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Show me an example.  I pulled up your username...

 

https://testmy.net/quickstats/JoesGuy

 

and found

 

https://testmy.net/compID/104724742510

 

this is the only one I see and I don't see any other usernames besides JoseGuy.

 

Sometimes if your ISP runs you on a proxy you may see other users who are also detected under the same proxy.  This circumstance is a good reason to always use your sign in here.  Your stats while logged in will be associated with your username instead of connection ID (which is resolved by your detected IP address).  If your address changes frequently that's another great reason to use your signin.

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Ah, I see. Well I've only been able to dig up one instance where another username popped up, but I also often get reports from Apple and android devices, of which I have none. I also don't have a Wi-Fi connection, which is why this seemed somewhat odd.Ly0D1Xf.jpg

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...but I also often get reports from Apple and android devices, of which I have none.

 

That column of information in the databases is far from perfect.  To convert the databases over to a form that would fix those issues is a very time consuming process.  Eventually, I'll fix it.  The deal is, the master databases are massive.  Instead of modifying the table structure, which would have resulted in down time, I instead programmed a single field to accept multiple types of entries.  Depending on how the string starts, ends or patterns within.  It was a solution at the time but it has limitations... some data entered within can confuse it and it will falsely output an identifier.  Weakness in the program I'm sure, it was written a long time ago, sure it could use a lot of improvement.  But instead I'm going to re-construct the database structure the right way and do away with the over complication.  A task that may take hundreds of man hours to do right.  

 

Hindsight is 20/20.  Not enough foresight always costs you time in the long term.

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