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 101 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:55:46 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
I post from school sometimes, but only one other troper (Beatles) attends my school.

And Landy and wanna certainly do not. I was under the impression wanna didn't even live in the United States.

The only thing I can think of would be when I was using my mom's phone to connect to the internet awhile back. But that was almost a month ago now, would it still register us as being in the same place?

edited 9th Dec '10 1:56:34 PM by SpainSun

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
 102 Deboss, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:57:01 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I don't think I have more than three sock puppets but I can only remember one off the top of my head, double checking to be sure.
 103 Central Avenue, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:57:58 PM from Central Ohio
Her Royal Highness
Will the fact that I regularly post from two or three different locations (home and school, and a cell phone in the near future) negatively impact me at all?
Co-founder of Heapers' Hangout. Loves Anonymous User.
 104 Tzetze, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:58:00 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
How very provoking. I bet the number of people with IP issues and mega multiple sockpuppet accounts is statistically pretty minor. Less than 5% of users.

Well, it's a large enough proportion to get five pages of worrying.
 105 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:59:01 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
How very provoking. I bet the number of people with IP issues and mega multiple sockpuppet accounts is statistically pretty minor. Less than 5% of users.

Well how nice. But that doesn't help me any!
I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
 106 blackcat, Thu, 9th Dec '10 1:59:02 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
grin I like how my title got into the quote.

What I'm getting at is that the worrying may be just a bit over the top. The mods are reasonable people who are also human and may occasionally make mistakes. Not single minded mecha programmed to destroy all that cross their paths.

edited 9th Dec '10 2:01:24 PM by blackcat

Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
 107 Tzetze, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:01:00 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Huh, whoops. That has to do with the tables or something /irrelevant
...Go on then, not high priority but it might as well do well to check how many sockpuppets are linked to my account.

Also, a couple of questions:

1. When will the autoban system take effect? 2. If a troper deletes a sockpuppet identity, what happens to posts made under that sockpuppet?

Thank you.

 109 Darxzero, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:03:33 PM from The Mansion
Black Inches
^ I've deleted two sockpuppets, and their posts still exist.
 110 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:03:48 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
What I'm getting at is that the worrying may be just a bit over the top. The mods are reasonable people who are also human and may occasionally make mistakes. Not single minded mecha programmed to destroy all that cross their paths.

I have not thusfar been given anything close to a reason to believe that my account will still be here tomorrow.
I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
 111 blackcat, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:04:45 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Why would your account not be here tomorrow?
Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
 112 Ironeye, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:05:03 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
@Spain: Because we don't ban people for irrational worrying.

edited 9th Dec '10 2:05:29 PM by Ironeye

I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
 113 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:06:16 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Why would your account not be here tomorrow?

There are 11 accounts on my IP address, despite me deleting all of those that were sockpuppets.

Because we don't ban people for irrational worry.

So I'm not in trouble?
I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
 114 Ironeye, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:07:38 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
It means that we won't implement the tool until we discover how to deal with cases like yours.
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
 115 Mr AHR, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:07:51 PM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
So, due to the IP overlap and it being a new rule, any chance of auto-pms for anyone with ten plus sockpuppets?
 116 blackcat, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:10:23 PM Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
[lol]

Spainy I am not laughing at your angst, I am laughing at Ironeye. I know this place is important to you.
Love extends the boundaries of what people can accept, but don't depend on it.
 117 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:10:52 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
It means that we won't implement the tool until we discover how to deal with cases like yours.

Well....

No offense, but that doesn't really answer my questions; I feel like I've not been clear, so in order they are—

  • If I delete an account, do I no longer have to worry about it counting towards the total of ten?
  • Is there any way to axe accounts I have no access to?
  • If (for some reason) the account number remains over the limit, will I be banned?

Or do we not know the answers to these yet?

Spainy I am not laughing at your angst, I am laughing at Ironeye. I know this place is important to you.

Very much so.

I'm probably worrying over nothing, but I'm having trouble understanding things here, and that makes me worry.

edited 9th Dec '10 2:12:03 PM by SpainSun

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
 118 Tzetze, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:13:46 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Oh, is this more long-term than I thought? Good.
 119 Ironeye, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:15:04 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
  • Deleted accounts are deleted.  *
  • In a general sense? No, because then you could axe accounts that were never yours. With regards to sock-puppets you forgot the password to, we're working on that.
  • The tool does not feel. It cannot be reasoned with. It will destroy you. Though, seriously, see my earlier post about us not unleashing the tool too early.
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
dense
So far I have decided to get rid of A Name With Spaces and Big The Cat.

They'll be gone soon.

I have to decide the others.

OK, those have been axed.

edited 9th Dec '10 2:19:04 PM by AnonymousUser

act a fool | I love you, Central Avenue.
 121 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:17:08 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Ironeye: Okay, so I had 11 on my IP and deleted four (five? I've lost track) that were sockpuppets of mine bringing the total under 10. So I assume I am in the safe zone for now, but what if more people in my IP range join the site?

edited 9th Dec '10 2:18:22 PM by SpainSun

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
 122 Marioguy 128, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:18:19 PM from various galaxies
Geomancer
[up]Axe more sockpuppets.
You got some dirt on you. Here's some more!
 123 dmboogie, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:19:14 PM from Snow Country, USA Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Phones
...Shoot. I've forgotten the passwords for about three of my puppets. D:

I'll get rid of the one I remember and never use, though.

edited 9th Dec '10 2:19:28 PM by dmboogie

"The world ends with you. If you want to enjoy life, expand your world. You gotta push your horizons out as far as they'll go."
Might it be possible to set the system up so that it merely informs the mods when a violation occurs? Then they could figure out what's going on before taking action.
 125 Span Sun, Thu, 9th Dec '10 2:19:48 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
The other ones aren't mine, or I don't have access to them.

Three are legitimate tropers (Landy, wanna, and Beatles), one I don't know what it is (the handle is just a bunch of characters) one was a test handle I made to see if Russian letters could be put in handles (they can't) and one is a sockpuppet, I lost the password to both of the latter (Spi Su and Grandmaster Flash, respectively).
I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
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