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CAROLYN0107
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6/3/13 1:22 A

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From January 31st until May 15th I was unable to post SparkPeople blogs. Then I chatted with an IT person and found he suggested using a VPN, a software which hides my ISP as for some reason SparkPeople was BLOCKING my blogs. I can now blog using a VPN, a virtual ISP number.

I live on one country in Africa but pay for satellite internet from another country. However our ISP number's are often given out of Germany so I'm not sure why SP would block Germany. Or sometimes our ISP numbers might be out of a French speaking country somewhere because the advertising on Google and on SP changes from German to French when in fact, I speak English.

Anyway, I wanted SP to know that the reason I could not blog is that for some reason SP blocked my ISP. Now I can blog using a vpn. Others may have the same problem.

By the way, SP has a lot of flag Emoticons but still does not have one for Gabon where I work.





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2/21/13 11:05 P

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Anne,
Thanks for your message. I just tried to post using my Ipod Touch and that seemed to disconnect from the network and would not proceed to post either. I'll talk with my Network manager to see if he has any ideas as I really want to blog again. I did post a few times in January though so nothing much makes sense. I'll post here again if I can post again.
Thanks again.



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2/21/13 4:45 P

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Depending on how CCleaner is set up, you may still want to manually delete all the cookies in your browser just to be sure your browser isn't showing you a cached version of the page. You can also check to make sure that you have the latest version of your browser(s) installed. If there are any extensions, add-ons, etc., you can disable those to see if one of them may be interfering with that.

The only other suggestion that I have is that if you are behind a firewall or have security software installed on your computer, there might be a setting there that is prohibiting you from accessing that page. Since there are so many various firewalls and security options available, we are unable to provide specific instructions for that.

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2/21/13 12:44 P

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DRAGONCHILDE... I did not imply say nor imply that SP and Blogger were connected.

I frequently use CCleaner to delete cookies. I also have deleted the cache and then restarted my browser....several times. I just did it again but was unable to post again.
I have tried to post using three different browsers and on two different computers. I get the same message below.

I'm thinking it might be something with my server since it's not my browsers nor my computers otherwise something would work.

Until December I had a blogging streak of blogging at least twice a week for 146 weeks. Over a year of those weeks was done with this computer or my second one, both of which won't let me blog now. I was able to blog a few random times in January but now not at all in February. I try to blog every few days but nothing works!!!!!

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Thanks for your suggestions.

Forgot to say that my modem at the house must frequently get reset so that's not the problem either.

Edited by: CAROLYN0107 at: 2/21/2013 (12:45)
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Blogger is unrelated to SP, so your ability to post there really doesn't mean you'll be able to post here. Different platforms. :)

Have you tried clearing your cookies and cache, and closing t he browser and restarting after doing so? You might also try resetting your modem at home.

It sounds like there's a miscommunication somewhere on the backside with the servers.

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I was able to post blogs a few times in January but not at all in February. Yesterday I tried to post on three browsers and on two different computers. Each time I get the same message:

The connection was reset

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.


The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.



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12/30/12 3:24 P

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Thanks for the Gmail link. My problem was that after verifying the time and time zone... I needed to restart my browser. That problem solved. Thanks.

I still can't post a SP blog. I'll keep working on it.

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12/30/12 1:39 P

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I was able to post a test blog (and removed it) in your account without any trouble. If you are certain you are not having connection problems, there may be a setting or something else on your computer or your network that is blocking your access.

Edited by: AASLP___ at: 12/30/2012 (13:39)
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12/30/12 11:51 A

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Anne,
POP up works ok and I get my whole blog written but it does not post and I get that message, losing my blog. I have started to copy my blog and then paste it into another browser but still, it does not post. I have tried with and without photos. I have blogged from this African site for 3+ years without problems until this month. I can post my blogger.com blog but not my sparkpeople.com blog.

The timing thing is really strange since my computer is correct but both gmail and the facebook game are off. I'll keep investigating.

Thanks.

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Thanks! Just to clarify, when exactly are you getting that message? Is it when you click to add a blog, or is it after you have text in the pop-up window, when you press submit?

Regarding the timing, I am not sure why that would be happening aside from the clock on your computer being set incorrectly. Here is some information from the gmail help section about that: support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=e
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12/30/12 11:03 A

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Hi Ann, thanks for responding. The message I get each time I try to post is this:

The connection was reset


The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.




The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Above is the message I get but I could post my SP blog entries before and I can post my blogger.com blog.

I also tried posting my SP blog from two different cities, two different Internet systems so that can not be the cause.

There is another thing that has just started happening in the last few days. On facebook I play Words with Friends. When I play and then my friend plays immediately, rather than say they posted 1 minute ago, it says they posted 7 hours ago. Then I just sent a letter using Gmail and it has the time that it was sent as 7 hours previously. This did not happen except for the past few days and can not be related to me not being able to post my SP blog.

My computer has time and date correct (12/30/2012 5:01pm) and so is SP correct (My Date and Time: 12/30/2012 5:01:01 PM).

Now I'm even more baffled. Any help is appreciated.

Edited by: CAROLYN0107 at: 12/30/2012 (11:04)
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Hi,

Can you give more information about what happens when you try to post a blog? Is there an error message of any sort?

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12/30/12 10:17 A

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From December 2009 until December 10, 2012 I had a streak to post a SP blog twice a week. My longest streak was 146 weeks, with only one week missing in 147 or so weeks. Since December 10, 2012 I have written many blogs but I have been unable to post not ONE blog.

December 11, 2012 I moved from the States back to Africa so since leaving the States I have been unable to post my blogs. All of my blogs between December 2009 and December 2911 WERE posted from Africa so that should NOT have been a problem. I have the same computer that I had in 2011. My SP is set correctly for current date and time where I live on the equator. I can write my SP blog, I just can not post it, with or without photos.

Other observations:
1. I can post my personal blogger.com blog with the Firefox blogger.
2. I can not post my SP blog using Firefox, IE nor Google Chrome.
3. My blog followers are beginning to come to my page to ask me if I ever did get back to Africa but I am unable to write a blog to let them know that I am here!!

Please, what changed with SP that I am now unable to post a SP blog? How can this be fixed?

Thanks for any technical help that you can give me.

Frustrated in the JUNGLE......
Carolyn
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