The management apologise for more inconvenience

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.]

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Seems to be working (for?) now.

Takes several tries to get this far.

By David B. Benson (not verified) on 16 Jul 2017 #permalink

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.

By Julian Frost (not verified) on 17 Jul 2017 #permalink

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 .

By Tuomo Niemelä (not verified) on 17 Jul 2017 #permalink

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]

By Wesley Dodson (not verified) on 17 Jul 2017 #permalink

The Environment section seems to be okay now.

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

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

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]

By Greg Laden (not verified) on 20 Jul 2017 #permalink