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OMG! I’ve Been Banned!

Banned From Accessing Your Favorite Content?

There are a variety of methods to banning someone from a website, forum, game, or chat. Some of the common methods and solutions are listed below. In general, your best option to remove a ban is to humbly apologize for your actions which lead to you being banned in the first place.

Banned by IP address

If you are banned only via your IP address you can go ahead and attempt to change your IP address. Read the FAQ: How do I change my IP address?, use a proxy, or use a VPN. Make sure to clear your cookies first.

Banned by cookie

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Banned by unique token

Many online games have a unique token that is passed during online gaming. This token is often related directly or indirectly to the CD (install) key included with the game when it’s purchased. Only by uninstalling and reinstalling with a new CD key will get you around being banned. This type of ban may also include websites that require specific plug-in applications such as Flash. You would want to uninstall any of these plug-ins and reinstall them. This *may* allow you to get passed this type of ban.

Banned by common information

Some websites will ban other accounts (or new accounts) with related personal information such as email address, password, credit card number, physical address, etc. When eBay shuts down accounts they seem to shut down any other accounts with related information. The only way around such a ban is to create a new account with *none* of the same information.

Banned by multiple above

Some methods of banning may include one or more of the above so we’d suggest that you do as much as is reasonable from the above solutions.

If the above suggestions do not help resolve your issue you may wish to post in the general questions forum. Please include as much detailed information as is reasonable.

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