Error - 403

I’m getting this a lot lately, mostly in the late afternoon and early evening (GMT). I don’t get it with any sites other than the SDMB. Is it a problem with the boards or a problem at my end?

During times of high activity at the SDMB (typically during 9AM - 3PM pacific standard time - USA), I have received several kinds of error messages (most often timeouts) when trying to bring up a thread, but I’ve never seen the error message you mention.

Thanks, Arnold. I used to get a lot of timeouts as well, but lately they’ve been replaced by this message. It does tend to coincide with the US peak usage, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it were something to do with the pressures on the Board, but I’m curious as to why I’m getting this peculiar message rather than a simple timeout.