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So we already knew that hfscomm1 and jimhones09 are the same poster. About a month ago when SE implemented the new troll-control measures, there was a little smoke-and-mirrors thread with an entertaining conversation between hfscomm1 and various hfs- and jimhones-based aliases that mysteriously got pulled out of nowhere. That's because SE got annoyed with the troll's constant starting of new login names and just started banning his IP address outright, but said troll didn't know this and started posting as jimhones09 which was also being auto-ignored to his surprise. He then embarked on some damage control.
You can also see the hfscomm1 manifesto was actually shortly run by jimhones09 in his early days about 5 months before he decided to hand it over to the new persona hfscomm1. For example:
about 5 months ago
i really think that this board would be a better place without: west67th, columbiacounty and aboutready. i would settle for anyone of the three finding a new hobby but all three would be most ideal.
i am not a new poster...i am an old poster sick of all of your antics
i am a real estate professional (if that matters at all)
i do seek and ocassionally try and give guidance on this board, but find all three of you beyond intolerable
So how does rufus fit in? If you look through old posts to see who else is being auto-ignored besides hfscomm1, jimhones09, columbiacounty, and all the hfscomm1 aliases, just one name sticks out: rufus!
Strange that a login name that hasn't been used in about a year starts getting auto-ignored, no? That's because the posts are from the same IP address as the troll.
The dead giveaway, however, is from the following thread:
Right after the first auto-ignored post from jimhones09 giving away that identity, we see a panicked troll putting up a post under the new handle "jimhonescomm1":
about 4 weeks ago
stop ignoring this person
Jimhones, how did you get blocked? Blocking is only for select repugnant people like me, columbiacounty and rufus. Why you? And why not other repugnant people like whoreready, violent Rhino, cheating 67th and Eddiesomewhereelse.
The reason this is a dead giveaway is because rufus is a handle that has been unused for about a year. How would the troll know that rufus is being auto-ignored? That's because rufus is the troll. In his panicked state, the poor troll looked up all his accounts to see them all being auto-ignored, and he forgot to realize that hfscomm1 should not know that rufus is being auto-ignored as well: rufus had stopped posting about a year prior.
Welcome back, rufus! We had missed you, but glad to see you've been here all along.
nada, i owe you a drink.
for those without immediate recall of dear rufus and his de-evolution/reincarnations, this sums a lot of it up rather nicely. narcissistic personality disorder, indeed.
Nada gets top nom for sleuth award, 2010.
that does really explain his lack of desire to talk about himself.
wtf? rufus has been trying to terrorize me. how humiliating. such an unworthy opponent.
Flmao. Knew hfs was Jim. Thx u inonada.
inonada -- you'll now have to change your handle to inotodo!
I have a headache from this. It's so much simpler when w67 is just w67, ar just ar, cc just cc and so on.
insanity is rarely simple, 10023.
That is impressive work.
i should have picked up on the rufus connection, although i wouldn't have connected the dots like inonada did through the written evidence. we noted his obvious narcissistic personality disorder. he has been following me around trying to twist everything i say into making it appear as though I have NPD. self-entitlement. lack of regard for others. feelings of superiority. etc. etc.
Yeah, very impressive, inonada. I think I would enjoy meeting and chatting w/ you IRL. I am wondering when NYT is going to pick up on *comm and make an article out of this. I called it.
Is Rufus /Jimhones a broker?
Can we know who he's working for so i make sure i don't hire this disturbed individual?
alrighty.... -smirking- inonada, can you plz tell everyone i was the one who pointed you to Jimcahones? Come on .... you can have the rufus side... but i claim jimcahones=hfs.
Now can we get Columbiacounty back?
just wonderin': i thought se was blocking manually, not by isp address, because there was a time-lag i thought in hsf getting banned in some of his new personas....and nada seems to assume it was done by automatic isp address...
[this does remind me of when "bansaplr" who was really pas407, wrote "pity this thread will be pulled", shortly before the thread was pulled, which presumably only pas407 would have known....and of course they later reinstated the whole thread]
if hsf is a broker....can't someone narrow it down....
He actually wrote he was a broker, I think.
jim, I think SE took out his major IP addresses. that's why his presence was much more limited. I think he was on vacation last week. hope it wasn't because he has a kid on school break.
also, read the thread I posted which was shortly before rufie disappeared. you'll see what I'm talking about.
actually, nice try. but yes it does matter. how's chicago treating you?
it's always mystified me why you try to present me in such a negative light. i have fully expressed that i believe that everything that has been granted me is pretty much luck, that i am very left-wing (i.e. pro-welfarish programs), i've tried to point out that i do indeed volunteer (although in your defense that thread seemed to have disappeared). you twist everything i say. often outright lying.
and now i know. did your mommy not treat you right? do you still dig LA chicks?
aboutready=toilet. well aren't you the fine social specimen. wow. you accuse me of denigrating people.
hsf=feces in my toilet. and rufus.
rufus, please tell me you've managed to find a hot chick. no? that explains a lot.
no, actually dickhead i've said i volunteer in a number of threads. i've said that because of the type of work i'm doing it isn't possible to commit to a full-time volunteer job. i've also pointed out that it is VERY hard to get volunteer positions right now. people without jobs are using them to add something to their resume.
oh, hfs. think about it. i'm pretty sure she'll be happy enough with the money in trust. compared to nothing. and we've talked about it. she understands.
wow, rufus. what is this? a last stand? a need to try to prove you're not rufus by being an asshole in a different direction?
don't worry, sweets. she's growing up just fine. you grew up rotten.
rufus, chill. i do a tremendous amount of work for two charities. but the work is sporadic. so i can't take on something else, and still meet my obligations there. next year when my obligations end for these two organizations, i can reconsider.
do you practice being an asshole, or does it come naturally.
