Someone has hijacked bgates Pigginton’s name

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Submitted by PD on November 17, 2006 - 8:05am

It seems like someone is trying to discredit bgates. There is suddenly a new poster with a capital B (Bgates instead of bgates).

There have been a bunch of postings by a Bgates that are strange. Clearly, someone does not like him and instead of coming up with reasoned arguments, they have hijacked his name.

Rich, can you make this new Bgates stop?

Submitted by brooke on November 17, 2006 - 10:04am.

All his/her posts have been deleted and the fraudulent user account has been blocked.

If this kind of thing happens again we will start blocking guilty IP addresses from the site.

Submitted by PerryChase on November 17, 2006 - 10:27am.

I read Bgates' posts last night, and I thought that bgates had suffered a mental break-down. It's common for conservatives to "loose it" so I just shrugged them off (just joking :)).

Submitted by PerryChase on November 17, 2006 - 2:06pm.

It wasn't me, I can assure you of that. But Bgates had some hillarious posts. I had a good laugh before going to bed last night.

Here's a link to Colbert. He's sick of "coward Democrats" and quits. I don't have cable so this is new and funny to me. Good thing I still had the link in my history.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgCsc7YyP18

 

Submitted by FormerSanDiegan on November 17, 2006 - 2:25pm.

I never saw the Bgates posts, but this begs the quesiton.
How come somebody can post in with the moniker SDrealtor after someone else named sdrealtor was posting for months ?
But a Bgates can't ?

Is it because of the difference in Bgates' opinions versus SDrealtor ?
Or did Bgates actually try to pass himself off as bgates ?

Submitted by lindismith on November 17, 2006 - 2:29pm.

Bgates was trying to pass himself off as bgates. (Either that or bgates was very drunk, and couldn't remember his login, so created a new one.) I think it was just a poser though.

bgates, despite his incorrect views, is very articulate, bright and a good speller. This other Bgates was just a nightmare.

Submitted by sdcellar on November 17, 2006 - 2:52pm.

Yes, a poor sense of humor.

Submitted by lostkitty on November 17, 2006 - 6:40pm.

Thanks for the Colbert link. i dont have cable either... (Dont like the kids vegetating in front of the tube with all those channel choices), I do watch Colbert all summer at my mom's though. Funny! (We watch AliG too, has anyone seen his new movie? I cant wait. i love how he draws people's prejudices out into the open and they publicly humiliate themselves.)

Submitted by brooke on November 17, 2006 - 7:09pm.


I never saw the Bgates posts, but this begs the quesiton.
How come somebody can post in with the moniker SDrealtor after someone else named sdrealtor was posting for months ?
But a Bgates can't ?

Is it because of the difference in Bgates' opinions versus SDrealtor ?
Or did Bgates actually try to pass himself off as bgates ?

There's nothing wrong with having similar names -- the problem is this second Bgates was trying to impersonate the first one and make him/her look bad.

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