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Feature IP Address Hash

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by digitalpoint, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. #1
    Now users can see a hash for the IP address that a post was made from. You can't see the ACTUAL IP address, but the hash is unique to each IP. This means you could compare two posts (maybe from two different users that you suspect might have a duplicate account)... if the hash matches, you know the IP matches.
    SEMrush
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 3, 2011 IP
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  2. Grimm

    Grimm Peon

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    Nice feature Shawn.

    This would definitely make things easier and have other people think twice before posting anything. If they're even aware that users can now compare hash marks, that is.
     
    Grimm, Mar 3, 2011 IP
  3. Mightee

    Mightee Active Member

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    #3
    great feature to bring down scamming here at DP
    btw what's the point in displaying a hash code for the IP address?
     
    Mightee, Mar 3, 2011 IP
  4. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #4
    Privacy... we don't want to expose people's IP address to the public.
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 3, 2011 IP
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    chimpysmith Member

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    #5
    This is a great feature, was this custom codded or released?

    Any possible search feature possible?
     
    chimpysmith, Mar 4, 2011 IP
  6. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #6
    It's custom built in-house.
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 4, 2011 IP
  7. waqarhassan42

    waqarhassan42 Member

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    #7
    Very good features its seems that you take care of your forum and your visitors.
     
    waqarhassan42, Mar 4, 2011 IP
  8. chimpysmith

    chimpysmith Member

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    I agree, many forum's admin don't value their members, don't take the time to help, even getting a response is hard, glad to say it's the exact opposite here.
     
    chimpysmith, Mar 4, 2011 IP
  9. waqarhassan42

    waqarhassan42 Member

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    I think shawn hardworking on his forum and now he gets money and respect as well as he deserve.
     
    waqarhassan42, Mar 4, 2011 IP
  10. superfrankie

    superfrankie Well-Known Member

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    #10
    I am in Office and Home both and I have different IP, It can even create misunderstandings ?
     
    superfrankie, Mar 4, 2011 IP
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    chimpysmith Member

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    I don't think it would affect you unless you had two accounts..
     
    chimpysmith, Mar 4, 2011 IP
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    robjones Notable Member

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    #12
    Rats. I was ready to go install that elsewhere. Nice touch Shawn, kudos. :)

    Personally I'd be OK with just displaying IPs publicly. When somebody claims to be in a different location just so they can lull customers into working with them, then screw them over and hide behind the fact that they in some faraway shithole where the law cant reach... makes you want to call in an air strike.

    Nonetheless it's generally apparent if you watch the posts. Always funny when you see some bozo claims to be from Texas in one post and in another post says "My favorite sport is cricket... it's like a religion where I live". You don't need an IP search to figure that one out. I explained to a fella last week that in Texas... religion's a sport, football's a religion, and cricket is a noisy insect you put on a hook to catch catfish. :)
     
    robjones, Mar 4, 2011 IP
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  13. Cricket

    Cricket Well-Known Member

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    @Shawn: Are you teasing one of my mods with shiny new toys? ;)

    @Rob: Cricket could be a popular sport in some parts of Texas! ;)
     
    Cricket, Mar 4, 2011 IP
  14. robjones

    robjones Notable Member

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    Rofl... here ya go Cricket. :)

    [​IMG]

    Hmm, wait... wasn't thinking about the double entendre possibilities... I havent had enough coffee to be posting anything. I better go back to working.
     
    robjones, Mar 4, 2011 IP
  15. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #15
    I just figured he would have fun with it... Am I wrong?
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 4, 2011 IP
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    Cricket Well-Known Member

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    LOLOLOL! Definitely not wrong. He loves that stuff! :)
     
    Cricket, Mar 4, 2011 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #17
    There's all sorts of interesting things I'm already thinking of adding to it...

    Mods/admins can already see geo location to city (with map). But maybe expose country for normal users. Could also show yes/no if they were on a proxy since we already know that internally. Could potentially make it simply show all users that ever posted from that IP without actually giving the IP.

    Just gonna think about it for awhile before I commit to anything though.
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 4, 2011 IP
  18. Cricket

    Cricket Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like you have some great ideas in the works Shawn. I look forward to hearing more.
     
    Cricket, Mar 4, 2011 IP
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    fastreplies Banned

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    LOL, are you saying that cricket is a noisy insect?

    [​IMG]

    fastreplies
     
    fastreplies, Mar 4, 2011 IP
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    Stingerftw Well-Known Member

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    #20
    Great feature Shawn. It's actually a simple yet smart idea.
     
    Stingerftw, Mar 4, 2011 IP