My Blog is down

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  • #804223

    kiwimana
    Member

    Hi,

    When people visit my blog they get:-

    >>Uh Oh!

    Something has gone wrong with our servers. It’s probably Matt’s fault.

    We’ve just been notified of the problem.

    Hopefully this should be fixed ASAP, so kindly reload in a few minutes and things should be back to normal.
    <<

    Is something wrong with the site and can Matt please fix it, its been like this for over 24 hour now?

    Thanks

    Gary
    http://kiwimana.co.nz

    The blog I need help with is kiwimana.co.nz.

    #804418

    airodyssey
    Member

    It’s probably Matt’s fault.

    That’s just a joke, which probably refers to the founder of WordPress.com.

    I tagged this thread so that WordPress.com staff takes a look.

    #804419

    timethief
    Member

    I have had this error message in the past. I did what it instructed me to do. I waited and then tried again and experienced success.

    #804448

    Thanks for reporting this. We’re looking into it.

    #804491

    kiwimana
    Member

    Thanks Andrew, that would be great. Just checked and its still down tonight…

    Thanks…Gary

    #804497

    westi
    Staff

    @kiwimana – I’ve looked into the issue on your site and it was caused by the pasting of nearly 200,000 IPs addresses into the Comment Blacklist in the Discussion Options for your site. This field is designed for you to enter a few bad phrases or IP Addresses and not 1000’s

    Your site is working again now but will break again if you put that long list of IP Addresses back into the setting – was there a specific issue you were trying to resolve by doing this?

    #804498

    raincoaster
    Member

    Holy crap, even I don’t have that many enemies.

    #804499

    zool85
    Member

    Changing password will do some magic here :).

    #804502

    kiwimana
    Member

    Oh thanks guys, yes that was me. I was adding the spammers Ip addresses, as we were getting a lot of blog spam. I won’t try and add that many again.

    Sorry…Gary

    #804504

    timethief
    Member

    IP addresses are not unique identifiers and have not been for over a decade now. ISPs like to save money by placing hundreds of us in the same IP block. The result of blackinlisting means hundreds of people in the same IP block who could be legitimate commenters will automatically send them to Moderation so that their comments do not appear on the blog. Do note though that if they are determined, they can use a different email address or username to get around that. Also, all note all they would have to do is go to a wi-fi hot spot, or connect via a different ISP and they could get around that.

    You have complete control comment moderation. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-moderation If your blog is public others can, of course, read it. They can submit comments but you can Moderate all comments and choose which ones to approve or not.

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