- Dec 31, 2016
Anyone knows how Reddit bans people permanently across the entire site?
Is it IP only or Mac address?
Is it IP only or Mac address?
Banning on ip level isn’t really useful. They get rotated/re-assigned or you run the risk of banning whole swaths of users in an effort to stop one from entering.We may log information when you access and use the Services. This may include your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), device settings, pages visited, links clicked, the requested URL, and search terms. Except for the IP address used to create your account, Reddit will delete any IP addresses collected after 100 days.
My best bet would be device ID and settings. This would basically mean that when you ef up really bad you may have to get a new phone or change some hardware in your PC and change some Tcp/IP stuff. But the question still remains how strict Reddit is.
I can easily tell you why.People using VPNs get blocked by this, realistically why would they need a VPN to login to a rank tracker??!
bad guys like @bernard.
In such cases i often open most sites and services on my win VPS (which obviously has a datacenter IP) and then get a picture from there.
various temp mails
Thanks for the help - do you think using a new device with a VPN and blocking cookies would prevent them from detecting you?@iTwistedTempo, we had a lot of conversation above about this. I moved your post here so it would bump the thread and I want to say more.
I suspect they drop cookies in your browser. Browser fingerprinting, probably all the stuff you mentioned, probably reading device configurations, checking the cross-over of activity between the banned account and your new one (reading the same sub-reddits, maybe even giving your new one a reddit gold from the old account, times of day active, or whatever, etc.).
They go out of their way to brag about how they don't store the IP address you signed up with for more than 100 days (I think that's what they say). That's usually a misdirection. They're waving that factoid in their left hand while they store unbelievably invasive amounts of data about you and your devices in the right hand. I'd guarantee that they store IP addresses, too. Even if not the registration one, then the rest of them.
And with enough data, it's not hard to build up enough statistical confidence that you're a ban evader. That has to be how they pull it off, by collecting mad amounts of data from your user patterns and devices. Everything is a fingerprint.
My reddit account has been recently suspended for no apparent reason.
The fact is, I didnt get suspended from a single sub, I just got "Your account has been suspended for violation of multiple reddit content policies". I rarely comment or interact with people and I only comment on r/technology or in tech related discussions, and there was no controversial stuff. Its possibly due to the fact that my ISP used to have a static IP for a lot of areas so I might have been banned erroneously due to someone else abusing. No clue as they havent responded to my appeals.The first step is to understand why you got suspended Which is never for no apparant reason.
I've made many accounts since I made this post and it begins with not using the app and just waiting a week.
Then spend some time karma farming in the default subs, /r/aww and the like and stay away from the forum that banned you, at least for a while.
I still get insta-suspended when posting in those subs, despite being allowed on the rest of Reddit.