Limit one member per IP address?

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mmorlino
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Limit one member per IP address?

Post by mmorlino » Mon May 10, 2010 1:02 am

I have version 3.0.7

Is it possible to limit just one account per IP address?

I have a monthly photo contest and am having several new members popping up from the same IP address.
Yours in Christ,
~Molly~

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Re: Limit one member per IP address?

Post by CarolC1 » Mon May 10, 2010 2:35 am

That kind of restriction would be likely to exclude legitimate users. For example, on our board if I look at a post by one of the AOL users (click the question mark icon on the post), I see 24 other members have posted from the same IP, and they're all real people, not one person with 25 usernames. So if I had a photo contest and limited it like that, 24 of our members would not be able to submit, which would probably upset people. :?

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Re: Limit one member per IP address?

Post by mmorlino » Mon May 10, 2010 1:49 pm

CarolC1 wrote:That kind of restriction would be likely to exclude legitimate users. For example, on our board if I look at a post by one of the AOL users (click the question mark icon on the post), I see 24 other members have posted from the same IP, and they're all real people, not one person with 25 usernames. So if I had a photo contest and limited it like that, 24 of our members would not be able to submit, which would probably upset people. :?
I'm probably completely oblivious to the details of an IP address, but isn't there just one per internet account? (ie: My desktop and my laptop, when connected to my wifi, have the same IP)
Yours in Christ,
~Molly~

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Re: Limit one member per IP address?

Post by Pit$Bull » Mon May 10, 2010 2:08 pm

Limit to 1 email address.
In ACP->registration settings Allow e-mail address re-use: SET to NO
Different users can register with the same e-mail address.

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Re: Limit one member per IP address?

Post by mmorlino » Mon May 10, 2010 4:00 pm

Pit$Bull wrote:Limit to 1 email address.
In ACP->registration settings Allow e-mail address re-use: SET to NO
Different users can register with the same e-mail address.
Yes, this option is already set to NO...
Yours in Christ,
~Molly~

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Re: Limit one member per IP address?

Post by Pit$Bull » Mon May 10, 2010 4:11 pm

mmorlino wrote: I'm probably completely oblivious to the details of an IP address, but isn't there just one per internet account? (ie: My desktop and my laptop, when connected to my wifi, have the same IP)
Static IP stay the same, dynamic IP's change. Most users will have a dynamic IP which changes each time the login to their ISP.

Here is a list of your IP's

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69.59.67.236  (Look up IP)  	15
69.91.8.108 (Look up IP) 	8
71.149.163.139 (Look up IP) 	7
72.48.244.200 (Look up IP) 	6
69.91.21.181 (Look up IP) 	4
75.38.49.18 (Look up IP) 	4
64.234.45.133 (Look up IP) 	3
69.152.231.52 (Look up IP) 	2
67.11.246.151 (Look up IP) 	2
64.139.251.119 (Look up IP) 	2
70.112.47.143 (Look up IP) 	2
69.153.17.199 (Look up IP) 	1
69.91.8.41 (Look up IP) 	1
75.0.96.175 (Look up IP) 	1
69.91.8.94 (Look up IP) 	1
69.152.230.151 (Look up IP) 	1
69.153.12.140 (Look up IP) 	1
69.91.8.14 (Look up IP) 	1
64.139.233.25 (Look up IP)

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