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Offline organizer9

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« on: May 06, 2012, 04:47:46 PM »
I really appreciate this excellent software and the improvement we can see in the dedication of your developer community. I have a humble suggestion as a appreciative user of your software if possible for you, It's better if instead of insert name all await approval will be listed so we can ban directly from this list.

the risen is we would like to process quickly our member approval from awaiting approval list, this why this function will be very helpful to us.


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Re: ban list
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 07:21:46 PM »
Ummmm....  You can already do that.
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Re: ban list
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 07:23:25 PM »
I think the option in question is to ban someone straight from the awaiting approval list.

If it's to ban spammers, it's largely a waste of time and energy because they'll just pick another user id and try again.
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Re: ban list
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 08:41:09 AM »
But if you can ban IPs too maybe...
Something like this but applied to the approval list...


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Aiutateci ad aiutarvi: spiegate bene il vostro problema: no, "non funziona" non è una spiegazione!!
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Re: ban list
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 03:53:23 AM »
I use a combination of Bad Behavior, Akismet and Stop Forum Spam together with a function that strips dots from before the "@" in GMail addresses. Spammers get put into a special group with the same privileges as banned members. Keeping them in limbo prevents re-registration.

I've noticed that around 80% of the spammers we've identified use GMail and will attempt to create multiple accounts using the same actual address but made to look different by the insertion of dots in the account name portion. As far as GMail is concerned, "auser@gmail.com" is the same as "a.user@gmail.com".

Banning by IP Address is a very blunt instrument since most users will have dynamic IP Addresses - so could overcome the ban - and you run the risk of inadvertently banning others who share that IPA.

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Re: ban list
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2012, 04:43:12 AM »
One thing is in my todo list is to put somewhere a checkbox to allow ban all the variation of an email with dots in the name to avoid gmail behaviour.


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Hai bisogno di supporto in Italiano?

Aiutateci ad aiutarvi: spiegate bene il vostro problema: no, "non funziona" non è una spiegazione!!
1) Cosa fai,
2) cosa ti aspetti,
3) cosa ottieni.

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Re: ban list
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 05:23:31 AM »
I think the best  solution of this problem is banning IPs . A lot of spammer's don't know how to change  IP .
 

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Re: ban list
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012, 05:37:36 AM »
A lot of spammer's don't know how to change  IP .
You would know...

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Re: ban list
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 06:39:02 AM »

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Re: ban list
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 08:21:05 AM »
A lot of spammer's don't know how to change  IP .
You would know...

What you mean? :o :o >:( >:(

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Re: ban list
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 04:30:36 PM »
I don't think he is spam.
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Re: ban list
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2012, 07:58:27 AM »
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I don't think he is spam.
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Re: ban list
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2012, 06:48:18 PM »
Sorry about that. As I am sure you know, we get a LOT of spam and we tend to be rather suspicious if something looks a tad spammy.
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Re: ban list
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2013, 10:39:36 PM »
Ignoring the thread-drift above, the small matter of banning someone from that point is not really to be encouraged. There are better methods for stopping spammers at the door, and banning them doesn't really do much good.

On one site I was cleaning up recently, they had 143 *pages* of bans, most of which had never been hit a single time after being created. Encouraging bans is really not a smart idea.
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