Shameless (liminalia) wrote in suggestions,

log IPs from which a journal is logged into

log IPs from which a journal is logged into

Short, concise description of the idea
keep a record of the IPs from which a journal is logged into in order to be able to prove abuse

Full description of the idea
Recently I had another user get my password and romp around in my journal for almost a month, emailing private (not FO, *private*) entries to herself and others, and calling and IMing people on my friends list harassing them about comments they'd made to my FO posts. When I reported her to Abuse & supplied her IP address & an IM transcript in which she spoke of being logged into my journal, I was informed that there was no way to prove she was responsible, because IP addresses a journal is logged into from are not saved, and IMs are not sufficient proof of guilt. I'm not a computer-knowledgeable person, but I was thinking that if you can log commenters' IPs, it ought not to be that difficult to log these IPs as well, even if they're only visible to the Abuse team or something of the sort.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Easier for the Abuse team to prove password theft and/or other abuse has occurred

  • Easier for the Abuse team to prove which particular user has committed the abuse
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Additional evidence would probably still be needed, especially if there were more than one LJer in a given household.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • I have no idea.
  • Tags: abuse, ip addresses, login, ~ historical
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