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I am not sure why, but when I try to access www.stackoverflow.com I get a 403 Access denied error, as if my IP address is banned.

I connected via my work VPN, just to post this question.

I use Stack Overflow a lot, so I would like for it to work normally. I get a static IP from my ISP, so I can't get get a new one easily. What is going on?

I have tried to connect using FF, IE and Chrome, all with the same effect.

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Connecting through a proxy? – Sorin Comanescu Jul 27 '09 at 10:56
possible duplicate of 403 Forbidden returned for any Stack Exchange page – Josh Caswell Oct 25 '11 at 17:56

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Your IP has been banned for anomalous access patterns, most likely -- email team@stackoverflow.com with details.

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