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forging communications

Postby NJLonghorn » 14 Sep 2017, 22:16

Is there anything that would prohibit Player A from editing (or outright falsifying) a message that it received from Player B, then forwarding the edited/falsified message to player C? This seems to be within the spirit of the game, but I want to make sure I'm not overlooking something.

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Re: forging communications

Postby WHSeward » 14 Sep 2017, 22:30

It is not prohibited by either the rules of the game or the site.
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Re: forging communications

Postby V » 14 Sep 2017, 23:00

It is completely legal but...
Many folks take a dim view of receiving unedited messages from another player. Edited ones would be Diplomatic suicide in some cases, both with the recipient & the original sender when word gets around. High risk strategy had better have high reward to go with it:-)
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Re: forging communications

Postby WarSmith » 14 Sep 2017, 23:08

Happens all the time, nothing wrong with it.
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Re: forging communications

Postby WarSmith » 14 Sep 2017, 23:11

NJLonghorn wrote:Is there anything that would prohibit WarSmith from editing (or outright falsifying) a message that it received from NJLonghorn, then forwarding the edited/falsified message to player C because he is just so amazingly awesome and very handsome? This seems to be within the spirit of the game, but I want to make sure I'm not overlooking something.

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Seems legit to me.
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Re: forging communications

Postby Big Gun » 14 Sep 2017, 23:18

Forging is a harsh word. I prefer editing. It's another way to let those creative thoughts flow. In F2F play it happens all the time. He said this or that. How can you ever know its the truth if you weren't listening in on the conversation?

High risk? I don't think so. It's rare that a player will check back. After all, even if the alleged editing is real, how can you ever really know?

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Re: forging communications

Postby WarSmith » 14 Sep 2017, 23:20

Like he said "I'll juggernaught with you old chum" then proceeded to bounce the Black Sea forever?
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Re: forging communications

Postby Strategus » 14 Sep 2017, 23:27

Good to have you back in the fray old friend.

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Re: forging communications

Postby Big Gun » 15 Sep 2017, 00:18

I miss the beers and the banter too boys. Oxford was real
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Re: forging communications

Postby V » 15 Sep 2017, 00:52

I suggest there is a significant difference in falsely claiming someone said "something" as in the F2F mentioned, which of course happens all the time, & actually forging a document to provide supposed evidence supporting your false claim.

I certainly check back often if I observe the slightest hint that a claim is doubtful & I would have in my hands a very incriminating document to send back to the original sender (that feasibly I could also have edited of course).

My suggestion is that if total credibility is at stake (as a forgery will involve) then the false claim had better be worth the risk of multiple alienations. I'm not saying it's a wrong move, but maybe should be used with discretion & careful judgment.
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