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Not Planned Detection of multiple registrations by IP.address, + another suggestion/bug.

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by JVCode, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    I signed up using another email and username, X3nforo. I decided to LIKE a post I made, and it counted towards my overall "likes" - I'm proposing that either multiple registrations by x.y.z.ip are disabled, or if enabled, aren't allowed to LIKE posts made on that IP. Or even use the method above, and have an allow list for multiple IP's. I can see the "Like" and achievement/trophy system being abused otherwise.

    Edit: I'm also able to "follow" myself.

    Hope that makes sense.
  2. Spenser

    Spenser Active Member

    To cut everything down to a single IP doesn't seem to make sense. What about proxy environments? There could be thousands of users with just a single IP to the outside.
  3. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    Unless your forum is going to be the same size as Facebook, I doubt very much that any two members of your little community will be using the same open proxy.
  4. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a nice modification/add on to me. :)
  5. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    ISPs sometimes route multiple customers through the same public IP address. People at the same organization/workplace often have the same public IP as well. etc, etc.
  6. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    This is a social script, we should expect to get family members from a single house to register.
  7. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    As I said in the first post, an allow list (like the ones you have on routers for incomming MAC addresses) could be added in the admin panel.

    Personally, I think some sort of system should be put in place to try and stop members just re-registering easily and abusing the like & trophy system.

    You'll thank me one day ! ;)
  8. Spenser

    Spenser Active Member

    AOL has a real screwed-up proxy use.

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