[WMTech] Sticky Multiple Account Info

[WMTech] Sticky Multiple Account Info 1.1.5

No permission to buy ($48.00)
The best cookie detection system I've used. I love that it has an option to only report *once* per user, keeps the spam down.

The 2018 update lets us remove flash detection, thank you!

Wishlist: browser / device fingerprinting. I know it's not always 100% accurate, but facebook and other sites use it to stop bad users, and it would be a huge help for us.
wmtech
wmtech
Thank you or your kind review. Fingerprinting will be in the XF2 release.
This is a very valuable addon that I recommend using. It catches a lot of duplicate accounts.

However, after it catches possible duplicates, you need to take a lot of time to compare accounts to see if it really concerns a the same person. This addon does not report on important match factors which ties accounts together. Every day of the year I have to spend a LOT of time on this while 90% can just be automated.

The last update was January 2016. I had expected a yearly feature release for an addon which costs 48 + BFO.
Meanwhile browsers have implemented many privacy features which reduces the effectiveness of this addon.

This would have been a 5 star review if the above was addressed.
wmtech
wmtech
Thank you for your review. If you have suggestions how the "missing 90% automated actions" can be achieved, please leave a note at the support forum for this add-on at our web site. This add-on already makes it possible to whitelist accounts to not match with certain other accounts. We unfortunately cannot match "persons" but only "computers". If the same hardware is used by 2 persons, it will be detected as multiple and would have to be manually whitelisted by a mod or admin. There will be at least 1 more update for the XF 1.x branch removing the Flash detection method (which unfortunately will also remove cross browser detection). We know that many privacy features of browsers are in fact a problem when detecting multiple accounts. We will try to find new detection methods for the XF 2.x branch of this add-on and are open for suggestions.
Rating as average, the addon adds 4-5 seconds to forums otherwise < 1 second load time. It does however do a very good job of catching multiple accounts.
wmtech
wmtech
Thanks for your review. The add-on is coded to be as much resource-efficient as possible and tries to only load when necessary. There is even a setting to reduce the additional load for larger forums. In our tests, the add-on -when loaded- adds a few milliseconds. If you experience a second or more, there has to be something wrong. Please open a support ticket at our site, so we can help you with debugging,
This add-on is worthless and TBH I feel stupid for having purchased it. It doesn't catch almost anyone, except constantly registering me as a dupe account whenever I use the "login as user" add-on (which I can't really fault the author for). But the original multiple account detector catches 5 for every 1 this add-on does (checked for false positives), and I've given it ample time to have planted cookies, etc., on the current users that are being caught. Honestly a waste of money, will not be renewing my license. Disappointed. :(
wmtech
wmtech
We are always here to help with any problems. Just open a support ticket at our site.

If you read our FAQ here, you can see that this add-on is not compatible with all third party "login as user" add-ons and will correctly report a multiple account if you login as another user (as this is the purpose of this add-on).
I run a writing/roleplaying site where users are allowed to share written works and play games together like Dungeons & Dragons. One of the biggest issues we is enforcing the no Erotica rule because people keep coming back and doing it and getting past bans. I prayed to the Internet Gods for a long time and wmtech answered and delivered. Seriously thank you, very much worth the price.
wmtech
wmtech
Thank you for your very generous review!
After having this installed for two days, it has already payed for itself! I have a large site that is prone to multiple accounts problems due to our topic and our policies. Previously I was using a free addon, which worked well for flagging people but was not designed for a huge member base and was a mess to go through the logs.

What I love is that it only flags each alt account once. It lists all the alt accounts right there in the post, along with their email address, their post count, likes, warning points and registration date. I've been able to spot many true duplicate accounts vs a shared machine at a quick glance because of this.

Should this addon continue to get great support, this is more than worth the purchase price if your site suffers from multiple account issues!
wmtech
wmtech
Thank you very much. About time someone does a review! ;-)
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