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Offline carpet ride

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forum members - fakes
« on: November 27, 2014, 12:38:22 AM »

Are any mods actively trying to delete fake members?

I just looked up a fake that appeared months ago... GGellert, and it's still here

If not, I can see the positive in letting the forum member count increase, but the negative is it's not accurate for anyone trying to analyze the forum
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2014, 12:51:48 AM »
Mods can't delete user accounts AFAIK…
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2014, 03:08:33 AM »
Mods can't delete user accounts AFAIK…

Mods like me can not, but administrator like you can forbid any member posting.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2014, 03:14:59 AM »
If not, I can see the positive in letting the forum member count increase, but the negative is it's not accurate for anyone trying to analyze the forum
What does your forum analysis reveal?

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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2014, 03:33:11 AM »
If not, I can see the positive in letting the forum member count increase, but the negative is it's not accurate for anyone trying to analyze the forum
What does your forum analysis reveal?

Well, for one, our total membership count is not right

Is it possible to see the full list of user names @bitsapphire?
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2014, 04:00:26 AM »
Anyone can search through the whole member list. It seems pointless to try to beat sockpuppets though. I don't see what kind of analysis you could be doing that assumes you can effectively do this sort of de-duping.
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2014, 05:20:00 AM »
I suggest all accounts meeting one of the following to be removed:

-Have been registered for 3+ months and have not made a single post;

-Have only capital letters and numbers as account handle;

-Have 'bit' somewhere in their name;

-Their account starts with a [t]


Wait. What?
I did not thought out my last criteria...as I just killed my and toast's accounts.

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2014, 05:48:52 AM »
I suggest all accounts meeting one of the following to be removed:

-Have been registered for 3+ months and have not made a single post;

-Have only capital letters and numbers as account handle;

-Have 'bit' somewhere in their name;

-Their account starts with a [t]


Wait. What?
I did not thought out my last criteria...as I just killed my and toast's accounts.

you killed my account as well, thanks a lot tonyk2
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Offline abit

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2014, 07:39:55 AM »

I suggest all accounts meeting one of the following to be removed:

-Have been registered for 3+ months and have not made a single post;

-Have only capital letters and numbers as account handle;

-Have 'bit' somewhere in their name;

-Their account starts with a [t]


Wait. What?
I did not thought out my last criteria...as I just killed my and toast's accounts.
Hmm.. you mean you want to remove my account ? :P
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2014, 07:49:41 AM »

I suggest all accounts meeting one of the following to be removed:

-Have been registered for 3+ months and have not made a single post;

-Have only capital letters and numbers as account handle;

-Have 'bit' somewhere in their name;

-Their account starts with a [t]


Wait. What?
I did not thought out my last criteria...as I just killed my and toast's accounts.
Hmm.. you mean you want to remove my account ? :P

It is very personal - abit / bluebit/ happybit/ luckybit/ bitmeat/ bitmarket/ bitsharesmarket...
very much so....
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Exclude but not forgotten are forum members:
bit     
Bit JaZ   
bit-fish
bit.shares
Bit24.nl
bit4bit
bitandrew
bitAndy
BitAsset
bitbaby
bitbadger
BitBastard
Bitbird
bitbully
BitchCoin
bitcoin
Bitcoin3D
bitcoinadvisor
BitcoinAffiliate
bitcoinba
BitcoinBeeper
BitCoinBryce
bitcoincryptonews
bitcoincycles
bitcoiner
bitcoinerS
Bitcoinfan
bitcoining
bitcoinnoisseur
bitcoinpete
bitcointalk
bitcointhailand
bitcoin_man

bitcool
Bitcountant
Bitcross
Bitcz
bitdanner
bitder
bitdraw
Biteasy
bitegux
BiteLord
BitEnthusiast
bitex
BitFanatic
BITFISH
bitgao
BitGhana
bithustle
Bitkib
bitlantian
bitlarsa
bitLucas
BitMakler
bitmarket
Bitmaster
BitMatrix
bitmatt
bitmeat
bitminer9000
BitMinerN8
bitmonster

bitmont
BitMouse
BitNoob
bitriver
bitrose
bits
bitsaber
bitsapphire
bitsceptic
bitseed
bitsha256
BitShaper
bitshare
bitshare007777
bitsharem
bitsharero
bitshares
BitShares.com
bitsharesegregor
bitshareslover
BitSharesOG
bitSharesPR
bitsharesrussia
bitsharess
BitSharesSocial
bitsharestalk
bitsharesxnewb
bitsharesxthing19
BitShares_BTS
BitShare_Care_Bear

Bitshark
bitshirehashaway
Bitshiz
BitShores
Bitsman
bitsnowden
bitst
bitstone
Bitstrader
bitsurface
bitsx
bittalker
BittBurger
BitThink
bittick
Bitty
bitwiz
bitxbay
Bityogi
bityuan

And those are just the  bit*   s'
There are also   *bit*  s, but my python skills do not allow me to produce the list for those....
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2014, 10:49:12 AM »
Provide me a list i'll go over when get time to guess on weekend!
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2014, 11:45:17 AM »
Are any mods actively trying to delete fake members?

I just looked up a fake that appeared months ago... GGellert, and it's still here

If not, I can see the positive in letting the forum member count increase, but the negative is it's not accurate for anyone trying to analyze the forum

There are a lot of free-speech issues without a forum having sock puppets.  You have to be on top of kicking out the abusive ones.   It also enables scammers.  Those are the main downsides, but even scammers can make sock puppets when you try to get rid of them.

The upside is anyone can make another account and give a view from a different standpoint.  This can be used to manipulate people but it still allows maximal freedom in stating one's belief without repercussion.  Look at bitcointalk and how much it has flourished.  A lot of bad things have happened, but it has also been a huge site for innovation etc. 
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2014, 01:41:27 PM »
Are any mods actively trying to delete fake members?

I just looked up a fake that appeared months ago... GGellert, and it's still here

If not, I can see the positive in letting the forum member count increase, but the negative is it's not accurate for anyone trying to analyze the forum

There are a lot of free-speech issues without a forum having sock puppets.  You have to be on top of kicking out the abusive ones.   It also enables scammers.  Those are the main downsides, but even scammers can make sock puppets when you try to get rid of them.

The upside is anyone can make another account and give a view from a different standpoint.  This can be used to manipulate people but it still allows maximal freedom in stating one's belief without repercussion.  Look at bitcointalk and how much it has flourished.  A lot of bad things have happened, but it has also been a huge site for innovation etc.

I'm not so much referring to sock puppets as I am referring to robots like GGellert, view its profile and notice the outgoing link.  ... 

There are a lot of these, and I am asserting we are not really at 7900 members and Id like to know how many we really have


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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2014, 07:28:43 PM »
Provide me a list i'll go over when get time to guess on weekend!

Don't remove bitcoinerS he is valuable member of community  :)

 

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