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Permanently banned from Weightweenies without posting a thing..........

bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
edited December 2019 in The bottom bracket
Tried to register (because I was interested in the long-running Allez Sprint thread) yesterday. Was bizarrely asked to send an email with my "cycling information". No idea what that meant, so I sent a list of the bikes I own, and awaited account activation. I guess they're not good enough for them, as when I went on there today I got a

"You have been permanently banned from this board.

Please contact the Board Administrator for more information.

A ban has been issued on your IP address."

message. I've received no other messages. I guess they don't want any new members, or I'm not good enough for them......

I've read around and it seems they hand out bans willy nilly, and it seems it's no use contacting them about it (which I've done) because they don't respond.

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  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,169
    I blame Merlin.
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,039
    @ OP, have you recently moved? A previous occupier may have been banned previously and it’s the IP address which is being flagged?
    “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”

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  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    slowmart said:

    @ OP, have you recently moved? A previous occupier may have been banned previously and it’s the IP address which is being flagged?

    No. I’ve lived here since 1998.
  • Same thing happened to me. Was fine for a few months and then my IP got banned in October for seemingly no reason. My public IP has not changed for the last two years.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,256
    Create account through a VPN/proxy.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    edited December 2019
    pinno said:

    Create account through a VPN/proxy.

    What's the point when you have to jump through a bunch of hoops to gain access, which I already did once and got inexplicably banned? I can't read the website at all now without using a proxy. Ridiculous.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,568
    Maybe their mod works for Merlin?
  • Or the post office.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,468 Lives Here
    Or reads other cycling forums
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,204
    Having your reputation preceding you is not always a good thing.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,369
    What was the thread title? 'I drilled my derailleur cage and it snapped; can I blame Shimano/SRAM/Campag for not making it stronger?'
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,256
    me-109 said:

    What was the thread title? 'I drilled my derailleur cage and it snapped; can I blame Shimano/SRAM/Campag for not making it stronger?'

    Look, attaching the mech to the frame correctly would be a start.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Did you tell them about your 40kg backpack?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054

    Or reads other cycling forums

    :D
    Whippet
    Bruiser
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  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,369
    pinno said:


    Look, attaching the mech to the frame correctly would be a start.

    I must have missed that one.
  • me-109 said:

    pinno said:


    Look, attaching the mech to the frame correctly would be a start.

    I must have missed that one.
    I think pinno is conflating bungle with manc33
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,169
    And Joe Total is confusing him with milemuncher.
  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 748
    I'm not sure it's worth hanging around here anymore. What with the persistent and unending trolling, anf now the forum itself has been turned into an unmitigated impossible to navigate atrocious pos. I congratulate you.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,256
    bungle73 said:

    I congratulate you.

    First day of the new decade and i'm getting compliments.



    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054
    bungle73 said:

    I'm not sure it's worth hanging around here anymore. What with the persistent and unending trolling, anf now the forum itself has been turned into an unmitigated impossible to navigate atrocious pos. I congratulate you.

    Unfortunately we can't take the credit for state of the new forum...
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
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