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    Effective Banning

    What is the best way to ensure that a user will not be able to return to a web site?

    IP banning doesn't work; it is easy to change one's IP.
    Cookie banning doesn't work; it is easy to erase cookies.
    Username banning doesn't work; it is easy to log out by erasing cookies and re-register...
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    this cannot be done. it s the internet. its open, free and half-way anonymous.

    you could only make a closed usergroup where people have to sign up with name and address so you can check the data or sue them if needed.
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    Devshed Supreme Being (6500+ posts)

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    another check you can do is email address banning, but if a user has a domain with a catch-all alias then that screws up that idea too.

    As ^^^ said there is no real way of doing it.
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