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Old 12-29-2005, 08:32 PM   #1
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No Alters!

Alters don't seem to do anything but stir things up--and rarely in a good way.

In the year or so that I've been on here, I've seen:

- Alters start or fuel dozens of arguments (not discussions)
- Alters trash-talk members & other fans
- Threads digress into discussions of whether or not a poster is an alter because the posts are purely ridiculous (i.e., http://forum.interference.com/t150818.html )
-People openly discuss opening new memberships simply to sway a poll
- And, of course, more fights


I'm sure it's fun for the people who have an alter, but IMO they're wasting screennames for potential new members, usually starting nothing but trouble, and a plain old pain in the ass. I guess I'd say it's okay for a mod to have one so that they don't always have to have the weight of being a mod thrown into everything they say, but even then....

I dunno. I know you can't prevent someone from creating different email addresses to use, but isn't there anything that can be done?
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:35 PM   #5
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:01 PM   #6
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i dont think love_u2_adam is an alter
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We have always allowed alters, but abuse of alters will usually get the alters banned from the forum. If members register alters solely to cause trouble/troll the forums they are removed.
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i'm sure.

yes, let's remove alters.

and while we're at it, maybe we could remove everything else that ever made this place great.



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alters made this place great?
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Alters are shit.
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:04 AM   #12
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alters made this place great?
Not technically....but, just think...no one would have ever posted in the Church thread if you posted it as your alter "jick"

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alters made this place great?

Sense of humor made this place great. Most of the alters I'm familiar with are all humor based and harmless.
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alters made this place great?
well, it certainly wasn't all the shitty remarks that did.
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Re: No Alters!

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Originally posted by Utoo
Alters don't seem to do anything but stir things up--and rarely in a good way.

In the year or so that I've been on here, I've seen:

- Alters start or fuel dozens of arguments (not discussions)
- Alters trash-talk members & other fans
- Threads digress into discussions of whether or not a poster is an alter because the posts are purely ridiculous (i.e., http://forum.interference.com/t150818.html )
-People openly discuss opening new memberships simply to sway a poll
- And, of course, more fights


I'm sure it's fun for the people who have an alter, but IMO they're wasting screennames for potential new members, usually starting nothing but trouble, and a plain old pain in the ass. I guess I'd say it's okay for a mod to have one so that they don't always have to have the weight of being a mod thrown into everything they say, but even then....

I dunno. I know you can't prevent someone from creating different email addresses to use, but isn't there anything that can be done?
hey dont use mine im not an alter.....
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