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By I_Care_about_it ·
There is a person with the alias GIJoe who has posted meaningless messages to hundreds of questions in order to initiate the autoclose function to simply get points awarded for nothing. This GIJoe person is the same person as the one using the aliasAnna777. GIJoe will pass those awarded points over to Anna777.

Do a little research and you'll see that this is true. I've included a few links to show you what I mean.

http://www.techrepublic.com//forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml ?thread_id=48837

http://www.techrepublic.com//forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml ?thread_id=65275

http://www.techrepublic.com//forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml ?thread_id=48784

Check out ALL of GIJoe's questions, and you'll see that all of them were answered by, and points transferred to Anna777.

http://www.techrepublic.com/forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml?thre ad_id=75418

This is not fair to those who honestly try to answer people's questions in a genuine attempt to help them.

There's also a person with the alias jreg who is doing the same thing.

You people should be ashamed of yourselves for being so devious and underhanded.

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by I_Care_about_it In reply to TechRepublic - Read this

From: BeerMonster

I think you are absolutely right to raise this as an issue, at least as far as 'GIJOE' is concerned. I'd like anna777 to have the chance to reply on this though, and I hope you contacted her (I'm assuming it's a she) directly to get her side of the story, it's a pretty heavy accusation - although I do have to admit that she is getting a **** of a lot of points from mr GIJOE. As for the old argument 'we don't do it for the points' - that's true to a certain extent, but it's the points that let us know how we are faring in the techrepublic forum, and allow us to feel at least a small sense of status \ achievement as our total grows. When someone ruins that by cheating it is a bit of a shame....

I'd be interestedto know what techrepublic has to say about this. I think a fix needs to be found for the irrelevant answer tactic, and anyone found to have be involved or benefitting from these tricks should have their accounts closed - thus forcing them to start from scratch. Bear in mind that if you are caught it's no use just changing your alias - your new alias will appear on all of your past postings as well....

To: BeerMonster - Post another answer and I'll accept it.

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by BeerMonster In reply to TechRepublic - Read this

Sometimes the tech forum is a fair place to raise a point rather than just pose a technical issue, that being the case in this instance I'd rather you kept the points yourself. thanks anyway though....

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A comment for Maxwell - Nice going, why don't you prove your point by opening a question and giving ALL your points away ?? After all, presumably they don't mean anything to you and this would be your chance to show that once and for all...
If youdon't want to give your points away, then how about getting hypocrite stencilled on your forehead ??

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by maxwell edison In reply to TechRepublic - Read this

OK, I read it (even though I'm not "TechRepublic").

Why not send your complaint to someone who might care. I don't think you'll find anyone on this thread who really cares about that issue. If you do, it will only show that you're not the only one with both too much time on your hands and too few meaningful things in your life deserving of such attention.

Maxwell

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by TheChas In reply to TechRepublic - Read this

I thought about this a bit since your post this morning.

I have an idea.

Beat the person at their own game.

Post a challenge to the power users (Maxwell T, Tim the Toolman, Asyscokid, soulrider, etc) to clean up the old open questions.
They, and some others would only post meaningful answers.

(I've looked through the old questions myself, and have no meaningful input to add to the ones still open.

Perhaps you could list a number of question threads, and award extra points to thepeer who's answers are accepted for the most questions.

My only other thought, is to browse th eTR author Bios, and send an e-mail to Ms. Combs who is listed as the content editor for the Q&A section.

Chas

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by Kuhlio In reply to TechRepublic - Read this

Just a side thought, but this wouldn't even be an issue if people just rated the answers.

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