https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty

Reporting user who copied my username. [please don't downvote]

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If you were searching for me, "G2DIPI_true" is my username for the moment.

My letter:

Hello. I want to report the user whose current name is G2DIPI (https://www.duolingo.com/G2DIPI.) My current name in Duolingo is "G2DIPI_true" I've changed my username today to "LeftyDay", just to celebrate the "World Left Handed Day" (then after I saw what was going on, I changed it to "G2DIPI_true".)

I did a bad move, and posted a thread saying "My previous username was G2DIPI, I'll change it back tomorrow" (thread link: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9994650, please don't delete it)

And so, that user created a fake profile, with 0 XP, whose only post is "Thanks for informing :)". He/she only created that profile to annoy me and to take my username.

Is there a way to put that user down? I really want my username back.

I know that normally there would be nothing to do, but I have my reasons and this user doesn't.

Thank you very very much for your help.


That's my mail to abuse@duolingo.com

My open message to the current G2DIPI: Whoever you are: Please delete your account or change your username. What you did was not good at all.
I'll do everything possible to have G2DIPI back.

This is a strange case and a difficult one.

Thanks for your cooperation

EDIT: Now reported as "Report Abuse"

480020 and 480024.

EDIT: 2nd letter:

Hello

Yesterday I reported a user who copied my username

Now this user also copied my profile picture and pretends to be me on the forums, and is also trolling, and following the people I follow, to make his account more like mine.

The user is called "G2DIPI" (my previous username, which he stole).

My current username is "G2DIPI_true"

Links:

https://www.duolingo.com/G2DIPI -> troll's account

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10007534 -> Thread I created yesterday reporting this

https://www.duolingo.com/G2DIPI_true -> MY profile (the real one)

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9994650 -> The reason why everything started

I've contacted Usagiboy7, but he didn't answer my message yet.

Also other moderators such as galletarodeanda and itastudent have been helping.

I would be very happy if his account was deleted. He showed that has no intentions of changing.

Thank you very much,

G2DIPI_true .

8/13/2015, 7:40:24 PM

29 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SporadicAspirant

@ G2DIPI_true Thanks for the heads up.

A suggestion for anyone else thinking of changing their name for a short time:

To help prevent anyone else falling prey to name-stealing, if you're thinking of changing your name for a short while, why not create a second account?

I don't just mean use a new account and leave your old one sitting there. You want to continue with your streak and languages right? So, you create the second account, change your first account's user name to whatever you are going to be using, then immediately change the second account's name to your first account's previous name. So effectively your new account is reserving your own old name.

This is the sort of idea I wish I didn't have to think of.

8/13/2015, 8:11:38 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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This is the sort of idea I wish I have thought of... I didn't think there would be someone that mean to do that.

Thanks for the support

8/13/2015, 8:28:24 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh

I didn't think there would be someone that mean to do that.

Something I find myself saying a lot, and could possibly be even considered my motto, is: "It's impossible to be too cynical." ;P

8/13/2015, 8:38:00 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/sebastianppaz
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Espero que recuperes tu username original. Suerte!

8/13/2015, 11:08:12 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

Esto es increíble, Guido. Qué mal intensionado e inmaduro tiene que ser alguien para hacer algo así! ¿Y qué puede ganar con eso? Ánimos, hermano. Todos sabemos que eres el original, papá. Además, tus logros y tus aportes no te los podrá robar.

8/14/2015, 12:32:18 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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:D Ya estoy por tenerlo de vuelta, puesto que me copió la foto de perfil.

8/14/2015, 6:16:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

¡Amén! :)

8/14/2015, 7:22:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/beadspitter

Argh. What a pain. In a way it's helpful that they're being so obvious about it, but...bleah. Good luck getting some prompt support.

8/13/2015, 8:17:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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:) Thanks for supporting

8/13/2015, 8:27:45 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/JoThelan
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Justice will prevail. Hang in there.

8/14/2015, 8:04:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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Thanks.

8/13/2015, 7:48:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/CinnamonBoy

Good to know! :) And I gave you three lingots. You're welcome!

8/13/2015, 7:48:24 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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But bad it happens :/

8/13/2015, 7:49:02 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/CinnamonBoy

Yeah. It's a shame, really. :/ But it happens, unfortunately...

8/13/2015, 7:50:40 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingMonk
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That's too bad, they are obviously not a very nice person.

8/13/2015, 7:52:41 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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Of course.

We don't want that kind of people in the Duo's community, at all.

After all, it's just an username (but in my case, a 'precious' one. It means a lot to me), but that kind of behavious is horrible.

8/13/2015, 7:53:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn
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Sorry to hear this :(

Have a small shower of lingots for your disappointment.

8/14/2015, 12:30:10 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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So kind!!!!!! have some back

8/14/2015, 6:17:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn
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goodness me, it's unnecessary! Have some more back!

8/14/2015, 8:11:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10
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It's so bad they did it to you too G2DIPI :( Hope everything goes okay.

8/14/2015, 6:25:34 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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That should happen in some moments. Thanks for being here :)

8/14/2015, 6:28:16 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10
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You're welcome :) By the way, moderators already know about it and if something goes wrong I'm sure they will ban him :)

8/14/2015, 6:31:32 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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Everything is going wrong. They must ban him! >.<

8/14/2015, 6:52:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Boracasli
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I support you against the person who stole your profile picture and old username. I hope the account of the person who impersonated you will be deleted one day, and you will get your old username back.

8/14/2015, 11:32:11 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/annafellows24

i agree i mean who would do that ? whoever did should apologise and learn their lesson it i bad

8/19/2015, 2:27:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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Unfortunately that won't be like that :/

8/20/2015, 5:46:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty
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Thank you! :)

8/15/2015, 1:42:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/WahahaDrills
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Buena suerte and bonŝancon!

8/15/2015, 8:24:00 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SparkIT
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Ok, let's use this thing to learn some Italian: we have a saying that goes "Un bel gioco dura poco" which pretty much means "A good game/prank comes to an early end". This one was too long after one day. I hope you can get your nick back soon :)

8/16/2015, 2:48:23 PM
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