From what i understand here,hubbers don't like their ip displayed on comments. And i guess, this keeps some people away from commenting on hubs.Can something be done to change this so that hubbers and others commenting can feel safe?
When HubPages first launched, IP addresses weren't displayed, but the feature was added later so that Hub owners could deal more effectively with people spamming comment capsules.
Since the addition, spam and abuse of comments has fallen considerably.
I'm curious about how you gained that understanding. I haven't noticed anyone complaining about it. On the contrary, I think most people appreciate the feature.
Through the replies i saw on the topics: "hubbers need to know each others birthdays so that we can celebrate together" and "how does your family feel about revealing personal info" so i guessed from what i red that they don't like it as much plus i'm a fraud and scam fighter!
it is good ,
as well as bad,
if some one post an irrelevant commment or any other wrong material ,
we can complain to hubpages to block them ,
but no one post such thing ,
i agree with you that ,
hubpages should stop displaying ip.
there is no use of it.
extra burden on webpage
Only the Hub owner can see the IP address and it's an important safeguard.
O really! I haven't taken time to observe that,thanks Marisa, i'm learning new things everyday here, isn't that wonderful Mari..?
Point taken that only Hub owners can see the IP but I don't think it is still required if it's only purpose is to let the Hub owner know who has commented on his/her Hub because the name of the Hubber is anyways shown as well. However, it could be shown for comments coming from unregistered visitors. I guess it could be done this way what say Marisa?
I really like being able to see the IP address of the comment posters. I often look up IP addresses just to get a better idea of where viewers are from. Yes, I know that their profile may say where they are located, but, not surprisingly, that's not always accurate. Recently I had an experience with someone leaving multiple (not so nice) comments under different user names but because all the IP addresses were the same it was easy to see what was happening.
The fact that only the Hub owner can see the IP address makes it very reasonable and safeguards the identity of the poster in a fair way, without taking away the right of the Hub owner to know just who is leaving comments. Frankly, I can't think of any reason that the Hub owner should not have that information. After all, it is his/her Hub!
Like cfangerow I've had what should have appeared to be different people posting comments... sometimes controversial, sometimes rude, and quite frequently idiotic, and it's allowed me to sort out who's real and who isn't.
If a person wants to make comments backing up other comments that's supposed to look like a different person then they all get denied.
Doesn't bother me one bit, as my profile says I am from Ireland and my guess is my IP shows that !
Doesn't bother me. I've had people post rude comments and attack me throughout different hubs using different nams, but the IP was the same, which is how I knew it was the same person. One time I had to contact the team bc the user eventually signed up and continued to follow me around on the forums, other hubs, and continued to post nasty comments on my own hubs.
Pretty sure this was discussed when the feature was added. Search the forums.
your ip is visible to all web site owners with stats trackers, aint nothing special here on hubs...the paranoid shouldnt doing anything on the web if they are afraid of being seen!
I think a more interesting question would be does anybody NOT comment kust so there ip isnt shown?
Anonymous comments are many times made by hubbers against other hubbers. And displaying IP adress is useful for taking legal action agaianst suspected ones who threaten others.
I have many times come across hubbers posting good comments from their profile and making bad comments after signing out. I always compare IP address when i receive a rude comment.
I have understood.Plz don't kill me,its ok,i was doing it to protect u guys u know i'm a fraud and scam fighter.
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