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Getting Banned?

Postby Matbow » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:31 am

All,

It's come to my attention that some users are being told by the forum that they are banned. Unless you're a spammer, you have not been banned and this message is being caused by a forum software error.

If you attempt to login and you get this message then try to log in again, it appears that you will be allowed in a second time.

Please also post in this thread (or send me a PM) so i can see how many people are being affected by this.

Thanks,

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Re: Getting Banned?

Postby vincent » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:42 am

Hello Matbow,
Yes,I am suffering with the "banned" problem. Navigating around the forum has also become difficult. Not sure why.
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Re: Getting Banned?

Postby johnrogers » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:25 pm

Hi Matbow - Point of intereset about BANNED message - have no problem here in my home in Comox Bc useing wi fi - Interesting I was in Victoria BC and tried to use my Iphone 4 useing a 3g connection and on that network I got the permantely banned message again - johnrogers
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Re: Getting Banned?

Postby Matbow » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:54 pm

johnrogers wrote:Hi Matbow - Point of intereset about BANNED message - have no problem here in my home in Comox Bc useing wi fi - Interesting I was in Victoria BC and tried to use my Iphone 4 useing a 3g connection and on that network I got the permantely banned message again - johnrogers


There is definitely something funny going on; I do wonder if it has something to do with the browser you are using, or the connection, or IP address etc....

Website hits (but not unique visits) have dropped by 90%, but on the plus side SPAM posts have all but gone (I haven't seen one in 3 weeks).

I'm planning on upgrading the forum software soon, but I fear this will be a huge task and may result in the forum going down for a significant amount of time...
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Re: Getting Banned?

Postby E-Hoog » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:45 pm

I haven't noticed anything :-). Not being banned. And no more spam either, yay. If you're updating the forum, could you maybe make it so that when you click on a link it opens in a new tab? Nothing important really, and if anyone objects, that's fine, but this is something that always bugs me :-). Good luck with the upgrade in any case!
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Re: Getting Banned?

Postby Nefer » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:39 pm

What's been happening to me is that I can't find the site at all on my desktop computer, but it works fine on the laptop (same wifi hotspot).

Really really weird! I asked my bro to help me and he said something about routers loosing data... I have no idea myself, but am happy that the spammers have all but gone!
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Re: Getting Banned?

Postby johnrogers » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:36 pm

Matbow wrote:
johnrogers wrote:Hi Matbow - Point of intereset about BANNED message - have no problem here in my home in Comox Bc useing wi fi - Interesting I was in Victoria BC and tried to use my Iphone 4 useing a 3g connection and on that network I got the permantely banned message again - johnrogers


There is definitely something funny going on; I do wonder if it has something to do with the browser you are using, or the connection, or IP address etc....

Website hits (but not unique visits) have dropped by 90%, but on the plus side SPAM posts have all but gone (I haven't seen one in 3 weeks).

I'm planning on upgrading the forum software soon, but I fear this will be a huge task and may result in the forum going down for a significant amount of time...

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Postby tedd » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:28 am

Looks as if we are being invaded by Russians (although I think these are Georgians in this case) - these emails must be creating big nuisance problems for our moderators
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