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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 1 year ago
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Dave is currently away, so nothing can be done now, however if the all originate from different email address's im not sure there is anything in the fine print that means they would need to be removed

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STEVESPRO 79 [541 posts] 1 year ago
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Its Enrique that needs removing...PERMANENTLY.... maybe then people would use the forum again without fear of being re-quoted, mis-quoted, part- quoted and frankly being bored to death by his constant, endless, pointless drivel....

just my humble opinion....

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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It's ridiculous, and the first stage of a free-for-all whereby everyone enters loads of teams and everyone is affected.

enrique, do the decent thing and get rid of them or at the very least fill them all with 3.0s for this Tour. Not only did loads of players miss out on badges the other day, it makes a mockery of the whole thing.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Well enrique?

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Probably the only post you have ever ignored enrique.

It's not clever to have fifty teams and cover all the bases, a monkey could do that and it is spoiling it for everyone else who only have one team.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Here is a list of (some of) your teams enrique just for reference

Team...

Don Q
Juliette
Teddy
Castroneves
Oceano
Sausalito
Bennati
Columbus
Rincon
WI
Peri Peri
Purito
Tuna
Iron Man
Hazelnut
Marcelo
Cobra
El Meson
Fuzistar
Chamomille
Pepper
Lucas
Jose Francisco
Emilito
Paprika
Di Luca
Thomas
Matei
Constellation
Insanity
Fajardo
Berchesgaden
Joe Camel
Palomino
Calico Kitty
Tatito
EA Sports
Aji
Ogster
Toro
Viper
Leeder
Kitty Kat

And they are just the obvious ones on the first couple of pages.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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And looking through the next few pages there are an awful lot more.

There is a delete account button.

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VVV73 [408 posts] 1 year ago
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STEVESPRO 79 wrote:

Its Enrique that needs removing...PERMANENTLY.... maybe then people would use the forum again without fear of being re-quoted, mis-quoted, part- quoted and frankly being bored to death by his constant, endless, pointless drivel....

just my humble opinion......HUMBLE ?????????????????????? LMFAO

humble lol

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chiv30 [986 posts] 1 year ago
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I don't actually understand what your concern is here? If someone has multiple email addresses then he / she can have multiple teams , it's not spoiling it for anyone really .

If someone can be bothered to go to that much effort then I'll pat them on the back everytime  41

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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It just covers all the bases and eventualities, and defeats the object of the game. Let's assume enrique wins all the prizes...

Then we could all put in 50 teams and the game dies.

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AWPeleton [3277 posts] 1 year ago
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How does it affect the forum scorums league points ?

I honestly dont know the answer hence the question.

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TERatcliffe26 [4600 posts] 1 year ago
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stumps wrote:

How does it affect the forum scorums league points ?

I honestly dont know the answer hence the question.

It shouldn't as none of those extra teams are in FS I don't believe

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dc04dc [39 posts] 1 year ago
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chiv30 wrote:

If someone can be bothered to go to that much effort then I'll pat them on the back everytime  41

I agree.

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backflipbedlem [1196 posts] 1 year ago
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dc04dc wrote:
chiv30 wrote:

If someone can be bothered to go to that much effort then I'll pat them on the back everytime  41

I agree.

So if someone can be arsed to spend hours creating 200 email accounts, then signing up to 200 fantasy accounts, then making a spreadsheet to cover all of the different permutations for team selection, then enter all those 200 teams!
Then yes fair play on the amount of time and effort they are putting in, as there is lots of work and dedication involved. But ultimately it is in order to cheat and rob everyone else of a chance of winning. The rules state that you shouldn't have multiple accounts, people have been berated for having one extra team before, and this is hundreds of teams.
People will soon be annoyed when at the top of each leader board is a 'Team ****' taking all the top spots and all of the Wiggle prizes.
So it seems like a joke to others, but really it is undermining the skill / luck of every other person playing the game that can only select 1 team.

Does anyone actually know that these accounts belong to Enrique! Beyond speculation?
It seems a really tricky thing to police, as anyone with an email address can set up an account. And the only reason these teams have been spotted is due to their similar naming convention. If they were completely random, or used a word generator then it might go under the radar.
For all we know, this sort of behaviour has probably been going on for a long time, with people having a few multiple accounts, which isn't too much of a problem, except for when there is a chance to win prizes and bikes worth thousands of pounds.
If this is Enrique doing this, then perhaps with the obvious way it has been implemented, it is an attempt to highlight the issue to everyone playing the game.
As a fix maybe we need to start adding a location address to our accounts, to avoid any duplicates. And this address will be where any prize will be sent.

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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backflipbedlem wrote:
dc04dc wrote:
chiv30 wrote:

If someone can be bothered to go to that much effort then I'll pat them on the back everytime  41

I agree.

So if someone can be arsed to spend hours creating 200 email accounts, then signing up to 200 fantasy accounts, then making a spreadsheet to cover all of the different permutations for team selection, then enter all those 200 teams!
Then yes fair play on the amount of time and effort they are putting in, as there is lots of work and dedication involved. But ultimately it is in order to cheat and rob everyone else of a chance of winning. The rules state that you shouldn't have multiple accounts, people have been berated for having one extra team before, and this is hundreds of teams.
People will soon be annoyed when at the top of each leader board is a 'Team ****' taking all the top spots and all of the Wiggle prizes.
So it seems like a joke to others, but really it is undermining the skill / luck of every other person playing the game that can only select 1 team.

