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hi guys

i frequently have to ban spammers from my forums, and it's getting to be a chore as what I like to do is

ban the user
ban their IP address
ban the unique email address

and that requires a minimum of 3 actions to do so, and copying/pasting back and forth between the admin section and the 'manage ban filters' section usually requiring two ipb admin windows open to do effectively.

my suggestion would be in the admin section where we normally have the drop down option to 'edit members profile' to have an additional drop down called 'instant ban' which effectively bans

the user
their ip address
their email address

can this be implemented please and if not why not ?

cheers
anyweb

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Also, I'd like to see an option that allows for a "USER BANNED" cookie to be set (different from the login cookie) and it cannot be cleared by clicking "Remove all cookies set by this forum" or by logging out. When this cookie is detected by the board, the person is not allowed to register or login. They're shown a 'Banned' message. Also- upon seeing the banned message, if their IP has updated, the IP is recorded in the 'Banned IP' list.

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my suggestion would be in the admin section where we normally have the drop down option to 'edit members profile' to have an additional drop down called 'instant ban' which effectively bans



the user


their ip address


their email address



can this be implemented please and if not why not ?



cheers


anyweb



Gets my vote for a useful option...instaban...I like it. Although I would like to see it as an admin tool on the thread itself, so I didn't even have to go to admin control panel....one click, and they're gone.

davidp
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If you ban the user, then you also for practical purposes ban his unique email address since no one is allowed to register with an email address that already exists in the members table.

So, in reality, you're only asking that IP address should be banned automatically whenever you ban a member. I don't think that's wise personally, as many people get a new IP each time they log onto the internet and you could even be so unfortunate that you ban an IP address another member gets assigned at one point. I think there's too much faith in what can be done by banning IP addresses.

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Also, I'd like to see an option that allows for a "USER BANNED" cookie to be set (different from the login cookie) and it cannot be cleared by clicking "Remove all cookies set by this forum" or by logging out. When this cookie is detected by the board, the person is not allowed to register or login. They're shown a 'Banned' message. Also- upon seeing the banned message, if their IP has updated, the IP is recorded in the 'Banned IP' list.




I will never use IPB if this happens, I don't want any online cookie to be unable to be removed, even if this was possible it won't happen.

You can delete cookies by hand, how exactly do you suggest keeping people from removing the cookie, its not possible to prevent it due to various systems.
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I will never use IPB if this happens, I don't want any online cookie to be unable to be removed, even if this was possible it won't happen.



You can delete cookies by hand, how exactly do you suggest keeping people from removing the cookie, its not possible to prevent it due to various systems.



If it was possible, I'm sure it wouldn't be legal. You own your computer, not the boards you visit.
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Banning the IP address is never a good idea in a day with dynamic IPs, you ban a user that may be unrelated trying to sign up due to him leasing the IP you banned. :o


Especially with AOL and their "share IPs" junk.




i usually traceroute (tracert) the ip to see where the spammer spammed from and i've never ever ever seen one come from AOL,

usually, they originate from russia or china, and as my site is english, i don't feel bad for banning the ip at all

cheers
anyweb
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i usually traceroute (tracert) the ip to see where the spammer spammed from and i've never ever ever seen one come from AOL,



usually, they originate from russia or china, and as my site is english, i don't feel bad for banning the ip at all



cheers


anyweb


Ah, in which case thats awesome. Maybe have it built into the forums like "traceroute ip" I think it can link you to one of those whois sites and punch the data in for you in a new javascript window. :D
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