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OK to link to webmasterworld?

We linked to a thread here but users get "blocked because of abuse" message

11:36 pm on Aug 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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We've linked to a couple threads in Webmasterworld from our blog but after a couple users clicked through they get a message like this:

status: Either we require login from users from your ISP because of abuse, or the thread is marked members only. Please login and then back up to view.

Is there a procedure we should follow or does Webmasterworld wish to discourage people from deep-linking to it entirely?

2:11 am on Aug 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Another reason for that message may be that the users are on an IP address that really has been a source of abuse by others.
12:24 pm on Aug 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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We do all the threads about WebmasterWorld in this forum.
I trimmed some info here that wasn't entirely accurate.

People can get a log in prompt if:
a) they live on a high abuse ip. Some have included the big cable companies.
b) a thread was intentionally marked members only.
c) a thread in a private forum.
d) security reasons.

So, we do from time-to-time require certain isps to login. It affects less than 2% of the millions of uniques we see a month.

[edited by: Hawkgirl at 4:44 pm (utc) on Aug. 29, 2004]


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