Blue or grey ISP means?

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Since: Mar 10

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#1 May 13, 2010
Why are some ISP locations in blue, and others are grey? What does that mean?

I know that there is at least one person whose ISP location shows up in blue when he's signed in (registered) but when he signs out, his ISP location sort of "disappears" and just says "United States". Why does it do that?
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Columbus, OH

#2 Sep 23, 2012
DonArmes wrote:
Why are some ISP locations in blue, and others are grey? What does that mean?
I know that there is at least one person whose ISP location shows up in blue when he's signed in (registered) but when he signs out, his ISP location sort of "disappears" and just says "United States". Why does it do that?
That's something I've been wondering for some time now too. Not that these colors really matter. But I would like to know too. Maybe Topix should put it in their FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

I'm glad I found this thread. Was searching stuff about location change.

If my theory is correct. The blue look is the "default". The ISP (Internet Service Provider) location. The one that automatically shows without any manipulation on the part of the user. The faded grey/black look is the manipulation of location. Through a proxy server. Like entering a address and port number directly into the computer and configuring the browser. Like going through a proxy site. Like using a masking/hiding software. I'm only guessing and I could be wrong.

I never have done those things. Well, one time I went through a free proxy site. Think it was a free sample and they were trying to sell their services. Anyway, I went to Topix and couldn't post because the numbers wouldn't show.

But if the faded grey/black look is the manipulation of location. I would think that means that Topix KNOWS a location is being manipulated and therefore causes it to display in that color. So, that would mean that Topix is always one step ahead of all these wisenheimers that think they are being hot stuff in masking/hiding their post location display. Topix probaly has a very highly advanced IP detecion system that picks up on the real and the faked.

I have never heard of that though. A register user that is blue signed in but is faded grey/black signed out.

Oh. And the signed in (registered) poster who uses the "Location hidden" feature, like you are doing, also shows in a faded grey/black look too.

Just curious. What do you show default as a green without using the "Location hidden"? What do you show default as a grey?

Since: Sep 11

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#3 Dec 13, 2012
IT IS A FAQ wrote:
<quoted text>That's something I've been wondering for some time now too. Not that these colors really matter. But I would like to know too. Maybe Topix should put it in their FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

I'm glad I found this thread. Was searching stuff about location change.

If my theory is correct. The blue look is the "default". The ISP (Internet Service Provider) location. The one that automatically shows without any manipulation on the part of the user. The faded grey/black look is the manipulation of location. Through a proxy server. Like entering a address and port number directly into the computer and configuring the browser. Like going through a proxy site. Like using a masking/hiding software. I'm only guessing and I could be wrong.

I never have done those things. Well, one time I went through a free proxy site. Think it was a free sample and they were trying to sell their services. Anyway, I went to Topix and couldn't post because the numbers wouldn't show.

But if the faded grey/black look is the manipulation of location. I would think that means that Topix KNOWS a location is being manipulated and therefore causes it to display in that color. So, that would mean that Topix is always one step ahead of all these wisenheimers that think they are being hot stuff in masking/hiding their post location display. Topix probaly has a very highly advanced IP detecion system that picks up on the real and the faked.

I have never heard of that though. A register user that is blue signed in but is faded grey/black signed out.

Oh. And the signed in (registered) poster who uses the "Location hidden" feature, like you are doing, also shows in a faded grey/black look too.

Just curious. What do you show default as a green without using the "Location hidden"? What do you show default as a grey?
Well do u think anyone will ever answer?
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Columbus, OH

#4 Dec 20, 2012
YaHappyB wrote:
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Well do u think anyone will ever answer?
I'm beginning to think my posts and threads are being ignored because people have the false assumption that I may be a nutcase or a troll or a paid poster.

Hopefully someone will answee before 12/21/12. Might not be a internet after that date. The end date of the ancient Mayan stone calander? The 9 ancient Hopi Indian prophecies that must occur before our world's end and the beginning of a new one? The only one believed not to be fulfilled yet is the 9th sign of something that looks like a blue star falling. Blue? Hmmmmm. LOL!!!

