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Subject: Abusive behaviour on kickstarter... rss

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Oblivion Doll
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So, "the troll" has decided to begin targeting backers of the Mech Command RTS project and use their name and likeness in his abusive crusade against the project. I've been targeted by this personally, and am not at all amused by this turn of events.

In a few hours, I will be contacting local authorities regarding the problem, as it fits the necessary requirements to be treated as identity theft.

In the meantime, I'd like to ask that anyone legitimately interested in this project support those of us being targeted by reporting these false accounts to Kickstarter via the support link.

I haven't found a direct link to the contact feature, so if someone has one, that would be appreciated. In the meantime, I click "support", then the link for "multiple accounts". On that page, there's a button for contacting KS support for further assistance. I've been posting the links for the false user accounts, and have advised Kickstarter that I'll be reporting this to the police later today.
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Duncan Idaho
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Can you give us a list of these accounts to make it easier to report?
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Oblivion Doll
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https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/1174682664

Fake account for Michael Pederson. Has the real account's name and picture, and presumably other publicly-available information.

https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/1140186069

Fake of my account, with visible details, including picture, matching my real account (but not backing the same projects as the real me).

The formatting of the troll's posts is pretty distinctive and doesn't match up with the readily-available comments from the real versions of the people in question. If you're following the project on KS, it'll be very visible when it happens.

In both cases, the accounts have already been removed as backers on the project, and the messages posted by the troll accounts have been removed, but the accounts (and their removed messages) retain the name, image and personal details of the real account.
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Oblivion Doll
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And a new one:
https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/2124972471

Kyle Salisbury.
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Tim Bailey
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Trent, (I'm assuming it's him) I think you need to give it a rest dude.

I'm disappointed with the campaign too, but this is not the appropriate way to handle these emotions. First of all, you are going to get yourself in trouble. Second of all, you aren't the police of the world - if this kickstarter doesn't deliver, then it's not your responsibility to have been the watchdog. It's most likely that you are angry and want to see the project fail.... but it won't at this point. You are going to get yourself in serious trouble. Honestly dude, take a break from the internet for a few days.
 
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David Chapman
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Oh, alright - except for Codenames
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Yeah. Let's be honest - Bad Crow should have cancelled the project at least a week ago so they could get their ducks in a line and start again in a month or two with the interest still there - but there's no call for cyberstalking.
 
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Phil Triest
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Why post this garbage here on this site. Get a life...
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