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Old 07-12-2011
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Question My Ip address is banned from the site

When i try to login to the site i get the following message
Sorry. The administrator has banned your IP address. To contact the
administrator click here"

I don't know why i am banned. I am a regular user. I have not shared any
illegal materials on the site nor offended any one. I am sure this is some
kind of mistake. Could you please look in this
hope to hear from you soon
Thank you

and i did get a reply from the USMLE forum team

Dear member,

Your IP address has been spamming our forums with tons of spam messages.

We are sorry we cannot allow your IP address to connect to our website.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


USMLE Forums Team

I have changed my IP address now
Could some one please shed some light why My IP address is spanning
this site. Does that mean that some one has hacked my computer and
stolen my email address and password .I swear i am not Spam the site
what are my options
some one please help ..... :sorry:
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Old 07-17-2011
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When we get a spamming attack from an IP address, we ban a range of IP addresses in your local region.

So it might be your neighbor or people from your area were trying to spam the forums.

It does not necessarily mean that your computer itself was spamming the website.

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