Gil Elvgren, 1949.

Yesterday some bloggers that tried to comment here (including me), were getting an Error 403 “Your Internet Protocol address is listed on a blacklist of addresses involved in malicious or illegal activity…..”.

Oooops! Had I been a bad girl without even knowing it? *giggles*

One of the great things with WordPress is that there always are a lot of helpful people with good WP knowledge out there to get help from!

First thing I did was to go to Support Forums and did a search on Error 403. There I could get on the track at once, pointing to my spam Plugin Bad Behavior.

So my Bad Behavior had a very bad behavior ;-)

Me? I’m just nice as a chilled glass of Dom Perignon sparkling down your throat…. *giggles*

In there I found a comment leading me to one blog that had a link to the creator of the Bad Behavior plugin which had already made a new version of the plugin when he had noticed the problem.

Normally I always go directly to the creator of the plugin, because they very often have the solution written down already. This time though I went to the WP Forum since I thought it were a more isolated case of Error.

All I had to do was to download the new version to my computer and upload the files to my webhost space, writing over the old Bad Behavior plugin folder and violá – it worked.

Don’t know what Bad Behavior is?

It’s an excellent spam plugin together with Akismet spam plugin (that comes bundled with the WordPress installation). I hardly get any spam any more since I installed those two. That’s also why you don’t need to fill in that annoying word verification when you’re submitting comments here.

Read my old post from February when I had installed it: I Love Bad Behavior (or go to the creator in the link above).

I haven’t got the time to move my Mom’s Blogger blog to WordPress yet as I wrote in the post below, but it will come a report of it soon, promise!

Cheers my dears :grin:

Captain ♥WP Lifecruiser

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Yule Market in Oslo

11 Comments on “My Bad Behavior Was Bad”

    Sword Girl said:

    I LOVE WP! :mrgreen:

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    Sword Girl said:

    I tried to post a comment on Caledonia’s site, but it looks like the Bad Behaviour plugin is doing the same “Error 403″.

    Hope ya feel better Caledonia!!

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    Gattina said:

    Thanks for your comment. Of course I don’t know if this new Blogger draft thing works, but so far I haven’t had any complaints and now with your comment I arrived here of course through Blogger profile but when I click on Blogger links I always land up in the profile and never directly on a blog. So it makes no difference for me. That’s why I put behind Writer Cramps (main) and Keyhole pictures (photos only) so that people are not mislead. It is really annoying when somebody has 5 blogs and doesn’t specify the one I should open. I didn’t change my comment area to not even allow nicknames? I don’t even know how to do it. I just took Blogger draft that’s all.
    I think in a while it will get better remember the hurrican through Blogger when they started Blogger in beta ? Now the comments are in “beta”. What next ?
    Yesterday little Rosie has been spayed but she jumped already around just after the surgery, it’s amazing what they do today, she has no cut no stitches just a little shaved square !
    We have a storm here with rain !! Wonderful !


    Well, I have blogger so this isn’t available. Good that you know what to do. WordPress does have some good plugins that the blogger world would love to have. Have a great day. :)

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    RennyBA said:

    WP rules and so do you as you are at your best when you are the baddest :lol:

    Btw: I know you’ve been busy like me, but finally I’ve posted as promised about The Yule Marked in Oslo and invite all Cyber Cruise member (and everyone else for that matter!) to get some Christmas spirit :arrow:

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    Tim said:

    Your blog looks so nice, I would love to show it to my girlfriend Jen. And I hope that there will be not the error again, too ;-)


    Maribeth said:

    I use movable type and I also have my webmaven, Megan. She pretty much keeps me out of trouble!

    raja said:

    Hello Captain…. You know one thing. I searched for my blog reactions in Technorati. It returned my page , but with name ” 403 forbidden” and not ‘ Intellectual Idiots”. I thought , that im forbidden from other blogs :smile:

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    Neena (NeenMachine) said:

    You seem to have taken that fix in stride. I sometimes get a bit frazzled when things don’t work as they should. The possibility that it is something major brings on the fear – but it is usually something quite simple. The WordPress Codex is an excellent resource.

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    Oh good. You have it corrected. I was so shocked when I was told I was blacklisted for spamming.

    Women who have good behaviour don’t normally make it to history. hehehe….

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    aka R'acquel said:

    It gets a bit scary when things go haywire. Good to hear it cleared up well. ;)

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