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I can understand blocking posting to avoid abuse, but why a blanket block on people just browsing the site?  What harm do you think can come from this?

Tor is a good tool for getting past restrictive firewalls (workplace filters) and it's not always some nefarious thing if a user is connecting through this network, anymore than a VPN is.  And no, nobody is going to DDoS you through Tor.

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I'm not surprised Cloudfront has something to do with this.  They protect the worst villains that humanity has to offer but god forbid you should try connecting to a game-related forum through Tor!

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You may have just timed it poorly--there was probably about a ~15 minute period this morning where I was getting the same 403 message on my normal connection. It happened during a routine forum software upgrade this morning.

I asked folks on Discord try with Tor, and the two that tried were both able  to access the site.

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