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How does Bravenet limit users? Is it cookies or IP or something else? (screenshot)

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by turdface, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    I create Bravenet blogs fairly regularly. In the last few days I've been unable to create anymore as it tells me my limit is reached and I have to pay for an account (this is despite the fact that I am using a new email address and username for each one), which never used to be an issue.

    I figured that it was probably using cookies (that's how most of the blog sites do it) so I deleted all the cookies but still encountered the same issue.

    Are they doing it by IP? Would I be able to get around this using proxies?

    Here is a screenshot of the problem:

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    Occasionally I also get taken to a screen that says "Service Limit Reached." It didn't happen just now however so I couldn't get a screenshot of it.

    I know there's a way to get around this issue, I just don't know how.

    Please note, I'm talking one account per one username and one email address, not multiple accounts on the same email address or username.

    Thanks to any BHW'ers who can help out.
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  2. loamigad

    loamigad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You tried cleaning out your cookies, it didn't help.
    Obviously they track what ip adresses signs up to accounts duh :p
     
  3. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    That's what I assumed but I figured there might be other ways to track.

    Like what happens if a school or library is doing it for their students? They all have the same IP address.

    So is using proxies the way to get around this, then?
     
  4. loamigad

    loamigad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    No real reason to care for them, if a legit user wants to do a blog and they can't signup, they'll contact support.
    A marketer wouldn't :)
     
  5. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Thanks.

    So is using proxies the way to get around this, then?
     
  6. loamigad

    loamigad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Oh fawk i forgot to answer that.
    Yes :)
    Unless you're tripping a anti spam system some other way but from what you've said i don't see that :p