Internet Brands’ QA Team Reveals Customer IP Addresses

vBulletin 5 Connect is almost here, and the IB QA team is busily trying to set up a test environment up at, using data imported from the production/live forum installation.

Problem is, they didn’t think to password protect the forum, and a good number of posts in the forums have debug information attached to each one, including the poster’s IP address. The main forum page also lists a startling 307 database queries in its debug information.

I found this site when going through my own servers logs. There was an entry to an image I referenced on, and the post that this image referenced was was imported into

The site now redirects to, and my thread was locked for bringing attention to it. In the past. they’ve locked threads referencing Even when it was found that the main “forums” link on was directing to this test site for a short period of time, without any explanation.

Silly IB. I’m sure they’ll come up with a good excuse for it. Sounds like the vBulletin 5 Connect testing is almost ready to be launched on!

Hopefully they leave debug off.