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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:41 AM
Let's keep our fingers crossed!

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:33 AM

That worked, too.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:32 AM

Let's try pasting in a link to another FSM thread:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/19/p/187771/2151638.aspx#2151638

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:29 AM

That saved without error, so, so far, so good.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:28 AM

Tim Kidwell

Quick update: We may have locked down the issue that was throwing the 403 Error. We made the adjustment and we'll see if it comes up for anyone. TK

 
Thanks for the update, Tim!  Here's a test.  Quoting your post, and here's an image link:
 
 
and a website link (a tribute to Mrs. Peel):
 
https://youtu.be/idtYckLIZnI
 
 
 

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:18 AM
Quick update: We may have locked down the issue that was throwing the 403 Error. We made the adjustment and we'll see if it comes up for anyone. TK

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Posted by the Baron on Sunday, January 31, 2021 11:23 AM

Understood, it's a First World Problem, if ever there were one.  But it is inconvenient, when you're cruising along and interacting, to hit the 403 wall every couple of posts.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:50 PM

stikpusher

You're killing me FSM. I can't even post a link to a FSM thread. I hope those train guys are happy. This site is turning into a train wreck.

Picturetrail is the name of the image hosting website that is closing.

 

thanks stik 

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:54 PM

It's nice to have you here, Tim. Your input is always appreciated.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:39 AM

Tim,

Thanks for the input. These problems seem to always start when there is a "Forum Outage". There was an Outage in January 2020. Ever since then I no longer get email notifications. These 403 Forbidden errors started after the recent Outage.

I am a retired architect and was a Director of IT for Chicago's largest Architectural/Engineering firm for 18 years. It was a very difficult job because architects are convinced that they know everything about everything, including computer systems, and that they have the God given right to comment on everything that everyone does, including the IT Department.  I was bombarded with questions from the staff such as: "Why are you using that program? This one works better." "Why don't you buy everyone a new computer?" "Why don't you replace all of the software with new software?" "Why can't I draw on Autocad from home?" " I just opened an email that you told ne not to, now my computer won't work". "Why did you report me to HR because of the porn pictures that I downloaded onto my office computer". 

Running an IT Department is a thankless job. I know that your hands are tied regarding a lot of things and I know that you are doing youir best to solve problems.

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:01 AM

JohnnyK

Can you fix this. I am not automatically logged in when I open up the FSM website on my my MacbookAir. As soon as I log-in I immediatly get a 403 Forbidden error. I then need to remove the FSM cookie and remove FSM from history. Then I can open the FSM website, however I am not logged-in and if I log-in the 403 Forbidden error starts over.  This does not happen on my Windows 10 PC. Think about your members that only have a Mac. They can't report this problem because they can't log in.

You really need to get this 403 Forbidden problem fixed before you lose all of your menmbers. Putting all of your IT resources into Trains.com and ignoring the problems with FSM.com is not fair to your FSM members. It's just not acceptable, sorry.

 

 

Johnny,

That isn't a decision I get to make. If I could, all of our dev resources would work on FSM first all the time. But with limited resources and time, the company has to rank initiatives and work on those with the highest priorities. As I have said, we are aware of the problem, I have had numerous conversations about the 403 Forbidden errors as well as everything that has shown up in Feedback and Error Reporting. I understand the frustration--it's frustrating for me, too. I will let you know as soon as I have more information on actions we are taking.

Thanks,

TK

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:52 AM

Can you fix this. I am not automatically logged in when I open up the FSM website on my my MacbookAir. As soon as I log-in I immediatly get a 403 Forbidden error. I then need to remove the FSM cookie and remove FSM from history. Then I can open the FSM website, however I am not logged-in and if I log-in the 403 Forbidden error starts over.  This does not happen on my Windows 10 PC. Think about your members that only have a Mac. They can't report this problem because they can't log in.

You really need to get this 403 Forbidden problem fixed before you lose all of your menmbers. Putting all of your IT resources into Trains.com and ignoring the problems with FSM.com is not fair to your FSM members. It's just not acceptable, sorry.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:49 AM

Tim Kidwell

 Tim,

Can you fix this. I am not automatically logged in when I open up the FSM website on my my MacbookAir. As soon as I log-in I immediatly get a 403 Forbidden error. I then need to remove the FSM cookie and remove FSM from history. Then I can open the FSM website, however I am not logged-in and if I log-in the 403 Forbidden error starts over.  This does not happen on my Windows 10 PC. Think about your members that only have a Mac. They can't report this problem because they can't log in.

You really need to get this 403 Forbidden problem fixed before you lose all of your menmbers. Putting all of your IT resources into Trains.com and ignoring the problems with FSM.com is not fair to your FSM members. It's just not acceptable, sorry.

 
stikpusher

 

 
the Baron

Still happens.  Is anyone looking at this?

 

 

 

Dont hold your breath.

 

A message of acknowledgement from the powers that be here would be nice.

