Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

Ability to post as another person

I dont really see why this is an issue? n the whole it doesn't happen much, and when it does its mostly pretty harmless.  so philo starts sounding like a tourrets sufferer from time to time?  who cares?

really I think people are putting too much emphasis on controlling things here.

Stop being so emotionally involved with your virtual selves :)
Permalink Send private email FullNameRequired 
January 27th, 2006 5:26am
remember, overall its the long term discovery of who a person is thats important.  if someone has been here for a while we will most likely recognize an impostor anyway (and if we dont who cares?) and if they haven't then...well...who cares if they get usurped?
Permalink Send private email FullNameRequired 
January 27th, 2006 5:29am
Three reasons:

•A thread which consists of an argument over who is who approaches the boredom level of a poo post.
•A lot of the great & the good post under their given name.
•A thread consisting of one name looks bloody odd. If you remember the first few posts here, which you should, you'll know what I mean.
Permalink Send private email FullNameRequired 
January 27th, 2006 5:43am
On an unrelated note, am I the only one seeing weird unicode pictographs in the preceding message?
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
January 27th, 2006 6:01am
There seems to be some sort of Har Har Har to your Unicode bug.  Still, now we're all open source and stuff someone can fix it...
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 27th, 2006 6:03am
Well not me, I'm a technical writer. :)
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
January 27th, 2006 6:04am
It was meant to be a bullet point (i.e. alt+149). oh well...
Permalink Send private email a cynic writes... 
January 27th, 2006 6:05am
And not me, because I can't get to the CVS from work...  (Plus I'd only make it worse. :)
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 27th, 2006 6:06am
Nor me, I come out in hives just looking at php.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 27th, 2006 6:07am
<?php

// Don't look, Simon!

$status = shell_exec('mysqladmin status -u status');

$status = str_replace(': ',':',$status);
$status = str_replace(' Queries','  Queries',$status);
//$status = str_replace(' ','',$status);
$statusArray = explode('  ', $status);
foreach($statusArray as $k => $v) {
    $vArray = explode(':',$v);
    $outputArray[str_replace(' ','',$vArray[0])] = round(($vArray[1]));
    };

echo "<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>\n";
echo "<mysqlStatus>\n";
foreach($outputArray as $k => $v) {
    echo " <".$k.">".$v."</".$k.">\n";
    };
echo "</mysqlStatus>\n";
?>
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 27th, 2006 6:12am
Too late.

Where's my camomile lotion.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 27th, 2006 6:14am
> // Don't look, Simon!

<sings>You can look but you better not touch</sings>
Permalink  
January 27th, 2006 6:52am
you not see why this is an issue. n the whole it does not happen much and when it does its harmless. philo sounds like a tourrets sufferer. No one cares. people are putting emphasis on controlling things here. :-) Do not be emotionally involved with my virtual selves.
Permalink The Summarizer 
January 27th, 2006 9:33am
Uh...would someone geocode the IP of Summarizer, please?
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
January 27th, 2006 9:35am
McKinistry is back from the dead.
Permalink  
January 27th, 2006 10:45am
Not funny.  Too soon.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 27th, 2006 1:45pm

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