I got banned, but now I'm back. Somehow.

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Lost_dragon
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13 May 2019, 3:16 pm

So, not too long ago I tried to log in as usual and I got a message saying that my network had been blocked due to measures put in place to prevent spam. The message also told me that I could no longer add information on this forum.

I was rather confused about this, and wondered what could be the cause. Perhaps I posted too many long posts on threads? I thought. Or maybe I was just visiting the website too often and the software on this site presumed that I was up to no good?

Most likely the latter. Was my ban just a false positive by an algorithm or something? If not, how come my account is back up? Wasn't expecting it to be, but I tried to log in today just in case. Surprisingly, it worked.

Apologies if this is the wrong section for this kind of post. I wasn't sure if I should make a thread here or PM a mod, and if I should PM a mod then which one to PM because I know that some aren't active but still have the moderator tag.



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13 May 2019, 7:21 pm

It doesn't have anything to do with you at all.

It's a glitch in the Site.

Try rebooting. Or deleting "cookies."



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14 May 2019, 7:28 am

I get that too. I found a work-around is to click "post new topic" while not logged in and log in via that screen. That has worked for me so far.


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14 May 2019, 2:47 pm

I ckecked your usernotes to be sure: "No feedback exists for this user." (all 3 of you)

You have never been banned. It's a glitch.Why it happens, I don't know.


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14 May 2019, 7:08 pm

Ah, I figured it might be. Thanks for the advice, Wolf, I will have to try that if I run into this glitch again.



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16 May 2019, 6:41 am

Skilpadde wrote:
It's a glitch.Why it happens, I don't know.
Perhaps the system doesn't like their IP addresses. If they were using VPNs I could understand why the system might not let some in. However I've been using a VPN for the last couple years & I have never gotten a message that I was banned so I could be wrong about my guess.


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17 May 2019, 7:37 am

I don't think you can be banned for visiting the site frequently. I have a shortcut on my phone to WP, so I can get on to WP with just one tap, at any time, even when I'm busy. So if that were the case, I would have been banned a long time ago. :lol:


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23 May 2019, 10:57 am

I had this happen to me as well. Right now I'm using a VPN to access the site.


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23 May 2019, 11:21 am

It’s the cookies. Delete the cookies.



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23 May 2019, 11:23 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
It’s the cookies. Delete the cookies.


I’ll do that!

This has been happening to me a lot as well.



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23 May 2019, 11:33 am

Eat the cookies!

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23 May 2019, 11:35 am

Delete your past "browsing history," too.