You found a forum or a blog that you really like, or one where you think a product or service you have to offer would be wanted, or alternately, you contacted someone on a social network. You made a post that couldn't possibly have upset anyone, or maybe even all you did was click the "add" or "edit" button... Banned? "Blocked at the request of the user?" You have been Mistakenly Banned. This tends to happen in at least two main subtypes: The "accidentally stepping on toes" form is that you did something that, unknown to yourself due to lack of experience made you look like trouble. In Type A, you're doing something the place or person considers wrong or a violation of netiquette, but you didn't know you were. Ways to invoke type A of this trope include...
- That post promoting your band or business or whatever looked like a Hit And Run Poster or a Spammer. (Most forums and other social media venues tend to look very suspiciously upon people who post a link or promotional topic and don't otherwise contribute, for example.)
- A political statement you made or a glowing review made you look like you were engaging in Astro Turf.
- You brought up a topic that, unknown to your knowledge, was not a welcome one to discuss.
- Your Twitter or Facebook consisted solely of what appeared to be advertisements, you regularly post things the person you added doesn't want to see, or you appear to be or have been rumored to be a stalker or other threat.
- You hit a Fandom Berserk Button or said something considered to be Fandom Heresy or Malicious Slander.
- You were really drunk, high, having an episode of mental illness or triggered and got into an argument or otherwise said/posted things that you wouldn't have done sober or well.
- On This Very Wiki, your computer is running Net Nanny type software and accidentally made you a Bluenose Bowdlerizer, you blank a page (or cut out a large portion of it) rather than direct it to the Trope Repair Shop or Cut List, or your writing skills are of such low quality that your edits literally cannot be understood or look like txt spk.
- You edited a page that's been under Edit War conditions in such a way that looks like you're part of the edit war (this one can even happen to experienced editors).
- You picked a username that, for some reason, resembled that of a past Spammer or Troll or someone once involved in drama of some sort.
- Someone else in your dorm or house could have been a Wiki Vandal or a Troll.
- Someone made a mistake on entering the IP or used an entire range block. Or they mistakenly or intentionally blocked all IP addresses from a certain location or service, or prohibited people from signing up from certain e-mail providers.
- Someone hacked your account and/or otherwise posed as you for some reason. Explanation
- The person you tried to add had been shunned by half your friendslist and assumes you're just adding him as a part of your friends' drama.
- If the site you just registered on invokes a ban, and accepts/expects donations, then it is possibly a rort to fleece users into paying for membership. See Allegedly Free Game and 419 Scam.