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    Baron
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    Proxy Servers

    The site has been under heavy attack from spammers over the last few months, which has caused a lot of restrictions on new members. With most spammers, a report is sent to Akismet and the account is deleted. The report means that spam IPs are entered into anti-spam databases.

    Most spammers register with anonymous proxy IP addresses. Many of these are blackhat SEO reps (or bots) seeking to run up backlinks. Members who use an anonymous proxy should be aware that they may well be sharing an IP with the spammers. As a result, they may find their own access to the site blocked. All new registrations from anonymous proxy addresses are refused. To ensure continued, uninterrupted use of the site it's recommended that people use real IP addresses.

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    WF Veteran Bloggsworth's Avatar
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    Great Baron................... If you know the difference, which I don't. Please explain? If I, from my home access the Net through my ISP, then by dictionary definition, they are acting proxy for my actions, does that make them a "Proxy Server", if it does, then presumably 99.99% of the world are accessing the net via a proxy server. I assume that in your terms a Proxy Server has a technical meaning seperate from its dictionary definition.

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    Baron
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    Unfortunately, anonymous is four syllables.

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    Bloggs - The proxy allows you to hide who you are and where you are. For example, every site I visit can immediately recognise that I'm in Belize. The proxy is a relay. Your traffic with the Internet goes from your ISP to the proxy server then on to the site you are contacting. Thus your location and identity are hidden.
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    Honoured/Sadly Missed The Backward OX's Avatar
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    Even genuine ISP servers have their problems. Mine is located hours away, on the coast, and for some reason unknown to me I keep getting junk across the top of this page showing bikini-clad beauties wanting to meet me.

    Correction: The variety of junk depends on the content of what I post. Sometimes I get junk about writing courses to be held at the Noosa Heads Hilton.

    Even so, it's all very puzzling.

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    xO - The ads I'm getting are not so interesting. A couple of days ago one for the Peoples' United Party showed up, and right now there's an ad for a free DNS server. Let's trade. I'll take the bikinis.
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    Thanks for the heads up, Baron.

    I never say it, but I very very much appreciate the lack of spammers on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.w.olson View Post
    Thanks for the heads up, Baron.

    I never say it, but I very very much appreciate the lack of spammers on here.
    This is very much due to the great staff we have here. The very few that slip by Baron (he really can't be everywhere all the time) are quickly spotted and dealt with by the moderators. We also appreciate the great member's here who spot this junk and report it. It's a team effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backward OX View Post
    Even genuine ISP servers have their problems. Mine is located hours away, on the coast, and for some reason unknown to me I keep getting junk across the top of this page showing bikini-clad beauties wanting to meet me.
    I've been getting ads about dating sites from all over the world. The ads were different (and cleaner) before.
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