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Offline DoctorQuest

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Let me know if I should be posting this elsewhere or if I need to PM someone.

The forums work fine on any other computer I use but for some reason when I click on any forum topic when using my Surface Go I get message saying I am banned (by name: DoctorQuest) and the ban is non-expiring. I tried clearing cache and history (I thought) but to no avail.

I don't recall doing anything wacky  :uglystupid2: on that rig and I don't really remember when I first encountered it. I have not had the Surface for that long.

Any ideas??
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Re: I am banned from the forums on my Surface Go Chrome browser
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 06:16:45 PM »
That is bizarre. Just checked your profile and it is clean. Ghost in the machine?  >:D
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Re: I am banned from the forums on my Surface Go Chrome browser
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 06:22:46 PM »
What I see is..... The following is verbatim

An Error Has Occurred!

Sorry DoctorQuest, you are banned from using this forum!
on spammer hotlist
The ban is not set to expire.
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Re: I am banned from the forums on my Surface Go Chrome browser
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2019, 06:23:14 PM »
Dr. Zinn did it!   >:D

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Re: I am banned from the forums on my Surface Go Chrome browser
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 06:24:04 PM »
I am going to kill that prick this time.
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Re: I am banned from the forums on my Surface Go Chrome browser
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 06:33:21 PM »
Truly bizarre. Your account is 100% unbanned and clean on this side.
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Re: I am banned from the forums on my Surface Go Chrome browser
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 06:44:01 PM »
Could the Surface Go being using a different ip address than you normally use to access the forum?

There are two or three large anti-spam/anti-virus screeners used by internet service providers (they aren't anything users would normally recognize) to block some exchanges from even getting to the receiving end once an ip or email address has been flagged as a virus-base. I have a couple of customers this has happened to, and while they can receive emails from me, and while their emails will go through other isps, their accounts are blacklisted on the industrial-grade spam-blocker used by my isp. Once that happens, it can be nearly impossible to ever get the account whitelisted again -- and I've tried! (Because I like profit and so I want my customers to be able to send me orders and/or quote requests!)

It's hard to believe that those background things do any good at all, considering how much garbage still gets through, but the situation testifies to just how-unbelievably-much the internet is infested with toxic feeds. It's a tragedy when victim-accounts get taken down with the evildoers as collateral damage, but it does happen.

I can't be sure that this is the same situation, but the characteristics sound practical identical (aside from you not sending emails, only trying to access, but the same result would happen).
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Re: I am banned from the forums on my Surface Go Chrome browser
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2019, 06:57:59 PM »
The IP address is what I am suspecting might be the problem. Or my MAC address.

The message definitely seems to come from the forum software.

Letís not sweat it too much tonight. I have plenty of other ways to get to the forums.

I may try to renew my IP configuration....
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