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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.

» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not to be considered official. Only the AirVPN Staff account should be viewed as such.

» The forums is a place where you can ask questions to the community. You are not entitled to guaranteed answer times. Answer quality may vary, too. If you need professional support, please create tickets.

» If you're new, take some time to read LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. On questions, use the search function first. On errors, search for the error message instead.

» If you choose to create a new thread, keep in mind that we don't know your setup. Give info about it. Never forget the OpenVPN logs or, for Eddie, the support file (Logs > lifebelt icon).

» The community kindly asks you to not set up Tor exit relays when connected to AirVPN. Their IP addresses are subject to restrictions and these are relayed to all users of the affected servers.

 

» Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, chances are you will be unique amond the mass again.

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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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