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What was MuppetCheck(tm)

  • 15-01-2023 1:49am
    Registered Users Posts: 6,002 ✭✭✭

    Years ago before the disasterous move to Vanilla and before incel trolls named after nazi generals started running amok there was a top secret mod tool called MuppetCheck that flushed many of these chancers out before they could get a foothold on the site.

    Details are sparse. Theories suggest it might be a highly advanced AI-overlord-enabled writing style analyser that was years ahead of its time and could sniff out a troll with the first line of text they write. Now that it's gone with the bows and the arrows can someone in the know explain how it used to work?


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 75,663 Mod ✭✭✭✭New Home

    Like this.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,057 ✭✭✭✭Strumms


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭xxxxxxl

    Something like this.

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 4,200 Mod ✭✭✭✭TherapyBoy

    It X-Ray’d you through your screen. If you had someone’s hand up your butt the alarm bells kicked off 🩻❌👋🏼

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Regional East Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators, Regional South East Moderators, Regional North East Moderators, Regional North West Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 7,976 CMod ✭✭✭✭Gaspode

    First rule of Muppetcheck club is we don't talk about Muppetcheck.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,468 ✭✭✭✭ELM327

    EPM - Enhanced Private Moderation. It was a way for the mods to check login credentials and creation information for new accounts to catch re-regs. No problem with re-reging of course, but the problem was and is if you rereg to avoid a ban.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,707 ✭✭✭Bobblehats

    Keywords such their; their or their were a dead giveaway

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,635 ✭✭✭✭Princess Consuela Bananahammock

    before incel trolls named after nazi generals started running amok

    ...wha...? I missed this.....

    If this post contains the phrase "we're done here" it means I've proven what I set out to prove and I don't want to keep going round in circles.

    It's not about "winning" it's about illustrating a point.