I spent a good portion of last week developing a Wikipedia Web page for Dig. It’s a simple, informative Web page that tells the background of Dig and aids search engines in finding Dig BMX on the Web. Plus, I just thought it was cool.
Woke up this morning to find that it was vandalized. Some idiot wrote all this stuff about us being gay, being idiots, how the mag sucked, etc, etc. So I took some time and explored the history of the edits on the Dig BMX Wikipedia page, and found an IP address that had made all the changes.
Then, using my handy dandy Google window, I googled “IP Trace,” and within half a second, a Web site came up that did IP Traces for free. I tested it on mine, and sure enough, it gave me a satellite photo of my house in West New York, NJ. Then I entered the Wikipedia vandal’s IP address, and it came up “City of London.” After zooming in, I had a street address (which is supposed to be within one block’s worth of accuracy.) Whomever was vandalizing the Dig Wikipedia page, well, I now know that they live on or about Lambeth Palace Rd, near Westminster Bridge Rd in London, England. Anyways, if you’re a blogger and you come across this IP address (188.8.131.52), that’s your culprit, hiding behind a shadow of a ball-less person somewhere in London.
I guess the lesson for the day is that you can’t really get away with anything on the Internet anymore, no matter how idiotic you plan on being.
Here’s the idiot’s vandalizing contributions to the Dig Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/184.108.40.206
Here’s the Dig Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig_BMX
And here’s the IP Trace Web site: http://www.ip-adress.com
Have a good day.
Forgot this: new Defgrip feature.