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Banned - By accident due to IP conflicts
« on: June 01, 2012, 11:01:46 PM »
The earlier part of this evening, when  i tried to log on I was advised  baldly that I was banned. I was gratified   to see that you were at last applying some quality control to the membership, but sadly it seems not.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2012, 07:45:58 AM by Tank »
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Re: Banned
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 11:17:12 PM »
LMAO.  And about time, I say!  ;D ;)

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Re: Banned
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 12:06:05 AM »
Aww shoot, what did you do this time?   ;D
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Re: Banned
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012, 12:35:40 AM »
Aww shoot, what did you do this time?   ;D

It's all very Kafkaesque. I have no idea. Tank moves in mysterious ways.
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Re: Banned
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012, 02:09:21 AM »
Aww shoot, what did you do this time?   ;D

Sort of redundant to ask that of a lawyer, isn't it?

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Re: Banned
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 02:15:35 AM »
Maybe.    ;)
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Re: Banned
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 04:08:15 AM »
Do you use some sort of proxy IP? I got banned on Chrome because I was using one to watch NatGeo films, Tank mentioned that there's an automatic banning for some IPs.
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Re: Banned
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012, 04:54:53 AM »
The joy of the internet. ER you have accessed the site on a number of different IP addresses. This may be because you have accessed the site from different locations and/or your ISP has dynamic IP addresses. What has happened is that through no fault of your own one of those IPs has previously been associated with a spammer and has been banned. There is nothing that can be done about this unless you log the IP number you are using when you can't get in. Then we can have a look at that IP and if the ban isn't triggered often we can clear the ban.

As a general point if you see the message 'Known Spammer', 'Spammer', or no reason is given for banning  you can bet you're not at fault and the ban is through external circumstances as described above.

Members that do get banned generally get a context specific message.

If any member can't gain access the forum do the following.
1) Don't panic
2) Note the ban message if there is one
3) Note the IP address you are attempting to access the forum from using http://www.whatismyip.com/ or equivalent
4) Send an email to tankathaf@gmail.com and admin@happyatheistforum.com with the IP and ban message

Any questions?

« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 07:21:29 PM by Tank »
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Re: Banned
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2012, 05:06:39 AM »
No questions, just that tankathaf made me giggle for some reason.
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Re: Banned
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2012, 06:42:10 AM »
No questions, just that tankathaf made me giggle for some reason.
It sounds like a bad sneeze  :D
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Re: Banned
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2012, 10:53:16 AM »
Aww shoot, what did you do this time?   ;D

Sort of redundant to ask that of a lawyer, isn't it?

:P

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Re: Banned
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2012, 10:54:55 AM »
The joy of the internet. ER you have accessed the site on a number of different IP addresses. This may be because you have accessed the site from different locations and/or your ISP has dynamic IP addresses. What has happened is that through no fault of your own one of those IPs has previously been associated with a spammer and has been banned. There is nothing that can be done about this unless you log the IP number you are using when you can't get in. Then we can have a look at that IP and if the ban isn't triggered often we can clear the ban.

As a general point if you see the message 'Known Spammer', 'Spammer', or no reason is given for banning  you can bet you're not at fault and the ban is through external circumstances as described above.

Members that do get banned generally get a context specific message.

If any member can't gain access the forum do the following.
1) Don't panic
2) Note the ban message if there is one
3) Note the IP address you are attempting to access the forum from using http://www.whatismyip.com/ or equivalent
4) Send an email to tankathaf@gmail and (admin address which I need to find) with the IP and ban message

Any questions?



That's a relief. I was worried in case you were upset that I'd slept with your wife.
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Re: Banned
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2012, 10:59:39 AM »
The joy of the internet. ER you have accessed the site on a number of different IP addresses. This may be because you have accessed the site from different locations and/or your ISP has dynamic IP addresses. What has happened is that through no fault of your own one of those IPs has previously been associated with a spammer and has been banned. There is nothing that can be done about this unless you log the IP number you are using when you can't get in. Then we can have a look at that IP and if the ban isn't triggered often we can clear the ban.

As a general point if you see the message 'Known Spammer', 'Spammer', or no reason is given for banning  you can bet you're not at fault and the ban is through external circumstances as described above.

Members that do get banned generally get a context specific message.

If any member can't gain access the forum do the following.
1) Don't panic
2) Note the ban message if there is one
3) Note the IP address you are attempting to access the forum from using http://www.whatismyip.com/ or equivalent
4) Send an email to tankathaf@gmail and (admin address which I need to find) with the IP and ban message

Any questions?



That's a relief. I was worried in case you were upset that I'd slept with your wife.

Not that I have of course, but she tells me you are the jealous type.
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Re: Banned
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2012, 02:12:17 PM »
 :D
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Re: Banned
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2012, 03:43:51 PM »

(admin address which I need to find)



If you are talking about me, admin@happyatheistforum.com or really just any word @happyatheistforum.com works...it's a catchall account.