IP banning experimentAs part of our anti-spammer measures we do have a system that can globally ban spamming IPs from the servers.
This was put in place last summer, but fell out of action when we instigated moves to the new server system.
On the new server system the spammers were still blocked from registering in the same fashion, but the firewall was not set to physically block them at the IP level.
The reason for the change was straightforward enough! Why introduce potential issues for legit users when things are being changed anyway?
However as part of the new round of moves to the "Ford" server the system is set "live" and currently 38 ips are banned, the ones I have checked are all Eastern Block countries and hence I would be very surprised if any of them are legit