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Banned? For life?

I went to the website yesterday, and the screen came up saying I was "banned", and "date ban will be lifted: Never"

Admins have not responded to emails asking what this is about, I imagine they are busy with other things.

The only thing I can think of is that I've been reporting some spam threads, and then replying as USMCvet suggested saying that I reported them, and in turn the spammers must be reporting ME on the replies; generating an automatic ban.

sound right?

How do I get my account off the BANNED list so I can access it frome Chrome browser again?
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I went to the website yesterday, and the screen came up saying I was "banned", and "date ban will be lifted: Never"

Admins have not responded to emails asking what this is about, I imagine they are busy with other things.

The only thing I can think of is that I've been reporting some spam threads, and then replying as USMCvet suggested saying that I reported them, and in turn the spammers must be reporting ME on the replies; generating an automatic ban.

sound right?

How do I get my account off the BANNED list so I can access it frome Chrome browser again?
SERIOUS. Clear your cookies????
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I'll try that. I created this other account, but it runs off AOL/explorer.
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lots of spam.. need more moderators. It takes a lot of work to keep the shitheads at bay. So tired of spam.

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clearing cookies worked! I was able to open the page without the BANNED notice, then logged in with my new account. Thanks, keweenawbee !

I'm the member formerly known as (BLANK) (because I logged in with facebook account, and only a FOOL uses their real name on social media!)
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clearing cookies worked! I was able to open the page without the BANNED notice, then logged in with my new account. Thanks, keweenawbee !

I'm the member formerly known as (BLANK) (because I logged in with facebook account, and only a FOOL uses their real name on social media!)
Facebook. Really? I guess I am just too **** old. My first computer was a 128k Mac. Yes we're talking ram baby….128k. You do have a Transit van right?

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There must be an automated "banning" after X amount of reported posts. And the way this website is set up, anyone can create an account and start posting links or "reporting" other member's posts immediately.

Feasibly, some malcontent or >mean person< can create an account and just start reporting every post and get every member banned. No more forum.

In the event the spammer(s) start doing this to me, if you don't see any posts from me for a day or two, please contact the admins and ask them to re-instate me. I'll posts a little something on this thread every other day to let you know I'm still alive. It's like a bad spy novel.
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what, K, you're still on Myspace?! :-)

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There must be an automated "banning" after X amount of reported posts. And the way this website is set up, anyone can create an account and start posting links or "reporting" other member's posts immediately.

Feasibly, some malcontent or >mean person< can create an account and just start reporting every post and get every member banned. No more forum.

In the event the spammer(s) start doing this to me, if you don't see any posts from me for a day or two, please contact the admins and ask them to re-instate me. I'll posts a little something on this thread every other day to let you know I'm still alive. It's like a bad spy novel.
Right on bro. I'll definitely be looking for your posts!

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For anyone curious about the 128k mac…… The system file was on one 3.5" disc, and the application was on the other 3.5" disc. I forget the capacity of each disc but it wasn't much. There was no other drive, no hard drive, and no 2nd 3.5" drive. It was REALLY good exercise swapping the discs every 12 seconds or so.
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