PSA: Eugine_Nier evading ban?

I know this reeks of witch-hunt­ing, but… I have a hunch that u/​Eug­ine_Nier is back un­der the guise of u/​Aza­thoth123. Rea­sons:

  • Same poli­ti­cal views, with a ten­dency to be out­spo­ken about them

  • Karma hov­er­ing in the 70s% for both ac­counts, oc­ca­sion­ally go­ing into the 60s%, sig­nifi­cantly lower than the LW average

  • The dates match up. Kaj So­tala an­nounced on July 03, 2014 that Eug­ine was to be per­ma­nently banned. The first com­ment from Aza­thoth123 was on July 12, 2014.

  • The one that got my at­ten­tion was the post­ing pat­tern. Par­tic­u­larly, Eug­ine_Nier had a per­va­sive pat­tern of ex­ceed­ing the quote limits per ra­tio­nal­ity thread. That’s ac­tu­ally the first thing I had no­ticed about the guy back when he was first ac­tive, and a few times I thought about draw­ing at­ten­tion to the way he flouted the rules, but never got around to it/​cared enough about the mat­ter. Now, I see Aza­thoth123 do­ing the same thing. The cur­rent Ra­tion­al­ity Quotes thread has four quotes from him already and it hasn’t even been a week since the thread was posted; all of them have some­thing to do with his poli­ti­cal views. As do ba­si­cally all of his post­ings so far.

  • Each one of these points, sep­a­rately, has a small prior prob­a­bil­ity if the two of them are not the same per­son. To­gether, they have an even smaller prob­a­bil­ity. Espe­cially the predilec­tion for post­ing one too many ra­tio­nal­ity quotes; se­ri­ously, how com­mon an oc­cur­rence is that one in par­tic­u­lar?

  • My ex­pe­rience so far with the in­ter­net has been that peo­ple like Eug­ine never re­ally leave an on­line com­mu­nity they have pestered for so long. It doesn’t mat­ter if they’re IP banned or some­thing. They always come back, just un­der a differ­ent name, and they come back shortly.

I don’t have an axe to grind against the guy, I’ve only spo­ken to him a cou­ple of times and didn’t no­tice any par­tic­u­larly large karma hits af­ter­wards, I just re­ally dis­like it when some­one skirts the rules like that. Dis­rup­tive users evad­ing per­ma­nent bans never helped any com­mu­nity ever.

Ob­vi­ously I’m post­ing this here be­cause I think a mod­er­a­tor should look into the mat­ter. Usu­ally I would be post­ing a dis­claimer of some sort, apol­o­giz­ing in ad­vance to Aza­thoth123 for at­tack­ing his stand­ing with slan­der­ous ac­cu­sa­tions if this turned out not to be the case. Well, I won’t. The more I look into the mat­ter, the more con­fi­dent I get that they’re the same per­son. Aza­thoth, if you’re read­ing this and you’re not Eug­ine_Nier, then I strongly ad­vise you go search for your twin brother, I think you’ll get along very well. Se­ri­ously, I’m say­ing this in good faith. You have a sus­pi­ciously great deal of things in com­mon.

If re­tribu­tive down­vot­ing is (still) a con­cern (if not, then dis­re­gard this para­graph): I’d like to re­quest, if such a thing is pos­si­ble, that a mod karma-blocks me un­til the is­sue is over, so as to not in­cur un­de­served down­votes (it would also mean I’d get no up­votes). In turn, I promise not to abuse the sys­tem by spam­ming the boards with garbage with­out con­se­quences, but then again given my his­tory so far on LW I don’t think that such an abuse should be ex­pected from me. For the record, I could have made a throw­away ac­count just to say this, and not risk be­ing kar­mas­sas­si­nated, but 1) a zero karma ac­count has no cred­i­bil­ity and 2) for sig­nal­ling rea­sons I pre­fer to put my money where my mouth is.

P.S. I only made this an­nounce­ment its own post be­cause the lat­est open thread was about to “ex­pire”.