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Can I make a disclaimer?

Asked by canidmajor (17453points) March 22nd, 2018

Someone has just opened an account with a username so similar to my own, and the same stock avatar that I use, that I fear there may be some confusion. I certainly wouldn’t want a new user to be mistaken for me, and therefore automatically disliked by some of you. Please note carefully who it is that posts, as I also don’t want credit given to me that I am not due.

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Sure. I will check the lurve total.

janbb's avatar

Let’s watch out for them. Looks like a troll – or Marwyn!

canidmajor's avatar

“honk”

chyna's avatar

Looks like they have left the building.

canidmajor's avatar

Gosh, i hope my eloquence didn’t scare them off…

Aethelwine's avatar

https://www.fluther.com/users/candidmajor/

Someone must be bored today. This account is in the feed as new.

chyna's avatar

And…gone already.

canidmajor's avatar

Gee, I wonder if it’s someone I have recently annoyed? Gosh, the list is legion! :-D

Thanks for catching that, @Aethelwine!

canidmajor's avatar

Well, the good news is that now we know someone is directly trolling me. A charming little irony, since I have just been accused of being a troll, myself. :-)

It’s a puzzle!

canidmajor's avatar

Gee, caniomajor didn’t even last 5 minutes!

Somebody’s got waaaay too much spare time!

canidmajor's avatar

I give up. They just keep on coming. Six points for creativity displayed coming up with the variations on my user name.

janbb's avatar

yeah – I just saw canidmajOr come and gone. A mod is on their toes at least!

canidmajor's avatar

Yes, I got a PM from a mod telling me they were working on it. Yay mods! :-)

Aethelwine's avatar

@canidmajor You lucked out with a creative troll. When this happened to me the troll only added bitch to my username. So childish.~

Jeruba's avatar

Three cheers for the mods, who are (as usual) on their toes. And bonus points to you, @canidmajor, for your cool handling of something that could really have gotten nasty.

@RedDeerGuy1, that’s a good thing to keep in mind. A low score doesn’t tell us anything, since there are new accounts all the time, but you can’t accumulate a high score without being present for real and for a long while.

canidmajor's avatar

Thank you, @Jeruba. It’s a bit flattering to have had such a profound effect on someone that they go to such extremes! :-)

marinelife's avatar

Don’t worry, @canidmajor, no one could truly mimic you. You are unique!

canidmajor's avatar

Aw, shucks… :-)

LuckyGuy's avatar

@canidmajor You handled this perfectly! And it made a difference!
Thanks Mods for all you do!

janbb's avatar

@LuckyGuy Nice to see you here and so perky!

canidmajor's avatar

Thanks @LuckyGuy! As @janbb said, nice to see you back!

janbb's avatar

Guess @thisismyusername fell asleep at the desk or else he is writing a novel. Waiting with baited breath.

canidmajor's avatar

I remember a few former users that used to actually write posts that long! Probably shouldn’t name names, but an eyeball and a butt were represented!

janbb's avatar

And petethepothead did occasionally go off for a sandwich and never come back!

canidmajor's avatar

Ah, sandwich…someone needs to go make bob a sandwich!!!

LuckyGuy's avatar

I won’t be eating a sandwich for a long time….

canidmajor's avatar

@LuckyGuy maybe if we make a sandwich smoothie?

LuckyGuy's avatar

@canidmajor Everything has to be super processed and no fiber so it is completely digested before it reaches my sigmoid. They want to give it time to heal.
Corned beef and cabbage is definitely out.

canidmajor's avatar

Poor Sweetie! But mostly, just get better.

ragingloli's avatar

No one ever tried that with me.

janbb's avatar

^^ Who could replicate your inimitable style, loli!

canidmajor's avatar

That’s cuz you’re too scary, @ragingloli. They’d be afraid you’d devour them.

canidmajor's avatar

Well, I would, anyway!

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imrainmaker's avatar

It shows to what extent someone is pissed off!!

Kardamom's avatar

I’m only seeing this now. For the last week (at least on my phone) I was unable to switch from General to Social or Meta. I guess the glitch resolved itself.

janbb's avatar

@Kardamom It wasn’t a glitch – it was a trolling fool.

janbb's avatar

Or did you mean the glitch on your phone? Oops!

canidmajor's avatar

@janbb, well, I know I was concerned about @Kardamom‘s phone! ~

Kardamom's avatar

I was just referring to the phone glitch that kept me from seeing this post, until after the troll came and went. I think I missed a bunch of stuff in Social too.

janbb's avatar

Got it.

Aethelwine's avatar

Anyone else find it odd that a new user created an account three hours ago and all they’ve done on the site is add me to their Fluther? I’m the only person they added. Is this common practice? Maybe they liked my bunny avatar? I’m confused.

chyna's avatar

I like your bunny avatar. :-)

canidmajor's avatar

I like your bunny avatar, too. :-)

Aethelwine's avatar

Thanks! It’s a singing monster from a game I play. :)

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