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« on: August 04, 2019, 02:04:15 PM »
This is a strange one.  I often access the forum via my smart phone.  My latest attempts are met with the following message:  "Sorry Guest. you are banned from using this forum.  Not following guidelines after warnings.  This ban is not set to expire."  I can't access the forum via my smartphone and I ca't login in no matter how often I try.  I haven't had any warnings and I haven't been misbehaving (honestly).  In fact, I haven't contributed to the forum for such a long time. I was able to login using a Mac Air note book.  I feel like such a rebel now!  :-)

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 03:04:41 PM »
Hi Paul, don't worry the same has happened to me at least twice, and like you, I hadn't been misbehaving! That message is somewhat disconcerting isn't it?! It only happened on my phone. I think I cleared the cache and all was resolved, but I'm sure a mod will jump in and keep you right 👍.

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 11:34:13 PM »
Definitely not an intentional ban  ;)

Sometimes previously banned IP addresses get used, especially via mobile

I will check the logs but if you can give a date and time of when you have got the message, or try again and post the date and time, I will look in to it

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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 11:13:10 AM »
Yep, this will be your network provider dynamically setting your IP for you, and you ending up with the same one that some naughty spammer has been caught with previously.

If it happens again, and you can still see this message, go to https://www.whatsmyip.org and you'll see your IP address in big text right at the top. Copy/ paste it into an email to myself of Boydie and we'll see you right :)
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 06:58:09 PM »
er, I'm a bit confused, if I was suddenly banned without actually deserving it how would I get in touch with Tone or Paul when as a guest I can't see the emails or pm's under your avatar?...

scuse me if I'm being stupid which is what I seem to be good at lately ;D

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 07:05:12 AM »
It is looking like the “ban” relates to mobile IPs being re-used so access should still be possible from WiFi and wired connections until we resolve this mobile issue
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2019, 07:35:48 PM »
Thanks folks. I'll let you know of this happens again. It's only when I access using my phone. Otherwise, I don't experience the same problem.

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019, 07:22:20 PM »
wicked should be banned anyway for being too talented imho
:-) neil
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 12:06:34 PM »
wicked should be banned anyway for being too talented imho
:-) neil

Ah @Neil C  my friend, you're too kind.  There are some very lovely people on this forum, yourself, being one of them.  Despite my absence it is heart-warming to feel so welcome here.

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