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Weight Weenies Ban?

downhill pauldownhill paul Posts: 236
edited January 2015 in Road general
Has anyone else had this?
I have just tried to read reviews of the specialized allez comp race on their website. this is the first time I have used their website. a warning notice popped up telling me I had been permanently banned from the website for spam reasons. how can I spam a website I have never visited? what exactly do they do anyway?
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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    You have been permanently banned from this board.

    Please contact the Board Administrator for more information.

    Reason given for ban: spam

    A ban has been issued on your IP address.

    :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Has anyone else had this?
    I have just tried to read reviews of the specialized allez comp race on their website. this is the first time I have used their website. a warning notice popped up telling me I had been permanently banned from the website for spam reasons. how can I spam a website I have never visited? what exactly do they do anyway?

    It's probably either that you're abroad or using a proxy or something else to do with your IP address. If I try to log onto BR when I'm in China, I get the same thing - as I did when using my proxy (possibly fixed now). The system just sees your IP and relates it to a banned IP.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • JackPozziJackPozzi Posts: 1,191
    Was about to post a similar thread, hopefully it's a problem at their end!
  • team47b wrote:
    You have been permanently banned from this board.

    Please contact the Board Administrator for more information.

    Reason given for ban: spam

    A ban has been issued on your IP address.

    :D

    I just got the same message.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,277
    team47b wrote:
    You have been permanently banned from this board.

    Please contact the Board Administrator for more information.

    Reason given for ban: spam

    A ban has been issued on your IP address.

    :D

    I just had a look on their forum and the same message came up. I've never even visited that forum before (never joined, not a member), so there must be something up...
  • Ah, right. I'd just emailed the link on the ban screen to ask Whiskey Tango Foxtrot myself.
  • DKayDKay Posts: 1,652
    Me too and just seen this thread. They must have a very busy inbox right now.
  • Same. I think it's because we need to diet more.
  • chip42chip42 Posts: 145
    Same here, I've emailed them but no response as yet.

    Andy
  • Ah. So not just me then. They've had a few problems over the last week or so, either software related or hack-related. Looks like this is the most recent.

    Just hope I haven't sent a message to a bunch of hackers. Not sure what good it would do them, but you never know.
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2-A
  • flasherflasher Posts: 1,729
    Me too :D
  • Fixed now. Sounda like the mods were banned too!: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... 7&t=130330
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2-A
  • That forum is full of bugs... I did register a few years back, but was never able to login... if I try to register as a new user, apparently I still exist... oh well.
    The all Starbike business seems a bit bonkers for the way we perceive German efficiency.
  • That forum is full of bugs... I did register a few years back, but was never able to login... if I try to register as a new user, apparently I still exist... oh well.
    The all Starbike business seems a bit bonkers for the way we perceive German efficiency.

    Same, I tried to register just to ask a simple question but I never did get in so I gave up.
  • it is worth persisting. There are some incredibly knowledgeable people there: it's my first port of call for any difficult or obscure question. ISTR Adam Hansen was a regular on there way before (and a bit after) he got a pro contract.

    It's also a lot better than it was: it went through a very fascist phase of deleting any thread that wasn't directly and identifiably related to saving weight on a bike. It's all a bit more relaxed now, and better for it.
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2-A
  • it is worth persisting. There are some incredibly knowledgeable people there: it's my first port of call for any difficult or obscure question. ISTR Adam Hansen was a regular on there way before (and a bit after) he got a pro contract.

    It's also a lot better than it was: it went through a very fascist phase of deleting any thread that wasn't directly and identifiably related to saving weight on a bike. It's all a bit more relaxed now, and better for it.

    Being on the giving rather than receiving end of advice most of the time, I find it's hard enough to maintain one profile... presence on more than one forum is just too demanding. I occasionally post on LFGSS, but not being a regular my advice is often ignored or disregarded.... :lol:
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,954
    it is worth persisting. There are some incredibly knowledgeable people there: it's my first port of call for any difficult or obscure question. ISTR Adam Hansen was a regular on there way before (and a bit after) he got a pro contract.

    It's also a lot better than it was: it went through a very fascist phase of deleting any thread that wasn't directly and identifiably related to saving weight on a bike. It's all a bit more relaxed now, and better for it.

    You on WW forum ha! Now that's funny captain fondue
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • Om nomnomnom! There's nowt wrong with a couple of fondues a day...

    Anyway - the spam ban at WW seems to be back on force again. Unless it's jut me this time :-(
    Swim. Bike. Run. Yeah. That's what I used to do.

    Bike 1
    Bike 2-A
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,954
    Maybe there's a maximum weight limit in force
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • Yep, back in force. Back to browsing this forum for interesting topics for a while!
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  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,069
    Banned again :roll:
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • Me too :(
    'Hello to Jason Isaacs'
  • zaneladzanelad Posts: 269
    I only went to the website cos of all this hoo hah, and I'm banned too. :mrgreen:
  • And me!
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,069
    2 days now still cant log on
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,351
    Add me to the banned list!
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    I have been posting there for three years without issue then in the last month they get hacked and the this twice. I suspect the are the victim of hacking.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    I was able to post on there all last week, banned this week.....

    Maybe they ran out of 50c coins for the meter?
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,351
    Is anyone able to get in and, if so, have they posted anything to say what's going on?

    If they haven't and they're not replying to those of use who've mailed their admin team I can only assume they really don't give a censored .
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • flasherflasher Posts: 1,729
    Gweeds wrote:
    Is anyone able to get in and, if so, have they posted anything to say what's going on?

    If they haven't and they're not replying to those of use who've mailed their admin team I can only assume they really don't give a shoot.

    Do you honestly think they don't care, I'm sure they're doing everything they can behind the scene to get it back online.
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