#7230 Legitimate posts containing links blocked

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2014-03-03
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Originally created by: wellread1

Periodically legitimate post containing links are blocked on Allura based forums. Can you describe the rules regarding the density, frequency and/or quantity of links that are permissible in a post so that a legitimate poster can avoid being blocked? Alternatively, is there a way of representing a link so that it easily recognized as a link but is not flagged as link?

I will follow-up this post with a post that caused a problem on the KeePass forum.

Discussion

  • Anonymous - 2014-03-03

    Originally by: wellread1

    Documentation (i.e. README equivalents) is maintained at http://keepass.info/. Links to the official source code for all released KeePass versions is at the bottom of the Downloads page in the other "Other Downloads and Resources" section. The direct link is https://sourceforge.net/projects/keepass/files/

    Links to third-party (unofficial) repositories are not listed in the documentation, but you can find them in this thread.

     
  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2014-03-04
    • Milestone: forge-mar-7 --> forge-backlog
     
  • Anonymous - 2014-03-09

    Originally by: wellread1

    I could not find the default delay option in Tools>Options>Integration or in other option tabs, nor any key containing the sub string "delay" in the keepass.config.xml created after running KeePass installed from the development snapshot KeePass_140309.zip.

    The generated <Integration> key is shown below

    <Integration>
        <HotKeyGlobalAutoType>393281</HotKeyGlobalAutoType>
        <HotKeySelectedAutoType>0</HotKeySelectedAutoType>
        <HotKeyShowWindow>393291</HotKeyShowWindow>
        <HotKeyEntryMenu>0</HotKeyEntryMenu>
        <UrlSchemeOverrides>
            <BuiltInOverridesEnabled>1</BuiltInOverridesEnabled>
            <CustomOverrides />
        </UrlSchemeOverrides>
        <ProxyType>System</ProxyType>
    </Integration>
    
     
  • Anonymous - 2014-03-09

    Originally by: wellread1

    To assist your de-bugging I have posted another example of a blocked post. It is the post immediately preceding this one marked "Post awaiting moderation". It does not contain links but includes an escape character and some Preformatted Text.

     
  • Anonymous - 2014-03-23

    Originally by: wellread1

    I don't recognize KeePass 1.99 for Android or Linux.

    KeePass 2.x is a Windows program. It is available for download from Sourceforge or via the official KeePass site and not from the various 'stores' such as Google Play Store. KeePass 2.x for Windows can also run on Linux and Linux like OSes with the aid of mono (the substitute of Microsoft .NET). Other supporting software may also be required.

    Various third-party ports and packages for Android and Linux are available that use the KeePass 2.x or 1.x file formats. Links to many of these third party applications are provided on the KeePass site for user's convenience, but these are not be confused with KeePass 2.x for Windows.

     
  • Anonymous - 2014-04-09

    Originally by: wellread1

    Works for me. Are you accessing the download via the official download link?: REMOVE_THIS_STRING_http://keepass.info/download.html

     
  • Anonymous - 2014-04-10

    Originally by: wellread1

    KeePass is a Windows program. To use KeePass on a Mac you will need to run KeePass 2.x on mono or install one of the third-party packages or ports for Mac that are listed on the download page http://keepass.info/download.html.

     
  • Anonymous - 2014-04-10

    Originally by: wellread1

    KeePass is a Windows program. To use KeePass on a Mac you will need to run KeePass 2.x on mono or install one of the third-party packages or ports for Mac that are listed on the download page.

    Modified links to bypass SPAM filter

    http_REPLACE_WITH_COLON_//keepass.info/help/v2/setup.html#mono
    http_REPLACE_WITH_COLON_//keepass.info/download.html

     
  • Anonymous - 2014-04-14

    Originally by: wellread1

    The KeePass-2.26-Setup.exe file downloaded from http://keepass.info/download.html works for me when run as a Standard User on Windows 7 Home Premium. The error message the you receive (but I don't) suggests that installer is encountering permissions issues creating temp files in the %TMP% folder. e.g.

    Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted. Error 5: Access is denied"

    When I initiate setup as a Standard User, I am prompted for an administrator password, then a temp folder is created named "is-XXXXX.tmp" (where the XXXXX is a random string, and the "is-" prefix is constant on my system) in the %TMP% directory.

