My IP address is banned?

Discussion in 'Forum Issues, Problems, & Concerns' started by Ricochet, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Tried to log in and it says my IP address is banned. I'm using a VPN now, but I don't like using one. Anything you can do?

    I tried the "contact us" link, but that doesn't work when you're banned.
     
  2. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Wow, you musta really been bad!!!
     
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I'm not savvy on these things .... @Synchro , hate to bother you , got anything ?
     
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  4. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    Ricochet, open up a search engine and enter “what’s my ip”, then send me the IP address via PM. I’ll see what I can do.
     
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  5. drrohle

    drrohle Synchromatic

    804
    Jan 3, 2014
    Hays, KS
    If you are using a VPN you are relying on a server to mask your real IP address. That server could be anywhere and either the IP address of it is blacklisted or possibly the country the server resides in is on the Blacklist.

    Try getting in without the VPN, if you can then it's not you it's the VPN service you subscribe to.
     
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  6. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    I have a very religious friend who never swears, except this, during computer frustrations: "damn technology!"
     
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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I had to use VPN to get in, it's my regular IP that is blocked.
     
  8. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Age:
    57
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Haven't you heard? Gretsch has embargoed Monkey Island! Looks like all you'll have from now on is Chinese counterfeit Gretsch guitars. On the bright side, the counterfeit ones are much cheaper! :D
     
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  9. ishtar

    ishtar Country Gent

    I was reading this and getting vicarious ptsd from my vpn's dropped connections ALL THE TIME/too frequent to pay for... Frustrated, I went to a bookmark for The Acoustic Guitar Forum, and this happened -
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2020
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  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Of course you're a lefty...
     
  11. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Hopefully not because of that suspicious cookie pop-up :eek:
     
  12. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
    Admin Post
    I reported it to the Admin, that’s all I can do.
     
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  13. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Looks like they fixed it. Tnx to Synchro and admins!
     
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  14. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Yay!!! Congrats to the team behind the curtain.
     
  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Whoops, spoke to soon! It's back!
     
  16. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Damn! :(
     
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  17. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Speaking of IP makes me think of Dr. Vinton Cerf, main author of the tcp/ip protocol. He's at Google now. When IP was adopted for wider and wider use, he made a t-shirt:
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

    275
    Jan 17, 2020
    Oregon
    It's probably just the Tele in your Avatar. Try a 6120!
     
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  19. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Ok looks like it’s fixed!
     
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  20. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    :D
     
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