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Originally Posted by TommyW
That can also offend people... Nationality can be a tricky one...

There must be software like Akismet on Wordpress that can address this issue.
We did some searching before we pulled the trigger. We ha no valid users from that country and 99% of our spam posts came from that country.

If country is too broad, they can narrow it down to specific netblock owners.

As far as being offended, that's the choice the person being blocked. It's rather common for certain web sites or services to be blocked based on country.

By looking at the stats, it should be easy to tell if the OG has the same problem I've seen elsewhere. They can tell if a range block is going to help the 99.99% of their current forum users, or harm potential users.