Who is BriaTharen921@hotmail.com?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by accrispin, Nov 2, 2001.

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  1. accrispin Author of the Han Solo Trilogy

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    Hi, Forcenetters.

    Yesterday I was informed that someone who goes by the name BriaTharen921@hotmail.com has been impersonating me somewhere on The Force.net. Anyone know anything about this?

    I ONLY post here in the Literature Forum, and ONLY as myself. I always sign my posts "Ann C. Crispin."

    If some helpful person would copy those posts (many of which, I understand, were insulting to others) and send them to me, I'll be passing them on to my attorney. (Impersonating a public figure for gain or attention can be regarded as a criminal offense, Bria. Didn't you know that?)

    Anyway, I apologize to anyone who was offended by this individual's posts, and I'm sorry for the annoyance. I assure you I am NOT "BriaTharen921."

    Thanks for your attention.

    Best,

    -Ann C. Crispin

  2. chissdude10 Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 26, 2001
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    That name sounds familier but no sorry dont know her.
  3. ReaperFett Jedi Grand Master

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    I hate Impersonaters


    Loved your trilogy btw
  4. Commander Antilles Force Ghost

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    The moderators here would also take a very dim view of this. Anyone impersonating a SW celebrity or author would be banned.
  5. Jades Fire Jedi Master

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    Unless they are already an admin or mod.
  6. wild_karrde Chosen One

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    I did a user search, and there's no "BriaTharen921" listed.

    wk
  7. AnakinsGirl Jedi Master

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    that's terrible!!! i cant beleive someone would do something as STUPID as that...
    the name DOES sound familiar, but i can recall what threads i saw the name in. sorry!!!
  8. Commander Antilles Force Ghost

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    Can someone PM me or another mod if they find any posts by this user?
  9. Kier_Nimmion Jedi Grand Master

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    I can believe people will do anything. If people are willing to send death threats to Salvatore for killing Chewie, then why not this?

    Commander Antilles, at least let us know if they catch the person.
  10. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    About a year ago someone claimed to be James Luceno in their profile. When approached about the truth of this he stood firm in the fact that he was Luceno. I figured it for a harmless joke at first, but he didn't let up.

    Havn't seen him in awhile. His name was Lord Red 12 or such.
  11. AnakinsGirl Jedi Master

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    why doesnt someone here EMAIL that person????
  12. AdmiralZaarin Jedi Grand Master

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    I have yet to read your trilogy, the reason being I cannot find it in my local shops or library :(
    I've heard great things about it though :)
  13. Kadue Jedi Grand Master

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    Sorry to hear about that Ann.

    If anyone sees this person at all, let myself, DL, Gath or jmED know about it and we will deal with them.
  14. The Cat Jedi Knight

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    You hear that? Admin says make no mistake; A. C. Crispin herself has been attacked, and A. C. Crispin will be defended.
  15. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    As far as I know, Ann, no one has impersonated you in this forum. Has anyone seen anything in EUC?
  16. Alderaan_ Jedi Master

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    ow... I've never heard of this person but I'll try to be more observant now. Isn't there some way you higher-ups can search tfn for that name?
  17. mutley Jedi Master

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    I've seen a BT username withoutthe numbers, but not for quite awhile(and I don't think it would be the same person).

    I hangout in Lit and have not seen any posts, but will look closer and pass on any info to the Admins.

    Sorry for the hassle Anne, as you know this board does not tolerate things like this both Admin and Members don't like fakes.
  18. accrispin Author of the Han Solo Trilogy

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    Gee, maybe the "notification" was a hoax?

    The individual who wrote me had the email address of:

    *removed*

    She claimed to be a forcenetter named *removed*. Now that I look at the name more closely, I'm wondering if I've been royally "had," so to speak.

    If so, many apologies. It never occurred to me anyone would make up such a serious accusation.

    I wrote back, asking for further clarification, but received no response...

    <sigh>

    -Ann C. Crispin

    Edit: Removed details to avoid problems.


  19. ganner_rhysode Jedi Master

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    Sorry to hear about your exasperation :(

    It's such a privilege to be able to communicate with authors such as yourself on these boards and people like this are just going to ruin such opportunities for the rest of us.
  20. wild_karrde Chosen One

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    Don't worry about it. Just go see Monsters Inc. I guarantee it'll take your mind off things :D

    wk
  21. TorynFarr Jedi Knight

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    Crispin, please contact me, I know exactly whats going on. I sent you a PM yesterday, but my e-mail is Lelila1138@hotmail.com. I can explain it to you.


    EDIT: I just thought I should add that this is (as far as I know) completely independent of theforce.net.
  22. Yanksfan Chosen One

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    Hey crispin, I don't know where you suddenly made the leap to assume that *this* was a hoax, but I think it was majorly irresponsible of you to post someone's real name and email on a public message board without permission. That is an incredible invasion of privacy and I think you need to get your story straight before throwing this person's address to the wolves. Which is exactly what you did when you accompanied it with a false accusation of your own.

    I happen to know the person who's name and address you just carelessly exposed to the forum. And I also know she didn't make this up. And I am horrified on her behalf that you could do such a thing.

    I'll probably get in trouble for shooting straight with an author, but I don't care. Ban me. But I also know what you did was wrong.

    Yanksfan
  23. Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus

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    if you have information on this person impersonating Ann, I suggest you share it.
  24. darthparth Jedi Master

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    wow can you sense the underlying threat there? DL on a rampage...
  25. Yanksfan Chosen One

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    This has nothing to do with tf.n, which was crispin's first mistake when she assumed it had. I would suggest checking her PMs. I believe someone has already attempted to clear this up with her.

    Satisfied?

    Yanksfan
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