Somehow I was banned from a forum using Tor...

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by jerred39, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. jerred39 macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2010
    Does anyone know how it is possible that a forum has banned me even though I keep changing my Tor address? I was unrightfully treated by this place and I want to understand why my Tor is suddenly not good enough to get around the ban... It worked find before until they did something different recently and I don't know what it has to do with. I have been searching for all kinds ways to change an IP address on a MacOS 10.4 system and I can't find anything. I am using a neighbors WiFi so I don't want to go ask them to turn their modem on and off. What can I do?
  2. Roric macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2005
    How about accept the fact that you were banned for some reason and move on with life?
  3. DylanLikesPorn macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2010
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Dylan gave you the most probable answer, and it's your external IP address that you'd need to be changing, which shouldn't have anything to do with your computers OS or version.
  5. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

    May 10, 2009
    Somehow I doubt it was just because of Tor alone. If you are getting banned repeatedly likely it has more to do with what you did to get banned in the first place than it does with sneaking back in using Tor while under a ban.
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Either you were banned because you used a tor address which you use to mask your real ip and the site admins feel that type behavior is not appropriate for their site


    most likely, you probably behaved in a way that was counter to the rules.

    In either case, email the mods/admins and explain your situation, perhaps they'll let you in, once you stop using the TOR address.
  7. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    They're a privately run forum. They do not have to share a reason for banning you, forums are allowed to ban whoever they want for any reason or no reason at all and don't have to explain a thing.

    That's because you can't just change your external IP address like that.

    Stop stealing your neighbor's WiFi and get your own internet connection so you have your own modem to turn on and off.
  8. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    I would like to point out IP banning is pretty rare for a forum to do in this day of age. Reason for it is very few people have a static IP address and it to easy for people to changed their IP address to make the work worth it. Hell in banning an IP you are more likely to ban someone else than the person you are trying to block.

    chances are they banned your SN, Email address and what not. If you want to go back choose a SN that has nothing to do with your last one and email address to match. Then lay low for a little while before you start posting and make sure not to ever get the 2 accounts linked up.
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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  10. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Come now, that's just mean.

    OP, why not just start your own web forum? Then you can act how you want and nobody will ever ban you.

    Hope this helps :)

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