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Re: Questionable New Member

Postby MoapaPk » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:28 am

SoCalHiker wrote:
MoapaPk wrote:Man, I missed that story. That was the surfer dude on Hawaii, right? What happened here?


The thread has been deleted. It was just a prank by someone who claimed to be the Jack Johnson surfer/musician, and was trying to see how many folks s/he could catch in the trolling nets.

My point is that if the phony user links to a famous person's website, it is usually pretty easy to get the webmaster of that site to verify/deny the claim. The PR people are very concerned about image and possible ID theft for nefarious reasons, so they won't let this stuff go long. In some cases they try to track the claimant back to the originating IP address.
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Re: Questionable New Member

Postby Bob Sihler » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:27 am

I deleted the thread and the user. For a moment, I considered leaving both as examples of the sad fawning some SP members made over this "celebrity," but I didn't want to expose SP to any copyright issues.

But it was funny to read the hero-worship while it lasted!
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Re: Questionable New Member

Postby mrchad9 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:50 am

Bob Sihler wrote:examples of the sad fawning some SP members made over this "celebrity," ......

But it was funny to read the hero-worship while it lasted!

Absolutely!!!
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Re: Questionable New Member

Postby MarkDidier » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:44 pm

Glad I missed that one. I would have had to send Jack a PM to let him know how much his music bores me. :lol: But I'm sure I'm in the minority on that one. :wink:
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Re: Questionable New Member

Postby Arthur Digbee » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:01 pm

MarkDidier wrote:I would have had to send Jack a PM to let him know how much his music bores me. :lol: But I'm sure I'm in the minority on that one.

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Re: Questionable New Member

Postby Proterra » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:32 pm

Wouldn't be surprised if someone gets a request to transfer $xxxx to a certain bank account number in Nigeria soon for whatever reason...

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Re: Questionable New Member

Postby Bob Sihler » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:39 am

Proterra wrote:Wouldn't be surprised if someone gets a request to transfer $xxxx to a certain bank account number in Nigeria soon for whatever reason...

Rossy GGG

Don't know many respectable women who would add "GGG" to their name...


Beside of English and that is my native languages, I speak English fluent.
:lol:

Interesting that someone from Florida has an IP address from Senegal. :?
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Re: Questionable New Member

Postby EricChu » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:01 pm

Here's another one for you: http://www.summitpost.org/users/troll-patrol/24639

Never leave without your troll spray!! :D

Although, judging by the info on his profile, he's not that new a member...
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Re: Questionable New Member

Postby JasonH » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:11 pm

EricChu wrote:Here's another one for you: http://www.summitpost.org/users/troll-patrol/24639

Never leave without your troll spray!! :D

Although, judging by the info on his profile, he's not that new a member...


It's just an avatar for the elves to use to zap trolls with out any harassment. I have no idea when it was last used.
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Re: Questionable New Member

Postby Josh Lewis » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:13 pm

If I'm not mistaken you cannot sign up for sp with a username with spaces, so the admins would have to actually have changed the profile before.
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