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Old 08-03-2014   #1
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Default Camel didn't allow me to post because use of a watch brand name?

In a post about product photography I used an example of an expensive watch brand name that starts with the letter "R" (Rolexes), but the site told me I didn't have permission to post the message even though it was 100% about photography.

As soon as I changed "$20,000 (R-Brand watch)" to "$20,000 watch", the post when through.

Maybe it's because the site looks out to spammers advertising fake Rolexes. We'll see if this post goes through with the name intact (maybe I had a hidden character in the name?).

I tried again using the brand name with this post, and again it wouldn't let it go through. I got the following error:
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You don't have permission to access /forum/newthread.php on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


p.s. It only happens if I use the singular of "Rolexes"...it has no issue with the plural.

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Yeah, it is a server side spammy filter that can be a pain in the butt at times, even for admins. Always a delicate balance between locking out the bad dudes, while still allowing proper posts.


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