Maybe we should havee the memb

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by Melissa, Feb 26, 2001.

  1. Melissa

    Melissa Well-Known Member

    register to the site with nicks, and then only registered users could post here. Maybe this would help get rid of Bobby too.
    Just a suggestion,
  2. <b>pbm</b>

    <b>pbm</b> Guest

    <b>RE: Maybe we should havee t

    <HTML>Dear Melissa,

    Requiring users to register prior to posting is not an inherent feature of this board software. However, we are currently considering our options to modify the board software accordingly.

  3. Donna

    Donna Well-Known Member

    RE: Maybe we should havee the

    Having a closed list isn't such a bad idea. That way, PBM would have more control and trouble-makers could more easily be locked out. I have a feeling, though, that this would create even more work for our moderator.

  4. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    RE: Maybe we should havee the

    One thing I would suggest if an idea like this is implemented. Make it simple! User name, password, email, and maybe one or two other questions. That is one thing I really do not like. When registering for a forum, some ask for b-day, dob, ... stuff that has no relevency to the board...

    Also, I don't know what software this board uses (or if it is custom), but UBB, Ikonboard, and others allow users to register/ or to post anonamously depending on the moderators choice...

  5. Cadillac408

    Cadillac408 Well-Known Member

    RE: Maybe we should havee the

    How is this going to solve anything? People could just give fake information. IP addresses don't lie though....
  6. Donna

    Donna Well-Known Member

    RE: Maybe we should havee the

    According to my understanding, if we had a registered discussion group, the moderator would have more control and trouble-makers could more easily be locked out. And, if they came back to cause more trouble under a different provider, they could be caught again and barred from posting.
  7. roni

    roni Well-Known Member

    too much work for pbm.

    if we all just ignored bobby's post, all this wouldnot be necessary. He makes it so obvious who he is with his grammer. Bobby's games are not new here. We have all been dealing fine by ignoring him thus far.


    GEORGE Well-Known Member

    RE: too much work for pbm.

    He gets "POWER" both from the people who respond, and people who ignore him.

    Since you can't see who it really is posting before you read it...HE WINS BOTH WAYS.

  9. roni

    roni Well-Known Member

    good point.

    But i dont want this site like Bayhouse and creditmania. I dont post there anymore because of registration. Too much work.

  10. Nave

    Nave Well-Known Member

    how bout just blocking HSA's I

    It could be just as easy to block all posts from the entire HSA ISP. Not like there are a slew of credible posts from them you want to let through anyway.

    Maybe a simple block of their class "x" block will stop him/her/it and it will go away. It can be done at the many levels so that the Bulletin Board software does not need any additions during your upcoming release. Won't stop him from spamming directly but it will shut him up.

    At least for a short time... he doesnt seem intelligent enough to spoof his IP. Too cheap &/or dumb to proxy or change ISP's either.

    Although it would seem that such a simple solution would have been investigated by pbm ... sometimes simple problem's caused by simple people require simple solutions.

    BOTTOM LINE - He will be caught...if someone can not solve this soon I will look into anything I could do to get him booted.
  11. Nave

    Nave Well-Known Member

    Some info

    Here is some block info and contacting Exodus communications, who seems to be up river from HSA, may help.


    High Speed Access Corp (NETBLK-HSACORP-2BLK) HSACORP-2BLK - -

    Exodus Communications Inc. -

    [Query:, Server:]

    Exodus Communications Inc. Sterling(DC2) (NETBLK-EC17-2)
    2831 Mission College Blvd.
    Santa Clara, CA 95112

    Netname: EC17-2
    Netblock: -
    Maintainer: EC17

    Center, Network Control (NOC44-ARIN)
    (888) 239-6387 (FAX) (888) 239-6387

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