Error 403

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Error 403

"Forbidden" when i try to append 2nd post of http://bluebottlegames.com/main/node/5183 , as well as when trying to make yet another post there. It feels as if the forum has ran out of free space for text...

... our lifestyles, mores, institutions, patterns of interaction, values, and expectations are shaped by a cultural heritage that was formed in a time when carrying capacity exceeded the human load. (c) William R. Catton, Jr

Hey Fins! Sorry about the 403. This may actually be a security filter that's too aggressive. If it sees certain combinations of words in a post, it assumes an SQL injection attack (or similar). I've been able to tame it in some cases, but it still crops up here and there.

If your post contains one or more of the following words (minus dashes), try switching one or two of them out to see if that helps:

s-e-l-e-c-t
g-r-a-n-t
d-e-l-e-t-e
i-n-s-e-r-t
d-r-o-p
a-l-t-e-r
r-e-p-l-a-c-e
t-r-u-n-c-a-t-e
u-p-d-a-t-e
c-r-e-a-t-e
r-e-n-a-m-e
d-e-s-c-r-i-b-e
f-r-o-m
i-n-t-o
t-a-b-l-e
d-a-t-a-b-a-s-e
i-n-d-e-x
v-i-e-w

You may not need to switch or remove all of them. It could just be too many were found at once.

And yeah, this is a pain, and I'm hoping the new website will have a better security filter when it's done.

Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games

Ah! Much thanks!

Indeed, my text contained words:

s-e-l-e-c-t-e-d
c-r-e-a-t-e
d-e-s-c-r-i-b-e-d (twice)
f-r-o-m (4 times)
i-n-t-o

Total of 9 "suspects", or possibly 10 if i was trying to make a new post with one extra line - that's all it took to spawn 403. Replaced them all by synonims where possible, and dashed "create" and "into". It worked - i edited my last post there adding the text, no problem. :)

As obvious in this post, just two of those is not enough. :D

... our lifestyles, mores, institutions, patterns of interaction, values, and expectations are shaped by a cultural heritage that was formed in a time when carrying capacity exceeded the human load. (c) William R. Catton, Jr