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rsmereka 04-26-2019 11:10 AM

CloudFlare BS
 
I just spent a significant amount of time composing a new question in the BSD forum and when I went to preview the post, I got the CloudFlare BS screen that I have been blocked.

The first time I tried was using the Tor Browser. I thought it is unusual that this would happen as I have always regarded LQ as a Tor friendly site.

I then switched to a non-Tor, non-proxy, non-VPN Firefox browser and got the same error.

As a very long-term LQ user, I am incensed.

How do I get my question posted?

TenTenths 04-26-2019 11:39 AM

Type it up first in a text editor and then copy/paste it in.

Sounds medieval and counter-intuitive but it's saved my a$$ many a time!

rsmereka 04-26-2019 11:45 AM

Tried that,

Same CloudFlare BS.

cwizardone 04-27-2019 06:12 PM

Just happened to me.

WHO IN THE H*LL IS cloudfare and why did they intercept my attempt to post?!!!!

I'm angry in the extreme, at the moment, so it is best I not say anything more until I cool off.

frankbell 04-27-2019 09:16 PM

Cloudflare is a legitimate operation. https://www.cloudflare.com/

I suspect this was just some kind of hiccough.

Very occasionally (we're talking maybe once or twice every two or three months), when I try to post to my blog, I get a "not allowed" from my hosting provider's firewall. I wait a couple of minutes and it clears up.

astrogeek 04-27-2019 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by frankbell (Post 5989108)
Cloudflare is a legitimate operation.

Perhaps, but it is by design a massive scale MITM operation which does in fact intercept and affect our networked communications.

However ubiquitous it may become, it is a very serious and pervasive weak point in the perceived chain of trust, should be recognized as such, and should never be seen as worthy of the same trust we would extend to the websites supposedly on the other end of our connections, in my opinion.

frankbell 04-27-2019 09:43 PM

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However ubiquitous it may become, it is a very serious and pervasive weak point in the perceived chain of trust, should be recognized as such, and should never be seen as worthy of the same trust we would extend to the websites supposedly on the other end of our connections, in my opinion.
I think it's already ubiquitous in the enterprise web world. I don't think it's shady in any way.

But I can share your concern.

Too much concentration in one place is not good. The "social" media outfits roundly demonstrate that.

ondoho 04-28-2019 03:50 AM

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I share the critical concerns voiced here and would urge jeremy to consider options.

I have long since accepted that LQ won't work without javascript & some third party requests, but I have a recent example of a site that worked perfectly without javascript until recently, and now I'm getting a Cloudflare BS screen like attached.

once that is over, the site continues to work without javascript! that's outright fishy.

jeremy 04-28-2019 11:10 AM

Thanks for the feedback, and I apologize for the inconvenience. We've disabled while we re-evaluate. If anyone else has an issue, please contact me directly with as much information as possible.

--jeremy

asv 06-04-2019 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 5989232)
Thanks for the feedback, and I apologize for the inconvenience. We've disabled while we re-evaluate. If anyone else has an issue, please contact me directly with as much information as possible.

--jeremy

Seems like PMs are disabled?..
Cloudflare tends to dislike browsers with restricted JS functionality. For example, it easily identifies Firefox with stripped user-profile as bot and such. May I ask why it's needed for linuxquestions.org in a first place?

scasey 06-04-2019 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by asv (Post 6002008)
Seems like PMs are disabled?..
Cloudflare tends to dislike browsers with restricted JS functionality. For example, it easily identifies Firefox with stripped user-profile as bot and such. May I ask why it's needed for linuxquestions.org in a first place?

You don't have enough posts to enable PMs*.
It's not related to Cloudflare...besides, that was turned off over a month ago, per Jeremy's post.

*PMs are enabled at 150 posts...

syg00 06-04-2019 08:48 AM

Only if the intended recipient(s) haven't disable them.
If I was jeremy, I'd have blocked them from day 1 - but then, if I was jeremy, I'd ... :sigh:

asv 06-04-2019 08:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scasey (Post 6002010)
You don't have enough posts to enable PMs*.
It's not related to Cloudflare...besides, that was turned off over a month ago, per Jeremy's post.
*PMs are enabled at 150 posts...

Gotcha, thanks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by syg00 (Post 6002012)
Only if the intended recipient(s) haven't disable them.

...unless you are Jeremy :D

Stéphane Ascoët 09-20-2019 03:50 AM

I won't contribute as the same level as before to LQ until you get rid of Cloudflare

cynwulf 09-20-2019 04:10 AM

Just block it via a browser add on, hosts file or whatever...


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