I recently read that the grayed out look is due to a post location display not having a forum for that particular area. But St. Louis, Mo shows grayed out even though it has a forum. I also read that stuff like St. Louis, Mo may be that Topix just hasn't got around to making it blue.

Got any idea?

Since: Sep 11

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#5 Dec 20, 2012
IT IS A FAQ wrote:
<quoted text>I'm beginning to think my posts and threads are being ignored because people have the false assumption that I may be a nutcase or a troll or a paid poster.

Hopefully someone will answee before 12/21/12. Might not be a internet after that date. The end date of the ancient Mayan stone calander? The 9 ancient Hopi Indian prophecies that must occur before our world's end and the beginning of a new one? The only one believed not to be fulfilled yet is the 9th sign of something that looks like a blue star falling. Blue? Hmmmmm. LOL!!!

I recently read that the grayed out look is due to a post location display not having a forum for that particular area. But St. Louis, Mo shows grayed out even though it has a forum. I also read that stuff like St. Louis, Mo may be that Topix just hasn't got around to making it blue.

Got any idea?
Hey don't worry about 12/21/12. I don't believe the ancient Mayans accounted for all the lost days used up by the addition of LEAP year ;-)
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Columbus, OH

#6 Dec 22, 2012
YaHappyB wrote:
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Hey don't worry about 12/21/12. I don't believe the ancient Mayans accounted for all the lost days used up by the addition of LEAP year ;-)
12/22/12 and we're still here. You are, right? LOL!!!

They say the stone calander was made over 5,000 years ago. Their time keeping was different than ours. Wow! Add in those leap years of yours. What? Once every 4 years? And we still might have it coming in several years from now.

Pick a year. Any year.

But seriously. I think the Indian peoples were very smart and knew a lot about deep things. There may be something to it. I'm intrigued by the Hopi's 9 signs.

Hey, that's an interesting user name you have there. Creative.
:-)

Since: Sep 11

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#7 Dec 22, 2012
IT IS A FAQ wrote:
<quoted text>12/22/12 and we're still here. You are, right? LOL!!!

They say the stone calander was made over 5,000 years ago. Their time keeping was different than ours. Wow! Add in those leap years of yours. What? Once every 4 years? And we still might have it coming in several years from now.

Pick a year. Any year.

But seriously. I think the Indian peoples were very smart and knew a lot about deep things. There may be something to it. I'm intrigued by the Hopi's 9 signs.

Hey, that's an interesting user name you have there. Creative.
:-)
Haha. Naaaa....we should've all been gone July of 2011! Maybe I'll start watching the Indians instead???

Since: Sep 11

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#8 Dec 22, 2012
IT IS A FAQ wrote:
<quoted text>12/22/12 and we're still here. You are, right? LOL!!!

They say the stone calander was made over 5,000 years ago. Their time keeping was different than ours. Wow! Add in those leap years of yours. What? Once every 4 years? And we still might have it coming in several years from now.

Pick a year. Any year.

But seriously. I think the Indian peoples were very smart and knew a lot about deep things. There may be something to it. I'm intrigued by the Hopi's 9 signs.

Hey, that's an interesting user name you have there. Creative.
:-)
Oh thanks! Didn't see that last part. It's because I'm a happy B ;););)
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Columbus, OH

#9 Dec 29, 2012
YaHappyB wrote:
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Oh thanks! Didn't see that last part. It's because I'm a happy B ;););)
Ya must be a happy B because you know where the honey is.

Oh. When I said I think people might be ignoring my posts and threads I never meant to imply that I'm the one who started this thread. That's not me. I'm not even a green yet.

PURELYCANADIAN

Since: Jul 12

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#10 Apr 2, 2013
Grey, is a fake proxy. Meaning they could appear to be U.S., but actually be in China.

PURELYCANADIAN

Since: Jul 12

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#11 Apr 2, 2013
Unless you are in fact registered like me. I've chosen to hide my location. When you do this it is grey, otherwise, it will show in blue.

Since: Sep 11

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#12 Apr 8, 2013
I did find out that different browsers will hide your location. Like if u use topix app or safari on an iPhone, your address shows. However u can post from iPhone via Opera browser and it shows as "United States". Go figure ;)

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