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Re: Forum Security Updates
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2011, 11:27:08 AM »
Had some trouble with CAPTCHA myself. Turns out it's because your input is case-sensitive while the image from which to read the characters is less so.
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Re: Forum Security Updates
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2011, 01:03:01 PM »
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Had some trouble with CAPTCHA myself. Turns out it's because your input is case-sensitive while the image from which to read the characters is less so.

It is reassuring others are having problems with CAPTCHA.
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Re: Forum Security Updates
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2011, 04:12:24 PM »
That works... OR we could try and get a captcha which is better in relation to case.
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Re: Forum Security Updates
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2011, 06:57:44 PM »
I think you both need glasses  :D

I can get it most of the time on first try...you should have seen it before I made it easier!

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Re: Forum Security Updates
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2011, 11:10:42 PM »
I haven't had any issues at all.  I have "log me in automatically" checked.

Over at TAF, I have been queried twice last week, and one valued member has been locked out of his account.  I'm not sure if it is related, but the timing seems odd; and we're a php board there as well.  I have let the rest of the staff there know about these issues here.  With your permission, Whitney, I'd like to link to this thread in our TAF Staff thread so that our Admin can get an overview of what's happening here, for himself.

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Re: Forum Security Updates
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2011, 12:54:08 AM »
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Whitney, I'd like to link to this thread in our TAF Staff thread so that our Admin can get an overview of what's happening here, for himself.

Yes, that would be fine.

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Re: Forum Security Updates
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2011, 04:13:50 AM »
Takes me 2 tries to login almost everytime. And I have 20/20 vision.
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Re: Forum Security Updates
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2011, 01:55:24 PM »
Did we just get a denial of service attack or was it just a glitch of some kind?
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Re: Forum Security Updates
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2011, 03:40:06 PM »
I haven't been able to get on since sometime yesterday.
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Re: Forum Security Updates
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2011, 03:42:36 PM »
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I haven't been able to get on since sometime yesterday.

there were too many users logged in (I'm assuming it was an attack and not actually too many real users) and it caused a sql error...no one could get on.  

Not the first time it has happened and probably not the last.

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« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2011, 10:28:07 AM »
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Re: Forum Security Updates
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2011, 10:55:17 AM »
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I haven't been able to get on since sometime yesterday.

there were too many users logged in (I'm assuming it was an attack and not actually too many real users) and it caused a sql error...no one could get on.  

Not the first time it has happened and probably not the last.
You should also check SE crawler activity. I've been told they can on occasion overload a forum. However, I find it unlikely since they are supposed to be made as discreet as possible bandwidth-wise.

What is the connection limit here?
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