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Title: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: SWadmin on May 06, 2010, 11:57:18 PM
Hey guys,

A lot of you sent me notifications about "I Am the Circle," who was spamming the forum. We've resolved the issue and I don't expect further problems. However, the account was not actually a spam account but a duplicate account created by a forum user. For future reference, you are only allowed to have one account for yourself, and we do track IP addresses so we can identify users with more than one account. We'll be adding this to the official forum rules as soon as possible.

Of course there may be issues like you signed up for an account a long time ago and forgot the username or whatever, and so you signed up for a different one, and now you have two. That is not a problem. The problem comes if you have two accounts that you are using simultaneously, ESPECIALLY if you're using one of your accounts to disrupt the forum. In the future, if we become aware of any such problems, a warning will be issued and the duplicate account deleted.

Thanks to everyone who flagged the spam posts! That's always the best way to let me know that something is going on so that I can take care of it immediately. :)

Feel free to post your thoughts or any questions on the matter in this thread, or send me a private message.

Thanks,
Admin
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: tridecagirl on May 07, 2010, 01:30:32 AM
Just curious... what was I Am the Circle doing and what constitutes as spam?
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Nina-Chan on May 07, 2010, 08:36:23 AM
Thank you!  ;D
I hope the member doesn't do that again.

Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Emma-la on May 07, 2010, 08:38:09 AM
Me too! I wonder what member it was...
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Nina-Chan on May 07, 2010, 08:40:44 AM
same
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: James-chan on May 07, 2010, 11:47:27 AM
yeah it was creepy
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Skylar-Wa on May 07, 2010, 01:30:10 PM
Just curious... what was I Am the Circle doing and what constitutes as spam?
on every thread he posted "i am the circle and the circle is me"
and after someone posted hed do it again and again and again...you get the point...


and thank you Admin!!! he was annoying me (and a lot of other people)
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on May 07, 2010, 10:38:03 PM
who was it tho?
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: bklvr!! on May 07, 2010, 10:38:21 PM
that was weird...
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Nina-Chan on May 07, 2010, 10:38:49 PM
yup
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on May 07, 2010, 11:11:13 PM
ok i think that the one suspect is this  adam simth cuz all these members emails have adam smith in then.


  weld123       Newbie 2010-02-07 0  
  kissing123       Newbie 2010-03-14 0  
  website123       Newbie 2010-02-25 0  
  kidschair123       Newbie 2010-02-25 0  
  StickWelder12       Newbie 2010-02-28 0  
  criminal123       Newbie 2010-02-07 0  
  immigration123       Newbie 2010-02-10 0  
  goldcoin33       Newbie 2010-03-13 0  
  bingo5       Newbie 2010-03-21 0  
  bingo6       Newbie 2010-03-09 0  
  bingobonuses1       Newbie 2010-03-26 0
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Nina-Chan on May 07, 2010, 11:27:51 PM
no the member posted before
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on May 07, 2010, 11:29:52 PM
well i still find it suspicous that adam smith as so may accounts.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: James-chan on May 08, 2010, 06:39:08 AM
true. let someone else report it.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on May 10, 2010, 07:46:12 AM
well i kinda already did.  :-X
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: hoverponies forever on May 10, 2010, 10:02:28 AM
good for you.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: James-chan on May 10, 2010, 10:42:17 AM
well i kinda already did.  :-X
oh ok then.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on May 10, 2010, 10:19:59 PM
was that a bad thing to do? cause i thought it was REALLY supicious.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Abbi4Raie-la on May 12, 2010, 12:47:26 AM
I wonder who it was. . . .altough I never even seen it.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: LoisFleem on May 12, 2010, 01:25:56 AM
ok i think that the one suspect is this  adam simth cuz all these members emails have adam smith in then.


