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  1. It *may* have had to do with the length of their drive afterwards and the lateness of their getting on the field. Leaving the show site a couple of hours later than planned can have a real impact on the corps looking at a long overnight drive.
  2. This was actually addressed in the previous post (Here) and the URL referenced was added to the BLOCK list for Google Adsense. If you’re still seeing the bogus link/pop up, clearing your cookies and browser cache may help. -john
  3. I haven't seen the redirect/message - but one of our admins has and provided a couple of clues. I've reviewed our system and data and don't find evidence of our being compromised, so the most-likely source is a nasty Google Adsense advert ... which would also explain why some are receiving it and others don't. I've added the domain that was referenced in the clues we saw to the BLOCK list on Adsense (which takes a bit of time to be active). Hopefully that helps. As always, DO NOT click on pop-ups or pages that you are unfamiliar with. An Ad-Blocker or browser plugin can help in keeping your system safe. Thanks for the heads-up. -john
  4. After receiving another report, I was finally able to gather enough information, replicate the issue, and find the source of the problem .... the one I was able to catch. Our servers employ several layers of security and one of the many layers was interpreting the 'embed video' as a cross-site scripting (XSS) attempt and returned the 403 error. It took a bit of digging, but I was able to locate the event in the log. I believe I have neutralized that particular rule (leaving the other 1,000+ in-place) and my testing indicates that the 'problem' is gone. Thanks for your patience. -john
  5. I am also considering the Texas Triangle trip this year - given that I'll be a new resident of Texas by then. Still in the planning stage.
  6. I've updated the forum software to the most current version, as well as an overdue update of the PHP engine. Let's hope that between the two of them, this intermittent but nagging problem is resolved. Sorry for the delay - life gets in the way at times.
  7. This is another very nice tribute to Sam Pilafian, from the NY Times:
  8. He was a mentor and inspiration to so many. May he Rest In Peace. Tribute from The Blue Devils
  9. My apologies Greg - I just saw this. I'm afraid it is too late to diagnose this specific issue. The 403 error often indicates a security issue that the server has identified - however, we err on the side of caution and those 'errors' are sometimes false-positive. I'd need to see it pretty quickly, so I could examine the logs closely and go from there. Let me know if you encounter it again, please. -john
  10. I'll have to go back thru the thread and see what it was you said, Gadget, that caused the firewall to say "uhhhhh-uuuuuuuh".
  11. and yet - I can copy n paste a large block of text, add both <ul> and <ol> lists/elements and not have a problem. WHISKEY-TANGO-FOXTROT, over. Even more disturbing - no record of an error in the error_log.
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  13. The update is done - just finished. We'll have to see if we can reproduce the problem now. -john
  14. I'm going to run a utility to update the database to use four-byte UTF-8 encoding, rather than the single-byte UTF-8 that we've been using. Unfortunately, our database is so large (one of Invision's largest, from what I'm told) that it is going to take quite some time - so I'll have to find some time to run it. Invision is recommending 4-byte UTF-8 now to permit some of the extended characters, so I should probably get this step out of the way before proceeding with any sort of bug report. ("Did you update to 4-byte UTF-8?") More here once I get this done. -john
  15. I was more inclined to think it was related to characters (control or other multi-byte) in your text that were causing the issue ... which is why I suggested you 'clean' the data with a dumb text editor before pasting. I encountered the problem intermittently last week when pasting your text and others, even after filtering out any non-ASCII / non-printable characters. No changes to the 'language filters' recently.
  16. The only changes made were the recent code update. If we can isolate/reproduce the problem, I will take to Invision as a bug report ... however, without something that we can actually identify - there isn't much to report. I have been looking at their forums, looking for a report of a similar problem. NOTE: I have moved this to the Member Service Forum for now, rather than litter the main discussion forum with the issue. If we can get this cleared-up, I'll clean the thread and put it back.
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  18. I've applied the update and the issue reported does not appear to be occurring when I open in Safari under iOS. That said, my interface includes a couple of additional elements for moderation actions, so there may be some slight differences from your's. Have a look and let me know how it looks, Randy. Thanks -john
  19. Randy, There is an update that I have been waiting on until after Finals that *may* address the issue. I don't see a reference to it in the Changelog - but it may be there. I'll do the upgrade tomorrow if I have a chance - otherwise, it will probably have to wait until the end of the month when I'm back in the office. If the update doesn't resolve the issue, I'll have to take a closer look and see if there's a way to do without impacting the core and Invision updates. I'm all about keeping things 'standard' for the site. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. -john P.S. The answer in the image was wrong anyway. The announcer at Open Class Championships was Brad Bell, not "Brad Dowell".
  20. We're about as ready as we can be. Things will probably slow down a bit at the peak, but we haven't "crashed" in years. You must be thinking of another site.