Restrict User Registration by TimeZone

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wbxpress
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Restrict User Registration by TimeZone

Post by wbxpress »

In my board, I like to restrict new user registration from few countries. Is there any possibility that, new user registration must be approved (activated) by the admin for particular time zones.


I don't want to change the present setting i.e. immediate access of forum after registration (no need of email verification / activation by the admin) etc.
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Re: Restrict User Registration by TimeZone

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When people realise this is happening, won't they simply use a timezone that allows immediate access?

A better way would be checking the IP of the user and basing the policy on that, it's harder (though not impossible) for users to change their location if checked from the IP they are using.
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Re: Restrict User Registration by TimeZone

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Yeah. You are right.

So, I understood that it would be better to ban IP, each time new spammers from other country and then delete the usernames of the spammer. Am I right?
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Re: Restrict User Registration by TimeZone

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wbxpress wrote: So, I understood that it would be better to ban IP, each time new spammers from other country and then delete the usernames of the spammer. Am I right?
That's the way most people do it, combined with CAPTCHA usage. You can block entire ranges of IPs as well but that is sometimes a bit of a blunt instrument, it does work quite effectively if you want to shut out an entire region.
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Re: Restrict User Registration by TimeZone

Post by Martin Truckenbrodt »

Hello,
in past UTC-12 check has been quite a good feature to prevent spam user registrations. But last time spambots have learned to handle it.

Bye Martin
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