Originally Posted by Skip
All your LIVE activity on any website is linked in real time your IP#, recorded by us or not. It's recorded by your hosting company and any interested party between you and our server. If you surf the web from your computer without a proxy, you are revealing your IP to every website you visit, including this one. Only diff is we aren't keeping your IP# in our database, but other sites and the NSA and other agencies can see it & record it if they like and that IP# can be looked up and traced right to your doorstep.
Using "invisible mode" here isn't going to change any of that.
Got it now?
i got a lot of respect for admin or any1 in general who take the time to post to try and keep other members safe while posting online, a lot of people are not too good with computers like myself, so i appreciate the info skip and im sure others do as well.
i decided to have a go at being admin for a day lol, just to see what its like, people might be wondering wtf im talking about so i will explain, the reason im posting this info is to keep people safe.
so i decided to have a go at being admin, vbulletin offer you a free trial for a few days, you can make new members, delete members, ban members, keep notes on members, good fun, but there is something i found which was frightening, now im not saying for a sec that is the case here as skip mentions they dont store any ip's on the database, but every post that i made had my ip address next to it, and there was an option to check out the ip, and it showed you the service provider i was using and the area that i was from, there was also an option to ban the ip, now if any1 thinks im talking shit, check it out for yourself lol, please dont take my word for it, im not going to post any links but if you google vbulletin free trial you will find it straight away, this is just a friendly heads up, stay safe guys