Just got banned for life!!

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    Just got banned for life!!

    The text said I was banned. Then, "When will the ban be lifted?" Then a colon: Never! Reason: Bot" What in the world is "Bot"?

    On another thread I asked for help to try and reconnect with a Bersa Forum. I was helped, and, sure enough, I found it. I did have to reregister. Wrote a couple posts (reintroduced myself, and told how much I enjoy the Bersa Thunder Combat).

    Yesterday, I could not log on. I could swear I was giving the right username and password. However, the older I get...
    So, after five wrong tries I was locked out for fifteen.

    Here is where I think I screwed up. Before I found the "Forgot your password" link. I tried an experiment. I was trying to remember how many letters/digits, and "cases" you had to log on. Getting that info wouldf give me the clue I needed to get on. So I started with my username (duh!) and it was taken. So I made up a username and walked it to the password. I thought it would tell me what I had to have for the password but, instead, it logged me on with "congratulations", etc. I immediately sent a message to the webmaster explaining my situation asking them to zap that member and help me with my forgotten password.

    It was then I discovered (a link later) that if I had trouble with my password, they would send me a new one. Sorry, but it was not on the same page (at least I don't remember it was). When I entered my username and the new password, that's when I got the banned message.

    I have written two mea culpas, both ended up with the "webmaster". Anyone know how I could contact the administrator? Of course, I can't get in. Heck, I gave them a $25 donation the day I joined. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am now a felon...

    ps. It's "Bersachat.com"
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2

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    I haven't any idea. I'm technology challenged.

    Bersa makes a good gun for the money, but not good enough to stress over being banned on their forum.
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    You gave them $25 the day you joined? What kind of website ask for a donation just to join?
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    Contact the NSA I'm pretty sure they can not only help you with your login name and password but can update you on any posts you made
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    Except for the lost $25, I wouldn't bother. I'm no help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    You gave them $25 the day you joined? What kind of website ask for a donation just to join?
    This website will take a donation.

    AZ I will check to see if I am still a member....
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    Apparently, your rapid-fire attempts to "skirt" the login mechanisms got you banned, presumably mistaken for a "robot" (aka, Bot) login process gone awry. AZnav, the 'bot. Who knew?

    Good luck, with tracking down the webmaster or one of the moderators. Hopefully, if you can plead your case through a moderator, the much-overworked webmaster will get the thing fixed for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    You gave them $25 the day you joined? What kind of website ask for a donation just to join?
    They didn't ask. Just a "donate" button. I understand the work involved in keeping a good website (it is good) working and there's no free lunch in my economy. It's just my small way of saying, "thank you", for the work involved in keeping it running.
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldpsufan View Post
    Except for the lost $25, I wouldn't bother. I'm no help.
    No, Mr. Joe Pa, you're not...
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    Going to give them some time. Who knows, maybe the dreaded Paypal will give me my money back. They did with the thieves on "Angie's List".
    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2

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    Aznav, I am still a member. PM me your contact info. I think I can help...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Contact the NSA I'm pretty sure they can not only help you with your login name and password but can update you on any posts you made
    One thousand comedians with too much time on their hands...
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    BOT as in robot. computer programs made to act like people to post spam, hack accounts by trying different passwords or to mount an DDOS attack on a site by overwhelming the server with connection requests...ect

    you were mistaken for a BOT because you were trying to guess a password like a BOT would do.
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    Thanks, guys, for all your help, especially Harryball and not Dukamighty...


    "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Eccl. 10:2

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