I often have visit from country like Ukrain (sorry if spelled wrong, english isn’t my first language) or anything wich are in fact visit from the very same ISP than i’m currently using.
I never said Google IP or Microsoft one or IP of the University of Montreal arent statics ones.
I never said that ISP arent tracking who was on a perticular IP at one time.
I said that using IP to block visitor from a site for a long period period of time isn’t really doing any good.
Yes, having the possibility to associate Google’s IP, or any compagny, to a string containing it name and that Piwik would show that string beside the IP or instead of it, would be a nice feature.
Especially if a list of known IPs would comme with the software like there is a list of search engines.
What i still say is that you can’t expect IP assigned to normal resident (not compagnies) to stay the same indefinitly and on top of that, you can’t know when a change is happenning. (The method you’re describing for getting a new IP isn’t all necessary; a single button press on my modem and it’s done.)
So, yes, if someone who know PHP coding better than me is willing to invest his own free time in developping a plugin for this feature, then nothing should be holding him. Any good feature addition is a good thing.
But i dont think this feature should be more important than what Piwik main devs have already given a high priority on their roadmap at dev.piwik.org. Or at least, not until one of them say out loud that they find this feature to be an important one.
On thing here that people should keep on mind is that Piwik is not used only by managers of big sites and big compagnies. I’m only a regular guy with a few sites that get less than an hundred page view per day. In fact, most of my sites got 0 visits per day currenty. I dont post links to them all over the Internet…
So maybe you could say that i dont need that feature. That’s why it should be a plugin.
On my part i’ve comes to not even care when Piwik report wrong country because that it not relevant data for me. I use Piwik to know wich keywords combination bring people to my sites and wich pages they visit, wich files they download, wich external link they click, etc.
For me Piwik is simply a way to get back some motivation to resume work on my “personnals” websites.
Some sorry if my comments on this topic is getting you mad, i will try to not post again since you seems to feel that my comments arent welcomed.