Started by reck, April 10, 2013, 05:59:02 am
Quote from: Oshyan on April 11, 2013, 01:21:10 amWell, the page pretty much tells you the likely reason for it: someone in your IP range or who has recently used your IP (if you're on a dynamic connection) has been sending spam/spamming forums.
Quote from: Oshyan on April 11, 2013, 01:21:10 amWe have a plugin that communicates with a central reputation server to help forum admins handle spam, and one of the pieces of reference info it uses is the IP. It's usually very helpful but it can of course have false positives. If you have a dynamic IP, what is likely happening is you're being randomly assigned a "bad" IP sometimes, and at other times you've got a good one.
Quote from: Oshyan on April 11, 2013, 01:21:10 amUnfortunately there's not a lot we can do on our end. If you follow the instructions at the bottom of that page, it says to visit projecthoneypot.org and check against your IP to see what behaviour has been reported for it.
Quote from: Oshyan on April 11, 2013, 01:21:10 amIt's even possible your computer has an infection or, if not, as I say it could be someone else who recently used your IP. You could also try complaining to your ISP and seeing if they can either A: take the bad IP out of rotation for automatic assignment and/or B: contact users who have been assigned it recently about possible virus infections.- Oshyan
Quote from: jaf on April 10, 2013, 02:26:22 pmActually, I seen sort of a reverse of your problem.... I have been having connection problems with several other sites lately that I regularly visit, but when I check this site, it almost always seems to work fine. I've gotten in the habit of coming here when I get a 503 or other "could not connect" error.