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  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Friday March 17 2023, @06:22AM (16 children)

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Friday March 17 2023, @06:22AM (#1296646) Journal

    You have created another account - you can only have one account. But you already know this.....

    Complaining in other threads is off-topic and unacceptable, and you have chosen to comment in the Poll simply because it gets your complaint on 'the front page'. If you have an objection then send me an email. In this account's short'ish life it has have received 7 temporary bans for unacceptable behaviour. Your karma is sitting at -18.

    We know who is behind the account. You explained your username when you first created the parent account (William Bellum), complete with the Latin derivation of your adopted surname. This account was created when your previous sock puppet account was compromised by yourself and therefore banned.

    Starting Score:    1  point
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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 17 2023, @10:14PM (13 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 17 2023, @10:14PM (#1296760)

    To whom do you address these remarks, janrinok? Seven bans? -18 means two Spam mods, at least, to counter positive moderation. Looks like Battling Bil is fighting the loosing battle for the soul of SoylentNews! Ides of March, eh? Funny how all these things work out. I wounder who janrinok thinks he is talking to.

    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Saturday March 18 2023, @05:16AM (12 children)

      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday March 18 2023, @05:16AM (#1296813) Journal

      It doesn't matter who you are - if you are abusing the site the account will receive temporary bans. If your account receives spam moderations then it will lose karma. If you have more than one account then some of them will be closed. I have closed a sock puppet account, not a person. You still have an account.

      "...Ides of March, ...soul of SoylentNews"

      Did you copy this response from the one you made at this time last year?

      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 18 2023, @07:52PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 18 2023, @07:52PM (#1296935)

        Funny how abusing janrinok is equivalent to abusing the site. Is the assimilation total and complete?

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 19 2023, @02:56AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 19 2023, @02:56AM (#1296993)

          Resistance is fusty.

        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 21 2023, @08:06AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 21 2023, @08:06AM (#1297369)

          Janrinok is SoylentNews, at this point? Chromas keeps his usual low profile as a far right 3% Washington State resident from Idaho. MartyB has discovered the better part of valor. Mighty Buzzard proved to be less than able to receive downmods for racism. And khallow and Runaway are still here, at janrinok's invitation and protection. Spam mod for this is anticipated. Such as it ever was.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 28 2023, @07:22AM (8 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 28 2023, @07:22AM (#1298450)

        As a normal soylentil, I am curious as to what the new account billbellum has allegedly moved to. Can you give us a username, janrinok, or is this more of your dissembulation? Perhaps is it is not the same user at all, but only one that your paranoid delusion leads you to believe is one and the same aristarchus, (who should not be named). I, for one, do not welcome our SoylentNews Overlords, since they seem to be dumb.

        • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday March 28 2023, @08:14AM (7 children)

          by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday March 28 2023, @08:14AM (#1298456) Journal

          billbellum explained the derivation of his name and who he was when he created his account on the 25 September 2022. He explained that the 'bellum' part of his name was a specific case of the Latin word for war, and that he was at 'war' with Soylentnews.

          His next account was bellbillum - not to difficult to identify that one either, it it? This is part of a usual routine where an individual tries to create several sock puppets, build up their karma, and then use them to upvote extreme or abusive AC posts (which they have usually made themselves using a different account) in order for them to require more negative moderation to suppress them.

          I haven't said it is Aristarchus - just one of the couple of ACs who are trying to abuse the site. You seem to know more about this than we are claiming. How do you know what moderation abuse an account is doing? How do you know how many real accounts are created, how many are fake, and how many are sockpuppets?

          I am not going to give a running commentary on the names and accounts that are being created. You can get that information yourself by querying the site. Any other account information is private and we do not just give it to anyone who asks. Get yourself a warrant or an injunction from a court and try again.

          I, for one, do not welcome our SoylentNews Overlords, since they seem to be dumb.

          We are successfully keeping the sock puppets under control and there is minimal abuse on the front page stories. Anybody who wishes to remain anonymous can always post in the journals. What is your problem 'normal AC'? You are welcome to say, or leave, as you choose.

          • (Score: 0, Spam) by Fuck You Niggers 72 on Wednesday April 05 2023, @12:34PM (6 children)

            by Fuck You Niggers 72 (27536) on Wednesday April 05 2023, @12:34PM (#1299897)

            We are successfully keeping the sock puppets under control and there is minimal abuse on the front page stories.

            Under control means only Runaway is allowed to have sock puppets, but he gets as many sock puppets as he wants. He brags that he has over 1000 suck puppets. When will you ban them?

            We know the answer. You won't. You'll just punish aristarchus more for Runaway's crimes.

            • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Wednesday April 05 2023, @02:03PM (5 children)

              by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 05 2023, @02:03PM (#1299910) Journal

              Which accounts are Runaway's sock puppets?

              You are still creating fake accounts like this one. You are still harassing and crap talking those who do not agree with you. You are still acting like a little child crying over something you lost over a year ago.

              Why would anyone give another chance to anyone who acts like you do? Grow up.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 05 2023, @07:48PM (4 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 05 2023, @07:48PM (#1299964)

                Why is Runaway allowed to have thousands of sockpuppet accounts? Doesn't seem like that would allow for honest moderation, and free discussion.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 05 2023, @08:41PM (3 children)

                  by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 05 2023, @08:41PM (#1299976)

                  As much as I dislike the hypocrisy of site management, creating slur user names and basically spamming insults makes you a giant turd. Clean up the community with some clear rules on expected site etiquette and bans on shit users.

                  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 06 2023, @08:29AM (2 children)

                    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 06 2023, @08:29AM (#1300047)

                    I don't think etiquette, or a CoC, would stop Runaway from posting racist things. Just the way he is, a racist white trash Southerner.

                    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 07 2023, @07:30PM (1 child)

                      by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 07 2023, @07:30PM (#1300396)

                      https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=54233&page=1&cid=1299897#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]

                      So that is not your sock puppet? Sure seems like aristarchus complaining, which makes them assholes too.

                      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 07 2023, @07:43PM

                        by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 07 2023, @07:43PM (#1300399)

                        Nope, not mine. You seem to have that inverse multiple personality disorder, where you are not able to distinguish different people, and conflate them into one.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 11 2023, @09:30AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 11 2023, @09:30AM (#1300930)

    Yes! I have created a plethora of new accounts! And you, you poor and pathetic janrinok, will never be able to sort out the real from the puppets! So you will have to ban them all, as you have been doing. Only noticed, oh, four? new users posting. UIDs over 25,000? And I suspect they are all Runaway puppets. So what is your solution, my dear authoritarian janrinok? Do we ban them all? Do we challenge all potential new accounts, and ask them to prove that they are not aristarchus? Because, you know, some of them are. Maybe the vast majority of them are. Or, perhaps ALL OF THEM ARE ARISTarCHus!!! The Horror, the horror.

    And, no, seriously, I recommend that you read, or re-read, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, just to make sure you are not replaying it here. Of course, someone make the same recommendation about Moby Dick, but not being American, yours is Spotted?

    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday April 11 2023, @11:21AM

      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 11 2023, @11:21AM (#1300941) Journal

      Your sock-puppets have been disabled. The other new accounts have all been successful (10 in the last 24 hours). So we are hardly banning "them all, as you have been doing."

      Only noticed, oh, four? new users posting. UIDs over 25,000?

      Taking into consideration that there is a bot creating around 100 fake accounts a day I am entirely happy with the count of new users - which you seem to have under-calculated. Perhaps you are not including those who moderate or make submissions, or who have accounts but chose to post as AC on the front pages anyway. Of course, that wouldn't support your claims quite so well, would it?