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Original Anonymous Post By: anon_108135
Posted by Hellmutt on 04-04-07 @ 10:12 PM
quote: Originally posted by anon_107917
How anonymous are these anonymous posts? Who on ATS can see IP addresses? I'm sure it's a frequent question here.
I'm a moderator. I cannot see your IP here.
yes but something in the system - a cookie perhaps? - tracks us because all of my anon posts end up having the same ID number tagged onto them even if I don't post for days.
not trying to cause problems but having the same ID number each time we post anonymously doesn't seem very "Anonymous" does it?
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Website operators such as us are required by law to retain records that indicate the IP address of someone posting a message...
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
How long are you required to retain those records
Originally posted by Fett Pinkus
maybe someone should post this on the anonymous board for that concerned poster.
Please note. The IP addresses of anonymous posters are retained and encrypted separate from your posts. We are legally required to retain the IP address of posters. This method ensures we meet that requirement while keeping your IP absolutely private and secure. If you post abusive or personal information, we may review the originating IP and block access to the domain.