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Some douchebag is impersonating me on Reddit; r/mr mods won’t ban him

So some douchebag is impersonating me on Reddit. I post as manboobz. He (or she) posts as manboobz_. (That is, with a little underscore at the end.) Luckily most of the faux-manboobz’ comments are fairly easy to tell from mine — this is not someone with a great sense of subtlety — so at least some of the regulars have figured out that this bonehead is not actually me. Not all of them, unfortunately.

As impersonating someone else is a violation of Reddit’s rules, and an asshole move to boot, I politely asked the Men’s Rights subreddit’s mods to ban the faux-me. Here was the response:

Stay classy, AnnArchist!

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NullPointer
NullPointer
9 years ago

qwert: Even better, why don’t people assume that manboobz_ is in fact a pissed off MRA imitating a feminist imitating a pissed off MRA imitating a feminist? Adding levels of abstraction always makes things more likely.

xtra
9 years ago

An interesting question…

Why does everyone here, including David, assume that “manboobz_” is some pissed off MRA or other, trying to annoy or embarrass David? Why do we not assume that “manboobz_” is a fan of David, or a feminist or some other, posing as a pissed of MRA trying to annoy or embarrass David in order to discredit Reddit as David seems so intent on trying to achieve?

Because really David is a double agent. He is an MRA and created Manboobz to pretend to be a feminist to get feminists to reveal their evil plot and expose what they really think about men. Whahahahaha, ingenious!

qwert666
qwert666
9 years ago

@ Molly Ren

Well David seems to have a bit of a problem with a few of the people on Reddit, mainly AnnArchist. And here we have AnnArchist seemingly breaching the rules of Reddit by not banning “manboobz_” whoever he/she is. If someone were to want to make AnnArchist look bad or unfit to be a moderator then I’d think this would be a pretty easy way to achieve that to pose as an MRA and bait David until he complained. He clearly, and understandably, has a dislike of David hence his reluctance to help him out, and now AnnArchist’s stance on the whole situation no doubt reflects badly on him.

qwert666
qwert666
9 years ago

@ xtra

“Because really David is a double agent. He is an MRA (…) ”

Now that really is fucking absurd, lol!

Simon
Simon
9 years ago

I don’t know how this can be seen as impersonating. “manboobz” isn’t the name of a real person, it’s just a pseudonym.

Rutee Katreya
9 years ago

Okay, let’s put this in the way the idiots can understand:
You have no reason to believe this is true, you’d just rather that a feminist do this than an MRA. Fun fact: A much more likely target for a feminist doing this is Amanda Marcotte, she’s much higher profile and substantially more hated by the MRM. And it’s still not going to be evidence that a feminist did it if an Amanda Marcotte impersonator shows up.

You have no evidence for your proposition; the jackassery is itself evidence of an MRA. Your explanation isn’t credible outside of new facts of the case, so bugger off.

Also, the laws of electromagnetism work *exactly* as described, Thor isn’t swinging his hammer really fucking fast to make computers work.

qwert666
qwert666
9 years ago

@ Rutee

There’s no reason for me to believe an MRA is responsible any more than there is to believe it’s someone posing as an MRA. Where’s the evidence to say an MRA is responsible? I don’t think that “jackassery” is sufficient proof itself, it can be easily faked.

Lauralot
Lauralot
9 years ago

If Batman was real, I would let him punch me in the face. And it would be awesome.

Sharculese
9 years ago

qwert how does your insano backwards fantasy account for the micropenis comment holly mentioned above.

also how do account for the fact that it sounds lazy and contrived.

Sharculese
9 years ago

seeing qwert and brandon in the same thread makes me want to see them fight for the title of ultimate ‘you cantdisprove every possibility therefore im right’ preztel-logic pseudointellectual.

qwert, do you have a position on whether people who arent you matter?

Moewicus
Moewicus
9 years ago

Hey Simon, why were you posting as Simon_ last night telling us all how you have come to a revelation about how the whole universe is just one speck of dirt on a goat’s udder?

I found your ideas intriguing and I wish to subscribe to you newsletter.

Amused
Amused
9 years ago

@Sharculese

qwert, do you have a position on whether people who arent you matter?

What does it matter? Whatever, he says, we can never be sure whether it’s really qwert666 or merely a Reptilian general pretending to be a Mossad agent pretending to be a Hamas terrorist pretending to be a CIA operative pretending to be an vegan anarchist pretending to be a Tea-Partier pretending to be a feminist pretending to be an MRA pretending to be David pretending to be qwert666 to make qwert666 look bad. It’s hopeless.

Simon
Simon
9 years ago

Yes it’s annoying if someone posts under a similar username but it’s not as bad as someone impersonating a real person and writing bad things under his name. That’s nearly like libel.

thebionicmommy
thebionicmommy
9 years ago

Where’s the evidence to say an MRA is responsible? I don’t think that “jackassery” is sufficient proof itself, it can be easily faked.

