And another one.
Posted: December 16th, 2012, 12:42 AM
In case it's not obvious, the ? by gmail.com is because the domain is set to be a "GMail style domain" as part of the ban. That means the GMail variations will be dealt with in the ban, e.g. john.smith, j.o.h.n.smith and all such variations plus +labels will all be ignored for the purposes of matching that ban.
I haven't made up my mind exactly what to allow/disallow with IP banning yet, whether it will allow wildcarding like that (and naturally for IPv6 too) or whether it will require CIDR blocks like that, or allow both. What I will say is that wildcard matching is faster than CIDR matching so I might just drop CIDR matching for bans and leave it as wildcards.
Achoo. Notice the difference between banning an individual user and banning types of names. The latter means you can ban types of name from registering should you want to do so (and more flexibly than the current reserved user names)
Posted: December 23rd, 2012, 02:54 AM
And yes, I added who made the ban. Seems logical.