but Ace is asking some fellow followers to do the same thing on Twitter, so if we could help out, I'm sure it would be appreciated.
Help Out, Someone's Posing as Ace on Twitter
Well since I'd be pretty sure the real Ace doesn't contact the recruits publically via Twitter, then there isn't much to worry about
See his exchange with @AdamBreneman87 that occured at around 6pm on 9 Feb as an example.
Even if he doesn't, it would look pretty bad for someone pretending to be from a Michigan-related site to be badgering recruits.
a little Buckeye Witchcraft, if you ask me
More likely Spartan witchcraft in response to all of the Dantonio knockoffs.
Anbender1 seems to be thinking he's doing a public service by preventing Anbender0 from commiting future violations. Someone put some effort into their trolling at least. I wonder what provoked this.
Ace has finally made it. He has an impersonator. Maybe we can stop dissing him in recruiting threads now?
This is why my generation still writes letters.
The Twitters and Googles are bad news.
Your generation? Are you typing from beyond the grave?
Of course not.
I have my secretary take dictation then she types it up on the webs for me.
Her name is Nancy.
You do know letters are not infallible, right?
That, if I knew your name, I could type one up and mail it in your name without your consent?
Just making sure I understand everything correctly...
be suprised if it was that idiot Ace Williams, I remember a couple of months ago he was talking shit to Ace on twitter. And our Ace did publicly call Chatsports a joke a couple days ago over that dumb article about the 2012 recruits twitter feeds.
I think it's dick cheney
I think it's Ray Finkle.
I really hope it's an Ohio fan and that Ace/Brian pursue charges. I bet you could throw in a couple other charges on top of that as well.
I am a very loyal fan, but this season is really testing me. The Robert California character is lame and the stories have been really poor for the most part (at least last night's was decent.) Now they are thinking of doing "Shrute Farms" spinoff? They must really want The Office to fail.
Just my $0.02.
Just one guy's opinion:
I've loved this season. I think it's been great that they have gone back to what made it great - an ensemble cast. I'm glad there's no longer times when I'm literally pissed off at Michael/the writers for making someone so stupid (the episode where he dumped Pam's mom was just atrocious).
I really like the Robert California character. I love that he is this ingenious manipulator and outwits Dwight. Plus, the Dwight baby angle is going to be great.
The Office just doesn't work without Steve Carell.
Steve Carrell was The Office. Let's put it this way, I watch new episodes still, but with significantly less excitement, and I doubt I'll watch re-runs from this season like I do old episodes.
On a brighter note for NBC, though, my new favorite character on television is, hands down, Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec. Tom Haverford comes in second, Phil Dunphy of Modern Family in third.
Phil Dunphy is pretty damn good too as is Aziz.
It's a real shame how far the office has fallen and how quickly. Even though it started before this season the decline recently has been steep.
The Office just hasn't been the same for me since Steve Carrell left. Several of my friends who are also "Office junkies" feel the same way. Ron Swanson and Phil Dunphy are damn funny, so that helps as a replacement for The Office.
when there's intent to harm. depending on the state it might be civil or criminal. (i.e., if mgoblog has a lawyer on retainer, you should totally ask about whether you can sue and compel twitter to provide identifying information.)
and they would probably just laugh at you. Twitter that is.
Twitter and Facebook take this type of thing very seriously. If you think they would laugh, you are sorely mistaken. When the federal government gets involved, it isn't a laughing matter
Looks like a Sparty troll.
We have a impersonator - run, hide, seek cover............ oh no oh no...!
Hmm, I am not sure if spamming the recruit is the best approach.
Yeah, he's contacting pretty much all of the top flight recruits we're going after. Hopefully they've realized by now what's up.
Yeah, this is pretty crazy. He even tweeted Dave Brandon and told him to self report Ace for tweeting recruits as an alum and said it was a violation. He has also tweeted Issac, Treadwell, Elmer, Butt, and others. If you are on twitter, do ace and UofM a favor and report him.
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I'm sorry, I'm gonna have to plead ignorance on this thing.
Taco Charlton tweeted that Jaron Dukes would be a huge get for our 2013 class. To which Shane replied, "when we going to get you?" Taco said, "I'll be down to visit next weekend so we'll see..."
Not to put all of my faith in twitter words, but that sounds promising to me.
Watch out B10. When other fanbases start breaking the law because they see how well Hoke did on the recruiting trail and want to harm Michigan, the writing is on the wall. This team is going to be scary good with Hoke at the helm
easy there cowboy, enough with those starry-eyed reveries. its time to take michigan back to the days of guarded curmedgeonism.
May want to check with the Mgolawyers if this falls under the necesary conditions for libel. Because someone is trying to ruin Ace's reputation and undermine his work there should be some punishment for the perpetrator.
Unfortunately, the US judicial system is not known for being fully with the times on this new intenetz thingy.
Probably Urban Meyer behind this.
I am Spartacus.
Twitter's impersonation policy:
Looks like only Ace can report the impersonation. The fact that the impersonator calls it a parody does not make it so, as he is clearly contacting recruits in a way where he holds himself out to be Ace.
I've reported it through that page. All I can do for now is wait, but I appreciate you all spreading the word. I am taking great pleasure in seeing that the fake account's only followers are three porn-bots. Well done, everyone.
Porn-bots are way less cool than the ones promised in science fiction.
Edit: I don't have a Twitter account and I'm never on there, but in checking this stuff out, I saw this convo between Shane and Adam:
Adam (in response to the real Ace asking if he'll be taking a visit): Not sure yet.
Shane: :O why aren't you visiting Michigan...
Adam: hey now... I didn't say they weren't getting one
Shane: You better be taking one lmao you're the #1 TE in the nation... don't you wanna catch from the #1 QB?? ;)
Do work, Shane!
back to Beijing
Can someone link me to the bylaws or give a really quick explanation about where the line is for alums contacting recruits? I've always been a little curious about it.
For example: TomVH used to (maybe still does) run a recruiting website and contacted recruits with questions about their interest in Mich. I could see how one could argue that he's using his (for profit?) website in order to benefit Michigan.
Boosters can't contact recruits. But there is great debate as to the definition of "booster." Some say it's anyone who roots for a team, though I happen to believe that reading is incorrect. Some say it's anyone who donates money to the program. And some say it's not a problem because anyone can do whatever they want... but those people are mostly in the SEC.
Ace is employed as a journalist, so I'm pretty sure he's in the cle ar. For example, ESPN could have Jalen interview MM even though Jalen is much more of a booster than Ace is (or I'm seriously underestimating the amount of money MGo can pay for a reporter/analyst).
It's going to take a while for me to get used to seeing MM and think Mitch McGary, rather than Mike Martin.
I thought about a (NTMM), but I went with the Desmond/Lee Corso philosophy and just said, "aw fuck it". We're gonna have to get used to it someone.
at least one of the campus squirrels has tweeted about it.
I wish Ace luck with this. Had a similar situation happen to me a few years back, fake twitter account by someone pretending to be me, and it took about a month of pestering Twitter and a few rather pointed email exchanges with the twitter folks to finally get them to take it down. That impersonation policy is rather bizarrely enforced, it seems.
i read Aceanbender1's tweets. What a disgusting human being. he mocks Ace's profession in his bio, and then harasses High school kids. Hopefully they do pursue charges of liabel.