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keep getting: An Error Has Occurred

I have to use a VPN for privacy / security  reasons -- banking, crypto security . So that may be what's causing HA to give me this:
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An Error Has Occurred
Sorry Guest, you are banned from using this forum!
This ban is not set to expire.

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Re: keep getting: An Error Has Occurred

Reply #1
It is quite possible that a spammer used the same VPN/IP that you're using.

It is also possible that the IP tested as 'private' when it was originally blocked.

An Administrator may be able to provide more information.
korth

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Reply #2
This issues is getting tiresome. I am using uVPN in Firefox and randomly get the same BAN page. How many Firefox VPNs are blocked by HA?
Linux Mint 64-bit. Intel Core i7-9700K CPU @ 3.60GHz × 8 . Kernel Linux 5.4.0-136-generic x86_64. Memory: 16GB. Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2). Various external USB DACs. Schiit, Topping, etc

Re: keep getting: An Error Has Occurred

Reply #3
I just tried several servers/locations from my VPN service of choice (which even has a limited free tier offering), and none of them HA had issue with.

You might want to stop using fully free VPN services anyway, especially since you mentioned "privacy / security  reasons -- banking, crypto security" (lol).

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Reply #4
I have to use a VPN for privacy / security  reasons -- banking, crypto security .

What better way to harvest information as a man in the middle than set up a "VPN" and make it free to use?!

IMO there is no need for a VPN if the people you are dealing with take their security seriously – I mean, everyone uses HTTPS for anything critical, don't they?  The security reason to use VPN went away with HTTP... and what's left is if you want to conceal your own IP address for nefarious reasons.
It's your privilege to disagree, but that doesn't make you right and me wrong.

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Reply #5
The security reason to use VPN went away with HTTP... and what's left is if you want to conceal your own IP address for nefarious reasons.

That's a bit too much going the other way. But whatever, this is getting off topic.