Posted by Racer on April 23, 2005, at 12:46:43
In reply to Re: I wish.... » Dinah, posted by Phillipa on April 22, 2005, at 19:54:54
> That's right the same computer address. But I still don't understand how people get around a block and post anyway. Fondly, Phillipa
By using different computers, different ISPs, changing their IP addresses, etc.
Without going too far into the boring details of Internet Protocol addresses, you can often get a different IP address just by using dialup versus DSL, etc.
At least one of the people who is known to use a plethora of names on these boards uses different computers, like in public libraries, at friends', roommates, etc. There are as many ways as there are people trying to do it.
The bottom line, of course, is that using a different name when one is blocked is dishonest, and is damaging to everyone on these boards. This is a safe place for many of us, and having someone crash through the walls in a tank hardly creates a sense of safety.
Anyway, I'm in a rambling mood today. And this subject happens to irritate me a lot, so I'll stop now...