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Hello,

I recently wanted to use a plugin for phpBB, i learned that it was on a persons site so i went there and registered. Low and behold i was banned before i even got into the site.

The mod is phpBB arcade for 3.1

For some reason the mod author needs to authorize accounts to access his forum and its says its a 1 - 2 day so after 2 days i decided to send him a polite contact request asking him if he could validate my account.

Instead i got a rather rude response and was told i was denied for no reason! The name i signed up as was Titans it wasn't even EpicFawker so there is no way that my username could have even been offensive either.

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I'm not looking for sympathy, just trying to let people know how toxic and stupid some of these mod authors are.

Are there others in this community that act childish like this so i can avoid them as well?
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From reading that exchange it sounds like they have banned the DOMAIN of the email address. In other words it's not you that has been banned, but the domain. So try another email address with a different domain to register.
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Yeah he's been doing this since the 3.0 MOD version. A bit radical and over protective of emails and making sure your domain name is legit, like wth man. Not worth it the time and frustration.
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Ozo wrote:Yeah he's been doing this since the 3.0 MOD version. A bit radical and over protective of emails and making sure your domain name is legit, like wth man. Not worth it the time and frustration.
I don't think it's about "your domain name is legit". I believe it's about his email/board, not getting spammers signing up.
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Used another account behind a proxy, non spam looking and legit looking and he deleted it lol.

I just have the impression the author is a prick tbh and could careless about his mods and(or) those who wish to use them.

Shame really, i would have more then likely donated a few bucks to him to help keep his mods alive.
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It could have nothing to do with the way it looks. Literally some sites block all free mail hosts, like yahoo, gmail, and hotmail, etc.
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bonelifer wrote:It could have nothing to do with the way it looks. Literally some sites block all free mail hosts, like yahoo, gmail, and hotmail, etc.
Used a domain email from one of the domains i own, he indeed also locked that one to.

He blocked a gmail, yahoo and a legit TLD.

The plugin author is just a prick, it is exactly what it looks like no matter how you try to defend of justify his actions.
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I just registered with no problem but to download the extension requires a donation (to a budapest bank no less). Pass on this extension, it's an arcade thing and really isn't worth it for a true board discussion/forum.

If you want to play games do it on facebook.

I find it extremely humerous that killbill, one of the site admin's, requested events for the sole purpose of this extension. People are just asshats some times.
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Since phpBB allows embedding of Flash, I added a few flash games I grabbed off the net over the years. Like PacMan, Frogger and Space Invaders. You could do the same by Googling those games and downloading the swf file and hosting it on your forum. Might be a copyright thing though. Not sure about that. They created the game in flash so I don't understand that.
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RMcGirr83 wrote:I just registered with no problem but to download the extension requires a donation (to a budapest bank no less).
Where did you get this idea? There is no need to donor to download and install the Arcade extension. It requires registering the domain of your website in your profile before you RUN Arcade. That's all.
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aha - misunderstanding by you. These are additional extensions. For donors group.

Use the download menu, please
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Pretty sure I'm not the first to have this 'misunderstanding'. Maybe if it was more clear it wouldn't be misunderstood.
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Even if that's the case, it still doesn't answer the actions of the mod author with banning people for absolutely no reason.
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It's his site he can do exactly as he wants, like it or not.
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