Site question from newbie

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by carpe diem, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. carpe diem macrumors 6502

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    Hi every one I am new here and just wanted to say hi to every one. On my high school campus evry time i try to read a thread it says the administrator has banned my IP address is there a way to find out why this is and be able to log on from there now?

    Thank You Very Much :)
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Odds are that someone from your school was spamming or otherwise misbehaving, so the school's IP address was banned. You might try sending a Private Message to arn with your situation and school's IP address, but it's unlikely that he'll unblock the school unless the problem occurred some time ago.
     
  3. carpe diem thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, he's the MR admin.
     
  5. carpe diem thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Now that I reread your original post:

    If you can't even get to the MR site (as opposed to not being able to log in or post), it's possible that the school's admin blocked MR's IP/URL, as opposed to the other way around.

    Is it possible that this is the case?
     
  7. carpe diem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No i am able to see the main page but not read threads.
    Thank You
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Well, it's important to note that www.macrumors.com and forums.macrumors.com are at different IPs - so one could be visible, and the other blocked by your school.
     
  9. carpe diem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No i get the messgae saying the Administrator has blocked my IP address but it is on the macrumors page.
    Thank You
     
  10. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Shouldn't you be studying instead of reading MacRumors at school? :p ;)

    Yes, it would be best to PM arn, but I don't know if he'll be able to do much for you...
     
  11. carpe diem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I really like the macrumors community and it could help me in my studies.
    Thanks
     
  12. Doctor Q Administrator

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    carpe diem,

    In general, you should send a Private Message to a moderator (or our "moderator mini") for help with problems with your membership or site access. The list of moderators is here. However, since I'm one of them and I already noticed this thread, I have sent you a Private Message to ask for more details. Check your messages by clicking Quick Links -> Private Messages at the top of this page.

    Doctor Q, Moderator
     
  13. Super20 macrumors regular

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    I honestly think that this is a problem on the school's end. I have this same issue at my own school. I can get to certain web pages, but when I try to click on a link on that web page to another page that is part of that web page (confused yet), the address is blocked. Sometimes it's just a word that's in the address. It could be the word "forum." Have you tried to access other web pages that have forums? Maybe I just didn't read the thread correctly, but check other forums while you are at school and see if that's it. Otherwise....get back to study hall!
     
  14. thomasp macrumors 6502a

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    If you get a "vBulletin" message in the same skin/style as the forum, then you've probably been banned from the forum by the forum.

    Otherwise, it's probably your network admin blocking Macrumors forums.
     
  15. carpe diem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is in the macrumors skin/style but i could suspect the network admins as they are mac haters!!

    Thank You
     
  16. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    Carpe Diem is a very polite young person. I like to see that.

    I agree that his problems connecting to the forums are more than likely caused by school admins.

    Carpe Diem: hang out at MacRumors when you're at home. Problem solved.
     
  17. carpe diem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank You but Doctor Q solve it so now it works at school.
     
  18. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Glad to hear it, and welcome to the community!
     

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