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Sorry, you are banned from using this forum!
Oct 22nd, 2012 at 11:38pm
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why have I been banned from my own forum?  I cant even log in to check the banned IP addresses...

how did this happen and what do i do to fix it?

Thank you

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Re: Sorry, you are banned from using this forum!
Reply #1 - Oct 22nd, 2012 at 11:38pm
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Please help
  
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Re: Sorry, you are banned from using this forum!
Reply #2 - Oct 23rd, 2012 at 1:05am
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You'll need to go in via FTP or through the file manager on your host and hand edit your ./Variable/Settings.pl file.

Near the end of the file are three variables: $ip_banlist, $email_banlist, and $user_banlist

The problem is likely to be with $ip_banlist - either your IP address got put in there (very possible if you're using the StopFourmSpam mod or if you managed to trip a Guardian security protocol) or an IP with an asterisk or other illegal character got in the list. The easiest way to deal with this is to simply set $ip_banlist to ""; (
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Check the $email_banlist as well. This is another spot  where it's possible an illegal character got in. Clear that out as well.

If that doesn't do it, you may have Guardian set to write to the .htaccess file - if that's what's happened, that will need to be edited as well.

If THAT doesn't do it - check with your host. You may have inadvertently triggered a security protocol on a level you can't edit and they'll have to 'whitelist' your IP for you.
  

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Reply #3 - Oct 23rd, 2012 at 8:58am
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can you tell me how to do this please?

"If that doesn't do it, you may have Guardian set to write to the .htaccess file - if that's what's happened, that will need to be edited as well."
  
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Reply #4 - Oct 23rd, 2012 at 2:08pm
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You would have to download the .htaccess file that is located in the cgi-bin/YaBB2/ directory and edit it.

After you edit it, re-upload it to the same directory.
  
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Reply #5 - Nov 23rd, 2012 at 7:46pm
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how do i find out if the guardian is set to write to the .htaccess file?

I dont see this file in that location...see attachment
  

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Reply #6 - Nov 23rd, 2012 at 7:58pm
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I also would like to know again where is this file located?
./Variable/Settings.pl file.

i have looked but it is not there...

sorry ... just very confused here
  
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Reply #7 - Nov 23rd, 2012 at 8:03pm
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My bad,


I was looking in the wrong directory... it was more of a test DIR..  I think... I should be OK now..... thank you


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