Callout for multiple sock puppets April 18, 2002 5:45 AM   Subscribe

I was searching for a thread that I knew MiguelCardoso had posted. To find it I did a search on his name (Miguel). Turns out he is a master of disguise with no fewer than three registrations.... Tsk Tsk Miguel...(or imposters)...
Is there some way of cleaning things like this up, so some sign-up space can be created for new users?
posted by Frasermoo to MetaFilter-Related at 5:45 AM (27 comments total)

It's not the number of registered users that causes new sign-ups to be shut off. It's the number of posts and amount of traffic. Cleaning up inactive accounts won't lighten the load.

Also, I'd be willing to be that the other Miguels are imposters.
posted by jpoulos at 6:04 AM on April 18, 2002

(1) Several of those are plainly not Miguel.

(2) Matt has said that he will (has?) open sign-ups. There is no space problem.

(3) Is this really a shout-out to Miguel in disgusie?
posted by Mid at 6:07 AM on April 18, 2002

His actual username doesn't even show up in that list, since, as I just discovered, the username search is case sensitive only if you use lower case; if you had used an upper case M you would have gotten his actual username in your return, plus all of the lower case Miguels. Just an interesting little tidbit ;)

I don't think Miguel would ever even dream of use a 1 in place of an L. Some of these are probably jokes (by other people), which never came to fruition, and Schweppes_Girl is his wife.
posted by iconomy at 6:07 AM on April 18, 2002

member since: September 3, 2001
MiguelCardoso has posted 86 links and 1611 comments to MetaFilter
and 53 threads and 1013 comments to MetaTalk

A man of awe-inspiring industry. Where is he, by the way?
posted by Grangousier at 6:41 AM on April 18, 2002

At Present: with Elvis.
posted by y2karl at 6:52 AM on April 18, 2002

I AM Miguel! Har Har Har!
posted by evanizer at 7:16 AM on April 18, 2002

Miguel is in my pocket.
posted by Spoon at 7:24 AM on April 18, 2002

Is that Miguel in your pocket?
Or are you just happy to see me?
posted by jpoulos at 8:02 AM on April 18, 2002

He is industrial, and that's what threw me. I checked a couple of posts and couldn't find any comments by him, so I had to do a user search.

Go figure.
posted by Frasermoo at 8:04 AM on April 18, 2002

dont look at me. i warned you'all about him. He posted something back..saying he was a jew AND zionist (go figure) but i was under the impression he was catholic.
posted by clavdivs at 8:26 AM on April 18, 2002

My only account is MiguelCardoso. By all accounts, it's more than enough. My wife's, which uses the same e-mail account is Schweppes Girl. The others are not my doing.

As for you, Frasermoo, you're my Searcher Of The Month. How many of these silly moos are you? ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:30 AM on April 18, 2002

So, how's E?
posted by y2karl at 8:36 AM on April 18, 2002

poor clavdivs, not catholic--ubiquitous.
posted by y2karl at 8:37 AM on April 18, 2002

I will cop to migue1cardoso. A stupid prank idea I quickly thought better of. I am such a luser.

posted by migue1cardoso at 8:42 AM on April 18, 2002

Don't you mean 1user ;)

posted by iconomy at 8:46 AM on April 18, 2002

Did I hear Miguel say
He was leaving here today
To take us to his mansion in the sky?
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:51 AM on April 18, 2002

there can be only one..........frasermoo.
posted by Frasermoo at 8:57 AM on April 18, 2002

*whistling furiously to redirect attention elsewhere*

Hey, did anybody see what Kottke just wrote about warblogs:

"So, what are the choices here? Either a) everyone with a weblog is a hawkish right-wing Westerner; b) only those webloggers who are hawkish right-wing Westerners can submit something for consideration; or c) I'm not getting a joke here. What seems like an opportunity to take a balanced, accurate snapshot of what people all across the Web were writing online at the time of the events of 9/11 has somehow turned into us vs them."

I agree. And I too like a Gershwin tune. And New York in June. What about you?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:02 AM on April 18, 2002

Miguel's such a good whistler


He's so dreeeeamy!
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:07 AM on April 18, 2002

I have a confession to make, I built MIguelCardoso in my laboratory as a scientific experiment.
Impressive ain't he?

now get over here, Miguel so I can change your batteries.
posted by jonmc at 9:10 AM on April 18, 2002

I knew I detected something familar....
posted by gleuschk at 9:20 AM on April 18, 2002

I think I've figured it out. Neither Miguel or Evan exist. They are Photoshop constructs as I have previously postulated. I'm also having trouble believing in Frasermoo's existence.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:21 AM on April 18, 2002

...i thought miguel once posted he was catholic, then saw the zionist reference and wondered about....things. thing was, i was going to e-mail miguel a happy easter...thing is, i sent the message to another friend by mistake. (not knowing how to send e-mail properly) the religion does not matter, consistency does. If Miguel has a few old avatars, ehhh. long as he doesnt have alot. Jonmc, Kaf is the BOT builder, Dong-resin holds the patent. the 'warning' is teasing, i'm very fond of Miguel.
posted by clavdivs at 10:27 AM on April 18, 2002

All your Miguels are belong to us.

*ducks for cover*
posted by me3dia at 12:06 PM on April 18, 2002

I thought I read somewhere Miguel was gay (?)
posted by Settle at 7:16 PM on April 18, 2002

What about you?

Begging sir's pardon, but that should be "How 'bout you?"
posted by kirkaracha at 10:00 PM on April 18, 2002

Thanks kirkaracha. Indeed it should.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:48 AM on April 19, 2002

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