User "TheKingOfRandom" is clearly impersonating user "The King of Random", is there any action that can be taken?


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mh76dk4 years ago
I am not sure there is any impersonation going on. it looks like a name-similiarity (of a rahter common looking name). There is also no copying or even competing posts from the users. The new user may have inadvertantly picked name similiar to a popular user - but as far as i can see he is not impersonating that user.

Well, thats IMHO from a quick look at it ;-)
He's using the same avatar...
I didnt notice that. (good thing I added that "IMHO from a quick look" ;-)

But I am willing to change my mind in light of this - and kitemans comment - that he may be trying to "catch reflected glory".

I am sure if he is using *the same* avatar that is breaking some kind of rule (if nothing else, theres a copyright law - despite that seemingly being entirely ignored around here)
Kiteman4 years ago
I'll have a word.
Kiteman4 years ago
Hmm, although the member is not breaking any actual rules with his name, he is clearly trying to catch a bit of reflected glory, hoping to get extra views from people confused by the similar names.
bwrussell4 years ago
You can express your concerns to the Instructables staff by sending an email. A nicely worded an non-aggressive email will receive a much better response than the alternative.
Forgot the address: service (at) instructables.com
kelseymh4 years ago
E-mail the Instructables Staff, service (at) instrutables.com. Include the URLs if the two members' pages, to make the distinction and the copying clear.