Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:02 PM
this is one of those rare moments i want to be a mod. i hate secrets.
Check the MODs forum please.
I want some clarification on this.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:00 PM
Sure you can. Stop trolling threads, derailing them and new members! Makes for crappy threads.
Uhhh lmao. Aren't you the master at detailing threads with walls of text there mr. stats?
Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:54 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:56 PM
dont know what ip banning is but what if multiple people have an internet provider which is the same?
Guilty by association.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:58 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:04 PM
why you don't just IP ban people
I cant speak to the specifics of this forum but in general there are 2 reasons its not a great option
- IPs are not permanent assignments. I can change the IP address assigned to my cable modem pretty easily and it takes little to no geek knowledge to do it. Depending on your provider it could be as simple as restarting your cable modem. Beyond that there are a host of ways to force or fake an IP address reassignment.
- Multiple people can "share" a single IP address . Its something you might see in any circumstance where a number of people would be funneled through a single point of entry to the interwebz. Think of an office building, a college campus, or even some apartments. Their public IP (the one you would ban) could be shared by literally hundreds of other individuals.
The powers that be here may have other reasons but in general that's why you would avoid it.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:51 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:05 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:25 PM
When are we going to start banning teenagers that post ridiculous threads?
Probably when it becomes against the rules
Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:02 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:08 PM
Giving member a bad rep.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:11 PM