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    I have an abusive member that ainlt gonna give up. he has a real problem with some people including me at the forums.

    At the moment when I search for ip it hangs and times out so ip banning is not available yet..

    He says his isp "patronic" is his own and I can't stop him.. He has an ameritech ip too.. variations of both but both seem pretty static.. But if he has his own isp can I do anything?

    He also says he is gonna try and overload the server. He says he is a sys admin.

    Please help.. He is making accounts every minute..
    www.wannabebig.com
    www.wannabebigforums.com
    www.atlargenutrition.com

  • #2
    in situations like these you need to either set new registrations to be moderated (so he can't post until you say) or you can simply disable registrations temporarily. these two options are the only full proof ways to stop some one like this.

    one good way to inconvenience this person is to enable e-mail verification. but if he does indeed own his own ISP then he would have an easier time getting around this than most.

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    • #3
      I think owning his own isp is a cover up as not to get busted..

      OK who knows their ip stuff?

      I have a lot of different details I wanna share with someone..

      Right now his ip's are uunet etc..

      But back in the days they were ameritech and one beginning with P..

      Would anyone be willing to look at them and see if I can report him to anyone? His work ?
      www.wannabebig.com
      www.wannabebigforums.com
      www.atlargenutrition.com

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      • #4
        I had a guy like this on my boards a few months back. I ended up disabling registrations for a few days (and putting a message as to why, as well as an email address to mail if you wanted to be registered while it was closed). He hasn't been back since.

        With one other spammer (who had the benefit of a static IP), I was a bit more evil I set up some code so that the board would randomly either just lock up, or crash out with a (fake) database error. So it only worked about 1 in 10 times for ths IP, which meant he couldn't be bothered to hang around and wait for it to work, so he went off as well

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        • #5
          lol james. nice!

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          • #6
            lol @ James's technique..

            Well both his work and home ip's are quite static so I will ban them.. I just canlt as the search for ip thing just seeems to be hanging
            www.wannabebig.com
            www.wannabebigforums.com
            www.atlargenutrition.com

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            • #7
              For my solution, do this:

              PHP Code:
              if ($REMOTE_ADDR == "IP") {
                  if (
              $b != "ty") {
                      
              $x rand(1,3);
                      if (
              $x == "1") {
                          echo(
              "There has been a database error. An email has been sent to the Administrator. Sorry for any inconvenience caused");
                          exit;
                      }
                      if (
              $x == "2") {
                          
              sleep(30);
                      }
                  }

              I stuck the bypass (b=ty) in because it was an IP that a couple of my other members used, and I just asked them to use the bypass URL for a couple of days.
              That is similar to what I use. One in three times it will have a DB error, one in three it will hang for 30 seconds, and one in three it will work.

              I did base the code off someone else's idea originally; I can't remember who though
              Last edited by JamesUS; Sat 29 Sep '01, 11:27am.

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              • #8
                In that case run this query:
                Code:
                SELECT ipaddress FROM post WHERE username='xxx'
                but replace xxx with one of his usernames (that he posted with).
                And you'll get a list of IPs that he used.
                Last edited by Chen; Sat 29 Sep '01, 2:06am.
                Chen Avinadav
                Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

                גם אני מאוכזב מסיקור תחרות לתור מוטור של NRG הרשת ע"י מעריב

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                • #9
                  An extension of James' method with an idea I had for one of my problem members:

                  PHP Code:
                  if ($REMOTE_ADDR == "IP" || $banned) {
                      
                  $enddate time() + 3600 24 356;
                      
                  setcookie("banned"$enddate);
                      if (
                  $b != "ty") {
                          
                  $x rand(1,3);
                          if (
                  $x == "1") {
                              echo(
                  "There has been a database error. An email has been sent to the Administrator. Sorry for any inconvenience caused");
                              exit;
                          }
                          if (
                  $x == "2") {
                              
                  sleep(30);
                          }
                      }

                  What this did, was, if the ip was his, make him a nice cookie. If he had the cookie in his tummy he would get this msg too, so even with ip changing he still wouldn't be able to visit the forums, unless he spit out the cookie.
                  Site: -http://www.jazz2online.com-
                  Forums -http://www.jazz2online.com/jcf/-

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                  • #10
                    thanks guys

                    I got some new tricks to try..
                    www.wannabebig.com
                    www.wannabebigforums.com
                    www.atlargenutrition.com

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                    • #11
                      This sounds like a good idea for a hack, LMAO

                      Where you could make it so you could flag a user and once that user was flagged it would start giving them errors.

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                      • #12
                        in many scripts that i try to modify i always end up getting something with a white screen or something that crashes your browser. t'would be cool if i could force a browser crash on purpose for certain peeps.

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                        • #13
                          Hmm there is a hack I think where once a user is flagged when they visit the forum it pops up like 2000 popups. I think, not sure, but I think I saw it in the hacks forum.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by damicatz
                            Hmm there is a hack I think where once a user is flagged when they visit the forum it pops up like 2000 popups. I think, not sure, but I think I saw it in the hacks forum.
                            That's just evil.
                            Chen Avinadav
                            Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

                            גם אני מאוכזב מסיקור תחרות לתור מוטור של NRG הרשת ע"י מעריב

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by damicatz
                              Hmm there is a hack I think where once a user is flagged when they visit the forum it pops up like 2000 popups. I think, not sure, but I think I saw it in the hacks forum.
                              brilliant!

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