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All about sockpuppets, privacy accounts, Brand New Day, and other multiple-mefi account things

Hey there! No big thing, but it's time for a general reminder post about what's okay and what's not with sockpuppets, alternate accounts, Brand New Days, and other multiple-accounts-related stuff on Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 12, 2012 - 177 comments

Disabled Contacts

7 people just removed me from their contact list! From beyond the MeFi grave! [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 13, 2012 - 81 comments

Another One Bites The Dust?

Forktine is gone? No! Why? Does anyone know what happened, or if he's coming back?
posted by newpotato on Jul 20, 2011 - 2 comments

Contacting the disabled

I should probably know this but if I ever did, I've forgotten, and I'm drawing a blank hunting around right now. Is there a way to MeMail someone who has disabled his/her account, or otherwise find useful contact info from their page? [more inside]
posted by Decani on Jul 4, 2011 - 14 comments

Don't do it Hermitosis

Metafilter is flirting with disaster. Just in case.
posted by Who_Am_I on Feb 14, 2009 - 26 comments

Mr. & Mrs. Mefiuser

Another Mr. and Mrs. shared account moment. [more inside]
posted by alms on Jan 10, 2009 - 5 comments

Happy fourth birthday!

Happy birthday to us - four years old today! [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Nov 17, 2008 - 94 comments

No one here but ghosts and odes to Dan Savage.

Disabled accounts show up in "nearby users." I clicked on this profile and then had to click on this username (because, WTF? Was santorum taken?). Well, to make matters slightly weirder, a search for santorum brings up the username and the user's "real" name, though it's no longer visible in the profile.
posted by desjardins on Oct 10, 2008 - 14 comments

reasons for leaving

Lately, I've noticed that quite a number of people whose presence I've enjoyed have disabled accounts. Are the majority of those people closing accounts leaving of their own accord?
posted by fake on Oct 3, 2008 - 138 comments

Numeristerical!

Are there any Mefi user accounts that have a coincidental (or intentional) relationship with their user number? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jul 19, 2008 - 117 comments

Wo bist du, Peter?

What happened to koeselitz? Come back! I always appreciate your intelligent, thoughtful, learned comments. [more inside]
posted by nasreddin on Feb 14, 2008 - 91 comments

I don't want to sign up for a youtube account

I don't want to sign up for a youtube account. [more inside]
posted by tkolar on Jan 20, 2008 - 83 comments

WTF, quonsar?

This account is disabled. What? When? Why?
posted by timeistight on Nov 23, 2007 - 465 comments

Greetings Card with Mefi gift

Reindeer filter: when giving someone a gift MetaFilter account, could it be possible to write a few lines to this person, like explaining what is Mefi, or why you give it now (best wishes, joining the fray, season's greetings, etc.)? It would help for performing "Santa's magical dance". Thanks.
posted by bru on Nov 3, 2007 - 5 comments

This account is differently-abled?

Hey, I see we now have a "This account is disabled" flag to slap on banned users' profiles. Any other additions along these lines?
posted by yhbc on Aug 30, 2007 - 103 comments

endWell?

Is it kosher to sell your MeFi account to someone else?
posted by nanojath on Mar 31, 2007 - 94 comments

Announcing: give a mefi account as a gift.

Currently in beta: give a mefi account as a gift. I think all the bugs have been worked out. You put in your friend's email, pay the five bucks, and they'll get an email letting them pick a username, password, and other details. If you try it out, let me know if you or your friend gets any errors.
posted by mathowie on Oct 26, 2006 - 37 comments

Possible to buy gift memberships?

Is it at all possible to buy gift MeFi memberships to others? Answers in comments, please.
posted by awenner on Oct 25, 2006 - 22 comments

how come people are always asking questions "for a friend"?

