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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1060 on: September 13, 2009, 08:04:21 pm
Okay.

Also ideally you could have messaged an admin to change the name on your old account to Carnivac. But does not really matter either :)

I didn't realise Wolverine was there until after I'd created a new account.  The members list at the bottom of the main page doesn't seem to be available to guests.
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1061 on: September 14, 2009, 06:59:22 pm
If you guys have any spare time, can you check if you have this font:

I used to have it but it's gone :(

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Rockwell Bold!  :)
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1062 on: September 15, 2009, 03:32:34 am
I'm having some trouble and I'm wondering if the mods can help.

Apparently, A Small Orange (www.asmallorange.com) hosting service has blacklisted WayOfThePixel.net

You guys are marked as referral spammers and now I can't showcase my art on this forum. I'm assuming there might be some other people using this company, so it might be in everyone's best interest if we could get rid of this blacklisting. Maybe someone can e-mail the folks at ASO to ask what's going on?

The problem is that none of the images I post are shown on the forums, as my hosting sends back a 403 error message for every request coming from wayofthepixel.net

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1063 on: September 15, 2009, 03:40:51 am
I don't know if it makes any sense of Pixelation to plead they're not referral spammers to your hosting service. Either users, who pay money to them, complain and they change their ruling, or users move to a different hosting service.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1064 on: September 15, 2009, 03:58:59 am
I'm obviously complaining, but I'm worried that they won't take a blacklist domain from their list, just because one guy is complaining. We'll see.

If it stays with just this one hosting service, it's no problem I guess (except for me ;)). I'm just worried about blacklist sharing. Some companies tend to upload their blacklist, so other companies can easier identify spam domains. If this would happen, most self-hosted images on this website would go down.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1065 on: September 15, 2009, 04:12:39 pm
what I mean is that it won't help if I complain to your hosting service because I'm not a paying customer.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1066 on: September 15, 2009, 04:41:10 pm
Back to the old avatar, because..

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1067 on: September 17, 2009, 10:22:55 am
The question about the whole spam thing is WHY? Why are we blocked as being referral spammers? Is it because of the recent rush of spambots spamming with links? or what?
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1068 on: September 17, 2009, 05:22:20 pm
I fixed it with my host. If others have the same problem, contact me, I'll explain it thoroughly.

It's basically a problem that everyone is hotlinking tons of images here, so hosting providers think this site is trying to leech bandwidth from their servers (called referral spam). It's called referral spam, because every time pixelation shows an image from another domain, the browser attaches a referrer URI to the GET request.

The hosting service registered Pixelation as a referral spammer, through mod_security in Apache. Once I declared it a false positive to my hosting service, they rectified the problem.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1069 on: September 17, 2009, 05:37:04 pm
So basically... every forum has a high potential to be considered a spam site? Seems silly.