XF built-in Banning & Discouraging works well so far against trolls


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To my amazement, I got our fairly tech-savvy troll after over 22 years. I also use an add-on signup abuse detection from @Xon that allows me to block VPN registrations by checking https://getipintel.net/ during registration. That's been very helpful overall to weed out scammers, however, in this case, XF caught the banned user reregistration on its own without needing that.

I've seen VPN's becoming more and more useless which is why they were likely once selling lifetime subscriptions. Paramount+ blocks VPNs now so you can't workaround for NFL regional games anymore as easily, and Google pops of the ReCAPTCHA robot thing when using it.

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