smurfing?

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  1. Osmer_Toby

    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    a question in light of the recent expulsion- if one is banned, is there anything to prevent one from smurfing (re-entering under another name and email)? can you track ip addresses to prevent this?
     
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    Who got expelled?? What have I missed??

    I've never seen it called smurfing before. Interesting...

    I am sure the software tracks IP and IPs can be banned. I think it's common forum stuff. My forum does it and I don't even pay for it!
     
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    See swiss toil in the critiques forum Orie - although its not really what he was cast out for :roll:
     
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    I would imagine that the IP would have been banned to prevent the little bugger from coming back.
     
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    I believe that Chase banned his IP. so he'd hafta spoof his IP. but you know 13yr olds these days...
     
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    what about dynamic ip's? how would you block them?
     
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    Well you can block a range of IP's but usually with cable modems you get an ip address and it lasts a few weeks. hopefully the tool will forget about it in a few weeks.
     
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    ah. thanks for the explanation :)
     
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    out of morbid curiosity, what was he tossed for?
     
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    he made another post and cussed everyone out... vonnagy deleted it.
     
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    Aw man! You guys hide all the good stuff from us. ;)
     
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    Hey Im not a cheeky admin, I just managed to see it before it got deleted. :lol:
     

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