Ban query

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Your account was banned because several accounts on your IP address are banned. On this website, you can’t dodge a ban by making a new account. We flagged those accounts for things like cheating with KataGo, sandbagging, chat abuse, racism, and vulgar usernames (one note just says “notorious troll”).

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“Sir, the call is coming from - inside your IP address!”


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Hi. I am pretty sure that my brother has been doing those things, but I haven’t. He is known for doing these things, but I have never done anything wrong myself. Is it possible if you could only ban his computer, and not mine? I wish to play on OGS, and I never knew why I couldn’t.

Also, how come the IP ban affects everyone using the wifi? Doesn’t an IP ban only ban that one specific computer?

Thank you,

The image there should explain it all.


I hid this topic, and asked the person to take it up via the proper channel.