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    Bad bot, go away! Request aborted.

    I get this message every time I use Firefox Nightly 91.0a1, now version 92.0a1.

    I was able to use Firefox Beta 90.0b(x) to sign on and read the forums.

    Now I get the same message using Firefox Beta 91.0b3.

    I am able to use the Firefox 89.0.2 release.

    Are we only allowed to use release versions now?

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    Re: Bad bot, go away! Request aborted.

    I can't reproduce the error message with the latest nightly build. have not tried the beta version. We may have to wait for more nightly/beta users to chime in.
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    Re: Bad bot, go away! Request aborted.

    Quote Originally Posted by walts48 View Post
    I was able to use Firefox Beta 90.0b(x) to sign on and read the forums.

    Now I get the same message using Firefox Beta 91.0b3.
    From imperfect memory, I've believe I've seen the "bad bot..." message, but from ubuntu.com, not from ubuntuforums.org. Which page was on screen when you got the message? Next time you see it, make a note of whether the URL bar shows ubuntu.com or ubuntuforums.org for the domain. If the former, it's an SSO login site issue and nothing to do with the forum. If the latter it's a forum software issue.

    Edit: Yep. Memory not so imperfect after all.

    Here are some leads for you:

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/6505...equest-aborted

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/canonical...r/+bug/1779876

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/canonical...r/+bug/1775588

    The message is not coming from the forum software. The third link, although three years old and primarily about Chrome, has some interesting clues.
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    Re: Bad bot, go away! Request aborted.

    Thanks for the responses and tips.

    I don't use Last Pass, or Chrome, but will try the Fx Beta and Nightly in safe mode and see what happens when time permits.

    Update: Still got the Bad bot message when trying Firefox Nightly in Troubleshoot Mode, was able to sign in using a new test profile.
    Last edited by walts48; July 19th, 2021 at 02:52 PM.

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    Re: Bad bot, go away! Request aborted.

    Solved for now by removing the username and password from my Fx Nightly, logging back in and saving them again.

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    Re: Bad bot, go away! Request aborted.

    I would like to add that I had the exact same problem and could not log in even though I got logged in `login.ubuntu.com`, the login wouldn't get through to `ubuntuforums.org`.

    I also deleted and reset the password and it is working now.

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    Re: Bad bot, go away! Request aborted.

    For reference ...

    A bug was filed over this issue:
    Password Manager fails when username is on one page and password is on another

    For the time being:
    Turning off Autofill logins and passwords in Firefox Nightly Settings prevents the problem

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