This Friday morning, the 29th, has been quite challenging for many Internet users. When trying to access Discord servers, numerous people found that the popular messaging platform, used by millions of users worldwide, had suddenly ‘locked’ them out.
Faced with the fear that they might have been banned from Discord for some unknown reason, and in a clear case of widespread panic, many turned to Twitter (as often happens when any service is down) to share the message shown to them by the application.
The message that appeared to many users was as follows: “The website uses a security service to protect itself from online attacks. The action you just performed triggered a security solution. There are several actions that could trigger this block, including submitting certain words or phrases, a SQL command, or malformed data.”
“But, as you might suspect, something strange must have been happening. Many users reported this issue, and some of us who could still access Discord experienced certain slowness when entering the channels of the servers we belong to.
Where was the problem? Well, it was in Cloudflare, a company that provides a security and performance network to popular services like Discord, Canva, or video games such as League of Legends, and which experienced some incidents this morning that are still being investigated.”
At the time this article is being published, almost everyone has regained access to Discord without any issues, so the problem seems to have been resolved. For now, neither Discord nor Cloudflare have provided public explanations about what happened.
So you can rest assured that your Discord account is not blocked, and you can continue chatting in your servers without any problem. However, considering the situation, be careful not to say or do anything that could anger Cloudflare. You wouldn’t want to get blocked for real someday.