Permanently Banned ?

Moderators: John, Sharon, Fossil, Lucky Poet, crusty_bint, Jazza, dazza

Permanently Banned ?

Postby scaryman2u » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:28 pm

On the 1st of july i got this Image
so just clicked back and signed in again ...no problem

Then tonight i got this again Image

Am I missing something or is there a mix up with IP`s ?
User avatar
scaryman2u
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 959
Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:22 pm
Location: GLASGOW

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby Dave » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:46 pm

See the coat on the shakey peg. Thats your coat.

The Admin control panel allows everything from deletion of a single account to blocking of IP addresses in ranges if need be. It's quite impressive in reality.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
www.davehouston.co.uk
Dave
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2779
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:24 am
Location: Uzbekistan

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby scaryman2u » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:52 pm

Well yeah Dave that`s what I thought too, but I must be getting under the radar somehow ::):
User avatar
scaryman2u
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 959
Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:22 pm
Location: GLASGOW

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby Dave » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:53 pm

scaryman2u wrote:Well yeah Dave that`s what I thought too, but I must be getting under the radar somehow ::):


There's probably a valid reason and I'm sure your acoont will be running smoothly soon :wink:
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
www.davehouston.co.uk
Dave
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2779
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:24 am
Location: Uzbekistan

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby Josef » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:30 am

scaryman2u wrote:Am I missing something or is there a mix up with IP`s ?

There's a mix up with IPs.

Your ip address is associated with a particular internet provider, who I presume allocates it dynamically, i.e. you get a different one from their range of addresses every time you log on.

Curiously, the one you posted from has been used by no less than six different HG members, three of whom I've never heard of (before my time, only one or two posts, etc) and two of whom I know for a fact aren't you. :)

I don't know which one is banned, btw, before you ask.
User avatar
Josef
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 8144
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:43 pm

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby onyirtodd » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:08 am

Doesn't this just demonstrate the stupidity of those, on other fora, who scream for IP addresses to be banned?

An IP address which has been used by no less than six different HG members could easily be an internet cafe or Glasgow Libraries.
238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
User avatar
onyirtodd
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 3176
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:40 pm
Location: a car park near you

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby Sharon » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:24 am

An IP ban while not perfect is the only way to stop someone banned from reregistering and continuing to be a problem - this unfortunately exposes the weakness.

And none of the 6 other posters Josef mentioned have been banned! - if it gets to be a MUCH more frequent problem I can have a look and see if i can work out where the problem lies.
Beware of yawning dogs.
User avatar
Sharon
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7486
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:30 am
Location: Galloway

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby onyirtodd » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:12 am

Sharon wrote:An IP ban while not perfect is the only way to stop someone banned from reregistering and continuing to be a problem - this unfortunately exposes the weakness.

..............................


Does banning an IP address prevent someone banned from reregistering and continuing to be a problem? If you (can?) ban their domestic IP address what's to prevent them re-registering from their local library or easy cafe?
238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
User avatar
onyirtodd
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 3176
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:40 pm
Location: a car park near you

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby Sharon » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:14 am

onyirtodd wrote:
Sharon wrote:An IP ban while not perfect is the only way to stop someone banned from reregistering and continuing to be a problem - this unfortunately exposes the weakness.

..............................


Does banning an IP address prevent someone banned from reregistering and continuing to be a problem? If you (can?) ban their domestic IP address what's to prevent them re-registering from their local library or easy cafe?


yes.

Nothing to stop them going elsewhere, but how many folks (troublemakers or spammers) can REALLY be fucked doing that?
Beware of yawning dogs.
User avatar
Sharon
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7486
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:30 am
Location: Galloway

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby onyirtodd » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:17 am

It probably depends how pissed off they are at being banned :wink:
238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
User avatar
onyirtodd
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 3176
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:40 pm
Location: a car park near you

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby HollowHorn » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:02 pm

:roll:
User avatar
HollowHorn
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 8925
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 9:59 pm
Location: Paisley

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby tobester » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:19 pm

NTL and now virgin are notoriously bad for shared IP addresses in glasgow, i found out my neighbours address is the same as mine.
User avatar
tobester
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 3101
Joined: Sat May 20, 2006 5:24 pm
Location: Parbold

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby onyirtodd » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:56 pm

Most ntl IP address in and around Glasgow resolve to the old ntl core router facility at Braehead. That's probably why, if a forum admin 'bans' an IP address, they also ban loadsa potential users even if they only manage to ban a very few actual users of the forum - so they rarely get complaints.
238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
User avatar
onyirtodd
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 3176
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:40 pm
Location: a car park near you

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby arthur thompson » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:31 pm

onyirtodd wrote:It probably depends how pissed off they are at being banned :wink:


I wish they would ban you. Your a fucking arsehole
arthur thompson
Just settling in
Just settling in
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:17 pm

Re: Permanently Banned ?

Postby HollowHorn » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:34 pm

My alter ego concurs. ::):
User avatar
HollowHorn
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 8925
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 9:59 pm
Location: Paisley

Next

Return to Forum Help and Issues

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest