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Check Users that have the same I.P

hungle88hungle88 New
edited February 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I recently launched a small contest on my forums and there was some sort of cheating going on. There was a very large number of users has been registered and it looks like they were registered via a script or smt.

I understand that the plug-in IP Tracking can show I.P address of users and I found many new users have the same I.P address so I'm pretty sure that someone is cheating here. The problem is I don't know how many new users have been registered via that I.P address so I can delete them properly.

So is there any way that I can do this?
Many thanks!!!!

Best Answer

  • x00x00 MVP
    Answer ✓

    fist you no longer need plug-in to do this with the latest version of vanilla. As an admin you can view ip address. You can also go /user/browse and enter the IP

    grep is your friend.

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  • x00x00 MVP
    Answer ✓

    fist you no longer need plug-in to do this with the latest version of vanilla. As an admin you can view ip address. You can also go /user/browse and enter the IP

    grep is your friend.

  • @x00: Oh I didn't know that I can browse users by entering their IP address. Thanks!

    However, there is still one problem, it looks like these new "users" have been registered via a script or smt, how can I stop that? I thought about disabling the normal registration process and enable registering via Facebook, Twitter... but would this be the best solution?

    Best Regards!

  • x00x00 MVP
    edited February 2012

    You are never going to have 100% full proof solution to spammers. However you can always try setting it to approval.

    You strategy won't work, as those plugin currently work by linking to an existing account.

    grep is your friend.

  • 422422 Developer MVP

    Love the comment " fist you no longer "

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  • dirty mind lol

    grep is your friend.

  • 422422 Developer MVP

    x00 said:
    dirty mind lol

    Just keping my hand in ;) lol

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