I just thought of something, and I'm not trying to be alarmist or anything, but if the feds wanted to get your IP address, it would be very easy. Basically, PM a member and include a remotely-hosted image that isn't shown anywhere else. Then just look in the log file of the server with the image for the IP address of the person who viewed that image, and now you've got the members IP addy. All the more reason to use a proxy. I doubt the govt would do it because they've got other shit to deal with, but if you're a big grower and you like to brag, just know that it's possible to get your IP address unless you never check your PMs.