  weld123       Newbie 2010-02-07 0  
  kissing123       Newbie 2010-03-14 0  
  website123       Newbie 2010-02-25 0  
  kidschair123       Newbie 2010-02-25 0  
  StickWelder12       Newbie 2010-02-28 0  
  criminal123       Newbie 2010-02-07 0  
  immigration123       Newbie 2010-02-10 0  
  goldcoin33       Newbie 2010-03-13 0  
  bingo5       Newbie 2010-03-21 0  
  bingo6       Newbie 2010-03-09 0  
  bingobonuses1       Newbie 2010-03-26 0



that is so weird
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: tridecagirl on May 12, 2010, 06:44:05 AM
Notice most have 123 after them, and some random word. Seems like a spamming account to me.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on May 12, 2010, 06:47:03 AM
IKR! well a dead one cuz they never made any post.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Team Toshi Banana on May 12, 2010, 11:00:57 AM
Or Adam Smith could just be a really popular name... no, I think its a spammer account.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: hoverponies forever on May 12, 2010, 11:05:48 AM
There can't be that many westerfans, all named adam smith, with that many really similar account names.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on May 12, 2010, 10:49:31 PM
IKR!!!!!!! unless there all siblings born at the same time with first and last name adam simth and only middle names?
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: LoisFleem on May 12, 2010, 11:53:18 PM
ha and they all love 123!
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on May 13, 2010, 02:11:46 AM
IKR!!!!! but how possible is that?
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: hoverponies forever on May 13, 2010, 08:41:08 AM
Did the administrator reply to your report?
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on May 13, 2010, 08:43:18 AM
Nope!
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: hoverponies forever on May 13, 2010, 08:45:44 AM
Then either they didn't think it was a legit report, or they will soon.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on May 13, 2010, 10:17:40 PM
Prob hope they do soon.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: LoisFleem on May 13, 2010, 11:59:48 PM
maybe if more than one person reports it?
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on May 14, 2010, 06:23:32 AM
I was thinking the same thing fleem.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: LoisFleem on May 18, 2010, 01:24:25 AM
ha well ill do it :)
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: James-chan on May 22, 2010, 10:55:25 AM
im in.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on May 23, 2010, 04:24:51 AM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: LoisFleem on June 03, 2010, 02:43:37 PM
did it happen?
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on June 06, 2010, 05:05:25 AM
nope.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: LoisFleem on June 06, 2010, 12:08:20 PM
ughz
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Nina-Chan on June 06, 2010, 12:21:12 PM
lol
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: hoverponies forever on June 06, 2010, 10:22:16 PM
Did what happen?
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: LoisFleem on June 07, 2010, 07:44:50 AM
a response
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on June 08, 2010, 12:30:22 AM
i guess he/she is not a threat to us.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: LoisFleem on June 08, 2010, 05:02:28 AM
true true
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on June 08, 2010, 05:02:59 AM
OH WELL!
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Lin Lin-chan on June 13, 2010, 06:51:40 AM
buuuuuut what about pplz who share a computer? if my sis became a westerfan, i guess we'd be in for some trouble. but then again, me and my sis are nothing alike.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Nina-Chan on June 13, 2010, 06:53:04 AM
different emails though
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Lin Lin-chan on June 13, 2010, 06:53:38 AM
oh, yeah, that's true.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on June 13, 2010, 06:54:23 AM
yeah.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: James-chan on July 04, 2010, 04:41:33 AM
truee...
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Abbi4Raie-la on July 14, 2010, 08:18:01 AM
yes so true
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Lin Lin-chan on July 14, 2010, 10:32:21 AM
but if me and my sister shared an email...
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: James-chan on July 14, 2010, 10:32:55 AM
probably wouldn't be a problem if you let the admins know.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Lin Lin-chan on July 14, 2010, 10:35:06 AM
yeah...
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2010, 05:20:42 AM
WTF? I just realized that you (Lin Lin) and another member (holywalrus2) have the exact same pics, and almost the exact same captions underneath, but you're under different accounts.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Dantzlert on December 16, 2010, 08:04:14 AM
Never noticed.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: James-chan on December 28, 2010, 04:41:51 AM
Hate that. Like this other website I like, there's two people- one's the great nice person, and the other one just causes problems.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: hoverponies forever on January 03, 2011, 02:59:45 PM
are you the second person, because I can picture that...
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: James-chan on January 05, 2011, 11:35:54 AM
no, i am not!
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: James-chan on January 05, 2011, 11:36:46 AM
to tell the truth, you're the one being overly rude since you came back...
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: hoverponies forever on January 05, 2011, 11:45:24 AM
it's in my nature
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Mara-la on January 06, 2011, 04:06:38 AM
oh good lord, at this restarts  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: hoverponies forever on January 09, 2011, 04:38:14 AM
what were you expecting?
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: hoverponies forever on April 01, 2011, 12:50:23 PM
stop it with the spam already, you weirdo!
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: holywalrus2 on April 02, 2011, 01:43:15 AM
I'm reporting him.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: PerfectPandas(: on April 03, 2011, 11:35:19 PM
I reported him too
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Mara-la on July 25, 2011, 11:29:07 PM
You know a duplicate account? "The Doctor" or whatever his name is now. He deletes and then comes back, and he's bothering a bunch of people, myself included, with his never ending lies.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: tridecagirl on July 26, 2011, 06:23:03 AM
So you just admitted it...

