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    Hi,

    I got banned yesterday for commenting on a friend's thread he created on here. we both work at the same company, with around 1000 PCs, all using the same network/connection.

    He was permanently banned, and i was banned for 24 hrs. apparently because we are the same person.

    There must be other people on here sharing IPs?! why couldnt the mod have a quick look into who we were and see that we are completely different people. we both use the same usernames for everything, so even a quick Google search would have shown us to be individual.

    Anyway, heres to him being un-banned at somepoint

    31 Comments

    I think what you should have done is to contact the mods before creating multiple accounts on the same IP.

    You use the same username ??

    Banned

    deb8z;7682834

    You use the same username ??



    :?

    Original Poster

    greg_68;7682832

    I think what you should have done is to contact the mods before creating … I think what you should have done is to contact the mods before creating multiple accounts on the same IP.



    it didnt occur to me, as you can see i've had my account a fair while now, and he has had (or did have) his longer.

    I cant see how being from the same IP means a ban, its a bit harsh. as i said, there are 1000 PCs where i work, and there must be loads of people who go on here at work!

    Just because we both posted in the same thread :thinking:

    Original Poster

    deb8z;7682834

    You use the same username ??



    no, he was M4rkie23. the username he uses for everything, as i use mugglesquop for everything :thumbsup:

    In the OP you wrote :

    we both use the same usernames

    How could admin tell if it is 5 different people on 1000 pc's or 1 person with 5 id's?

    Original Poster

    deb8z;7682862

    In the OP you wrote :we both use the same usernames



    sorry, meant to be "we both use the same usernames for everything" :whistling:


    cheers

    Banned

    deb8z;7682862

    In the OP you wrote :we both use the same usernames



    it was obvious what was meant though. it amazes me how picky people are on here.

    Original Poster

    greg_68;7682863

    How could admin tell if it is 5 different people on 1000 pc's or 1 person … How could admin tell if it is 5 different people on 1000 pc's or 1 person with 5 id's?



    they should be able to see a log of where we have logged on from, so my home IP and his home IP would have come up.

    Hi Hun - me and my other half are on here-but i'd seen posts about problems before-so when i got feed up of my OH using my details i emailed and asked if he could join as we would use the same ip address - the mods were really helpful and said he should email when he joins to let them know and they owuld make a note we used the same address-but we were not to post or add heat etc to each others posts - which i think is fair enough.
    maybe if you contact them and explain they can sort it out and do a similar thing for you.

    they should ban me by IP hahahahaha it will only affect majority of South England NHS Trust's...............

    lamentable method of banning which should be outlawed

    rumblefish;7682892

    it was obvious what was meant though. it amazes me how picky people are … it was obvious what was meant though. it amazes me how picky people are on here.



    I wasn't being picky,i didn't understand what he'd wrote:roll:

    rumblefish;7682892

    it was obvious what was meant though. it amazes me how picky people are … it was obvious what was meant though. it amazes me how picky people are on here.



    on the contrary I thought the same as debz but assumed the OP had just got it mixed up, had they been using the same username it would have been clearer why they were banned.

    Original Poster

    lucerysmum;7682902

    Hi Hun - me and my other half are on here-but i'd seen posts about … Hi Hun - me and my other half are on here-but i'd seen posts about problems before-so when i got feed up of my OH using my details i emailed and asked if he could join as we would use the same ip address - the mods were really helpful and said he should email when he joins to let them know and they owuld make a note we used the same address-but we were not to post or add heat etc to each others posts - which i think is fair enough. maybe if you contact them and explain they can sort it out and do a similar thing for you.



    i message the mod politely when we realised what had happend (well, after the ban, as i couldnt get to my PMs - what a waste of time). They said that they couldnt help, and i had to use the 'Contact Us' button, which we both have, and havent heard anything back.

    Original Poster

    greg_68;7682918

    on the contrary I thought the same as debz but assumed the OP had just … on the contrary I thought the same as debz but assumed the OP had just got it mixed up, had they been using the same username it would have been clearer why they were banned.



    couple more braincells than that over here :thumbsup:

    Banned

    greg_68;7682918

    on the contrary I thought the same as debz but assumed the OP had just … on the contrary I thought the same as debz but assumed the OP had just got it mixed up, had they been using the same username it would have been clearer why they were banned.



