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New Cloudflare virus captcha...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by G.v.P, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. G.v.P

    G.v.P Stratics Legend
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    I handle cookies site by site and tried to connect to stratics just now and got this:

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    anyway I had to view the captcha iframe in it's own window and accept cookie before anything would work:
    anti-virus.cloudflare.com

    at first I thought stratics was hacked but a friend assured me it's fine so I guess it's just a new defense.

    i'm sure most people don't handle their cookies and won't come across the error but thought I'd pass along in case people are like huh? I have a virus? but it might just be fact you have blocked the above cookie.
     
  2. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    It's server thing: if it goes down, CloudFlare throws up a page. If you see the CloudFlare page, that usually means the server memory is getting too full or large queries are bogging down the processing elements. It's not a good situation, but the senior staff are really pushing hard for a solution (like getting a new host). Our SYSOP and George are looking into the issues (note that server outages affect TGN, too, since we share servers).

    Our MEs are working so hard to demonstrate persistent traffic growth. When the network is down, we lose...so we definitely want to do whatever we can to keep it up and stable. It's really frustrating all around and I apologize for it. :<
     
  3. Ezekiel Zane

    Ezekiel Zane Grand Inquisitor
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    I got a Cloudflare page probably a dozen times today.
     
  4. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Yeah, I got it twice yesterday, too.