Logging in to OzBargain from Overseas

EDIT EDIT:
So after reading the Moderator's comments, I guess I didn't dream it up after all. It really did (could) happen. I guess I'm just 'special'. (or maybe I was more of a lurker with very little OzBargain history back then, hence being blocked.
Not now though. Glad I brought it up.
Thanks OzBargainers. Is like being in a room full of older brothers who know stuff. Your past info has helped me to help many other people in real time. 🌸

EDIT: from the comments received below, it looks like the problem of logging into OzBargain on my last overseas trip was mine alone.
Just to be sure, I'll make sure that I'm logged in prior to leaving this time.
Thank you everyone for your kind help here :)

INITIAL POST:
I vaguely recall not being able to log into OzBargain from overseas last time I was away. I'm going away again so want to check in advance.
If yes, I spose it makes sense to keep comments local, but this site is addictive and I'm wondering how I'll manage when I'm way.. I wasn't addicted last trip away
would a vpn allow me to log in?

Mod: You can use OzBargain overseas. See comment

Comments

  • +1 vote

    What type of issues did you have? I remember having no issues getting on the site although my interest in bargains quickly waned as the trip progressed.

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    From memory something like.. You're unable to log in to OzBargain because you're outside of Au (words to that effect).

  • +5 votes

    Ozbargain is fine even from China without any VPN

    • -1 vote

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    Hmmmm… I wonder what my problem was then. It seemed to be an 'OzBargain ain't gonna let you play' type message… Could it have been a restrictive provider wherever I was (but with that type of message..?) ? I was most likely on wifi

  • +1 vote

    Oh? I went on Ozbargain regularly on my KL holiday and had no issues, but I was already logged in from my phone :)

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      So it's def working from overseas then. I'll ensure that I'm logged in before I go. Thank you kza2610

  • +2 votes

    I remember this guy seeking help on ozbargain a while ago: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/153794

    When I was overseas I can browse ozbargain without issues.

    • +1 vote

      Yes, he sure didn't have an issue logging in.. You either.
      Just a weird little something for me. Maybe this time I'll be ok..
      I may have wanted to ask a tech question or similar for it to be important to me

  • +1 vote

    Didn't have any issues logging in and commenting whilst I was in Asia during January.

  • +1 vote

    Ok thanks IceCreamBandit. Looks like I messed up somehow last trip..

  • +1 vote

    I tried to post an aliexpress deal when I was in Malaysia but it gave a message saying you can't post aliexpress from your current location or something. Had to VPN back to Australia, browsing was fine.

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    Ah, that's interesting! Thanks daveaus

  • +2 votes

    I am currently replying from overseas without issues. I did get banned once for trolling but it was only for a day

  • +3 votes

    Currently in Ho Chi Minh city waiting for my half price domino's pizza…

  • Firstly, if you have an issue with your account, contact us via TWAM and we can bypass any blocks which I have done to your account.

    Overseas IP addresses aren't banned from using OzBargain, however due to excessive SPAM in some countries, you may find your access to OzBargain blocked.

  • +1 vote

    I am overseas at the moment and have no problems logging in.

  • +4 votes

    do they have the internet Overseas?

  • +1 vote

    I wonder if it is anything to do with the time? Sometimes when I play cat evolution I put the time forward and then I wonder why OzBargain isn't working.

    • +1 vote

      Cat evolution…. Sounds like fun.
      Gaming is a whole world I haven't even entered into. Didn't realise they had cats in that world…. makes it tempting 😺. I'll remember the time thing if I do go there. Thanks Savas

  • +3 votes

    That's why I couldn't log-in in Tasmania.

  • +1 vote

    I have encountered (local) hotspots that declare OzB as an insecure site and refuse to allow the connection. The best known are the ones in Woolies. I think the reason is the hotspot's proxy as a safety measure checks that the cert is valid before allowing the https pass through. Unfortunately some proxies don't have the most up to date list of cert authorities so cannot verify OzB's cert.

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