Due to the sheer amount of trolls infesting the Steam forums & one of the threads I attempted to make during the 2016 Summer Sale getting nothing but trolls infesting it, I decided it was time to publish a Steam Community Trolls blacklist. This will be built as time goes on & currently I only have a small amount of the attacks I have gotten since I opened my Steam account, so currently what is on this list is limited...
I've spent over a week going over 4 months of raw access backlogs, banning a combination of over 200 IPs addresses (including individual & ranges; default ranges cover 256 or 65536 single IP addresses, normally it's not the lower number) for bots & hackers attacking the site & listing those IPs on the associated blacklists on this site. Because of the numerous ranges of IP bans I've added to the site, there's a good chance a number of people got banned that didn't deserve it, this is why there's an appeal system available. The appeal system works as follows:
If somebody wants to appeal an IP ban, they need to contact me (via email; a contact will be displayed on the ban page) with their IP address.
The IP ban list will be looked at to see if I can find their IP address.
If the IP address is not found, then they may be getting a ban message based on the site their coming from, in which case they may be requested to state what site they're attempting to access this site from & informed whether referral traffic is blocked from the site or just not whitelisted yet (if the content they are attempting to access is hotlink-protected), possibly setting up a whitelist for the site if I can determine the source of the link.
If their IP address is in the block list & is a single IP ban, their appeal will be rejected.
If their IP address is in the block list & is a part of an IP range, the raw access logs for this site will be referenced to see if their IP address has activity that caused the block to happen.
If raw access logs show hacking/botting activity from the IP address stated, the appeal will be rejected.
If raw access logs do not show hacking/botting activity from the IP address stated, I will pull further information about the IP address to find out whether it's a dynamic/static IP & whether it's a confirmed proxy/VPN.
If the IP address is a proxy/VPN, the appeal will be rejected.
If the IP is a static IP address, the bans will be adjusted to allow them to access the site, as well as removing their IP address from any public logs if found in them.
If the IP is a dynamic IP address, the bans may be adjusted to allow just the one IP address or the range may be removed & IPs that have been confirmed as hacking/botting attempts be re-banned individually (method depends on whether I have to unban an individual multiple times in the same range), but any logs from the stated IP address won't be removed from ranged logs.
I've also completed a few more reviews on the site, those are now published. Further plans for the site is to add game strategies, databases, cheat codes, move lists (fighting games mainly) & so on, however I haven't found the time to even start this yet...
I've revamped multi-reviews (pages that link from multiple review categories) so they have proper navigation links at the top of each page, as well as at the bottom; navigation links at the bottom of these pages will differ in the fact that there will be a separate Home link with additional Back/Next links per category for those that have more than one review in them (currently on YouTube reviews are relevant with this) & lacking an Up link. Multi-reviews will no longer open in a new window/tab & instead function as most of the rest of the site does (with the exceptions aforementioned). I've also added missing navigation links to any page that was over a two-tier navigation structure. Added Home link at the bottom of the News Archive page, but lacks navigation links outside of the Home link due to being opened in a new window/tab (accessed by clicking on the counter at the bottom of the home page).
Added missing review links I forgot to add on Twitch.TV/YouTube review indexes in the last update.
A few reviews have been updated & completed; completion of reviews only pertain to WIP reviews (only one has been on this site so far) that I hadn't been able to find the documentation I was looking for to complete it.
A number of links/pictures that were linking to dead web addresses have been updated with archived results of those pages from Wayback Machine (those that I could find results for, anyways).
A review has been added about community media sites (such as YouTube & Twitch.tv) detailing discriminatory practices they claim are copyright infringement penalties to your channels should anything you upload have something in them they can flag without thinking about it. This is also a stance against those practices, where I am hoping others will follow my steps against it & perhaps get those sites to change their ways & actually consider whether media in our videos requires the retribution they are imposing on us when perhaps that media should be in the video & they are out of line in penalizing us for it being in our videos regardless of whether it was intentionally put in the video or not.
A few other reviews have also had updates to them.
Review has been added for the PS3 version of Dragon Ball XenoVerse. Due to an apparent lack of interest from Bandai/Namco to give people playing their game a way to ignore/report griefers in the game, the review is (usually) getting updated multiple times a day in the Spammer Rant section of the review, where spammers are getting listed by their PSN usernames with screenshot/video proof of their spamming & (in some cases) their replies to being notified their spam has been brought to the attention of the publishers.