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Transparent Moderation Log & Site Topics - Part I

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  1. BDC2823

    BDC2823 Senior member

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    Anyone who has ever had a good sock puppet knows to use a proxy to change their IP address.

    So blueoakleyz was your sock puppet then.
     
  2. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Come on, you don't seriously believe people go through that trouble do you?

    o ye of little faith
     
  3. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Sometimes they are funny.

    <----- what I look like while enjoying some well-done sockpuppetry.


    [​IMG]

    Can you please make all three words in my user title capitalized? Pretty please?
     
  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    Anyone who has ever had a good sock puppet knows to use a proxy to change their IP address.

    No one does this. Were you an AOL(Hell) hackzor back in the day?
     
  5. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    Come on, you don't seriously believe people go through that trouble do you?

    "That" trouble? All you do is google "Proxy," click on the first link, type in sf.net, and boom, your IP is different.
     
  6. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    o ye of little faith

    But what's the point? Mods don't auto-delete puppets.
     
  7. MetroStyles

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    "That" trouble? All you do is google "Proxy," click on the first link, type in sf.net, and boom, your IP is different.

    Yeah but you have to switch back and forth, and it just seems annoying. Especially since no one cares anyway.
     
  8. AThingForCashmere

    AThingForCashmere Senior member

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    Anyone who has ever had a good sock puppet knows to use a proxy to change their IP address.
    And MAC address(es).
     
  9. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah but you have to switch back and forth, and it just seems annoying. Especially since no one cares anyway.

    BTW, in replying to kwilkinson, edmorel and j, you are replying to the same person on different proxy ip's.
     
  10. MetroStyles

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    BTW, in replying to kwilkinson, edmorel, metrostyles and j, you are having a conversation with yourself on different proxy ip's.

    ftfy
     
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    <----- what I look like while enjoying some well-done sockpuppetry.

    Was the Wagyu to your liking, j-san?
     
  12. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ftfy

    [​IMG]

    Was the Wagyu to your liking, j-san?

    and the sockpuppets come out [​IMG]
     
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    I would know if you had a sock puppet, the puppet would sound exactly like Hank Hill.

    [​IMG] There's that problem as well. Plus, everyone would figure me out when I inevitably started offering advice on propane and propane accessories.
     
  14. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG] There's that problem as well. Plus, everyone would figure me out when I inevitably started offering advice on propane and propane accessories.

    All joking aside, you are pretty good Metro.
     
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    All joking aside, you are pretty good Metro.

    [​IMG]

    Nope. As far as I can tell I'm really me.
     
  16. MetroStyles

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    All joking aside, you are pretty good Metro.

    That's not what your mom said last night.
     
  17. why

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    I wish my mechanics were even 1/100th of this, even if a linguistics prof could chew it up, and even if you're entirely wrong.

    It's a lot simpler once the basic rules are understood. It just sounds complicated because it's hard to follow without knowing the nomenclature or the processes they refer to.

    They seemed "off" to me, or suspicious.

    Me too, but there are patterns which are created either artifically through online translators or truly through understanding the grammars but not the idiomatic differences.

    He also seems to have a "meme-literacy" (for lack of a better word) far out of whack with his writing competency. One might say he's just copying them, but they seem largely to be used correctly, in the right places, while the grammar or words around them are not. That's also a bit fishy, because despite his L1 or his competency therein, that kind of metalinguistic awareness won't come with somebody who is still at the level of "you must to vote." [​IMG]

    It sounds 'fishy', but most of the memes aren't structurally different from some of his mistranslations. Look at this post:

    Poast moar possibility hier!

    He uses the memes of intentional mispellings in 'poast' and 'moar', then uses 'hier' from German. Phonetically, there are no 'memes'. It's phonetically identical to 'Post more possibility here'.

    There is much possibility!

    Again, he misuses the idiomatic phrase 'there is' (Italian 'c'è', German 'Es gibt') by not conjugating the verb correctly for number (he keeps it singular). It corresponds with the singular 'possibility'. 'Much' and 'many' are both the same morphological and phonological stem in other languages ('molto', 'mucho', whatever it is in Romanian, etc.), so he keeps saying 'much' when he should be saying 'many' due to keeping everything singular; English uses a different stem to denote number, whereas Romance languages do not, so a direct translation will probably default to the singular 'much' and cause his common mistake.

    Is not vague!

    This is another common mistake he makes: eliding the subject of the conjugated verb. In German and English, the subject isn't elided. This means unless he has knowledge to replicate these mistakes foreign speakers sometimes make, my guess is that his base language is French or Italian. It corresponds well with his trouble translating grammatical number into English since it's so irregular.
     
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    It's a lot simpler once the basic rules are understood. It just sounds complicated because it's hard to follow without knowing the nomenclature or the processes they refer to.

    .


    his base language is French.
     
  19. rach2jlc

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    It sounds 'fishy', but most of the memes aren't structurally different from some of his mistranslations. Look at this post:
    That's a good point... and I didn't think of that. I guess what got me was the metalinguistic function of the meme, or the misspelling (not just "poast" here but some others he used) seemed to require a higher awareness than his following writing would suggest. While metalinguistic awareness (which, for other readers on the thread who may not know, is sort of "thinking about language as language" beyond just using it) is often related to competency or awareness in L1, rather than specifically L2, nevertheless how could you "get" why "poast" or "moar" might be funny in English but then use German "hier?" Unless, of course, you're a Gypsy!!!1!!111!
    his base language is French.
    Imagine yourself kissed at the New Year's Party... "I knew it was you, ed!"
     
  20. why

    why Senior member

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    his base language is French.

    That would be my guess, since his longest phrases in a foreign language are French (was just about to post that! stop ruining my exposès!).
     
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