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  • [Forum] Conundrum in thread titles

    No change to current software, or settings.
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    But 24 hours ago the Forum stopped opening any thread that had a title that included any part in parenthesis, even those years old.

    Remove the () and the thread opens.

    Create a thread with () in the title works, but then doesn't allow access.

    Error messages were worded thusly:

    You have reached here from **** looking for /showthread.php?80330-The-Staff-s-quot-Blow-Off-Steam-Thread-quot-(Occasional-strong-language-and-drink)/page6 However the resource you are seeking is not available here.
    Anyone seen or experienced this kind of issue? Or can offer any suggestions on why and how to get back to 'normal'?


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  • #2
    Sounds like a change on the server to try and prevent SQL queries. The change is too aggressive. You should contact your hosting provider.
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    Wayne Luke
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    • jagtpf
      jagtpf commented
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      Thank you Wayne, will investigate.

  • #3
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    I suspect this was caused by a recent rules update to mod_security. These are industry standard rules, and vBulletin should really work with these rules. I have disabled them on your domain, which weakens the security on your site.
    Disabling whatever change was made appears to have 'cured' the issue, but I'll keep a further eye on things.

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    • #4
      Ideally, the parenthesis really be stripped from the URL. Unfortunately, I do not know what code to modify off hand to do this. Since this is vBulletin 4, I suggest asking on vBulletin.org. Someone there may know.
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      Wayne Luke
      The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
      vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
      vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
      I am not currently available for vB Messenger Chats.

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      • jagtpf
        jagtpf commented
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        Thanks Wayne.

        I'm not prepared to compromise on Forum security, so I've asked the host to re-instate the rules and we shall live accordingly.

        Thanks for your time and patience, much appreciated.
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