The irony of this topic is that you won't be able to access it when you need it. If you could see it, you wouldn't be having this problem.
If you are interested, I suggest you email this thread to yourself, so that you have it if the need arises.No, you are not banned.
Your IP address is not banned. If your IP address were banned, you would see the header for MA (banner, menu, etc). You would see the message: This IP address has been banned from the board.
This problem is either caused by the Marriage Advocates
site being down, your computer being unable to reach the site, or an unlikely combination of the two. (Highly unlikely...as in: Go buy a lottery ticket.)Is the Marriage Advocates site up?
Check our Facebook and Twitter to see if we've posted any messages about a site outage. Can you reach the Marriage Advocates site?
Can you PING marriageadvocates.com? How to Ping a website
If the request times out, try pinging google.com (ping google.com). If the ping to google.com times out, your internet connection is hosed. Call your Internet Service Provider.
If you can ping google.com and receive a reply and
the ping to marriageadvocates.com times out, our server is probably down, and we're probably working on it. Just to make sure we know, though, please send a helpful email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us your ping to our site timed out.
If you receive an error saying that the lookup failed, that means your
DNS (Domain Name Server) was unable to resolve the name marriageadvocates.com to our IP address. This is not an error on MA's end. As such, we cannot fix it for you. However, I will tell
you how to fix it, because I just roll in helpful ways like dat. Step one is to reboot your computer.
Does that fix it? Step two is to flush your DNS.
If a reboot hasn't resolved the issue and if you have connectivity to other sites and internet protocols, you may need to flush your DNS
. Step three is to override your DNS for marriageadvocates.com with a Hosts file.
If step one and two do not resolve the problem, and you receive this problem frequently, the third and final step is to override the DNS look-up and permanently map the marriageadvocates.com domain name with our IP address. How to edit your hosts file on WindowsHow to edit your hosts file on Mac
You want to point marriageadvocates.com to 126.96.36.199. That means you need a line in your hosts file that says:
"188.8.131.52 marriageadvocates.com #MA DNS Override"