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Unas the slayer

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 1, 2017
1,895
Northern Italy
Given that the flood isn't slowing (in the last couple of days i've dealed with a tenth of those bots / spammers), i have a question.
Many of them shared IP with previously banned users... is that possible? I know i ban the user, but there's no way to block the IP?
 

Irisado

Ancient Vampire Lord | Siphoner of Spammers
Staff member
True Blood
May 22, 2010
725
Nottingham, UK
Given that the flood isn't slowing (in the last couple of days i've dealed with a tenth of those bots / spammers), i have a question.
Many of them shared IP with previously banned users... is that possible? I know i ban the user, but there's no way to block the IP?
There is, but you need the necessary permissions to be able to do so and they are normally set to administrator level by default, so we don't have the power to ban by IP. In fact, the only means that we have to ban spammers is through the spam clean up tool. I've removed at least ten accounts using that method this morning. I will add though that banning by IP is not necessarily that effective. First, it can catch genuine users in the IP ban and second if spammers are using rotating IPs it's neither use nor ornament.

Regarding the issue of spammers, please could I ask all members of the community to be vigilant and report any spam posts and any spam accounts (read the profiles of new members). If we receive reports we can get rid of these accounts and their topics much faster. They are a real nuisance and they spoil everyone's enjoyment of the forum, so do please help us to purge them for all of you as soon as possible :).
 

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