Joined: 01 Jan 2005
The Sneak: This warrior is typically an Admin of the forum or associated forum, but not always. The Sneak will seem to have a limited input to the battle field until such a time they are content to do so. Once they are content with "knowing" who is who, well those that matter, they stride into the battle field and demand respect. They are quick to make quirky references to members IPs, and subtle hints they know far more, and often the membership is left with strange question why some of the stronger warriors have become particularly quiet in their opposition of Sneaky's views and arguments.
Observation of the Sneak, reveals there are varying levels of intelligence and understanding of the data that is sent by all members computers. In fact, so preoccupied with the "problem" of anonymity, it becomes their favorite area of interest, and they excel in finding out and understanding more and more about deriving valid "real" information from their members, or members from the battle field they lure to their own small forum.
Further observation of the The Sneak, may reveal their increasing familiarity over time with deriving real data. The forum's history may reveal how they operated in earlier days removing all obvious means of anonymity, banning proxy IPs or any account and IP that has matching IPs. At some stage they may relent once they have acquired mods for the forum software to work through and around standard proxies to determine unique users and their personal details.
The Sneak normally has to be someone who has the authority to edit out any public cries of wrong doing on their part or dismiss members PMs or turn off their ability to even send PMs to other members or in large forums be well versed in spinning stories to Admins and Nannies that "some" members are just out to make trouble through meaningless air claims, and what they found was easily done though search engines or were simply informed by other members.
In instances where the Sneak isn't an Admin, they have to resort to other clever tricks and scripts to trap members IPs and over time correlate and match real data with particular members. A determined Sneak will engineer very inventive means to try and discover the real identity behind a username.
One of the more obvious traits of the Sneak, is they are incredibly reluctant to step outside the forum as themselves, but will so in rare occasion but then so in the safety of numbers from their own forum or battlefield. If they need to attack a member on the board who they can't get a line on, they will often resort to an ad hoc Impostor account to do so.
The Sneak may exhibit really paranoid behavior when the tables are turned on them, and will ban on sight any member who has managed to get the dirt on their real life info dropping "strange" clues or subtly rubbing the Sneak's nose into their effort to probe the member's IP connection.
Edit part of mass sticky program _________________ The important thing is knowing who owns the fence
Last edited by Fence Sitter on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:49 pm; edited 1 time in total
Joined: 01 Jan 2005
Yeah the type had slipped my mind until Chopper asked about proxies and brought back memories of why I started to move about the web with proxies. _________________ The important thing is knowing who owns the fence
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