cuz she was talking about the Doctor, and you said we were talking about YOU...
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Beth-la on July 27, 2011, 03:58:46 AM
Alright...let's try to restore some peace, shall we? Look, no one really cares if you're the Doctor or not. Seriously, I don't give a crap who you are. If you're the Doctor, okay. If you're not the Doctor, okay. No one really cares about that part.

I think both sides need to chill. (I'm not taking sides in this fight <for once, ha> because I'm kind of sick of it)

Isaac, c'mon. Don't attack with personal issues. Even if they are wrong, who cares? Ignore them. Go about your business. They would stop if you would stop.

Deca, Mara. Let's try to see reason...I understand that you're mad, and you have every right to be mad. But why fight battles that aren't even worth fighting anymore? I understand he attacked you with personal issues, but that doesn't mean you have to respond to it, ya know? 

If you guys honestly can't get along, then stop it. Stop the fighting, please. If you just ignored each other, I think things would become a lot better...
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Beth-la on July 27, 2011, 04:06:11 AM
No problem...?

Hey, I never said my help was going to be welcome. But if someone doesn't at least try to stop this, I have a really bad feeling it will go on for a long time.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Volgers Moustache on July 27, 2011, 07:40:48 PM
:)
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Beth-la on July 28, 2011, 04:02:35 AM
That wasn't the point. And no duh. But okay.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Volgers Moustache on July 28, 2011, 10:27:21 AM
What wasn't the point?
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Beth-la on July 28, 2011, 10:59:28 AM
Woah...his post was deleted. He had posted something, but now you can't see it anymore. I was talking about something he had said.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Reenie-La on July 28, 2011, 11:01:48 AM
Woah...his post was deleted. He had posted something, but now you can't see it anymore. I was talking about something he had said.

Yeah, he got deleted and apparently so did all his posts.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Beth-la on July 28, 2011, 11:02:27 AM
Yeah, I knew that. I was just clarifying to VM that it wasn't directed at him.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Reenie-La on July 28, 2011, 11:05:50 AM
Lol~Okay :P
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Volgers Moustache on July 28, 2011, 11:50:35 AM
Oh ok :P I thought it was serious and I put a smiley face and you were like NO, i'm NOT HAPYY or something :P
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Beth-la on July 28, 2011, 12:13:05 PM
Haha :D
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Flashman on July 29, 2011, 03:34:18 AM
I MISS DOCTOR
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Beth-la on July 29, 2011, 06:05:38 AM
Alright...
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Yami on July 30, 2011, 01:23:17 AM
I MISS DOCTOR
That's nothing to tell a friend...
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Mara-la on July 30, 2011, 07:49:52 AM
No comment.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Reenie-La on July 31, 2011, 12:24:41 AM
Umm, guys...he's back...

Guest    10:15:32 AM    Viewing Yami Doctor's profile.

http://scottwesterfeld.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=38064

I thought he deleted. Again!
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Reenie-La on July 31, 2011, 12:26:20 AM
WHY CAN'T WE SEE MY ABOVE POST?!?

Anyway, Doc is back...

Guest    10:15:32 AM    Viewing Yami Doctor's profile.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: tridecagirl on July 31, 2011, 12:28:11 AM
WHY WON"T HE GO AWAY????????
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Reenie-La on July 31, 2011, 12:29:41 AM
I don't know, but he's got a profile and crap again!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: tridecagirl on July 31, 2011, 12:55:03 AM
You'd think he'd run out of emails.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Reenie-La on July 31, 2011, 01:07:28 AM
If he's like me he has 20...Lol~

I used them for Gaiaonline and nothing else though, haha :P
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on August 03, 2011, 12:58:08 PM
Wait... I thought guests couldn't view the forum anymore. Did I miss something?
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Flashman on August 03, 2011, 08:21:54 PM
WOW... just to stop the doctor.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: tridecagirl on August 04, 2011, 03:49:08 AM
Yeah. I hope he's happy he screwed everything up.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Flashman on August 04, 2011, 04:09:58 AM
I really dont understand why you hate him so.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: tridecagirl on August 04, 2011, 05:09:35 AM
I'm not getting into this again. He threatened me.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on August 04, 2011, 06:07:05 AM
But if the forum's closed to guests, why are there still guests??
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: tridecagirl on August 04, 2011, 06:37:42 AM
They can look at the registration page, I think, but that's it.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on August 04, 2011, 06:47:12 AM
Hmm... there's still stuff on the what people are doing thing saying guests are looking at topics....  ???
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Volgers Moustache on August 04, 2011, 05:11:08 PM
I really dont understand why you hate him so.

