Fix "thread title bug" that IP bans user permanently (?)

sylvie

NG.COM TEMPTRESS,
Joined
Mar 15, 2011
Posts
9,663
Both @roker and I are IP banned by the automod for making a war room thread.

Seems like maybe there is a language filter as both of our thread titles had the word "penis" in them.

I tried posting my original thread and got the 403 Forbidden error. This has happened before a month or two ago if anyone remembers. I tried posting it again with a shorter title as I assumed it was thread title length triggering it. Got a forum message that I have to wait 159 Seconds to perform action, OK

Then I was IP banned for 10 - 15 min

Tried again, got IP banned again for about 30 min.

Now its been about 24 hours-- still IP banned, can access site thru data and VPN just fine.

Now this morning, Roker posts a parody thread of mine, (same title), and he is now IP banned.
 

Rot

Calvin & Hobbes, ,
Joined
Jul 8, 2003
Posts
11,449
Unsure if this is part of it... but we are getting a high level of IP's from known VPN's and blacklisted sites trying to register new accounts here...

Essentially these IP's are blacklisted via the Xenforo database...

Not sure if this is affecting the relevant accounts... but the new registrations are let on if they meet the requirements...

Spam Ip's, VPN's are blacklisted... makes sense...

xROTx
 
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