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Guest with Blocked IP Can Still Use Report Post Feature


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I am using the latest version of IPB, and have my board set to allow guests to report posts. What appears to be spambots have been submitting spam via guest reports, and they have been blocked in my ban settings with 198.144.159.*

The problem is that I am still getting reports from IP addresses within this subnet that should be blocked. How are they able to bypass the ban setting block on them, and still submit spam using the report post feature? I believe there may be a bug in your system that allows this.

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I would suggest not allowing guests to report content as it is a way for it to be abused by anyone. The ban filter in the software is really for registration and login. If you need to block individuals from your community, I'd advise blocking them on your server or network.

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