Multiple nicknames


Multiple nicknames?

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Scott Nichols    (2009-12-06)
Multiple nicknames?

Hello Thib, I have a feeling some people use more than one nickname here, if it is true, is it legal?

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-12-06 15:50:16)
Multiple nicknames

It is not authorized, particularly to use several accounts at the same time in order to try to cheat (that is detected in most cases)... Anyway the system discouraged the few attempts.

I also know that a few players do not use their real name (eg. that was authorized for the match, generally they do not find motivation enough to stay and reach the top ratings, that seems quite logical and consequences are negligible.

You may send a private message to me if you think that there is cheating in a tournament.

Luc-Olivier Leclerc    (2009-12-21 19:40:21)

can everyone's ip can be identified here..

And well, you can,t force people to use their real name, and that is worthy of jail or anything.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-12-21 20:03:52)

Hello Luc-Olivier,

Well, I cannot force it... who can ? Not FICGS, nor Facebook or other sites who ask for the real names as well, obviously.

Anyway, as far as I can remember it is legal to ask for & store real names in a database if you have an 'obvious' reason to do it. However if you can prove that something is illegal at FICGS, I'll be grateful for that and be sure that I'll make the necessary changes !

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-12-21 20:54:51)

On IP (internet addresses), noone but the webmaster can know the IP of visitors. Every server stores IP. FICGS also uses IP to verify if someone uses several accounts to try to cheat.

[edit: sorry Patrick :)]