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    #1

    I have been blocked from the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I'd consider it an error. There's no reason not to read it as it was written.

    This is an initialism. As such, it's different from abbreviations like etc. which are normally expanded when reading aloud.
    I know this is not the right section to post my question but I am unable to access the forum. It says I have been blocked. Could you help me please?
    I cannot start a new thread.

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    #2

    Re: I have been blocked from the forum.

    I've moved this post to the Support Forum.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #3

    Re: I have been blocked from the forum.

    There is no block, and has not been one. Please try clearing the cache from your browser and logging in again. Sorry for the inconvenience, but no one here is trying to stop you accessing the forum.

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    #4

    Re: I have been blocked from the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    There is no block, and has not been one. Please try clearing the cache from your browser and logging in again. Sorry for the inconvenience, but no one here is trying to stop you accessing the forum.
    I tried to ask a new question using my phone but I received the same notification again. Click image for larger version. 

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    #5

    Re: I have been blocked from the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    There is no block, and has not been one. Please try clearing the cache from your browser and logging in again. Sorry for the inconvenience, but no one here is trying to stop you accessing the forum.
    It doesn't allow me to post the blocked thread here. I just wanted to show it to make sure it doesn't contain any words that should be blocked. Or maybe it does? I could send the text to a moderator.
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    #6

    Re: I have been blocked from the forum.

    So you're still logged in and you're able to post in this section of the forum. That's a good sign. You can PM the text to me if you like.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  7. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #7

    Re: I have been blocked from the forum.

    Those jpg filenames look odd to me- the first screenshot uses the code for a colour as its filename. I have emailed the webmaster to look into it. I hope it gets cleared up soon.

  8. Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
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    #8

    Re: I have been blocked from the forum.

    That block is happening due to our security layer/firewall provided by Cloudflare. I imagine the filenames are user created in order to upload to the forum.


    I'll take a look into it and see what might be triggering the firewall... sorry for the issues :)
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    #9

    Re: I have been blocked from the forum.

    Rachel has managed to post since then: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...63-18-25-or-60

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    #10

    Re: I have been blocked from the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Those jpg filenames look odd to me- the first screenshot uses the code for a colour as its filename. I have emailed the webmaster to look into it. I hope it gets cleared up soon.
    I just typed those names quickly. I had no idea I was entering a code. It's my fault.

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