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WTF Questions / Comments that don't deserve their own threads [2016+]

Sark

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Here's a random question: What part of the world are the WTF servers located? Are they in Jason's house or something? How does it all work? Life, the Universe, and Everything!?

EDIT: Sorry if this has been asked before. I ran several searches before posting.
 

ib4

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Hi Sark...I'll give you a phrase and maybe you can locate it yourself! It could be useful one day to you knowing how to locate similar info.

Figure out where this can take you: "whois"
 
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Sark

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I have known the /whois command for years but i don't know how to decode the subsequent information that i receive. Do i just google the web server's name or something? I barely passed networking class and mostly cheated on my tests anyway. Fail.

EDIT: Apparently, yes, you just google it. Cleveland?

EDIT2: I'm not very good at this : /
 
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BRiT

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I have known the /whois command for years but i don't know how to decode the subsequent information that i receive. Do i just google the web server's name or something? I barely passed networking class and mostly cheated on my tests anyway. Fail.

EDIT: Apparently, yes, you just google it. Cleveland?
Nope. Definitely not Cleveland. That's also not the location of the alleged BRiT's DSS.
I suspect ib4 wasn't talking about the IRC /whois command but the general whois internet feature.

Use the IP for wtf.com [ 162.211.80.139 ] at a site like the following https://www.iplocation.net/.

Some Geo IP location providers have no clue about where our servers are at. The previous one I mentioned seems to call out to a couple different ones. It may not be exactly accurate but it at least gives you answers from multiple sources.
 
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-=iNsANe=-ADJ

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for EU queries we use https://www.ripe.net/

inetnum: 162.87.0.0 - 162.255.255.255
netname: NON-RIPE-NCC-MANAGED-ADDRESS-BLOCK
descr: IPv4 address block not managed by the RIPE NCC

remarks: ------------------------------------------------------
remarks:
remarks: You can find the whois server to query, or the
remarks: IANA registry to query on this web page:
remarks: http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space

remarks:
remarks: You can access databases of other RIRs at:
remarks:
remarks: AFRINIC (Africa)
remarks: http://www.afrinic.net/ whois.afrinic.net
remarks:
remarks: APNIC (Asia Pacific)
remarks: http://www.apnic.net/ whois.apnic.net
remarks:
remarks: ARIN (Northern America)
remarks: http://www.arin.net/ whois.arin.net
remarks:
remarks: LACNIC (Latin America and the Carribean)
remarks: http://www.lacnic.net/ whois.lacnic.net
remarks:
remarks: IANA IPV4 Recovered Address Space
remarks: http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-recovered-address-space/ipv4-recovered-address-space.xhtml
remarks:
remarks: ------------------------------------------------------
country: EU # Country is really world wide
admin-c: IANA1-RIPE
tech-c: IANA1-RIPE
status: ALLOCATED UNSPECIFIED
mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
mnt-lower: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
mnt-routes: RIPE-NCC-RPSL-MNT
created: 2011-07-11T12:36:05Z
last-modified: 2015-10-29T15:14:23Z
source: RIPE

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role: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
address: see http://www.iana.org.
e-mail: [email protected]
admin-c: IANA1-RIPE
tech-c: IANA1-RIPE
nic-hdl: IANA1-RIPE
remarks: For more information on IANA services
remarks: go to IANA web site at http://www.iana.org.
mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-MNT
changed: [email protected] 20010411
created: 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
last-modified: 2001-09-22T09:31:27Z
source: RIPE

EDIT: who is Pavel Malyavko?
 
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CoprophagousCop

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Here are some questions of curiosity for Jason or BRiT. As of writing this, there are 16,343 members at wtf.com. What percentage of these members have never logged back in after joining? What percentage of members have never posted? What percentage have never created a thread? What percentage have been banned?
 
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BRiT

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I dont have current stats, but previously we have had multiple purge waves. Our criteria then was not a single post and not been around for over 5 years. Its been 50,000 users or more if I recall correctly.
 

CoprophagousCop

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I suppose I should have been able to deduce that since the latest members have user IDs over 27,000 and there are currently 16,000 some members, that many member accounts have been deleted. I was just wondering how many slackers we have.

Also, what happened to members 2 through 4? Were they dead strippers?
 

Jason

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This site has had well over 65,000 members...

Some of the numbers/counters took a life of their own after our switch over 5-6 years ago from vBulletin software to XenForo.
 
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Sark

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This site has had well over 65,000 members...

Some of the numbers/counters took a life of their own after our switch over 5-6 years ago from vBulletin software to XenForo.
So what we're dealing with here is a self aware AI . . . ?
 
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CoprophagousCop

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What's up with www.ballsgohere.com? When I go there, I see the message "Site Suspended - This site has stepped out for a bit". Since this is where I put all my Random Pic Thread images, none of them are showing. I thought I read at one time that @MaxPower owned this site. Has he forgot to pay his dues?
 
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-=iNsANe=-ADJ

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What's up with www.ballsgohere.com? When I go there, I see the message "Site Suspended - This site has stepped out for a bit". Since this is where I put all my Random Pic Thread images, none of them are showing. I thought I read at one time that @MaxPower owned this site. Has he forgot to pay his dues?
Damn I had my balls there.
 

MaxPower

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What's up with www.ballsgohere.com? When I go there, I see the message "Site Suspended - This site has stepped out for a bit". Since this is where I put all my Random Pic Thread images, none of them are showing. I thought I read at one time that @MaxPower owned this site. Has he forgot to pay his dues?
Damn I had my balls there.
Not to worry. I'm upgrading my hosting...again. Due to the large amount of data, I've exceeded my storage quota. They have given me a grace period of a few days and I'll be migrating soon.