disallowed key character, Huh?

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by 3goodeggs, May 4, 2012.

  1. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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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?
     
  2. Darklingstorm

    Darklingstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    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)?
     
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    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.
     
  5. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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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.
     
  6. 3goodeggs

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    ...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!
     

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