Again, I can't seem to get a reply to an original post.
I am not Flexichick. I could tell you more about myself, but I don't really feel the need.
As for IP addresses, I don't know enough about them to be able to explain how they work or why.
However, I do know more than most people about privacy laws and any internet provider OR moderator who shares private information about users can easily be sued for invasion of privacy. You may want to tread a lot more carefully with whatever information you share about your users - correct or incorrect.