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Alter Ego Detector 1.6.2

Flush out the fakers!

Tags:
  1. Xon
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5
    License:
    Apache License Version 2.0 (APLv2)
    Visible Branding:
    No
    Presenting, the Alter Ego detector originally @Liam W, now maintained by @Xon.

    This AE detector uses a cookie to detect multiple accounts. The cookie lasts for either an admin configurable time (default 24 months), or until the user clears their cookies.

    You can have a AE detection notify your staff by any combination of the following:
    • a PC
    • a new thread
    • A report

    The check is performed during the login process, and the user won't even notice anything is different if they're using an AE.

    New Permissions (under General Moderator Permissions):
    • Bypass Alert Ego Checking
    • View Alert Ego Report
    Please ensure you assign the "View Alert Ego Report" to your moderator/administrator groups so they can see the Alter Ego Reports.


    Installation

    I recommend using Add-on install & upgrade or [TH] Install and Upgrade to install this addon.

    Contributing features or bug fixes
    Please create a Github Pull request via the "Find more info at github.com..." link.

    Contibutions

    If you appreciate this addon, please consider a contribution via PayPal. Details will be provide via private conversation.

    Images

    1. upload_2013-10-5_20-29-56.png
    2. permissions.png
    3. options.png
    4. registration.png
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Recent Updates

  1. Feature update
  2. Maintenance update
  3. Bugfix update

Recent Reviews

  1. Moshe1010
    Moshe1010
    5/5,
    Version: 1.5.1
    Very good add-on compared to many similar add-ons that I've used throughout the years. The developer is also very responsive and fixes bugs/adding feature requests when it's possible. Thank you for offering this add-on for free and keep up to good work :)
  2. South Fork
    South Fork
    2/5,
    Version: 1.5.1
    Echo'ing bcercan's remarks.... It's a bit challenging sifting through multiple threads by the same user. If a PC is being shared, such as a business PC where multiple employees use my site, it clutters things up.
    1. Xon
      Author's Response
      I recommend using the report centre and the report option if possible. I can't offer an ETA of when this addon will track what threads it creates to avoid the issue described.
  3. bcercan
    bcercan
    1/5,
    Version: 1.4.1
    Add-on works fine but it create multiple account threads by one specific user which means you're unable to find wheter member using multiple accounts or not after your Multiple Accounts section reach 10k+ threads all created by one specific member! Also it creates same thread every time user login with his alternate account so for example when member joined 100 times with his alternate account, then you've 100 threads for it in your Multiple Accounts section which is one of the worst part of this add-on.
    1. Xon
      Author's Response
      I'll be releasing an update in the next week or so that will fix these issues.
  4. Xon
    Xon
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4.1
    Works well for detecting duplicate accounts with a decent set of reporting options. A great for reducing the guesswork involved in manual duplicate account detection.
  5. koil
    koil
    5/5,
    Version: 1.3.1
    nice :D
  6. CyclingTribe
    CyclingTribe
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2.1
    Great add-on that will save my moderator team hours of guess-work regarding possible duplicate accounts. Thanks, Shaun :)
  7. Ryuuji
    Ryuuji
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2.1
    Nice :)
  8. bioanarchism
    bioanarchism
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
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  9. Rambro
    Rambro
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    This is an excellent replacement to the now defunct Multiple Account Detector. Fantastic work.
    1. Xon
      Author's Response
      Glad you like it :)