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Offline Uli

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Ban list
« on: January 24, 2011, 06:26:07 PM »
Today I finally worked out how to put IP addresses and whole web hosts on the ban list.
I used this excessively today to ban "users" (spambots) who have ads in their sig and so on.

Should anyone have any problems accessing the forum (e.g. because I banned a host used by "normal" users too), please send a message to
admin@tvsmith.com
and we will try to solve the problem!!

Hopefully in the next time we won't have lots of those useless "users" online who only came to advertise.
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Re: Ban list
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 06:36:06 PM »
Good work Uli - much appreciated.

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Re: Ban list
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 06:43:00 PM »
I hope it'll work - the list below said 200 users online today, which sounds good, but - most of them are "users" with names like 211ConcetaYatesa or something!  :P
But then again I have to be careful because real users sometimes have names with numbers as well... (claret999 for example)!
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Re: Ban list
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011, 07:50:00 PM »
Nice one Uli  :)

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Re: Ban list
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011, 08:00:56 PM »
Thanks, it's a bit tricky, I wanna avoid to block any of the "normal" users...
So if you hear of anyone having problems, let us know!
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Re: Ban list
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011, 10:19:47 PM »
Bloody hell, you wait 10 years for 211ConcetaYatesa to join, and you go and ban him!!!

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Re: Ban list
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011, 10:24:59 PM »
Ban Claret999!

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Re: Ban list
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2011, 11:24:51 PM »
No No Don`t !!  promise I`ll never ever drink twig juice for the rest of my life

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Re: Ban list
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2011, 11:42:21 PM »
Saved yourself there matey!!!

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Re: Ban list
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2011, 08:53:34 AM »
Glad to see you all can still log in! Or maybe not...  ;)
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Re: Ban list
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 06:50:37 PM »
Phew, it's a hopeless task it seems... I've banned loads of users (incl. some IPs), deleted a lot of them...
But still there's often one of them online and still listed are 130+ users today. (Yeah that's a little better, otherwise it'd be 200.)
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Re: Ban list
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2011, 06:42:18 PM »
Well, after a week it's down to "only" 63 users now. IP bans etc. seem to work, but new "spammers" keep coming, so the problem won't disappear forever, I'm sorry.
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Re: Ban list
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2011, 06:58:29 PM »
You guys do a great job!

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Re: Ban list
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2011, 07:58:55 PM »
Well, I hope so. At the moment I am having great fun when I track an IP and am informed by the forum that the user (spammer) did receive the message: "Sorry Guest, you are banned from using this forum!"
Makes it worthwhile.  ;D
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Re: Ban list
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2011, 11:39:56 AM »
Still, there's too many spambots getting registered, I just can't delete/ban them all. Something needs to be done with the registry or some kinda update (which I don't know how).
Some bans were useful, I've deleted hundreds of "users", but still it's not really been getting better, only for a few days.  :(
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