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Accidently Banned? Details here

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:19 pm

There seem to be a number of people who are not actually naughty but are getting IP address bans.
The strange thing... the system here is not showing these IPs as being banned so something is running amuck and I am trying to figure it out.

Please email me your member name... your IP address ( http://www.whatismyip.com ) and I will try and sort it out.


Sorry for the inconvenience but this is a weird one.

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Re: Accidently Banned? Details here

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:33 pm

Update:
I have changed a setting which means that IP addresses are no longer checked against IP address blacklists.... does this work?

I will contain feedback to this post.. and link to this post. I realise that it may not help if you get a banned message but with a bit of luck, the problem will now be solved.

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Re: Accidently Banned? Details here

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:11 pm

If you are getting bans, please let me know if you are using a mobile device... if you are using tapatalk and if you get the ban message when the URL looks like this:


http://m.bicycles.net.au/forums/...........

as well as this:

http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/...........

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Re: Accidently Banned? Details here

Postby clackers » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:11 pm

Problem with DHCP by ISPs is that someone else eventually ends reusing a spammer's address.

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Re: Accidently Banned? Details here

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:23 pm

We have these occasionally with the dynamic IPs however there has been a small spike in false positives and I finding it hard to get to the bottom of it.

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Re: Accidently Banned? Details here

Postby AUbicycles » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:01 pm

Still playing up - some have reported getting access and then losing it again. A bit like my current internet access issues with telstra :(

There seems to be no pattern in IP addresses I have been given nor geographical location or device used.

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Re: Accidently Banned? Details here

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:24 pm

possibly fixed... no ban reports today which is good.

I think I made have found the problem and it is one of those IT ones where you smack yourself in the head, though I think it may have accidently slipped in there.

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Re: Accidently Banned? Details here

Postby Tackleberry » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:24 pm

If you happen to get "banned" from any websites...

Learn how to change your IP address,

it's not as hard as you think.

If you're not a tech wizard... don't worry!

And if your on a Mac, just youtube that too...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWleKc1W4KA

Youtube can help you solve your "problems" as well:)
"Buy the ticket, take the ride"

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Re: Accidently Banned? Details here

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:17 pm

Obviously we are talking about 'false positives' here. Genuine members who get banned accidently by spam prevention measures.

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