Please, can you bring back the IP addresses at the bottom of the comment boxes when someone makes a comment? We always used to be able to check out where someone comes from after they made a comment.
It's okay if the comment is nice, but if we get one that's insulting or even slightly threatening I would like to be able to check them out and make sure they are a long way away. Thanks
I also liked having that IP address available to report serious problems to authorities. In particular, there once was a problem with comments of obscene profanity and threats, and the IP address helped end it. I have not had anything similar since that time.
HP may have reasons for not including the IP address - like costs or privacy? I'd still like to have it.
That wouldn't help you much. I've got a virtual private network, and so do millions of others nowadays. I can set my IP address to any nation in the world.
I'll add that the IP address I reported for the problem I mentioned resulted in discipline and a permanent-record report for a high school student and the arrest/conviction of an adult.
That's it exactly Patty. I have had a few insulting ones and just like to check that they are somewhere far away!
Seriously. I can set my IP address to Brazil if I want to. It would take me about one minute to do it. I'm in Texas.
Really? I am in Texas too. I just pretend I am in Brazil and use a fake IP address.
Exactly. I've got the top of the line thing. I'm no tech guy, but I did do some research. I bought the Avast Secure Line VPN. I can literally just pick a country.
Lol. You must have a very long lens on your camera!
I agree. I miss it too. I used to be able to tell if someone was posing as two people by comparing their IP address. Can’t do that anymore unless they bring it back. I never saw any mention of it from staff. They just silently removed that feature.
I’d also like their return. I find it helpful to be able to see which continent a reader is in (or is it on?) for a number of articles. I doubt many people would bother using a fake address.
I agree with you that not many people use a fake IP address. You can see where your readers are in the world by examining the reports in your Google Analytics.
by Audrey Selig 8 years ago
I just noticed this. Is it new or has it always been there? What would be the reason for this posting?
by Kiz Robinson 12 years ago
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to Hubpages staff for implementing the IP function.Tonight I received two horrid comments from the same user, one while not signed in, one while signed in - and the thought came up:Is there any "block" option in the works or on the ever-growing list of stuff...
by Lifeallstar1 8 years ago
How come when I post a comment from my own hub, my IP address that shows has changed 3 times?For instance, I posted say 2 weeks ago and it shows my ip address, then a week later i post to someone elses comment and it's different, then today again, it's different? It's from the same computer, same...
by Ohma 11 years ago
Status: Approvedip: 220.127.116.11Ohma says:5 days agoI copied this out of one of my Hubs. Since when did our ip adresses start showing up in hub Comments and why?
by David Stillwell 9 years ago
How come when people leave comments I can see their IP address?I have not noticed this before today, but when I was approving comments an IP address was listed below the approve/deny button. Twice, two separate IP address? Why?
by Kimberly Lake 15 months ago
Do you approve or deny negative feedback that includes insulting comments on you HubPages?
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