Ok, here's a question about AskMeFi questions: how come people are always asking questions "for a friend"? Is it that they are REALLY asking for themselves and pretending to ask on behalf of someone else? Or are people really that helpful? Am I a total jerk for thinking that if one of my friends wanted to post a question to AskMeFi I would tell them to create their own account, it's $5 for pete's sake? What piece of the puzzle am I missing here?!?
posted by elisabeth r on Jan 24, 2006 - 54 comments

I want to be able to ban myself from Metafilter temporarily.

I want to be able to ban myself from Metafilter temporarily.
posted by pracowity on Feb 8, 2005 - 60 comments

Does anyone want my account?

I never use this name/account, so I was wondering if anyone was interested in taking it over...
posted by wondergirl on Dec 15, 2004 - 69 comments

Can we open signups?

People on mefi are criticizing him and he can't respond here because he doesn't have an account.

While open season is closed, would an open-door policy for postees work?

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posted by Ogre Lawless on Apr 27, 2004 - 46 comments

Signups are closed; could we give our unused, inactive accounts to new members?

Bring out your dead! (more inside)
posted by cup on Nov 15, 2003 - 71 comments

I want to delete my account

in most communities, you can leave when you're ready to move on.
posted by patricking on Jul 31, 2003 - 216 comments

Was this account hijacked?

I'm having trouble reconciling this MetaTalk post with this user page and oh, this first comment and this later comment.
I'm thinking not the same person...

Hijacked account? somebody borrow mom's password?
posted by y2karl on Apr 4, 2003 - 26 comments

What's the opinion on selling-on user ID's?

What's the opinion on selling-on user ID's?
posted by Frasermoo on Mar 26, 2003 - 25 comments

Apology for someone using anothers account

When someone else uses your MeFi account to post a typo-riddled, incoherent, inflammatory comment, maybe the best way to repair the damage to one's reputation is to apologize upfront.

I'm sorry. [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit on Sep 25, 2002 - 27 comments

plastic - mefi exchange

Haven't yet registered at that other site? Plastic.com's own Carl Steadman is running a special promotional offer for MeFi addicts: sign up with your MeFi username and receive, for the low-low price of free, 10 karma and 10 mod points.

Now the question remains: What can Matt offer Plastic.com users in return? Perhaps registration itself is enough of an incentive.
posted by nathan_teske on Jul 15, 2002 - 49 comments

Sharing accounts

Now that it's becoming a trend (#1, #2, #3), does anyone else think publicly sharing accounts to circumvent site registration is a bad idea?
posted by rcade on Jan 3, 2002 - 34 comments

Matt asks for feedback on an abusive multi-account user

So the FreeSpeech guy came back today. For those that have never heard of him, he's also PrivateParts, RightWinger, and PatMcGroin among other accounts.

In the past, I've deleted his most inflammatory posts and banned his IP range and accounts. His real name is Mike Allen, and he works as a temp, so he gets a new IP range with every new job. I know he lives in LA, and I've been told he's a 36 year old guy that lives to fuck with chat rooms and message boards.

He contends that I'm a "self-righteous left wing politically correct little prick who cant take a fucking joke on your precious site" and that I'm a censorship nazi that can't handle his right wing views. He calls Aaron a pussy and claims that aaron is a moderate (I pointed out that there are non-abrasive right wing members of MetaFilter that never get banned).

His email is michaelpatrickallen@hotmail.com and I don't know what the fuck to do about him. I just told him to stop, but he basically told me to fuck off and he'd keep it up forever and that the site deserves to be torn down by him.

He's the user I always feared existed. The freak with unlimited time and not a care in the world, someone that would do anything in their power to destory whatever you've built. Someone that won't listen to reason, and doesn't care to debate anything.

What the fuck am I supposed to do? I'm tired of following around and picking up his messes these past few months, and I don't want give up and let him win, but what else is there to do?
posted by mathowie on Jun 13, 2001 - 70 comments

Multi-account MeFi abuser is back

If he hates MetaFilter so much, why does he keep this up?
posted by briank on May 15, 2001 - 49 comments

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