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aStiffSausage
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#1

Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:31 AM

Hello.

As some of you (moderators/admins) have probably noticed all the reports from Mod Showroom, in section "Other" from ENB Screenshots Thread, I decided to post here just to give a bit of talk about it.

So, there seems to be an unknown member, creating a new account from time to time, haunting one specific member. Not going to give out his username, but just looking at the newer posts in the thread will pretty much give it out. But, the spammer indeed is doing his job well, as before any authorities around here can react to it, there's easily one page worth of super-quotes, pornographic material, or otherwise space-taking material.

I'm not asking it to be locked, or telling anyone they aren't doing their job well, but I'm asking if something can be done about it. Promoting well known and trusted member who is usually active to a led-by (they can delete posts but not ban people, right?) would keep the spammer quite quiet, until higher authorities confirm he's not welcome here.

And just a little question, but does GTAForums use any other way of banning people, other than just banning account? If I remember correctly, people are banned according to IP if there has been PBM-activity from same IP, but is anything else done than banning the new account? Even in really offensive cases, for example hacking the domain so it re-directs to a site filled with viruses, causing loads of infections on people trying to access GTAForums? Just wondering...

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:16 AM

IP ban is not an option here because the PBM you're talking about has a dynamic IP. Unfortunately, the only thing that can be done here is to keep reporting him whenever he makes a new account and starts spamming. A global mod will deal with him as and when he's online and sees the reports.

aStiffSausage
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#3

Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:22 AM

I kinda knew that about IP ban, but was worth asking at the same. And yes, will keep doing that, hopefully he'll just give up someday. smile.gif

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#4

Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:18 PM

What's a "dynamic" IP and what's a "PBM"?

The torrents of virus links that keep emerging in the San Andreas sections are making me nervous.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

PBM stands for Previously Banned Member - members who are banned originally and create new accounts, that are usually detected by staff / members and re-banned sooner of later, while Dynamic IP stands for (not completely sure about this one, might be wrong) an IP that keeps on changing, hence the user of it can't be banned by using this method, since it'll just change to another IP address.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

Not just that, only the 2 or 3 last sectors of the IP change when it's dynamic. If they were to ban the IP range, they'd ban everyone using the same ISP, that's why an IP ban isn't feasible.

aStiffSausage
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#7

Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:41 AM

*Cough*Can someone delete/edit his post?*Cough*

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#8

Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:19 AM

QUOTE (oksa8 @ Friday, May 3 2013, 09:11)
*Cough*Can someone delete/edit his post?*Cough*

Done.




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