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Post by Hardcore Gamer on February 21st 2012, 7:33 am

I keep on getting threats from this one member, I've banned him multiple times today and he's already made 20+ accounts and I've IP banned them all but he keeps on getting new IP's. What can I do to get rid of him? He's made a video on his YouTube explaining that he took down another very successful forum today and he's now targeting mine.

I need help on this ASAP as I cannot keep my eye on the forum 24/7 and the mods are doing as much as they can at this time. Please help.

Thanks.

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Post by SLGray on February 21st 2012, 7:41 am



When your topic has been solved, ensure you mark the topic solved.
Never post your email in public.


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Post by Sir Chivas™ on February 21st 2012, 7:44 am

Alright,

Calm down. You can do this for now,


ACP>>USERS &GROUPS>> users >> users Options >>New accounts activation >> [Admin].


That way, he'll register, but his account won't be active.

The only way of maybe hacking your forums will be by, giving them Admin powers, if you don't, then they can't.



Attention!
- Please provide your forum URL at all times.
- When the issue is solved, please mark it as solved.



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Post by Hardcore Gamer on February 21st 2012, 7:47 am

Thanks for the info, guys. Will look into that also, Sir Chivas.

As I said, he's recently taken down a very successful site/forum that isn't a Forumotion forum and it has gotten me very worried.

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Post by Sir Chivas™ on February 21st 2012, 7:51 am

No problem, glad we helped.
hope you get rid of him good luck Wink

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Post by Hardcore Gamer on February 21st 2012, 7:52 am

Thank you. Appreciate it.

If a legit member does sign up, how do I activate his/or her account? Will I get a e-mail?

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Post by Sir Chivas™ on February 21st 2012, 7:56 am

Users & groups >> inactive users >> options of activating or deleting the account Wink

So have an administrator or you to check it everyday Wink

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Post by Hardcore Gamer on February 21st 2012, 8:01 am

Will do, and thanks once again.

Just check it then and he seems to have already made two other accounts while this thread went up. Damn.

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Post by Sir Chivas™ on February 21st 2012, 8:03 am

Alright then. Is your problem solved?

If so, nice helping you out!

Since I can't do anything about that. That's really up to you. Sorry.

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Post by Hardcore Gamer on February 21st 2012, 10:41 am

Yeah, it's solved... for now. He says we have five days to make a sub-forum dedicated to him on our forum or he'll hack it, just like he did with the other forum. Confused

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Post by Sanket on February 21st 2012, 11:06 am

You always have the option to backup your forum. If someone has to do something, he will anyways do it.

http://help.forumotion.com/t9692-the-utilities-backup-and-restore

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Post by Hardcore Gamer on February 21st 2012, 11:39 am

Thanks, Sanket.

Hmm, seeing how he's been this persistent I'm sure if he does successfully take down my forum, and I get it back up and running again, he'll just do it again.

And if the above does happen, how would I be able to stop it? Just keep changing the e-mail/password recover a backup? I just want to be prepared for this if it all does go down...

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Post by Sanket on February 21st 2012, 11:42 am

Best way is to ignore whoever is trying to threaten you.
If something goes wrong, do a backup. He will do it 10 times, but without you budging down he will lose the battle. So ignoring the person's threat will be your way of tackling the user. You have the option to backup everytime.

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Post by APE on February 25th 2012, 8:22 pm

To help stop this guy make sure you ban the ip and Email address they will soon get sick of having to make a new Email address each time you ban it, make a note of the address each time and maybe if the Email address is always Hotmail you could report it to them aswell i did this only 2 weeks a go and Hotmail got back to me and said there look into it for me but i have not had no report back but then again the problem has gone away now.

so maybe try and ban the Email account and keep an eye on the Email address he she is useing Wink

I wish you all the luck

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