So a couple of days ago I loaded up my browser and clicked on my bookmark for TCL, only to be greeted with a page denying access and telling me that my IP address had been banned.

Wut.

Figured the forums were misbehaving, that it'd probably be fixed soon and resigned to trying again the next day. But, next day, same thing. Today, again, same.

Okay. I noticed I'm logged out, so try logging in. That works, but I still couldn't access any sub-forums, getting the same IP ban message.

Just out of interest, I clicked through to the 'My Posts' page, and some threads I'm subscribed to are still listed. Clicked on one, and surprisingly I was allowed to view it.

Now I can freely access all forums (including this one, obviously) just like before, and no trace of the IP ban.

WTF is going on?