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Offline raschmidt

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Account was banned
« on: February 14, 2015, 04:39:05 PM »
When I went to the site this morning it said my account (IntoxicatedPuma) had been permanently banned, but I'm not sure why...

Offline zubbuz

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Re: Account was banned
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2015, 04:44:36 PM »
Umm random - hopefully one of the Admins can sort that out...

Although our only two actual admins have been missing in action for ages - I wonder what Mods can do in this situation?

In the members list it doesn't seem to indicate that nick has been banned or anything.... I wonder if it was a random error?
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Re: Account was banned
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2015, 04:45:27 PM »
On this site? Just had a look and you aren't in the banned list from what I can see...
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Re: Account was banned
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2015, 04:47:38 PM »
Your profile (IntoxicatedPuma) says you were last active "Today at 11:31:13 PM"

Which is about 16 minutes ago (as it is stamped with my timezone for me)
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Offline raschmidt1

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Re: Account was banned
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2015, 05:00:33 PM »
says the other account was banned too now - i think it may be an IP issue....

I need a VPN to access internet outside China when I'm at home, I wonder if the site detects that I am connecting from different countries at about the same time and is blocking it.   I can try to login at work, but unfortunately there I run into the problem of my work blocking me from posting on forums  ;D

The error it gives is:

An Error Has Occurred!
Sorry IntoxicatedPuma, you are banned from using this forum!
This ban is not set to expire.

Offline zubbuz

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Re: Account was banned
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2015, 05:02:34 PM »
I did wonder if it had something to do with you being in China....

It could be to do with the VPN, although I use this site behind a VPN quite often (I'm currently through one now). Then again, it might come down to the random specifics of the VPN...
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Re: Account was banned
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2015, 05:13:35 PM »
Logged in on my phone (no VPN) and seems to have no issue.  The government has been blocking alot of VPNs lately so I've been using new servers - I think maybe that triggered something in the system.
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Re: Account was banned
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2015, 05:14:36 PM »
As they say, all fun and games until someone gets hurt...
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Offline IntoxicatedPuma

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Re: Account was banned
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2015, 05:16:49 PM »
It's all fun and games until my internet gets blocked.....

I heard record number of expats leaving China this year. Can't go outside because of the pollution and can't stay inside because their is no internet!
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Re: Account was banned
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2015, 08:10:31 PM »
As a mod, I can see the ban log, but I don't think I can change anything... the ban log says that you connected from an IP address (31.204.153.nnn) that had previously been used by three spammers. I guess the spammers used the same vpn... I'll look and see if I can unblock it.

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Re: Account was banned
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2015, 08:12:43 PM »
I've unblocked it. See if it works now.

Offline IntoxicatedPuma

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Re: Account was banned
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2015, 10:14:50 PM »
If spammers are using it, then I can just remember to log in on a different server or not use the VPN since the government doesn't block this site :)
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