I banned a users IP Address and forum account to test something out. I just wanted him to show me what it looks like when a user gets banned. So I unbanned the account, and unbanned the IP address. He then couldn't access the forum. We waited 30 minutes, still no luck. I tried re-banning then unbanning. It's been 12+ hours since he's been unbanned, and he still can't access the forum. It still says "Your IP Address has been banned." I quadruple checked to make sure nothing on his end was banned, but still no luck. Anyone have any clue what's going on/what the issue is?
The IP bans are cached for a period, so immediate changes aren't expected. However, if he doesn't access, it should be fine. Can he access from another browser? (Closing his current browser completely should also fix it.)