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Seen quite a few threads and posts where the poster username is 'Anonymous' or 'Admin'. This only seemed to have happened recently. Could someone explain (in less than 550 words *smile*) how this has come about?

Personally I'm quite insouciant about it, if a little curious.

NB: Apologies if it has been mentioned on another thread.

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'Member 'admin' has been a

Member 'admin' has been registered for 11 months and signs off posts as Zia (and Jp and Tilly and Nippa and Steven and many other names) and has the improbably high post count of 51,595.

Suprised you've only just noticed him/her given that - despite being a member since 2013 - those posts seem to go back as far as 2007 ...

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/mp3mp4/samsung-k3

So I am guessing that this is a fault in the system.  On one old post someone has quoted 'admin' but the quote shows the member's user name as 'Tilly Masterson'.

Strangely, user 'Anonymous' (not clickable and no details of when joined or post-count etc.) frequently appears in threads posted by 'admin' (also as far back as 2007).

Looks very much like something weird happened after the website change and that 'admin' is/has been many users (even concurrently) but always with the same 2013 join date and other details (last visited , post count).

[Update]  When 'admin' posts a thread he/she is user 'admin'. When 'admin' makes subsequent posts in reply to other posters (in the same thread) the replies come out under the 'Anonymous' user name like in this example ...

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/cd-player-cyrus-setup

This is not the only example. It happens in all of the threads where 'admin' has both posted and made replies. (All those I have checked anyway.)  

This even happens in recent posts ...

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/network-players/sonos-amp-qa-concept-20-speakers

I am going to check if this happens on the iPad now.  I can't believe 'admin' (and 'Anonymous') are not seeing this themselves, so maybe it's platform dependent or only visible to certain users (like PP and me). 

I will also try without being logged in (after deleting all cache, cookies, history and temp files etc.)

[Update 2]  Ok,  without being logged in, this what I see from a recent post ...

clicky

David is quoting 'admin'/'Anomymous' when replying, but - in the quote - it resolves to 'le_vicar'.

I can only assume that user 'admin' (and Anonymous of course) has never seen this themselves.  This is why I linked to a screen-print to show what I am seeing.

Can anyone else confirm whether they see user 'le_vicar' or 'admin' and 'Anonymous' in this thread?

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/network-players/sonos-amp-qa-concept-20-speakers

Thanks

 

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Clearly a bug in the system. Duly noted.

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Also noticed last night,

Also noticed last night, reading a thread on 'I Remember When...' I read a post by Anonymous, only found out who it was by someone replying to Igglebert. I know he hasn't been on here for some considerable time but...

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chebby wrote:

chebby wrote:

Member 'admin' has been registered for 11 months and signs off posts as Zia (and Jp and Tilly and Nippa and Steven and many other names) and has the improbably high post count of 51,595.

Suprised you've only just noticed him/her given that - despite being a member since 2013 - those posts seem to go back as far as 2007 ...

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/mp3mp4/samsung-k3

So I am guessing that this is a fault in the system.  On one old post someone has quoted 'admin' but the quote shows the member's user name as 'Tilly Masterson'.

Strangely, user 'Anonymous' (not clickable and no details of when joined or post-count etc.) frequently appears in threads posted by 'admin' (also as far back as 2007).

Looks very much like something weird happened after the website change and that 'admin' is/has been many users (even concurrently) but always with the same 2013 join date and other details (last visited , post count).

[Update]  When 'admin' posts a thread he/she is user 'admin'. When 'admin' makes subsequent posts in reply to other posters (in the same thread) the replies come out under the 'Anonymous' user name like in this example ...

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/cd-player-cyrus-setup

This is not the only example. It happens in all of the threads where 'admin' has both posted and made replies. (All those I have checked anyway.)  

This even happens in recent posts ...

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/network-players/sonos-amp-qa-concept-20-speakers

I am going to check if this happens on the iPad now.  I can't believe 'admin' (and 'Anonymous') are not seeing this themselves, so maybe it's platform dependent or only visible to certain users (like PP and me). 

I will also try without being logged in (after deleting all cache, cookies, history and temp files etc.)

[Update 2]  Ok,  without being logged in, this what I see from a recent post ...

clicky

David is quoting 'admin'/'Anomymous' when replying, but - in the quote - it resolves to 'le_vicar'.

I can only assume that user 'admin' (and Anonymous of course) has never seen this themselves.  This is why I linked to a screen-print to show what I am seeing.

Can anyone else confirm whether they see user 'le_vicar' or 'admin' and 'Anonymous' in this thread?

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/network-players/sonos-amp-qa-concept-20-speakers

Thanks

 

Having clicked on your first link it says 'Admin' joined in 2013, yet the post is dated 2007. And having over 51k posts is over twice as much as JD. The gremlins are certainly working overtime.

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plastic penguin wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Having clicked on your first link it says 'Admin' joined in 2013, yet the post is dated 2007. And having over 51k posts is over twice as much as JD. The gremlins are certainly working overtime.

That's because 'admin'/'Anonymous' isn't one user but lots.

Even within the thread you read last night 'Anonymous' is not just 'Igglebert' but a few others too.

Maybe 'admin' was an entity created 11 months ago, for test purposes, that accidently got migrated when the latest changes went from beta to live.

Maybe deleting user 'admin' completely from the system will re-instate all the correct user names and their corresponding posts.

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Even 'What are you listening

Even 'What are you listening to...', which from memory was started by fatboyslimfast (I could be wrong)  has now turned to Admin.

*EDIT* I've tried on Google and Chrome, both logged in and out and the same result. I've also tried my iPhone but can't get the signal. (bloody useless area)

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plastic penguin wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Even 'What are you listening to...', which from memory was started by fatboyslimfast (I could be wrong)  has now turned to Admin.

IDC IIRC.

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plastic penguin wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Even 'What are you listening to...', which from memory was started by fatboyslimfast (I could be wrong)  has now turned to Admin.

IDC IIRC.

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simonlewis wrote:

simonlewis wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Even 'What are you listening to...', which from memory was started by fatboyslimfast (I could be wrong)  has now turned to Admin.

IDC IIRC.

So are you seeing the same as Chebby and I? Or is it more random for you?

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chebby wrote:

chebby wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Having clicked on your first link it says 'Admin' joined in 2013, yet the post is dated 2007. And having over 51k posts is over twice as much as JD. The gremlins are certainly working overtime.

That's because 'admin'/'Anonymous' isn't one user but lots.

Even within the thread you read last night 'Anonymous' is not just 'Igglebert' but a few others too.

Maybe 'admin' was an entity created 11 months ago, for test purposes, that accidently got migrated when the latest changes went from beta to live.

Maybe deleting user 'admin' completely from the system will re-instate all the correct user names and their corresponding posts.

That seems the logical route.

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simonlewis wrote:

simonlewis wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Even 'What are you listening to...', which from memory was started by fatboyslimfast (I could be wrong)  has now turned to Admin.

IDC IIRC.

No. IDC started "What are you watching?"

'Fast Eddie' started ...  'What are you listening to?'    

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Yes i see it as chebby and

Yes i see it as chebby and you.

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Hope they sort it fast,

Hope they sort it fast, because if someone doesn't use the quote button and/or if the Admin or Anonymous poster posts half-way down a page, it is largely guess work. Like the Igglebert said he started listening to hi-fi around 15, no-one actually quoted him, but they did reply (two posts later) as "I was also 15 Igglebert", to paraphrase. 

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