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Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content

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Re: Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content

#11 Post by linwinux » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:33 am

I had exactly the same thing happen with Vivaldi Browser for 5 days straight. Nothing but time-out errors or blank pages. I was getting ready to contact them in order ot find out if it could be something hardware/network related on my end? Today was the first day that I got distrowatch up in Vivaldi (just now). That was really weird ...

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Re: Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content

#12 Post by Eadwine Rose » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:36 am

For next time you can check if it is just you: http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/
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Re: Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content

#13 Post by linwinux » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:50 am

Thanks, I already know about that link though. All of my other dozen or so open tabs were working without a problem too. Online banking, shopping, server logins, MX forum, etc.

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Re: Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content

#14 Post by uncle mark » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:09 pm

No joy with Fx Private Window.

Used User Agent Switcher to tell them I was using Chrome and now it's working fine.

Very strange.
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Re: Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content

#15 Post by Mauser » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:18 pm

Try connecting in a different server or country if you have a VPN. If not, try disabling any firewalls temporally you may have, host file or browser extensions that block ads and anything else. You can try a free VPN just to test to see if it's a blocked I.P.

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Re: Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content

#16 Post by asqwerth » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:10 am

Has your IP address been accidentally blacklisted as a malicious site?

It has happened to me before for DW and a few forums. I emailed the web admins and got the block lifted.
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Re: Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content

#17 Post by uncle mark » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:55 pm

Using Firefox ESR 45.2.0 installed from a mikeinsantarosa .deb.
Used User Agent Switcher to tell them I was using Chrome and now it's working fine.
Since it appears that DW doesn't like my Firefox, I guess I'm going to have to blame Mike.
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Re: Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content

#18 Post by arjaybe » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:29 pm

uncle mark wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Using Firefox ESR 45.2.0 installed from a mikeinsantarosa .deb.
Used User Agent Switcher to tell them I was using Chrome and now it's working fine.
Since it appears that DW doesn't like my Firefox, I guess I'm going to have to blame Mike.
No good deed goes unpunished, eh?
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Re: Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content

#19 Post by turtlebay777 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:59 pm

I stopped using Firefox when they started messing about with it from v 57 on. Now I use Waterfox, which is like Firefox used to be.

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Re: Strange -- can't access Distrowatch content

#20 Post by uncle mark » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:14 pm

arjaybe wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:29 pm
uncle mark wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Since it appears that DW doesn't like my Firefox, I guess I'm going to have to blame Mike.
No good deed goes unpunished, eh?
I want a refund.
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