i hope this is appropriate for this forum...
my search turned up no IRC thread so i just started a new topic about my specific issue
i'm new here so i ask for Mods to be patient and kind ^___^
at first, i had pipes - |These|Things| - around my screen name, and that turned out to be not allowed
so when the pipes were removed, i had access to chat and all was well
but then one day when i tried to join, i was mysteriously banned
i msged an Op and it was removed, as i hadn't earned a ban in any way
a few days later, i couldn't join again, and when i asked in #help, it turned out to be an intentional ban
so i msged one of the forum Mods, and that ban was lifted
now today, again i cannot join and my IRC client (irssi) turns up this same msg:
-!- Cannot join to channel #xkcd (You are banned)
perhaps my IP somehow ends up in a block list?
i don't think i've misbehaved at all, but if i have, i am eager to learn how to do it right
any clarity on this issue will be much appreciated