Hmmmm, Banned??

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Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby catmoon » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:55 am

Next door at Dharma Wheel, I have recently been issued a ban and my IP has been banned as well. I have been unable to contact the admins, and have no idea what is going on. Anyone who can contact DWM on my behalf and ask them to contact me here would do me a great kindness.
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby plwk » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:19 am

Catty, done for you. Let's hope an Admin/Mod responds...
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What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby catmoon » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:22 am

plwk wrote:Catty, done for you. Let's hope an Admin/Mod responds...


Ah thank you kindly!

So wheres the lolcats thread on thiis board?
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby Dan74 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:30 am

catmoon wrote:Next door at Dharma Wheel, I have recently been issued a ban and my IP has been banned as well. I have been unable to contact the admins, and have no idea what is going on. Anyone who can contact DWM on my behalf and ask them to contact me here would do me a great kindness.


It's probably in recognition of the great service you had given there.

In years to come you will see it as a great Bodhisattva act of kindness. "Best thing that's ever happened to me!" - you'll say.

I wish they'd ban me here, but these Theravadins don't quite get the "cruel to be kind" thing. Ah well... :cry:
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby catmoon » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:34 am

LOL true dat, theres no telling how the karma would work out. I but half suspect that it will turn out I banned myself accidentally, or some other such inspiringly enlightened thing.
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby Dan74 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:36 am

I tried that at ZFI when I was mod, the darn thing wouldn't let me do it! :shrug:
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:39 am

I'll move this thread over to the suggestion box.
Catmoon, it might be wise to shoot David a pm and let him know what's going on.
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby catmoon » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:46 am

I have a pm out to Retro, I dont think I need to bug Dave just yet. He's a busy fellow!
Besides this is kind of enjoyable. Stress free posting, no responsibilities.... :woohoo:
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby Monkey Mind » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:46 am

I'm guessing your Halloween avatar was too scary. :stirthepot:
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby catmoon » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:03 am

Monkey Mind wrote:I'm guessing your Halloween avatar was too scary. :stirthepot:


It was pretty frightening wasn't it?

It is truly amazing the scenarios that run through a fellow's head when something like this happens. For instance recently we had a pretty sane and steady poster suddenly change his avatar to a nude picture of an underage girl. Result: instaban. Now it occurs to me, what if he didn't do it? What if someone got ticked at him and hacked in and switched avatars on him? Could the same thing have happened to me?

But I'm afraid sanity must prevail. We recently took on a few new mods and they are fond of doing IP bans along with the regular user bans on spammers. I'm betting one of those banned IPs was a bit more general than intended. It would not surprise me to find all of southwestern BC has been locked out. So that's my lead scenario atm.

Anyone else want to try their hand at some wild speculation?
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby plwk » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:11 am

Catty... 2 messages from huseng on the thread:
Hang in there Cat!
I'll have to ask the admins to figure this out because I can't really determine the source of this.
Hey Kitty can you come back now?
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby catmoon » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:14 am

Ah. They seem to have fixed it.

Damn!
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:27 am

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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:10 am

catmoon wrote:
Monkey Mind wrote:I'm guessing your Halloween avatar was too scary. :stirthepot:


It was pretty frightening wasn't it?

It is truly amazing the scenarios that run through a fellow's head when something like this happens. For instance recently we had a pretty sane and steady poster suddenly change his avatar to a nude picture of an underage girl. Result: instaban. Now it occurs to me, what if he didn't do it? What if someone got ticked at him and hacked in and switched avatars on him? Could the same thing have happened to me?

But I'm afraid sanity must prevail. We recently took on a few new mods and they are fond of doing IP bans along with the regular user bans on spammers. I'm betting one of those banned IPs was a bit more general than intended. It would not surprise me to find all of southwestern BC has been locked out. So that's my lead scenario atm.

Anyone else want to try their hand at some wild speculation?


I reckon you hit the nail on the head.
When you go back in to DWM, you might want to look at your policy with regard to IP bans. If you are banning blocks of IP addresses, you are going to run into problems with the site loosing its accessability to some innocent bystanders.
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:52 am

catmoon wrote:Ah. They seem to have fixed it.

Damn!


Glad they fixed it! Yes, it appears to have been an IP issue, which we will need to look into.
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby dharmagoat » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:22 pm

:popcorn:

Nice to see everything resolved. It made for some interesting reading.
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby Bakmoon » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:21 pm

Monkey Mind wrote:I'm guessing your Halloween avatar was too scary. :stirthepot:


Now I'm curious and want to see it... Can anyone pm me a link to it? :tongue:
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Re: Hmmmm, Banned??

Postby Monkey Mind » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:19 am

Bakmoon wrote:
Monkey Mind wrote:I'm guessing your Halloween avatar was too scary. :stirthepot:


Now I'm curious and want to see it... Can anyone pm me a link to it? :tongue:


I'm afraid it was entirely seasonal, and Mr. C Moon has moved on to a Christmas-themed avatar. The one I commented on: depicted a kitten wearing a witch's or wizard's hat (for Halloween)...

Imagine if kittens had magical powers. Truly frightening.
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