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    Can’t seem to sign in on my works PC.
    Says IP address blocked. (BT ISP).

    Ok via phone though.
     
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    Just as a quicky, try rebooting your router. Perhaps if you are able to switch it off and wait some minutes then switch it on again. This should give you a different IP address.
    The phone is using a different dynamic IP address through the phone provider.
     
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    The site has been hit by a lot of spam registrations lately so I’ve had to ban some IPs to stop the flood. What are the first few numbers of your IP and I’ll have a look to see if it’s one of them that has been banned (not suggesting spam is originating from your IP but spammers will spoof).
     
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    Had the same, but thanks to @Verbarthe I'm back among The Faithful again! (y)

    Funny how we miss the place.....:D
     
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    Sorry about that, the first three numbers of your IP was used by a spammer.
     
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    Sorry :oops: - how do they hi-jack an IP number? Should I turn my modem off, leave it for a while, then turn back on? Will that 'reset' things to 'non-spammer' status?
     
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    I don’t think they hack it in the way you say, is just that they will hide their own location through the use of a VPN of sorts.
     
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    To... The CO, hope you can help.

    I've had a message from 535i MSport he's also got his IP banned.

    Peter
     
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    Thanks, I’ll have a look.
     
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    Unfortunately this the norm, with a plethora of organisations such as "hide my IP" to name just one.

    I used to administrate a WWII fighter flight simulator in New York (hence my name), and the only way to stop undesirables was to use a combination of methods to stop people from joining and getting banned and then rejoining, was to use an IP mask for instance 197.254.*. *
    Unfortunately, this was a rough tool and sometimes good guys got banned, so exception rules had to be applied.
     
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    Yup and then it fronts it with an IP address in the UK but originating from Ukraine. There is a prolific spammer in Germany that at one point was trying to register about 30 users a day on here. An utter pain in the arse.
     
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    Ok, I’ve cleared about 100 IPs so there should be no more issues. Once the spammers start again I’ll locate them before banning/deleting them, should avoid any blue on blue.
     
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    Thanks for sorting. I thought I had offended someone


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    I am back in thanks. And thanks to Pete who passed some messages on.

    Password changed too.

    I thought me driving a Mercedes had finally caught up with me.


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    I turned my VPN on and it still said I was banned!


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    Shouldn’t do, all the dodgy IPs have been deleted. May be worth clearing your cache and cookies.
     
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    I’ve a banned IP address too.....
    I’ll be changing sky router later today so shall report back
     
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    @The CO sorry didn't see the messages yesterday.

    Seems ok today (y)
     
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    No before you fixed it. I thought the VPN would’ve ‘fooled’ it but obviously not.


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