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Banned IP ?

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My IP appears to be banned for no apparent reason. I'm posting via proxy as I can't access the site by any other means. So I wouldn't mind some help with what may be wrong here. I still get emails to threads I posted in ect as well. So was I banned, or what's going on?

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Re: Banned IP ?

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TheJackelantern wrote:My IP appears to be banned for no apparent reason. I'm posting via proxy as I can't access the site by any other means. So I wouldn't mind some help with what may be wrong here. I still get emails to threads I posted in ect as well. So was I banned, or what's going on?

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Post by otseng »

Right, there is software in place that will auto ban IPs based on suspicious activity. But, it will only ban the IP for 30 minutes. So, if you do think you are using a banned IP, wait about 30 minutes and try again.

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I think it's ok now giving I'm not going through the proxy site anymore.. Some how it doesn't surprise me to see sites like this get DOS attacks :/ Seems some can't handle having sites like this one around to where there is open debate. :/ Anyways, thanks for the info and help guys :)

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Jackelantern. I'm glad you were able to sign in again. I'd like to discuss something with you. Please contact on at

thefoghorn@hotmail.co.uk

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