IP banned?

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Sprout, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. Sprout


    I attempted to log in today and came across a prompt saying my IP was banned.

    After a bit of confusion and wondering whom I might have pissed off, I noticed that I was still in vpn mode.

    When my vpn isn’t active, I can access the site just fine.

    I’m a noob around this issue. It appears it is discernible for a site to know if one is connecting through a vpn or not, why is there a restriction for doing so?

    Also, does this mean when I’m on a vpn, elitetrader forum is off-limits and that there is no setting to adjust like a whitelist or something?
  2. destriero


    You should whitelist elitetrader.com like you do all those spank-porn sites. FYI.
    TrailerParkTed likes this.
  3. tango29


    LOL, just logged in and took a look at this and destriero's post no longer showing. I guess he has blocked/ignored me, too funny.
  4. Magna

    Magna Administrator

    You VPN is sharing one (or more) of your IP addresses with a host of bots. Unfortunately the only way to block them from creating multiple aliases is to block those addresses.

    If you have a specific logon IP address that you would like to use let me know (via PM) and I will see about whitelisting it.