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Old 03-09-18, 09:10 AM
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Can't we check the source of where these are coming from? if they are all created from same IP.. ban hammer.

I remember we had a user here who was the ultimate king of talking BS bragging about his fast cars and stealing pics of modded pcs claiming to be his own. He started creating new users to post in his threads to agree with himself.

If TTL was able to see these new users were the same person, why cant we have some logic to red flag multiple users created from the same address.
Getting around IP bans is trivial.

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Old 03-09-18, 10:57 AM
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OK so we are now on a full manual user acceptance.

This may need to be disabled for competitions but it the spam house may stop bothering with us once they realise that they cant post here anymore. Either that or they will make it less obvious that its a spam account.

Anyways - just keeping you all in the loop with what we are trying this week
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Old 03-09-18, 10:57 AM
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OK so we are now on a full manual user acceptance.

This may need to be disabled for competitions but it the spam house may stop bothering with us once they realise that they cant post here anymore. Either that or they will make it less obvious that its a spam account.

Anyways - just keeping you all in the loop with what we are trying this week
Knew you'd figure something out

Maybe post this on our Facebook page to to let potential new members know of the situation ?
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Old 03-09-18, 11:35 AM
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OK so we are now on a full manual user acceptance.

This may need to be disabled for competitions but it the spam house may stop bothering with us once they realise that they cant post here anymore. Either that or they will make it less obvious that its a spam account.

Anyways - just keeping you all in the loop with what we are trying this week
appreciate the feedback. It's sad that it comes to this, but forum and its current members need the protection.
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Old 03-09-18, 11:35 AM
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OK so we are now on a full manual user acceptance.

This may need to be disabled for competitions but it the spam house may stop bothering with us once they realise that they cant post here anymore. Either that or they will make it less obvious that its a spam account.

Anyways - just keeping you all in the loop with what we are trying this week
Nice hopefully they'll go somewhere else!
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Old 03-09-18, 04:41 PM
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Old 04-09-18, 12:01 PM
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First night no spam.


We had 9 accounts waiting to be approved or deleted this morning.

The off few may slip through as they get smarter but its better and thats all we could hope for
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Old 04-09-18, 12:08 PM
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First night no spam.


We had 9 accounts waiting to be approved or deleted this morning.

The off few may slip through as they get smarter but its better and thats all we could hope for
Really appreciate it. I am mostly active in morning/early afternoon so seeing the spam reduces my enjoyment. Plus I don't get to see AlienALX moan at the world... or hmm maybe thats a good thing
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Old 04-09-18, 11:09 PM
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Thanks for the update Tom

I really didnt enjoy seeing this place go down because of the spam and i'm glad this has been stopped now, it isnt the most ideal solution, but it is probably the best one without risk or costs with upgrading.
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Old 05-09-18, 05:31 AM
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i know its a pain for the admins in the short term but its nice not to get greeted with spam first thing in the morning
thanks for that Tom
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