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Thanks, Ronz. Yes, I'm new at editing Wikipedia pages, and although I thought I had followed all the rules, on closer inspection (and with guidance from your talk page) I now understand my error. Thanks! ErikTownsend (talk) 17:53, 27 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

Blocked. Grr....

This user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy).

ErikTownsend (block logactive blocksglobal blockscontribsdeleted contribsfilter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))

Request reason:

Caught by an open proxy block but this host or IP is not an open proxy. My IP address is I have NordVPM software installed on this system but it is disabled and has been for the duration of this boot session. ErikTownsend (talk) 02:06, 14 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

Decline reason:

Everything in your request checks out but, of course, I can't unblock you since you aren't directly blocked and the proxy-block people are not easily persuaded by those of us who can't argue networking as well as they can. But ... this leaves you with what is your best hope: go to WP:IPECPROXY and follow the instructions to request IP block exemption so you won't have this problem again. — Daniel Case (talk) 07:26, 14 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

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. ErikTownsend (talk) 02:06, 14 November 2022 (UTC)Reply