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Old 10-11-18, 08:44 AM
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What is this?

Every time I click on something in the forum I get this while the screen loads:
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Old 10-11-18, 08:46 AM
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I just made a thread about this also. Cloudflare is a service which checks IPs to make sure you're not a Bot. Few sites I visit use it. Looks like it may have been implemented here last night?
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Old 10-11-18, 09:00 AM
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Re: What is this?

I noticed the site was very slow this morning, possible DDOS attack that triggered this protection upstream?
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Old 10-11-18, 09:10 AM
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Yeah, must have started late last night as I got the old school db error and couldn't access anything. That's a new protection layer that I haven't seen before.

I would think our cookies would notify the db we are routine members, and aren't a threat.
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Old 10-11-18, 09:11 AM
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Yeah, must have started late last night as I got the old school db error and couldn't access anything. That's a new protection layer that I haven't seen before.

I would think our cookies would notify the db we are routine members, and aren't a threat.
CloudFlare doesn't care. It will always re-check your IP after a bit of inactivity.
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Old 10-11-18, 09:20 AM
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CloudFlare has always been on the site, but it tightens up as there are risks. I'll consult with tech, but it's possible there was a DDoS attack. Is anyone still getting it?
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Old 10-11-18, 09:22 AM
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If you're asking if we're still getting the "checking your browser" page, then yes. I just saw it again.
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Old 10-11-18, 09:25 AM
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Re: What is this?

I've only gotten it twice.

But the site was down last night with the database errors.
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Old 10-11-18, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
CloudFlare doesn't care. It will always re-check your IP after a bit of inactivity.
If it's always done that...then it's doing more than just re-checking my IP.
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Old 10-11-18, 10:16 AM
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I’m still getting it.
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Old 10-11-18, 10:24 AM
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I just got it right now.
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Old 10-11-18, 10:29 AM
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First time seeing it. Minor inconvenience, but it had me curious as well.
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Old 10-11-18, 10:36 AM
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I keep getting that screen even if I keep this site open on my browser but don't do anything for 10 minutes or so.
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Old 10-11-18, 11:19 AM
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I just received it and was coming here to report it when I saw this thread.
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Old 10-11-18, 11:51 AM
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I've seen the message a few times today a well. Using Chrome if that matters.
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Old 10-11-18, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by b2net View Post
I just received it and was coming here to report it when I saw this thread.
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Old 10-11-18, 12:28 PM
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Saw it a few times too today and also saw the DB errors earlier.
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Old 10-11-18, 12:32 PM
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This is my first visit today and saw it. Like the rest of you I wondered what it was and checked here before doing a report.
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Old 10-11-18, 01:25 PM
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I'm getting it every time now.
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Old 10-11-18, 01:27 PM
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I asked tech and they said it's just some lingering effects from some testing that was done last night. Should dissipate within a day or so.
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Old 10-11-18, 01:59 PM
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Thanks for the update.
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Old 10-11-18, 02:20 PM
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Thanks,

I am getting that as well all day long today.
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Old 10-11-18, 02:51 PM
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I got database errors early this morning, too.
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Old 10-11-18, 03:42 PM
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Just got the CloudFlare thing again as well as the db errors this AM.
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Old 10-11-18, 08:44 PM
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Still getting a Cloudflare notification at 9:45pm
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