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silverambera
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After spending some time away from this site (2 weeks?) I've came back to only notice something wrong. In the Recent Posts section on my profile, its listed that I've posted quite a few responces on a topic. When I clicked on the link, I saw that the posts were by a different member. What gives?

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Heather
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My impression is that sometimes, if an IP address is the same or similar, that can happen.

It's a database fluke, and not something we can do anything about, to my knowledge.

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silverambera
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So if an IP address is similar or the same that means its from the same computer? The computer I use is my personal laptop, only my sister uses it sometimes (she's still into computer games, not interested is Sex Ed).
If it is a mix up, I feel like I'm spying on someones posts [Razz] - okay, so not really cool.

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Heather
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All posts here are public, so no one is spying on anyone's anything.

If an IP address is similar, it can be because of a shared computer OR because of a shared group IP. When any of us uses an IP connection through something like Comcast or Qwest, that IP may be used by others, too, because a service provides a block of IPs for it's local users.

Ultimately, the database for the board mixing up things like that sometimes in a recent posts search just isn't something we can control, and it's something which may happen with any UBB from time to time.

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Vince_2112
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Its not an IP issue. It is impossible for 2 ISP's to issue 2 of the exact same IP Address only because each ISP has to register to a registry IANNA "http://www.iana.org/" and they are assigned a pool of IP addresses that the ISP can then issue out to there clients. One of those IP addresses in their pool gets assigned to either your home network or business... now that ip address gets sent to a router on your buisness network or home network wich then the route does a proccess called NAT,( basicly takes the ip address and re-creates a private IP address for your internal computer on your network- But these internal ipadresses dont get seen beyond the router)

So what im trying to explain is that duplicate ip address can't happen for this reason as its all controlled by a greater power. (lol)

This what you describe with the user posting issue is an example of records merging in a database. Thats what happened and why that one user increased your count for posts. It does happen a lot with databases but i strongly erg you guys to keep on top of issues like this as it can cause major corruption ( data loss) if its not rectified quick enough. (hopefully the DBA's are making good backups [Smile] )

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Heather
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Vince: thanks for this.

We do keep the UBB database updated pretty well. I could manually update it more often, but given the size of the database, that tends to involve several hours of downtime at the boards.

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Vince_2112
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Totally understand. It is a big job. I just noticed that this topic is almost a year old to haha. I thought it was recent but not.
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