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Which is worse...starting a TD drawing attention to obvious dupe accounts running from TD to TD with the intention of proving that THEY and not the mods run this place, or said mods deleting the TD but NOT the dupes it draws attention to?

How many times have we heard Red Hat say he can't just delete an account he suspects until he KNOWS it's actually a dupe? If this is an SI policy then what does a dupe have to do in order to 'prove' it?

Just a couple of examples:

http://www.fannation.com/throwdowns/show/349060

06/05/09 09:47 rat-ta-tat on Red Hat voted
06/05/09 09:51 513 is on a losing streak voted
06/05/09 09:56 gin and dupes voted
06/05/09 10:00 chosen1 pt II voted
06/05/09 10:05 upper-s-l-u-t voted
06/05/09 10:12 Cassidy-Edwards voted
06/05/09 10:19 king of swing voted

http://www.fannation.com/throwdowns/show/348984-who-was-the-best-pitcher-in-the-last-20-years?category id=17

06/05/09 10:00    chosen1 pt II voted
06/05/09 10:05  upper-s-l-u-t voted
06/05/09 10:10  Cassidy-Edwards voted
06/05/09 10:18  king of swing voted
06/05/09 10:39  simple jack lambert voted
06/05/09 10:50    THE MICKSTER voted
06/05/09 11:07  BuddyGuy voted

So tell me...What exactly does "rat-ta-tat on Red Hat", "upper-s-l-u-t", "chosen1 pt II", etc. have to do to prove they are dupes? More importantly, why was a TD calling these dupes out deleted while the dupes (and their votes) are still here at this writing? Does this make ANY sense to anyone? Am I missing something here?

Now, I know if a comment gets reported as offensive X number of times it's auto-deleted. Is the same system set up for TD's? Does whatever genius who devised such a system realize that only HELPS the dupe users prove even more that THEY and not the mods run this place? Pretty damn easy to get anything you want deleted when you have 20+ dupes at your disposal to trigger auto-deletes. They can not only determine the voting outcome of TD's but also censor comments and, apparently, TD's themselves.

How many TD's have to be compromised, how many more idiots have to be emboldened to start their own dupe collections, how many more people have to complain about the BIGGEST issue on FanNation right now, how many more top TDers have to stop TDing, or leave the site altogether, before someone gets a clue that this problem is getting WORSE, not better since a visible mod was put in place?

 

UPDATE:

The Dupes were deleted, but not the votes they cast...so their purpose was still served, TD's were ruined, and the responsible party(s) will simply laugh their ass off while creating new dupes to do it all over again, knowing nothing of substance will be done. 

2ND UPDATE:

To Red Hat's credit, upon seeing this blog he did delete votes of the dupe accounts in question that had been previously missed in the cleanup of the original mess. I have no problem criticizing things I view as wrong so it is incumbent upon me to make prominent mention when those things are corrected. Hat tip to Red Hat on this one. 

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