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Troll using my callsign to create trouble in MP

Postby J Maverick 16 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:58 pm

Hi all! Because it has started to become an issue over MP these days, I wanna let you know that my callsign "J-Mav16" is being stolen by others and used to spread false claims, insulting or harassing people shooting missiles with an F-16. Moreover, this troll is using also other people's callsign, "Rayonix" above all or some like "MAV=GAY" or mocking mine, to hop in MP and spam missiles whenever he sees me flying, forcing me to evade if using MP damage or moving to OPRF's private server if I want to be left in peace.
Hence if you see such actions, I can assure it's not myself getting mad at people but a troll trying to make fools out of my name to create trouble. If you happen to see something like that, please put his callsign on Ignore in Pilot list and report it either in here or via PM to me, even though it mostly happens when I'm around in MP.
I had the opportunity to find him myself flying my very own callsign a few minutes ago around KSFO and had the chance to talk to him under a different name, pretending I was a friend of mine which hadn't been on for a while and asking questions regarding myself and he was coming out with me having become gay. What a... (you know it).
BTW, To quickly identify if it's either me or someone else, you can notice if the MP welcome message is the custom "Breakin' the sound barrier every day!" which I've been using for years or the standard "Hello".
Thanks for reading through and I hope you can understand the situation.
Happy flying!
Kind regards, Mav
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Re: Troll using my callsign to create trouble in MP

Postby RA811 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:47 pm

What a moron!
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Re: Troll using my callsign to create trouble in MP

Postby Hazuki » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:16 am

A dispute to callsign "J-Mav16" is alerted by me and this callsign will not be tracked by FGTRACKER until dispute is cleared. May the person who registered this callsign in FGTRACKER please contact me by the registered email shall he/she wish this callsign be tracked again.
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Re: Troll using my callsign to create trouble in MP

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:59 pm

this is really pointing more and more to the need to register and reserve callsigns like is done on forums and chat networks to prevent others from using them to cause problems...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: Troll using my callsign to create trouble in MP

Postby Hazuki » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:20 pm

Callsign registration was discussed different times over the past 10 years. I think lack of development leader in FGMS and lack of support from the community is the cause the registration not (yet) implemented.
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Re: Troll using my callsign to create trouble in MP

Postby J Maverick 16 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:53 pm

Hey Hazuki thanks for taking action!
More than stopping the tracking (which I look at often) that could also help seeing when my callsign is stolen, I'd either prefer having specific flights that I know I haven't done deleted instead once this whole story is over.
Although, I'd take a deeper look at "Rayonix" instead, which is the callsign this particular person likes to assume the most when seeing me flying over MP.

@wkitty42 I deeply support this cause, or at least making sure people tagged as trolls to be IP-banned from joining MP (that would require multiple complaints of course to be correctly identified).

Right now I've implemented (thanks to Pinto) a blacklist.nas which works like an ignore function for undesired callsigns to avoid constantly being on alert if someone spawns for the sole purpose of trolling me.
Apparently some people have spare time on Christmas time to make silly things...
Regards, Mav
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Re: Troll using my callsign to create trouble in MP

Postby J Maverick 16 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:38 pm

Can we just have a stricter callsign registration process in MP? I've just had a convo with the troll while he was flying the F-16 at LIPA with my own callsign and was bloody annoying to say the least (I spawned in OpenRadar).
Seriously this matter requires deeper attention. I know it has been brought up before and I bring it up once again, it is frustrating that someone just tries to mock me so I can't even fly because he's already using my callsign to say the least. I don't care if he comes to insult or spams missiles at me using whatever name, that can be solved with some nasal.
Sorry if it's rude and all, it's just frustrating.
Regards, Mav
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Re: Troll using my callsign to create trouble in MP

Postby J Maverick 16 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:22 am

Troll update: Sorry to keep talking about this but I wanna clarify it. Because of the recent events, the best decision going forward for me is to stop flying in MP until this kid gets bored or finds himself some more useful task in life than trolling in FlightGear. So from now on, if you see a J-Mav16 flying it will be clear that it won't be me. It's frustrating and all but in end it's all about having some patience and ignore him and hopefully he will go away. If not, well, there isn't much that can be done right now to stop it I'm afraid. Alternatives to this are not too distant either.
Have a nice day!
Regards, Mav
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Re: Troll using my callsign to create trouble in MP

Postby WoodSTokk » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:24 pm

I dont know what possibilities a server admin has, but i can imagine that a server admin can at least block the traffic of that troll.

IMHO are the MP server comparable with IRC server. The only difference is that the MP server has only one channel and thats the world we are flying in.
There should be commands at least for the server admin to KICK and/or BAN a user.
IMHO it should also possible that the admin add trusted users as OP (like the OP on a IRC channel) that can also perform KICK and/or BAN.
If the troll connects over a dynamic IP or a VPN, you have at least some seconds to regain your callsign.

Its not only you, there was also a troll long time at EDDF faking jomo sessions.
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Re: Troll using my callsign to create trouble in MP

Postby J Maverick 16 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:39 am

Yeah getting his IP banned would be definitely helpful and at least prevent him from creating caos. If the maintainer of mpserver01 could get in touch either in here on PM or the mailing list we could talk about it and try to solve it.

WoodSTokk wrote in Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:24 pm:Its not only you, there was also a troll long time at EDDF faking jomo sessions.

Yeah I perfectly remember that and it was painful as well.
I've seen this troll under his fake Rayonix callsign flying around EDDF shooting missiles at other people hence I got in touch with Jomo to advise about the issue and placed a public comment on his OpenRadar string to advise that a troll uses that callsign to disrupt people.

I've already asked to people I know to simply ignore him whenever they see something suspicious so in the end he will go away by himself at the very least.
Let's see.
Regards, Mav
Breakin' the sound barrier every day!

Scenery designer, basic livery maker, aircraft developer (KC-137R, F-16, C-32J, A330, MH-60)
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