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  • #22265

    rightonthemark
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    i made one comment then started getting an access denied warning after that.

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    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

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  • #22276

    Doug Marks
    Keymaster

    One of the method’s that we use to block spam is to identify the IP address (location) of the spammer.  More than 90% of those originate in Russia.  There are a few other large Internet Providers that get blocked because they have so many users and a single one has been spamming us.  My guess is, that’s the problem.  Go to this website and copy your IP address: https://www.iplocation.net/find-ip-address

    Fill out our contact form and include your IP address.  We should be able to resolve this.  Sorry about the problem I certainly don’t want to block someone that participates in our Forum us much as you do!

    Metal Method Guitar Instructor

  • #22278

    superblonde
    Keymaster

    I noticed previously that maybe half of the spam seems to be from the tor network. So that chunk of it will basically be impossible to IP block, making blacklisting or whitelisting kind of hit or miss. In the user list I think there’s a little icon to whitelist people. But, if going to that point of forum maintenance, it could be easier/better to go back to a “manual approval” of new accounts upon registration.

    (Also I’m not sure white listing would even work if some users also sometimes log in from their phones or tablets? Those addresses will change frequently.)

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    • #22279

      rightonthemark
      Participant

      most of the time i’m on my phone.

      rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

  • #22280

    rightonthemark
    Participant

    and now posting/commenting seems to be working without issue. \m/

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

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