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Forum topic by LesB posted 05-06-2018 05:08 PM 476 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2018 05:08 PM

Did anyone else notice that two recent membera, Benjamin24 (on 5/6/18) and Bernard35 (on 4/20) would appear to be the same person. Their sign in comments were quite similar and their syntax and typing are the same.
Neither has added anything else.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#1 posted 05-06-2018 06:39 PM

not until you mentioned it, but very similar – - – just that they have not come back for anything.

i am bernard from usa. i have learnt many things from your projects and there are so many
disscussion which help me.i liked to join this group and be the part of this site.

this is benjamin martin from lancaster in usa. i loved this site specially i liked projects in this site.
i want to join this site to learn and be the part of lumberjocks.

I see no malicious intent here.


-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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#2 posted 05-06-2018 06:46 PM

It needs to be looked into. Seemed odd to me. If you are typing on LJ and saying I’d like to be a member…you all ready are a member. Odd.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 05-06-2018 08:26 PM

he (or they) simply mean they want to become an “active member”, not a new member, here on L/J.

I have made many friends from 3rd world countries with limited english
that don’t always put down on paper what their mind is saying.
patience is a virtue when it comes to understanding our Fellow Man who does not have
the same background as us.

But ~ if I smell a troll in the LumberYard, I will most definitely forward it to Cricket for review.
and she has graciously taken care of a few in the past.


-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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#4 posted 05-07-2018 06:21 AM

Not taking sides at all, maybe they are up to no good, but one other thing that should probably be considered is that many languages do not translate literally to English. Some folks from non-English speaking countries are probably using some kind of translation software to post. It could be that it might just, at best, get the point across….at worst, leave us confused and wondering what the cat is trying to say.
A good and in all honesty, comical example of this is to look up the translated names of American movies in China. The movie “The Exorcist” translates literally to “Devil Worshiping Democrat” or at least that is the Chinese title of that movie. We have all read assembly instructions for various things that were made in the far east… Mr. Smith suggests, a little patience and we might have a really nice new member.

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#5 posted 05-07-2018 07:21 AM

It’s probably the most important thing you will do all day, is get to the bottom of these profiles.

-- Rick M,

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