Ubuntu – IP address banned from ubuntuforums?


I am not a very experienced Ubuntu user, so I have to look up some information on the internet. Most of the links lead to http://ubuntuforums.org. But each time I try to open a page on this site, it says "Sorry. The administrator has banned your IP address. To contact the administrator click here". That seems strange, because it is the first time I have ever been on ubuntuforums.org.

The worst thing is: when I click on the word "here" to contact the administrator, it says "The administrator may have required you to register before you can view this page." I tried logging in with SSO as it says, but when I open the login page, the message about my ban appears again.

I tried to contact the ForumCouncil from their page, but it gives me the same error => I can't open it

Is there any way to find out the reason why my IP was banned?
Thank you.

Best Answer

They've undoubtedly banned it because somebody on the other end of it was spamming or performing other undesirable behaviour. You've got two choices:

  • Get a new IP. If you're on a dynamic allocation (which you probably are) rebooting the router might get you a fresh one.
  • Talk to the Forums Community Council, explain the situation and request they unblock the IP.

We're not the same people here so can't help you directly.