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Have You Been BANNED????

Discussion in 'Support' started by Steve Frazier, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder

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    I've been receiving a number of emails from members who get a message saying they have been banned when trying to log in. We do not ban any member here without informing them there has been an infraction, and we try to work things out if that's the case. The last thing we want to do is ban someone.

    If you do come upon the message that you have been banned, log out and then log in again. There may be a problem with your cookies that the Board doesn't recognize. If you still have trouble, click the "Contact Us" icon at the bottom of each page and let me know.

    New members, be sure to respond to the email verification link that is sent to you. You will not be permitted to post until you complete that step and it may be why you are receiving the "banned" message.

    Thanks!!
     
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  2. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder

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    I had this happen to me tonight. Somehow I had become logged off while surfing the site and when I tried to post the message that I had been banned came up. I noticed in the upper right corner of the page that my log in information wasn't there, but the log in slots were. I logged in again and I was fine. I'm looking in to why this happens, but until then just log in again and you'll be back on track.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.
     
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  3. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B Administrator

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    Steve, if you ran Windows cleanup, some of the registry cleaners, spyware removal tools or you cleaned out your cookies then you will have to log back in and get a new cookie so the Board recognises you and logs you in.

    This forum requires that you wait 300 seconds between posts. Please try again in 12 seconds.:confused: :rolleyes:
     
  4. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B Administrator

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    The banned message is a bit rough though:cool:
     
  5. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder

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    I agree. Unfortunately, it seems to be a vBulletin program default. I haven't been able to locate the spot where I can change it and soften it a bit. I'll keep looking.
     
  6. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B Administrator

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    Trying to PM

    Forbidden
    You don't have permission to access /Forum/private.php on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.



    Got this one today just trying to send a PM:confused:
     
  7. digger242j

    digger242j Administrator

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    I have no idea why you'd have gotten that, but has the problem gone away, or are you still getting that? (I jst used the PM system with no problem, so I'm wondering if it's something that was all across the board, or limited to you.)
     
  8. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B Administrator

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    Seems to be working now...I sent Jeff a test message and that went off without a hitch. i checked to see if I was logged in proper and that was cool:confused:
     
  9. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder

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    There were a few minutes yesterday that the server seemed to be down. I got some strange messages myself about the files being unavailable. Hopefully it was just a minor quirk.
     
  10. xkvator

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    I've been Banned from using the microwave, after I heated up chili, yesterday...
     
  11. Grader4me

    Grader4me Senior Member

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    You are lucky..I've been banned from eating chili...creates gas problems:eek: Sorry to highjack
     
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  12. Alicehusty

    Alicehusty Banned

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    Hi, this is Alice. I am new to this site and feel that it is better than many of the sites I have visited earlier. I went through this thread and feel that the issue is quite a serious one. Hope it gets sorted soon enough.
     
  13. digger242j

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    Thanks. One of the ways we keep it better is to proactively ban users who give fraudulent location information in the location line of their registration, or whose IPs are known to be associated with spammers.

    Bye-bye. :ban
     
  14. SeaMac

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    I haven't been banned but I also haven't received an email verification link to follow. Would like to be able to post too. I found this forum a year ago and find it very informative, finally decided to join and would enjoy being able to post. Thanks...
     
  15. qball

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    wow, it's been quite some time since the last time i was banned.
    yay-me!
     
  16. Brandt

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    Why can't I reply in the "For Sale" section?
     
  17. mitch504

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    The header for that forum says you can't reply there, you have to reply by PM, but, occasionally, you can
     
  18. funwithfuel

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    :):):):):):):):);):):):):):):):)
    I had help
     
  19. highwayghost

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    Good to know that even the Admin gets banned from time to time. I won't feel as bad when they're 'running me outta town on a rail'. :oops:
     
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