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Is TPU no longer allowing Russians to register and post? The reason I ask is a Russian posted on another tech site asking for advice and I recommended this site seeing how there's a decent amount of eastern Europeans on here that I figured could help the guy.

 

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Are you on a VPN? I thought that was the only thing that stops registration.
 
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Are you on a VPN? I thought that was the only thing that stops registration.
It's the Russian dude who couldn't register. Not sure if he's on VPN or not.
 

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It's definitely not a nationality ban. But where an IP or VPN is linked to multiple duplicate spammer accounts, that can result in a ban for that IP/VPN (I think). Russia is similar to China with it's internet restrictions, to the point it collaborates with the Great Firewall activities. Also, in Russia, only state approved VPN's can be legally used. These ones, for example are all banned: ExpressVPN, NordVPN, IPVanish VPN, Hola VPN, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited and Speedify VPN. I think that whole issue means a lot of VPN/IP's from Russia can be viewed as 'dubious' by spam filters or webmasters.
 
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Spam. :laugh: Any Belarusians, North Koreans or Iranians with similar problems out there?

 

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This has nothing to do with recent Russia events, it's just a major spam source. There's about a dozen other countries listed, too, and all VPNs/proxies and all of TOR.

This is for registration specifically. Once you are registered you can login and use the forums from any location.

If you are affected by this block, and are not a spammer and should be eligible to have an account, email me: w1zzard@techpowerup.com, or use the Contact Us option at the end of this page, or use the "here" link in the message.
 
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I'm also from Russia and I was unable to register before contacting W1zz via the email. I wasn't thinking I'll make more than a thousand posts this year...
 
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Spam. :laugh: Any Belarusians, North Koreans or Iranians with similar problems out there?

John Wick is a Belarusian.


...Gets popcorn
 
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I'm also from Russia and I was unable to register before contacting W1zz via the email. I wasn't thinking I'll make more than a thousand posts this year...
Ahaaa so you're a trojan horse
Welcome to the stable
 
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Ahaaa so you're a trojan horse
Welcome to the stable
The fact my OC/UV is stable doesn't mean I belong to a stable...
 
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i couldnt register on hexus for exactly the same reason. at the time my country was in bad standing and glory or something.
 
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I got that too with a proxy, seems some pricks used it to spam and it was banned. But then I switched to a different address and it worked. I use a local proxy to boost my speed a bit, otherwise it takes ages to load any website, a connection from my house to the proxy (and have it contact the server) in the city is faster than from my house to -wherever the server is located-.

But still nothing can top the message I got from another forum -which I won't name because I know other users here are part of- that said my account registration was rejected for "using a whore's name", literally, it said that :roll: that's peak internet moment, account doesn't matter, it was funny heh
 
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But still nothing can top the message I got from another forum -which I won't name because I know other users here are part of- that said my account registration was rejected for "using a whore's name", literally, it said that :roll: that's peak internet moment, account doesn't matter, it was funny heh

Sounds like a great place. I bet they have a ban on dancing and that new-fangled rock & roll music too.
 

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I got that too with a proxy, seems some pricks used it to spam and it was banned. But then I switched to a different address and it worked. I use a local proxy to boost my speed a bit, otherwise it takes ages to load any website, a connection from my house to the proxy (and have it contact the server) in the city is faster than from my house to -wherever the server is located-.
Just a reminder, once you are registered you can use any connection/proxy/VPN/TOR to use TPU. Only registration is blocked
 
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