as you might have noticed we have been dealing with some problems in the forums lately.
I think it's time someone explained what is going on.
Recently a discussion in the Other languages Forums ended badly with a person actually trolling members of this forums.
See: https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=61286 https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=61602
After we banned them they apparently got salty and now try to attack this forum in any way they can find.
In order to prevent this from happening tank set up new protection rules to keep these forums safe.
Here are the answers to any questions you might have:
If this were to happen we would sent out an official mail and you would see notes on the main site and receive a full post with instructions and a full discussion about this.I keep receiving mails that the forum has been hacked and that I need to change my passwords.
We wouldn't supress information regarding that sort of happening. We have nothing to gain from this. The forums are reasonably secure and I don't feel unsafe here.
However nothing is perfect and as we are just individuals that spend their free time to maintain this forum even more so.
No you are not - we are currently aggressively blocking traffic from users in order to prevent misuse from this bad user.I'm getting some sort of "you have no rights to access this forum" message - am I banned?
If you actually do end up getting banned on this forums and don't think that this ban was meant for you you can contact us through the other channels of the community - e.g. e-Mail, IRC or Discord.
This is a problem in the current rules that needs to be worked on.I can't post the following words/code etc..
If you stumble upon something like this just let us know. You can share the code that doesn't work by using pastebin or Git gists or similar.
If you have any questions feel free to leave them here.
Sorry for the inconvenience and I hope you have a nice day