    Granted.

    But it was abit of a giveaway reading further down.

    He was permanently banned, and i was banned for 24 hrs. apparently because we are the same person.

    There must be other people on here sharing IPs?!


    Anyway - i guess all you can do is contact a mod. good luck

    Original Poster

    rumblefish;7682954

    Anyway - i guess all you can do is contact a mod. good luck



    thats the best bit, this is what i did, and got reffered to a "Contact Us" page. its as bad as the bloody indian call centres :x

    A little much, to say the least. There's a line between practicality and moderation that any forum should not cross, and this is most certain well over the line.

    Not in this case as it's different,but if someone is shown to be using a multi ID why aren't they both banned permanently.

    It's like giving them a slap on the wrist and an open invitation to do it again.

    Should I contact the mods? my brother just created an account yesterday from the same IP as I made this/I use this on.

    And can't it tell its a different computer? Like mine could be 182.156.1.10 while his would be 182.156.1.4?

    Original Poster

    Lost Symphonies;7683035

    Should I contact the mods? my brother just created an account yesterday … Should I contact the mods? my brother just created an account yesterday from the same IP as I made this/I use this on.And can't it tell its a different computer? Like mine could be 182.156.1.10 while his would be 182.156.1.4?



    i would contact them incase. Your PC might have its own IP on your home network, but your router has a different IP for the WWW.

    i dont understand why i was only banned for 24 hrs, where as my mate is permo-banned?! :roll:

    mugglesquop;7683054

    i would contact them incase. Your PC might have its own IP on your home … i would contact them incase. Your PC might have its own IP on your home network, but your router has a different IP for the WWW.i dont understand why i was only banned for 24 hrs, where as my mate is permo-banned?! :roll:



    Did you join first ?

    Original Poster

    dontasciime;7683072

    Did you join first ?



    No.

    both been on here over a year

    mugglesquop;7683092

    No.both been on here over a year



    So you both joined at same time a year ago :lol

    mugglesquop;7682856

    no, he was M4rkie23. the username he uses for everything, as i use … no, he was M4rkie23. the username he uses for everything, as i use mugglesquop for everything :thumbsup:



    dontasciime;7683072

    Did you join first ?



    mugglesquop;7683092

    No.both been on here over a year



    Your mate only joined in September 2009, or am I missing something?
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/profile/204365

    Original Poster

    tregs;7683233

    Your mate only joined in September 2009, or am I missing … Your mate only joined in September 2009, or am I missing something?http://www.hotukdeals.com/profile/204365



    oh right, thought he had joined before me, he told me about this site in the frist place :whistling:

    either way, he shouldnt be banned!

    This happened to me and my bro, he got banned, i think it was either sigma or jb who sorted it, all i had to do was drop admin an email detailing what has happened and they sorted it.

    I never realised this, I wont be telling husband to get his own account then!! Seems strange though why we couldnt have an account each

    supermod

    mugglesquop, not sure why you have started a MISC thread about this as you have already been given the relevant information and directions via PM ? - as discussed earlier, if you wish to discuss the matter further then please use the main ']Contact Us' link to get in touch with the Admin Team who can review & advise accordingly. Do not start any further MISC threads regarding the matter.

    supermod

    beth3735;7683433

    I never realised this, I wont be telling husband to get his own … I never realised this, I wont be telling husband to get his own account then!! Seems strange though why we couldnt have an account each



    Just to clarify - two members in a family group can both have their own unique accounts so long as they are ]pre-approved by Admin, and only one of them posts in FS/T & the members then don't cross promote any deal threads etc.

    I. User Names and Avatars:Behind every participating user name is a real … I. User Names and Avatars:Behind every participating user name is a real person, please respect their orientation in life and opinions at all times.* Choose a user name and avatar that is inoffensive. If a user name or avatar is found to be offensive it will be removed without warning.* Members selecting a name to impersonate another user will receive a permanent ban without warning.* Please note that only one connected person/user name is permitted to use the FS/FT forum.* Members creating multiple user names without a prior agreement with Admin or Moderators will be permanently banned from the site.* Never post information considered as personal or private without the other member's consent.



    We have many family groups on the site who have notified us in advance & are aware of the posting rules related to deal threads & FS/T Restrictions.

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