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Journal erlenic's Journal: Anonymous Posting Disabled 5

This is a first. I just received this error while trying to post an anonymous reply:

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, anonymous comment posting has temporarily been disabled. You can still login to post. However, if bad posting continues from your IP or Subnet that privilege could be revoked as well. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner or login and improve your posting . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "009e048107dc4f6d4f31fd30d0031831" and "05aad2e34e8dd754b757985b43ba9608" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "" and your username "erlenic".

I've only received negative moderation on one comment since 11 Mar, and don't remember using the post anonymously button in at least that long. Anyone able to explain what could have caused this?

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  • Chances are, you are on a system that leases to you an IP address for a while. RoadRunner is like that, for example: it will assign an IP address to your PC (or router, if you are behind one), and after a while, change that IP. One of the reasons is to keep you from putting up a web-site without giving them extra money -- if you had a static IP address, you could bind a host name to it and make a profit (ooh, and that is bad too -- they told me that -- "You could make a profit!" they said, frantic).


  • I received a reply from the site admins about this. They said that I had been down modded too much lately. Turns out, two downmods will get anonymous turned off for 72 hours.

[We] use bad software and bad machines for the wrong things. -- R.W. Hamming