RIP Philo

Where did the regulars go?

Bored Bystander
Hubble
WildRiver
RC
FSK
NPR

They rarely post here anymore.  What happened?
Permalink ???? 
March 12th, 2018 11:01am
It would help if you used a recognisable nick.
Permalink ,ndo 
March 13th, 2018 1:37am
What rarely? These are the *only* guys that regularly still post here.
Permalink Io 
March 13th, 2018 2:34am
As you guys already know since it's automatically enabled, impersonator posts with the wrong hash are highlighted with a red square around the name and an interior color derived from hash that collates each of the different impersonators for a given nick, plus a handy pop up menu showing their recent troll posts so you can see their agenda, and the ability to block all their posts.

What you might not have realized is that in the general filter settings there's also settings for legitimacy based on being a regularly used nick with a valid consistent hash. You can adjust the sliders to taste, or the machine learning algorithm can adjust them based on marking bad posts.

The most useful though is possibly to simply filter out all new nick and impersonator posts entirely. If the person maintains a consistent identity their posts are restored.

Also, don't forget that you can see with fairly good accuracy which nicks are the same person. In addition to the language signature analysis we've discussed before, it also looks at times during the day of posting, tandem deletes, and also maintains a score from 0-1 showing the relative amount of sockpuppetry used by the person, both replying directly to their own posts, and using multiple alts in a single thread.
Permalink CES Maintainer 
March 13th, 2018 9:03am
Forgot to mention ????, sounds like you set the sliders to negative values, so that's why you're seeing only shit posts such as your own.
Permalink CES Maintainer 
March 13th, 2018 9:04am
Once again CES shows why it is bloody good software. Worth every cent.
Permalink ,ndo 
March 13th, 2018 9:23pm

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