So the story so far...
this morning (8:16AM
, my time) I posted following (together to the netscape.netscape7.windows (Netscape secnews):
Well, I don't visit UFAQ often, but I check it out this morning.
What happened to ufaq.org?
I tried http://ufaq.org/
OR shall I ask did they ban me?
And an attachment of the screenshot you see in the first post of this thread.
There are a number of messages following this discussion.
I made an official response to being banned. (10:25 AM
Then, (message link
SillyDog701 ( http://sillydog.org/
) has been a great Netscape user supporting website since 1999 starting with Netscape Browser Archive ( http://sillydog.org/narchive/
). Recently, SillyDog701 expanded the Netscape related support to MozInfo701 ( http://moz.sillydog.org/
)and Switch Project ( http://switch.sillydog.org/
It is a shame that they are locking out another Netscape supporting website, SillyDog701. Instead of uniting Netscape supporting sites, they opt to divide and making enemies.
It's been confirmed that my IP address has been banned by ufaq.org
As usual, SillyDog701 has never banned anyone from accessing SillyDog701 and retrieve information from SillyDog701.
However, this incident showed the ridiculous actions by ufaq.org. And SillyDog701 decided to respond by not banning back in return.
This is an official announcement.
That's right. They are free to ban me, but I won't
ban them back in return. SillyDog701 is a great Netscape supporting website, and SillyDog701 believes denying any person's access to obtain information is not a wise choice.
SillyDog701 is always trying to build a community with many other websites. Netscape does not have many users or communities. With only a few major user supporting sites reminding, we shall all work together to make Netscape/Mozilla users. It is really disappointing that some of them chose to compete and cut off the friendship.
SillyDog701 can't control other websites, but as always, SillyDog701 strives to provide a better Netscape/Mozilla community.
Jay Garcia replied on 12:10 PM
There isn't anything wrong with the UFAQ. I had been having some
security problems that included your particular IP block and I denied
access to the entire block. I specifically removed YOUR IP from the deny
block just now. So, try again ...
and 12:15 PM
Antony, why didn't you just email me instead of all this tirade and crap.
Read my reply of a few minutes ago with the explanation. You weren't
banned by any means, just a simple mistake ... sheesh !!!
Putting my explicit IP address (NOT a block of IP, verified)
into their ban list is a mistake, of course, it was a big mistake.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.9