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Display IP of users

Post by kamaleon » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:46 pm

Hello,

Is there a way to display the IP of the board members?

Or even to show the country?

Thanks

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Re: Display IP of users

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:03 pm

display it where? under what circumstances? why?

please explain what you are trying to accomplish.

also, isn't it odd that we get many many requests to make it harder for anyone to see anyone's IP address but you are the first one I have ever seen asking the opposite.

keep in mind that the IP address that someone is posting from today may not be the same one they are posting from tomorrow or even an hour from now.

If you just want to show what country someone is from, there is a extension for flags I believe that will do that.

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Re: Display IP of users

Post by kamaleon » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:37 pm

To display it under contact for example.

The IP might change, but the country not that often.

Is that the extension?

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... nal_flags/

The thing is the user has to add the country, it is not auto-detected.

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Re: Display IP of users

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:47 pm

you can't really auto detect someone's country from their IP address.

Each country used to be associated to only certain IPs but that is no longer the case.

also, If you were to be able to pull someone's IP address just from their visit and display it on the board somewhere, you would be opening yourself to all kinds of legal problems. and especially if you and/or your visitors are in europe.
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Re: Display IP of users

Post by stevemaury » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:16 pm

If you have Moderator permissions, click the "?" icon in the post to display IP information.
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