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[MYST] Can anyone solve this?

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Darth_Malt, Jan 8, 2005.

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  1. Darth_Malt

    Darth_Malt Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It has been brought to my attention that a MOD here on Theforce.net boards was selling their handle and password on Ebay earlier today. When contacted via MSN Messenger, a link was sent to me showing the claim of a MOD selling his handle and password on it. While nothing shows up on the link now, earlier today it did.

    The MOD's handle was not stated but did say that the person was a above-average popular user here at these boards. I wanted to bring this up to the attention of the people here (for we may have a false MOD running among us here) and hope an exchange hasn't taken place. The link to the auction was here [link=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=306&item=3064582647&rd=1]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=306&item=3064582647&rd=1[/link] just in case anyone wanted to know. It doesn't work.

    Well, that's about it. I just wanted to bring it up to the attention of the people here at these boards.

    Stay safe and remember......don't trust anyone.
     
  2. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    According to that link, the auction has been removed.

    I doubt it was authentic in the first place.
     
  3. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Why would anyone want to pay to be a mod?
     
  4. Darth_Malt

    Darth_Malt Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Power? Mass bannings? Just to say you're a MOD? There's many reasons but who would be stupid enough to try and sell a name and who would be even dumber to pay a LOT of money to be one? You can only do so much.
     
  5. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Revenge perhaps? Buy a manager's account and then he can delete the boards one by one. I'm sure they have backups as one would be damn stupid not to have backup files for something so large.
     
  6. JediMasterRevan

    JediMasterRevan Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I bet Comet was in the bidding.
     
  7. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Let's not single out users, ok Revan?

     
  8. hunter_ofthe_myst_ra

    hunter_ofthe_myst_ra Jedi Knight star 5

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    er...why is my name in the title? [face_worried]

    or am I being ego-centric and it has nothing to do with me? :p

    The MOD's handle was not stated but did say that the person was a above-average popular user here at these boards.
    yup can't be me :p
     
  9. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    That certainly is weird. :eek: It's probably not authentic, like KW says.

    Ah, the things you'll see on eBay. :p


    BTW, what's MYST stand for? :confused:

    EDIT: lol, myst, that's what I thought when I read the title too.
     
  10. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mystery would be my guess. ;)
     
  11. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    That's what I'm going with now too.
     
  12. Darth_Malt

    Darth_Malt Jedi Padawan star 4

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    After waiting, I have come to clear this up.

    "MYST" means "MYSTERY". Uhhhhh thank you!
     
  13. Kimball_Kinnison

    Kimball_Kinnison Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Revenge perhaps? Buy a manager's account and then he can delete the boards one by one. I'm sure they have backups as one would be damn stupid not to have backup files for something so large./i]

    That used to be true, but it's not anymore. Only admins can delete a board now.

    That was a change made a couple months ago.

    Kimball Kinnison
     
  14. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That was a change made a couple months ago.

    about the same time I was promoted to manager - co-incidence ?

    What was the screen name of the person selling the item on ebay, and were they an established member (ie more than 10 feedbacks), or a new account ?

    How did you come across the auction ?
     
  15. Stackpole_The_Hobbit

    Stackpole_The_Hobbit Jedi Master star 6

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    Let's crack the case!

    SEVEN BARRELS OF LUKE-WARM MONKEY VOMIT!
     
  16. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v508/jcgabe/kirksapient.jpg]
     
  17. Genghis12

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Malt...
    "The MOD's handle was not stated but did say that the person was a above-average popular user here at these boards."

    Above-average? Popular? Then it obviously couldn't have been a MOD, right. [face_mischief]
     
  18. Jaina Byrd

    Jaina Byrd Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes, I would guess it wouldn't be a MOD, I'd guess it was some other user here on the boards. They probably thought they could get some JC kids to go crazy when a MOD (which most normal users here think it would be cool to be) might be selling their handle. I find it hard to believe that a mod would really do any of this... whoever it was running the auction probably didn't even really know the password for the handle in question.
     
  19. Dark_Lady_Jada

    Dark_Lady_Jada Jedi Knight star 5

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    hits send on PayPal button and logs in as the new MOD in town

    At last I shall have my revenge! [face_devil]

    You know, I wouldn't put this past some folks to do.
     
  20. Genghis12

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Come on, are suggesting that we have any users who would hack accounts they didn't originally register or are bitter at the administration? Anyone who follows Comms knows that can't possibly be true.
     
  21. Qui Gon Moon

    Qui Gon Moon Jedi Master star 5

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    This begs the question...which mod could pull the most dough on eBay? How much would you pay to be Katya_Jade? Raven? DarthSapient?

    [face_thinking]QGM[face_thinking]
     
  22. Iwishiwasajedi

    Iwishiwasajedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I say we turn the JC into a reality show. Every January users vote mods off the boards. Then, those with the most votes have their username and modship auctioned off on Ebay! Imagine how much money TFN would rake in!
     
  23. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hmm, maybe it was PhilipWise's account. He's been known to try to go after a buck or two.
     
  24. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jeff has a point there and since he owns the boards he could just get another account activated. And he doesn't care too much about the boards, so really, it'd be like a win-win situation for him.
     
  25. Siths_Revenge

    Siths_Revenge Jedi Youngling star 7

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    This begs the question...which mod could pull the most dough on eBay? How much would you pay to be Katya_Jade? Raven? DarthSapient?

    I think Malkie could get some bucks.
     
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