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What happens if someone was banned and comes back under another user name? If the admins suspect it, can they prove it somehow? Then ban them again? Just wondering.
 

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TMARIE, we do have that problem on the site and can frequently find out if it is the same person or someone new.

But the best thing if you suspect this is to start hitting the 'notify' button on the bottom of each posting to get the moderator of the site. As well as send a bunch of PM's to some moderators as backup. Depending on the day, we moderators/admins come and go and can't read every post. So having observant members has been a huge help to nip problems (and trolls) in the bud!
 

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Originally Posted By: TMARIEWhat happens if someone was banned and comes back under another user name? If the admins suspect it, can they prove it somehow? Then ban them again? Just wondering.
Sometimes nothing happens.

As an Admin if we suspect it we will investigate further but if we can't prove it we can't do anything about it except watch and wait. If we can prove it, sometimes we’ll ban the person again. Sometimes we won’t because the person will just keep signing up using different emails and user names.

Yes, IPs can be traced almost to the door of the offender and in many cases this is a person’s down fall. Most people know they can use a proxy IP but don’t know how or don’t want to go through the hassle.

In cases where it involves a troll sometimes it’s just best to ignore the offender. If they can’t get a rise out of us they’ll loose interest and go find someone else to bug.
 
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