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« on: Feb 22nd, 2011, 6:42pm »
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I tried to post a comment to towr to the puzzle :Year 2011.
 
x, y and z can be positive and negative
 
The message I got back is:
 
 
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You don't have permission to access /~wwu/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi on this server.
 
Why is my access forbidden?
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 22nd, 2011, 10:02pm »
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The server is having problems; this is affecting everyone.
 
When replying it seems to help to remove ";title=Post+reply;start=" from the url. (I've had several successes with it, though don't ask me why it would help.) When posting you may still get an error, even if it's successful, so check before trying again.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 23rd, 2011, 3:59pm »
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And running with that idea, when you get the Forbidden screen, if you remove the 'start=0', and you'll be fine. Bizarre.
 
I'm just going to have a look at modifying. If it works, then I'll delete the bit in quotations..."yes this bit."... and add  
 
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 24th, 2011, 6:12am »
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Ah, that's better. Thanks. Doesn't seem to work on Modifying though.
I guess it will cure my compulsive editing and force me to write what I mean and mean what I write.
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 24th, 2011, 7:11pm »
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And running with that idea, when you get the Forbidden screen, if you remove the 'start=0', and you'll be fine.

However, this also restricts us to the first page of each thread.
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 27th, 2011, 5:06pm »
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That is weird. What's even weirder is, how the heck did towr figured that out ? Did you just play around with the url until a certain one works ??  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 27th, 2011, 9:56pm »
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Basically, yes. It was just a puzzle waiting to be solved. Tongue
And if some types of url on the forum work, and some don't, then possibly the form of the url is part of the problem.
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 2nd, 2011, 1:12pm »
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Hi guys,
 
I tested an clean installation of YaBB, which is now  producing the same errors that we are experiencing.  
 
Do you remember roughly when this bug first showed up? I didn't change any of the source code files recently, so I think OCF must have changed some server settings. If I have a rough date of when this occurred, that could assist my discussions with them.
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 2nd, 2011, 1:35pm »
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William, the problem began overnight between the 20th and 21st, I believe, though it may have been between the 21st and 22nd.
 
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 3rd, 2011, 7:46am »
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It looks like OCF added a filter to block some requests based on the URL, possibly to block spam, and the wu forum "post reply" URL happens to match that pattern.
 
The smallest URL I could find that gets forbidden is (modulo some spaces):
http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~wwu/  ?  =  um  =  0;t
 
So in fact, all you need to do is to add a space between ";" and "title".
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 3rd, 2011, 8:39am »
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Or you can move it to the front. Which works for the threadid if you want top edit a post.
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 3rd, 2011, 4:02pm »
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Grimbal, that is super helpful, thank you! Cheesy
I got an OCF'er to take a look at this tonight, and I will forward your discovery on to him.
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« Reply #12 on: Mar 4th, 2011, 11:05am »
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Problem solved!  Cheesy
 
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Big thanks to everyone involved in debugging this problem.
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« Reply #13 on: Dec 30th, 2011, 3:32pm »
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Hehe now it's working like a charm.
My only question is maybe could You do something to have notification only of unreaded messages?
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« Reply #14 on: Apr 13th, 2014, 3:24am »
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In a list of topics you shoud see the sign "New"
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« Reply #15 on: Apr 14th, 2014, 5:05am »
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on Apr 13th, 2014, 3:24am, goprel wrote:
In a list of topics you shoud see the sign "New"

That tells you about unread posts (or threads that you haven't visited for long enough that the software has given up on tracking them). What it doesn't tell you about is new personal messages - at the top of my page, it tells me "Hey, rmsgrey, you have 15 messages." What it doesn't tell me is that none of them are new - or, more to the point, when the last one arrived, the only ways I could tell I had a new message were by noticing the number had changed, or by getting the notification email the forum sent me...
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