2012-02-06 08:38:56Judith Curry
John Hartz
John Hartz
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Is the "Judith Curry" posting comments on Still Going Down the Up Escalator the Dr. Judith Curry from Georgia Tech?

2012-02-06 09:14:59
Dikran Marsupial
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Note she(?) is already diverting the discussion away from the escalator onto IPCC SRES issues.  I have asked her to look for a more appropriate thread, but I am going to bed shortly, so please can someone keep an eye on her? 

2012-02-06 10:28:48
KR

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Taking out my hammer...

Her "Uncertainty Monster" arguments have always really ticked me off - basically denying all of inductive logic. I will try (try try try) to be nice in my responses, but she's pushing nonsense.

2012-02-06 10:52:02
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Yes, it's her.

I left a comment saying that "Earth hasn't warmed as much as expected" arguments should go on that post.  Agreed we need to keep the comments on topic (which is The Escalator).

2012-02-06 12:29:50No, it's not her
John Cook

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Email address: jamesdey_2000@yahoo.co.uk

Daniel has banned the user account. Should add 'impersonating others' to the comments policy

2012-02-06 12:29:54
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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Sorry, guys.  You've been conned by Spammer Jdey123/mace.  See here for details:

http://www.skepticalscience.com/thread.php?t=4375&r=11#39477

2012-02-06 12:45:51
logicman

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Daniel:

Apologies for Doctor Curry for this travesty.

suggested edit:

Skeptical Science apologises to Doctor Curry for this travesty.

2012-02-06 12:47:36
logicman

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btw - I was about to respond to "her" on being inconsistent when I saw your 1st advisory.

2012-02-06 12:50:02
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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@ Logicman:  nice catch on my lousy grammer & incomplete apology.  Fixed.

2012-02-06 13:28:14
KR

k-ryan@comcast...
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Quite sad. jdey123 needs better hobbies than impersonation...

2012-02-06 14:47:33
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Wow, that was a convincing impression.  Fooled me!

2012-02-06 15:05:39
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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I believe he's currently masquerading under 1-3 more ID's at SkS at this time.  If/when I can verify that to my satisfaction, then I'll take action against those ID's.

I'm pretty confident he's a pro of some type.  Meaning, on a payroll to do what he's doing.

2012-02-08 09:48:57
Glenn Tamblyn

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Question. Does the registration process check for duplicated email/password to look for sock puppets? Can we scan the registration database for duplications? It sure looks like this guy is doing the same thing over at Forbes.

In addition, do we send a welcome message to the email associated with a login to check it exists? That combined with duplicate detection might be worthwhile security feature.

In fact having a 'rejected logins' page might be an interesting idea. Simply saying something like 'jdey123 attempted to register as mace as well. Registration rejected' No private details, just their username. Make that publically visible and it might reveal the extent of the sock puppets activities. This could then be provided as a resource to other sites as well.

2012-02-10 21:20:40
Dikran Marsupial
Gavin Cawley
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just noticed that jdey123 is posting on Curry's blog, you sort of have to admire the chutzpah!

2012-02-10 22:24:09
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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I communicated the whole thing to her, including copies of the masqueraded comments, the various screen name ID's used, his possible real names and his city of origin (Exeter, England) with a caution to keep an eye out for him.

She expressed shock at the chutzpah of the spammer and gratitude in our dealing with it and then relaying the info to her.

Hope she hammers down on the pr*ck.

2012-02-10 23:17:42
Dikran Marsupial
Gavin Cawley
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@Daniel, yes I hope he does, if you want to send her an update, this is the URL for his comment on her blog

http://judithcurry.com/2012/02/07/trends-change-points-hypotheses/#comment-167408

which seems to be in his usual style, it starts "Clearly, there is no such thing as ‘climate science’. Science requires a definite, testable prediction to be attached to a hypothesis.".  Same old canards...

2012-02-11 10:33:20
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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Thanks, Dikran.  I have passed that on to Dr. Curry.

2012-02-11 22:23:06
Dikran Marsupial
Gavin Cawley
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139.222.14.107

cheers Daniel

2012-02-12 09:03:57
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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Her reply:

Daniel, thanks very much for this info.  Judy