Getting "Un-Banned" From a Message Board.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Go2Guy, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    I was banned from an Blog /message board for arguing politics :biggrin:

    I can see the page, but none of the threads / messages. I can't log in. I have total access when using another computer (traveling this week on business), so I believe the moderators have blocked my home IP addy - is that possible?

    In the past I could delete cookies, clear cache and join with a different handle. This time it's different.

    Is it possible to get my ISP to do something - can I get a different IP Addy? Can they block my MAC Addy? Any help - thanks

    Hope I don't give any ideas to lurking banned Hawkeyes:biglaugh:
     
  2. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    Why would you want to try so hard to be somewhere you aren't wanted?
     
  3. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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    You just wouldn't understand.
     
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  4. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    :biglaugh:
     
  5. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    LOL - It's more about the moderator, not the participants; we all get along great !
     
  6. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    Hey, when I was banned from CN I saw it as a blessing in disguise... I just want the $50 they charged me for five months after I cancelled my subscription...
     
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  7. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    Actually; I find your contributions here positive and it's not bad to have an opinion from the 'other side'.
     
  8. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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    I believe there are ways to refresh your IP, but I'm not entirely sure how to do this. I know at schools like ISU, you almost have to ban by username, and just keep banning, because of the always changing IPs.
     
  9. rdubbs

    rdubbs Well-Known Member

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    Awesome response. The best thing for a board to do is like South Florida did with their Rivals board last year when Hawk fans crashed it after "Black Tuesday" on HROT, they took the whole message board down and it hasn't returned. Now that's keeping people out. lol
     
  10. brianhos

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    Use an anonymous proxy.
     
  11. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - that's an idea, but I was wondering if I had to download software, or if there's a Proxy Server (for free of course). Know of a good one?

    Most of the popular ones I heard about were for LINUX systems.
     
  12. cyclonemaniac7

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  13. vmbplayer

    vmbplayer Well-Known Member

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    you've been visiting other message boards? I feel so....so......used. :shocked:
     
  14. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks; I'll give it a try. Some of them seem to be like havens for Malware.
     
  15. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    But..... but.... I didn't leave a post deposit, so it wasn't like I was really posting.:wink:
     
  16. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    LOL, that was quite the day.
     
  17. TarHeelHawk

    TarHeelHawk Well-Known Member

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    HROT pulled the same stunt on the Auburn and Florida boards around the time bowl games were announced. I remember one thread on GatorBait titled "As an athiest, I cannot root for Tim Tebow"

    Needless to say, that thread didn't last very long.
     
  18. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    HROT had it's glory days 4-5 years ago. It's mostly juvenile now. The GDR fiasco is to blame for driving everyone away
     
  19. TarHeelHawk

    TarHeelHawk Well-Known Member

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    I still see the occasional reference to GDR on there, but I have no idea who he is or why he got banned, or why it's such a hot topic.
     

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