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Tue Nov 9, 2021, 09:31 AM Nov 2021

403 errors [View all]

Some members have been and may still be experiencing 403 errors when trying to post. This is not caused by a hack, in fact quite the opposite — it is actually being caused by the DU firewall acting too aggressively.

403 errors should not be persistent but some members are clearly continuing to experience them. I’d like to get an idea of how many people are being affected.

The error manifests as a plain white screen with the words "403 Forbidden" or just "Forbiddden" at the top of the screen and may occur when attempting to post, preview, or send DU Mail.

Please feel free to answer:

78 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
I have not experienced a 403 error in the last seven days
47 (60%)
I experienced a 403 error within the last seven days, but not in the last 24 hours and I am currently able to post without any issues
19 (24%)
I have experienced a 403 error in the last 24 hours, and my ability to post is currently restricted, although some posts go through
12 (15%)
I have experienced a 403 error in the last 24 hours and I am currently unable to post anything
0 (0%)
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403 errors [View all] EarlG Nov 2021 OP
I was getting while trying to respond to a post on an OP I wrote. boston bean Nov 2021 #1
Still getting 403 when I tried just now. Her is link boston bean Nov 2021 #7
These two threads confirm that many people are having this issue. ItsjustMe Nov 2021 #2
I'm aware EarlG Nov 2021 #8
Is there a way to factor in people trying to respond to this poll thucythucy Nov 2021 #17
I don't think that's a problem EarlG Nov 2021 #25
I was good this am but now it's blocking du mail. Tomconroy Nov 2021 #32
Thanks. I was getting them pretty often but not in a few days. underpants Nov 2021 #3
I also got a few 403 error messages when trying to send DUMail bottomofthehill Nov 2021 #4
That makes sense EarlG Nov 2021 #9
Me too. Tomconroy Nov 2021 #15
A few times a day for the the past couple weeks, I've been getting a blank white screen happybird Nov 2021 #5
That's one way the error shows up EarlG Nov 2021 #10
403 error Lucid Dreamer Nov 2021 #20
That's my experience too dickthegrouch Nov 2021 #14
I got a few yesterday but otherwise am not restricted as I can respond here question everything Nov 2021 #6
It's been about a month Elessar Zappa Nov 2021 #11
I haven't been able to start a new discussion thread in a week. I can reply to existing OPs. sinkingfeeling Nov 2021 #12
I checked my profile to see if i had been flagged for review even though I had no hidden posts Kaleva Nov 2021 #13
I chose no, now let me double-check test it with this reply blogslug Nov 2021 #16
Three 403 errors and that was in reply to a Lounge thread. Nothing else was affected. GoneOffShore Nov 2021 #18
Posting today is ok, but yesterday I got a 403 Error appalachiablue Nov 2021 #19
Couple days ago, surprised me to essentially be locked out of my own thread. But I knew others... Hekate Nov 2021 #21
I had severe 403 problems that went on for months Poiuyt Nov 2021 #22
So, Disaffected Nov 2021 #23
Unfortunately EarlG Nov 2021 #24
I think it was changing my password that worked for me. Poiuyt Nov 2021 #30
Ironically, I just got a 403 Forbidden message Poiuyt Nov 2021 #31
Other - Robb is a dingbat Ohio Joe Nov 2021 #26
I get the message sporadically DFW Nov 2021 #27
Got them today replying to the HRC Big Bird OP between 2:20EST and now. TheBlackAdder Nov 2021 #28
I had to change my vote iemanja Nov 2021 #29
i just got my first 403 about an hour ago when trying to start a thread. i did start a thread Takket Nov 2021 #33
Just found this thread but need one other poll category that needs to show a nuance BumRushDaShow Nov 2021 #34
I just got a 403 Forbidden msg. again, twice appalachiablue Nov 2021 #35
I voted Emrys Nov 2021 #36
I've had two in the past 24 hrs. nt iemanja Nov 2021 #37
I had one yesterday Marthe48 Nov 2021 #38
My 403 errors all appeared only when trying to send DU Mail. llmart Nov 2021 #39
I fixed it with a browser close and a re-boot. lindysalsagal Nov 2021 #40
I am not seeing '403 error' ChazII Nov 2021 #41
Just tried to create a new post and am still 'forbidden'. It's been 10 days, so guess I won't be on sinkingfeeling Nov 2021 #42
I have to change my response. BlackSkimmer Nov 2021 #43
Bump irisblue Nov 2021 #44
I just got it on a reply in another thread for the first time muriel_volestrangler Nov 2021 #45
I could not repond to a specific thread last night. LeftInTX Nov 2021 #46
I got a 403 error yesterday trying to reply to a thread. crickets Nov 2021 #47
Another DUer sent me a link canetoad Nov 2021 #48
I get them any time I am using a VPN. It just began though. Ferrets are Cool Jan 2022 #49
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