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November 02, 2018, 09:28:36 AM
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I've just been re-reading the alt account threads here, and it occurred to me that it could be useful to include a reference to a master account in the profiles of legitimate alts. I use the name "Kuffy" on a variety of forums around the net, and I've just registered the name here as a protective measure. There is so much identity theft, and impersonation around at the moment, that I thought it best to block the use of the name. It is not my intention to use it for posting here.

There doesn't seem to be an easy way to link it to Jet Cash in the profile unless I start to use it. Perhaps the ICQ entry could be replaced by a primary account name. Does anyone still use ICQ?

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November 02, 2018, 09:34:57 AM
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Even this forum has lot of altaccount for each persons I don't think they will come and expose themselves here.But anyway it will be better to have such feature.
Does anyone still use ICQ?
I don't even know what is ICQ,AIM,YIM? Maybe they were too much outdated for the current modern world.

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November 02, 2018, 09:56:03 AM
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I've just been re-reading the alt account threads here, and it occurred to me that it could be useful to include a reference to a master account in the profiles of legitimate alts. I use the name "Kuffy" on a variety of forums around the net, and I've just registered the name here as a protective measure. There is so much identity theft, and impersonation around at the moment, that I thought it best to block the use of the name. It is not my intention to use it for posting here.
You can block it. So it will be even more reliable. If it is implied that the account was created only to exclude the possibility of using the name. Smiley
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November 02, 2018, 10:11:43 AM
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I've just been re-reading the alt account threads here, and it occurred to me that it could be useful to include a reference to a master account in the profiles of legitimate alts.

There is no such thing as an illegitimate alt account as multiple accounts is allowed in the forum.
And a rule breaker would be reprimanded irrespective of number of accounts.

And users create alts for different reasons, one of which could be to separate your identity from an opinion you might have. And enter discussions incognito.
You can always add a link to your primary account in your signature or personal text, if you deem it necessary.


I don't even know what is ICQ,AIM,YIM? Maybe they were too much outdated for the current modern world.

They are out of date, but I think it shows the originality of the forum. And would give some a nostalgic feeling.
A futuristic technology displaying out dated ones, how ideal.
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November 02, 2018, 11:51:30 AM
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There doesn't seem to be an easy way to link it to Jet Cash in the profile unless I start to use it.
Won't there be a conflict if there is such an option?
If someone (scammer) creates new accounts or uses old account for linking with a high ranked user, it will create a conflict. Still the master account have to admit that s/he owns the account.

I've just been re-reading the alt account threads here, and it occurred to me that it could be useful to include a reference to a master account in the profiles of legitimate alts.

There is no such thing as an illegitimate alt account as multiple accounts is allowed in the forum.
Legitimate alt account= Self admitted alt accounts.
For example, hilariousandco and hilariousetc

On the other hand, illegitimate alt accounts= Alt accounts used by different members which is not known to us/public.

OP has mentioned to add an option where there will be way to link up the main account.

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November 02, 2018, 12:17:54 PM
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I have a fairly good command of the English language.
And illegitimate could be used to refer to a dubious, illegal, against the law or spurious account.

A better way to put it would be acknowledged, or overt alt accounts and covert ones.
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November 02, 2018, 12:56:08 PM
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There is so much identity theft, and impersonation around at the moment, that I thought it best to block the use of the name.

Leaving a neutral trust rating on your alt account with your main account containing the message that it is your alt account would do the work I guess. That is what most of the people do to let others know about it. Maybe you can sign a message with your Bitcoin address that you use on your main account and put your trust rating comment in that signed message and then post it on your alt account to prove that it is actually your account and anyone else claiming to have control on it is simply falsifying.
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November 02, 2018, 01:42:28 PM
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I don't even know what is ICQ,AIM,YIM? Maybe they were too much outdated for the current modern world.

They are out of date, but I think it shows the originality of the forum. And would give some a nostalgic feeling.
A futuristic technology displaying out dated ones, how ideal.
But literally having them in our forum have no use so better update those spaces for something useful just like @JC said for primary account name or for adding other crypto wallet address like ethereum,Or details like BIO and much more.

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November 02, 2018, 01:48:17 PM
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I don't even know what is ICQ,AIM,YIM?

Welp. I feel old. Let's not even mention IRC and BBSes.

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November 02, 2018, 04:32:42 PM
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There doesn't seem to be an easy way to link it to Jet Cash in the profile unless I start to use it. Perhaps the ICQ entry could be replaced by a primary account name. Does anyone still use ICQ?

What's your goal? I mean - you can put in personal text, or a trust rating saying it's your account - is there something else you want this "master" field to do?

I don't even know what is ICQ,AIM,YIM?

Welp. I feel old. Let's not even mention IRC and BBSes.

You might enjoy this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckc6XSSh52w (it's not Rick Astley I promise).