I think about ready enjoys the hfs confrontation. If she did not she would not keep responding..
rufus, until you show us your accomplishments, what you've done, fuck you.
you can say you're not here to talk about you until you're blue in the face. but until you do you have zero credibility. sorry, the game just doesn't work that way.
rs, fuck you. do you like being attacked? really?
but yes, this one i'm enjoying. rufus. that's f'ng awesome.
rufus. nice story. but not quite right.
this is ALL about you. how's chicago? LA? Columbia business school?
rufus, we have a happy family. how about you? how's your relationship with your dad? your mom? your dad's relationship with your mom? your mom's relationship with your dad? the total family dynamic?
rufus, you don't have to tell any stories. sadly your stories are at least partially transparent.
i don't need to hear you say your life isn't so great. it's obvious.
you both must end of dead if you don't stop hating.....
i hate very few people. unlike hfs.
hi honey. how's rufus doing? does he like his newly found notoriety?
rufus, rufus, rufus. this amuses me to no end.
oh rufus, you flea. go away.
Ionada: Wow. Not since Col Mustard did it in the library with a wrench has there been such a well detailed unravelling of a mystery. Can you tell me why SE doesnt just block the address altogether. It would clear most of the garbage off this site. Why don't they do that.
that's why i wonder if the blocking is actually manual,,and they cant blow the isp...(im not opining on who he is...haven't read all the past posts)
Sorry I've been MIA -- been busy in real life.
First, to give credit where credit is due, I noticed the weird hfscomm1 / jimhones09 dynamic when it came out, but it was w67th who first put 2+2 together what it meant.
On the IP address vs. username thing, I think SE got annoyed at some point with troll taking up new usernames to counter auto-ignore measures, so they switched from username to IP. Troll countered with changing IPs, SE got annoyed and used their levers to come to a peace agreement. While troll can annoy with anonymous IPs, SE can twist bigger levers.
I think the IP filter is pretty narrow. Only a few mostly old random users were being picked up as well, unlikely to have been troll from forensic evidence. Possibly neighbors who picked up free wireless, recycled IP, co-workers behind the same corporate IP, etc.
Well I'm very impressed with Ino's detective work but I'll admit I'm a little surprised. Always thought Rufus was an obnoxious annoying pest but I always considered him harmless. Now it turns "harmless" Rufus is in fact a highly disturbed individual who descends to the level of vicious personal attacks Interesting that having be reviled as "Rufus" on this board, he would choose to focus his venom on a particularly valued contributor.
If we're talking about the rufus of long ago (and his various other handles), he is NOT the same as any of this other, more recent vermin. I'm sure SE through him into the ban mix just because he had such a long-standing legacy of ban requests, and he was an obvious name to ban despite not being current. Note that none of his other handles were banned: off the top of my head, MarkAnthony, Quantum, etc. (I'm too tired to remember.)
If there were recent rufus post, I haven't yet seen them (I haven't checked SE in quite a few days) ... please link
hfscomm1: "This is amazing. None of you are correct in the slightest."
OK, I'm willing to play along. Answer me this. How did you know rufus was being put on auto-ignore?
(alanhart -- there have been no recent posts from rufus)
Also, I don't think SE added people to the ban list based on ban requests. A couple of very few non-comm1 banned names were very inane. Much more offensive posters are left unbanned. For example, jimhones09 is pretty tame by Hugh_G standards.
ah, i disagree. i don't think it was in rufus's nature to just give up and disappear like that. read the thread i posted, one of the last ones devoted to rufus prior to his general disappearance. the one in which the details of NPD are outlined. and then think of all the things HSF accuses me of.
as to why he chose me, i think it's simple. i thought the sotomayor thread set it off, but it most likely was the PCV going back to RS thread. one of Rufus's recurrent themes was his disdain for gov't subsidized housing in any form. he hated people getting "hand-outs." and often called for the buildings to be torn down.
Um, this explains everything. I think. Nah, I'm still confused.
ionada, my name is jim. i now have to call myself jim_hones10 because i was blocked as jim_jones09. i can assure you that i am not anyone else. i'm amazed that you care enough about what is written here to dig up old posts. don't you have friends, family, anything else to do?
alhtough it is a charming idea to think of you little weasels sitting around dreaming this nonsense up.
As opposed to you having to come up with new handles bc you SE is indeed blocking all your ISPs. Omfg. It gets better and better. It's like the one crazy in the crazy house saying 'i'm alright!'. Flmao. Your too much jim/hfs. Flmao.
I gotta pee.
