It tells me I have to register to view posts! It has blocked all my VPS IPs. From random places:

  • Turkey
  • India
  • Germany
  • That Asian country that is very ‘western’, I have forgotten its name

So what’s the reason? Is this because of scraping? Seems random. If the IP is from India, we could say, well, they don’t want scammers. Turkey, not sure. But Germany?

I know datacenters have an IP range, and they could ban all IPs from all datacenters. But why?

And the issue is, when you register, and post, you suddenly find yourself shadow-banned! I did not even made a bad post or anything.

Where do I get a quality IP that Reddit has not blocked?

  • Ebby
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    I know datacenters have an IP range, and they could ban all IPs from all datacenters. But why?

    Actually, that sort of makes sense. Reddit may have locked down content behind a paywall for profit. Whitelisting only data centers that pay would be “protecting” that.

    They want unique identifiable traffic to maximize valuable data to sell. Everything you don’t want.

    • FalafelBenSamusaOP
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      I think you meant blacklisting, but yeah. This is the scummy thing 4chan does. I remember ages ago, people told moot to block datacenter IPs. This was at the height of ‘Surgeon Spamming’. I am not going to tell you what Surgeon Spamming is, just know that, I downloaded one of those files. And I deleted it. It’s not ‘illegal’ here, selling ‘all’ kinds of it is illegal but owning ‘all’ kinds of it is not an issue. But some of ‘it’ is just inhumane. It caused me mental scarring. Fuck moot for making this website. Anyways, moot did not block datacenter IPs, and instead added reCaptcha. About 4-5 years later, he himself blocked all datacenter IPs on top of captcha. I cannot post on 4chan without shelling 20 bucks, and it’s not a privilege that deserves more than a peanut butter sandwch covered in cum. These two websites block datacenter IPs for nothing but profit-seeking. Honestly, don’t google Surgeon Spam in archives. Some of those links, believe it or not, works.

      • Ebby
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        I think you meant blacklisting

        I tried to say reddit probably blacklisted all data centers than went back and added whitelists for those with contracts.

        Yeah, it sucks. Time to get back to the roots of what made the internet great in the first place; people who want to be here vs financial motivation.