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A question and suggestion for the administrators

 
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Ro@m
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:23 pm     Post subject: A question and suggestion for the administrators Reply with quote

I got a question.
What do you do with guys who register and only have like 4 posts and all of them are spam?

For example:

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8634&highlight=


I got a suggestion to make.
If you notice the IP from wich they are posted,you could probably see that if they are having indentical IP's.
So why wouldn't it be easier to ban those certain IP which are spammed from?

For example:

We have a few registered accounts from wich was posted spam.
The IP's follow like this:

Example:

50.121.56.85
50.121.54.92
50.121.54.23
50.121.56.85

So wouldn't it be easier to ban IP's like: 50.121.*.*

Would that be possible,and if yes would you like to do this?
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CPT Worm
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:28 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

The last three spammers I've removed have had very different IP addresses.
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Ro@m
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:29 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah,but i only took that as an example.
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CPT Worm
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:43 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

We can't do a wide-spectrum IP ban. We might ban someone we like.

Besides, if you seem something fishy, don't click on it. One of the admins or mods will take care of it.
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emmzee
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:46 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea the problem with banning ranges of IPs is that to ban one spammer we'd prolly be banning dozens or hundreds of potential visitors also. There has been more spam lately, but unfortunately theres no way around it other than deleting and banning as it happens. I have two spam prevention mods installed so they take care of some of it.
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Ro@m
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Well hope it works! Congratulatory
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Larry Laffer
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:41 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

As a would-be admin I must ask you: Which spam prevention mods?
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