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Red Alert !! Red Alert !!

By stargazerr ·
Looks Like Underage is back ... He is Masquerading under the username donkey@ ...

Jay, Smorty ... before all **** breaks loose ... please get him out of here

Proof??? Check this link out

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11189-0.html?forumID=3&threadID=189247&start=0

]:)

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Probably not

by M_a_r_k In reply to and what about

He is doing nothing illegal. Just an extreme version of harassment that happens every day in the Wild Wild Web.

And you'd need access to a cross-reference between IP addresses and ISPs. I don't think TR or almost any other commercial or private operator of a web site has access to what IP addresses belong to each ISP.

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Actually

by jdclyde In reply to Probably not

what he is doing IS grounds that an ISP can drop him. Doesn't have to be just illegal.

As for tracking him back, they can do it.

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actually

by Jaqui In reply to Probably not

publicly searchable records for ip numbers are available.
required by laws, you can trace which area he is from, go the the authority for that region of the planet and find out which company owns that ip number


http://www.arin.net/whois/

is one such site.

the output from searching ip number from an email I received [ Government of Canada Body reply to inquiry }

Search results for: 142.46.199.30

Ontario Hydro - Telecom ONTARIO-HYDRO (NET-142-45-0-0-1)
142.45.0.0 - 142.50.255.255
Telecom Ottawa Inc. HOT-TELECOMOTTAWA-9 (NET-142-46-199-0-1)
142.46.199.0 - 142.46.202.255
Standards Council of Canada TOL-142-46-199-16-31 (NET-142-46-199-16-1)
142.46.199.16 - 142.46.199.31

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Cool

by M_a_r_k In reply to actually

That's interesting. I didn't know it was so easy. Since domain name owners are publicly available, I should have figured that IP addresses are as well. Thanks!

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mispost

by Oz_Media In reply to actually

Wrong portion of thread

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Glad he is gone

by rob mekel In reply to We're on it

tnx


Rob

@life is too short to not enjoy it

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I see Jay

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to We're on it

You just sicked Beth onto him didn't you? :)

She's someone I wouldn't want to cross at all, ever and she comes across as So Nice

Col ]:)

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Good radar

by Beth Blakely In reply to I see Jay

I'd say you have a good radar. Don't cross me or I will make you sorry. ;-)
But nicely...

And Jay didn't sick me on Underage, btw. They save me for the really nasty rascals.

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Darn...

by padgettrea In reply to We're on it

you mean I missed all the fun?

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A possible long-term solution

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to Red Alert !! Red Alert !!

Got this from the SIgnal Vs. Noise blog
http://37signals.com/svn/archives2/introducing_the_troll_cap.php

"We?ve been experimenting with various ways to keep abusive comments in check. We?ve tried simply deleting those comments, banning those commenters from SvN, and even turning off comments all together for a limited time. We?ve learned a few things from each experiment.

"Here?s another one we?re going to try: The Troll Cap.

"We?ve all seen the dunce cap. Now it?s time for some people to put on the Troll cap. Comments posted on SvN that are off-topic, blatantly inflammatory, or otherwise inappropriate or vapid may either be removed or be slapped with the Troll cap."
http://www.37signals.com/svn/images/37icon-troll-big.gif

Do you guys think that would work, or would we simply be giving these individuals the attention they seek?

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