White page o' death

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May 20, 2010

White page o' death by dlf at 5:19 AM (1,124 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. dlf
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    Probably going to sound strange. But on another forum I visit, there's one thread I probably visit more than the rest of the site, all fine and dandy, right? Except for the past couple days (and probably weeks) I am UNABLE to get the FIRST PAGE of the topic and ONLY that page, the rest of the site and topic I can VISIT.

    I have cleared my cache, cookies, tried multiple browsers & computers. Reformatted as well (albeit not because of this) and I still can't get to the page when I am in my account on the site.
     
  2. monkat

    Banned monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    Either way it is almost certainly server-side, barring some sort of divine sequence of coincidences.

    Can you access the page on a different account / no account on the forums?

    If not then it is obviously down for everyone. Nothing you can really do aside from tell the administrators, who probably can't do much about it anyway.

    If you can, then there's a problem with your account. I would, again, talk to the forum admin.
     
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    When I am not in my account on the site, I can access the page but once I log in (regardless of browser or computer) WHITE PAGE! Far as I know I have a good account, but why ONE PAGE of the ENTIRE site instead of the whole site, or the message board the topic is posted in?
     
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    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Completely off topic, but why is it that whenever something bad happens, it always has to fit the

    "The (color) (noun) of death" format?
     
  5. monkat

    Banned monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    Same reason every remake on the Wii is a Wiimake, and every game console in the 80s was a Nintendo, 90s Playstation to uninformed people. It's just de facto rule.
     
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    Here's something even stranger now. I just flipped the topic order around (newest post on the first page, oldest @ the back) and now I can get to "page 1" but not the last page (which used to be page 1). What the heck? Far as i can tell when I am logged out, there should be nothing on that page affecting me.
     
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    Maybe there's some sort of virus on the page and your firewall blocks the page. I haven't got a clue.
     
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    I bet there's a script running on that page that's corrupt or purposefully malicious? But it is strange that you can get on it when not logged in?
     
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    I could ask the administrator if I could make a second account and see what that does. I doubt that'd help. Why would one person get this and not more --- before & after I reformat this computer (albeit I didn't reformat because of this problem).
     
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    I think I just did the brown shite of death.
     
  11. Slyakin

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    It could be malicious code on that topic's page.


    Do you run FireFox, or any browser with a script blocker? That might remedy the problem, but be warned: if it IS your script blocker, something dangerous could be on that page. :\
     
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    Why would I be able to get to it if I am not in my account, but once I log in I am unable to? I found the problem: I had posts set to 20 / page, instead of 10. Somehow I guess it was too much for the parser (I think?) to handle.
     

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