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New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:44 am

Went to look at the site today using my normal internet connection and bam, banned. Blocking an entire subnet of IPs for what reason? I run tons of websites and blocking IPs is the most useless form of going against SPAM. Those that spam, just route around it. Those that don't get caught in the middle and you kill your user base.

I guess this is goodbye until the admins figure out how to police the site without just banning every block of IPs that exist.

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Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:34 pm

The most useless form of spam blocking is banning user names or emails, and that's our only option if we don't block IPs. (I ban both IPs and user IDs.) I agree that a better way needs to be found.
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Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:27 pm

Blocking ips that post spam is one thing but just blocking ips in large sections does not help. I cannot visit from work any longer which is where I did most of my reading at lunch time.

I agree it will keep people from visiting by breaking their habbit of visiting the site.
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Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:16 am

Looks like the block bans are gone - and the Pakistani and Indian spammers are back in force.
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Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:02 am

90% of spam comes from specific domains

Just a fact of life.

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Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:29 pm

What bugs me is that I don't think we have a single legitimate Pakistani member.
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Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:53 pm

I'm not sure how the spammers got back and I still can't get connected from work.

I can assure I'm not connecting from Pakistan.
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Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:17 pm

Ah, well. If it were easy to block spammers, we wouldn't have them.
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Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:39 pm

Can the site be accessed while using a cloud-based VPN service?

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Re: New Site Update Bans lots of IPs

Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:34 pm

Can the site be accessed while using a cloud-based VPN service?
I have no idea.
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