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Banned from Slashdot

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Just encountered this:

Either your network or ip address has been banned from Slashdot
...due to script flooding that originated from your network or ip address --
or this IP might have been used to post comments designed to break web
browser rendering. Or you crawled us with a rude robot, especially one that
doesn't understand RFCs very well.

If you feel that this is unwarranted, feel free to include your IP address
(XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX) in the subject of an email, and we will examine why there
is a ban. If you fail to include the IP address (again, in the subject!),
then your message will be deleted and ignored. I mean come on, we're good,
we're not psychic.

If you think your IP number is different from XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, tell us both.

If you are using a browser with some kind of add-on that crawls or caches
pages for you, tell us what it is.

Since you can't read the FAQ because you're banned, here's the relevant

Why is my IP banned?
· Perhaps you are running some sort of program that loaded thousands of
Slashdot Pages. We have limited resources here and are fairly protective of
them. We need to make sure that everyone shares. If your IP loads thousands
of pages in a day, you will likely be banned. Please note that many proxy
servers load large quantities of pages, but we can usually distinguish
between proxy servers being used by humans, and IPs running software that is
hammering our servers.

· Your IP might have been used to perform some sort of denial of service
attack against Slashdot. These range from simple programs that just load a
lot of pages, to programs that attempt to coordinate an avalanche of posts
in the forums (often through misconfigured "Open Relay" proxy servers).

· You might be using a proxy server that is also being used by another
person who did something from the above list. You should have your proxy
server administrator contact us.

· Your IP might have been used to post comments designed to break web
browser rendering.

Answered by: CmdrTaco
Last Modified: 7/02/02

How do I get an IP Unbanned? Email banned@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Make sure to include the IP in question, and any other pertinent information. If you are connecting through a proxy server, you might need to have your proxy server's admin contact us instead of you.

Answered by: CmdrTaco
Last Modified: 3/26/02

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