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Permission Denied?

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 28, 2014 at 18:38 UTC ( #1084166=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Dear Monks,

Sometimes when I try to post (reply to a question, most recently this one), I get the Permission Denied page, without any particular explanation. Any idea as to why?

This does not happen on the Preview, which makes it somewhat frustrating to have just typed up and proofread a response and then not be able to post it.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Permission Denied?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Apr 28, 2014 at 18:45 UTC

    It happens to me also on occasion.

    This does not happen on the Preview, which makes it somewhat frustrating to have just typed up and proofread a response and then not be able to post it.

    Neither rhyme nor reason is obvious as why it happens. The best I can tell you is that it usually 'goes away all by itself' after 15/20 minutes or so. I usually c&p what I've typed and save it in my editor for later.

    (I've long since given up on getting anything fixed on this site.)


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Re: Permission Denied?
by Corion (Pope) on Apr 28, 2014 at 18:57 UTC

    There is a variable limit as to how many URL-looking things you can post on this site. Most likely, you have more luck by removing the things that look like URLs from your post.

      Ah, interesting. If I remember correctly I had four http:// links in that post (w3schools, jQuery, 2x StackOverflow). That might explain it, thank you for the hint.

        I'm no longer sure this is the explanation. I just got a Permission Denied even though I only had a single link, and another anon got away with a whole bunch of links. A fickle mistress :-)

Re: Permission Denied?
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on Apr 29, 2014 at 19:15 UTC

    I have seen random Forbidden or Permission Denied messages in the context of other, unrelated web-sites ... and it always appeared to, indeed, be “random.”   As far as I can tell, it seems to be something to do with proxy-servers or Other Arkane Mysteries™.   Certainly, the site owners and/or the gods need to be made aware that this is happening when it happens to any “noticeable” degree, but I do not believe that it should be construed as an intentional response of this (or any) site.   In other words, it isn’t anything that you did or didn’t do.

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