07-07-2010 04:13 PM
How? Because you don't hide them.
Why? Some misplaced sense of power, an attempt to hurt or embarrass, a vain attempt to show others how smart they are. There's more but those were the first 3 to come to mmind.
07-07-2010 04:19 PM
maybe they use a new fangled doodad script thingy that tracks visitors on theirs sims bans all associated alts with certian IP's? just a guess...
07-07-2010 04:32 PM
I think that might be it because it named my RL sister as an alt and i log on at her house some times. I do not log on her account so it scared me that it was getting RL info as in what I put to register in SL. I guess my RL husband is an alt too LOL
07-07-2010 04:49 PM
To answer your question about 'how' -- if all the alts visit the same sim and play the music or media stream there, then the owner of the stream can track the IPs and sometimes associate alts that way. Otherwise, it would be via someone telling them or just guessing based on av looks, the groups they are in, and/or the way the avs talk.
"Any clod can have facts, but having an opinion is an art ! "
07-07-2010 05:13 PM
some alts go on the same sim but not at the same time. so i guess they have my IP address.
they showed me what the detector is, some thing off xstreets.
I was worried my RL info was getting out and my sisters and my husbands. I dont care about alts being known all my friends know them. My husband wasnt too happy that he is an alt of mine lol!
The most part I really didnt like the idea of them saying "Oh I didnt know "so and so" was your alt". Its not, it is my sister. I just use her computer some.
Its probably not too reliable because arent IP addresses changeable? Im trying to make myself feel better about this.
07-07-2010 05:22 PM
I'm sure someone with a lot more knowledge on IPs will be along shortly, but it's my understanding that most ISP's assign individual IP addresses on a daily basis from a pool of IPs. You can also force your ISP to assign you a new one in Windows but I forget how.
And as for the affirmations, it's my suggestion you don't. Don't let them know they've succeeded, or give them any more information to corroborate their findings about you. I know you said you don't really hide your alts but in most cases it's not a good idea to be too loose with information to those who might use it for less-than-friendly purposes.
But still, no real reason to worry; it might be a convenient excuse to go exploring and find something new anyway. =)