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emtohio
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Post by emtohio »

When I ban a user by their IP, and then delete the user, does this remove the banner IP? or does it prevent them from registering again.

thanks
estXcrew
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Post by estXcrew »

i think the ban remains..because the IP you banned will not be deleted form banned list
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thanks because I ban a user and then I keep getting a very similar username that registers for SPAM. The username is always similar to this "emolbommund"
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emtohio wrote:When I ban a user by their IP, and then delete the user, does this remove the banner IP? or does it prevent them from registering again.
After you deleted the user, did you check the ACP's list of banned IP addresses?
emtohio wrote:I ban a user and then I keep getting a very similar username that registers for SPAM. The username is always similar to this "emolbommund"
Did you check the IP addresses of those users?

Generally, I only ban an IP address if I get spam from it multiple times. IP addresses aren't always fixed for a given PC, so the IP address that belongs to a spammer today could belong to a legitimate user tomorrow.

If the usernames are always similar, I use the Disallow usernames feature.

Also, if you're not using the Q&A CAPTCHA, you should check it out.

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