Excessive activity from my IP address error

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Excessive activity from my IP address error

Kindred Kindred
For some reason, I'm getting a pop up warning me that they have detected excessive activity from my IP address and I can not vote on reviews. I submitted a ticket and it was suggested that multiple tabs could cause this problem. I totally admit I am a tabaholic when using Firefox.

Anyway, I closed all tabs and the problems still exists. I even left the EF site for a few hours and I still get the message. I do not get the message when I tried using Safari. I tried deleting my cache and history, but that did not help. Any other suggestions? This is pissing me off because I have a back log of almost 200 reviews from being away this past week. Help!
02/25/2011
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Rainbow Boy Rainbow Boy
I actually experienced that one night when I was reading a bunch of reviews and voting on them. I only got the error once, closed the tab, and tried voting on another review. The warning didn't show up again.

I wish I knew what to tell you, but I don't. Just for reference, I use Chrome, and I do use numerous tabs at once. Perhaps if you just restarted the browser it would work again?
02/25/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Just some thoughts of the top of my head. Clear cache on FF and from your computer. Close down browser, do a disk clean up and restart your comp. Whenever I have problems that is what I do and it seems to work. Although I have never had that problem. Hopefully someone can give you some better advice.

Damn, 200 backlogged reviews? I know what you are doing this weekend. lol
02/25/2011
Rainbow Boy Rainbow Boy
I think EF may have been experiencing some technical difficulties recently. That may be the cause.
02/25/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
Clearing your cache won't do anything to solve this problem. Sometimes networks are set up so that everyone on that network appears to all outside users as the same IP address. Everyone at the place where I work appears as the same IP address when any of us visit external websites. Many companies are set up this way.

I'm thinking this might be the same situation for you, although I don't know the details of how you connect to the Internet. Maybe if you use a large ISP, that's what's happening to you.
02/25/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Tuesday
Clearing your cache won't do anything to solve this problem. Sometimes networks are set up so that everyone on that network appears to all outside users as the same IP address. Everyone at the place where I work appears as the same IP address ...
I use Verizon Fios from my house. And for unknown reasons, the situation resolved itself without my doing anything. Thanks all for the suggestions.

(Time to pare down all those backlogged reviews to read)
02/25/2011
PassionQT PassionQT
Wow! I just got this pop-up too. I was only voting on my 2nd review today. I wouldn't call that excessive! I usually vote on up to 10 per day.
02/28/2011
Ajax Ajax
I get it from time to time. Always when voting on reviews, it's frustrating, but what can ya do?
05/21/2011
Kim! Kim!
I've gotten it but it has always gone away. I know it's from using multiple tabs but I can't stop myself.
05/21/2011
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