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banned from the forum
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:56:04 AM »
Hi Mods not sure whats going on but when I try and log in from my smart phone via the web browser it tells me I am banned and that the ban has no expiry date.

Not sure if I am banned and if so for what ? please let me know before you kick me off as I quite like this forum and there should be a mistake somewhere? if not how do I address the issue?

Seems to still work perfectly from my laptop

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

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Offline Toxxyc

Re: banned from the forum
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 10:04:47 AM »
It's probably an IP address block.  You use a VPN or something along those lines?

Offline Andile

Re: banned from the forum
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 10:11:23 AM »
I experience that when I'm using Tapatalk on my smartphone.

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Re: banned from the forum
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 10:27:57 AM »
There was a thread on this somewhere but I can't find it.  You probably have to clear your cache on the phone then try again.  I know I have had a similar problem when I've been abroad before it's something to do with IP addresses.
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Re: banned from the forum
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 10:31:23 AM »
^ Yep,I think even Schalk was 'banned' at one stage,when he was also overseas,but we got BWS to help.   :thumbs:

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Re: banned from the forum
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 11:02:36 AM »
I am in Singapore so this sounds consistent with the above, Im flying back tonight so will rather see if its sorted when I get back instead of changing things now.

Thanks for the help lets see if it sorts its self out when im back in SA

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Re: banned from the forum
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2018, 11:21:50 AM »
I had the same issue from Poland, Germany and Netherlands last year

Offline bearenzo

Re: banned from the forum
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2018, 11:31:06 AM »
I am in Singapore so this sounds consistent with the above, Im flying back tonight so will rather see if its sorted when I get back instead of changing things now.

Thanks for the help lets see if it sorts its self out when im back in SA


I experienced the same when I was at the overseas last year.

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Re: banned from the forum
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2018, 04:54:26 PM »
This remains a problem. It is to do with the IP addresses, mainly originating from Eastern Bloc countries. We get (or used to, it has slackened off somewhat at last with the latest version of SMF) approx 10 spammer registration attempts for every single valid new member. So we ban IP addresses, for eg: 123.456.789.* which does help somewhat. Unfortunately, there will most certainly be some legit IP address within the now-banned range.


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Re: banned from the forum
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2018, 06:50:44 PM »
Thanks for the feedback, im back in SA and my phone is still battling to connect how can I get around this?

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Re: banned from the forum
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2018, 07:01:08 PM »
I need your specific IP address (or as much of it as possible) to look into this. But first, try clearing your phone's web browser cache, 10-1 that's now where the problem lies.


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Re: banned from the forum
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2018, 09:51:24 PM »
I need your specific IP address (or as much of it as possible) to look into this. But first, try clearing your phone's web browser cache, 10-1 that's now where the problem lies.


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Happened to me once in Germany, while using public free WiFi.

Followed F_Dís advice above, and problem solved.

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