Ghana - you're out

It feels strange to ban the ip adresses of a whole country, but this was the last resort to fight scammers on Bienen und Blumen, our small (german speaking) dating website. People from Ghana seem to generally use a I-Am-A-Soldier-In-Iraq-And-Found-Sadams-Gold approach. So the whole country Ghana is now blocked at Bienen und Blumen, joining Cote D'Ivoire and Senegal. What a pity. However, who cares. Our users are usualy from Germany, Austria and Switzerland only.

If it goes on like this, I will be able to do a small performance optimization to this ip-ban in a few years: Only allow german, austrian and swiss ips. :)

seven comments, already:

s/the Swiss/Switzerland ;)
Michi - 31 07 09 - 18:04

argl, thanks :)
niko - 31 07 09 - 18:08

Did the right thing they are great nuisance, but if u will ban every other country except the 3 u said tehn u will lose europe and america, there are many german knowing people over there also intersted in germany
kinjalkishor () - 31 07 09 - 18:41

please do not forget Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Belgium…
Geoffrey - 05 08 09 - 10:24

Yup banning only the troublesome countries seems sufficient, banning everyone for crimes of Nigeria is a bit too much.
kinjalkishor () - 05 08 09 - 18:32

There is craze in India also to learn German and French.
kinjalkishor () - 05 08 09 - 18:33

Guys, I think that banning everybody except Germany, Austria and Switzerland was actually a joke.
bugla - 07 08 09 - 16:04


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