We banned a member of our site, in no uncertain terms. However he keeps coming back and creating new accounts. We've tried banning his IP, but it just changes via his Broadband provider.
Is there no UK authority who we can report this activity to? If we were a bricks and mortar business and someone was causing this sort of problem we could get a restraining order or something surely. It doesn't seem fair that because it's on the web people can do what they like.
I wanted to report him to his ISP, but they make it next to impossible to do that.
I think it all depends on what the member is doing. If you can prove his/her actions to be illegal then you may be able to take some sort of action. Although I have to be honest and say I am not entirely sure what action is available.
If you are etermined then aseekign advice from a lawyer would be a wise move.
I've found that requiring admin approval for new accounts temporarily can help remove the immediate satisfaction for him, and may make him go away.
In fact, it's worked so well that I require admin approval permanently. When i get a request, I look for area, email address, ip, etc. to try to determine whether it's a competitor of ours looking to spam our forum, or a legit person.