Can unregistered users bypass suspension, is it uncontrollable by admins?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes. Not completely. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 19, 2013 at 18:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ There are some internal tools for this purpose that we're using; they're obviously not overly effective, but we're working on changing that. Use offensive flags judiciously, please. \$\endgroup\$
    – Shog9
    Sep 19, 2013 at 18:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ Please only use the bug tag for actual software bugs. This is indeed an issue, but a social one that as developers we can't fix just by writing/updating code. \$\endgroup\$
    – Oded
    Sep 20, 2013 at 11:45

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The fact is that there is no real recourse for preventing people from registering new accounts. Or generating new unregistered accounts

This is the internet, it's painfully easy to superficially change your identity. Requiring registration fixes nothing here as you can get an open id as easy as you can get a new email address. IP bans are relatively easy to avoid as well.

SE is hard at work developing solutions to quickly identify and even preemptively block trolls from showing up continuously. But the fact is, if there is a determined human being on the other end it's going to be hard for any automated mechanism to stop them completely.


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