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Andrew T.

Websites automatically blocking and banning Windows 95 users

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The message is displayed regardless of what web browser is used. It seems like some kind of IP blocking.

Well, I get it with Opera but not with (say) Srware Iron, that lets me access the pages fine :yes:.

But I will reiterate how a misconfiguration or more generally "issues" can happen to everyone :(, anytime, whilst crafting a message like:

Because of continued abuse from users with the browser you are currently using, I'm disallowing that browser from WindowsBBS.com.

is intentional and plain stupid.

jaclaz

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WindowsBBS.com loads for me in Opera 9.25/Win2k. I have run into a ban page before when I attempted to browse a forum with Firefox 2/NT3.51. They were also blocking WGET. But the forum loaded in Opera 4. It's all pretty arbitrary and pointless. I told the forum admin that if I were a spambot I would spoof my useragent. He was not interested.

Love the errant apostrophe Edited by ihateusernames

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