Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 59 users online :: 5 registered, 0 hidden and 54 guests


Most users ever online was 218 on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

legality stuff... kinda

Comments, Suggestions, Questions, anything to do with the website or community it's self. This is a place to express thoughts about making this community better.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

legality stuff... kinda

Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:25 am

i was just wondering if anyone knows if anyone has been caught because of something they have posted on this sight, eg. i live in AU and have posted multiple combustion, air and hybrid guns on this site all of which are illegal here in AU (just add i have not done nor intend to use any such thing for anything other than target shooting) and am wondering if it is possible that i could be tracked via this site?
im not saying that i am worried about posting on this site i think its great but i just thought i would ask
thanks you
  • 0

User avatar
ilovefire
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 511
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 6:48 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:40 am

Nope...nothing, and I do stuff (that isn't spudguns) that would draw a lot more attention than firing an underpowered gun in the middle of town...A skull-$#%&ing boom and cloud visible everywhere should attract more attention than guns. My town has a population of 329, so there would be no mistaking where it comes from..
  • 0

PimpAssasinG wrote:no im strong but you are a fat gay mother sucker that gets raped by black man for fun
User avatar
inonickname
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 2606
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:27 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:42 am

inonickname wrote:My town has a population of 329


How big was the population when you first discovered spudfiles :D
  • 0

User avatar
jackssmirkingrevenge
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 24225
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:28 pm
Country: Holy See (Vatican City State) (va)
Reputation: 66

Unread postAuthor: lozz08 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:12 am

If the site became of interest to police then, sure, they could track your ip adress. And if they have your IP adress then they know your internet service provider.

From here it gets annoying for them because they would have to get all kinds of legal permits to force your ISP to reveal your identity. Cops are lazy. I know. A family member is one.

I'm not saying it will never happen but the fact is the AU police force have their hands very full and it would have to become a priority for them to go to the lengths of tracking you. If they ever do then I know I'm f#!$ed lol.
  • 0

User avatar
lozz08
2nd Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
 
Posts: 239
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:33 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:39 am

I get recognized from time to time since my little launcher was featured on Makezine.

Due to the nature of the ammo, I have had no problems shooting in town,
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/07/powerful_air-powered_marshmallow_ca.html
  • 0

Last edited by Technician1002 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:41 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Technician1002
Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff
 
Posts: 5190
Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:10 am
Reputation: 14

Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:41 am

First they would have to force PCguy to reveal your IP. That's why I feel safer when posting stuff on an american site. The police would have to contact the police in the US, then they would have to get the IP address and send it back.
  • 0

Children are the future

unless we stop them now
User avatar
POLAND_SPUD
Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff
 
Posts: 5405
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:43 pm
Country: Israel (il)
Reputation: 10

Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:41 am

well thank you, that dose make me fell a lot better
  • 0

User avatar
ilovefire
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 511
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 6:48 am
Reputation: 0

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:46 am

Poland, I kind of doubt that would be neccessary. I'm sure they have ways of getting it via other means. And they don't even need your IP... As anonymous as I try to be, I can almost guarantee that I've let out information here and there so it would be easy to figure out my rough whereabouts. Hell, some people already know both my real identity and this pseudonym, so I hardly keep my identity a secret. I just don't shout it out for the world to see.

The simple things to keep in mind are that the police simply don't care about tracking down some kid they saw on the internet with a spudgun... You'd have to be pretty unbelievably stupid and malicious with it to cause them to waste the resources on you.

This is why I basically participate in the forum but don't really build anything anymore (or at least, don't build anything that I don't completely dismantle again once I've tried what I wanted to try). It keeps anyone from ever having any reason to bother giving me any trouble.
  • 0

I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.
Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.

Add me on msn!!! insomniac-55@hotmail.com
User avatar
Insomniac
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1297
Joined: Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:47 pm
Location: Australia
Country: Australia (au)
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:46 pm

yes well i dont plan on making any trouble with it so i think i should be fine! thanks again
  • 0

User avatar
ilovefire
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 511
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 6:48 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:42 am

POLAND_SPUD wrote:First they would have to force PCguy to reveal your IP. That's why I feel safer when posting stuff on an american site. The police would have to contact the police in the US, then they would have to get the IP address and send it back.


As noted, they would have to go through me first, and I wouldn't give up any kind of information unless I absolutely HAD to. It's never happened before, ever.
  • 0

Yes, I am the guy that owns & operates SpudFiles (along with our extremely helpful moderators).
User avatar
PCGUY
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1576
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:54 pm
Location: Illinois
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 19

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:18 am

PCGUY wrote:It's never happened before, ever.


That's good to know :) but what about youtube accounts, would a large corporation be more likely to give out such information, because if so it's a potential back door to identify and locate spudfiles members, and certainly many people have been arrested after incriminating themselves on youtube, facebook etc.
  • 0

User avatar
jackssmirkingrevenge
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 24225
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:28 pm
Country: Holy See (Vatican City State) (va)
Reputation: 66

Unread postAuthor: DYI » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:16 am

yes well i dont plan on making any trouble with it so i think i should be fine! thanks again



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  • 0

Spudfiles' resident expert on all things that sail through the air at improbable speeds, trailing an incandescent wake of ionized air, dissociated polymers and metal oxides.
User avatar
DYI
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 2861
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:18 pm
Location: The People's Republic of Canuckistan
Country: Turks and Caicos Islands (tc)
Reputation: 9

Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:56 pm

note to self: dont ever annoy PCGUY :D
also i have a youtube account with all my stuff on it so this site is the least of my worries :?
  • 0

User avatar
ilovefire
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 511
Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 6:48 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:05 pm

Whats that DYI? :P


don't worry bout it.
  • 0

User avatar
rp181
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1090
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:47 pm
Reputation: 0

Return to Website Discussion

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'