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#101 KARAISKAKIS

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 01:39 PM

Ι think the city/ country they registered. But when someone is online it says his current gmt. That means you can have registered from Greece and be in Dubai. In that case it is written the current time in Dubai.



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 01:48 PM

So IP masking will not influence the location/timezone that Skype states?

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 01:56 PM

Yes indeed.



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 05:43 PM

But there is a problem when you don't have Skype...



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 06:03 PM

As far as I can tell, Skype is perfect for any player that doesn't mind providing a photo. If there were any suspicions, then that player would need to participate in a video call to prove that they were in fact the person in the photo.

An alias could set up a fake account and provide a photo of someone else. But then that person would need to be physically present on the video call - so collusion with another person would be required to avoid detection. (This is of course possible).

NSR couldn't accept members on faith alone (that is the whole point!) so if a player does not wish to download Skype (for free), or due to privacy concerns they didn't want to share a photo of themselves, there are other possibilities.

The newspaper test (with receipt showing location of purchase) goes a long way to demonstrating that a player is physically in a certain location, and avoids the necessity for a photo. This could perhaps be combined with the provision of an IP address, because though 'spoof' IP addresses can be obtained - it is generally very difficult to get hold of an IP that shows that you are connected from a certain city.

If a player is from England, but are stating that they are from Toulouse, they would have to 1. Show that they have a Toulouse IP address 2. Get hold of a printed copy of the Toulouse Tribune
3. Show that the Toulouse Tribune was bought in Toulouse

It is not easy to achieve the above steps deceptively - you would need collusion again.
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Posted 23 December 2016 - 06:16 PM

One flaw I realise with allowing the newspaper test (as an alternative to Skype) is that an alias could register by using both steps (doing Skype as normal) but then doing an alias through newspaper test.

Skype I presume doesn't show city - only country. Or am I wrong there?

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:16 PM

Would something like this be okay for the entrance to the NSR + the newspaper test?

 

http://pasteboard.co/eT4EhXqnb.png

http://www.hetkontakt.nl/



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 06:13 PM

Would something like this be okay for the entrance to the NSR + the newspaper test?

 

http://pasteboard.co/eT4EhXqnb.png

http://www.hetkontakt.nl/

 

Just showing the newspaper website isn't enough. As an example, I can claim I live in New York. Here is my local newspaper: http://www.nytimes.com/

 

To pass the newspaper test, one would need to purchase a psychical copy of today's newspaper and show a photo of it, and the receipt. This would prove that the player lives in the city they specify. 


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