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Daniel Šebesta  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 08:51
Member (2007)
English to Czech
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Nov 15, 2008

The “Visitors” tab of full-member profiles offers the useful links to melissadata.com for IP address identification. Wikipedia uses a similar thing, at http://samspade.org/whois/, to identify anonymous editors. I believe the samspade.org site is better: it offers far more details about the visitor and it doesn’t bother users with excessive advertisements. It may be of advantage to members if you consider changing melissadata.com to sampspade.org.

Daniel


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 08:51
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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The advantage of Melissa Nov 16, 2008

Daniel Šebesta wrote:
It may be of advantage to members if you consider changing melissadata.com to sampspade.org.


The advantage of Melissa is that it assumes the user is dumb. Samspade assumes the user is a geek. Here is the difference between Melissa's output and Samspade's output for one of my visitors:

Melissa:
IP Address 72.30.142.164
City SUNNYVALE
State or Region CALIFORNIA
Country UNITED STATES
ISP INKTOMI CORPORATION.

Samspade:
OrgName: Inktomi Corporation
OrgID: INKT
Address: 701 First Ave
City: Sunnyvale
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 94089
Country: US

To the unsuspecting nongeek, Samspade seems to imply that the visitor is an employee of Inktomi Corporation, and that he can be contacted at the address given. Melissa makes it clear to the user that Inktomi is but the user's internet service provider, and provides the rest of the data in a more statistic-looking way.


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Dragomir Kovacevic  Identity Verified
Italy
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Italian to Serbian
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IDserve Nov 17, 2008

Daniel Šebesta wrote:

The “Visitors” tab of full-member profiles offers the useful links to melissadata.com for IP address identification. Wikipedia uses a similar thing, at http://samspade.org/whois/,
Daniel


you can try or install a small application written in assembler: IDserve, from http://grc.com/default.htm


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