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  • #23658

    Doug Marks
    Keymaster

    I have spent some time over the past two days trying to correct posting problems.  Let me know if you’re continuing to experience any difficulty.  Please describe what you’re experiencing in detail.

    If you’ve noticed that previous problems seem to have been eliminated, let me know that too.  Thanks.

    Metal Method Guitar Instructor

  • #23716

    Doug Marks
    Keymaster

    No news is good news.  I would still like to hear from you.

    Metal Method Guitar Instructor

  • #23721

    Master Killer
    Participant

    Apparently if I keep em short and sweet I have no problems posting. A little earlier I tried to post a longer one and it wouldn’t take.

    Cheap Guitars (with some exceptions) play just about as good as expensive ones. It's your ability combined with an awesome amp that makes the difference.

  • #23722

    Doug Marks
    Keymaster

    Thanks for the feedback. I can’t see anywhere in the admin panel that there is a limitation on comment length.  There was a limit in the past but I haven’t experienced any limitation recently.

    Metal Method Guitar Instructor

  • #23730

    Master Killer
    Participant

    It might be something else. Are there any specific words we should avoid? I generally don’t post much slang and never any offensive words but I’ve always wondered if there were some specific words that get flagged.

    Cheap Guitars (with some exceptions) play just about as good as expensive ones. It's your ability combined with an awesome amp that makes the difference.

    • #23784

      Doug Marks
      Keymaster

      There are words but they’re very obvious spam like … Viagra.  I guess because I’m an administrator I can get away with anything.

      Metal Method Guitar Instructor

  • #23782

    MotleyCrue81
    Participant

    Normally my issues come when I try to edit a post. Let me try here..

    Bring hair metal back!

  • #23783

    Doug Marks
    Keymaster

    I don’t know why you received the allow list request pop up. I already included you on the “allow list”. For some reason the anti spam program has identified something about your behavior or IP address as possible spam.  The program is obviously too aggressive.  Let me know if the problem continues.

    Metal Method Guitar Instructor

  • #23807

    MotleyCrue81
    Participant

    Normally it’s just that it blocks me from making another post for like an hour or so.

    Bring hair metal back!

  • #23809

    MotleyCrue81
    Participant

    Hmm everything seems to be working fine for me now including updating.  🙂

    Bring hair metal back!

  • #23820

    Pittsburghdave
    Moderator

    Check Check.. is this working?

  • #23823

    Pittsburghdave
    Moderator

    I tried to post a question in the lesson support thread and it wouldnt post. It just disappeared.

  • #23841

    rightonthemark
    Moderator

    all appears fine for me.

    although, since the new password i have not logged in from my laptop; just my icrapple phone.

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

    • #23877

      Doug Marks
      Keymaster

      You can change your passsword back to your original.  Changing your password made absolutely no difference at all.  I didn’t understand the popup that you received.  Now that I do, I realize that your password wasn’t an issue.

      Metal Method Guitar Instructor

  • #23843

    rightonthemark
    Moderator

    having issues since previous post.

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

  • #23844

    rightonthemark
    Moderator

    hhhmmm…until now.

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

  • #23845

    rightonthemark
    Moderator

    the forum really doesn’t like anything that is remotely close to a famous holiday time charity.

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

  • #23849

    rightonthemark
    Moderator

    written in code

    t=d … o=a … y=w … s=c … f=p … r=g …

    dawc pag dadc

    forum no like

    \m/

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

    • #23858

      superblonde
      Keymaster

      The word list is pretty short and nothing like toys or tots or any combo of those in there. Maybe that is a coincidence and something else is going on. There is a timer as well. It is very specific like, 5 comments in 3 minutes is past the “good” limit. The whole thing is a bit nebulous. The blocker doesn’t really seem to explain what it’s own settings do in much detail. Word press kind of encourages the software itself to be confusing, that way customers buy more software or buy more services to fix the software that should have worked to begin with. Similar business model worked great for broken microsoft stuff.

