Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ban from accessing Slashdot?!

I was browsing the websites, including Slashdot, when I realised that I'm banned from Slashdot!?

Here's what it says:

...due to script flooding that originated from your network or ip address -- or this IP might have been used to post comments designed to break web browser rendering. Or you crawled us with a rude robot, especially one that doesn't understand RFCs very well.

If you feel that this is unwarranted, feel free to include your IP address ( in the subject of an email, and we will examine why there is a ban. If you fail to include the IP address (again, in the subject!), then your message will be deleted and ignored. I mean come on, we're good, we're not psychic.

If you think your IP number is different from, tell us both.

If you are using a browser with some kind of add-on that crawls or caches pages for you, tell us what it is.

Since you can't read the FAQ because you're banned, here's the relevant portion:

The strange thing is that my IP address should start from 220.XXX.XXX.XXX and not 165 as described. So weird. I did a Google search of the 165 IP address and 'ban' and it seems this address was banned once back in 2005. Here's a pic of the page:

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