Msg#: 3564424 posted 9:42 pm on Feb 3, 2008 (gmt 0)
Definately ban her IP address. Or if she is using an ISP that rotates IP address you might want to think about setting a permanent cookie on any new user accounts that way you can ban them by the cookie. Of course they can clear cookies and do it again. You could also set posts by people with that cookie value to see their own posts but no one else can. That way they will think they are doing harm, but no one else will see it but them and they think they are getting away with it. <wicked grin>
[edited by: Bewenched at 9:45 pm (utc) on Feb. 3, 2008]
Msg#: 3564424 posted 2:06 pm on Feb 12, 2008 (gmt 0)
The accepted wisdom regarding people who spam forums with inappropriate postings is to just keep quietly deleting their posts until they go away. As they are after attention never acknowledge them and they will eventually get bored and go away.
That isn't perfect, some are more persistent than others. Obviously we have no idea how the membership system on your forums works or if it is your own software or a hosted service.
What you want to do is make things inconvenient enough to discourage this person from registering multiple user names without putting genuine users off. That really depends on what functionality is available with your forum. I have seen some that require a response to a confirmation email and then won't open a second account under that address while others are pretty well open house.
IP blocking is not the answer - I have seen people block themselves from their own forums before now when trying to block another customer of the same ISP.