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    Ban Inquiry/Appeal - Kate

    Hey,

    I'm not sure what warranted this ban. Up until about two weeks ago, I was able to log in.
    I did ask a staff member about an infraction I had received because I had forgotten about it, but that's all I remember doing.

    A permanent ban without a specified reason is very confusing to me, so I'm hoping some light could be shed on it.

    Thank you!


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    @Kate2 Hello, your account may have been compromised or breached. As a safety precaution, a ban was placed on your account. Date of ban occurred on 2024.03.22 Did you recently downloaded something that may have left a virus on your personal computer or was any of your emails compromised? Your ban was initiated by @Hennessy




     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily View Post
    @Kate2 Hello, your account may have been compromised or breached. As a safety precaution, a ban was placed on your account. Date of ban occurred on 2024.03.22 Did you recently downloaded something that may have left a virus on your personal computer or was any of your emails compromised? Your ban was initiated by @Hennessy
    Hi Lily! Thank you for the reply.
    To my knowledge, my email hasn't been hacked into *recently*. I did have an incident where I was hacked last year, but not around 3/22/2024.
    Was there any activity that may have caused suspicion? Maybe Hennessy might know the answer to that; I'm just worried now--

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate2 View Post
    Hi Lily! Thank you for the reply.
    To my knowledge, my email hasn't been hacked into *recently*. I did have an incident where I was hacked last year, but not around 3/22/2024.
    Was there any activity that may have caused suspicion? Maybe Hennessy might know the answer to that; I'm just worried now--
    Did you PM Hennessy, on your main, regarding a question you might have? Possibly regarding something on the forum you were having issues with?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cursed View Post


    Did you PM Hennessy, on your main, regarding a question you might have? Possibly regarding something on the forum you were having issues with?
    Yes that’s actually the last thing I remember doing before I was banned.
    I received an infraction from 2021 or 2022, and I forgot about it so I PMed Hennessy about it asking if they remember the details around it.
    I can see now why that might be seen as suspicious account activity, but I’m still a bit concerned why it warranted a permanent ban, unless the contents of the private message were malicious in nature.

    What can I do to fix the situation?

    Edit: In the case that Hennessy is able to see/reply to this, I do wanna know what happened exactly.
    Last edited by Kate2; 04-14-2024 at 05:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate2 View Post
    Yes that’s actually the last thing I remember doing before I was banned.
    I received an infraction from 2021 or 2022, and I forgot about it so I PMed Hennessy about it asking if they remember the details around it.
    I can see now why that might be seen as suspicious account activity, but I’m still a bit concerned why it warranted a permanent ban, unless the contents of the private message were malicious in nature.

    What can I do to fix the situation?

    Edit: In the case that Hennessy is able to see/reply to this, I do wanna know what happened exactly.
    The message itself was not suspicious; it was the image link that looked malicious—a very long Imgur link. It looked off to him, as well as other staff members, so a ban was issued.

    Last night was my first time hearing of this, and upon checking it out again, I believe this was an issue during parsing the image URL. The link is still a valid https://imgur.com domain, and the rest that follow that link are in the same format of random numbers and letters, with 4 dashes separating them, that I see with file names of images I export from my phone.

    Yours:
    0e01b132-9ad6-40a7-af42-9b4b28dd91a5

    My image file names:
    4d07a564-f1b3-4b53-a18a-cfbb2cced80e
    3dc4eff6-7d2f-4148-8075-66baefe2de8e
    2afb2fc1-ca22-41e2-9ff6-293bdf2b66cf
    etc




    None of us had seen an Imgur link that long, as there are usually less than 10 characters between https://imgur.com and the file type, and your link also did not include a file type.*Malicious intent, such as an IP grabber, was speculated regarding this and a ban was initiated.

    We're very sorry for the confusion and your ban appeal is approved. Good day.
    Last edited by Cursed; 04-14-2024 at 07:05 PM.


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