I've accidentally "blocked a spammer". Any way to unblock their IP?


#1

So yeah, this is embarassing. In the process of trying to delete an old account that wouldn’t delete for some reason (that’s an issue for later), I ended up deleting the wrong account. Basically the user had two accounts, wanted the first one deleted, and after changing ownership of their one old post I accidentally went and attempted to “delete spammer” out of desperation, forgetting that I’d changed the ownership and deleted the wrong account. Yeah, I’m an idiot…

But I go to the blocked list and I can’t find anything. I need to find a way to unblock this IP so the user can make a new account. Is there any way to do this? Thanks…


(Lisa Wess) #2

Go here:

admin/logs/screened_ip_addresses

And you’ll see a list of blocked/suspended IPs that you can take action on, including allowing them back in.


#3

Ahh, so there is a way to do it. Thank goodness, I was a bit worried for a second. I’ll do what I can to ensure the user’s needs are met, either getting them a new account or convincing them to use the old one, heh.

Feel free to close this topic.


(Régis Hanol) #4

(Jeff Atwood) #5

The email address is also blocked so you will need to remove that block as well. Same area of admin.