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Old 06-01-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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I tried to register at another forum, and received the aforementioned message. Received an error message when I clicked on the link that was supposed to explain why. I need help on this one. I'm at home, and have never been blacklisted in my life. What's up?
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:03 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Using my moderator powers, I can see that your Internet provider shares its IP addresses among many people who use that Internet service.

Apparently someone who uses your provider did something on that other board that was so heinous that the board blacklisted your entire ISP and tagged it as an open proxy. Blacklisting prevents that user and anyone else who uses that provider from registering a new account on their message board. You won't be able to register there from your Internet connection.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Now look up "free proxy server" and see if one of those will let you complete the registration.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:12 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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So, everyone gets detention for the one bad kid in the class - nice! I'm back in third grade.
Okay, thanks harry and Bo. Will try that solution later today.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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Chances are your IP is on a blacklist. Go to this link:

DNSBL Information - Spam Database Lookup

If it it shows up as banned on any list contact your ISP.


If it isn't on any of those lists then as Bo suggested it's probably the site itself blocking your IP.
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