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I did something bad on SA website and I think that my second IP address is banned from it. Just wondering : how long do those last for?

(btw , i'm sorry)

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as long as it takes –  Adam Davis Dec 22 '09 at 21:59
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I'd email the team and beg for forgiveness and unbannitude. –  user27414 Dec 22 '09 at 22:20
    
Sorry isn't good enough! –  alex Dec 22 '09 at 22:51
    
@haikus: You do realize your statement could be the second line of a haiku? –  gnostradamus Dec 22 '09 at 22:52
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Banned from the website / Sorry isn't good enough / Repent on Meta! –  mmyers Dec 22 '09 at 23:06
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Where is this South Australian website you speak of? –  random Dec 22 '09 at 23:39
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From blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/03/more-voting-anomalies: "We can automatically detect sockpuppet accounts now. Sockpuppets used for the purpose of upvoting or downvoting will be deleted, and their votes — cancelled." –  Marc Gravell Dec 23 '09 at 0:05
    
@gnostradamus Of course I know that. –  alex Dec 23 '09 at 20:29

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It would be unusual for a voting puppet account to result in an IP ban (in part, because that is more effort). Normally (especially for a first offence) deleting the puppet account(s) and doing a recalc gets the message across.

Out of curiosity, what are you seeing that makes you think there is an IP ban?

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It fails to resolve page. Maybe by DNS is being weird but I thought I was IP banned. And yeah , my rep got recalculated. I lost half of it. –  Christina Brooks Dec 22 '09 at 22:38
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Confucius says "You can't lose that which was not yours in the first place". ;) –  gnostradamus Dec 22 '09 at 22:42
    
A wise man .... :( –  Christina Brooks Dec 22 '09 at 22:43
    
I thought there would be an email warning :( –  Christina Brooks Dec 22 '09 at 22:44
    
I really don't think there was an IP block here... The policy on voting is discussed here: blog.stackoverflow.com/2008/12/vote-fraud-and-you –  Marc Gravell Dec 22 '09 at 22:55
    
Oh, and more here: blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/03/more-voting-anomalies –  Marc Gravell Dec 23 '09 at 0:04
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Confucius says "Man who fart in church sits in his own pue" –  Chris S Dec 23 '09 at 10:25

Well, I don't know what "SA" is, but what exactly were you doing with that second account? Upvoting the first account? The length of time in the "penalty box" will likely fit the severity of the crime.

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yup , i was doing that :( i think that account is deleted and the ip is banned –  Christina Brooks Dec 22 '09 at 22:05
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For shame, Nick Brooks. For shame... but at least you've learned something (hopefully). –  gnostradamus Dec 22 '09 at 22:09
    
i did sigh i did –  Christina Brooks Dec 22 '09 at 22:26
    
SA = Something Awful? –  random Dec 23 '09 at 0:26

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