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« on: September 16, 2009, 01:23:13 PM »

what does it do?
I've not yet clicked on the 'logged' link in the bottom RH corner.
Wondering what its for before I click it.

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Re: logged?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2009, 01:34:02 PM »

The physical machine this forum lives on has to send pages out to your kit and uses your NNN.NNN.NNN.NNN 'IP address' to do this. NNN are numbers ranging 0-255. Look at your own posts.

The software that runs the forum logs the IP address used for each poster and posting, but only displays yours. 'Logged' just is a cypher to cover the hidden addresses of others. Clicking it gives this explanation in another form

An admin could use the IP log eg to tell that I am posting from work rather than home just now.

But it's more useful whan a rude member has to be banned (not here :o) and then comes back in under a new alias and email address. Running stats on duplicated IP addresses will usually pick this up. I've seen it happen on other forums.

.. so click away.

Hmmm: Curiously the same 'clever' software allows you to report yourself to the moderators!
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Re: logged?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2009, 01:37:38 PM »

Hmmm: Curiously the same 'clever' software allows you to report yourself to the moderators!
well if you feel the need...lol!
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