User talk:Mapron01

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Not really, it's hard to get rid of this vandal when they seem to operate in multiple different IPs and the IPs they use seem to include IPs used by others before who did actually contribute to the site and weren't vandalizing it. Also dunno about bots, but they sure have a lot of time on their hands. Mapron01 (talk) 05:36, 4 May 2022 (UTC)

As an habitual IP myself (though I'm definitely more white-hat (or beret?) than our recent 'visitor', if you'll accept my word on that) I know that any attempt to tie down via IP would be pointless. I can post a change (e.g. signed Talk contribution) and immediately decide to add another, and the IPs are in completely different ranges. And I've seen a definitely-not-me reply land upon my last indicated reply source. It's a side-effect of the traffic-shaping-proxies that intervene in the link. But even if that were changed (the X-Forward-thingummy setting as recently requested of the Admins?) there are too many ways of deliberately proxying.
This particular vandalising moron did not even need to hide behind this phenomenon, of course. The nature of this Wiki (and others, not ridiculously locked down to defeat much of their purpose) is vulnerable to near unlimited named-account troublemakers.
I was surprised this had not happened before, suggesting the individual concerned was quite slow in their build-up from 'minor' nuisance to deserving of electronic (or 'normal') castration. Probably went away and asked someone else for ideas to use, that being how some of that scene works ('professional' black-hats acting as consultants to script-kiddie wannabes, who become useful idiots that keep the experts' hands clean even as they keep score).
Sorry, I've probably been cynical about this sort of thing for nearly three decades, now. Excuse the diverting ramble... ;) 11:14, 4 May 2022 (UTC)