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Re: Foilholio wants to destroy kiteforum - any help to stop him appreciated

Postby Toby » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:38 pm

won't go into details. but obviously harming my business and causing lots of extra work, which I will bill him too.

Too bad, he is very knowledgeable about modifications...

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Re: Foilholio wants to destroy kiteforum - any help to stop him appreciated

Postby nothing2seehere » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:58 pm

I had a personal message from one of his profiles asking me to quit kiteforum and join another forum where 'Freedom of speech and freedom from moderator interference was present'.

This morning I saw that he spammed the forums constantly for a couple of hours so that you had to navigate through several pages of spam to see any of the topics. A kind of denial of service attack intended to stop people browsing the forums.

As a simple user I feel that both actions go beyond a grudge at the forum owner as they ruin everyone's experience. I previously had some sympathy towards his brash and argumentative forum personality but this type of stunt is just designed to ruin everyones fun.

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Re: Foilholio wants to destroy kiteforum - any help to stop him appreciated

Postby longwhitecloud » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:17 pm

In your signup ask an authorisation question when signing up about kiting.. that only a kiter would know.

A simple quick and easy start, then make limit on time and quantity of posts... eg max 4 per 24 hours..

Start there.

Then move onto a more time consuming captcha for sign up

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Re: Foilholio wants to destroy kiteforum - any help to stop him appreciated

Postby purdyd » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:28 pm

Toby wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:56 pm

His local beach is Ventura in CA.

Anyone rides there?
I highly doubt that he is in Ventura, CA.

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Re: Foilholio wants to destroy kiteforum - any help to stop him appreciated

Postby Toby » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:31 pm

purdyd wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Toby wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:56 pm

His local beach is Ventura in CA.

Anyone rides there?
I highly doubt that he is in Ventura, CA.
he is not. but Westcoast USA

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Re: Foilholio wants to destroy kiteforum - any help to stop him appreciated

Postby jakemoore » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:39 pm

A nominal registration fee e.g. $0.50 through paypal or credit card would create an electronic trace if needed to find identity. It also might discourage mass sign up of spam users accounts.
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Re: Foilholio wants to destroy kiteforum - any help to stop him appreciated

Postby purdyd » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:39 pm

longwhitecloud wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:17 pm
In your signup ask an authorisation question when signing up about kiting.. that only a kiter would know.

A simple quick and easy start, then make limit on time and quantity of posts... eg max 4 per 24 hours..

Start there.

Then move onto a more time consuming captcha for sign up
Well foilholio does know kiting.

He could easily wait 24 hours.

Captcha keeps bots away. Foilholio is not a bot.

The more complicated and time consuming to sign up, the less likely people are to do it. That will hurt the forum.

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Re: Foilholio wants to destroy kiteforum - any help to stop him appreciated

Postby GTC » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:10 pm

Preventing users (not bots) from spamming in KF is not an easy task. As someone said before, I recommend you to demand a phone number on all sign ups and send an authentication code. Services like Twilio only charge $0.09 per successful authentication.
Once you detect the s**ker you can ban his phone number and he won't be able to create more accounts with that number.

It's not complicated but you'll need a developer to do that.

https://www.twilio.com/authy/pricing

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Re: Foilholio wants to destroy kiteforum - any help to stop him appreciated

Postby Toby » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:40 pm

thx for the info.

All I want is his contact so justice can take care of him. Don't want to bother all users for his behaviour.

I did now counter measurements for postings...this will help already to stop what he just did.

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Re: Foilholio wants to destroy kiteforum - any help to stop him appreciated

Postby lchen » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:31 pm

Yo toby, sent you an email to info@kiteforum.com

got some info to share, he's been spreading himself a bit thin.
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