Not talking about isolated incidents or trolls like you mentioned or du have seen of..Am talking of no naming shaming here too..but the whole lot of MPA (Multiple Profiling Anonymities) is as if becoming the norm here...so much mushrooming floating rotating profiles, often or sometimes coming together in simultaneity too ...of not by one or specific troll...but by largely by the larger profiles here who have been long & perhaps longest here...The MPA is so blatantaly felt & its so (ill)intentions of why they are created is so many.. hate politics, bullying, divisiveness, etc etc etc ...all killing the spirit & truth of love & art...NOT TO JUST TALK OF A COMPETITION LIKE P.O.M. this MPA IS KILLING THE WHOLE SITE ITSELF...someone who talked-fought-wrote poetry against such MPA by obvious big members of du..i remember her as Taryn...is no more here active...So do everyone who raises voice against MPA ...all for the sake of Truth & Art,,,will have to finally go away from site as it is not being addressed???? This is not just a question to you , no grudge against anyone here...but asking Admin & all in here..what could be done to prevent MPA... IP Check & / or Similar foolproof check that will allow only IP-address-wise existence of Profiles??.
Ahh, I am Sorry & am not being Pessimistic when I say..by the time we 'Keep Hope' the site is still mobbing with more & more MPA...& perhaps genuine members have no option but to stay away forever... Have all the faith in Technologhy & but the Admin the Webmiss-I have all the respects & adorations to Her..But is she directly or indirectly encouraging MPA by not addressing the issue & she herself being in Anonymous Veil saying she exist here in other anaonymous profile??
Well, as far as the votes in this thread clearly have a tilt towards the Original Format of One Win per Year..the P.O.M.issue will be taken care to that specific extent as you say..
Its good that there are so many new comps ...& yes agrees there is need for members (old or new) taking responsibility ..who could engage actively ..But am sorry to refer back to what I said earlier in this thread...comps. such as New Poet of the Month become unacceptable until such MPA are existent...
Juz me again in all the views above...its what i feel intense & hope so many here feels too...am coming out openly with these for DU's own good-not for any personal motives or so.. Light & Love to You all Poetic Souls xx
Not everyone who has MPA's are detrimental to the site. It's not the honest people who are upfront with them, Uma, it's the ones' who aren't honest about who they are, as well as their negative intentions. I say this as the owner of three additional MPA ( which I am honest about ), nor use for ill intentions. I don't know what to suggest that could address those who aren't honest, and use them for harassment or derogatory means. I don't.
If you're gunning for all MPA's to be done away with ( and I am not saying you are ), it will not change anything. Because the negative will continue, uncaught, because they aren't honest. I know several members who have left DU not because of MPA's - but for other reasons: spiteful, bitter, vindictive people.
And, for the record, Taryn herself had MPA's. . .
Yep. Taryn certainly wasn't against having them. I remember we critiqued some of the poems she posted as ExquisiteChaos in the Critique Series thread.
I'm sure she was against MPs being used for nefarious purposes, as most members are. Probably moreso, since she understood the value in having multiple accounts.
YES, It would be great if technology was available to tie "undisclosed MPs" together. Or prevent banned members from creating new accounts with a fresh smartphone.
Unfortunately, just as a poem can be falsely reported as a personal attack on another member for the purpose of punishing the writer ( which has been done to me by at least 3 different active members here ),
crusades to do away with MPs have been carried out by spiteful individuals purely to punish certain members who have MPs.
Advice to everyone here: be careful whose cause you align yourself with.