View Full Version : Just out of curiousity..

Max Bauman
12th February 2006, 3:35 AM
How effective are the bans here? Lately I noticed alot of trolls (mostly in the archives/older posts) and supposedly these were supposed to be the same person or the same group of people registering again and again. Sorry if this sounds out of the ordinary, but is the security here really as lax as I'm starting to think it is?

Virtual Headache
12th February 2006, 3:41 AM
Banning someone doesn't stop them from registering again.
Banning IP addresses isn't too useful, since most people have rotating IPs and the IP ban would probably affect another person.

12th February 2006, 3:46 AM
When an IP ban can be done (it's obvious that the same person made multiple accounts using the same IP, and no other users have that IP also), it is, but the trolls that come back constantly always have different IPs, so we can't IP ban them. We just have to keep an eye out and perma-ban new troll accounts as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately this is the best method we have right now.

Max Bauman
12th February 2006, 6:57 PM
Thats all I need to know.