Jackassery is good evidence an MRA did it. That’s their specialty. Seriously, why would a feminist go through the trouble of imitating manboobz as part of a convoluted scheme to make AnnArchist look bad, when AnnArchist himself is already doing a great job of making himself look bad?

Rutee Katreya
9 years ago

There’s no reason for me to believe an MRA is responsible any more than there is to believe it’s someone posing as an MRA. Where’s the evidence to say an MRA is responsible? I don’t think that “jackassery” is sufficient proof itself, it can be easily faked.

Um, you do realize that someone is posting on r/MR, impersonating someone r/MR hates, and making them try to look bad, right? That is sufficient reason to think it’s an MRA.

Now if it were done on, let’s say, the feminism subreddit, I’d be more inclined to merely say it’s an anti-feminist, and not necessarily an MRA. But on r/MR?

Rutee Katreya
9 years ago

Jackassery is good evidence an MRA did it. That’s their specialty. Seriously, why would a feminist go through the trouble of imitating manboobz as part of a convoluted scheme to make AnnArchist look bad, when AnnArchist himself is already doing a great job of making himself look bad?

Yeah, feminists don’t really have to stoop to planting false evidence of jackassery. I mean, the movement isn’t perfect, there’s got to be at least one person who considers it valid, but it’s *unnecessary*. You can always find a misogynist of some variety doing the stupid shit you hate.

Kyrie
Kyrie
9 years ago

@qwert According to your logic, AnnArchist and any MRA post published in manboobz could just as well be a fake from a feminist. Even more, maybe all MRA are feminists: they often pretend that feminists sometimes trigger violence against women to justify their existence. Then, wouldn’t it make sense that they invented a group prone to sexist behavior to justify themselves to men? But it’s not all. Maybe feminists aren’t women, because “women” aren’t humans. They’re robots sent from the future to avoid rebellion. They replaced women (at least western ones) and keep making babies trough the means of genetic manipulation. If the baby is a female, they wait till she’s grown, kill her and replace her by a feminist bot. They didn’t replace men because they sooo strong and need them as slaves, or batteries.

But, apart from that, occam. Maybe it’s not an MRA, just a stalker who happen to look like an MRA, talk like an MRA, walk like an MRA (by which I means same ideas, same way of formulating them). Chances that it’s a feminist in disguise? Slimmers than the odds that santa does exists but retired at the same time you started questioning his existence.

Also, if occam’s razor isn’t enough for you, ask yourself what were the effects untended? Make MRAs look bad? They could make them look childish and douchebags; that’s hardly bad compared to some of the heinous stuff we’ve read.
AnnArchist looks bad too, but whoever manboobz_ is, AnnArchist is still responsible for his reaction.

On a unrelated note: hi people.

qwert666
qwert666
9 years ago

@ Sharculese

In all honesty I think it’s more likely that this is an idiot member of Reddit having a pop at David rather than some conspiracy or other. As there’s no doubt that David has been annoying quite a few people over there as of late, as is his M.O., as it would seem. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if my “insano backwards fantasy” turned out to be correct, it’s not exactly stretching the bounds of possibility is it? I mean, how surprised would you be exactly? As surprised as if an Alien spacecraft landed on your lawn for example?

As for the “micropenis comment” I, thankfully, have no knowledge as to the state of David’s genitalia and I’d rather hear no more about the matter! I certainly don’t want to see David attempt to disprove this assertion!

“qwert, do you have a position on whether people who arent you matter?”

Could you please rephrase the question as I don’t understand what you are asking me?

Sharculese
9 years ago

it’s not exactly stretching the bounds of possibility is it?

no, it kind of is.

qwert666
qwert666
9 years ago

@ Kyrie

Maybe none of you exist and this is just a really bad dream that I’m having. Or maybe I don’t exist and I’m just part of someone else’s bad dream. Is this where we’re going with this?

Anyway, I have to go now.

David, good luck in apprehending / banishing this “manboobz_” imposter. I hope you expose him / her whoever they are. I think they are scum!

Holly Pervocracy
9 years ago

If it were just some random Redditor, I don’t think all the comments would be “hurr hurr hurr I think women=good and men=bad because I’m the feminists’ little lapdog!”

I’m also not seeing why a feminist would need to fake anything to make MRAs look bad. Have you seen the real things those assholes write?

Pecunium
9 years ago

qwert: There’s no reason for me to believe an MRA is responsible any more than there is to believe it’s someone posing as an MRA. Where’s the evidence to say an MRA is responsible? I don’t think that “jackassery” is sufficient proof itself, it can be easily faked.

So you admit you are pulling this out of your ass.

Since you don’t know, why speculate?

One might be forgiven for thinking you have a agenda.

Pecunium
9 years ago

Sharculese: seeing qwert and brandon in the same thread makes me want to see them fight for the title of ultimate ‘you cantdisprove every possibility therefore im right’ preztel-logic pseudointellectual

Add TS, and it’s a party.

Hershele Ostropoler
9 years ago

qwert:

AnnArchist’s stance on the whole situation no doubt reflects badly on him.

You’re new to the Internet, ain’cha, boy?

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