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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-17-2019, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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When I click on the computer icon below your user name Herb I get this:

The IP Address is: 73.___.___.5
The host name is: c-73-___-___-5.hsd1.wa.comcast.net Then when I do an I P lookup I get this:

IP Lookup : 73.___.___.5 (I blocked part of it out for security reasons)
Latitude 47.3050 / 4718′18″ N
Longitude -122.2067 / 12212′24″ W
Continent North America
Country United States (US)
State Washington (WA)
City Auburn
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Timezone America/Los_Angeles
Local Time Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:49:45 -0800
ISP Comcast Cable
Organization Comcast Cable
IP Connection Type Cable/DSL
ASN 7922 / Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
PTR Record c-73-225-188-5.hsd1.wa.comcast.net

It may be according to the comments that only the mods have access to this feature. If that's the case then members can PM us and ask us to check suspicious posts to see where the member is posting from. I was suspicious this morning when a new member posted asking about what band saw to buy. He turned out to be from Bangladesh so there is a good chance he was just trolling and not really interested in buying a band saw.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.

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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-18-2019, 08:45 AM
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No, don't see those in any posts under anyone's names.
Maybe it's a setting thing?
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I got a blank page on that link.

I am not sure what icons you are referring to.
I see under your avatar,
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then at the very bottom a green dot, Grey star, a triangle with an !


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I see the same thing on my screen as Herb does.

Btw , I don't believe you would see the correct IP address when someone is using VPN software.
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There is a setting for IP verificaton under the settings and Options tab under account settings. It is the very last option.
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You could be right JJ. I know nothing about VPN. It seems the icons I can see are only available to the moderators. I've been a moderator for long enough now that I don't remember what functions are available to someone without moderator privileges. So as I said previously, if you are suspicious about a new members location then ask a mod to check his IP location.
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Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I see the setting in settings: refered me to my own ip for varifacation, that's as far as it went nothing changed after varification..........must be too dumb.......
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So if you switch to Classic, lower left corner of this page where it shows --Router Forums (Classic) and a down arrow to choose Full, Mobil, Classic, it will show 3 icons. User Online (circle), Reputation (person figure), and Report Post (flag)
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JJ is correct, VPNs are designed to keep your identity and location secret. It was designed for honest people but as usual adapted very quickly fro those unscrupulous types.
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Off-topic but I got a "Friend Request" from someone with zero posts???? Maybe there should be restrictions on that too. Seems that pests are always trying to find loopholes in the system. I guess a guest can see your profile, where you have your equipment listed. If they can figure out where you live from forum posts - that could be dangerous too.

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They are welcome to come to my place. I live out in the sticks and my fingers have a hard time hitting the 9 and 1 buttons on the phone.
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