Ok, hope this is the right forum...
Well, on this forum, there is a nuisance who just posts shit and thinks he can get away with it and re-joins every day under a different name... He says we can't stop him because he will just sign up with another ISP and post again (I know this is crap), but what IP tools are there that can block him from access, or track him and other stuff that would get rid of him or shut him up??? Btw, i am a former admin on the site, so i have no IP blocking features, but even if the admin's block his IP, he still manages to get back on...
He might be using a Proxy. So then it be hard to get him. Or he can be masking his IP with his router... Or for some odd reason his ISP is changing his IP every day... Some ISP companies like mine change IP's every month if its dynamic......
Idk really of anything that can stop him....
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
Search Google for a list of regularly-used proxies, and ban his host name - that doesn't change as often as his IP. In addition, if you can, ban his email address and turn on email validation, meaning he'll need a new email account every time he wants to sign up to your forums.
Theres no point worrying about an IP adress, they are easy to change; restarting your router/computer, Connection tools, proxies etc.. HOW does he keep rejoining the forums? Does he keep getting a new email? if you dont need one to register, enable the feature that means you have to verify your email address and ban the email he uses. If he uses a email addresses such as @dogiet.com which allow you to just enter a name and go straight to that inbox then block that extension from being accepted. How about user validation? Using my magical powers of deduction, I assume they are not big forums with more than 5 or 6 people joining a week; if that even. This means you can easily just have you or your mods approve the members before they join. There are so many ways of doing bans, it just depends on your circumstances and the type of board you are using.
I didn't make it!
My IP seems to change quite a bit its called a Dynamic IP adress which means it keeps changing I don't think you can ban them from acessing the forum if its dynamic unless you contact his ISP they should do something to block his acess to the forum.
I have a Dynamic IP, anyways if they are like clan forums or something put a password on it. But if they are large forums well......
I say find out where he lives, fly/drive to his house, and smash his computer to bits with a hammer. Or, yes, depending on the size of the forums, just screen the registrations. What are the forums? A link?
carl4286I say find out where he lives, fly/drive to his house, and smash his computer to bits with a hammer.
Tracing people is suprisingly easy. I say, you do it and scare him a little.
How How HOW!? :devil:
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
You can trace someone's approximate address using websites if you have their IP, but these are often inaccurate and sometimes give you the wrong continent. I once was judged to be in Sydney, Australia, when I was in the UK. If he uses a proxy, you'll get the location of the proxy.
You can trace email addresses as well, but again these can be inaccurate. These also only give you a domain of where it originated (can be falsefied), which you can use to contact and have his service revoked.
It's easy if you have cPanel.