[wp-hackers] The Whois in comment emails

Austin Matzko if.website at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 22:17:00 GMT 2005

On 12/7/05, Podz <podz at tamba2.org.uk> wrote:
> But what did it do ? I can't see what it's there for.
> The 'author' line gives the IP and the provider. The anti-spam solutions
> we have now would seem to do a better job of any Whois so if the
> original intent was that it gave a blog owner more information then has
> this not been superceded ? If someone is open about their info, then it
> will be in the author line. If they are not then the Whois line adds
> nothing either.

I've always thought it was interesting to see what part of the world
people are in or what company they're working at; that info is usually
not in the provider info that's up near the commenter's name.

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