Just wanted to keep everyone in the loop. If you encounter an issue where you cannot post or comment, but voting is functioning correctly, it is most likely because we have implemented a block for VPN & Tor users. If you are using these services, you can still take part in activities such as voting, reporting posts, and performing other passive actions on the site. We implemented this restriction because of users posting illegal content.

See https://lemmy.world/post/11571711

While we value our users’ right to privacy, we also prioritize the protection of both ourselves and our users. We want to emphasize that we weigh the pros and cons of restrictions like these with the entire team. We do not take these actions lightly, and we hope everyone understands the reasoning behind it.

  • @[email protected]
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    104 months ago

    I image with how techy and fos lemmy tends to be, I’m sure there’s a ton of people using VPNs, so a lot of people will probably run into that issue.

    • JelloeaterA
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      54 months ago

      It’ll come up in a curl or httpie request. All our WAF errors have meaningful returns, I make sure of it ❤️

      • @WhatsHerBucket
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        43 months ago

        I know I’m late to the party here, but sadly there is nothing obvious if you are on a desktop browser. The only feedback you get is an endless spinning gear.

        I just found this post from a search and I’m sad I can’t connect with a VPN. :(

        • JelloeaterA
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          13 months ago

          Ah, yeah, I wish there was a better way to let clients and browsers know. I’ll add a note to the sidebar at least.