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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Dannii wrote:
We've been banning the proxy using accounts too.

We're talking about adding new proxies to the banlist, not adding new user accounts, which you already had to do anyway before you started banning anonymizers.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:02 pm 
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What this policy means is that if there's someone who we can't tell is a troll or not, then if they use a proxy we will ban them before they prove themselves.


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I kinda figured that. I just don't like it because it tars proxy users with guilt by association, and it won't work, anyway, against a determined troll, because there will always be an unbanned proxy available, as I discovered firsthand.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:31 am 
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Laroquod wrote:
I kinda figured that. I just don't like it because it tars proxy users with guilt by association, and it won't work, anyway, against a determined troll, because there will always be an unbanned proxy available, as I discovered firsthand.
And someone will provide one. Also, there are some computers with dynamic IP addresses.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:23 am 
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Dannii wrote:
Hannes is whitelisted so if phpbb continues to work how I think it does then he'll be fine. That said I'm not sure the whitelisting is actually working for him...

Just jumping in here to say, no, it does not really work. My access is still more miss than hit. In particular, I never seem to be able to log in in the first place in most cases – maybe the login mechanism itself is subject to IP banning rules before the user credentials are processed? If that were the case, no whitelisting would help, because I wouldn't even get that far.


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