Kind words @ROO
. Thank you.
So my experience being banned may benefit the mods (but likely wont.) I was on my phone at the time and upon hitting refresh my signal seemed to drop. Oddly, I had no trouble getting to any other site...
I found myself laughing (at me) ,and thinking, "yup, they did it."
After 5-10 minutes, I was able to get to something resembling a home page ,but it had a giant white message. The message read (I'm paraphrasing):
"oops. Something happened. You've been banned. Reason: rules violation. Your ban will expire 1-2-20 at 907pm"
I thought it was cool to know why and to actually be told a time the ban would lift. Needless to say, I tried the nsz with the same result. I tried using multiple browsers and even looked for a way to log out so I could view the board as a guest. No such luck. I kept getting the ban notice. I thought about searching for a browser option that would stop me from automatically being logged in with user names and passwords ,but I decided against it. To many sites I use need it.
The next day at work, I tried on a desktop and got the same results. This is a pc I regularly use for surfing this site as well.
When the ban time lifted at 907pm I tried getting on and continued getting the same notice. After roughly 30-45 minutes I was finally able to get back in as I regularly would. I'm not sure if there was just a natural delay or maybe a mod took some action?
2 extra things I noticed that the mods may or may not know:
-I could still see I had alerts and the number increased as they would normally when posters respond to you. I just couldn't get to them. It was kind of a salt in the wound experience. I had 20 alerts and no idea what the hell any of them were for. (I imagined many were at my expense for getting banned.)
-there is still one place while banned that I could get to on this site. The "Terms and Rules" link at the bottom. I found that especially funny...
Anyway, hope that was helpful. Good to be back.