes happens when you post an image from outside the site.

The only "images" I was trying to post came from the same site you use for your smileys . . . so I can't understand why I'm having such problems. I tried several times to post on the "Where is Spuddy and Jane" thread, but just can't do it.

Also, I sent you a private message, Pam . . . did you get them?? When I sent one to John and looked in my "sent" box, I see that instead of John's name being there (RateMdsJohn), it shows that I sent it to "Anonymous." I'm not sure if I lost that feature, too.

As I said . . . Weird!

I sent you a PM, Sherry.

I sent you a PM, Sherry.

heartthrob wrote: I sent

heartthrob wrote:

I sent you a PM, Sherry.

Thanks . . . got it! So I guess I'm still allowed to pm. Eye-wink Smiling (Testing to see if the smileys on this site still works for me Shocked )

Maybe it's the one thread

Maybe it's the one thread that I can't post to . . . I'm testing that, now . . .

. . . see if I can post this.

That seems to be the problem

That seems to be the problem . . . I can't post on "Where's Spuddy??. . .and JaneQ?" thread . . .

EDIT: I was able to post on that thread . . . there seemed to be some problem when I hit the "quote" button on just one of the comments and then tried to add my comment . . . it just wouldn't post. I eliminated part of the "quote" and it worked . . . whatever the problem was, it seems to be resolved . . .

If you had any part in that, John . . . thanks!

Sherry

I had this same problem for

I had this same problem for hours the day Pam won her appeal. That's why I was so late congratulating her--I couldn't post on her thread!!!

rockygirl wrote: I had

rockygirl wrote:

I had this same problem for hours the day Pam won her appeal. That's why I was so late congratulating her--I couldn't post on her thread!!!

Frustrating, isn't it???

I had the same problem when

I had the same problem when I was trying to post on Sherry's party thread. Shocked

That was a fun thread,

That was a fun thread, wasn't it??

abusedemotionally

abusedemotionally wrote:

Frustrating, isn't it???

AE, Louise (O2P) book-marked the Smileys for me; I enjoy them. I've been trying for three days to actually post one! It occurs to me that I was trying to use the same thread as you were! I'm going to try once more. I hope it's the forum and not that I'm simple! Sad

Mairen

Mairen wrote:
abusedemotionally wrote:

Frustrating, isn't it???

AE, Louise (O2P) book-marked the Smileys for me; I enjoy them. I've been trying for three days to actually post one! It occurs to me that I was trying to use the same thread as you were! I'm going to try once more. I hope it's the forum and not that I'm simple! Sad

LOL . . . well, after today, I nearly gave up on the forum altogether . . . (NOT!!) . . . but it sure had me wondering why I was thought to have put on spam . . . that's the last thing I'd do! I enjoy the smileys (when I have the inclination to use them) and find that they can add the expressions that one can't see! Pam has them down pat, and I never fail to find some humour in them! Smiling

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Mairen wrote: LOL . . .

Mairen wrote:

LOL . . . EXACTLY!!!!! Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

abusedemotionally

abusedemotionally wrote:
Mairen wrote:

LOL . . . EXACTLY!!!!! Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

LOL LOL Ah, ya gotta love 'em....Night! LOL

Mairen wrote: Besides

Mairen wrote:

Besides being just fun, the smilies give us a chance to implant some body language to go with our words. I think it makes it easier to read a persons meaning, which could be interpreted in different ways.

I absolutely agree. I am

I absolutely agree. I am worried that Mairen has beaten herself to a bloody pulp by now. Eye-wink I don't know her, but she seems nice.

John . . . I'm getting the

John . . . I'm getting the above stated message and being denied access again when I was trying to post a comment with some smileys from another site.

Can you fix this? Or, at the very least tell me why this is happening?

rockygirl wrote: I

rockygirl wrote:

I absolutely agree. I am worried that Mairen has beaten herself to a bloody pulp by now. Eye-wink I don't know her, but she seems nice.

Ya' mean like this?

Dear God, Jane, where do you

Dear God, Jane, where do you get this stuff?

Katherine wrote: Dear God,

Katherine wrote:

Dear God, Jane, where do you get this stuff?

Serendipity!

abusedemotionally

abusedemotionally wrote:
rockygirl wrote:

I had this same problem for hours the day Pam won her appeal. That's why I was so late congratulating her--I couldn't post on her thread!!!

Frustrating, isn't it???

Every once in a while something goes screwy with the quote feature and it wrecks havoc on the rest of the thread thereafter.

