• I was wondering how all the IP stuff works. Does an IP address get assigned to a computer or location? Like if someone went to the Hardback Cafe with a laptop and got on line and blogged and then if that same person went and parked outside of Best Buy and got on line and blogged will it show up as two different IP address? Sorry for getting off topic.

    July 1, 2008 at 3:15 p.m.

  • Yeah, I wanna be anonymous! :-)
    Obviously it wouldn't work in this recent threat situation, Chris, but you obivously have a filter on the public forums. Otherwise we wouldn't have been asking so often why no one could address STX in a post. In the matter of the poster who kept putting Ratcliff's alleged victim's name in the public domain though it seems it would work. Just as obviously though it'd be difficult to put every victim's name into the filter list - but it's thought.

    June 27, 2008 at 10 p.m.

  • um... i have a site meter on my page that is hidden for that very reason.
    I never really cared for one, but after my first "threat" (not on VicAd) - I started using one on all my blogs.
    They are free some places and I recommend everyone get one. Not only can you see who reads your blog (I have some readers from China, Germany, UK, Canada - to name a few)... but you can see who made that nice or nasty comment.
    For those interested: just search "free site counter" or go to (free one I use).
    I don't have an opinion on the Tyler thing - because as I said before - I have ZERO facts of the case (except what I have read on this site). That being said - no one deserves to be threatened. From the way it was described - the video was uncalled for and while I think someone may have just been fooling around - they have to be accountable for what they do and say.
    Threats are very real and shouldn't be taken lightly.

    June 27, 2008 at 12:21 p.m.

  • Wow,so is there two different posters that are being investigated because the article in the paper today stated that a poster made a threat towards Tyler not Ratcliff ? I remember the poster that posted the the alleged victims name in the Ratcliff case but did not get to view the video where the threat was made¬†towards Tyler so I can't say if it was a threat or not.
    Regardless,these threats need to be looked into.I do not agree with what Tyler is doing in office but I would never wish bad on him for that is taking things way to far and personal.

    June 27, 2008 at noon