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Old 09-19-2010, 04:05 PM
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"proxy" surfing? Like if you were hypothetically banned on another forum, to get around the i.p. ban?

Is it safe? Is it hard to pull off? Always wondered.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:25 PM
Location: Tyler, TX
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The majority use services like anonymizer.com to maintain a level of anonymity that they're otherwise not afforded.

If someone's been banned from a site, and they feel the need to post there so much that they'll actively seek out ways around the mechanisms that have been employed to support the ban, then that person seriously needs to get a life.

I had a banned user posting via a proxy on a forum I ran, and finding out their actual IP was trivial. I notified the college they were posting from and nipped that right in the bud. Never heard from that user again.
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