I was attempting to set up a new WordPress Blog, working my way through "Options" in the Admin Panel. I was working in the Permalink options, and wanted to go deeper, so I clicked on a link that said "a number of options are available." The link took me to the following URI:
I was curious about the following entry on the page
mod_rewrite ("Pretty Permalinks")
These are the holy grail of permalinks. There are many different formats, but the most common, and most versatile looks like
It just stops there, and there is a greyed out, boxed EDIT to the side, which I clicked, thinking that perhaps I could read the content in the edit page, although I wouldn't be able or permitted to edit. That didn't happen: I just got this message, which has confused others, also.
Your user name or IP address has been blocked by MichaelH.
The reason given is this:
Autoblocked because you share an IP address with "Aukcje". Reason "spammer".
You may contact MichaelH or one of the other administrators to discuss the block. Note that you may not use the "email this user" feature unless you have a valid email address registered in your user preferences. Your IP address is 188.8.131.52. Please include this address in any queries you make.
I have a reseller account with Hostgator, and presumably do share an IP address. Before I go to them and look foolish with an accusation that someone at my shared IP address is a spammer, and should be knocked off their server, I would like to know that this message is valid, and relevant to what I was doing.