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Why can't I log onto certain forums?

  • As of today, I'm unable to access certain forums I regularly visit. The main forum I can no longer access through Opera is the Bethesda Game Studios forum here:

    Whenever I try to access that through Opera, I get the "403 Forbidden" error with nginx underneath it.

    I have no trouble accessing the BGS forums with Chrome or Firefox, so this would seem to be an Opera issue. The odd part is that it started earlier today in the middle of an Opera session; I browsed the BGS forums, made a couple of posts, left the forums to browse other sites, then came back only to discover I could no longer access BGS.

    Any idea what's going on and how I can fix this?

  • I'm assuming you're on a Presto version of Opera.
    Identify as Firefox using site preferences and it works fine.
    I ran across this myself on another site the other day, it blocked access completely when identified as Opera.
    I guess the server blocks browsers it doesn't recognise.

  • Double post.

  • Thanks Dave, that did the trick! 🙂 Wonder why this just started happening today?