I informed you in CB yesterday that I'd done research into this and pointed you to my scratchpad (top part for now--will eventually be removed), where I still have a little information that might be helpful. I don't know if you had me on ignore, or if it didn't apply to you, but you didn't respond to me.
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Incase anyone hasn't noticed, I occasionally try to help people here, and nobody has a good reason to /ignore me in CB. If you think you do, then post the reason, with adequate detail, to your home node to warn others about me.