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    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 19th Apr 17, 2:15 PM
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    Unable to post your message. Please try again (and get your IP address banned)
    • #1
    • 19th Apr 17, 2:15 PM
    Unable to post your message. Please try again (and get your IP address banned) 19th Apr 17 at 2:15 PM
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    The following errors occurred with your submission
    1. Unable to post your message. Please try again.




    I just like this Microsoft-style message, absolutely uninformative and, hence, pointless

    What I tried to post was:
    http://www.barclays.co.uk/Otheraccounts/Currencyaccounts/ForeignCurrencyAccount/P1242557963858
    Cheques in all currencies – collection
    • ...
    • £100 and above equivalent – 0.25% of cheque’s value. Min £16 max £40
    Cheques in all currencies – negotiation dependent on foreign bank
    • ...
    • £100 and above equivalent – 0.25% of cheque’s value. Min £9, max
    £60 (plus correspondents’ charge £6 which applies only when
    currency differs from that of the country where the cheque is drawn)
    ...
    Then again:

    This forum requires that you wait 30 seconds between posts. Please try again in 16 seconds.

    If you were "Unable to post", why do I have to wait for 30 seconds?

    ETA: I was able to post after clicking "Go Advanced"

    ETA2: even worse, as a result of this polite "Please try again" my IP address got banned by "the administrator". I reported this using the suggested online form and deliberately decided not to change the address to see whether any action will be taken to rectify this.
    Last edited by grumbler; 20-04-2017 at 8:42 AM.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
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    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 20th Apr 17, 5:28 PM
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    • #2
    • 20th Apr 17, 5:28 PM
    • #2
    • 20th Apr 17, 5:28 PM
    ... decided not to change the address to see whether any action will be taken to rectify this.
    Originally posted by grumbler
    27 hours and counting... No action.
    What if I were on a static IP and without access to a VPN?
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 21st Apr 17, 9:26 AM
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    • #3
    • 21st Apr 17, 9:26 AM
    • #3
    • 21st Apr 17, 9:26 AM
    Time for a new bank?
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    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 21st Apr 17, 9:35 AM
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    • #4
    • 21st Apr 17, 9:35 AM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 9:35 AM
    what bank?
    The quoted was my reply to some question on the Bank Accounts Board. Barclays is one of very few banks offering onshore currency accounts.
    Last edited by grumbler; 21-04-2017 at 9:38 AM.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 21st Apr 17, 9:55 AM
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    • #5
    • 21st Apr 17, 9:55 AM
    • #5
    • 21st Apr 17, 9:55 AM
    Ah, I see, it was MSE being as helpful as it can be...... Sorry, misunderstood and thought you were trying to communicate with Barclays. I have found that messages sent online to banks can go unanswered for WEEKS, even when they are apparently successfully transmitted.

    (And now noticed that the post is in 'site feedback'. Hmm. One might hope that MSE staff read this thread......)
    I'm the Board Guide on the Matched Betting; Referrers and Jobseeking & Training boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.

    The good folk of the matched betting board are now (I hope!) supporting Macmillan, in memory of Fifigrace. Visit
    https://www.gofundme.com/running-the-leeds-10k-for-macmillan
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 21st Apr 17, 2:03 PM
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    • #6
    • 21st Apr 17, 2:03 PM
    • #6
    • 21st Apr 17, 2:03 PM
    Hi grumbler

    Do you only get the problem when you try to post that same message?
    Could you do with a Money Makeover?


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    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 21st Apr 17, 2:18 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 2:18 PM
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    • 21st Apr 17, 2:18 PM
    Well, after you asked I tried to make a new identical post in the same thread (Quick Reply) http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5636168

    And yes, I get the same problem.

    This time I am wiser and ignore your "Please try again". I don't want the VPN IP address blocked too.

    And yes, I posted many other messages later, including in that thread - without any problems.

    ETA: looking at your new thread, it's worth saying that first time I did quote the text directly from Barclays' online pdf document. However, today I copied&pasted the content from my old post here.
    Last edited by grumbler; 21-04-2017 at 2:41 PM.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 24th Apr 17, 12:46 PM
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    • #8
    • 24th Apr 17, 12:46 PM
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    • 24th Apr 17, 12:46 PM
    Thanks grumbler, I suggest not copying and pasting from PDF and see what happens
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    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 24th Apr 17, 4:53 PM
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    • #9
    • 24th Apr 17, 4:53 PM
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    • 24th Apr 17, 4:53 PM
    Thanks grumbler, I suggest not copying and pasting from PDF and see what happens
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    As I said
    ..., after you asked I tried to make a new identical post in the same thread (Quick Reply) http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5636168

    And yes, I get the same problem.

    ....

    ... I copied&pasted the content from my old post here [in that thread].
    I thought it was clear
    Last edited by grumbler; 24-04-2017 at 5:01 PM.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 24th Apr 17, 4:59 PM
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    grumbler
    27 hours and counting... No action.
    What if I were on a static IP and without access to a VPN?
    Originally posted by grumbler
    Five days and counting...

    The 'administrator' can't care less or simply ignores the reports that we are asked to submit and are wasting our time on.

    I give up and am changing the IP address. Let's hope some unlucky MSE member doesn't accidentally get my old blocked one in the future.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 24th Apr 17, 10:30 PM
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    I had the same problem, it involved copy and paste from a PDF file.

    Apparently the system thinks your a spammer and automatically blocks your IP address.

    I did get a responce from the IT team, they are unable to rectify the problem, you have to change your IP address, I'm not that technically minded so googled my router settings, and (eventually) managed to change it, so unblocking my account.

    Just be careful what you try to copy an paste to avoid it happening again.

    In there defence, this is a Hugh site, and the admins are part time volunteers, as am I, so can't respond to every email.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Credit File And Ratings, and
    Bankruptcy And Living With It, boards. "I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly".
    Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.

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    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 24th Apr 17, 11:31 PM
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    Well, I had two problems actually and the first one seems not to be related to pdf/word.

    Secondly, I reported the exact IP address that was erroneously/incorrectly blocked and naively expected it to be unblocked by the party that made the error. It's not a hard job to delete an entry in the list even without replying.

    Otherwise, what's the point in asking to report if the IP gets blocked with no reason?!

    And, finally, people on a static IP address can't change it easily and often don't want to. They have it on purpose.
    Last edited by grumbler; 24-04-2017 at 11:37 PM.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 25th Apr 17, 12:47 PM
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    grumbler
    Well, I had two problems actually and the first one seems not to be related to pdf/word.
    Originally posted by grumbler
    This block of text now comes from Microsoft Notepad:
    Code:
    http://www.barclays.co.uk/Otheraccounts/Currencyaccounts/ForeignCurrencyAccount/P1242557963858
    
    
    Cheques in all currencies – collection • ... • £100 and above equivalent – 0.25% of cheque’s value. Min £16 max £40 Cheques in all currencies – negotiation dependent on foreign bank • ... • £100 and above equivalent – 0.25% of cheque’s value. Min £9, max £60 (plus correspondents’ charge £6 which applies only when currency differs from that of the country where the cheque is drawn) ...
    - And I still can't post it via 'Quick Reply' in the original thread http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5636168 :
    Unable to post your message. Please try again.
    Last edited by grumbler; 25-04-2017 at 12:51 PM.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
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