i was a little hesitant to make this post. But after many weeks after a member was banned they tried to come back and register for Spine-Health at least 3 x week under different member names. Fortunately the moderator staff picked up on this particular member's posting style plus we had a number of very astute members who saw the same thing and let us know. Since that time, over 11 different new member names this person tried has been banned. We had to go to the extremes of putting a filter in the email registration process to try to stop this person. We could enforce much stricter registration rules, forcing new members to have to send and respond to specific emails, etc, but never felt that type of monitoring would be required on a site people joined for medical reasons.
Many of us our completely stumped as to why any one would continue this type of game. It was clear that their behavior resulted in getting them banned and its clearly that their new approach is nothing more than a sham.
I do hopes this discontinues and that I will never have to make another post like this again.
note: I apologize to everyone that I have not be present much this week. There are a number of personal activities going on right now that has restricted the amount of online time I have had. I will be back soon. Thank you and I hope you all take care.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences