Those of you who have been following the Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin and his crew for a while know that Team Kimberlin has a fanboy that I call Mr. Down Twinkles. Actually, I believe that he’s member of the crew engaging at a lame attempt at sock puppetry.
Of late, Mr. Down Twinkles has been hitting the thumbs down button four times over a short time period for each entry. Visitors get one vote per entry. The vote can be changed from up to down or down to up, but there’s only one vote per customer.
Of course, logging in with multiple identities from multiple IPs is one way to trick the system into allowing multiple votes.
184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11 Comcast
18.104.22.168 FortaTrust USA
UPDATE—This comment was submitted on 11 May at 4:42 pm ET.
This comment was submitted on 20 May at 8:32 am.
This comment was submitted on 24 May at 7:17 am. WestHost runs westdc.net.
These two attempts were trapped in the spam filter. They were submitted later in the day on the 25th. The IP address 22.214.171.124 is assigned to FortaTrust USA Corporation.I’m posting these attempted comments because I’ve received yet another from Bill Schmalfeldt claiming that my banning of his comments is unfair and that he only uses one IP address.
Here’s the log information for today’s attempted comment.
Here’s the log information from an attempt caught in the spam filter on 26 May. See if you notice any similarities. Yep, the email address on both is email@example.com, and the website URL is the same on both as well.
However, the originating IPs are different. Today’s missive originated via a Comcast server. The comment caught by the spam filter originated from the same FortaTrust IP as comments caught on the 25th.
Although he has used the elderwilliam identity several times since the comments caught as spam, those were the first use of that ID in anything I received. Thus, I conclude that it is likely that Schmalfeldt sent those comments via the FortaTrust server.
UPDATE 2—BTW, the original post does not mention Bill Schmalfeldt. So why did he feel the need to respond to it?