JaneQPatient

JaneQPatient wrote:
rockygirl wrote:

I absolutely agree. I am worried that Mairen has beaten herself to a bloody pulp by now. Eye-wink I don't know her, but she seems nice.

Ya' mean like this?

Oh, and Thank you, Rockygirl, I am nice in "real life"...(I give a damn, but don't tell anyone I said that...I'll deny it!)

JaneQPatient wrote: Ya'

JaneQPatient wrote:

Ya' mean like this?

OUCH!! Laughing out loud I've felt like that before too. Shocked

Msdoodle

Msdoodle wrote:
JaneQPatient wrote:

Ya' mean like this?

OUCH!! Laughing out loud I've felt like that before too. Shocked

This is why we missed you, Jane!

Yes,I was going to use that

Yes,I was going to use that one before as my avatar,but I thought it was too gorey. Laughing out loud

JOHN . . . PLEASE lift the

JOHN . . . PLEASE lift the ban on my IP address . . . I can't post pictures, smileys or even embed bold or other BBCode tags when I post comments. I don't post spam . . . honest!

I'm having trouble with

I'm having trouble with images too. I can put smileys, but not other images. I get this message, and it won't post:

No image toolkit is currently enabled. Without one the image module will not be able to resize your images. You can select one from the image toolkit settings page.

I have emailed John, but as yet no reply.

heartthrob wrote: I'm

heartthrob wrote:

I'm having trouble with images too. I can put smileys, but not other images. I get this message, and it won't post:

No image toolkit is currently enabled. Without one the image module will not be able to resize your images. You can select one from the image toolkit settings page.

I have emailed John, but as yet no reply.

We must be taking turns or something . . . yesterday I couldn't post smileys or pictures; nor could I put anything in bold, resized, or even preview a comment . . . but I can today!

abusedemotionally

abusedemotionally wrote:
heartthrob wrote:

I'm having trouble with images too. I can put smileys, but not other images. I get this message, and it won't post:

No image toolkit is currently enabled. Without one the image module will not be able to resize your images. You can select one from the image toolkit settings page.

I have emailed John, but as yet no reply.

We must be taking turns or something . . . yesterday I couldn't post smileys or pictures; nor could I put anything in bold, resized, or even preview a comment . . . but I can today!

Well..............And , cause you don't get to see the thing that I was creating....

Awwww . . . . . . I'm , Pam,

Awwww . . . . . . I'm , Pam, if I seemed insensitive to your predicament . . . . . I do that I could your creation . . .. . . maybe tomorrow. . .

Access Denied No image

Access Denied
No image toolkit is currently enabled. Without one the image module will not be able to resize your images. You can select one from the image toolkit settings page.
Your IP address (76.26.130.129) was recently used to post spam to this website. For this reason, you are currently not allowed to post new content. If you believe this is in error, please contact the site administrator.
You are not authorized to access this page.

UNITED STATES POST OFFICE

UNITED STATES POST OFFICE MOST WANTED

Access Denied
Your IP address (76.26.130.129) was recently used to post spam to this website. For this reason, you are currently not allowed to post new content. If you believe this is in error, please contact the site administrator.
You are not authorized to access this page.

heartthrob wrote: UNITED

heartthrob wrote:

UNITED STATES POST OFFICE MOST WANTED

Access Denied
Your IP address (76.26.130.129) was recently used to post spam to this website. For this reason, you are currently not allowed to post new content. If you believe this is in error, please contact the site administrator.
You are not authorized to access this page.

Sherry and Pam,
Did John respond to you? When I had this problem he never responded to me. Sad

rockygirl

rockygirl wrote:
heartthrob wrote:

UNITED STATES POST OFFICE MOST WANTED

Access Denied
Your IP address (76.26.130.129) was recently used to post spam to this website. For this reason, you are currently not allowed to post new content. If you believe this is in error, please contact the site administrator.
You are not authorized to access this page.

Sherry and Pam,
Did John respond to you? When I had this problem he never responded to me. Sad

I can't say that he did, Rockygirl . . .

abusedemotionally

abusedemotionally wrote:
rockygirl wrote:
heartthrob wrote:

UNITED STATES POST OFFICE MOST WANTED

Access Denied
Your IP address (76.26.130.129) was recently used to post spam to this website. For this reason, you are currently not allowed to post new content. If you believe this is in error, please contact the site administrator.
You are not authorized to access this page.

Sherry and Pam,
Did John respond to you? When I had this problem he never responded to me. Sad

I can't say that he did, Rockygirl . . .

