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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 23:28:06 TueMar 5 2002 )

There's no other graphics to choose from (gotta get a designer or something :smile:), but if you leave the boxes blank for the images, they'll show up as regular text links if you'd rather have them like that.

Or, just have a look on Google for "forum buttons" or something. :smile:

We have a few styles to choose from, but they don't include images as of yet - they're in there on the template pages. :smile:

  
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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 23:33:37 TueMar 5 2002 )

thanks, I'll have a look. It's hard to find ones that say the right words, like admin and add poll.

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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 03:54:03 WedMar 6 2002 )


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Actually, it would be the hostname your work's ISP gives them, not your work And no, admins don't have access to that information from registered users - just you have the option to make sure you only log in from the same hostname


Sorry to keep bringing this up, I know it was not really the point of the thread. I am curious, though. I have been to sites where they greet you with your IP number and some sort of identifier, which in my case contained my company name. That's what I was thinking of, but maybe that's not what you were talking about. At any rate, as long as no one has that info, that's what I was concerned about. :wink: Thanks for answering my question. :smile:

  
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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 05:00:26 WedMar 6 2002 )

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Admins have more information - like IP's on who's online on every page, and to convert it into a hotname.
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And no, admins don't have access to that information from registered users - just you have the option to make sure you only log in from the same hostname
okay so an admin of a board I post on does not have the ability to see my hostname? It seems like those two statements contradict eachother but it's probably just I am misunderstanding something.:smile:

  
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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 05:02:22 WedMar 6 2002 )

Hi fluffysue!

I understand you're concern and if you want to see a example of what we mean by hostname here is the google bot's looking in here right now. I think it is kinda cool to be able to see the spiders out archiving your pages. :wink:

Host: crawl6.googlebot.com

I run a few boards with Chris and if you check them out you'll see a high number in the most ever part of the who is online-in fact many boards may show a high volume of activity sometimes due to the spidering of pages by search engines to help people find relevent hits for searchs. The delay the who is online is set for on the board settings can also affect the highest online record for a given board-if it is set for 15 minutes rather then 5 it will more then likely have a higher number as the most ever-bear in mind you can totally disable who is online and not use it at all.



  
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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 05:14:16 WedMar 6 2002 )

Hello, I think I might be able to clarify that for you. :smile: Admins can currently see IP's yes. But the second part of your quoting is about the security feature log me in from this hostname only which was recently added. That is completely different then a Admin's ability to see IP's of posters & Guests on their board. :wink:

Hope that helped. :biggrin:
[Edited By Pamster at 05:15:57 Wed Mar 6 2002]

  
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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 09:11:33 WedMar 6 2002 )

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at 05:00:26 Wed Mar 6 2002]
Quote: BbBoy

Admins have more information - like IP's on who's online on every page, and to convert it into a hotname.
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And no, admins don't have access to that information from registered users - just you have the option to make sure you only log in from the same hostname
okay so an admin of a board I post on does not have the ability to see my hostname? It seems like those two statements contradict eachother but it's probably just I am misunderstanding something.:smile:

They don't contradict each other. :wink: I clearly said registered users in the second post. Admins can see the hostnames of guests, but not registered users. It's all the abuse by guests approach - guests cause too much trouble for some people. So you can either disable guest posting/viewing, or see what their IP & hostname is. :smile:

YES, and admin at a board has the ability to see YOUR hostname, because you're a guest. :smile: They don't have the ability to see fluffysue's (who that quote was answering), because she's registered. :smile: (Well actually, anybody can get a hostname from an IP by just logging into a *nix shell and typing "host xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx". It's not like a hostname is a sacred piece of information like a credit card number, so it's freely available to anyone, anywhere, any time, as long as they've got a *nix shell handy :smile:)
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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 09:35:29 WedMar 6 2002 )

hotname is what, then?

Can the admin change a IP into a users's name so that they can identify them instead of looking up the name? What happens if the IP is a dialup, or through a router, and more than one user might be on it?

  
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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 09:51:43 WedMar 6 2002 )

"hotname" is nothing. "hostname" has already been explained - look up. :smile: Or visit http://google.com/search?q=%22what%27s+a+hostname%3F%22&hl=en&filter=0 :smile:

An admin can't convert a guest's IP# into a username, mainly because guests don't have usernames. They're guests; haven't registered. :smile:

What happens? Nothing. What do you want to happen? :smile:

  
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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 11:12:55 WedMar 6 2002 )

oh, they kept quoting you saying hotname, but when i looked back i saw it was a typo. Even you quoted yourself saying it. It confused me, I thought it was a feature.

People shouldn't keep quoting wrong information, it's very misleading. It can lead to problems when you've been mispresented.

since it doesn't exist, don't worry, there isn't an issue!

  
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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 14:35:30 WedMar 6 2002 )

Thanks, Pamster and Bbboy. I can see now I was confusing hostname with something else. :smile:

  
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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 01:14:48 FriMar 8 2002 )

Glad to be able to help clarify what it meant and correct the typo. :wink:

  
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Re: Survival of the smartest ( 00:15:48 SatMar 9 2002 )

Im impressed! I dont know what 1/2 of all that stuff means. I need to go back to school and learn more about computers. About the only thing Im any good at, is fixing windows programs even when I dont know what they are!:lol:smile:

  

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