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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby CdtFox » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:54 am

Deviss wrote:
Anakin wrote:yes but I don't know why Germany is first not blocked, than blocked, unblocked and blocked again.

==EDIT==

i needed to switch my proxy, since zend2.com cannot access anymore.

Please fix the german block bug. I really hate this proxy work around

me still blocked, argentina :S, i suggest VPNBOOK :) i am using it


Or AnonymoX, if you are a Mozilla Firefox user...this is a free addon https://www.anonymox.net/en

There also for chrome users: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/anonymox/icpklikeghomkemdellmmkoifgfbakio

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby Anakin » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:49 am

I'm using hide.me with edge.
But it's not a solution, it's a work around. Since Germany shouldn't be blocked (not listed in guru's post) i hope that guru will have a look at it, when he has the time to do so.

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby Darth-Erik » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:37 am

Hi
I'm blocked as well, I live in Sweden and the only way I could get in now was to use a proxy website and I'd rather not have to do that everytime I want to visit :cry:


Edit:
I emailed you Guru on your guru@gametoast.com email

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby Anakin » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:20 am

:shock: i just was on my github page and watched the traffic. most of it came from GT :P and i was interested in the topic from where the most people come. I clicked on it and it said this: http://gametoast.com/viewtopic.php

But i could access the site :D i was very surprised since i haven't checked it in the last month.

I don't know who fixed it, i don't know when it was fixed, but GERMANY can access GT without proxy again!!!!!

Thank you guys

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby guru » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:33 pm

I removed the block on de,Ireland , some Europe enjoy

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby Anakin » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:48 am

Thank you so much :D

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby TheMastermindOfMaom » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:16 pm

Can you remove it from Greece?

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby _DeltaForce_ » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:00 pm

I was convinced SWBF2 was now dead entirely, as I couldn't reach Gametoast for weeks or months! Maybe you should re-consider blocking a whole country because of some attacks from that country... Or send out an eMail to everyone, so people know? There is an eMail address connected to each account, right?

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby guru » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:07 pm

Gametoast is a hobby and a game I no longer mod but I keep this live even though we have zero donations and continue to use 250 gigs of bandwidth every month which is costly. The server this site resides on is part of a cluster of busy hosting servers and due to abuse and continuous hack attempts we have worked with our providers to block countries via firewall that waste traffic with spam email and guessing ftp password literally millions upon millions of attempts daily, those ip addresses are from a known common blacklist and in general they keep costs low and bad hacking issues completely gone. Sadly many visitors from a lot of these countries probably do buy online and support valid email usage and don't hack but once they are considered 'abuse countries' it's actually better to just block all and unblock only As people call in and prove otherwise.

Anyhow
If you want to support the site you can donate to guru@gametoast.com PayPal and let
Me know your country code and I'll be glad to whitelist it. Right now I'm funding it all and abuse is rampant so it's best how we
Have it setup.

Regarding site email: a lot of people don't reply or read the emails from this site so that doesn't work. It's a free site and
The terms explain its no service guarantee as such, im glad you all enjoy the site and I hope the few countries ive whitelisted including Brazil are
Helpful to your access. Use the force ~~~

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby _DeltaForce_ » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:45 am

250 gigs is a lot. I honestly didn't expect as much! I can understand the necessity for this step.

guru wrote:Regarding site email: a lot of people don't reply or read the emails from this site so that doesn't work.

I guess the people who want to visit the site will read the eMail eventually when they realize they cannot reach the site continuously. Using a proxy or VPN is fine I guess if it helps keeping the site up and running. But if you don't even know the site still exists (I really was convinced it was shut down lastly), you don't even try. I actually didn't think about this possibility that my access was just blocked.

Anyways, I'd like to donate. Not entirely sure how PayPal works, though. Do I have to choose the option "Send money to friends and family" in "Send & Request" (other option would be "Pay for goods and services")? If so, it says "It's free when you use your bank or balance in EUR within the EU.", is that a problem (I guess you are not in EU)?

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby guru » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:41 am

I usually have people choose the option to send as gift then PayPal takes no fees at all on both ends, just create a paypal
Account and send your destined amount to guru@gametoast.com and it will notify me
Instantly. The costs aren't huge right now but it's not free:

Domain : $18
Hosting monthly : $22@

Thanks for trying to help! Hope we can get some support and I can open the site up to more options

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby TheMastermindOfMaom » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:09 am

Can you unblock Greece?

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby Anakin » Thu May 26, 2016 6:50 am

Germany is blocked again. As far as i noticed since today.

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby Delta-1035 » Mon May 30, 2016 10:38 am

Anakin wrote:Germany is blocked again. As far as i noticed since today.

Same here. (Italy)

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby guru » Mon May 30, 2016 1:38 pm

Due to abuse from a1 which is a generic ip block for anyon using anonymous sites/proxies. I'll check but no other counties have been added or removed in a
While

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby Anakin » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:16 am

Germany is still blocked, but email notification works fine this time

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby Deviss » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:47 am

blocked for Argentina :S

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby guru » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:58 pm

Argentina isn't in the block list that may be an issue with just your ip feel free to pm me your ips I can whitelist
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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby Deviss » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:39 am

guru wrote:Argentina isn't in the block list that may be an issue with just your ip feel free to pm me your ips I can whitelist
Regions

PM sent :D

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Re: Blocked 20 countries fyi

Postby Anakin » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:19 am

sent, too

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