IP Address Locator: Geobyte and bad performance
Thread poster: Erik Hansson

Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
Germany
Member (2002)
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Jun 17, 2007

Dear fellow ProZians,

Quite often we have a look into our the list of visitors on our profile, and try to find out at least what country and city the visitors are coming from.

However, in 19 cases out of 20, the Geobyte IP Address Locator (which comes up automatically) is unable to locate the IP address, which is quite frustrating. We are quite sure that there are far better locators on the net.

Maybe staff could introduce a new feature with a list of different IP locators, and any member could simply set a suitable locator. Of course, one locator in the list could be default (but please not the Geobyte - it's not very convincing, to put in diplomatically). Thanks.

Erik


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Anabel Canon
Local time: 11:34
English to Spanish
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Agree completely! Jun 17, 2007

Isn't it just disappointing? I've turned to another IP locator (http://www.analysespider.com/ip2country/lookup.html) to find out the addresses. But Geobytes (and the the laughing man in their page) makes me truly frustrated.

Regards!


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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 05:34
SITE FOUNDER
You are right Jun 17, 2007

The Geobytes service seems to be less useful than it had been in the past. We'll look into switching to an alternate service.

Thanks.


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Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
Member (2004)
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It has never been useful, to tell the truth... Jun 17, 2007

Henry D wrote:

The Geobytes service seems to be less useful than it had been in the past. We'll look into switching to an alternate service.

Thanks.


... and there have been other complaints since this feature has been introduced, see here:
http://www.proz.com/post/319886#319886.

[Bearbeitet am 2007-06-17 20:34]


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Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 16:34
English to Indonesian
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Sometimes Jun 18, 2007

Henry D wrote:

The Geobytes service seems to be less useful than it had been in the past. We'll look into switching to an alternate service.



In my experience, the IP address locator can identify the IP address, country, region, and city of the visitor. Unfortunately, this is not always the case - sometimes it cannot.

Hipyan


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Andrew
United States
English
Geobyte has been replaced Jun 19, 2007

Hello everyone,

We're now using melissadata for ip location. We're also looking into offering several different ip location utilities soon.

Please let us know if you experience any problems using the new link.

Best regards,
Andrew


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Joanna Borowska  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 11:34
English to Polish
Goodbye, Geobyte! Jun 20, 2007

And thank you, ProZ.com Staff!
The new thing seems to work great.


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Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
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Yes, Melissa is great! Jun 21, 2007

So far it found every location, thank you!

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