No one would want to answer that question.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Nightwatcher on November 27, 2013, 11:28:24 AM
Yeah. I hope he's happy he screwed everything up.
You're welcome to see...
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: DrunkTankWitch on November 27, 2013, 02:42:18 PM
if...I may...I feel like....we should let the doctor thing go...I know what happened, by the way, he told me all about it...and he's sorry. He knows that his actions and words were out of line, and likely frightened some people. But, personally, im a little astounded...I dont mean to sound insulting or antagonistic, but, is this entire site really so afraid of a single stranger, miles away, making unfulfillable threats? I think we should let it go...after all, to err is human...in any case, I really think we should put this all behind us, and move on to bigger things...(note: please dont take any of this to offense, it's simply a suggestion...and a bit of blind hope..)
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Volgers Moustache on February 27, 2014, 09:22:04 PM
if...I may...I feel like....we should let the doctor thing go...I know what happened, by the way, he told me all about it...and he's sorry. He knows that his actions and words were out of line, and likely frightened some people. But, personally, im a little astounded...I dont mean to sound insulting or antagonistic, but, is this entire site really so afraid of a single stranger, miles away, making unfulfillable threats? I think we should let it go...after all, to err is human...in any case, I really think we should put this all behind us, and move on to bigger things...(note: please dont take any of this to offense, it's simply a suggestion...and a bit of blind hope..)

We just don't want those sorts of people on this forum. We don't really care about the Doctor we care about people's atttudes on this forum and his was astoundingly bad. We're taking precautions.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Reenie-La on March 05, 2014, 09:31:36 AM
He's back. But I figure enough time has passed that it doesn't really matter anymore. Forgive and forget.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Lexa-Wa on March 06, 2014, 02:26:43 PM
The Doctor came back? But as who? And he's caused a lot of trouble Reenie. I mean... a lot
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on March 07, 2014, 12:56:57 AM
But he apologized and is far more respectful of others now.
He changed his username to sufferer Zero, I haven't seen him on in a few months.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Ceres on March 07, 2014, 10:51:42 AM
It's weird, he said he would never post again but Roses would but now she never posts and he sometimes does...

Well, I figure that you all shouldn't have to forget all the havoc he wreaked on here but don't mention it unless it becomes relevant again, let sleeping dogs lie. After all, if you stir poop all it does is stink.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Reenie-La on March 08, 2014, 02:28:42 AM
The Doctor came back? But as who? And he's caused a lot of trouble Reenie. I mean... a lot
Yeah, he was back for awhile under what name I can't remember. Surffer Zero I think it is
And believe me, I know how much trouble he caused, I was right in the middle of it ;c
But this time when he came back I just figured enough time had passed and didn't want to stir up what was in the past, ya know?
Anyway here is the topic where he says it:
http://scottwesterfeld.com/forum/index.php?topic=11686.msg1582843#msg1582843
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Lexa-Wa on March 08, 2014, 02:33:47 AM
Yes I remember that. We just need to watch it. A lot of people don't change.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on March 08, 2014, 02:42:41 AM
 He doesn' treally come on anymore so does it really matter?
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Reenie-La on March 08, 2014, 04:09:06 AM
That's true -- he hasn't logged on since the 12th -- so I don't think it matters much.
I don't care if he's around anyway, so long as everyone can stay cool.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on March 08, 2014, 04:23:40 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: Duplicate Accounts
Post by: Nina-Chan on March 10, 2014, 11:15:52 AM
I have been on this forum for 4 years and I really don't like seeing people who started crap coming back. The thing is that we don't know who any of the people on here are and the forum should be a space where no one is uncomfortable.
He probably got bored and stopped posting which I hope is the case.
If he ever decides to be a jerk to people again I'm fully prepared to go all timelord victorious on him.