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how to see the IP-address of user and how to run the IP spam checker against them ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by erich37, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I do have a few member-profiles which are definitely spam.

    how to see the IP-address of those users and how to run the IP spam checker against them ?

    Appreciate your help!
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Hi Brogan,

    sorry, but there is nothing there regsrding the IP-address of the user.
    I already applied the spam-cleaner on that user, but can not find the IP-address of that user in order to ban the IP-address as well.

    the spam-user did not post any forum-messages, but posted adult-links into his own profile status-messages (visible also at the "recent-activities").

    Many thanks!
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The registration IP address shows on the spam cleaner overlay.

    There is also an IP link on profile posts.
     
  5. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    it does not show any IP on the spam cleaner overlay.

    still running XF 1.0.0

    Although within ACP, the "Spam Cleaner Default Options:" is activated to "Check spammer's IPs"
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Check the user / user group permissions to ensure View IP addresses is set to Allow.
     
  7. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    the usergroup allows to view ip addresses?
    a secondary usergroup doesnt have 'deny' ticked in ip permissions?
     
  8. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I do not have any custom or specific user-groups.
    Just the default XF installation and default settings.
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Have you checked the permissions for View IP addresses in the user groups?
     
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  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Many thanks Brogan, this was the issue indeed.

    View IP-addresses for Admin/Moderator was set to "Not set".
    Now I can see the IP´s of my spammers....

    Thanks again!!!!
     
  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I strongly recommend to upgrade to 1.0.4 by the way.. It has many bug fixes, new features, and improvements for quite a few existing features. Ensuring you have the best experience, helps you get the best results.

    - backup
    - test upgrade in a separate account / database
    - live upgrade
     
  12. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I now have a user for which I do not see his IP-address in the Spam-cleaner at all.

    Within ACP I have set the "Spam Management" to "Maximum Days Since Registration: 500 days" since the user registered in February this year. The user never made any postings in the Forum or Profile.

    Still, I do not see the IP-address of this user in ACP.

    Is this a XF-bug or am I still doing anything wrong ???

    Also, I do not understand what is the reason that XF is not showing me the IP of all users by default. What is the benefit of IP-addresses of users to disappear and are not showing to the Admin? Why are there so many options in ACP and then IP-addresses of users suddenly disappear in ACP ? Sorry, but this does not make any sense to me.......
     

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