I have an imitator. But clicking on their name takes me to...my page...

So "Adrian+monk" commented on my orangeboard. My first imitator! Nice. Guess now I know I've made it. Imitation being the best form of flattery and all... But when I click on their name...it throws me to my page...which is creepy. I know it's genuine, because it says "member since Feb 15, 2007". I'm so confused. Is the staff playing a trick? Or how is this effect produced? Has someone hacked the site? Or did someone join right after me and replicate my every move? Clarification would be exceedingly appreciated.

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rachel9 years ago
It's a bug. The + character in membernames is not URL-encoded properly in the link generation, and someone has Taken Advantage of it! It's on the fix list. Let me or another site admin know if you notice the copycat doing anything ... immoral ;)
Lithium Rain (author)  rachel9 years ago
Okeedokee. Thanks.
Jayefuu7 years ago
So by Rachel's explanation anyone with a name that has a space in it can be immitated by creating an account with a + replacing the space in their name?
Yes, but it's easy to tell the difference.  The only thing is that clicking the imitator's name takes you back to the original account's profile.
They commented me and I said little because I checked the link and took no notice, also I seem to have both of you looking the same on my comment tracker, which is desperately confusing... I kind of guessed considering how assumptuous they were...
Lithium Rain (author)  killerjackalope9 years ago
New avatar...
Lithium Rain (author)  killerjackalope9 years ago
Yours? I noticed it, just didn't know what to say about it that wouldn't be oogey...
I'm assuming it's Killerjackalopewife Killerjackalopepartner his latest squeeze.

And, if she ever joins, I'm hoping she picks something easier to spell...
I'm going to start getting them all to join with names like that... I'm not really sure what them refers to though so you shouldn't be spelling much until I do...
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