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Why the error?
« on: September 26, 2012, 05:52:12 PM »
When I try to view DDF in our iPad with Safari browser it returns and error that says

Sorry guest, you are banned from using this forum!
spammers host
this ban is not set to expire


Even when I try to login it returns the same error. Why so? It also gives a message if to download Tapatalk when opening for first time.

with Safari on our iPod I can login without any problem though I declined to download Tapatalk!!!
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Re: Why the error?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 10:54:35 PM »
Using 3G or wifi?

I'm guessing 3G - the service provider you're using for this connection is one that has hosted multiple spammers both here and on many other forums, and is blocked

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Re: Why the error?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 03:45:35 PM »
I use Wi-fi and is the same connection that I use with our laptop, iPod and desktop (LAN).
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Re: Why the error?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 10:50:16 PM »
Huh. Well that doesn't make any sense. The same ip wouldn't get caught as a ban on one device and not others. Very very odd.
The iPad couldn't be picking up a neighbor's wifi could it? Otherwise baffling!

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Re: Why the error?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2012, 11:01:07 AM »
It's definitely not on my neighbour's wifi. We have only one ISP on fixed line here in Abu Dhabi. On fibre with a Optical to LAN converter and a wifi router connected to it's port. 

I think it started when I tried to access DDF for the first time on iPad while in India on vacation. I believe I was using my bro-in-law's wifi that I think is from [deleted]. Are they on ban list? Is there any such banned ISP list available? Could be some "remnant" from that? 
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Re: Why the error?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 11:18:55 AM »

The ban list is not publicly available (that would be telling spammers what they can/can't use to spam ...)

I'll follow up with you via Private Messages
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Re: Why the error?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012, 11:39:29 PM »

FOr future reference, clearing Safari's browsing history on the iPad solved the problem :)