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#1 2018-06-30 06:08:49

ndw2
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Registered: 2015-12-12
Posts: 13

GDPR related: disabling ip logging

Hello,
with the new GDPR law I am in this situation:
the law does ask to put out your name with address as the responsible of the rules of your site, I should say forum-site in my case.
I don't want my name on it.
So I was going to think how to avoid the GDPR since my site is only a forum.
I see I can avoid this in a simple way:
1) by not collecting IPs
2) by not using emails in the database. I see that real emails are not necessary for registration indeed. So people can just insert fake emails but of course users will not get email alerts

since my forum already has in his rules that people has to write me a presentation email to get activated, I can disable the email field. Then people that really need 100% privacy can use a temporary email for the presentation.
then I can disable the IP registrations.

and then I will be GDPR free

am I right?

if so, maybe I will need help to find the IP variables to comment out but probably not very painful

you will ask, why this?

Because the topic of the forum is so controversial that can let me problems at my job. Not porn or political, just alternative science and other related topics.

Many thanks for any help!

Last edited by ndw2 (2018-06-30 06:10:11)

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#2 2018-06-30 06:27:00

Visman
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Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

for ip add in config.php

$_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] = '127.0.0.1';

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#3 2018-06-30 09:27:49

ndw2
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Posts: 13

Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

ok that works!
now I am looking at the email field
I need to disable the field and then I need to modify register.php in such a way that I can have multiple users with same email address

or maybe there is a faster way?

thanks

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#4 2018-06-30 09:46:03

ndw2
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Registered: 2015-12-12
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Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

never mind I solved this too
register.php

    $email1 = "fake@email.com" ; //strtolower(pun_trim($_POST['req_email1']));

and

       if ($pun_config['p_allow_dupe_email'] != '0')

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#5 2018-06-30 10:22:09

ndw2
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Posts: 13

Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

uhm, now it does say I cannot register more users due to same IP
I edited this but still no way
    if ($db->num_rows($result))
but I don't get how I can turn around this
if I disable that line it gets another error about failed verification

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#6 2018-06-30 10:25:57

ndw2
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Registered: 2015-12-12
Posts: 13

Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

uhm, no I tried as explained here as well
https://fluxbb.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=4955

but then I get validation error, I have the google captcha

I should have done some other error while disabling the html field email

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#7 2018-06-30 10:55:58

Mark
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From: Southport, Uk
Registered: 2008-05-03
Posts: 535

Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

how does a user reset their password should they forget it?

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#8 2018-06-30 14:44:15

ndw2
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Registered: 2015-12-12
Posts: 13

Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

they will have to write me an email... in the end I ask them to write an email of presentation, to enable their account, other wise the forum would already been full of spam trolls etc..

btw I solved my issue and now I'm happy! :-)

Last edited by ndw2 (2018-06-30 14:44:48)

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#9 2018-06-30 14:46:31

ndw2
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Posts: 13

Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

and to change the psw they can do it in their profile without any email confirmation, that's good for me!

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#10 2018-06-30 14:47:31

ndw2
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Registered: 2015-12-12
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Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

oh, I was in so a rush this morning, that I forgot to say thanks to Visman..
Many many thanks Visman!!!

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#11 2018-06-30 15:08:50

Mark
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From: Southport, Uk
Registered: 2008-05-03
Posts: 535

Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

ndw2 wrote:

they will have to write me an email... in the end I ask them to write an email of presentation, to enable their account, other wise the forum would already been full of spam trolls etc..

btw I solved my issue and now I'm happy! :-)

How do you confirm that it is their account if there is no info in there to confirm its them?
You could give me access to your account for example.

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#12 2018-07-03 12:09:42

ndw2
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Registered: 2015-12-12
Posts: 13

Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

I ask people to write me a presentation email
since the topic of my forum is a bit controversial, I always want to know their motivations for joining the forum.
so in reality I know who is who but there are no data in the forum about this.

do you think it make sense from the GDPR point of view?

we are less than 100 users and I would say less than 10 actively posting. So a really small community

Last edited by ndw2 (2018-07-03 12:27:08)

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#13 2018-07-03 12:31:33

ndw2
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Registered: 2015-12-12
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Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

btw I think it would be possible and simple to make a checkbox in the registration process, to accept GPDR policy.
is something similar already present in FluxBB, maybe as a mod?

thanks

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#14 2018-07-03 19:24:09

Franz
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From: Germany
Registered: 2008-05-13
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Re: GDPR related: disabling ip logging

ndw2 wrote:

is something similar already present in FluxBB, maybe as a mod?

You could force your users to accept the "Forum Rules". You can enable this feature under Administration -> Options.


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