Are the mods able to see our IP address?
Yes we have that information
for how long do you store that information?
Until the American NSA asks for it?
Of course as a non-moderator I have no way of knowing if this is in fact the case, nor exactly what "normally" means... But I'm not losing a lot of sleep over it.
Perhaps there's no "asking" involved, they already have a backdoor or will just get it illegally.
How do you think that the server knows where to send the page that your browser is requesting?
Your IP is stored indefinitely.
With some message boards your IP is visible to the mods and/or admins with every post you make. However, I can't say for sure about vBulletin as I've never had those permissions on a vBulletin forum.
Not only can we see your IP, we can also read your mind. I can tell that you don't believe me...
We (Mentors) are not typing the source code of every forum page manually as soon as some user loads a forum page ;).
It is the same with vBulletin.
i thought this was funny.
" I can tell that you don't believe me ",
How else would you track sock puppets or scammers?
Creating a sock puppet was the only reason that I could think of for asking the original question.
Separate names with a comma.