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Re: Why am I banned?

Reply #25
Following up... I accidentally accessed HA when using a TorGuard VPN and we know what happens? Or do we? Anyway, are VPNs in general still a no-no? Or, is just selected VPNs? I noticed the warning about 120 days, but this is still relevant? "Shotgun solution"?

Re: Why am I banned?

Reply #26
Depends on the VPN, I guess. I haven't been banning any IP address ranges lately, and have relied solely on StopForumSpam to catch recent spammer registrations. If you know the public IP hostname or range, I can remove the mask. As for your computer, you'll need to clear the site's cookies, since visiting while banned will mark your session as banned.

Re: Why am I banned?

Reply #27
Depends on the VPN, I guess. I haven't been banning any IP address ranges lately, and have relied solely on StopForumSpam to catch recent spammer registrations. If you know the public IP hostname or range, I can remove the mask. As for your computer, you'll need to clear the site's cookies, since visiting while banned will mark your session as banned.
It's TorGuard as I posted above. As for public IP hostname or range, I'm not sure what that info means or how to get it? I will once again try to remember not to access HA via VPN. I deleted my entire browsing data across all devices in Chrome. That was pain to restore everything from scratch. I'll try to narrow it down to the HA site cookies next time. I thought I tried that and I was still banned. Maybe I missed something there?

Re: Why am I banned?

Reply #28
The thing is, I don't know TorGuard's public IP ranges, and I haven't been banning any new VPNs. I stick to reporting spammers to SFS and deleting them entirely.

 
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