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Post by Erin Snape on January 11th 2011, 9:42 pm

I have a person who keeps making a name on my forum even though I banned their IP. Either they're reseting their IP or there's another reason. Each time the IP is increased by one number which is why I believe they're reseting it. They continue to upset the other users in the Chatbox. I was one of the upset users. I continue to delete their names and ban them but they keep making a new name anyway.

I'm at a loss for what to do now. Anyone have an answer?

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Solved Re: User Causing Emotional Stress

Post by Harperboy326 on January 11th 2011, 9:55 pm

They are using a proxy to get around the ban. So banning the IP won't work with proxies. I don't know of a way to stop them if they are using a proxy :/ Other than contacting their ISP(Harassment), that might be the only way. Are they using the same email?

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Post by Colt on January 11th 2011, 10:14 pm

If they are just making slight changes in their IP you can range ban them.
Go to acp > users group > Ban an IP address & install the IP like so.
For example made up IP. replace the last series of numbers with an * like so 72.222.54.* if need be strengthen it like so 72.222.*.*
If they are using a proxy theres not a lot you can do about it just keep banning em.

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Post by Agenda on January 11th 2011, 10:14 pm

Orthodox moderation technique says that you simply keep banning them until they get bored and realize that they have no life.

Unorthodox moderation suggests that you simply use a wild card on the IP ban for a while (banning all IP addresses of a region) until you believe its safe to lift the ban an allow other users of that region to register. This should force the pest to give up and move on.

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