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  • Multiple accounts issue

    Hi all!
    It was brought to our attention that some users are using multiple accounts to disrupt discussions on Scooploop.
    We would like to remind everyone that these types of activities are unwelcome on scooploop as they destroy the purpose of a legitimate discussion.
    Moving forwards, if we suspect an account to be an alias to an existing user account we will take action to suspend without warning (temporarily or indefinitely).
    • This is most excellent news - thank you!

    • Good thinking.

    • About time this was addressed, very good news indeed.

    • Im interested in how Scoop will know? surely not just hearsay? I think it is a good idea btw!

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    • As per our community policy we will not be sharing intimate details on the process. However please b..

    • @Sc... Great idea. How about cracking down on certain individuals that accuse a person (wrong..

    • Thank you, this issue does need to be addressed.

    • @Da... totally agree with this statement! The people always accusing people of being aliases do as mu..

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    • can we also have the same punishment for people who PM other people spreading gossip that someone is..

    • How on earth does anyone tell when it`s an `alias` person?

    • @Sc... a very welcome initiative. Bravo

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    • @Kr... You'll find alias spotting information on the web. Some are easy to spot by technica..

    • If someone isn’t causing problems does it really matter if they are an alias? Maybe they have decide..

    • @Kr... it doesn't take shrewd sleuth skills or powers of deduction to spot them. At best so..

    • It is not about people who don't use their correct name . It is about those with multiple account, m..

    • intimidation comes in many forms . I also see no difference in getting upvotes in that way and upvot..

    • @Sc... As Dawn mentioned 'Maybe they have decided to change name because of harassment from o..

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    • Why oh why can't people act like adults? If you think someone is a multiple, just ignore them. Don't..

    • Maybe people are paranoid,I`m not sure,but there are other things working to make all social media (..

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    • I think Boots should be allowed to use her alias as most of us locals know her name and why she uses..

    • I think there are quite a few people not using their 'real' names without any nasty motives.

    • By that token, I'm an alias and I'm sure many others too. Always under the impression that aliases m..

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    • Aliases are multiple accounts ie members with more than one identity on a site like this, some of wh..

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    • As @ma... has said, no problem at using a Nickname. It is the numerous multi accounts causing the pr..

    • Trying not to labour the point, obviously if one has multiple accounts they would have different nam..

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    • Calling one of your identities Dr. and offering advice on a site like this is dangerous.

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    • @Di... sorry, I don't understand what you are saying. Of course having multiple accounts is odd - ..

    • Some moderators seem to be naively unaware they have members with more than one identity in their gr..

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    • As the people that have done most of the accusing others of having or being aliases , have at least ..

    • @Mi... you see, this is where I get confused so bear with me - to my mind, an alias is me saying..

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    • @Se... in this case they do mean people having mulitple accounts in order to cause trouble. But I g..

    • @Se... to my understanding, many open an original account using a nickname (quite normal on social ..

    • @Ve... a very clear definition which hopefully will steer this thread back on course after rather to..

    • With respect Mary @ma... many have never experienced the harm these people can do and therefore I th..

    • Why do people make these multiple aliases? Many reasons:- some make them due to being banned from a ..

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    • I closed my Scooploop account for around 4 weeks last year and was then asked by friends and others ..

    • @Cl... - glad you mentioned that. I didn't dare ask if you needed to have several email accounts ..

    • @Se... I don’t know. I just entered our postcode as I did on my initial membership application. I s..

    • If you know what you are doing, the creation of new email addresses can be done instantly with no ef..

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    • @Jo... Yes very easy but why would you want to? I wasn’t too happy about having to create one more ..

    • @Cl... To create the aliases, which is the subject of the post! As you said 'they must also have ..

    • Suppling a valid e-mail address may well be required as part of the legal obligations of the social ..

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    • @ji... - VPNs?

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    • @Cl... There are many ways you can get alternative email addresses, and with VPN you can even get A..

    • @Ra... I think Clive is aware of this already

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    • @Mi... - still need it explaining in 2-letter words. Also when I google have to come out of ev..

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    • @Mi... - I've tried. Have to exit all tabs, google, then start all over again. PS I know you'r..

    • There’s a lot to be said for private groups which I champion. The ability to keep suspect members ou..

    • @Se... I think Catherine is trying to be helpful but sometimes forgets some of us are a lot older a..

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    • @Ve... - she's pretty aware of how old I am! So she's quietly patient. I get that anti-virus message..

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    • @Se... VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Basically it routes your internet connection to a co..

    • @Ra... is there no way of telling the location of comments? Most of us are in lockdown therefore su..

    • @Ve... Yes I am sure there is but beyond me how they do it. Films show money being transferred from ..

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    • @ji... yes I know I was just responding to questions asked.

    • @Mi... There’s no chance of suspect members infiltrating my group I can assure you.

    • Thank you both. Scooploop tech team must have a lot to do.

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    • @Ve... Hello Vera. When a VPN is being used, only GCHQ or similar organisation can trace it. Even if..

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    • @Mi... Yep ! got a few of those !

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    • It's not necessarily easy to keep them out of groups including private groups. I imagine some can se..

    • Impersonating a doctor is pretty low but to then accuse an innocent member of this is sinking new d..

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    • @Mi... Would you care to expand on that?

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    • @Mi... Ah! thats why you removed your post then?

    • It was not in a private group if I remember correctly it was in an open group.

    • Is this “discussion” still going on? 😩

    • I think some people need to thrash it out @Cl.... You don`t have to join in or follow, It was a b..

    • Whilst closing some tabs on Scooploop, I spotted this menu choice!

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    • @Mi... yes funny that. Perhaps you had missed it, but Charles M had posted the exact same thin..

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    • @Mi... - I remember that!

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    • Who can forget that famous paratrooper Alistaire Cowley?

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