Author Topic: Banned - By accident due to IP conflicts  (Read 2993 times)

Sweetdeath

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Re: Banned
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2012, 03:52:59 PM »
Tank is fair and wise :)
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Re: Banned
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2012, 05:27:02 AM »
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 #17 on: June 03, 2012, 07:56:15 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.
You couldn't possibly have slept with my wife; she snores too loudly. :D
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Re: Banned
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2012, 10:10:50 PM »
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.
You couldn't possibly have slept with my wife; she snores too loudly. :D


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Now I'm Banned!
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2012, 09:03:41 PM »
When I try to access the site from my phone I get the following message "Sorry Ali, you are banned from using this forum! Spam server, please change your ISP to access this site."  Well I never.

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Re: Now I'm Banned!
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2012, 09:26:12 PM »
Are you using a 3G network, some sort of proxy or the like?
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Re: Now I'm Banned!
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2012, 09:39:26 PM »
Yes, 3g.  But it always worked before!

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Re: Now I'm Banned!
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2012, 09:56:11 PM »
Not much we can do about this sort of thing I'm afraid a spammer has been associated with the IP you logged in on :(

I don't suppose yo know the IP address you came in on?
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Re: Now I'm Banned!
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2012, 09:58:26 PM »
No, how can I tell? 

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Re: Now I'm Banned!
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2012, 10:07:55 PM »
They banned ya cuz yer right saucy  ;D
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Re: Now I'm Banned!
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2012, 10:31:29 PM »
"Great, replace one book about an abusive, needy asshole with another." - Will (moderator) on replacing hotel Bibles with "Fifty Shades of Grey"

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Re: Now I'm Banned!
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2012, 10:35:57 PM »
They banned ya cuz yer right saucy  ;D

Must be all the vagina talk.... I'm going to perform the Vagina Monologues on the front page of HAF in protest. ;D

Thanks Firebird!  IP address found and forwarded to Tank

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Re: Now I'm Banned!
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2012, 02:16:08 AM »
Quote from: ali
When I try to access the site from my phone I get the following message "Sorry Ali, you are banned from using this forum! Spam server, please change your ISP to access this site."  Well I never.

Obviously an Act of God.

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Re: Now I'm Banned!
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2012, 02:43:30 AM »
They banned ya cuz yer right saucy  ;D

She is a cheeky little monkey. 
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Re: Now I'm Banned!
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2012, 02:47:10 AM »
I'm surprised she has lasted this long.
I always suspected, it's so obvious when you look back at it all.