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Whats my location show up as?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by oil pan 4, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+

    Can the mods or anyone tell me where the internet thinks my physical location is?
    (Hint: it wont be what my signature says)
  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Yes, btpost can pinpoint an IP address, without fail. I've seen it done. I would not suggest making a challenge. There are some very talented folks here.
  3. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Mine is about 450 miles away from where I'm actually at....Baahahhaha!
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    No, at least not using the SM software tools. Your IP is available for checking for the first few posts in case we need to pin down a spammer or other offensive internet troll. After that, the software blocks (and deletes from the database) IP addresses to maintain member security. IP addresses themselves don't tell very much, either. Mine is quite distant from my physical location.
    That said, finding someone isn't too difficult using tools outside the site software.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2016
  5. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    3M-TA3 and Yard Dart like this.
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Grit is correct... MODs do NOT have the ability to look at any Monkey's IP Address, after the first few posts.... This is a change, that was implemented after some discussions about Privacy....
  7. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    You are here right now, and you hang out at NorthernArizona-Windandsun.

  8. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid God Bless those who have served. Site Supporter

    My IP (static address issued through my provider) shows I am in Phnom Penh. But, I actually live in Battambang, Cambodia.
  9. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    Yeah mine show I am in Tombstone AZ... I didn't know there was internet in Tombstone?

  10. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I thought that there would be NO Internet, Under the TombStone......
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