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Offline c a g a t a y

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Repetitious Username
« on: December 18, 2008, 07:16:52 AM »
Hi all

I have a great trouble that I am tearing my hair since more than 2 weeks

First of all I am using SMF 1.1.7 and my registeration is set to ADMIN CONFIRM (since 6 months)

What is my problem is that;

I have a user which is named "dadaloglu"

He has registered in 22 Jan 2008 and have 68 messages

But in my USER REGISTERED TODAY field, everday I see two or three "dadaloglu" usernames

I am deleting them but they are pullulating  :D

4 days ago I have deleted more than 20 "dadaloglu" users (without any admin confirmation)

All of them have SAME MAIL ADDRESS and what is interesting is that; It seems that they have registered in 2006  :(

Although, in admin panel USER REGISTRATION I have forbidded/prevented to get "dadaloglu" username (still there are 6 same username)

I hope I can explain my issue

Here is a picture of those GHOSTs (same username, same mail address, registered in 2006, without any admin confirm  :'(  :'(

Any idea? Please help


« Last Edit: December 19, 2008, 05:08:21 AM by c a g a t a y »

Offline c a g a t a y

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Re: Repetitious Username
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 04:26:54 AM »
Any idea?

I need a help from SMF DEVs :(

Offline Joey Smithâ„¢

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Re: Repetitious Username
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 05:01:29 AM »
Check and see if they are all from the same IP and if they are then ban the IP and see if that stops it until a pro can reply.

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Re: Repetitious Username
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 06:08:32 PM »
Do other users use 'foreign' characters in their username/display names?

Have you installed any mods that affect this area of display?  Can you check your db's sessions table for duplicate entries from this person.

I know in the past I had issues with duplicate names like this on an alternate CMS/forum software due to 'foreign' characters used in the username.  My only solution at the time was to no sure those characters, but I'm not sure if this is the case for you.
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