posted on May, 10 2011 @ 04:31 PM
Yes, I personally know of many people who routinely visit this site, but have never registered. Like I said in a previous post, I've lurked here for
3/4 years before I finally signed up just last night.
About the ip argument of it seeing the router's ip, well I just don't see how that is possible. If it were, I would never use a router, as that
would be a huge security flaw. No matter what website I check, they all report back my true ip address, and never the routers. I mean heck, everyone I
personally know in real life, all use the same brand name of router that I use, which is netgear. Also to further this argument, I went to my friends
house, and was able to do the survey from there. I even checked what ip the router assigned his laptop, and it was the exact one as mine, which is
192.168.1.2. Also, unlike some others, I never viewed it, then went back to it. I went straight to it to participate in the survey, and instantly got
My suggestion is to just have the surveys for members only. Having guests being able to participate in them most always leads to the surveys being
manipulated. A good example of this is the photography websites, where people vote for the best picture. I was part of a forum of someone who posted a
photo on one of them, so he made a topic asking for people to vote for him. Just two posts into his topic, a person announced that he used a bot that
constantly changed ip addresses, which voted over and over. Needless to say, he was number one on there for months, and by far all because of one
person who was knowledgeable in making proxy changing bots.