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trying to post an item for sale, each time a get a message: "Forbidden, try posting without VPN" or something to that effect. I don't know how to fix it.

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Does anyone have any suggestions? I have edited and re-edited the information until there is hardly any description left. I have tried posting using different computers, even switching from a Windows machine to a Mac, over several hours, over the past two days. Nothing works. Could it be something wrong with the pictures? Yet somehow this "Introduction" post seems to go thru OK. I can't find a link to communicate with an administrator. I'm feeling very frustrated and could sure use some guidance here to post my 'For Sale" item.

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Photo being posted must be a JPG. Beyond that any issue is beyond my paygrade. Just posted this photo to be sure it is not a server issue with all photos
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Are you talking about a post on eBay or a similar marketing website? If you are including personal contact information, such as an email address or a phone number, in the listing, that type of information might be used to permit completing a sale outside of the eBay system. eBay's security and customer protection system requires the listing, and the completion of a sale process, to be handled within their website. They are also paid with a percentage of the listing and sale money, and if you were to bypass them and compete the sale outside of the marketing website, their protective security procedures and their payment for offering the marketing service could also be bypassed.

I don't believe you are permitted to include personal contact information, such as a phone number or email address, within your descriptive sale narrative. If you have included and email address or a phone number, deleting them from your text should allow it to be posted.
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Since he didn't mention eBay, CL, or any other sites, I think he's having his issue trying to post something for sale here...
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I can't even find a "Parts for Sale" section anymore............... :assault:
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barrist wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:13 pm
I can't even find a "Parts for Sale" section anymore............... :assault:
Hmmm shows up for me. Click Home tab and the scroll down to classifieds...viewforum.php?f=18
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Thanks, I was on the index page, not Home................
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Ted & Brad - many thanks for the insightful info. I'll try integrating all those factoids into my next post attempt.

BTW Brad, your 66 Corsa is a beaut! it's EXACTLY like my first 'Vair, except mine was a 65. Sure wish I had that one in my garage again!

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:ty:

I owned a 1965 Corsa convertible for many years. This one was in my family since it was new...

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Photo of my father and me in 1965 at Edwards AFB Air Show in Southern California. The Corvair was originally Mist Blue.

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Pregnant wife Tracy standing next to our 1965 Corvair Corsa convertible (now Dark Green), parked in front of our apartment near Robins AFB, Georgia (Fall, 1973) — in Warner Robins, Georgia.


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1965 Corvair Corsa Convertible 140hp 4x1 - Spring 1980 - Base Housing, just after it was repainted Red and a new convertible top was installed. Taken in the parking lot behind base housing at Hanscom Air Force Base. Massachusetts.


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Our 1965 Corvair Corsa coupe, 140hp 4x1 - Summer 1981, in my father's driveway at 124 Whitworth Street, just prior to a trip to Lake Tahoe and on to New Jersey, to ship the car to our assignment location near Ramstein AB, Kaiserslautern, Germany — at Thousand Oaks, California.

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Our current 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa convertible with 4-speed manual transmission and 140HP 164 Cubic Inch engine (4x1 bbl Carburetors) — Photos taken at Lake Bonny Park, FL, near Lakeland. Over the years we had owned nine Corvairs, and sold the last one in Pennsylvania in the early 1990s. Following our April 2012 40th anniversary, I decided that I wanted to recapture some of our memories by becoming a Corvair owner again. When I discovered this blue Corvair on eBay I decided that now was the time! I love the color and the color scheme is very similar to the 1965 Corsa convertible my parents purchased so long ago. So we sold our 2008 Lexus GS 460 – exchanging that ownership for this 1966 Corvair Corsa convertible. Believe me, there is quite a bit of difference between the 2008 Lexus and a 1966 Corvair! But my wife and I are truly enjoying it, and it is a unique piece of transportation history that is once again a part of our family.


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I'm having the same issue as the original poster about being 'Forbidden. Try posting without VPN'.
I'm not attempting to post in the for sale section, just posting a question on the ask a mechanic section.
As far as I'm aware, my laptop is not associated with any VPN.
Any thoughts as to why I'm having this issue?

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rustbelt wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:20 pm
I'm having the same issue as the original poster about being 'Forbidden. Try posting without VPN'.
I'm not attempting to post in the for sale section, just posting a question on the ask a mechanic section.
As far as I'm aware, my laptop is not associated with any VPN.
Any thoughts as to why I'm having this issue?
I saw your post got blocked by the anti-spam service. Sometimes it can be overbearing. I have marked it as not spam. Hopefully it fixes the issue for you.
Scott

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Thank you Scott. I'll give it another try and respond here if it doesn't work.

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Scott, sent you a PM.

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rustbelt wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:54 pm
Scott, sent you a PM.
Messaged you back and emailed you. Basically the same message on both. The Security provider is making "tweaks" and want you to try it again to see if its resolved.
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Posted just now in the Ask your mechanical question section.
Thanks for your help.

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