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Is Discord banning some AirVPN servers ?

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Hello.
This message just to let you know it seems Discord begins targeting VPN's too.
I've been abruptly kicked from it this evening, at the time I was on one of your Bulgarian servers (Apus) and I only managed to reconnect on my account there from a Belgian server, and that, after spending more than 1 half hour solving captchas and other shit verifications (e-mail etc).
Hope this will not become the norm in the future...
Best Regards.
Al.

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Never noticed such a thing from any server in Germany.


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Indeed, It didn't happen to me before.
This was actually the first time I went through Bulgaria. Strangely enough, I was connected there since 2 or 3 days before it happened, without problem.
When the problem occurred they had the classic standard message stating they observed unusual / suspect activity from that IP address. And also that they noticed several IP address changes. It is true that, before I settled on Apus, I changed servers a half dozen times in the same day, however I happened to do that before without problems. So this is quite strange, it may be some new security policy from them. I also noticed in their error messages they recommended to not use VPN or disable it. That's what caught my attention, and raised my suspicions they might be in the early stages of a VPN ban policy. Anyway, I'll keep an eye on it and will report here if new problems arise...
Cheers,
Al

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53 minutes ago, alhughes65 said:

So this is quite strange, it may be some new security policy from them. I also noticed in their error messages they recommended to not use VPN or disable it. That's what caught my attention, and raised my suspicions they might be in the early stages of a VPN ban policy.


Discord actually has got support forums, and I've found something there. So, don't worry.

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On 8/29/2020 at 5:28 PM, alhughes65 said:

This message just to let you know it seems Discord begins targeting VPN's too.


Highly doubt that Discord is targetting VPNs, likely it is the IP address you are connected to have history of bad actors which lead them to send that warning. Keep in mind, it is common for website/services to ban VPN's IP due to bad actors. If you use the different server and you didn't get that warning, likely they are banning that specific IP due to those people. VPN is a double-edged sword, It brings privacy and at the same time, it attracted bad actors. It sucks but that is the way of internet life.

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I like to point out, that this topic is very much still present. Just signed up for Discord (I wasn't aware of any VPN bans whatsoever) without VPN connection, set up my profile and joined some channels.

A few hours later I tried logging into my account while being on a NL AirVPN server and my acount immediately got banned. Until this point, I didn't even post a single word on Discord.

Will try to re-activate my account now by contacting Discord support.

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3 minutes ago, spinmaster said:

A few hours later I tried logging into my account while being on a NL AirVPN server and my acount immediately got banned. Until this point, I didn't even post a single word on Discord.


Interesting. Which NL server was this?

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7 minutes ago, OpenSourcerer said:

Interesting. Which NL server was this?

Unfortunately I cannot remember which one specifically - but it was a Netherlands server because I was using a Netherlands config profile for Hummingbird (I have a config file for some regions/countries).

To be honest - if I manage to hopefully re-activate my account - I will make sure that I am not connected to any VPN any longer when using Discord. I do not want to risk my account permanently disabled due to multiple bans. I also found some discussions on the Discord forums around that topic, so it seems kind of a known and painful issue. 

Maybe I was just unlucky with that NL server/IP specifically, but this is not something where I will play try and error with my account.

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On 8/6/2022 at 4:09 PM, spinmaster said:

Maybe I was just unlucky with that NL server/IP specifically, but this is not something where I will play try and error with my account. 


Fair enough. Thanks for the warning.

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