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Permanently banned - what did I do?

Post by Lars13 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:24 pm

Hi,

When I tried to log on from my laptop today I only got the entry page with the statement: “You have been permanently banned from this board”.

My contributions haven’t been that bad? 😀

Luckily my phone hasn’t been banned yet so I can post this.

What can I do to fix this? It’s ok to read posts on my phone, but posting is a hassle.

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Post by Lars13 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:28 pm

Weird, I refreshed my page again and I got the normal login page: banned no more :-"

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Post by b.loree » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:37 pm

Sorry Lars.... I have no clue why that happened. Perhaps Artificial Intelligence is starting to take over finally?
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Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:38 pm

Welcome back :bravo:
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Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Post by Lars13 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:54 pm

Thanks 😀

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Post by badener » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:07 am

It happens to me as well. :-k
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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:45 am

I also have no explanation. I checked out the profiles, and there are no records of warnings, or anything.

All I can suggest, is contact me and I'll jump in and try too sort it out. My email is on my Shoulder Strap Want List
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Post by Lars13 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:38 am

It has happened several times now, but waiting a couple of minutes and then refreshing the page has fixed it so far 😀

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Post by Peter_Suciu » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:49 am

Is someone blacking out from too much drink and doesn't remember banning people? Are the machines finding this a way to mess people? We may never know.

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Post by b.loree » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:57 pm

The only ones banned so far are, one crazy person who made nonsense posts and spammers. I did not even ban that WAF person who tried to stir up shit. I did clearly express my views on him and his comments however. As always, many thanks T for all your help!
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Post by SkipperJohn » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:23 pm

I got permanently banned today.
I finally got in this evening (obviously), but something weird is going on.
I have to log on every time I go to "Board index" and it says that I am permanently banned three or four times before it lets me in.
I have also noticed that we are getting spammed more than ever before.

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Post by Lars13 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:09 pm

Today a bit more difficult to log in; got “banned” twice right after logging in ☹️

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Post by b.loree » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:00 pm

OK...can we clarify...are you logging in from a business/office computer?? I have never had a problem logging in from my at home personal computer. In the past we did have members who were part of the US civil service and they were blocked. So if you fall into that category of a private business or government sponsored computer, there is nothing that can be done. :thumbsdown:
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Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Post by SkipperJohn » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:33 am

b.loree wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:00 pm
OK...can we clarify...are you logging in from a business/office computer?? I have never had a problem logging in from my at home personal computer. In the past we did have members who were part of the US civil service and they were blocked. So if you fall into that category of a private business or government sponsored computer, there is nothing that can be done. :thumbsdown:
I have only been banned when using my home computer.
The forum is saved as a favorite and it automatically opens when I click on it.
I have cleared history including all autofill saved data, but it still occasionally bans me.
So far tonight I have had no issues.

John :(

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Post by Lars13 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:10 am

Same here, logging in through home PC only, and private mobile phone, some days no problem, other days almost impossible to log in (after being banned I always need to log back in).

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Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Post by Lars13 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:04 pm

Unfortunately no improvement, on my mobile I can hardly ever log on anymore, I only manage on my computer. And it has already happened that I'm kicked out again while writing a reply, which makes posting frustrating business.

Regards, Lars

PS: in fact, it happened just now while trying to post this reply, had to close my browser and log back on; does it have something to do with the site's cookies?

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Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Post by JoelNichols » Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:47 am

Just noticed that there were a few CloudFlare IPs on the ban lists - unfortunately if these IPs are banned it could result in legitimate users losing access to the site as there's a decent chance your traffic gets routed via the same endpoints.

I've removed the affected IPs from the ban list so hopefully access should be restored for those who were having issues previously, and will see if I can tweak things so it bans the user's real IP rather than the Cloudflare endpoint.

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Post by b.loree » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:18 am

Thanks for the clarification Joel and the upgrade to our phbb system, we now have the latest version. Joel has agreed once again to host and provide tech forum support for 2021. :thumb up:
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Post by Lars13 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:34 pm

Thanks Joel,
It has been frustratingly difficult lately to log in, let alone post anything. It would be very nice if this issue would disappear :D
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Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Post by Lars13 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:05 am

Hi Joel,
Hope I'm not writing too soon, but that seems to have done the trick: no need to log in again on either cell or laptop, that hasn't happened for many months :D
It makes it so much nicer to browse the forum now; thanks for your help =D>
Regards, Lars
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Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Post by aicusv » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:52 pm

Now it would appear I'm in the dog house as well. Went through much to get back on, not only banned but there aren't any new postings.
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Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Post by b.loree » Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:47 pm

I will email Joel aicusv and let him know your problem.
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Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Post by aicusv » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:26 pm

Thanks - today all appear well. I notice the New Postings no longer carrying everything. It was funny, I was reading the postings clicked on a link to ebay in one of the postings and the site would not allow me back in.
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Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Post by Lars13 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:08 pm

After 2 weeks where everything functioned as it should, unfortunately my cell phone again marks me as banned, but I'm still able to log in through my laptop; is it possible to clean the ban list again?

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Post by b.loree » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:11 am

I will email Joel.
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Post by Zebedeus » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:19 am

I keep trying to log into the site and occasionally I succeed but almost always I am rejected as permanently banned. What need I do?
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Post by b.loree » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:31 am

I am making a list of names of those who are having this problem. I will wait a couple of days and then send this list to Joel. Post here if you are having this problem.
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Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Post by Snaffles » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:16 pm

Hi Brian
I was banned yesterday, but had no problem today.
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Post by Zebedeus » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:04 pm

b.loree wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:31 am
I am making a list of names of those who are having this problem. I will wait a couple of days and then send this list to Joel. Post here if you are having this problem.
Thank you very much.
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Post by Lars13 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:55 pm

Thanks Brian :)

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Post by JoelNichols » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:46 pm

I've just gone ahead and removed some of the banned IPs which I believe were affecting legitimate users.

Fingers crossed this has helped some of you who were affected.

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Post by b.loree » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:00 pm

Thank you very much Joel. I will be in touch to discuss further changes to the forum. Regards, B
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