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ebnx
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Joined: 26 May 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:08 pm (11 years, 5 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Hi everyone:

There seems to be a person(s) on my phpbb forum who is creating spam website links on his profile. This person is not creating any posts on my forum, so I can't figure out his IP from posts. Nevertheless, this person has created 30 fake accounts all ready, and it's very annoying.

Is there a way for me to track this person's IP? I really want to ban this person, but I don't know how to do it if he hasn't posted a message. Thanks--I hope my problem description is clear.
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adam
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Joined: 26 Jul 2002
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:02 am (11 years, 5 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

This is quite a common occurance. You won't have much luck blocking a specific IP, as the accounts are created by bots. I don't have any experience trying to stop this kind of thing, but maybe Daniel will be able to help some more.

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Daniel
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:08 pm (11 years, 5 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Have you installed the visual confirmation MOD (see http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article.php?article_id=227 for details)? It's included in the standard phpBB distribution, but has to be enabled separately.

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ebnx
Junior WebHelper
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:19 am (11 years, 5 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Thanks, I'll try it out.
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