I recently got an invite for Oink. When I tried to sign up, it said I've been a member before and my account has been disabled. I had no idea what it was all about. I tried the IRC channel for an explanation but they didn't answer me. I thought the system might be confused because I'm at university right now, and there might be some weird thing going on with my IP address.
However, after a couple of tries the invitation does work and I am able to get in. I didn't download anything because I wanted to upload something first to build like a buffer. When I wanted to check the site today, it says my account has been disabled. I went to the IRC channel and this time they do answer me, rather quickly, and tell me I had an account before and it got disabled and that now I'm banned.
Now, I don't know how they got the idea I had an account before. Maybe anyone knows what kind of system they use to check that, because I am absolutely sure I never ever had an account there.
It's not that I've been in torrenting that long, so I think I'd remember.
Maybe someone could tell me how I can proof that I've never been there before. I really don't know what to do.
The big problem is that there are a lot of people who did had an account before and who try to get in the community again. Unfortunately for me, this kind of people are more frequent than my case.
Anyway, I feel like I'm being punished for something I never did.
Thanks in advance for any help.
PS: I wrote this here because I wasn't really able to do my story at the IRC channel. When I asked for and explanation there, they said what I mentioned above and banned me immediately.