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Post reply blocked.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:59 am
by gaffr
It seems obvious that an individual can block a reply to a Post on here.
I had heard that this can be done with e mails where spammers and pests can be thwarted but on this Forum?

Re: Post reply blocked.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:57 am
by Paul Webster
Sorry, I'm not really sure what you are asking to do here, or what the problem is.

Re: Post reply blocked.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:55 am
by gaffr
Hello.... My problem with a post reply is the same as those who posted the problem in the section below. The same red ink message from the same source.
So far happened just once when replying to a walk however on a further reply on another problem.
My mail is with BT although I have an additional Hotmail address to enable me to use the Google and Microsoft stuff.

Re: Post reply blocked.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:24 am
by Paul Webster
I thought you meant you wanted to block someone!

It's an automatic thing on most forums that any posts (not just replies) will be blocked if they are posted from an IP address (the address of a particular computer) has been used to send commercial spam emails or to attempt to hack into sites. If you are getting the message that your IP address is blocked by spamhaus, it's to do with your internet provider, many of whom switch IP addresses between customers at certain times, which means you can be penalised for someone else's hacking activities/ sending mass spam. This is carried out by a third party organisation called spamhaus, that records bad behaviour - if you get on their list it will affect many websites.

You can ask your IP to request it to be unblocked - you'd need to tell them the string of 4 numbers connected by fullstops that shows on the screen.

The other quicker solution some mentioned was to turn off your router for a few minutes, then turn it back on - then the bad ip address will likely be given to someone else.

Though you seem to be posting OK from your home internet now, so it looks like any problem you had on this front has already gone away?