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    Default Why do you block Tor exit nodes?

    I use Tor very much all the time, and you blocking exit nodes interferes with me submitting legitimate posts.

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    Default Re: Why do you block Tor exit nodes?

    If I were to make an educated guess, it's because they're used to spam, harass and send virii and false information all the time.
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    Default Re: Why do you block Tor exit nodes?

    Yes; Tor is a mixed bag, as is almost anything that can be used for
    extreme good, in that it can also be used for evil. While the forums are
    pretty open to any question, they are not open to spam, and those who send
    spam often do so from Tor in order to avoid being blocked. Since we are
    not as concerned about "free speech" as we are about providing a service,
    it makes sense to block Tor exit nodes. Chances are that the regimes that
    block free speech will probably allow access to these forums because,
    well, we aren't doing anything that radical in terms of politics.

    Tor is great, both for people who deserve it and for scum who do not. How
    one interprets "deserve" and "scum" is left up to the reader.

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    Default Re: Why do you block Tor exit nodes?

    The truth is we don't specifically target TOR exit nodes for blocking. When
    we continually get spam from an IP or an IP range, we block that IP or range to
    avoid future spam. If that happens to be a TOR node (which it often does),
    then so be it. If you want TOR exit nodes to be unblocked, then you need to
    do some worth to improve the TOR system so it's not used by spammers so much.

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    Kim - 10/25/2017 8:22:42 AM

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    Default Re: Why do you block Tor exit nodes?

    worth/work


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    Default Re: Why do you block Tor exit nodes?

    Hey SuseGirl93:

    >and you blocking exit nodes interferes
    >with me submitting legitimate posts


    Can I point out that you successfully posted this so apparently what we
    currently have blocked isn't hindering your ability to submit legitimate posts.

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    Default Re: Why do you block Tor exit nodes?

    I need to point out to you that the IP addresses you currently post from have
    just been blocked for the following, so thanks for helping us identify such
    toxic IP addresses / hosting services with your posts:

    https://www.tcpiputils.com/browse/ip...s/178.20.55.18
    IP address 178.20.55.18
    Location Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France (FR)
    ASN name (ISP) LIAZO SARL
    Number of SPAM hosts on 178.20.48.0/21 1
    Hackers, Spyware, Botnets etc. listed
    Open proxy listed
    HTTP tcp80 Open port
    HTTPS tcp443 Open port
    178.20.55.18 is listed on one or more blacklists.
    https://www.tcpiputils.com/dns-black...t/178.20.55.18

    https://www.tcpiputils.com/browse/ip.../207.244.70.35
    P address 207.244.70.35
    Location Manassas, Virginia, United States (US)
    ASN name (ISP) Leaseweb USA, Inc.
    Number of SPAM hosts on 207.244.64.0/18 4
    Open proxy listed
    HTTP tcp80 Open port
    HTTPS tcp443 Open port
    207.244.70.35 is listed on one or more blacklists.
    https://www.tcpiputils.com/dns-black.../207.244.70.35

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    Default Re: Why do you block Tor exit nodes?

    And that, my friends, is the answer to the original question: "Why do you
    block Tor exit nodes?"

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    Default Re: Why do you block Tor exit nodes?

    Quote Originally Posted by kgroneman View Post
    And that, my friends, is the answer to the original question: "Why do you
    block Tor exit nodes?"

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    Kim - 10/25/2017 8:52:28 AM
    Quod erat demonstrandum.

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    Default Re: Why do you block Tor exit nodes?

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Quod erat demonstrandum.
    You can change your Tior circuit until you find an unblocked node (simple to do, only requires a menu click).
    You can also specify the country of the exit node, maybe more (more advanced settings).

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