Who knows user's location?

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Do mentors on the PF know my location or any other user's.?
 

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Your IP can be traced.
 
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Borek
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:rofl:
 
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rhody
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Do mentors on the PF know my location or any other user's.?
Hyperspace,

If need be, we can peek in your window...

Rhody...
 
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IP's can be traced to some extent, but there's no guarantee that they are remotely accurate.
 
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Evo
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lol!!
 
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phinds
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Do mentors on the PF know my location or any other user's.?
Why do you care? Do you owe one of them money?
 
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They can ban users, which I would assume includes banning specific IP's, and you can use an IP to get a very general location or region, so I don't see why they wouldn't.
 
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diazona
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Yeah, pretty much every forum or forum-like software gives its moderators access to IP addresses. If you have a static IP address, that IP address can be matched to a location. Generally static IP addresses correspond to cable, DSL, or other broadband internet connections, as well as institutional internet connections (businesses, schools, universities, etc.). The alternative is a dynamic IP address, which you probably have if you're using a dial-up modem. A dynamic IP address _may_ be traceable to a specific location under certain circumstances.
 
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diazona
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http://www.ip2location.com/free.asp

Enter IP, once details are listed, click on Map It on the right - there will be no cross (sorry), but the red dot.
Only 350 miles off ;-)

I generally prefer http://www.maxmind.com/app/locate_demo_ip [Broken]
 
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You are here.
He isn't here, he's there. Clear your cookies if you want a new path to reality. I was under the impression that routers and cable or DSL modems did not have static addresses.
 
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lisab
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Clear your cookies if you want a new path to reality.
:rofl: that made me laugh...
 

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