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The wikia I operate is closely tied to an online game. They've made it known that if someone vandalises the wikia, they would like me to give them an IP address so they can compare it against their user lists and block the offender from chat within the game (typically, for 24 hours on first offence, but with repeat offenses resulting in a possible game ban). This system has worked nicely, as long as I could see the IP address. Is there a way for me to find the IP address on a user that has registered a name on the Wikia that I'm a Bureaucrat/Admin for?

Thanks for your time.

Deadguy71 (Talk) (Gunshine Bureaucrat/Admin) 13:28, March 1, 2012 (UTC)

Unfortunately, this is a task only staff and VSTF can perform. --Dser (wall | email) 13:33, 3/1/2012
To clarify, you can send in a "CheckUser request" to Special:Contact, requesting these kinds of things. 1358 (Talk) 14:18, March 1, 2012 (UTC)
The IP address of a logged in user is considered private information, and so it's not normally revealed. Whilst you might be able to get an exception from staff for this, I would doubt it. The best thing to do would be to explain the relationship in a contact request to staff -- RandomTime 15:28, March 1, 2012 (UTC)
I have the problem reversed, I am trying to figure out whether an ip address person has an username because a lot of vandalism on my wiki is ip based and one of them probably has an account. 123chess456 12:10, March 22, 2012 (UTC)
You can contact Wikia staff and ask if they can make the connection. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 23 Mar 2012 1:52 PM Pacific

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