    Some things you could try that won't hurt but might help are:

    • Disk cleanup of temp folders
    • Reboot
    • Install from a different account
     
  • Anonymous - 2014-04-14

    Originally by: wellread1

    It is a bit much when a single link in a moderate sized post trips the SPAM filter.

     
  • Anonymous - 2014-04-26

    Originally by: wellread1

    link(1) <http://keepass.info/help/kb/trigger_examples.html#dbsync>
    
    link(2) <http://keepass.info/download.html>
    
     
  • Anonymous - 2014-04-26

    Originally by: wellread1

    The above blocked post attempted designate the links as preformatted text. No luck.

     
  • Anonymous - 2014-04-26

    Originally by: wellread1

    Posted using IE 11.0.96...

    link(1) <http://keepass.info/help/kb/trigger_examples.html#dbsync>
    
    link(2) <http://keepass.info/download.html>
    
     
  • Anonymous - 2014-04-26

    Originally by: wellread1

    The problem is not browser specific. Last post is from IE, all previous posts are from Firefox

     
  • Anonymous - 2014-06-09

    Originally by: wellread1

    Since importing is a one time operation, it may be time efficient to import on a Windows machine, then copy the database to your linux machine.

    There is no KeePass 2.26 for Linux/Ubuntu on the KeePass website.

    KeePass 2.x is a program that is written and optimized for .NET on Windows but can run using Mono on other OSes. Linux & Linux like OSes can run only Mono. When KeePass is run on Mono, all features may not be available and compatibility issues do arise. Since the developer does make Mono specific fixes and workarounds you should visit this forum regularly and search for Mono specific issues and fixes.

    Where can we get it?

    Various third-party distribution packages, and/or instructions to assist installation of KeePass 2.x on Linux using Mono are available via the download page in the Contributed/Unofficial KeePass Packages section and in Help under Running KeePass under Mono(http://keepass.info/help/v2/setup.html#mono).

    If you would prefer a file compatible, third-party KeePass port to linux that does not depend on Mono, you may want to investigate KeePassX. The alpha version of this program supports 2.x database files (.kdbx). KeePassX is not supported on this site.

     
  • Anonymous - 2014-06-09

    Originally by: wellread1

    I thought this issue was in the past since I have not experienced an episode in the last 6 weeks. As the post above illustrates it still occurs.

     
  • Anonymous - 2014-09-24

    Originally by: wellread1

    when I open it it will not load all my passwords, keeps telling me to download new version which it did automatically through the start apps.

    Did you by any chance download KeePass from a "portable apps" page rather than the official KeePass download site? KeePass itself can notify you of an available update if you have checked 'Check for updates at KeePass startup' in Tools>Options>Advanced(tab)>Start and Exit(section)' but the KeePass update process itself is deliberately manual. KeePass will never automatically download, install, upgrade itself. Most especially, KeePass would never suggest or automatically perform an edition change from 1.x to 2.x. These are separate programs.

    From your description it sounds like something, but not KeePass, did a forced install of KeePass 2.x. The 1.x database format (.kdb file) is not compatible with the 2.x database format (.kdbx file). You need to run KeePass 1.x to read and use your existing 1.x database.

    I suggest the following actions:

    1. First find your .kdb file and make a note of its location. If you use a key file do the same for that. Make temporary copies of these files and place them in a safe place so they don't get accidentally get deleted (KeePass won't delete them but some unauthorized uninstaller might.)
    2. Look for your original installation of portable KeePass 1.x. If you can find it,
      • Run the KeePass.exe (double click on it).
      • Verify that it is KeePass 1.x (Help>About KeePass)
      • Use File>Open to navigate to your password database (.kdb file) and open it.
    3. You should be done at this point unless you could not find your original KeePass 1.x installation, and/or you need to remove installed versions of KeePass 2.x or 1.x. If so, complete steps 4 & 5 as necessary

    4. look in Windows "Programs and Features" for installed versions of KeePass. Remove all installed versions and, for information, make a note of what version each is, the installation date, and the publisher.

    5. Access the official KeePass download site at http://keepass.info/download.html and download Classic Edition KeePass 1.27 portable (lower left big green button). Follow the instructions to install. After installing:
      • Run KeePass from the location you just installed it in.
      • Use File>Open to navigate to your password database (.kdb file) and open it.
     
  • Anonymous - 2014-09-24

    Originally by: wellread1

    The forum software is blocking posts containing links again. This is the second instance in as many days. See the preceding post with a "Post awaiting moderation" message.

     

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