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The Enigmatic Dr X

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So, while on holiday in Spain last week, the forum decided to give me a permanent ("this ban is not set to expire") ban for being a stealth spammer.

This was very saddening for me. Not only did I feel slightly cut off, making me realise just how much of my idle time I spend faffing about on this board, but also I was aggrieved. I felt a bit besmirched after 13 or 14 years of good behaviour. I've no problem with taking a punishment for something I've done - if you can't do the time, don't do the crime and all that - but I was just minding my own business when this happened.

It would be good to know that there was nothing wrong with my account. Also, I'm flagging this in case others experience a similar problem while abroad. Everything was fine when I got back yesterday, and all seems well now. I'm guessing that this was to do with me using a foreign IP? If so, then fine and I guess no harm has been done now that I'm back in Blightly.

That said - I didn't expect Rebellion to implement Brexit quite so swiftly or viciously.
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Same happened to me, but was quickly sorted out. :-)

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Happened to me last year and to a fair few others - don't take things so personally, Dr X!  :)

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Yeah, but you are all up to no good and not to be trusted.
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Happened to me  last week. E mailed 2000AD site and Andy sorted it for me in about 5 mins.Z
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Its due to ISP's/Telco's recycling IP addresses. Some time in the past the IP address that you were assigned whilst on holiday was used in an attempt to spam the board and was automatically blocked.

Unfortunately it will be an ongoing issue as there are only a finite number of IPv4 addresses (and most regions ran out in 2011/12) and IPv6 is still a way off yet.

If it ever happens again just use the sites contact form to send us a message and I will sort it for you.


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I won't stand a chance logging in from Marrakech then!!!  :o

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ooh, Marrakech is lovely, have a great time