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Posted: Posted September 25th, 2017
Edited September 25th, 2017 by I killed Mufasa
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Global banning in it's current state is superfluous because it's easy to evade and pointless because banned folks can still see site content. Is there any way so that Global IP and Name bans both make it so the banned party can't even read anything posted on gtx0?

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Globally banned people can't view the site.

The "easy to evade" thing isn't a problem that can be fixed, unless you know some other way of uniquely identifying users other than their IP (or requiring registration to post)

Posted September 26th, 2017 by Xhin
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Actually requiring registration wouldn't even help; the banned could just make new accounts


Posted September 26th, 2017 by Xhin
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Name bans are definitely pretty useless though.

Posted September 26th, 2017 by Xhin
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Globally ban me right now for 20 minutes. I am pretty sure I can still read stuff.

Posted September 26th, 2017 by I killed Mufasa
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If you can read this, I banned you for an hour but I'll unban you at 9:45pm

Posted September 26th, 2017 by Xhin
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The "easy to evade" thing isn't a problem that can be fixed, unless you know some other way of uniquely identifying users other than their IP (or requiring registration to post)


I've heard of people being identified by certain hardware configurations, meaning that they would have to change physical machines in order to evade, but that seems really hard to implement.

Posted September 26th, 2017 by nullfather
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Okay. So I can still see and click the forums. But it stops me there. That's kind of annoying. Is there any way I can get the I'm banned message as soon as I enter www. gtx0.com?? No list of forums visible at all? I know it's functionally the same. But is it possible?

I am on my data that's why I am not presently banned. My home internet is banned.

Edited September 26th, 2017 by I killed Mufasa
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It's really a just that it's annoying to be banned and still be able to click the forums. Two clicks to be reminded you're banned vs one. It's more sensible to show up and it tell you you're fucked from the get go than to tease you with forums. Lol

Posted September 26th, 2017 by I killed Mufasa
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