Add IP Address column to Inactive Users page

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Add IP Address column to Inactive Users page

Post by Ideas Bot » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:24 am

Hi,
The Inactive Users page (under Users and Groups tab) is very handy to weed out spam registrations, by showing User ids and Email addresses together on the one page (by default I assign new registrations to Newly Registered Users Account group and make them inactive for admin review).

For spam review, it would be convenient to also have a column showing their IP address. Currently, each user id needs to be clicked on from this page, to see it.

Thanks!
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Re: Add IP Address column to Inactive Users page

Post by AmigoJack » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:56 am

Which IP address? They're stored for various contexts.
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Re: Add IP Address column to Inactive Users page

Post by justforgroups » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:56 pm

Hi,
As mentioned in the post, the IP address that is visible when you click on the User ID from the Inactive Users page.
That would be the IP they had when registering.

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Re: Add IP Address column to Inactive Users page

Post by david63 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:47 pm

justforgroups wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:56 pm
That would be the IP they had when registering.
But would it not be better if you had the IP address(es) used when they were postin?
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Re: Add IP Address column to Inactive Users page

Post by justforgroups » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:10 pm

david63 wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:47 pm
justforgroups wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:56 pm
That would be the IP they had when registering.
But would it not be better if you had the IP address(es) used when they were postin?
No, if you read the original message more closely, you'll see I say displaying the IP address would be useful when vetting newly registered users by admin, to see whether they may be spam (indicated by the same IP address from multiple user ids) or actual users.

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Re: Add IP Address column to Inactive Users page

Post by Toxyy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:21 am

I don't want to be on a site for a day and then a fee months later some troll decided to ddos everyone because he's 12 and has nothing better to do.

I also want to be able to lie about my location and I don't need my ip ratting me out to anyone except the admin who can see it and won't give a shit anyways.

So no thanks.
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Re: Add IP Address column to Inactive Users page

Post by warmweer » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:09 am

Not worth the effort. If the user is a spammer, his posting is better proof. And if the point is to identify multiple account holders, the IP adress alone will result in false positives.
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