Why hide your IP address?

wimiadmin Staff asked 2 years ago

OK. I've got to ask.

Why hide your IP address?

I can understand if you're a gamer and some little 15 year old punk who gets their milk money taken from them daily now has admin power and bans almost anyone that asks them a question or beats them at their own game. You hide your IP to get back into the game you were playing prior to being banned. Understood.

Otherwise, unless your intents are malicious, I don't understand why it's so important to people.

We were "congratulated" this morning in a very pleasant e-mail (sarcasm) for banning the entire TOR network. If you're not familiar with TOR, just Google it. It's a plug-in for FireFox to hide your IP address. Pretty cool app when I tested it, but my connection was just slightly faster than dial-up when surfing with TOR enabled.

I'm not asking for specifics, just a little insight. I'm not a gamer...well, I play Xeno Tactic every now and then, but I wouldn't need to hide my IP for that. 🙂

Thanks,
Brian

4 Answers
Steve Bonilla Staff answered 2 years ago

I think some people are just a bit too paranoid.

aziernest answered 2 years ago

One reason that may sound legit to you is access some banned sites due to country policies. Taking particular example of the whole domain *.blogspot.com was banned in Pakistan which can be accessed by changing ip address 🙂

andyroo answered 2 years ago

:rolleyes:It can be usefull to hide your IP address to avoid spam im led to belive
and also websites recive a fake ip when your on the internet normaly called proxys proxys are also used to get around baned websites like myspace at school

DeadEye answered 2 years ago

[QUOTE=wimiadmin;360]you're a gamer and some little 15 year old punk who gets their milk money taken from them daily now has admin power and bans almost anyone that asks them a question or beats them at their own game. You hide your IP to get back into the game you were playing prior to being banned.[/QUOTE]

^^this.

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