Does anyone actually know that these accounts belong to Enrique! Beyond speculation?
It seems a really tricky thing to police, as anyone with an email address can set up an account. And the only reason these teams have been spotted is due to their similar naming convention. If they were completely random, or used a word generator then it might go under the radar.
For all we know, this sort of behaviour has probably been going on for a long time, with people having a few multiple accounts, which isn't too much of a problem, except for when there is a chance to win prizes and bikes worth thousands of pounds.
If this is Enrique doing this, then perhaps with the obvious way it has been implemented, it is an attempt to highlight the issue to everyone playing the game.
As a fix maybe we need to start adding a location address to our accounts, to avoid any duplicates. And this address will be where any prize will be sent.

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+1

This situation is so not in the spirit of the game.

enrique, do the decent thing and just have one team

Where's the fun for you in knowing that you have all bases covered? Where is the fun for everyone else playing who knows that whoever they choose they are likely to be beaten by 20 of your teams?

It's pathetic.

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JohnnyRemo [148 posts] 1 year ago
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1 Ratcliffe26 TERatcliffe26 902
2 Team Don Q enrique 887
2= Team Juliette genoveva 887
4 Team Teddy kennedy 881
4= Team Castroneves helio 881
4= Team Oceano pacifico

The irony is that it's his "A" team that are doing best...

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dave atkinson [6207 posts] 1 year ago
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i count 229 teams making transfers from enrique's IP

so enrique - will you sort it out? or do i have to?

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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JohnnyRemo wrote:

1 Ratcliffe26 TERatcliffe26 902
2 Team Don Q enrique 887
2= Team Juliette genoveva 887
4 Team Teddy kennedy 881
4= Team Castroneves helio 881
4= Team Oceano pacifico

The irony is that it's his "A" team that are doing best...

I know. That's the only one I will recognise, rather than the other 228 teams.

Nurse, nurse...

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backflipbedlem [1196 posts] 1 year ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:

i count 229 teams making transfers from enrique's IP

so enrique - will you sort it out? or do i have to?

Dave to the rescue

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Wonder where he is.

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dc04dc [39 posts] 1 year ago
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When I agreed earlier that he deserved a pat on the back for all the effort, I didn't realize that the teams were actually competing -- I thought he'd just created a bunch of dummy teams.

I take it back.

In fact, looking at the competition archive for some of them, they've been competing all year.

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chiv30 [986 posts] 1 year ago
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I'll still give him a pat on the back , even more so knowing it's winding people up, quite simply because he takes so much crap off certain people on here , it seems it's one set of rules for Enrique and one set for others.

Eh? I hear you say.....well has everyone forgot the spring classic debacle? Certain members openly admitted cheating and nothing was done Enrique spends too much time and effort creating multiple teams and people go nuts ....

I honestly couldn't give a monkey's how many teams Enrique has entered , in fact I'd be grateful that after the issues the game and forum has seen that there are still ppl interested enough to play tbh

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STEVESPRO 79 [541 posts] 1 year ago
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I really am bewildered how anyone can support Enrique...... Either his gob or his actions.... Shaking head in disbelief....  7

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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enrique sent me a message to apologise

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backflipbedlem [1196 posts] 1 year ago
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chiv30 wrote:

I'll still give him a pat on the back , even more so knowing it's winding people up,
I honestly couldn't give a monkey's how many teams Enrique has entered , in fact I'd be grateful that after the issues the game and forum has seen that there are still ppl interested enough to play tbh

That is ridiculous, there are more than enough people who are interested enough to play legitimately, for the fun, and in the hope that maybe they could one day win a prize.
I'm a father of 4 kids, with not much money to spare, so the chance to win some extra kit is one of the reasons I play this game. (Still waiting for my glasses Dave), and to have someone enter 229 teams, and rob people of a chance to win is a joke!

Also, have any of his teams actually won a prize this year?

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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The prizes are a nice bonus but I play because I really like the format and the challenge against other players.

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leortp [66 posts] 1 year ago
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I think, like most people, my favourite part of the game is that I like to see how my understanding/analysis compares to other people's. Sometimes I think I got a stage/race perfectly and it turns out others did better, so it was an obvious one.

sometimes I don't do great but others did worse which is interesting/rewarding - particularly in obscurer races, trickier to judge stages.

By having one person (or multiple people) skew that by having multiple teams completely takes away the key point of doing the game. Not having a go at anyone but if it isn't fixed I wont pay or play next year.

I was going to do an analogy but it's actually pretty self evident - there's no need to go into morals of the game, the spirit of the game, cheating, fairness. It simply completely ruins so many aspects for why people play (my reason, prizes etc.) so people will stop spending their time playing the game.

It's also not as if this is some behemoth of a game like fantasy football where there are likely tens of thousands of people cheating, so it does make a huge impact to have one or two doing it.

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Dapper Giles [69 posts] 1 year ago
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Are all those teams premium? I thought only premium players could win prizes?

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Joelsim [1975 posts] 1 year ago
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Anyone can win prizes

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