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#1 2013-04-25 20:49:46

mathaholic
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Why was I banned?

Even if I talked to the admin on Gmail, why did it direct to me and who was supposed to get the ban?


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#2 2013-04-25 23:01:28

bobbym
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Re: Why was I banned?

Hi;

Probably an old list that needed updating. Sorry for the trouble you were caused my friend.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2013-04-26 12:25:59

mathaholic
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Re: Why was I banned?

Old list? Meaning the user list?


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#4 2013-04-26 12:26:38

MathsIsFun
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Re: Why was I banned?

It was an old ban to stop spammers. Julian unluckily had an IP address that matched. I had to find the right one to delete.

Should we remove those old bans perhaps? Some may be needed, some may not, and it is hard to tell.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#5 2013-04-26 12:27:50

bobbym
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Re: Why was I banned?

Old list? Meaning the user list?

It is a list of people that are barred. It needs constant upkeep and you have been given the ip of one of them.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#6 2013-04-26 13:43:28

MathsIsFun
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Re: Why was I banned?

In case you don't know about IPs, when you connect to the internet you are given an IP address (like 123.123.123.123). When spammers hit us we can ban their IP, which helps a bit, but then they come back on another IP. So we have long lists of IPs that have been banned, and your internet connection matched up. Could happen to any of us really.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#7 2013-04-26 13:49:18

mathaholic
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Re: Why was I banned?

Oh.


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#8 2013-04-26 14:03:27

bobbym
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Re: Why was I banned?

Your IP looks like it is dynamic and therefore you could have changed it easily.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#9 2013-04-26 15:20:09

mathaholic
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Re: Why was I banned?

Yes. When will there be an IP address that there are 5 numbers, e.g. 123.123.123.123.123 ?


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#10 2013-04-26 15:22:46

bobbym
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Re: Why was I banned?

I believe they are going to more numbers soon due to the increase of people on the internet.

If you ever have that problem again, just restart your machine that might give you another IP and allow you to enter the forum.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#11 2013-04-26 18:19:57

MathsIsFun
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Re: Why was I banned?

123.123.123.123 style is "IPv4" (32 bits)
The new version is "IPv6" (128 bits), but not all equipment/software can handle it yet.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#12 2013-04-26 18:47:42

mathaholic
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Re: Why was I banned?

Oh.


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#13 2013-04-29 09:40:26

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Re: Why was I banned?

IP=where you ;live on the internet basicly


Hey.

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#14 2013-04-29 09:49:01

bobbym
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Re: Why was I banned?

Yep. It is your address for the time being.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#15 2013-04-29 10:04:47

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Re: Why was I banned?

And, the IP address is given to devices or ...?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#16 2013-04-29 10:07:54

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Re: Why was I banned?

anonimnystefy wrote:

And, the IP address is given to devices or ...?

I think its only laptops/CPU, etc.....


Hey.

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#17 2013-04-29 10:10:46

bobbym
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Re: Why was I banned?

IPhones have them too.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#18 2013-04-29 10:12:35

anonimnystefy
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Re: Why was I banned?

Well, laptops and CPUs are devices, aren't they?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#19 2013-04-29 10:36:49

mathgogocart
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Re: Why was I banned?

anonimnystefy wrote:

Well, laptops and CPUs are devices, aren't they?

They are,yes......


Hey.

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#20 2013-04-29 10:37:39

bobbym
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Re: Why was I banned?

And the IPhones...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#21 2013-04-29 10:57:23

anonimnystefy
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Posts: 15,673

Re: Why was I banned?

All phones that Internet access, actually. And tablets.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#22 2013-04-29 11:01:18

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
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Re: Why was I banned?

Yes, if you are on the internet I would guess you have an IP address.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#23 2013-04-29 20:42:29

mathaholic
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From: Juliania
Registered: 2012-11-29
Posts: 2,896
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Re: Why was I banned?

Oh.


"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?
3.141592653589793238...

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#24 2013-04-30 01:42:46

Agnishom
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Re: Why was I banned?

That thing happened to me for more than two times the last year. -_-

I will upload a screenshot


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#25 2013-04-30 06:17:01

bobbym
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Re: Why was I banned?

Hi Agnishom;

What happened?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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