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Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by seraphim on January 17th 2009, 10:39 pm

see, there's this member who has been advertising through PM.

we have an advertising forum, but she keeps on adverting through PM, and its been bothering my members already.

Thing is, she doesn't post, and we have to catch her online just to ban her IP, smart aint she?

any who, if only we could track her IP through email, she'd vanish forever.


So how about it?

(if a thread like this exists already, please delete or link me, i want this feature >.<)



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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by Guest on January 17th 2009, 10:43 pm

voted yes

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by astrodene on January 18th 2009, 12:45 am

I like this idea. Yes

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by Yukaito on January 18th 2009, 1:25 am

Good idea. We have a similar problem on our site.

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by MrMario on January 18th 2009, 1:49 am

Yes, Great Idea!

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by Sanket on January 18th 2009, 8:02 am

Would be a good way to keep spammers off. Voted Yes.

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by Darren1 on January 18th 2009, 10:46 am

I like the idea, but personally feel as if its a invasion of privacy.

gut because of the overall many improvements this can do, im voting a solid yes!

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by kjmj14 on January 18th 2009, 12:18 pm

I certainly voted yes for this one.

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by nimiel on January 20th 2009, 2:16 am

yes :]

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by babaganoosh on January 20th 2009, 3:44 am

I took yes. If admins and mods and already see the IPs of people who post, I don't see how this does any more harm and only seems to have upside to it.

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by Bpoetic on January 20th 2009, 3:47 am

Voted YES!!

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by SLGray on April 8th 2015, 8:02 am

Do you mean through emails or private messages?


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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by jetlisup on May 27th 2015, 3:38 pm

SLYGray, I think seraphim means private message (PM) because
email would be impossible to track ip?
I may be wrong.

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by SLGray on May 28th 2015, 7:26 pm

You can deactivate the ability to use the pm system from a member.


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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by F0rg0tten on May 29th 2015, 1:43 pm

@SLGray wrote:You can deactivate the ability to use the pm system from a member.
right and then she can spam on creating new accounts and keep spaming pms .. right ? Smile

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by brandon_g on May 29th 2015, 2:41 pm

Well if you don't ban the account, she wont nessecarily have to, 1 way to combat this would be to make am minimum post requirement of atleast post or more in order to send a pm, then you will have the ip address from that post.


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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by SLGray on May 29th 2015, 9:26 pm

@brandon_g wrote:Well if you don't ban the account, she wont nessecarily have to, 1 way to combat this would be to make am minimum post requirement of atleast post or more in order to send a pm, then you will have the ip address from that post.
Correct. I would make it at least one post before you can use the pm system.


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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by mpelmmc on May 30th 2015, 2:41 am

Voted yes.

Would be a great implementation. There are things you can do to prevent this but it doesn't mean this would be practical. Posting one message to allow the user send MPs is one of the options but the user can change the IP from the post to the MP so the IP from the topic don't always have to be the same.

Good luck with the suggestion thumright

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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by SLGray on May 30th 2015, 3:03 am

Correct. Members could use a provider that changes the IP address. Also unplugging the modem also changes the IP address. A member could have many IP addresses. This situation has happened on the support forum. There is one member that have had over 10 IP addresses. So really tracking an IP address would be pointless.


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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by Derri on May 30th 2015, 3:35 am

@brandon_g wrote:Well if you don't ban the account, she wont nessecarily have to, 1 way to combat this would be to make am minimum post requirement of atleast post or more in order to send a pm, then you will have the ip address from that post.

The annoying thing about this is that if you set up a post count, that person can't even contact admins or mods. Which is stupid because those are the people they might need to get in contact with.

Its one thing I do like about VBulletin is they at least have more in depth customization to these rules so specific groups or power levels bypass specific settings.


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Re: Tracking IP adress through PM

Post by SLGray on February 25th 2016, 11:21 pm

Bumping to move this suggestion to the first page.


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