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spammers playing shell games
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Great idea for the mod forum — thanks for making it happen!

I read on one of the forums where you banned the IP of a spammer. It seems like they keep changing name, just registering a new username and posting the SOS. Anything else we can do to deter this?

I locked the last one, disabled the post’s links to their website, posted their IP address. Up to now I’ve just been deleting them. A couple weeks ago, I actually reported the IP to the domain abuse email address. It traced back to a business school in Reims, France.

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I’ll look into it, but it depends how sophisticated these guys are. Itmay be a david and goliath (sp?) fight.

I am leaving from New York, NY and traveling for 64 days
Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

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