Bring back IP Address please

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  1. Nell Rose profile image89
    Nell Roseposted 23 months ago

    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

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Nell Rose profile image89
        Nell Roseposted 23 months agoin reply to this

        That's it exactly Patty. I have had a few insulting ones and just like to check that they are somewhere far away!

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 23 months agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. DrMark1961 profile image97
            DrMark1961posted 23 months agoin reply to this

            Really? I am in Texas too. I just pretend I am in Brazil and use a fake IP address.

            1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image92
              Wesman Todd Shawposted 23 months agoin reply to this

              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.

            2. LongTimeMother profile image91
              LongTimeMotherposted 23 months agoin reply to this

              Lol. You must have a very long lens on your camera!

          2. Nell Rose profile image89
            Nell Roseposted 23 months agoin reply to this

            Yes good point smile

  2. Nell Rose profile image89
    Nell Roseposted 23 months ago

    Bouncy bouncy....er....hello? smile

  3. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 23 months ago

    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.

    1. Nell Rose profile image89
      Nell Roseposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Sorry Glenn I missed your reply. Yes they definitely need to add it somewhere in the comments again. It does make me a bit nervous when I get a 'dodgy' comment.

  4. LongTimeMother profile image91
    LongTimeMotherposted 23 months ago

    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.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image99
      Glenn Stokposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Nell Rose profile image89
        Nell Roseposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks Glenn, yes I took a look and it does say, but not individuals unfortunately.

 
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