How to attach/insert file to post?

  • ATTENTION! As of November 1, 2020, you are not able to reply to threads 6 months after the thread is opened if there are more than 500 posts in the thread.
    Threads will not be locked, so posts may still be edited by their authors.
    Just start a new thread on the topic to post if you get an error message when trying to reply to a thread.

jon sumisu

New Around Here
I have been trying to show a log file in my post. If I paste it into the post I get an error message when posting or previewing the post. If I try to attach the file it shows in a box at the bottom, but when I post or preview it doesn't show up. Can't see any help files on this. Am I missing a step somewhere?
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
I assume the error message you're talking about is "Oops! We ran into some problems"?

You'll get this error when trying to post, or attach a file that contains, forbidden strings. With log files in particular it will choke on "/etc" followed by "/hosts", without a space in between.

So one way around this is to edit the document and insert a space (or other character) to break up the forbidden string, e.g. /etc /hosts

The error message could certainly be more clear about this as it leaves you trying to guess what it is that it's objecting to.
 
Last edited:

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Using a service like Pastebin is the recommended method if you need to share that kind of information.

The error message could certainly be more clear about this as it leaves you trying to guess what it is that it's objecting to.

The problem is the error message is generated by Cloudflare and not the forum software. Since Cloudflare has no context, it can only display a fairly generic error message.
 

Latest threads

Sign Up For SNBForums Daily Digest

Get an update of what's new every day delivered to your mailbox. Sign up here!
Top