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Forum Administration => Glitches, errors, problems => Topic started by: snowdragon on January 16, 2013, 01:34:50 PM

Title: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: snowdragon on January 16, 2013, 01:34:50 PM
Somehow the board logged me as waterwren in the deaf culture thread....I am not waterwren and I want no trouble with her ( although I have never seen her before) and would like to get this straightened out before I get banned for posting as her/stealing passwords/ whatever.  Can someone straighten this out?
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Zilla on January 16, 2013, 01:48:53 PM
Somehow the board logged me as waterwren in the deaf culture thread....I am not waterwren and I want no trouble with her ( although I have never seen her before) and would like to get this straightened out before I get banned for posting as her/stealing passwords/ whatever.  Can someone straighten this out?
Who is waterwren and why would you get banned?
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: TamJamB on January 16, 2013, 01:52:17 PM
I don't blame you for wanting to get this straightened out. Waterwren was kind of a crazy gal - I'm not surprised you don't want to be confused with her.
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Zilla on January 16, 2013, 01:53:03 PM
I looked her up, she shows active today. 
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: sourwolf on January 16, 2013, 01:53:37 PM
I'm confused.  In this thread you are saying you have never seen the other poster but in the other thread you said:

Why is the board logging me as Waterwren, I am snowdragon...there is something seriously wrong here.  I've read many of Waterwren's posts and I am not her, nor do I share her attitudes about oh. so many things.

How would you know that you don't share her attitudes if you have never seen her?
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: snowdragon on January 16, 2013, 01:54:16 PM
Somehow the board logged me as waterwren in the deaf culture thread....I am not waterwren and I want no trouble with her ( although I have never seen her before) and would like to get this straightened out before I get banned for posting as her/stealing passwords/ whatever.  Can someone straighten this out?
Who is waterwren and why would you get banned?

Waterwren was/is apparently another poster. that much I know. But many boards will ban folks for things like posting under someone else's account, ect. Normally you can't post on many boards with out a password so presumably if you are posting under another name you are either a dual account ( a no-no on many boards) or have stolen a password.
  I have done neither, have never met anyone on this board - but do post from several public networks  ( school, and the public libraries being the two biggest.)
 I am really weirded out that this happened.
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: snowdragon on January 16, 2013, 01:55:10 PM
I'm confused.  In this thread you are saying you have never seen the other poster but in the other thread you said:

Why is the board logging me as Waterwren, I am snowdragon...there is something seriously wrong here.  I've read many of Waterwren's posts and I am not her, nor do I share her attitudes about oh. so many things.

How would you know that you don't share her attitudes if you have never seen her?

because I have never met her, and never even seen her online.  I can read her with out "seeing" her, if you know what I mean
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: sourwolf on January 16, 2013, 01:57:40 PM
I'm confused.  In this thread you are saying you have never seen the other poster but in the other thread you said:

Why is the board logging me as Waterwren, I am snowdragon...there is something seriously wrong here.  I've read many of Waterwren's posts and I am not her, nor do I share her attitudes about oh. so many things.

How would you know that you don't share her attitudes if you have never seen her?

because I have never met her, and never even seen her online.  I can read her with out "seeing" her, if you know what I mean

No, I'm afraid I don't know what you mean.  I mean none of us are actually "seeing" each other (unless there's some cool threads I'm missing out on!) Anyway though, good luck getting this all straightened out!
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Tabby Uprising on January 16, 2013, 02:01:25 PM
Somehow the board logged me as waterwren in the deaf culture thread....I am not waterwren and I want no trouble with her ( although I have never seen her before) and would like to get this straightened out before I get banned for posting as her/stealing passwords/ whatever.  Can someone straighten this out?

For whatever it's worth, snowdragon, in my thread you are only "snowdragon". I don't see any posts from waterwren in that thread.
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: gorplady on January 16, 2013, 02:05:38 PM
POD to Zilla. Honestly, if there's just a forum glitch, you shouldn't have to worry. I'm sure this has happened before and it all gets straightened out and nobody gets banned.
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Ticia on January 16, 2013, 02:08:10 PM
I think it's just a forum glitch. I can't see anywhere in that thread where waterwren posted (And, in fact, can't find a user name "waterwren" at all.) I'll do some more investigating.
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: MrsJWine on January 16, 2013, 02:12:32 PM
I think it's just a forum glitch. I can't see anywhere in that thread where waterwren posted (And, in fact, can't find a user name "waterwren" at all.) I'll do some more investigating.

Weird. I remember waterwren. Her profile is still here, but she hasn't been active since 2008.

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;u=2467
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Ticia on January 16, 2013, 02:13:54 PM
Okay, this is weirder and weirder. I found waterwren, but she was banned a long time ago. She was last active in 2008, in fact. I've never seen a glitch like this before. Even if you did log in as her, it wouldn't have let you post as her, because she's banned. When I look at the thread in question, I don't see any posts by waterwren, just snowdragon, and when Dotty quoted "Waterwren", the quote showed up (for me) as not being attributed to anyone. I had to scroll up and find that it says SnowDragon made the original quote.

