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  1. artinsocal macrumors newbie

    artinsocal

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    Would my IP be banned from using this site if I'm using a VPN? I can't think of any other reason it would be?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    The IP addresses of known spammers are normally blocked by most forums. Sometimes a spammer will use a VPN to try to duck under the radar. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Probably if it's a free one since most spam bots use them.
    Use a good private VPN and it shouldn't give you trouble w most sites.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Send in a note via the "contact us" form along with the IP address and an admin can tell you exactly why it was blocked.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/misc/contact/
     
  5. Meister Suspended

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    You should always use Tor or vpn for anything you do online.
     
  6. C DM, Nov 10, 2015
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    C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Wouldn't that essentially be along the lines of always employing spycraft techniques to avoid detection and being followed anytime you go outside even if most of that time it's for some very mundane things like just to check the mail, take out the garbage, pick up some milk, get a cup of coffee, etc.?
     
  7. Meister Suspended

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    No.
    Not at all.
     
  8. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Its the equivalent of surgically attaching a tinfoil hat to your head.
     
  9. Meister Suspended

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    Just like wearing pants ... and locking your house ...
     
  10. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    None of which are absolutely necessary, depending on your disposition......
     
  11. pmhparis macrumors newbie

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    Nope, Putting ALL your traffic through TOR is more like wearing a Burka for all activities outside the house, including things like swimming at the beach. Yeah, there are people who think that that is a good idea but that has more to do with their outlook on life than practicality.
     
  12. Floris macrumors 68020

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    I have no issues using various VPN services with my account on MR forums.
     
  13. Meister Suspended

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    Depending on the country you are in, rerouting your traffic is more or less necessary.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That's somewhat different from a generalized statement that everyone should do it for anything they do online.
     
  15. Meister Suspended

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    It isn't necessary for everyone, but they should anyway since it doesn't have any downsides, but makes it harder to surveil people.

    win-win
     
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Do VPN's not require extra time, effort, and money? I don't know, as I don't use VPN's often, but if the answer is "yes," then they would be downsides.
     
  17. Meister Suspended

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    Once you have everything set up, which takes about ten minutes, it does not require any more time or effort ever again.
    Tor and a lot of other VPN services are free of charge.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    But your traffic goes through some third party servers. And has the potential of being slower because of that as well.
     
  19. Meister Suspended

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    Good point.

    Still depends on the third party server. It also depends on what speed you have and need.
     

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