Wed 7th March 2007, 3:29am
QUOTE(a view from the hive @ Tue 6th March 2007, 6:33pm)
Just a friendly reminder, the point of the WR isn't to harass people....
Just what is
the point of WR, anyway? I was under the impression it existed just to feed me easy straight lines, but now I'm not so sure anymore...
it's for constructive discussion not a "I hate you so I'm going to harass you" forum. Harassing / the intent to harass Danny without disclosing your full identity is in violation of US Law... On the other hand, what is with the attempts to "track" people down. In the real world we call it stalking..... it's generally seen as a crime...
I'm afraid the insistence on calling it "stalking" and "harassment" probably just makes it worse, though. Once you've accused your opponent of the worst thing he's ever likely to do, what does he have to lose by actually doing it?
Remember, we don't allow posting of street addresses, phone numbers, private e-mail addresses, things of that nature. (Don't all try it at once...) And please refer to this post
and maybe this one
, as I don't care to go over it again at the moment.
Does it really matter if you know where a person lives or not? One can very easily use proxies to mask their location, it basically ruins geoIP as a detection method.
In Jayjg's case, it probably doesn't
matter. Frankly, I doubt we'll ever figure out who he is unless he tells us. He's too careful... He's like a ghost, slipping in and out of the shadows with no more footprint than a wisp of smoke...
And you're right, ever since the whole Hivemind thing started, there's probably at least a dozen private co-located proxy machines out there for folks like Slimmy and Jayjg to remote into, not associated with any domain or DNS entity whatsoever, just sitting there in enormous virtual server farms all over the globe - all expertly configured for maximum anonymity protection.
(Pretty cool, actually!)
QUOTE(anon1234 @ Tue 6th March 2007, 6:56pm)
Jayjg is one of the few users whom we haven't yet identified. Jayjg himself engages in similar online investigations of mysterious identities that catch his attention: User:Jayjg/Mystery
Who was he trying to finger there, User:Grace_Note
? I had no idea. He used to have an account here, didn't he? Before my time...
The fact is, of all the "checkuser" admins, Jayjg is by far the single most often-accused of misusing his feature access for non-kosher purposes, and almost certainly for good reason. I still don't think we're ever going to identify him without some sort of deus ex machina,
but it's just inevitable that people would want to know who he is.
Of course, if he turns out to be Brian Peppers, people here are gonna be pissed!