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129831 Another Go - Multiaccounts

Postby AnotherGoRound » 09 May 2017, 08:03

Please check out this game for a same player playing with multiple accounts. [redacted] I believe There is a chance that several of the countries are being played by one person.

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Re: 129831 Another Go - Multiaccounts

Postby JonS » 16 May 2017, 19:49

This report appears to be valid - key details redacted. Investigating.
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Re: 129831 Another Go - Multiaccounts

Postby JonS » 17 May 2017, 16:58

Okay. I'm still waiting for any of the affected accounts to respond to my emails, but given over 24 hours of silence I'm proceeding with taking action.

User(s) grapes123 and bananas123 are, shockingly, controlled by the same person. After grapes autosurrendered out of game 129831, the same user created the bananas account and picked up the surrendered position. This is a case of controlling multiple accounts, a violation of site rules. The second account, bananas123, has been closed and banned. The grapes123 account might be restored if the player ever responds. Otherwise it too will be banned.

And for a final twist - the enabler! Another player in the game, czar.nicholas, actually contacted the grapes123 player after his autosurrender outside of the game and encouraged him to create the second account to jump back in. This is (1) out of game communication, (2) encouraging another user to violate site rules, and (3) just super really dumb. I've temporarily disabled czar.nicholas's account until he responds with some sort of explanation. Once I hear back, will likely just suspend him for brief period of time. If I don't hear back from him, I'll add (4) ignoring moderators to the list above and likely boot him.

Yeesh.

Thanks to AnotherGoRound for a good report that led to this investigation.
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Re: 129831 Another Go - Multiaccounts

Postby gareth66 » 17 May 2017, 17:07

I love it the way these multiple account operators go to such great lengths to disguise the common operatorship of their accounts! ;)

Better keep an eye out for pineapple123 and gooseberry123! :)
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Re: 129831 Another Go - Multiaccounts

Postby JonS » 17 May 2017, 20:25

Okay.

Okay.

An update.

Here we go.

*long, exhausted exhale*

I posted the above report at 8:59 mountain time this morning, and took the administrative actions described at that time.

At 10:59, a new user joined playdip! tsar.nicholas. New user tsar.nicholas joined game 129831, replacing administratively surrendered czar.nicholas.

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Using my masterful powers and brilliant investigative genius, I decided to investigate this new user. You will be shocked - SHOCKED - to discover that this was a new account opened by the same user as czar.nicholas. The enabler! At least he not only talks the dumb cheating talk, but also walks the dumb cheating walk.

Actions taken: czar.nicholas permanently banned. tsar.nicholas permanently banned. His shared ip address permanently banned.

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Re: 129831 Another Go - Multiaccounts

Postby Alman » 17 May 2017, 22:51

Today my son is a man. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 129831 Another Go - Multiaccounts

Postby JonS » 18 May 2017, 18:02

Somehow, SOMEHOW, this one still isn't put to bed.

Still have heard no response from Grapes123 or Bananas213, so both accounts permanently banned.

Instead, that same user created a third account, spring.angie, and picked up the SAME SURRENDERED ITALY POSITION in game 129831.

That's not all! tsar.nicholas is also back, also as France. Now as apollo9622. How committed are these guys to this one game? It's not that good of a game!

Both banned, in every way possible. They and their computers are now under active surveillance and I will continue to update as they keep crawling back.

Next violation I will hire someone to go to their home, stand over them 24 hours a day, and slap them in the mouth if they start typing www.playdiplomacy.com into their browser.

Please stop. My heart is tired.
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Re: 129831 Another Go - Multiaccounts

Postby gareth66 » 18 May 2017, 21:41

Now permabanned. You can rest easy Jon!
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