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Fake accounts warning

Some of you may be aware of some 'odd' accounts that have been created in the last few days, the most recent of which appears to be named Editor Bob which you may know as the username of our admin person at the local.

This one was clearly not he, and sent inflammatory (to say the least) PMs to several users, all of which have now been removed, as well as a fake posting in this forum area.

So please, if you see similar such activity, report the post ASAP and ignore its contents.

I know how this is being done and will try and work with the forum admin to ensure they close the loophole, as it were, but in the meantime please treat any messages, and the person behind them, with the contempt which they deserve.

And yes, despite an apparently amusing post which several members 'thanked', the PMs were nasty in the extreme, so please don't be fooled into thinking this is harmless fun.
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Old 17.08.2015, 21:25
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Re: Fake accounts warning

They may be able to create duplicate user-names but the creation date will be new, the post count will be low and the actual user-id (a number, shown in the URL when you look at their profile) higher than the original user.

A hack by a jealous person.
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Old 17.08.2015, 21:30
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They may be able to create duplicate user-names but the creation date will be new, the post count will be low and the actual user-id (a number, shown in the URL when you look at their profile) higher than the original user.

A hack by a jealous person.
Point of order for concerned folks - they're not actually duplicate user names, they just appear to be so. But yes, if you're not sure, those points will help you sort out the trash from the genuine.
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Old 17.08.2015, 21:49
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Point of order for concerned folks - they're not actually duplicate user names, they just appear to be so. But yes, if you're not sure, those points will help you sort out the trash from the genuine.
Not exact duplicates else the database would throw an error, but they look the same. I assume it's some unicode trickery.

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Oh I've learnt a new trick! Now I can insult people properly in future.
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Clever fᴜcker.
Phew! That puts me in the clear, then.
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Old 17.08.2015, 21:51
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Not exact duplicates else the database would throw an error, but they look the same. I assume it's some unicode trickery.

Clever fᴜcker.
If it is who I think it is, too clever for his own good, and too much time on his hands...
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It is who you think it is, and yeah, too much time on his hands. Not too many people to talk to where he is, I guess.
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Old 17.08.2015, 22:10
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Re: Fake accounts warning

The above account is fake. We all know the actual user-id is "20.12 metres".
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Old 17.08.2015, 22:21
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I feel almost sorry for the guy.

Wait......I don't.
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Old 17.08.2015, 22:27
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The above account is fake. We all know the actual user-id is "20.12 metres".
Especially since 8 August.

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Old 17.08.2015, 22:30
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It is who you think it is, and yeah, too much time on his hands. Not too many people to talk to where he is, I guess.
So it's LiB?

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or Lob?

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or Lob?


Not that sneaky bastard. He might be good at code but he is crap at football
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Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

On the 17-08-2015 at 08.15pm, Editor Bob posted a post. Which said the "Local" had been sold to the "DeVere Group". The post has since been closed and erased. If this is true?
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Re: Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

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Re: Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

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Old 18.08.2015, 09:28
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Re: Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

Thak you all. I can go back to sleep!!
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Old 18.08.2015, 09:30
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Re: Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

Lol, top trolling.
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Old 18.08.2015, 10:06
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Re: Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

OMG, there's an echo...

Re the sale of the Local, would be funny if true though!
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Re: Post from Editor Bob 17-08-2015 at 08.17pm?

I just received two automated Emails from Editor Bob and he had retitled a thread of mine regarding a redirecting to a games site. Is Bob genuine or am I being weirdly phished?
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