Does multiple domain create problem for forums?

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  1. Scarface_007

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    Hi i seen few few accounts making more then one id on my forum are they bad for my forum? i mean the problem is they hardly make posts just signs up then, comes back and sign with new id from same ip.. can anyone suggest best solution to this thanks..
     
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    My best guess is that they'd be doing it for profile links. Check their profiles to see if they're inserting links in their user profile.

    As a forum mod you can ban specific IPs from creating new accounts.
     
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    yes links are there but inj a way its giving me more members in way, as long as it doesnt create problem it should be ok?
     
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    It might give you more members, but what good are they to your community, if they never post?

    We previously had a similar issue here on BAF. Lots of members would join and post links to adult sites and sites selling Viagra, etc in their profile. Having those kind of links on your site is not going to help your search engine rankings. It got so bad here that we disabled profile links. I was sorry to have to do that, because I was happy to reward genuine members with a link, but we really were getting overwhelmed with this spam and I didn't want those kind of links on the forum.
     
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    Thanks Fergal That is very nice advice for me as newbie. I would definitely follow your example as its getting out of hand, prior to today it was 2 i'ds now he created over 10 and my forum is for all and if he puts any adult ads i might end up in problem thanks sir.
     
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