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Reddit Blocks Firefox

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  • 6 hours ago

  • @espadrine
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Reddit Blocks Firefox


@brynx97 5 hours

Replying to @espadrine 🎙

I was really worried I had some sort of IP blocked, especially since I switched to a new static IP last night.

On 97.0b3 beta Firefox, disabled all tracking protection, strict privacy settings; same results. Interesting...

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@mrandish 5 hours

Replying to @espadrine 🎙

Fixed for me now...

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@mwnivek 5 hours

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@djhworld 5 hours

Replying to @espadrine 🎙

I'm seeing the same, just a 403 response with the text "Blocked"

Firefox 96.0.1 (64-bit)

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@vlaxx 5 hours

Replying to @espadrine 🎙

Here too, Linux Firefox 95.0.2

Fine on Chrome...

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@LukeBMM 6 hours

Replying to @espadrine 🎙

I just ran into this myself and came to see if others ran into it. I'm blocked (while logged in, with strict settings and NoScript) on Firefox Developer Edition, but it's working on a relatively default (and not logged in) version of plain old Firefox.

{ Edit: tried both old and www with the same results. }

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@badRNG 5 hours

Replying to @espadrine 🎙

I was really worried one of my bots had run awry and got my IP banned. Tried different browsers to see what the issue is, and it seems to be a FireFox issue. Googling "Reddit Blocked" doesn't return anything helpful.

Searching HN was the right way to go.

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@r00fus 5 hours

Replying to @espadrine 🎙

One of the fixes mentioned is to disable http3 in about:config but that doesn't seem to work (macOS12.01/FF96.01) - or was that a different issue?

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@creamyhorror 5 hours

Replying to @espadrine 🎙

It still doesn't work if I switch my user-agent from Firefox to something else. Some other factor?

Works in Edge and Chrome. Let's see how long they take to restore the site this time.

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@kderbyma 5 hours

Replying to @espadrine 🎙

I think it's because Firefox cares about privacy lol

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@t-writescode 5 hours

Replying to @espadrine 🎙

Guess I'm getting more work done today

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@rcMgD2BwE72F 5 hours

Replying to @espadrine 🎙

Idem. <body><pre>Blocked</pre></body>

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@pixelpoet 5 hours

Replying to @espadrine 🎙

They've been introducing all kinds of problems for people using normal browsers on normal computers recently, such as making links non-followable due to random backslash insertions. There's no way they aren't aware of it, billion dollar company etc.

I guess my 12 years of Reddit are over; I refuse to use that horrendous Fisher Price abomination - they seem to want to kill off old reddit and turn it into another facebook with gifs and user avatars and whatnot. No thanks.

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