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Subject: Is anybody else getting "Forbidden" messages?
Date Posted: 10/2/2014 4:21 PM ET
Member Since: 3/9/2009
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I was trying to post in the forums and got a forbidden to post from this server message.  Has anyone else encountered this?

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 4:39 PM ET
Member Since: 5/21/2008
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I've been getting them off and on for a few weeks.  Seems like there was a similar thread a few weeks ago about this, but I can't find it right off.  May have been in CMT...

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 5:01 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
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Today, once in a while.

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 5:13 PM ET
Member Since: 2/11/2011
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Yes ALOT!  Its annoying

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 5:15 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
Posts: 15,402
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I had about an hour today when I could send PMs, but not post. 

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 6:05 PM ET
Member Since: 3/9/2009
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I was trying to respond to everyone's posts and got

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /forum/actions.php on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

sigh

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 6:17 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2010
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I've gotten error messages a lot in the last week or so but I haven't been on the forums too much these last few days so I'm not sure if the issue is still happening.

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 6:29 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2009
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I just now got that message; am also still seeing question marks in people's siggy lines -- is everyone else still seeing those, too?

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 7:47 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
Posts: 15,402
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The black diamonds are a font error. Yep, that's also under PBS's control. Not your machine.

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 9:46 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
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I got it a few times today too so I started copy/pasting before I hit submit.

Daniel T. - ,
Date Posted: 10/3/2014 12:25 AM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2008
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These issues are confirmed and have been reported to site admin by the editing group.

Date Posted: 10/3/2014 3:10 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2007
Posts: 1,020
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I have also gotten several "Forbidden access" messages in the past hour or two while attempting to post to this forum. The first post was lost and I had to reconstruct it. Subsequent posts were saved in local text files so that I could copy and paste if needed without having to retype the messages.

Date Posted: 10/3/2014 12:02 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
Posts: 30,800
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Yes

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /forum/actions.php on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Date Posted: 10/3/2014 1:09 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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The PBS Team is aware of both issues (the black diamonds and the "forbidden" message), so no need to keep reporting.  I've not heard an estimate on when they might be fixed.

Date Posted: 10/3/2014 9:51 PM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2006
Posts: 3,349
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I just got one. What's up with this?

Date Posted: 10/4/2014 11:34 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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Aha!   This morning discovered all the black diamonds GONE and no more 'forbidden' messages!

Date Posted: 10/4/2014 3:24 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2009
Posts: 7,871
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I still got the forbidden nonsense again this afternoon. I just hit refresh and it posted after that. I really wish they'd fix things already... :/

Date Posted: 10/4/2014 11:50 PM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2009
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Yes, I got that 404 error earlier today and yesterday several times and went ahead and contacted PBS.  

Date Posted: 10/7/2014 11:50 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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Thought they got this fixed a couple days ago, but had trouble posting again around 10pm EST.