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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:48 AM
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new accounts/old users and trolling

It has gotten to the point in many heli threads for a single user to ruin them all. He has been banned probably going on 20 times now. Pick a name it could be one of any such as sertav, mhunter, sgoodmeyer and soon on.

Is there not something that can be done to put a stop to such activities? Just yesterday I think he created around 5 new accounts so obviously ip filtering does not do the job needed around here.

Is it possible to make it harder to create all the fraudulent accounts? Maybe such as requiring a valid phone number to text or call a security code to be able to join the site?

Or is there really nothing else you guys can do to stop this ongoing harassment of good members?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:40 AM
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We have discussed ideas like that in the past. Currently the mods are monitoring his activity and banning the new accounts as he creates them. This does happen from time to time.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:01 AM
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I Sure wish you would choose to impliment some sort of user authorizationfor new accounts like the phone or a small credit card charge. I undertand it could be a pain to some users but the overall quality of posts will go up.

Users like him will just come back when they want as many times as they want. While under some accounts he isnt bad or abusive for a while, eventually he starts going down hill and it can get very bad every few months (or shorter) like it has in the past week with users like him

It would be nice and seriously quite down the entire forum from spam, shill and troll accounts if you did have some sort of bettter new user authorization system in place.
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