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Permanent Ban

Postby Dan20703 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:22 am

Was logging in from home after I got to move back after the flood and got a message that I am permanently banned from the site. Banned isp address. I sent a message but no response. Logged in with my phone today.
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Re: Permanent Ban

Postby C-dub » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:28 am

The members list doesn't indicate you are banned. Since you were able to log on with your phone I would guess that you are not actually banned by the forum. You might be on to something with the isp thing.
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Re: Permanent Ban

Postby bmwrdr » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:31 am

I got a similar message in my browser on my smartphone several years ago using a Starbucks WiFi acces point.
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Re: Permanent Ban

Postby skeathley » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:46 am

Most people access the Internet from a shared IP, and your phone is on a different network, unless you are on your home wifi. You will have to ask the Forum to specify why you were blocked, or unblock that IP.

This is not uncommon. Someone else on that network did something to get blocked, and you are collateral damage.

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Re: Permanent Ban

Postby RoyGBiv » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:49 am

I had the same problem when accessing the site via a VPN while traveling.

Were you using a VPN when you had the problem?
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Re: Permanent Ban

Postby Vol Texan » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:05 am

This used to happen to me all the time. I traveled a lot internationally, and would regularly get banned if I logged in from the wrong location.
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Re: Permanent Ban

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:12 pm

Dan20703 wrote:Was logging in from home after I got to move back after the flood and got a message that I am permanently banned from the site. Banned isp address. I sent a message but no response. Logged in with my phone today.
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Hi Dan: Obviously, you have not been banned. We do not ban U.S. based IP addresses, but we do ban IP blocks from spamming countries like China, India, etc. On a very few occasions, we have banned a U.S. IP address when it was used by banned member rejoining under a different username and email address. Even then we do it only when there is strong evidence that the IP address being used is a static IP address.

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Re: Permanent Ban

Postby Dan20703 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:35 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:I had the same problem when accessing the site via a VPN while traveling.

Were you using a VPN when you had the problem?


I was on a vpn service but even off it the ban message pops up.
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Re: Permanent Ban

Postby Teamless » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:35 pm

Dan,
I get that "banned" message every time I log in from International.
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Re: Permanent Ban

Postby RoyGBiv » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:29 pm

I was "permanently banned" (obviously not) using my VPN today with an ip address traceable to Denver CO.
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