NO, but the joke that I worked so hard trying to post, finally posted on the thread "This is funny" "Adam and Eve's Pets". I redid it 3 times and in the end when I went to post it, it kept giving me the above message. Grrrrrr!!! And it's pretty hard, and time consuming to put up all those images. I kept using print preview to make sure they were coming out alright. The last time I just tried using post and edit, and the last time I added an image I got above message and thought Oh great, I'm going to have 3/4 of a joke posted, and can't post the rest. So I opened a new tab and logged onto this site on a new tab and looked and the whole joke HAD posted despite above message that I was still getting on the other tab. So I'm totally confused.

heartthrob wrote: NO, but

heartthrob wrote:

NO, but the joke that I worked so hard trying to post, finally posted on the thread "This is funny" "Adam and Eve's Pets". I redid it 3 times and in the end when I went to post it, it kept giving me the above message. Grrrrrr!!! And it's pretty hard, and time consuming to put up all those images. I kept using print preview to make sure they were coming out alright. The last time I just tried using post and edit, and the last time I added an image I got above message and thought Oh great, I'm going to have 3/4 of a joke posted, and can't post the rest. So I opened a new tab and logged onto this site on a new tab and looked and the whole joke HAD posted despite above message that I was still getting on the other tab. So I'm totally confused.

I know how frustrated you must have been, Pam . . . it was the same when I tried posting a bunch on smileys on your Afib thread . . .

Here's a hint for you though . . . BEFORE posting your long, lengthy comments, copy and paste into on Word or wordpad or whatever you use as a word processor. This way, if it doesn't post, you don't have to go through the whole process of putting the images, etc. over again (yes it is time consuming!!). You won't be able to see your images when you do this, but the codes will be there for when you try to post it again by copying and pasting them back on here.

I am finding that even trying to "Preview" these comments with images, that I get the same message as you. However, there have been times after this happened that I decided to forgo previewing it, and it posted.

So, I'm just as confused as you!

abusedemotionally

abusedemotionally wrote:
heartthrob wrote:

NO, but the joke that I worked so hard trying to post, finally posted on the thread "This is funny" "Adam and Eve's Pets". I redid it 3 times and in the end when I went to post it, it kept giving me the above message. Grrrrrr!!! And it's pretty hard, and time consuming to put up all those images. I kept using print preview to make sure they were coming out alright. The last time I just tried using post and edit, and the last time I added an image I got above message and thought Oh great, I'm going to have 3/4 of a joke posted, and can't post the rest. So I opened a new tab and logged onto this site on a new tab and looked and the whole joke HAD posted despite above message that I was still getting on the other tab. So I'm totally confused.

I know how frustrated you must have been, Pam . . . it was the same when I tried posting a bunch on smileys on your Afib thread . . .

Here's a hint for you though . . . BEFORE posting your long, lengthy comments, copy and paste into on Word or wordpad or whatever you use as a word processor. This way, if it doesn't post, you don't have to go through the whole process of putting the images, etc. over again (yes it is time consuming!!). You won't be able to see your images when you do this, but the codes will be there for when you try to post it again by copying and pasting them back on here.

I am finding that even trying to "Preview" these comments with images, that I get the same message as you. However, there have been times after this happened that I decided to forgo previewing it, and it posted.

So, I'm just as confused as you!

Been there with the same problems, saw it in preview, same confusion. Aargh!

That's a great idea

That's a great idea Sherry..........just so I remember to erase it from Word..LOL so I don't have a ton of Jokes saved on 'word' ha ha. I would think there would be some way John could fix that. Why is it recognizing us as spammers sometimes and not other times? It says IP address, so it is my address and not the address of the image I am sending/using??

This is what was on

This is what was on mine,Win32/small cy. Shocked Sad Have to be careful with clicking on links. Sad

heartthrob wrote: That's a

heartthrob wrote:

That's a great idea Sherry..........just so I remember to erase it from Word..LOL so I don't have a ton of Jokes saved on 'word' ha ha. I would think there would be some way John could fix that. Why is it recognizing us as spammers sometimes and not other times? It says IP address, so it is my address and not the address of the image I am sending/using??

IP addresses aren't necessarily specific to one person, they can relate back to a specific server or just and internet service provider generally. So when someone spams or commits other abuses it can not always be traced back to the specific person who commited the act. When an IP gets banned it tends to be a much broader ban than you're thinking of and many innocent people get caught up in the ban through no fault of their own, but isn't that they way most things tend to work?

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