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Post by LadyDarkStar on March 6th 2012, 3:09 pm

There was a problem in the forum I am an admin, so we had to ban and delete a member. She still tries to log in the forum, even though the forum owner has banned her IP and any other possible IPs she may use. She also tried to report the forum and log in the admin panel.

Two days ago, I was informed that she used a program for brute force log in. She also uses proxys to view (and even access) the forum, so it's getting harder to locate her and try to keep her away.

She has come to our forum from different IP addresses, but most of them are in the same location, which I am not going to mention, since I don't think it's necessary at this point.

So what I want to say is, is there a way to completely ban this specific person from viewing the forum?

I would really appreciate a response. The whole thing is really consuming and nerve wracking. Thanks in advance.

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Solved Re: Banned user tries to access forum

Post by SLGray on March 6th 2012, 6:33 pm

Try changing the registration where administrators have to approve each account. Also continue banning each account the banned member makes.


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Solved Re: Banned user tries to access forum

Post by LadyDarkStar on March 6th 2012, 6:52 pm

We have already done that. All new accounts are like that. She's not making any new accounts though, she just tries to get on the forum, even as a guest and view the threads that are guest accessible.

Thanks for replying.

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Solved Re: Banned user tries to access forum

Post by SLGray on March 6th 2012, 6:57 pm

If you have areas visible to guests, then she is not logging into the forum. How do you know that she tried to log into the administration panel and is trying to log in as a guest? A guest can not log in without an account.


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Solved Re: Banned user tries to access forum

Post by LadyDarkStar on March 6th 2012, 7:05 pm

I am aware of that. The forum owner noticed she was trying to log in the administration panel and informed me. She was trying to report the forum, so maybe that's why? I don't know about that.

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Solved Re: Banned user tries to access forum

Post by Guest on March 6th 2012, 7:12 pm

Maybe this help a little to your problem:
http://help.forumotion.com/t75418-

And tell the founder to change his/her password, and, all forum administrators, and you of course. If someone can't log in tell to read:
http://help.forumotion.com/t93821-

See this, maybe you something don't followed right:
http://help.forumotion.com/t51-

And in additional:
http://help.forumotion.com/t10581-

Yeah, I know this is not the same as you want, but, this is related to forum admin panel, so you said that he can log into administration panel. Wink

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Solved Re: Banned user tries to access forum

Post by LadyDarkStar on March 6th 2012, 8:40 pm

I just checked the security settings, and everything is as it's supposed to be. Thank you for the links. Smile

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Solved Re: Banned user tries to access forum

Post by MrMario on March 6th 2012, 10:09 pm

All solved?

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Solved Re: Banned user tries to access forum

Post by LadyDarkStar on March 6th 2012, 10:29 pm

No. But I guess there isn't a way to prevent a certain person to view the forum, so if there isn't, then yes, it's solved.

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Post by MrMario on March 6th 2012, 11:21 pm

Make all your categories and forums viewable for members and up and also go to user & groups // special rights.

But this will hurt your forum as it won't be indexed on Google, Yahoo or Bing.

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Solved Re: Banned user tries to access forum

Post by LadyDarkStar on March 8th 2012, 4:57 pm

I'm guessing there is no way to get rid of the stalker and to not make the whole forum viewable to members and up. Thanks for the suggestions.

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Solved Re: Banned user tries to access forum

Post by Sanket on March 8th 2012, 5:04 pm

Solved?

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Solved Re: Banned user tries to access forum

Post by LadyDarkStar on March 8th 2012, 5:11 pm

Yes, obviously. I'll just mark it as solved since there is no way to do what I asked.

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Post by Sanket on March 8th 2012, 5:20 pm

Topic Solved & Locked

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