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#1
Whilst I can't prove anything does anyone else suspect that someone is using mutliple accounts... anyone else think the same?!
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#2
(12/01/2014, 22:15)idiot Wrote: Whilst I can't prove anything does anyone else suspect that someone is using mutliple accounts... anyone else think the same?!

Not sure, i'll keep a eye out though
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#3
(12/01/2014, 22:15)idiot Wrote: Whilst I can't prove anything does anyone else suspect that someone is using mutliple accounts... anyone else think the same?!

I can prove everything by looking at a user's IP address. Perks of being an admin, eh?

If you'd like to PM me details of the user(s) you think have duplicate accounts? Wink
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(12/01/2014, 22:16)Dan Wrote: I can prove everything by looking at a user's IP address. Perks of being an admin, eh?

If you'd like to PM me details of the user(s) you think have duplicate accounts? Wink

Must admit to having suspicions, but haven't been able to put a nail on it.

What happens with shared/common ips?
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#5
(12/01/2014, 23:11)andreos1 Wrote: Must admit to having suspicions, but haven't been able to put a nail on it.

What happens with shared/common ips?

We don't use Cloudflare anymore (at my request - it seemingly increased downtime), so the IP addresses aren't likely to be shared by any two users. Cloudflare spoofed them before so it was obviously a lot harder to check them then.

I've confirmed the accounts idiot had in mind are indeed two different people, but if you ever think one person has two accounts, drop me a PM. No major ruling against it, but I would prefer it if people didn't have alter-egos on the forum to prevent confusion.
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(12/01/2014, 23:15)Dan Wrote: We don't use Cloudflare anymore (at my request - it seemingly increased downtime), so the IP addresses aren't likely to be shared by any two users. Cloudflare spoofed them before so it was obviously a lot harder to check them then.

I've confirmed the accounts idiot had in mind are indeed two different people, but if you ever think one person has two accounts, drop me a PM. No major ruling against it, but I would prefer it if people didn't have alter-egos on the forum to prevent confusion.

Still haven't been able to identify 100% who the other party is yet, but will pm when I think I have sussed it.
Similar writing styles to someone, but haven't worked out who yet.
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(12/01/2014, 23:21)andreos1 Wrote: Still haven't been able to identify 100% who the other party is yet, but will pm when I think I have sussed it.
Similar writing styles to someone, but haven't worked out who yet.

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(13/01/2014, 01:52)gtomlinson Wrote: [Image: http://mithmeoi.net/wp-content/uploads/2...au_pi3.jpg]

Have you got one without s tache? Mines long gone.
Still have the flasher mac though Wink
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#9
(14/01/2014, 11:01)Scott Wrote: Schools and colleges are likely to uses shared IP adresses, so may cause some issues.

We can lookup IP ranges using the RIPE database. Anything owned to a a school, college, or medium - large business should flag up as a private address/range.
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#10
It isn't related to duplicate accounts as such, but more the ip addresses.

I was under the impression that someone using a public network such as the one on the GNE buses, McDonalds, East Coast trains etc shared a common network ip.

Similarly, those on a mobile network shared one too.
When I googled the ip my device was giving out, there were literally hundreds of pages relating to that ip and how common it was.

Just a scenario here, but say one of the suspected duplicate accounts was surfing the net, using the wifi on a Go North East bus.
I then happen to board that bus, log on in my phone, one of the mods happen to be checking the ip's after a post like the one from idiot and voila, I am suddenly a suspect in duplicate profile gate.

My next question was related to locations of ip addresses.
Based around the settings I have on fb, I get an email when I log in from a new device.
When I was on the three network for a dongle and it was installed into a new machine, fb notified me of a log in from Slough.
Checks revealed that the log in was me, when sitting at home in DH4 7 - a good few miles from Slough. The Slough connection came from where three were based (or something like that).
So, getting back to my point, can our ip addresses be traced to a specific location and if so, how accurate is it?
Will it locate where I am sitting now (if a mod wishes to share my location at time of posting) or will the system give a generic location according the network I am using?

edit: Just found the ip address my mobile is giving out now.
It has traced the owner and the location varies between central London, a field near Skipton and just off the M74 near Lockerbie.
The owner is correct, but I am nowhere near either of those locations.

The other points/questions still stand and are genuine ones.
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