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Hello to all. I am getting this when trying to get any info from TGDB.net. An error occurred while trying to search TheGamesDB.net The remote server returned an error 403 forbidden. I can enter normally trough the web browser thanks

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optimus0 said Hello to all. I am getting this when trying to get any info from TGDB.net. An error occurred while trying to search TheGamesDB.net The remote server returned an error 403 forbidden. I can enter normally trough the web browser thanks
As far as I know, this is still GDB sadly. They've been having... issues as of late. I will pass this on to Jason however to see if he can't double check to see if its still GDB though. If it is though, all the more reason we want to move on from them.

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SentaiBrad said
optimus0 said Hello to all. I am getting this when trying to get any info from TGDB.net. An error occurred while trying to search TheGamesDB.net The remote server returned an error 403 forbidden. I can enter normally trough the web browser thanks
As far as I know, this is still GDB sadly. They've been having... issues as of late. I will pass this on to Jason however to see if he can't double check to see if its still GDB though. If it is though, all the more reason we want to move on from them.
thanks for the answer. i will wait en check again later, BTW each time that i try to enter GDB trough the web browser it ask for a captcha, i guess that could be the problem

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SentaiBrad said
optimus0 said Hello to all. I am getting this when trying to get any info from TGDB.net. An error occurred while trying to search TheGamesDB.net The remote server returned an error 403 forbidden. I can enter normally trough the web browser thanks
As far as I know, this is still GDB sadly. They've been having... issues as of late. I will pass this on to Jason however to see if he can't double check to see if its still GDB though. If it is though, all the more reason we want to move on from them.
thanks for the answer. i will wait en check again later, BTW each time that i try to enter GDB trough the web browser it ask for a captcha, i guess that could be the problem
That... might actually be it... If they changed an aspect of the how the site works and our method is now obstructed... that could be it. Knowing how a 503 error works compared to a 504, this is most likely the situation. 504 is a denial when the IP tries to connect to the server and fails when trying to connect, a 503 fails when you're trying to get a response back.

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bd000 said @optimus0 are you using a vpn or proxy?
I get errors consistently without the use of either. So while this could contribute to this specific case, GDB has been having unrelated issues as of recent.

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I know, GDB is a pile of turd. However, it was worth mentioning because they can quite often cause these errors.

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SentaiBrad said
bd000 said @optimus0 are you using a vpn or proxy?
I get errors consistently without the use of either. So while this could contribute to this specific case, GDB has been having unrelated issues as of recent.
vpn, i think.

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bd000 said @optimus0 are you using a vpn or proxy?
I get errors consistently without the use of either. So while this could contribute to this specific case, GDB has been having unrelated issues as of recent.
vpn, i think.
Well they're close to similar but not quite. VPN's are generally a paid service. At least good ones. They're generally used to hide the source of your IP address. I'm still not convinced that this is the problem. I am convinced that it is GDB. I don't know if they fixed this, but even editing games was broken. You had to save what you did to an entry in a specific way. Add on this potential CAPTCHA thing... I am starting to think the Lights are on but no one is home type deal.

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Yeah, it's probably the VPN. And the captcha is definitely what is causing the problem. No idea why TGDB would do that...

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Jason Carr said Yeah, it's probably the VPN. And the captcha is definitely what is causing the problem. No idea why TGDB would do that...
Bot protection. Isn't that generally the main reason for implementing them? To stop applications like LaunchBox?

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Well, the point would be to stop *malicious* apps. Unless they've changed their minds, LaunchBox has always had full permissions to use TGDB.

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They could be simply blocking the ip of the vpn. Too many requests maybe.

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bd000 said They could be simply blocking the ip of the vpn. Too many requests maybe.
but if that were true, i will not be able to enter their web through the web browser....!! /? i tried Kodi (old xbmc) adavanced launcher addon (it work like launchbox) and all scrappers are working but TGDB (REALLY DONT LIKE kodi/xbmc) any idea? or workaround?

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Jason Carr said Try turning off your VPN?
i connect to internet using a vpn connection with user name and password if turn that off ... no internet i test in some other friends houses and the same result. but we all are using the same internet provider and the same method to connect so...... (in fact all town use this service)

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bd000 said They could be simply blocking the ip of the vpn. Too many requests maybe.
but if that were true, i will not be able to enter their web through the web browser....!! /? i tried Kodi (old xbmc) adavanced launcher addon (it work like launchbox) and all scrappers are working but TGDB (REALLY DONT LIKE kodi/xbmc) any idea? or workaround?
GDB may be blocking the access from your VPN, even unknowingly. There might be an IP that your VPN uses that for what ever reason they've blocked potentially.

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Jason Carr said Try turning off your VPN?
i connect to internet using a vpn connection with user name and password if turn that off ... no internet i test in some other friends houses and the same result. but we all are using the same internet provider and the same method to connect so...... (in fact all town use this service)
Erm... so generally an ISP doesn't issue a VPN. A VPN is an external service that a user generally pays for so that their IP is routed through other servers first before reaching the desired website. For example, if I used a VPN, it would bounce to say... 4 other server locations before ending up at its destination. Unless you are paying specifically for a VPN service, you shouldn't be using one. Your ISP and your VPN are separate. This could be different in other countries... but I am fairly sure that is not a standard practice.

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optimus0 said
Jason Carr said Try turning off your VPN?
i connect to internet using a vpn connection with user name and password if turn that off ... no internet i test in some other friends houses and the same result. but we all are using the same internet provider and the same method to connect so...... (in fact all town use this service)
Erm... so generally an ISP doesn't issue a VPN. A VPN is an external service that a user generally pays for so that their IP is routed through other servers first before reaching the desired website. For example, if I used a VPN, it would bounce to say... 4 other server locations before ending up at its destination. Unless you are paying specifically for a VPN service, you shouldn't be using one. Your ISP and your VPN are separate. This could be different in other countries... but I am fairly sure that is not a standard practice.
nothing is standard practice here, here 2+2 is not 4 and green and red i can assure you is NOT yellow any way ....so no workaround? any way to change the scrapper? like gamefaqs or something? BTW thanks you ALL for your help. :)

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