- 28 May 2004
Thanks for your response.
I do have a query in regards to using shared computers, at a library or educational institution, for instance.
It could look like multinikcing if 2 or more ASF posters used computers at the same library. I can't imagine the chances are great but it is possible.
Is there grounds for appeal where a mistake could have occurred in identifying a multinicker?
Also, do you have a policy of checking the alleged multinick posters to see they are in fact posting on the same shares? I guess that would be a double check.
With regards to Question 1:
Mistakes will occasionally be made and we do listen to people and consider their case if they feel they have been suspended unjustly.
We now have fairly advanced tools to detect when multiple accounts are being used by one individual. We monitor the posting behaviour and patterns of both usernames to determine whether or not they are guilty of misleading/fradulent behaviour and make our decisions based on that, after very careful consideration.