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Re: Gone.. tired..

Unread postby vishnu » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:25 pm

uunix wrote:What made me even angrier or rather sad, was that I was now being put in the same category as he and that my friends, is not me.


I didn't see that but am having a hard time imagining anyone being so crass as to lump you in the same bucket as ive... :shock:

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Re: Gone.. tired..

Unread postby jebmayers » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:22 pm

I am glad you are staying uunix - for starters you have my favourite avatar picture on the forums! ;o)

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Unread postby Raion-Fox » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:22 am

Don't worry. It seems the moderators fucked him over a barrel and while he'll be back, we're free of him for now.
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Re: Gone.. tired..

Unread postby Dodoid » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:17 pm

I have been pondering ways to ban users which would be resistant to creation of new accounts and usage of different IP addresses. Prose analysis/stylometry comes to mind. Tor Browser can route your traffic through an exit node, prevent JS, genericize user agent and plugin availability, etc, but there's no protection against the way you write.

Though I prefer to stay out of forum drama, I will weigh in on this from a technical perspective. The user in question appears to have a particular writing style that a wonder if could be analyzed by some sort of algorithm, and it appears that such software does exist. They write very long posts, which could be extremely useful as sample data for a system such as JStylo.

While I personally do not have a problem with this user, if it the wishes of the moderators to ban him rather than his accounts, this might be something to look into.

Somewhat Orwellian, though. Perhaps he's best left to do as he will and ban him as the need arises. That would be my personal suggestion. Stylometric banning would have to be much more necessary, in a last resort scenario, for me to truly advocate its use rather than simply musing about it.
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Re: Gone.. tired..

Unread postby commodorejohn » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:25 pm

I don't put any stock in algorithmic analysis of writing style. One of those made the rounds on the Comics Curmudgeon some years ago, and a couple dozen of us tried it and it told damn near every single one of us that we write like David Foster Wallace.
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Re: Gone.. tired..

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:49 pm

I also can, in my own case, write in many styles.

I wrote an entire essay in the style of Leo Tolstoy.
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