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05 June 2010 @ 10:39 pm
LJ iz srs bznz  
Interesting, I've been mirrored. A sockpuppet in (almost) my name has been set up to infiltrate a community I don't even read. If I thought it worth getting angry over, I'd be ranting pretty heavily but, as it is, they're mostly just giving my writing free advertising. Hey, dumbass, try actually plagiarizing somewhere that makes you money next time.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: KISS - Detroit Rock City
mothwentbad: Evil Mr. Gruffmothwentbad on June 5th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
owr secrit anti-afail rantingz are compromised!!!
rogerdrrogerdr on June 5th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
They could at least have picked communities that I follow. Common courtesy, donchano?
mothwentbad: Mr Gruffmothwentbad on June 6th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
I think Vox is trying to see what we're writing there, and used your username because you're sort of known among us.
rogerdrrogerdr on June 6th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
Vox, hunh? Somehow, I feel flattered. Hey, Vox, big kiss, asswipe! *smak*
mothwentbad: Mr Gruffmothwentbad on June 6th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
Oh, and speaking of similarly-spelled usernames, this is the *other* atheistsnark. No underscore, meaning we bitch about trolls instead of Islamophobia, mostly.
rogerdrrogerdr on June 6th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Irony, thy name is Livejournal.
as_mod on June 6th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
I contacted a friend who works for LJ abuse - would you kindly follow up on reporting this? I would like to see someone get hosed.

Here is what I was told:

Trolling, in and of itself, isn't an actionable violation; LJ relies on things like banning and closed communities and moderation to let people self-police that stuff. When people try to avoid those mechanisms, though, that's a problem; impersonation specifically is against the ToS and it's probable that that account (the impersonating one) will be suspended if the abuse team hears about it. If he's a repeat offender and it's possible to tie the account to him, something else might happen too, but there are too many variables to suggest what, if anything, it might be.

I'd suggest having the person whose account was copied file a report using the form here: http://www.livejournal.com/abuse/report.bml. Have him pick the first option (comment by or conflict with other user), then pick "Impersonation", then describe the issue with a few links. (The profile page seems relevant, and the copied entries.) The report should also include that you believe the impersonation was specifically used to avoid moderation mechanisms in your community and the username (or usernames) of the person you believe to have been involved. If you don't believe rogerdr is capable of including that stuff for whatever reason, file a request yourself explaining the situation, but impersonation requests generally carry more force coming from the person being impersonated.
rogerdrrogerdr on June 7th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
Thanks, but I already filed.