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IP look up tool regarding forum spam and bots

Postby PGB » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:13 am

For the past month I've looked closer at new forum accounts to cut down on the spam.  I've deleted most new registrations, especially when they originate from some country that would have next to no reason to visit this forum.  If a combination of the name, email account, ISP, and IP# look fishy enough I just nuke the account.

Example ... new account today named: HauntCious
email - Gmail account
IP# - 120.28.82.179

Here's the neat part, just put the IP# into google and the top result is
http://www.stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/120.28.82.179
And that page shows the IP is already in a forum spam database, with a gmail address, and from the Philippines.

I know there are other more powerful IP tools (one of which I put into the back end this week) this one was new to me today.

Oh yeah, bye bye HauntCious
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Re: IP look up tool regarding forum spam and bots

Postby Scott » Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:29 pm

Good to know about that tool. I like the sllick new forum look too.
Repeal. Replace. All of them.
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Re: IP look up tool regarding forum spam and bots

Postby PGB » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:38 am

Scott wrote: I like the sllick new forum look too.


Thanks I like it too even thought I broke existing things (ads) and trashed it trying to add to the menu!  No matter what changes something will break so at least this looks cool.
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