Recently, a person I call Mr. Down Twinkles has been hitting the thumbs down button again. The TKPOTD for six years ago today was about Mr. Down Twinkles.
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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.
22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199 Comcast
188.8.131.52 FortaTrust USA
UPDATE—This comment was submitted on 11 May at 4:42 pm ET.
These two attempts were trapped in the spam filter. They were submitted later in the day on the 25th. The IP address 184.108.40.206 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 from an attempt caught in the spam filter on 26 May. See if you notice any similarities. Yep, the email address on both is firstname.lastname@example.org, 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?
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Rereading that post reminded me of one of Schmalfeldt’s many Twitter handles—Slappy McWingnut.The related account was suspended for TOS violations.The slappymcwingnut dot com website was hosted by WordPress.com and was suspended there as well.
Bill Schmalfeldt keeps trying to find a public persona that has some staying power. He’s failed. Indeed, the only identity that has stuck was given him by a commenter here at Hogwash! (Monitor 2012)—Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt—to which I have added ™, the common law trademark notice.