[HacktionLab] Anonymous survey tech?

naomi naomi at aktivix.org
Mon Dec 10 17:47:55 UTC 2018

Thanks Charlie

But it seems to me you'd have to store the IP in order to do that, as
you would have to compare the IP of each submission with the previous
ones in order to decide which integer to give it.

On 10/12/2018 17:16, Charlie Harvey wrote:

> On 10/12/2018 16:14, naomi wrote:
>> By order of the crown, or what? I made a suggestion that I thought was
>> useful, and no doubt you have good reason to disagree but it would help
>> if you offered some explanation - the thread is about learning, after all!
> Hi Naomi,
> Sorry - I didn't mean it like that.
> What it is is I can't see a reason to store people's IP/useragent/other
> browser characteristic whether hashed or not unless you want to use it.
> The only way I could think of to use it would be to ensure you could
> distinguish your participants.
> But that would be as easily achieved by assigning a simple integer to
> each response. That has the advantage of:
> * Being simpler (than hashing various things)
> * Not involving storing potentially identifiable metadata (albeit in an
> obfuscated fashion)
> * Being easier for humans to understand
> Cheers,
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