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Donald X.
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Someone is pretending to be me on Facebook! They have an account called "Donald Vacarino" and have friended a lot of game industry people.

It's not me! It's some evil person. I don't know how I stop this but now you people who see this game designer forum know.
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This may help you: Chef Lenny Russo's blog about his encounters with a Facebook impostor. Mr. Russo, the real one, was recently nominated for a best mid-West chef James Beard Award and the impostor was trading on that reputation. His blog details the steps he had to take to get the person's account closed.
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You could try to Report/Block the person (left column of profile about half a page down). How you prove to Facebook that you're the real DXV is another matter...

...I tried looking through fb's security page (http://www.facebook.com/help/?ref=drop#!/help/?topic=securit... ) but, interestingly, couldn't find a case which applied here.

Anyway, hope I was able to help somewhat. Dominion is definitely my most-played game ever and it's the least I could do to try to help.
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Chris Ferejohn
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Pitying fools as hard as I can...
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If I'm that guy then I'm immediately posting a status about how someone is impersonating him on Board Game Geek...
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You know the obvious solution is to be on Facebook, right?
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I saw that account on some friends of friends lists a couple days ago. It confused me why you didn't know how to spell your own name!
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Donald X.
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dbuel wrote:
You know the obvious solution is to be on Facebook, right? :D

They have cleverly set up their system so that to complain about them, you have to be assimilated. You can't see the page without being a member. And you can't report an impersonation without linking to the real Facebook page. Because obv. anyone real would have a Facebook page.
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donaldx wrote:
dbuel wrote:
You know the obvious solution is to be on Facebook, right?

They have cleverly set up their system so that to complain about them, you have to be assimilated. You can't see the page without being a member. And you can't report an impersonation without linking to the real Facebook page. Because obv. anyone real would have a Facebook page.


So now we're back to the "Is Donald a real person?" debate
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Wow, I guess Facebook is part of real life now. Who are these friends of friends in the gaming industry, I wonder, who would be so careless as to befriend the impostor?
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Donald X.
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Okay it turns out I do have a "real" facebook page also, which is to say, they just reprint wikipedia on facebook, and so there's that link. So if you feel like reporting this on facebook, where it asks for the real page being impersonated, you can link to that one: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Donald-X-Vaccarino/10620481275...
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tee hee, that tickles!!!
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Reported. The more reports the merrier, I'm guessing.
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donaldx wrote:
Someone is pretending to be me on Facebook! They have an account called "Donald Vacarino" and have friended a lot of game industry people.

It's not me! It's some evil person. I don't know how I stop this but now you people who see this game designer forum know.

How do we know this is really you?
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Donald X.
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jttm wrote:
How do we know this is really you?

There are people here who have met me irl, including a couple admins, who can vouch for me. Then you would have to say "what if they aren't who they say they are either," but that path ends with you being a butterfly dreaming he's jttm, and I don't mind if that butterfly doubts my identity.
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Sean McCarthy
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jttm wrote:
donaldx wrote:
Someone is pretending to be me on Facebook! They have an account called "Donald Vacarino" and have friended a lot of game industry people.

It's not me! It's some evil person. I don't know how I stop this but now you people who see this game designer forum know.

How do we know this is really you?


Click on his name and go read his posts. If this isn't the real one, I don't care, because he's better!
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Sounds like Donald is a cylon...
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I'm not on Facebook either.

Why would I? I get enough SPAM as it is...
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Hah! You don't even exist! You're really Valerie Putnam. Take off that mask. Nice photoshop work on your avatar to make it look like you're a separate entity from her. The impostor is probably Dale Yu.
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dbuel wrote:
You know the obvious solution is to be on Facebook, right?


Before joining here are some recent articles and discussions about how Facebook uses your private information.

This Week in Tech (TWIT) went on and on about some of the Facebook craziness in last weeks podcast:

http://twit.tv/248

According this Facebooks CEO the users are a bunch of "Dumb Fucks". At least when he first launched it:

http://www.businessinsider.com/well-these-new-zuckerberg-ims...

May 31st is quit a Facebook Day. I doubt it will have much affect since there are only 13,620 signed up and that is but a tiny fraction of the users:

http://www.quitfacebookday.com/

Recent Wall Street Journal Article:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870491200457525...
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The Business Insider article cited above also links to an interesting feature which shows how to put a "Privacy Lockdown" on your Facebook settings.

It is I-N-V-O-L-V-E-D...

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-lock-down-your-faceboo...
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crazyyog wrote:
dbuel wrote:
You know the obvious solution is to be on Facebook, right?


Before joining here are some recent articles and discussions about how Facebook uses your private information.

Indeed. Don't tell them anything you don't want the whole world to see. Any privacy policy that's repeatedly changed without prior notification or consent is no privacy policy at all.

That said, the information you have to provide to establish an account is quite minimal.
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Put 'Not on Facebook' in your BGG profile. Post this story to Board Game News. It won't matter then.
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Maybe that is his real name.

Because, you know, it's not a crime to have the same real name as A FAMOUS PERSON. Not that I'm BITTER or anything. angry
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And I would have gotten away with it if wasn't for that darn Game Designer...
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