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Please help, I don't know how to get this guy off. >.<

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Please help, I don't know how to get this guy off. >.<

Post by Higurashistrike on October 27th 2011, 3:05 am

There's this guy who is bugging the heck out of everyone, and he spams like crazy. It's really annoying to try to get him to actually stay off the site.
We have tried:
1) Account Banning, but he enjoys making multiple accounts.
2) Email Banning, but he makes multiple emails.
3) IP address banning, but this guy uses proxy servers.

Someone please help me!!

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Re: Please help, I don't know how to get this guy off. >.<

Post by Mike on October 27th 2011, 3:38 am

There's really nothing we can do. If he's using a proxy he'll be able to keep getting back onto your forum. The only suggestion is to stop new members from registering which is available, but noone else will be able to register.

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Re: Please help, I don't know how to get this guy off. >.<

Post by Base on October 27th 2011, 11:16 am

Hi!

You could try setting to admin activation which is certainly better than disabling registrations throughout, but it may slow down traffic considerably. Admin activation allows you to manually approve or disapprove members from joining. Smile

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Re: Please help, I don't know how to get this guy off. >.<

Post by Higurashistrike on October 27th 2011, 2:06 pm

Ok, thanks. I think I'll try it. It sounds like a good idea.

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Re: Please help, I don't know how to get this guy off. >.<

Post by Poser on October 27th 2011, 4:12 pm

What if you change your forum url.
That may help you to get rid of that.

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Re: Please help, I don't know how to get this guy off. >.<

Post by Master Marc on October 27th 2011, 4:30 pm

[FTS] Jack wrote:That may help you to get rid of that.
Him and the other members of the community..

Base hit the spot for the best suggestion, of a feature which ForuMotion offers, to stop spammers.
Although, it wouldn't do good if you manage an active forum.

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Re: Please help, I don't know how to get this guy off. >.<

Post by kirk on October 27th 2011, 8:31 pm

you should try the dog house method.
First do not ban this member any more. i will explain why in a min.

Now do not allow any guest to post on the forum.

Make a group called dog house or whatever you want to call it.
Now make a forum called the same. Set all permissions of the forum to allow nothing, no posting no viewing no nothing.

Now go and create a welocme intro board/forum. This will be a forum to where all new mebers have to post first, say hellow and introduce them selfs in order to get access to the rest of the forum.

So once a memeber post on that board. check the ip in the post.
All other mebers and or proxies or other ip a person is useing will show up. If it matches with this guy that keeps spamming, then send him to the dog house group.. you will keep doing this over and over everytime he post to try to gian access to the rest of the forum.

As far as all your new embers that check out ok, then you can move the to a members group which allows them access in to the rest of theforums/boards for how you see fit.

Nothing is ever 100% effcient, but hopefully this will discurage the guy from being sent to the dog house all the time with no permissions to do anything and will just get tired and leave for good.

But you can not delete the accounts or ban them.. Becase if you do you will no longer be able to macth up the ip and see if they are comming from the same person. Once again you will see a list of all ip and mebers and even proxies this person has used, so you will know not to allow him in to the rest of the forum and send his butt to the pound, dog house whatever you want to call it.. lol

However if you ban them it should still show under other accounts that have been banned. then if thats the case you dont even have to set a dog house group.
But i would test it just to be sure. when i came up with this long long agao, i never banned anyone and would just send them to do the dog house to sit there and look at there self with no permissions to do anything. Just rott ... hehehe

Sounds crule, but hey they brought upon thire selfs for being jerks and spamming the board Smile

Oh be sure to set the group permissions not to have any access to your other forums to. forgot to say that aboave.

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