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    Unable to reply to thread, while others are able to.

    What happened to me, it said "Sucuri Website Firewall -Access Denied" when I tried to reply to any thread?
    But I can see others can.

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    Re: Unable to reply to thread, while others are able to.

    Hi bebo,
    Are you aware that the Sucuri Firewall blocks certain character combinations?
    So you will get in such cases an error shown like "Sucuri Website Firewall -Access Denied"
    It may mention that you have tried to post HTML, even if you may not knowingly done so.

    If you check out the sub Forums_...
    _..Suggestions for Improvement ( https://www.excelforum.com/suggestions-for-improvement/ )
    _...The Water Cooler ( https://www.excelforum.com/the-water-cooler/ )
    _... you may often find recent Threads already on this problem http://imgur.com/dSrmcw3
    For example:
    https://www.excelforum.com/suggestio...ml#post4626828
    https://www.excelforum.com/suggestio...ml#post4615552
    https://www.excelforum.com/developme...ml#post4641199
    http://www.excelforum.com/developmen...ml#post4295092
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...ml#post4283991
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...ml#post4412541
    https://www.excelforum.com/the-water...ml#post4591609
    http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...41#post4412541
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...ml#post4226385
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...-a-thread.html
    http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...t=#post4520072
    http://www.excelforum.com/showthread...t=#post4502342

    The most common problem is the less than sign followed by at least 4 characters ( but not all characters )
    So like these will not post *anywhere
    <_TOD__<TODA __<TODAYJKG
    But these are OK
    <15,D __ <1,5, __ <TOD __ < hsgfjhgfg __ <T ODAYDGD __ <TOD AY __ <[ODA __ <[ODAYGJHG __ <TOD[
    ( In the first three , ( <_TOD__<TODA __<TODAYJKG ) , to get them to post I use another workaround – the “black character trick”. For details of that and other similar problems and work a rounds see the links below.
    The usually applied workaround is to add a space after the < _ So for example, if things like these bring up the sucuri firewall:
    ___ <bfdg _ <1234
    then try posting these instead:
    ___ < bfdg _ < 1234 )
    *Posting in different Sub Forums and things like wrapping in code tags usually make no difference for most of these things.

    There are also a few other things which Sucuri Firewall will prevent you from posting. Check out the referenced posts above. All the reported issues and solutions are given.

    If you are still unable to get something to post, then I suggest that you upload a text file with the contents of what you were unable to post. Then I can take a look and see if I can find the problem for you

    Alan

    P.s. There have recently been some issues with Internet Explorer:
    https://www.excelforum.com/suggestio...st-for-me.html
    https://www.excelforum.com/suggestio...ml#post4645071
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    '_- Google first, like this _ site:ExcelForum.com Gamut
    Use Code Tags: Highlight code; click on the # icon above,
    Post screenshots COPYABLE to a Spredsheet; NOT IMAGES PLEASE
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...ml#post4109080
    https://app.box.com/s/gjpa8mk8ko4vkwcke3ig2w8z2wkfvrtv
    http://excelmatters.com/excel-forums/ ( Scrolll down to bottom )

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    Re: Unable to reply to thread, while others are able to.

    Thank Alan

    I'll try.

    But it supprises me that it occur to a specific thread only. Not all.

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    Re: Unable to reply to thread, while others are able to.

    Hi bebo
    Quote Originally Posted by bebo021999 View Post
    ...But it supprises me that it occur to a specific thread only. Not all.
    - That surprises me also:
    I am not aware of any issue which would prevent you from posting into a specific Thread when others are able to post into that Thread.

    I am only aware of problems associated with posting specific content. If the problem concerns something in the text which you are trying to post, then the problem should occur when trying to post that text anywhere

    You could try posting the text ( of what you tried to post in the other Thread ) here. Usually if you can post it here, then you should also be able to post it in any Thread.

    Alan

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    Re: Unable to reply to thread, while others are able to.

    I'm encountering a similar problem today: Your request was not authorized due to its content (HTML code not allowed).
    Happens when I want to post a formula (between tags!) having &'s and <'s in it.
    It seems that the problem is in the formula being too long
    Posting just this part
    Formula: copy to clipboard
    Please Login or Register  to view this content.
    gives no problem, but posting more is too much.
    Is this something the techies should dive into or am I overlooking something?
    Encountering the same in this thread.
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    Re: Unable to reply to thread, while others are able to.

    Hi Tsjallie,
    Did you check out Post #2?

    Posting in any Tags or different Sub Forums rarely influences the issue.
    The issue is just that certain character combinations are not liked by the Sucuri firewall.
    Check out post #2.
    If you still have any problems then upload the formula that is giving you problems in a text file, or Word file, or Excel file .. etc.. then I will take a look. I am familiar with most of the things that Sucuri firewall does not like.
    Alan
    Last edited by Doc.AElstein; 05-26-2017 at 04:29 PM. Reason: Added a smile.. and why not :-)

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    Re: Unable to reply to thread, while others are able to.

    Hi Alan,
    I noticed
    The most common problem is the less than sign
    and there the reading stopped apparently
    I think your post #2 covers my problem.
    I really need glasses (preferably filled with beer).
    Thx

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    Re: Unable to reply to thread, while others are able to.

    Yous welcome
    I often need to find my glasses , the ones with Dunkle Beer in them

    EDIT: Thanks for the rep thingy
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