Skip to comments.If you are zotted or banned - can you re-register under a new name? Vanity
Posted on 06/14/2018 9:30:33 AM PDT by sodpoodle
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I did a purge of my ping lists a couple of months ago.
By searching on each ‘user name’ I deleted all that had not posted in over two years.
There were a lot, like hundreds..................
Where da Viking Kitehs?
There are times when I would like to post anonymously, and so I’d like to be able to create an account with a phony name. My ordinary account uses (more or less) my real name.
I've got two accounts. One that I set up in 1996 that I forgot the password for and my current one that I set up in 1998.
Seems to me that with these kinds of numbers we should be able to end our Quarterly Freepathons in a week. Just sayin'.
My untimely support of Ted Cruz nearly had me banned. At the time, I had no particular beef against Trump; just preferred Cruz’s proved conservatism. Didn’t sit well as the tide turned.
That has happened many times but the mods have some tools they can use to discover if someone was previously banned.
Would imagine that FR statistics would be very hard to track.
I miss the old notation on threads that showed posts and views. Was a good indication of interest in the subject matter.
Takes effort to start a thread and the worst critics/complainers don’t go to the trouble.
Thanks RB for all yours.
I was banned once in the late 1990s and re-registered a couple of years later under a different name. Have been pretty well-behaved since. Am a veteran of the 2009 National Tea Party and FreeRepublic Convention held at the same time in Washington.
Same here. But, now he is the man.
MY VPN is not afraid of the mods.
You can still see ‘posts & views’ by searching ‘users’.................
Plenty do this
South bashers who get zotted at times for going too far off the reservation and showing their true colors beyond south bashing often show back up under another nick
You can just tell by how they write
I got zotted for 18 months in 2005 and didnt nor did I go anti freep which is the usual sequence
You have to get a new IP address or a revolver IP. Or cloaked
Not sure the mechanism
I think some seminar types especially nevertrumpers who overlap with south bashers btw have banks of usernames on hand
Some dating back a decade or more
I used to be a member of a few ag forums. It was more like a bunch of guys at a bar or around a campfire than the more serious forum like this one.
The moderators were big on banning the ones with whom they disagreed. Just like a number of posters, I had a half dozen names. I could argue with myself all day long. Nothing of any consequence ever got discussed but it was sure entertaining.
Also, on one of them your IP address was shown. But often the IP numbers would be the same so everyone was accusing each other of being a clone. Good times.
I think review of language patterns, topics followed etc are also used.
Wat u say?
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