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Do you agree with logging guest IP addresses?

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Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Guest on July 21st 2010, 3:38 am

I am suggesting a feature in the ACP that logs guest IP addresses and how many times that IP visited the site. This is good for statistic purposes for the admins of the site. While i'm away I can see how many people have visited the site accurately (because different IPs mean different locations = being able to see exactly how many different people viewed the site). This also helps me see how many people are really interested in the site based on how many times they visit the site. The overall main purpose of this is to have better control over watching the sites traffic and everything going on with that traffic.

Example chart:

Counter
IP Address
Times visited
Registered Member
Date
1
192.168.1.1 1
Yes - username
Mon. July 19th 2010
2
192.168.1.2 2
Yes -username
Tues. July 20th 2010
3
192.168.1.3 4
No
Tues. July 20th 2010
4
192.168.1.4 10
Yes - username
Wed. July 21st 2010
5
192.168.1.5 3
No
Wed. July 21st 2010
etc...


*Note- This is not really important to have. I am only suggesting it because it seems like a neat helpful idea.

**EDIT - I have added another column to the chart that displays if they are a registered member or not as well as gives the username that shares that IP.

***EDIT - I have added another column to the chart that displays the date. The date column could have a 'Sort' button so you can ascend or descend dates by order from most recent or the most oldest dates.


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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by LH Justin on July 21st 2010, 5:01 am

Why? I don't want people to be able to see my IP just because I visited their site.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Guest on July 21st 2010, 5:31 am

@LH Justin wrote:Why? I don't want people to be able to see my IP just because I visited their site.
Just a reminder, people already can see your IP when you visit their site. Anywhere on the internet. However its not logged.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by LH Justin on July 21st 2010, 5:36 am

@SPADEZ wrote:
@LH Justin wrote:Why? I don't want people to be able to see my IP just because I visited their site.
Just a reminder, people already can see your IP when you visit their site. Anywhere on the internet. However its not logged.
I know, but why would you log it? I just think some things are best kept private.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Guest on July 21st 2010, 5:39 am

@LH Justin wrote:
@SPADEZ wrote:
@LH Justin wrote:Why? I don't want people to be able to see my IP just because I visited their site.
Just a reminder, people already can see your IP when you visit their site. Anywhere on the internet. However its not logged.
I know, but why would you log it? I just think some things are best kept private.
The why is answered by reading the OP.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by LH Justin on July 21st 2010, 5:42 am

@SPADEZ wrote:
@LH Justin wrote:
@SPADEZ wrote:
@LH Justin wrote:Why? I don't want people to be able to see my IP just because I visited their site.
Just a reminder, people already can see your IP when you visit their site. Anywhere on the internet. However its not logged.
I know, but why would you log it? I just think some things are best kept private.
The why is answered by reading the OP.
That's why we have statistics.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Guest on July 21st 2010, 5:51 am

It doesnt say how many visits your site received day by day. It also doesnt show how often those IPs visit the site.

** I have added another column to the chart that displays if they are a
registered member or not as well as gives the username that is shared with
that IP.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by angels77 on July 21st 2010, 6:07 am

be good to be able to message guests as well Idea

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Guest on July 21st 2010, 6:10 am

@angels77 wrote:be good to be able to message guests as well Idea
what do you mean?

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by angels77 on July 21st 2010, 6:11 am

to be able to send guests messages

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by LH Justin on July 21st 2010, 6:18 am

@SPADEZ wrote:It doesnt say how many visits your site received day by day. It also doesnt show how often those IPs visit the site.

** I have added another column to the chart that displays if they are a
registered member or not as well as gives the username that is shared with
that IP.
Well, I guess it would be nice to see how many visits your forum has had on a certain date, but I don't won't people to be able to track certain IPs.

@angels77 wrote:be good to be able to message guests as well Idea
Where would guests receive these PMs at? And why would you want to PM a guest in the first place?

