While my account is definitely not banned  as I am writing here, while trying to connect to lobby i get "cannot reach" error, with info about being dropped from 8200 port of zero-k infrastructure.
I believe it is result of trigger-happy banning made by Sprung on lobby today (for trivial reasons of using @everyone na chat) - it banned few quite popular VPNs, including the one I am using. The fact that I wasn't able to even login on forum to post about the issue, is the message I am getting from forum if using regular IP:
"You are banned! (IP match to account <censored>)
Ban expires: 2/18/2020 7:18:49 PM UTC
Will be glad for unbanning. Also, bans up to 2020 that make you unable to use forum and report (miss?)use of bans, feels very unprofessional. I don't care much about chat, but removing from game for such trivial reasons would seem kind of strange in times of 250+ players online, and feel triple as much lame now.