The SDMB at the library

I was at my local library yesterday and decided to take a break from what I was doing. I keyed in the URL for this message board and got in return, “The administrator has banned your IP address.”
Why will you not allow people to read this board from a library?

Probably a sock or troll has also used that library to post here, and got busted.

You obviously haven’t paid for the secret password to the pornography forum. Yowsa!!

That’s probably the answer. We definitely don’t have some kind of problem with libraries in general, but there have been a few cases where people have used particular libraries to make trouble at the board.

The library itself might have banned the Dope too.

That would probably give a different error message than this.

Right, that message means the ban comes from the SDBM end.

So is there any chance of getting the ban removed? I didn’t think to get the IP address of the library, but I can certainly get it next time I am there.

I think I’ve found the problem. We’ll have it resolved by tomorrow. We did, indeed, ban an IP address that was similar to the library one.


Well, crap! I may have spoken too soon. I’ll keep working on it.