"What do you mean how did I know rufus was put on autoignore? The same way I saw I was, I saw columbiacounty was, etc."
The reason you saw yourself and columbiacounty on auto-ignore was because both you and he were actively posting, so you could see your posts being auto-ignored. On the other hand, rufus had not posted in over a year. Outside of your *comm1 outbreak, hfscomm1, columbiacounty, jimhones09, and rufus are the only ones being auto-ignored.
Do you understand the discrepancy, or should I break it down further for you?
I am sorry to hear that the troll has blocked you from using your preferred name "jim_jones09". Why couldn't you use "jim_jones10"? Why did you have to change your last name to "hones"? I can speak with the SE folks to clear up the name you want for your use. Just let me know what name it is exactly that you'd like.
On the issue of friends and family, it's a touchy subject, but let me share because people on this forum tend to be supportive. Truth is, I have trouble making friends, both in real life and online. Why just a couple of days ago, I was trying to be chummy with hfscomm1. Here's what he said:
2 days ago
stop ignoring this person
inonada, I'm not here to make any friends
Family is estranged, painful to talk about. Really, the details of my life are quite inconsequential.... Very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a 15-year-old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize; he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes, he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament... My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon... luge lessons... In the spring, we'd make meat helmets... When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds — pretty standard, really. At the age of 12, I received my first scribe. At the age of 14, a Zoroastrian named Vilmer ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum — it's breathtaking... I suggest you try it.
Anyways, I digress. So yes, it's indeed a sad existence to live life on this forum, hanging onto every word. I'm really desparate to make friends online, haven't given up on it like hfscomm1 has, so yes I dig up old posts. It took me a whole half an hour to piece it together once I actually tried, time I will never get back in life, but really what else does an anti-social recluse like me have in life other than the simple joy of solving puzzles?
I. No Nada
P.S. Would you like to become friends?
Inonada dunks on rufuscomm. Flmao.
Jimmy/hfs/Rufus/commie., give it up. Your $6/hr security gate job deserves better. Flmao.
"But ok fine, I'm rufus, you got me. I logged in now as rufus."
Welcome back, rufus! Why don't you just use your old login?
"If you really want to insult me, you'd call me aboutready the toilet whore."
I don't want to insult you, I'd like to be friends.
about 1 hour ago
ignore this person
report abuse As opposed to you having to come up with new handles bc you SE is indeed blocking all your ISPs. Omfg. It gets better and better. It's like the one crazy in the crazy house saying 'i'm alright!'. Flmao. Your too much jim/hfs. Flmao.
I gotta pee.
It took me about three minutes to come up with a new handle and email addy for it. but i went to college.
'your daddy' is that the best you got w/ your non Columbia education. Flmao.
Go back to your hourly job. Flmao.
3 minutes? Holy shit. I've run 1/2 mile in that time. Flmao. Try 'it took me 10sec' and 2:50 min. To login and write down password. You forgot colonelklink and shrimpie. Flmao.
Your r a complete and utter azzhole. Flmao.
i dont work by the hour....i get paid fat commissions for robbing people of their hard earned money. everyone here knows that FUKWAD
This gets more confounding by the hour! Rufus, was there a point when all the little bits of paper with the different email addresses and aliases began to get out of hand? How do you track it all now, Excel?
its fairly easy:
first there was jim_hones09
now there is jim_hones10
as necessary there will be: jim_hones11, 12, 13, etc, et al
clever enough to follow that spinner?
I'm confused. Where does jimhones09 fit in? How about jim_jones09?
Inonada, I dig your writing.
i am jim_hones09. i was blocked/deleted, whatever.
you forgot the "c" hence your non acceptance into Columbia.
forgot the "c"? you have never made any sense, either in your stupid rambling posts or your criticism.
so for some more fun, read these five links and see if you can see what i see. start from the bottom, work your way up. fun, connect the dots. (ps, this looked like spam so i had to break it up. start from the bottom of this and then move to the bottom of the next one).
Thanks, mimi. I strive to entertain. I enjoy reading about your trials and tribulations in your RE search.
i think aboutready just pulled 5 random threads. honesly, what is this horseshite supposed to add up to?
too difficult for you? who is westelle? who is inquirer?
you problaby believe that our government planned the wtc attacks as well don't you? twat
wow, that got a response. any guesses after reading who westelle inquirer might be?
kids are out of the house, she lives basically in a housing project, afraid to go out, far too much time on her hands, and not enough brains to figure out what to do....so she just sits there, dreaming nonsense up, and hoping like hell someone reponds to her posts
her and w67 both
you sound like ph41.
how silly. i know a number of people dislike me. but a number of people dislike me under a number of different names.
"you problaby believe that our government planned the wtc attacks as well don't you?"
That's crazy-talk. Rufus did it. Here's the evidence. #1: anti-social behavior, hate, and a need to terrorize in order to force one's viewpoint onto others rather than relying on reason. #2: desire to bring down great NYC buildings in favor of Chicago buildings. Hence, rufus IS Bin Laden.
Not to make light of a painful subject for many, but your behavior on this forum is in many ways reminiscent of terrorist ideology. Do you agree or disagree?