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Post Posted April 24th, 2014, 9:20 am

Been getting constant messages that my IP has been banned.
FYI This doesn't happen all the time.
I have cleared my cache and cookies more than once and closed my browsers Firefox and SeaMonkey and tried to access the board.
Sometimes clearing the cache and cookies doesn't fully work.
My IP address does change. I did check the blacklist and for some weird reason it was linked to my current IP address. Strange.
Not too annoyed by this since I am able to log in and post a reply here.
But, I wonder why this keeps happening. Gremlins perhaps? ;)

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Post Posted April 24th, 2014, 9:24 am

Hi,
It's probably "George", our resident "Green Gremlin."

He likes to play up, at times & is very hard to track down.
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Post Posted April 24th, 2014, 9:31 am

LIMPET235 wrote:Hi,
It's probably "George", our resident "Green Gremlin."

He likes to play up, at times & is very hard to track down.


Thanks! I had a really good chuckle when I read that. :lol:
Gotta love them Gremlins! Especially "George" :wink:

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Post Posted April 24th, 2014, 8:20 pm

VanillaMozilla wrote:Cache and cookies cannot be the whole story, because a second try always works for me without clearing either. I'm not convinced it's even part of the story.

I'll second that. I got the "IP ban" half a dozen times this last week. (Does it have periods of quiet and activity?) Clearing cache did not help. Doing something like Search "anything" worked every time.

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Post Posted April 24th, 2014, 9:03 pm

George seems to get grumpy about IP numbers. If it becomes a problem then either go to a library or a friends house and log in. If you cannot to do that let me know and I will briefly take over your account, log in and send you the new password.. Logging in from a different ISP seems to solve the problem much more often then not.
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Post Posted April 25th, 2014, 5:35 am

LoudNoise wrote:Logging in from a different ISP seems to solve the problem much more often then not.

But so does just logging in again, from the same ISP, without resetting anything. Just press the "Login" button at the upper right. Works every time.

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Post Posted April 26th, 2014, 5:45 pm

Logging in from a different IP seems to solve the problem forever. George is a bastard but a fair one.
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Post Posted April 26th, 2014, 6:09 pm

Got this:
You have been banned from this board until May 30th, 2014, 7:00 am.

If you believe this is an error, please try closing your browser and clearing your cache.

If you still have an issue, and believe it's an error, put the word "anything" in the Search Boards text box and click on GO. Click on any result and then click on Board Index. The problem should go away.

A ban has been issued on your IP address.


The message is clear. Don't dis George. :)
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Post Posted April 29th, 2014, 3:14 am

I just cleared my cache and cookies and everything (usually do with each new version of FF) and I got the IP ban message. Clicked the login link and logged back in. Pretty much happens every time I clear all my stuff and come back to the forum. Maybe because I didn't logout of the forum specifically so it thought I was an imposter. Who knows LOL.

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Post Posted April 29th, 2014, 4:42 am

LoudNoise wrote:Logging in from a different IP seems to solve the problem forever.

Um, no it doesn't.

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Post Posted May 2nd, 2014, 11:22 am

I just got permabanned. :lol:
Seems our resident green gremlin "George" is really grumpy today. :wink:

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Post Posted May 12th, 2014, 6:09 pm

I get this alot when come to these forums. Refreshing/Reloading the page and goes back to normal

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Post Posted May 12th, 2014, 6:58 pm

For reasons known only to George, our resident gremlin, you can sometime make the problem go away by logging in from a different location. Use your phone or work, friend's or library computer to log in and see what happens.
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Post Posted May 12th, 2014, 7:24 pm

LoudNoise, did you read what tsunami just wrote?

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Post Posted May 12th, 2014, 7:49 pm

Unless something changed overnight LN reads everything..... even when we don't want him to :)
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