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Author Topic: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??  (Read 1044 times)

cyberdiva

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I'm not sure whether this is the right place to post this, but I didn't see a more appropriate section, so... I just clicked on my link to the DC site. Instead of going directly there, my browser showed a large box that said something like "Check your browser before access the Donation Coder site."  The box soon brought me to the DC site. I exited,  tried again, and this time there was no such box.  I don't recall ever seeing such a thing before.  Is it related to the ddos attack I read about a day or so ago? 

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 07:00 PM »
If the check lets you use the site without trouble, I'm for it. I tried logging in yesterday and couldn't do anything much and had to leave without logging out.

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 07:09 PM »
I'm not sure whether this is the right place to post this, but I didn't see a more appropriate section, so... I just clicked on my link to the DC site. Instead of going directly there, my browser showed a large box that said something like "Check your browser before access the Donation Coder site."  The box soon brought me to the DC site. I exited,  tried again, and this time there was no such box.  I don't recall ever seeing such a thing before.  Is it related to the ddos attack I read about a day or so ago? 


Basically, we are currently experiencing a DDoS attack, and the screen you are seeing is there to check you are a legitimate visitor before allowing you to connect to the server.  It is simply part of the DDoS protection that has been deployed.  DC has never been DDoSed before, so this has never needed to be deployed until now.

The feature will stay active until mouser can be sure the attacks have ended :)

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 07:10 PM »
I should also mention - you will see the page every 30 minutes (30 minutes of inactivity).

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 07:44 PM »
I'm not sure whether this is the right place to post this, but I didn't see a more appropriate section, so... I just clicked on my link to the DC site. Instead of going directly there, my browser showed a large box that said something like "Check your browser before access the Donation Coder site."  The box soon brought me to the DC site. I exited,  tried again, and this time there was no such box.  I don't recall ever seeing such a thing before.  Is it related to the ddos attack I read about a day or so ago? 


http://www.donationc...;topicseen#msg421959

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 08:42 PM »
The other thing to say is that this is only a temporary measure.. we should be back to normally shortly.

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 09:07 PM »
Thanks to all who replied.  A few minutes ago, I logged in on my tablet and got the same screen. I took a screenshot, so now I can see what it said:
"Checking your browser before accessing donationcoder.com." In smaller font underneath this was "This process is automatic. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. Please allow up to 5 seconds."  Below that is what appears to be a link that says "DDoS protection by Cloudflare" and then some kind of long ID #. When this happened the first time (on my computer), I feared that the process might be malware, but having read the responses here and having a chance to look at what's actually being said in the large box, I see I panicked needlessly. But I guess that's the best kind of panic  ;) .

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2018, 08:09 AM »
Another heads up is to make sure you copy to the clipboard your posts before you submit them, in case cloudflare does it's thing and loses your post after you submit it.

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2018, 01:28 PM »
Thanks, mouser, for this useful suggestion. I tend not to be worried about losing what I have written, since on my computer I have an old but invaluable add-on called Lazarus. It will let me retrieve anything I have written while using my browser. That includes forum messages, Gmail messages, etc. But I don't have anything like that on my Android tablet or phone, so I very much appreciate your suggestion.  (I n fact, I have just copied to the clipboard everything I have just written above.)

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2018, 12:20 PM »
So I can post now?

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2018, 12:21 PM »
Let me know if not.

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2018, 12:22 PM »
So I can post now?

Seems like you just did..?  ;D

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2018, 12:26 PM »
Actually, not very much. I tried posting a cartoon in Silly humor and all I could get it to accept was the link, not the cartoon.


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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2018, 12:28 PM »
I couldn't even fix the previous post.

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2018, 12:30 PM »
hmm.. Anything unusual about how you connect?
What error do you get?

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Re: Check your browser before accessing the Donation Coder site??
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2018, 02:06 PM »
Try again now -- there was a new overly aggressive security check being triggered before, that should be fixed now.