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post #1 of 6
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For over a week every time I tried to get byc up, I got a blank page with 'disallowed key characters' written on it.

Even googling it, every avenue gave me 'disallowed key characters'. Finally I tried one more time last night and up came the familiar BYC. Yippee!

however, now when I try to get the 'I've posted'  section up I still get 'disallowed key characters'.

What does this mean? is it my new computer? Because it was working really well on this site for a few weeks- until last week. it still works well on everything else.

Any suggestions?

"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a corn field" Dwight Eisenhower
Yep. And he said that before fire ants took over.
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"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a corn field" Dwight Eisenhower
Yep. And he said that before fire ants took over.
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post #2 of 6

sounds like a virus

 

I would do a very thorough virus scan on your computer before doing or opening anything else, even if you have a "running" scanner, do it manually.
 

Still have the problem and you don't know computes really well, call a friend that does and don't open any folders till you do get is fixed.

post #3 of 6

That's a weird problem for sure!    Here are a few questions that will help us find, duplicate, and hopefully resolve the problem:

•  Which browser and version are you using (eg., Firefox 3.5.9, Internet Explorer 7, etc.)
•  Have you logged out, deleted your internet cache / browser history of files, logged back in, and tried again?
•  Have you tried a different browser (we suggest Firefox or Chrome)?

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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

When I say 'new' computer, I mean new to me. It is an refurbished IBM lenovo.

 But it did allow me to get Internet explorer 8. Which does work quicker.

 

I have deleted history... I have to try and remember how to remove cookies though.

That might take me a while.

I will call in the teenager and bow to his awesomeness. He has no fear when it's my stuff.

 

I have logged out and back in twice, but no luck. I will try to find the cookie and then run a full virus scan.

Thanks. I will let you know when I am successful.

 

At least I can get on to BYC now.

"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a corn field" Dwight Eisenhower
Yep. And he said that before fire ants took over.
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"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a corn field" Dwight Eisenhower
Yep. And he said that before fire ants took over.
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post #5 of 6
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The high school info tech class really is useful. He knows how to remove cookies.

 

But he can't help on the disallowed key characters.

Oh well. I tried it all.

Maybe time will help.

I will return.

"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a corn field" Dwight Eisenhower
Yep. And he said that before fire ants took over.
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"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a corn field" Dwight Eisenhower
Yep. And he said that before fire ants took over.
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

...and now it is working. I must have gremlins.

The virus scan was clean. I have no clue what happened unless NIffty  made it all better.

If so, thank you!

"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a corn field" Dwight Eisenhower
Yep. And he said that before fire ants took over.
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"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a corn field" Dwight Eisenhower
Yep. And he said that before fire ants took over.
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