The ban record for me contained the following:
When the current time was 12:37 PDT, the login was still not allowed, and after an attempt, the time in the database did not change.
I don't know for sure what the server local time is, but they are based in LA, California, so I assume they are on the same timezone as me. but regardless, it seems that CPG should be using the same time for both the storage of the date/time and checking the date/time, so even if it were central or GMT it should all work, right?
Looks like something is wrong to me. Clearly I was about 30 minutes after my login attempt so the ban should have been cleared.. It's not as long as 30 minutes is it? Even 1 minute would foil any password break attempts. surely 5 or 10 minutes is overkill, but this was over 30 minutes.
Had to use phpMySQL to delete the row to get back in.