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  1. #1
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    (posted by accident in the Java forum)
    Hello good folks of CodingForums.com. I'm not a coder, but I have a problem that perhaps one of you might be interested in helping me solve.
    I run a forum (using SimpleMachinesForum software) and one of the members started vandalizing it. I banned him, by adding his IP address to the ban list. I just found out today (buy looking at a log file) that he is accessing the site many times daily as a guest, and frankly, the guy's such a jerk, I (at first) wanted to block him.

    I used a "deny from xxx.xx.xxx" command on the htaccess file... BUT....
    This guy is a REAL jerk. I mean... seriously.

    So here's what I want to do, and please tell me if (and how) it is possible:

    Whenever he tries to access my forum, I want him, and ONLY him, to be re-directed to some embarrassing website (something with a very loud autoplay file or multiple windows).

    Can this be done? My coding knowledge is ZERO, but the guy I run the forum with has some basic skills.

    Many thanks to any who respond.

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    Adding the following to your config.php file should do the trick...

    if($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']=="") {
        header("Location: http://www.example.com");

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