My IP address has been banned?!

Discussion in 'How to use Askaboutmoney' started by amtc, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. newirishman

    newirishman Frequent Poster

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    Here's a good site to see your IP is blacklisted: http://whatismyipaddress.com/blacklist-check

    the 188.*.*.* addresses are allocated via ripe and used by a lot of different companies, carriers, and countries - so blocking that range will have some side effects.
     
  2. Chris2014

    Chris2014 Frequent Poster

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    Hi Brendan,

    I once ran a large forum with 100k+ members and had the same problems.

    It was on the VBulletin platform but you might find a similar plugin. It was called "login redirect" and this seems to be similar.

    https://brivium.com/resources/redirect-on-login-logout.11/

    Although its not designed for Auto Spam Bots i found that it eliminated 100% of it for me as the bot gets presented with a screen and has no idea what to do with it.

    It was really designed to for example show a certain usergroup a certain message when they login.

    If you just either put up a message saying click here to verify you are human or actually put up some kind of other notice it will eliminate a huge amount of Spam.

    Cloudflare also works great

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  3. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

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    Thanks

    We have a few anti-spam add ons which stop most of the spam.

    It stops some countries or publicly black listed IP addresses from registering.

    But a few a day are sent for moderation.

    I will check out all those suggestions, to see if the software we use has been improved upon since we installed it.

    Brendan