I’m not having the problems this time, but you are. Or so I’m told. If you can see this, then you’re not having problems, I suppose, but they are said to look like:

Your access to this site has been limited

Your access to this service has been temporarily limited. Please try again in a few minutes. (HTTP response code 503)

Reason: Exceeded the maximum global requests per minute for crawlers or humans.

Important note for site admins: If you are the administrator of this website note that your access has been limited because you broke one of the Wordfence blocking rules. The reason your access was limited is: “Exceeded the maximum global requests per minute for crawlers or humans.”.

As an aside, I’ll note that I have a “private” (i.e., I post whatever I feel like on it) blog at wmconnolley.blogspot.com. If every this site doesn’t work, try looking over there.

[Update 2017/07/17:22:00: thank you for your concern (or at least, those of you who were concerned. For the reset, well screw you too :-). I’m told the problems are now over, woot.]

Refs

* The management apologise for any inconvenience

Comments

  1. #1 layzej
    2017/07/16

    Seems to be working (for?) now.

  2. #2 David B. Benson
    2017/07/17

    Takes several tries to get this far.

  3. #3 Julian Frost
    Gauteng North
    2017/07/17

    I’m also getting the error, on this site and at Orac’s. One thing that seems to help is clearing your browsing data.
    I’d also like to confirm what David is saying: that it sometimes takes several tries before the page loads.

  4. #4 Tuomo Niemelä
    2017/07/17

    When I yesterday faced the block screen I thought you are under some kind of DoS.
    A slight inconvinience it only is as the site works regardless, even if clumsily .

  5. #5 Wesley Dodson
    2017/07/17

    Management says there should be no more 503s for the time being.

    [Thanks. Possibly ironically, your email doesn’t work, so my mail saying thanks hasn’t reached you :-) -W]

  6. #6 SteveP
    2017/07/17

    The Environment section seems to be okay now.

    Politics, OTOH, still seems to be quite Borked up at 2 PM EDT.

  7. #7 dave s
    2017/07/17

    Normal service appears to have resumed agane. With that, we bid you goodnight.

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    2017/07/20

    The site is not fixed. For example, I can’t access the back end at all to free comments, post, etc.

    This has been true for a couple of days. I’ve sent several emails to this effect.

    [Are you getting the “Your IP (IP_address) has been flagged for potential security violations. Find out more…” problem? I got that again, today, from home. Happily work doesn’t trigger it much so I can whitelist myself -W]

  9. #9 Hank Roberts
    essential reference material
    2017/07/29

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