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IP addresses poll

Discussion in 'Forum software help' started by Andy, Feb 15, 2009.

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Turn ip addresses on for public view

  1. Yes turn then on

    19 vote(s)
    33.9%
  2. No keep them off

    37 vote(s)
    66.1%
  1. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Should we have ip addresses viewable to all users and not just admin.

    Please vote above. :up::down:
     
  2. hughie

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    How will it benefit the forum if we have them on. i thought that certain ex member that wanted them on to had been proven wrong! Also if they are visible to all members then is there any security risks against me
     
  3. steve410

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    Vote no then ;)
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    It will give you an idea on the location the user is posting from and also if a member is posting from different internet service providers.
    This would help in the sales section if a user says he's in one part of the country but posting from somewhere totally different, also it can show you when a user is posting from multiple accounts.
    It's not always easy to go by ip addresses as most ips's don't use static ip addresses anyway, and some users use proxys AOL.
    Looking at your ip address it says you accessed the forum from Australia at one point. :eek:
     
  5. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    i vote no for i have already been a victim of some one using my ips ,and it cost me a lot of time and money to get it sorted out,a clever person with computers can use this to his advantage trust me on this one
     
  6. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    You've more chance getting hacked by using Microsoft software than someone seeing your ip address.
    I remember you were using lime wire, that's probably how you got hacked they put viruses into the software you are downloading, not to mention the spyware most torrents are running. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Guvnor RBM

    Guvnor RBM Keyboard Hero

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    Hello chaps,


    New guy here and the IP's been made public is not a issue for me either way but...

    The location the IP is showing as been from can be wildy wrong. I'm on the Isle of Angelsey, North Wales yet my IP often comes back as been in the Wiral/Liverpool/Blackburn and more than once Dublin.

    Also when on the internet at work (break time honest boss) I use a few diffrent proxies, which make viewing the IP's a tad redundent.

    I agree that at a basic level been abel to see some ones IP at a moderater level can be useful to weed out the trolls posting with multiple accounts there are too many tools & people out there that can avoid the protection this would provide should they feel the need.

    Just my 2p worth.
     
  8. hughie

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    Yes that is true !. I accessed the forum from Austrailia around Augaust . This is because i was staying with family near Sydney and used the forum. Its up to you whether you believe me !
    Also i will vote yes now because you have given me good reason too.
     
  9. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    I'm not saying i don't believe you, :D i was meaning you were a long way from home. :)
     
  10. hughie

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    Sorry i thought you were implying that i was using multiple accounts , which im not :up: :)
     
  11. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    To be honest I can't see why regular members would need to see them, so best keep it to just admin and or moderators.
     
  12. Comp

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    Well, I keep reading the posts as they come in,.... and changed my mind 3 times on this one!!!! I thought it was a good idea, but can also see the sense in this info being available to mods/admin,......

    OK, I'll make up my mind, & vote soon!!!
    Cheers, Fred
     
  13. Margaret13

    Margaret13 Honorary Member

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    :confused: I said yes but like Fred not sure now :shrug:
     
  14. sga 08

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    :up:ON...as it would help other mods and admin on other forums and vice verse ie.. bad dealers,unless it is dynamic:confused:
     
  16. Brutuz

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  17. spuddy

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    if you have ip in the open spam bots or anyone trying to hack will be able to see members ip then members will not be safe comming on the forum ip should be just for admin and mods only
     
  18. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Ive never told anyone the full server path but still get about 5 to 10 hack attempts a day on the server. :confused:
    Every website a user visits they give there ip out so that must make surfing the internet very dangerous. :eek:
     
  19. twocore

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    ip's

    No keep them for the mods/admin only:down:
     
  20. cribmaster

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    why

    if the forum is working ok leave it (its not broken)
    dont give hackers more amo only my thoughts
    chris
     

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