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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#35706 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Comments page: confusing link "::1"

Reported by: antonrinas Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Comments Keywords: close 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:



  1. Log in as admin and create new post. Log out.
  2. Log in as subscriber.
  3. Add new comment to the post. Log out.
  4. Log in as admin. Go to Comments page.

User see some confusing link "::1". What does this link for?

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Change History (6)

6 years ago

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#1 @antonrinas
6 years ago

  • Severity changed from normal to minor

#2 @afercia
6 years ago

  • Severity changed from minor to normal

It's supposed to be the comment author IP :)

#3 @dd32
6 years ago

Slightly confusing, but perfectly expected. ::1 is the same as

Although honestly, I don't see the value in showing the IP at all (although people will claim to use it).

#4 @rachelbaker
6 years ago

  • Keywords close 2nd-opinion added

I agree that the comment author's IP is not the most useful piece of information. I thought about submitting a patch to remove it from the Comment list table, when I remembered something:
The comment author's IP address is also wrapped in an anchor tag that links to a search filter for the IP, so you can see all the comments from the IP address. That is likely to be used by comment moderators when deciding if the comment should be marked as spam or if the author's IP address should be blocked.
I don't see anything that needs fixing here at this time.

#5 @dd32
6 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

I'm marking this as invalid, as it only affects localhost installations.

Most users who encounter IPv6 addresses in that spot will see something like 2406:d501::9fe1:2d3d, which makes just as much sense as does.

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