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ChristianKl comments on LessWrong Is Not about Forum Software, LessWrong Is about Posts (Or: How to Immanentize the LW 2.0 Eschaton in 2.5 Easy Steps!) - Less Wrong Discussion

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Comment author: Lumifer 16 July 2017 10:49:39PM 3 points [-]

A big problem of LW 1.0, before the downvotes were banned, was the infamous sockpuppet master

I disagree that it was a big problem. Eugine was a garden-variety malcontent/troll, any internet community with open registration has to deal with people like that.

I would probably say that the big problem was the inability (and I mean cultural, not technical) of LW to deal with Eugine.

Comment author: ChristianKl 17 July 2017 11:21:12AM 0 points [-]

Most forum software has better tools to catch banned people who reregister.

Comment author: Lumifer 17 July 2017 03:24:46PM 0 points [-]

Not those possessing the minimal technical skills to mask their IP.

Comment author: ChristianKl 17 July 2017 03:41:45PM 0 points [-]

In an environment where most new users don't mask their IP, going through the effort of masking your IP is a sign that's something is fishy.

Comment author: Lumifer 17 July 2017 03:49:50PM 1 point [-]

How would the forum know whether I'm masking my IP or not?

Comment author: ChristianKl 17 July 2017 09:42:39PM 0 points [-]

If you for example Google the IP of an Tor exit note you can usually learn that it's a Tor exit node.