So, very very strange. But I'm going to go with "Forum Glitch" or "Gremlin"
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: DottyG on January 16, 2013, 02:19:03 PM
Look at Reply #37 in the Deaf thread.  Follow the waterwren link in that quote tree.  What are y'all getting there?  That's going to snow's post for me.

I'm not able to actually quote on the computer to make it show the person that said it - I have to just copy and paste what I'm referring to.  It's one of those fun things that happened back in one of the forum updates.  I can quote on my phone, but not the computer.

Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Ticia on January 16, 2013, 02:21:09 PM
Dotty, when I look at your quote tree, it doesn't have a link to follow to WaterWren's quote. In fact, I can't see anywhere in the thread where waterwren posted at all (which couldn't happen anyway, because she's banned.) So. That's just weird.
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: MrsJWine on January 16, 2013, 02:23:03 PM
This post has it.

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=124280.msg2869366#msg2869366
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Redwing on January 16, 2013, 02:23:08 PM
It is weird.  I remember seeing a post from Waterwren today and thinking to myself, wow, she hasn't posted in ages!
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Zilla on January 16, 2013, 02:23:20 PM
Okay, this is weirder and weirder. I found waterwren, but she was banned a long time ago. She was last active in 2008, in fact. I've never seen a glitch like this before. Even if you did log in as her, it wouldn't have let you post as her, because she's banned. When I look at the thread in question, I don't see any posts by waterwren, just snowdragon, and when Dotty quoted "Waterwren", the quote showed up (for me) as not being attributed to anyone. I had to scroll up and find that it says SnowDragon made the original quote.

So, very very strange. But I'm going to go with "Forum Glitch" or "Gremlin"
Yeah I looked her up since snowdragon was so alarmed about being mistaken for her.  It showed last active today but now it shows 2008.  Curiouser and curiouser. 
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Ticia on January 16, 2013, 02:25:46 PM
MrsJWine, ah, now I see it. But when I follow that quote, it takes me to snowdragon's post. Huh
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Sock Puppet on January 16, 2013, 05:00:16 PM
MrsJWine, ah, now I see it. But when I follow that quote, it takes me to snowdragon's post. Huh

I've seen that happen if a poster has chaged their name. Any post that is quoted will show the name they had at the time it was quoted. If they change their name, the left column will show their new name, but the quoted post will keep the old name.
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Moray on January 16, 2013, 05:03:44 PM
MrsJWine, ah, now I see it. But when I follow that quote, it takes me to snowdragon's post. Huh

I've seen that happen if a poster has chaged their name. Any post that is quoted will show the name they had at the time it was quoted. If they change their name, the left column will show their new name, but the quoted post will keep the old name.

Yep, that's happened to me before. I've never seen it happen in any other instance, though.
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: snowdragon on January 16, 2013, 05:15:10 PM
MrsJWine, ah, now I see it. But when I follow that quote, it takes me to snowdragon's post. Huh

I've seen that happen if a poster has chaged their name. Any post that is quoted will show the name they had at the time it was quoted. If they change their name, the left column will show their new name, but the quoted post will keep the old name.

Yep, that's happened to me before. I've never seen it happen in any other instance, though.

except I have never changed my name.  Weird.  I did a virus scan and came up with one threat. I am unsure if that could do this. :(
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Wordgeek on January 16, 2013, 06:11:50 PM
It looks like a temporary glitch, which is now resolved.  Probably an IP conflict.

Weird, as you say.
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: VorFemme on January 17, 2013, 09:16:28 AM
Is it possible that you bought a used computer that belonged to waterwren at one point?

Or were posting using the same ISP and that registered as "waterwren" due to some arcane computer thing?
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Kiwichick on January 17, 2013, 03:29:19 PM
Is it possible that you bought a used computer that belonged to waterwren at one point?

Or were posting using the same ISP and that registered as "waterwren" due to some arcane computer thing?

Pretty sure they'd have to be using the same connection for that to happen.
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: VorFemme on January 17, 2013, 03:31:13 PM
Is it possible that you bought a used computer that belonged to waterwren at one point?

Or were posting using the same ISP and that registered as "waterwren" due to some arcane computer thing?

Pretty sure they'd have to be using the same connection for that to happen.

Depends on if the ISP has a really major meltdown - but she'd just about have to be living very close to where waterwren used to live....or have bought waterwren's used computer?  Otherwise - "major computer glitch somewhere" is all that comes to mind. 

Or she got a used cable modem from her ISP or eBay? 

Nah - "major computer glitch somewhere" - could even be on the servers hosting Etiquette Hell.
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Ticia on January 17, 2013, 04:05:05 PM
The ISPs are different for both of them.
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: Kiwichick on January 17, 2013, 04:15:51 PM
There goes my theory that Snowdragon lives next door to a rogue Waterwren who's 'borrowing' her interwebz
;)
Title: Re: Help!!! THE board is logging me as another person. How>? whY?
Post by: DottyG on January 17, 2013, 06:00:03 PM
Ooooo....maybe they're both really zombies and are switching bodies every other week or something!

Snow, confirm you're really a live person and not doing something nefarious out there.

:)