 

 

 

 

Hi guys,

I've acknowledged that we're aware of this. However, we have only so much developer time to go around. Right now, the company's main priority is our new Trains.com initiative. This is taking all our dev horsepower to get going. Online will get to it as soon as they have the time to spare.

Thanks,

TK 


 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:51 AM

You're killing me FSM. I can't even post a link to a FSM thread. I hope those train guys are happy. This site is turning into a train wreck.

Picturetrail is the name of the image hosting website that is closing.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:47 AM

How ironic... I go to post a reply with a link and

 

 

403 Forbidden

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:44 AM

stikpusher

Kit Maker Network and Scalemates also allow you to upload directly from your device onto their site. And those are both free sites. So yes, it would be nice to not have an image hosting site necessary to post photos here. Photobucket was a prime example of why, and the site that Disastermaster uses has just announced its' pending closure. There go more threads destroyed. The days of free image hosting websites may be numbered. And that will kill this place and several others that use such sites.

 

which free hosting site is closing stick?

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:39 PM

Modeltruckbuilder

The current 403 issue is quite unfortunate, we seem to be having an uptick in new member registrations, and infusion of new blood if you will. It would be a shame if that new blood were driven away by the forums current technical issues before even getting a chance to participate on a regular basis.

 

I also agree with this observation.

BTW, there may be something thread-specific about the 403 thing. I've been posting mostly successfully the past couple days, but repeated attempts to post in Tojo's thread about the Tamiya Phantom have errored out. I have no idea if this is even relevant.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:29 PM

Kit Maker Network and Scalemates also allow you to upload directly from your device onto their site. And those are both free sites. So yes, it would be nice to not have an image hosting site necessary to post photos here. Photobucket was a prime example of why, and the site that Disastermaster uses has just announced its' pending closure. There go more threads destroyed. The days of free image hosting websites may be numbered. And that will kill this place and several others that use such sites.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:51 PM

stikpusher

 

 
Modeltruckbuilder

The current 403 issue is quite unfortunate, we seem to be having an uptick in new member registrations, and infusion of new blood if you will. It would be a shame if that new blood were driven away by the forums current technical issues before even getting a chance to participate on a regular basis.

 

 

 

 

Thats a very good point. They have far less time and efforts invested here, so walking away is a lot easier for reasons of technical difficulty.

 

When Scale Auto was still up one of the biggest complaints was photo posting. The question gets brought up here too on occasion, "how do I post photos?" The answer from those of us that know how to post photos is always the same, "you need a photo hosting site like Postimage, Fotki, Imgur" blah blah blah. This is a deal breaker for many new members. New members don't want to hear that, especially when they can post on FB directly without a third party hosting site. Add in the current technical issues that we have now and it paints a very dim picture. I sincerely hope the IT people can get a hold on this issue soon. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:33 PM

Modeltruckbuilder

The current 403 issue is quite unfortunate, we seem to be having an uptick in new member registrations, and infusion of new blood if you will. It would be a shame if that new blood were driven away by the forums current technical issues before even getting a chance to participate on a regular basis.

 

 

Thats a very good point. They have far less time and efforts invested here, so walking away is a lot easier for reasons of technical difficulty.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:28 PM

The current 403 issue is quite unfortunate, we seem to be having an uptick in new member registrations, and infusion of new blood if you will. It would be a shame if that new blood were driven away by the forums current technical issues before even getting a chance to participate on a regular basis.

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:35 AM

I don't discount the comments from the guys with a developer's experience, who have mentioned the BB code issue.  It may be the root cause, but it's just not at the obvious level of someone pasting a link into a reply, or replying to a thread that has a link, not consistently, in any case.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1:56 AM

I got my error when I tried to make a new post in the auto forum. No links, no quotes, just a simple post such as this one.

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Posted by Greg on Monday, January 25, 2021 5:21 PM

Does seem to be inconsistent, Stik. You're probably right.

In fact, not long after I posted the above I was able to post a reply with a quote.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 25, 2021 4:34 PM

Greg I had the 403 error a week or so ago when I was posting a short worded reply. No links, images, or other codes inserted. Who knows as to why.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Greg on Monday, January 25, 2021 4:24 PM

I'm not sure about this, but it seems as if I'm getting the 403 when inserting a quote within a reply. Otherwise ok.

Unless that's just a fluke, which is possible.

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Posted by Greg on Monday, January 25, 2021 3:38 PM

I've had 3 403's in the past couple days. So watch, this one will work fine.

Win 10, Firefix latest version.

Edit: Yep, figures. Big Smile

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Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, January 25, 2021 3:19 PM

JohnnyK

Yesterday I couldn't open the "Forums" do to the 403 Forbidden error.

 

The same problem is happening today. HOWEVER, the problem only happens when I am using my MacbookAir. I do not have the 403 Forbidden error when opening "Forums" using my Windows 10 PC.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, January 25, 2021 1:03 PM

Yesterday I couldn't open the "Forums" do to the 403 Forbidden error.

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