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The act of by-passing technical measures put in place to prevent a specific user from interacting with a community.

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We caught a pedo. Twice. What to do?

About a year ago we received a report from one of our users that they were getting inappropriate messages from another user. Upon investigation, we found child-grooming behaviour from the offender ...
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How to block an anonymous troll other than by IP(s)?

On our platform, we have the possibility to block registered users by user name or IP, whereas anonymous users can be blocked by IP only. Also, we have some kind of a reputation system such that only ...
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Using third party login options to prevent re-registrations

Several answers on my previous question indicated that there should be ways to get around a permanent ban. While this wasn't my intention, it did raise a couple questions in my mind. A couple comments ...
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How can I recognize a user on dynamic IP evading ban?

How can I recognize a banned user trying to sneak their way back in after wiping the basic, standard traces - new account, cookies wiped, IP address changed (and of course different email at ...
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Methods of suspending users?

Most online community software supports banning a user by username, login address or IP. These are all relatively trivial to evade. Other methods include the hellban, shadowban, and slowing down ...
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