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Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby weasel on Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:53 pm

We've had some problems baneing users because they enter fake emails, and I want to avoid using IP bans. To get around this I am now requiring all new forum accounts be verified via email.
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Re: Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby tmusquiez on Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:08 pm

Is it too much of a hassle to ban the email address used, or is it more efficient to confirm signing up for the forum through the e-mail confirmation?
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Re: Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby weasel on Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:19 pm

I figure authenticating via email is common enough online that it's not much of a hassle for anyone. I can ban based on email address but it doesn't help me if you can enter whatever with each new account to get around the ban. ;)
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Re: Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby GeneralShroom on Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:46 pm

Do users already signed up and on the forum (like me) need to verify? It wouldn't matter though, I used a genuine email. (Mine)
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Re: Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby tmusquiez on Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:47 pm

GeneralShroom wrote:Do users already signed up and on the forum (like me) need to verify? It wouldn't matter though, I used a genuine email. (Mine)


No, everyone who is already active and signed up don't have to deal with the new change.
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Re: Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby GeneralShroom on Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:52 pm

tmusquiez wrote:
GeneralShroom wrote:Do users already signed up and on the forum (like me) need to verify? It wouldn't matter though, I used a genuine email. (Mine)


No, everyone who is already active and signed up don't have to deal with the new change.


Phew, because as a General, I'm too lazy.
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Re: Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby colorfusion on Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:33 am

aw, my little bro made this acount and found the levels too hard so i asked to have a go and got addictid to it and he dosent have a email adress so i doubt he will have put it right, well i can still use colorfusion2.
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Re: Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby VERYDUMBNAME on Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:34 pm

so if someone gts baned they can just get a new email???
well I guess it was the same with the IP thing
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Re: Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby tmusquiez on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:48 pm

VERYDUMBNAME wrote:so if someone gts baned they can just get a new email???
well I guess it was the same with the IP thing


It doesn't matter how many email address you use, because they can all be tracked back to your IP address. baneing a certain IP address will ensure you can never access the forum from your computer.
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Re: Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby sk89q on Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:29 pm

Not quite. Some people have dynamic IP addresses that change periodically.
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Re: Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby weasel on Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:05 pm

And some people post from college IPs. Remember the day when I baned most of South Carolina? Ahhh. fun times.
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Re: Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby VERYDUMBNAME on Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:07 pm

baneing IP doesn't work because anyone can just change their IP
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Re: Forum Requires EMail Auth

Postby Canaduck on Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:46 am

and there's verydumb voicing the obvious, he will grow to be a well placed sheep this one

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