[Hpr] Is anyone else having trouble submitting shows?
fiftyonefifty at linuxbasement.com
Wed Feb 25 13:58:03 PST 2015
I meant to say I was finally able to reserve 1718 on the calendar a
day after uploading my files to the FTP, using Qupzilla after
Iceweasel and Chrome gave me errors in the same session (I installed
every browser I could think of, so it was probably 15 minutes after my
initial attempt. I really should proofread better before I commit a
On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 3:52 PM, Fifty OneFifty
<fiftyonefifty at linuxbasement.com> wrote:
>>The FTP server is still there as an upload method if you prefer. You can
> get the username and password, simply by reserving a slot via the web form
> and selecting upload via ftp :)
> Ken, that's all well and good, but I am getting the lockout error
> every single time I click an open date on the calendar page from
> Iceweasel or Chromium, the first time I click the link. If a click a
> slot that is being processed, do I have to wait 15 minutes to try
> another open slot? Also, I was able to open the slot I wanted in
> Links and Qupzilla failed the open that same date. Actually I was
> able to get in with Chromium just now. I don't want to retest ever
> browser because it would be indistinguishable from an attack. I did
> not know there had been that many attacks, wow. BTW did someone
> really sign up for every day in May or do we have another comedian
> hitting the page?
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 8:18 AM, <ken at fallon.ie> wrote:
>>> A page suggesting the potential contributor is accused trying to hack
>>> us. Not helpful.
>> That depends. We get far more people trying to attack the site than
>> contributors, 20534 since 2015-02-05_06-31-06Z to be exact. So if some of
>> them are interested, who am I to stop them submitting a show.
>>> It's been suggested I use a "real" browser (as the two most popular
>>> with the public are apparently not enough).
>> The suggestion to use a "real" browser was intended at humour. The only
>> difference between a "modern" browser (one that supports html5), and any
>> other browser is that it will enforce the "required field" options. For
>> any other browser there is an asterisk next to required fields that must
>> be filled in. The site is intentionally designed to support every browser.
>> Let me say that again: *every* browser. If there is a problem with *any*
>> browser, then it is a bug and should be reported with as much information
>> as possible.
>> Daves analysis of the workflow is correct. Basically upload one show at a
>> time from the same session and you'll be fine. Deviate from that and
>> you'll flag an alarm and get blocked. There are currently 67 different
>> checks in place to ensure that the form is filled in correctly and that
>> someone is not trying to crack the site. As a guest on this server, I feel
>> I have a responsibility to ensure that we prevent as much misuse as
>> So in short so long as you fill those fields in, you'll be fine, if you
>> don't it will be flagged as suspicious activity and you will be blocked
>> for at least 24 Hours. If you do get blocked then email me, with the exact
>> steps you were doing, including browser, urls, error messages, times etc.
>> The FTP server is still there as an upload method if you prefer. You can
>> get the username and password, simply by reserving a slot via the web form
>> and selecting upload via ftp :)
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