[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3544: Plugin Admin: IP Tracker

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Wed Jun 6 23:38:47 UTC 2018

#3544: Plugin Admin: IP Tracker
 Reporter:  Ipstenu           |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect            |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  close             |

Comment (by Ipstenu):

 That doesn't give the same kind of output we used to have. And yes, it

 We USED to be able to look up an IP and see

 1) A list of all users for the IP (and their plugins)

 2) A breakdown by subset

 And that second part is missing.

 So if I looked up I would also see 123.45.67.* and 123.45.*

 We used that to find people who all belonged to the same company or group
 and were being silly and submitting a lot of plugins under multiple
 accounts to try and get around the guidelines.

 For example, right now I've noticed a LOT of people seem to be submitting
 the same kind of plugin. I used to be able to check the IP and if I
 spotted four or five accounts with the same IP ranges, I knew I probably
 had some spammers and I could dig into it.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3544#comment:2>
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