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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:25 am 
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Please see http://thepaperpusher.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=639162#p639162 for an explanation of and a workaround for this error.

But if you have repetitive strain injury and don't want to click that link for fear of bringing on joint pain:

This error is caused by overzealous application of a security subsystem in Apache that's meant to guard against a host of things, one of them being unwanted adult content. Unfortunately—
(a) the bar for such content is set quite low. A post containing the text "underage girls" can bring down the 403 hammer. ("Wait, if that's so, how come I'm seeing it in this post?" Keep reading.)
(b) configuring the security subsystem to allow such text requires high level sys admin intervention. You must have sys admin rights on the entire box, not just an account on the box.

There is, however, a workaround:
(1) identify the offending bits of text (remember, the defaults are quite prudish)
(2) once identified, interlard them with BBCodes that do not affect any letters. For example
Code:
un[i][/i]derage gi[b][/b]rls

will display as "underage girls" I realize it is a headache, but at least you will be able to post while the powers that be here try to get Gamer (or whomever) to whitelist the SFMB.

That said, WARNING!Image You may find that you can preview your post, only to get hammered by the 403 Forbidden error when you submit. If you look at your BBCoded offended phrase, you'll see why: the BBCodes that did not enclose any letters were removed, and
Code:
under[b][/b]age h[i][/i]ot gi[u][/u]rls

became
Code:
underage
and
Code:
girls
without the prophylactic BBCode.

I recommend composing long posts outside the phpBB editor in vi or WordPad or TextEdit and copypasta the contents to the phpBB editor.

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Last edited by Scissors MacGillicutty on Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:46 am, edited 2 times in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:12 am 
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Test: getting around mod_security by inserting BBCode with null strings:
You can enter the text
underage hot girls
like this:
Code:
under[b][/b]age h[i][/i]ot gi[u][/u]rls

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:09 pm 
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Thank you for that help. It worked for me. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:55 am 
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I was going to ask if this was resolved, but then I realized I could test it myself:
naked teens underage girls
and it seems it has. Good thing! :)

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