QUOTE (m4xx @ Oct 12 2009, 04:57 AM)
i've been informed that this forum is in no way related to the network/channel.
None of the forums that I'm aware of are affiliated with IRC networks, but given that information on forums is often easier to wade through than IRC logs, they tend to link to us. On the same token, the forums often host their own channels on other networks, or recommend users visit a particular one (examples are in my signature).
Also, ban evasion is quite strongly frowned upon and depending on a network's policies could cause either a temporary or permanent network ban, which is honestly much worse than just getting banned from the one channel.
Should you want to dispute the ban, it's often recommended that you contact the op responsible directly, if at all possible (and no this does not mean joining every channel the op is in and trying to hassle them into unbanning you. That's harassment and is generally punished by an on-the-spot network ban). If it was a bot however, then you're usually SOL.