[WMTech] Hide IP Essentials

[WMTech] Hide IP Essentials 1.0.1

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Q: Is there a way to restore ip information for a user with permission "Do Not Store Any IP Information"?
A: No, there is not. Users with such permissions are assigned to a fake ip address ( which is stored in the database. There is no possibility at all to ever recover the original ip address. So be careful with that permission!

Q: Is there a way to restore ip information for a user with permission "Hide IP Address"?
A: Yes, users with such permissions are handled like all other users and the original ip information is stored in the database. This permission only protects such users from having the ip information exposed to people who are generally allowed to see ip information in XenForo.

Q: What happens if I uninstall this add-on?
A: XenForo continues to work per default. Users with hidden ip information can be seen again. And users with permission not to store ip information at all will get their new ip information stored in the database. However all ip information from the time this add-on was installed cannot be recoverd. The fake ip address is still shown as having been use by them.

Q: Does this add-on prevent other add-ons with location detection to work correctly?
A: If you use other add-ons with features showing your location (eg. "Country Flags" by snog) those add-ons will often work correctly even for users with "Do Not Store Any IP Information" permission assigned. Such add-ons often check the ip address themselves and do not rely on what XenForo stores in it's ip or session database tables. You have to set the permissions in such other add-ons correctly, if you do not want the location to be shown.

Q: Is this add-on compatible with the official XenForo Media Gallery add-on?
A: Yes, this add-on is fully compatible with XenForo Media Gallery.

First Aid Solution after any error or a faulty installation:

My forum is broken after installing an addon. What should I do now?
A: Deinstall or deactivate the addon and ask for help. If you cannot reach the XenForo ACP any more, login to your web server and add the following line of code to library/config.php:
$config['enableListeners'] = false;
This will disable all addons and enable you to get access to the ACP again where you will be able to deinstall the problematic addon.
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