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MAS3

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Feb 28, 2016, 01:08 am Last Edit: Feb 28, 2016, 02:51 am by Nick Gammon Reason: Removed huge font.
That other account has 16 times the word "idiot!" in its signature.
There are 3 visible posts by that account, by someone who doesn't seem to understand the difference between hardware and software serial ports on a chip, so that is for sure not the reason for being banned.

Your account (or even your pc) might have been hacked by some spammer, causing that other account to be banned now, and the spamming posts removed.
Also for sure, SHOUTING and SHOUTING will not help resolve this.
Have a look at "blink without delay".
Did you connect the grounds ?
Je kunt hier ook in het Nederlands terecht: http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html

nickgammon

@HELP-ME - are you the guy that posted:

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I have gotten away with spam on other websites until a moderator viewed it, because their filtering system couldn't detect repeating sequences of characters, such as "Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! ".
That's why you were banned. Now grow up and stop shouting at us in huge type.


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I have gotten away with spam on other websites ...
Yes, well not here any longer. Any more shouting and you will be banned again.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

HELP-ME

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Feb 28, 2016, 06:12 pm Last Edit: Feb 28, 2016, 06:18 pm by HELP-ME Reason: Quotes missing
@HELP-ME - are you the guy that posted:
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I have gotten away with spam on other websites until a moderator viewed it, because their filtering system couldn't detect repeating sequences of characters, such as "Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! Potato! ".
That's why you were banned. Now grow up and stop shouting at us in huge type.
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I have gotten away with spam on other websites ...
Yes, well not here any longer. Any more shouting and you will be banned again.

That other account has 16 times the word "idiot!" in its signature.
There are 3 visible posts by that account, by someone who doesn't seem to understand the difference between hardware and software serial ports on a chip, so that is for sure not the reason for being banned.

Your account (or even your pc) might have been hacked by some spammer, causing that other account to be banned now, and the spamming posts removed.
Also for sure, SHOUTING and SHOUTING will not help resolve this.

I did not post about getting away with spam. I just discovered that my brother posted that "I got away with spam..." from my account as a prank.  Also, I do not have "Idiot!" 16 times in my signature. I don't think I even have a signature. It seems accurate that "I am the guy who doesn't know the difference between hardware and software serial ports...." You said I was unbanned, but I was not.

nickgammon

The signature of Clockworkmod does in fact have "Idiot!" many times in the signature. It still does. I suggest instead of using huge fonts to shout at us here, that you shout at your brother. You are expected to be responsible for actions taken when logged into your account.

You might point out to your brother than his "prank" got you banned from a forum you were interested in, and it wasn't funny.

I have converted your ban to a partial ban - you can read posts and are not IP or email-address banned. I suggest making a new user (well, you already have) and try to keep your brother away from the keyboard.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

YouBannedMe

My account has been banned, Strange as I don't think I've ever made a post.. Quarter should be the account name

AWOL

There is no account of that name registered.
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.
I speak for myself, not Arduino.

nickgammon

When did you make that account?

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My account has been banned
Please copy and paste the banning message.

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Quarter should be the account name
Well, what name are you trying to log on under?
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

yehan

Sorry Guest, you are banned from using this forum!
spam
This ban is not set to expire.


i got the following message when i tried to access   http://forum.arduino.cc/

Coding Badly


The IP address you were using (123.231.122.165) emits a steady unrelenting stream of spam.  Use a different IP address.  Request your internet service provide terminate the miscreant's account.


nickgammon

That IP address is located in Sri Lanka. It is on quite a few spam blacklists. Complain to your ISP that by allowing spammers to use their service, other users who are legitimate are penalized.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

Boardburner2


CrossRoads

What browser are you using? I'm not getting any menu bar with IE11, had to click on the avatar of another poster to get the forum to bring up the login screen just so I could log in.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

Boardburner2

Chrome on both devices.
I get the login screen but on the pc the forum will not recognise me.

Boardburner2


CrossRoads

I still have no menu items, just a big green block.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

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