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Offline moloels

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Help with Login to Avforum
« on: August 15, 2016, 10:51:56 AM »
I am not if this is the correct section for this. I went to Japan in mid-June and when I arrived I could not login. I got this message:

"Sorry, you are banned from using this forum! This ban is not set to expire"

This was happening on both my laptop and cellphone, but when using a Japanese laptop I was able to login. I am back now but I can only login on my laptop. I still get the same message on my cellphone.

Your help will be appreciated.

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Re: Help with Login to Avforum
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 11:04:48 AM »
Have you tried clearing the browser's cache?

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Re: Help with Login to Avforum
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 11:22:41 AM »
Yes I have done that, but I still can't login.
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Re: Help with Login to Avforum
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2016, 12:00:01 PM »
I had the same problem .I have the  had this issue when I travel abroad, even in Africa as well . Seems to sometimes block external IP's

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Re: Help with Login to Avforum
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 02:15:11 PM »
I have had this a number of times.  My solution was clear cache, delete bookmark, turn off and on again then google AV forums and login from there.  Seemed to work
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Re: Help with Login to Avforum
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 03:54:07 PM »
I will keep on trying and update the forum. Currently I am not winning.
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Re: Help with Login to Avforum
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 04:17:17 PM »
Out of interest why do you block access to non-SA ip-addresses ?
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Re: Help with Login to Avforum
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2016, 11:09:12 AM »


this morning i find that i am blocked when using opera, but am fine with chrome.

even after disconnecting vpn, clearing cache & restarting both the browser & the computer.

i went into google activity tracker & turned everything off. again.

can connect now, provided that i am not connected to vpn.



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Re: Help with Login to Avforum
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2016, 12:43:12 PM »
Out of interest why do you block access to non-SA ip-addresses ?
+1 . Its a pain when travelling .

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Re: Help with Login to Avforum
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2016, 01:01:01 PM »
We usually do not block whole domains beginning with xxx or whatever, but over time if enough spam hits show, that can happen. We do often block a range of second or third order digits of various IP addresses, especially if from countries known to "specialise" in spam posts. There was a time where out of 30-40 new-member requests daily, perhaps one was genuine and the rest were all of known spammers. Hence, easier to unblock a specific IP address than ban and delete 30+ spammers daily.



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Re: Help with Login to Avforum
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2016, 01:26:39 PM »
Great , thanks for the heads up and keep up the good work :clap:

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Re: Help with Login to Avforum
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2016, 09:47:16 AM »
I find a way around this. I can now only login on my Smartphone when using Opera Mini web browser. But with the default web browser is still a problem.
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