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November 02, 2018, 06:06:28 PM
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There doesn't seem to be an easy way to link it to Jet Cash in the profile unless I start to use it.
Won't there be a conflict if there is such an option?
If someone (scammer) creates new accounts or uses old account for linking with a high ranked user, it will create a conflict. Still the master account have to admit that s/he owns the account.

If there's a way to link two profiles into one master profile, the 'conflict' would be averted. A unique code from a master account could be extracted--and only the true owner of the account, of course will be able to access it--which could then be used to 'link' different accounts to the master. It is doable but I think would not be taken care of considering that not everyone in this forum would like their alt accounts exposed to the public.

You can instead use those blank fields to 'show' people that you're account is related to that one. The fields of ICQ, AIM, YIM don't even follow a certain format--it can be used for literally any text you could think of.

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November 02, 2018, 06:12:55 PM
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You can give a neutral trust to your alter account sothat anyone can know about your alter account and also adding personal text can be another way to mention your alter account and main account.
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November 02, 2018, 06:59:14 PM
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In theory this might be nice but realistically I'm not sure there is a point in adding another piece of data here, it's not verifiable, and couldn't really be seen as relevant information.

Plus, it would likely end up as another way for people to attempt identity theft. Everyone will just set their master account to theymos or satoshi and claim to be undercover or something stupid. Leaving feedback to the other account is probably the best way to do this because it at least verifies the account holder at that time has actually left that feedback. Having a configurable profile field by the user would not be a good idea, and creating a system to sort of fully cross-verify this type of field is probably more trouble than it's worth considering most people won't use it legitimately, or do not want their alts known.

You might enjoy this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckc6XSSh52w (it's not Rick Astley I promise).

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November 02, 2018, 08:01:13 PM
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You might enjoy this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckc6XSSh52w (it's not Rick Astley I promise).

Interesting, I can almost hum the 1200-2400 bps & the 9.6K-14.4K by memory... but oddly I don't recognize the later 56K ones, which I probably have used way more in my lifetime than the others.

I remember when we upgraded from 14.4 to 28.8, and being amazed at how fast it was (when I wasn't shouting at my parents for picking up the phone). I know I'm far from the oldest on these boards, but kids these days don't know the struggles, back in my day, get off my lawn, etc.

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November 02, 2018, 08:07:30 PM
Last edit: November 02, 2018, 08:29:19 PM by jackg
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I've just been re-reading the alt account threads here, and it occurred to me that it could be useful to include a reference to a master account in the profiles of legitimate alts. I use the name "Kuffy" on a variety of forums around the net, and I've just registered the name here as a protective measure. There is so much identity theft, and impersonation around at the moment, that I thought it best to block the use of the name. It is not my intention to use it for posting here.


You’d have to get both accounts to verify it to prove the validity of such remark. I think giving it a neutral trust rating from jet cash is enough.

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November 02, 2018, 08:17:15 PM
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I never really understood the purpose of an alt-account.

I think it's kinda a dumb field to add, but one of the features of the new forum software feature requests is easy to add profile fields.
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November 03, 2018, 01:12:50 AM
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I never really understood the purpose of an alt-account.

I think it's kinda a dumb field to add, but one of the features of the new forum software feature requests is easy to add profile fields.
There are a few reasons that are not "spam-the-forum-for-bounties-and-signature-moneys", like Loyce and theymos who have an alt account that is used to login in insecure or shady computers (thus, not risking their account).

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November 03, 2018, 01:16:28 AM
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I never really understood the purpose of an alt-account.

I think it's kinda a dumb field to add, but one of the features of the new forum software feature requests is easy to add profile fields.
There are a few reasons that are not "spam-the-forum-for-bounties-and-signature-moneys", like Loyce and theymos who have an alt account that is used to login in insecure or shady computers (thus, not risking their account).

Seems like key signatures are better for different identities then.

admins shouldn't operate as admins tho, always standard users unless performing admin tasks.
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November 03, 2018, 04:24:20 AM
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AIM no longer exists. I however agree with ibminer.

I also prefer to look for alts after someone has been up to mischief, not before. If someone knows that their main account is linked to an alt, they are less likely to try to scam with said alt because they are risking the reputation of both accounts. However they might be more likely to try to scam with what they believe to be a secret alt as they would only be risking the reputation of the alt. However if alts are generally not called out until mischief, they might be hesitant to try to scam with an alt out of fear their main will be uncovered. If alts are called out immediately, regardless of mischief, if they are not already called out, they can be fairly confident the relevant accounts cannot be linked.

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November 03, 2018, 08:42:47 AM
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Many thanks for all the suggestions, and I will certainly implement some of them. It seems that some of the options are not available to brand new members, and, as a result of this, I decided to make a few posts as Kuffy. Hopefully this will allow me to comply with the suggested ideas.
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