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Impersonator hud?


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A quick search of MP showed four impersonator huds on the first page.

I saw one in action once. Nice little tool really if used right. One problem I saw was it showed the user name of the avatar it was trying to impersonate. That's fine if the SL name and user name are the same. Otherwise, if one were using an SL  name, it showed a major flaw. It was easy to pick the phony dialog out of the legit chat.

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There are many HUDs and other devices that pretend they are someone else when sending local chat.  You can always tell that it's a device, not a person, because (as you saw) its text appears in green (or perhaps a different color, depending on how the hearer has set her viewer preferences.)

The Firestorm viewer has an additional anti-spoofing feature that inserts the name "object" instead of the spoofer's intended username.  You can enable that in your Preferences...but it only affects what YOU hear, it doesn't affect anyone else, so they may still be fooled.

You can right click the green text and Mute the object sending it.  When you do this, the object's owner is also muted, and will turn into a green cloud.  That way you will know who's been playing this kind of practical joke.  If you're at a club, you then say loudly, "Mr. Stupidgriefer is using a ventriloquist HUD to pretend to be other people in chat.  Please Abuse Report and Mute him."

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