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Old 01-28-2012, 01:55 AM   #61
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I think tit's on anything is a good idea, to be quite honest. Also, @MOP:

I have banned at the very least 250 people since becoming a moderator, I just leave the cleanup (pooperscooping) to the top mods

When they do get by (normally when i'm sleeping), the other mod's get them in the morning. It's working pretty well, just hoping to get some post deleting powers so I can help clean up as well. I do have to admit, these bot's are ridiculous
I'm going to ask the owner to print us up T-shirts with this logo on them:

I've been perma-banning all of the ones Bayz and Fire Arians have been temp-banning (about 50 in less than 24 hours, so far as I can tell). All hits, by the way... not one legit poster in the lot of them.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:56 AM   #62
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Wouldn't be the first time you've asked the....

Ah, nevermind.

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Old 01-28-2012, 02:03 AM   #63
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Here's themain problem, so far as I see it - take a look at the list of banned users that pops up from just one IP address:
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Several of these accounts were opened just yesterday. What's the point in banning them if they can come right back 45 seconds later? Not sure the owner is really understanding this.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:04 AM   #64
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By the way, these are sweet usernames that are lost forever now. Sorry Fire Arians... you're going to have to keep looking for your new moniker.
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Yeah it's been sort of a guessing game for me without the email information/birthdate, but i've been pretty confident in the one's i've banned. If a bot get's lose and posts a few times I usually perma-ban them w/ five infractions, but if they're in registering or just lounging i'll infract them twice.
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Here's themain problem, so far as I see it - take a look at the list of banned users that pops up from just one IP address:
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Several of these accounts were opened just yesterday. What's the point in banning them if they can come right back 45 seconds later? Not sure the owner is really understanding this.
V-Bulletin has IP banning software? I'd put money on that. Send that IP to the owner and i'd be willing to bet money that he can ban it. That's all we need to do and this problem will be a lot less troublesome.
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I take it back... out of those 50+, maybe one was legit: brenthanlan. Maybe. I lifted his ban, so we'll find out soon enough.
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I take it back... out of those 50+, maybe one was legit: brenthanlan. Maybe. I lifted his ban, so we'll find out soon enough.
Probably me at 5am

Usually right before I decide to go to bed six of them start registering and i'm stuck trying to hold down the fort

The thing is, i'm usually extra cautious when i'm banning people during the day, and that's when you'd think actual members would join. At night the bot's are usually flying in, and it's rare anyone signs up for Steelers discussion at 5am

But i'm sure out of the amounts we've banned in the past few days there's a few that we're legit, it's going to happen. Just have to keep a better eye out.
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you said your super powers were limited to handing out infractions ...

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Multiple infractions automatically implement a temp-ban. But so many of these are obvious... he shouldn't have to infract user uyfgraseyr, or aegauilwegl or usierhlsgs when he knows full well what they are here for.
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