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"exceeded maximum number of log in attempts"

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:02 pm
by jacquemarie
Whenever I try to log in, it always tells me I've exceeded the maximum number of log in attempts. Whether I have my un/pw autofilled or I manually type them in, I have to re do it and solve a captcha. It's not a big deal, but mildly annoying and inconvenient.

Is this happening to anyone else? Is it something with my browser (Chrome) that I can change so it stops doing that? LOL It also logs me out after like 3-4 pages even if I click remember me from time to time

Re: "exceeded maximum number of log in attempts"

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:19 pm
by Ogrim
Yes this happens to me as well quite often. It is part of the admins' effort to keep spammers away. I don't think it matters what browser you use, I've had those messages both in Safari and Microsoft Edge.

I agree it is annoying, but I also understand the need to stop spammers accessing the forum.

Re: "exceeded maximum number of log in attempts"

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:31 pm
by MorkTheFiddle
It affects me, too. I think it affects everyone, so you are not alone nor being singled out.

Re: "exceeded maximum number of log in attempts"

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:25 pm
by lingua
I also get them. Not every time but most of the time. I didn't realize it was by design.

Re: "exceeded maximum number of log in attempts"

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:39 pm
by tangleweeds
Yeah, I think it's an added homebrew layer of spammer-block.

I used to think something was malfunctioning since I hadn't been logging in repeatedly, but eventually realized it was basically a human-logic capcha to keep out robots.

Re: "exceeded maximum number of log in attempts"

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:13 pm
by rdearman
It is a captcha. But actually the problem is we are running across 6 AWS servers not just on one monolith server. Which means we use load balances across severs. Sometimes the cookies used to track your sessions between machines screws up and it makes you relogin. So the load balance has pushed you to a less loaded server, but lost your session data. Very annoying for everyone, but we have too many concurrent users to have a single server.

EMK wants to change the load config, but doesn't have time right now.