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by angels77 on July 21st 2010, 6:27 am

havent a clue ,but it annoys us that guests can send us messages we cannot answere

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by TheListener on July 21st 2010, 6:47 am

Yes! Sometimes we do need to know the IP adress of members that aren't online or haven't posted.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Guest on July 21st 2010, 7:18 am

@TheListener wrote:Yes! Sometimes we do need to know the IP adress of members that aren't online or haven't posted.
Thanks, I'm glad you agree Smile
I made a topic about logging registered members IP as well: http://help.forumotion.com/suggestions-for-your-forums-f30/search-log-users-by-ip-address-on-acp-t74541.htm

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by LH Justin on July 21st 2010, 7:21 am

@TheListener wrote:Yes! Sometimes we do need to know the IP adress of members that aren't online or haven't posted.
Members are fine, but not guests.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Guest on July 21st 2010, 7:40 am

@LH Justin wrote:
@TheListener wrote:Yes! Sometimes we do need to know the IP adress of members that aren't online or haven't posted.
Members are fine, but not guests.
Are you the one who voted No for my other thread about logging registered members IP?

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by LH Justin on July 21st 2010, 7:50 am

@SPADEZ wrote:
@LH Justin wrote:
@TheListener wrote:Yes! Sometimes we do need to know the IP adress of members that aren't online or haven't posted.
Members are fine, but not guests.
Are you the one who voted No for my other thread about logging registered members IP?
No? I didn't even see another thread.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Guest on July 21st 2010, 9:00 pm

I have added another column to the chart that displays the date. The date column could have a 'Sort' button so you can ascend or descend dates by order from most recent or the most oldest dates.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Caihlem on July 22nd 2010, 9:06 am

On the Who's Online block you can get the I.P of guests loove

In general, if guests contact people on the forum, you can expect they'll return to see the answer, so this shouldn't be an issue

I'm not hot on this topic Wink
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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Guest on July 22nd 2010, 9:39 am

@Caihlem wrote:On the Who's Online block you can get the I.P of guests loove

In general, if guests contact people on the forum, you can expect they'll return to see the answer, so this shouldn't be an issue

I'm not hot on this topic Wink
=> No
Actually that has nothing to do with the topic. While you can see the IP of guest, it doesnt log it. You'll only see those IPs if your monitoring the site 24/7. Hence the title of the topic "Log guest IPs" so it keeps track automatically.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Caihlem on July 22nd 2010, 9:41 am

Umm... but what would you need them for?
I'd only need an I.P if a guest posted, which already gives me access to his I.P

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Guest on July 22nd 2010, 10:16 am

@Caihlem wrote:Umm... but what would you need them for?
I'd only need an I.P if a guest posted, which already gives me access to his I.P
Lol you should try reading the OP & the post in here . You're asking questions to which answers have already been provided for.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Caihlem on July 22nd 2010, 10:32 am

Indeed, I'm blind before me age clown

If it's "just" for statistics, then I'm not on the same line as you I'm affraid mwii
Sure it's nice to know accurately, but for me the only important figures are the number of active members and daily log-ins

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Guest on July 22nd 2010, 10:53 am

@Caihlem wrote:Indeed, I'm blind before me age clown

If it's "just" for statistics, then I'm not on the same line as you I'm affraid mwii
Sure it's nice to know accurately, but for me the only important figures are the number of active members and daily log-ins
Not sure I understand your "blind before me age" comment but.. Okay?
Like I said, it's not really that important of a suggestion, just a suggestion to better monitor the traffic of the site.

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Caihlem on July 22nd 2010, 11:01 am

Meaning that I admit my fault, nothing more tongue

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by angels77 on July 22nd 2010, 11:07 am

@Caihlem wrote:On the Who's Online block you can get the I.P of guests loove

In general, if guests contact people on the forum, you can expect they'll return to see the answer, so this shouldn't be an issue

I'm not hot on this topic Wink
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so dont watch it ?

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Caihlem on July 22nd 2010, 12:38 pm

So don't watch what? scratch
If you want to communicate with Guests, all you need to do is make a forum with posting set to Guests and call it Guests so they know where to go

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Re: Log Guest IP Addresses in the ACP

Post by Jophy on April 22nd 2013, 7:07 pm

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