      I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
      And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #23853

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    Lots of spammers come from the domain ‘.top’ and ‘.xyz’ so those could probably be safely added to the bad list.

    ROTM I dunno after looking thru the check words what might be matching the bad list, but I did see the single word ‘opportunity’ in there, which is incredibly generic, so… but there’s no holiday words that I saw, I mean, no xmas or anything like that. But there is ‘bingo’.. lots of gambling related spam..

    I tried to post a question in the lesson support thread and it wouldnt post. It just disappeared.

    It seems at worst what will happen is you get a message after posting that says “Access Denied” and you know something went wrong and the post is trashed. It doesn’t seem like everything would seem normal and OK and then a post would disappear without warning.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #23859

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    By the way I did see an entry in the very tiny log file (gone now) showing a post being made to Lesson support. But it didnt indicate that anything went wrong with it (I think). Very strange.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #23860

    rightonthemark
    Moderator

    just tried to post this but it wouldn’t

     

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    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

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  • #23867

    rightonthemark
    Moderator

    seriously.

    screenshot of what was just rejected.

    D1687DE7-E98D-402B-AAD4-B810F25DEBC7

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

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  • #23873

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    The filter must be checking against a bigger external list that isnt locally visible (like adblock does). And that external list likely constantly evolves. It is even more strange because your email ROTM is directly on the ‘good’ list. So somehow that filter is preempting the ‘good’ list which seems wrong to me. At least we know it’s because of specific words and not IP address.

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #23876

    Doug Marks
    Keymaster

    We have two Spam plugins. I just deactivated one of them.  I believe it to be the more aggressive of the two.  Let me know if that changes your experience.  Thanks everyone for participating.  I’m determined to get this worked out.  I would like to promote the Forum and get more active members but I can’t do that until this problem is alleviated.

    Metal Method Guitar Instructor

  • #23962

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    I mean really. If you want to filter yucky spammy words then ‘Journey’, ‘Bon Jovi’, those are the correct ones to block… ‘Nickelback’, ‘Beiber’.. lol

    I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
    And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.

  • #24007

    PaulWolfe
    Participant

    So, I just tried creating a new topic in “Other” again… and again it doesn’t show up.

    I do seem to be able to reply to topics created by others (like this one), just not create my own topics.

    • #24013

      Doug Marks
      Keymaster

      Paul, I deactivated another plug-in.  If you would, either dump the cookies from your browser or use a different browser and see if the problem continues.

      Metal Method Guitar Instructor

    • #24016

      PaulWolfe
      Participant

      Okay Doug, I dumped the cookies and tried again in Chrome to no avail. Then I tried Microsoft Edge also no luck…

    • #24174

      Doug Marks
      Keymaster

      Paul, you’re role is now “moderator”.  That should change the problem.  Let me know.

      Metal Method Guitar Instructor

    • #24186

      PaulWolfe
      Participant

      Thanks, Doug, I finally got it to post.

  • #24027

    rightonthemark
    Moderator

    still doesn’t like certain words from me.

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    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

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  • #24036

    rightonthemark
    Moderator

    not really a huge deal.

    i can still post.

    if it doesn’t go thru i just have to figure out which word(s) don’t make it thru.

    it’s like a word game.

    \m/

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

    • #24224

      Doug Marks
      Keymaster

      Congratulations Mark, you’re a moderator. That should take care of your problem. Let me know.

      Metal Method Guitar Instructor

  • #24284

    rightonthemark
    Moderator

    here’s my first attempt since the recent issues to post from my laptop.

    fingers crossed…

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

  • #24285

    rightonthemark
    Moderator

    it worked. yay. i would do a little dance but headbanging is the official dance of metal method. \m/

     

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

  • #24380

    Doug Marks
    Keymaster

    Then bang your head…. hard

    Metal Method Guitar Instructor

  • #24414

    rightonthemark
    Moderator

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

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