Pulsey, it's not that simple. Over the last few years, I have used about a dozen or so alts to play games. Over the same period of time, other top players have used the community's group think against the community to hide their own alts (or, if other top players didn't intend this to happen, it happened anyway).
For example, I bet people assumed I was Marquis de Vauban (my type of name, probably done on purpose) before Gnuffone publicly claimed it. Many thought Dharma and Voodoo were the same player (despite the obvious differences in picks and play) when he was doing well early in a season. It is rather funny. Assumptions are made without understanding differences in picking/playing style or basic skill level differences.
(In terms of basic technical skill, most of the alts purported to be me are rather sloppy. I made a sloppy move in a recent 3v3 ladder game that made a 6 turn game turn into a 10 turn game and it bothered me the whole time. Many of these alts make sloppy technical moves on a routine basis. Yet they are still me? Come on!)
Where does the group think manifest itself? Chat games, Skype chats, this forum, other venues for unecessary WL chatter. Some fool doesn't know who a new alt is. The alt won a little bit. "It must be Gui." The message is spread. People don't think or look at games and just accept the group think. It gets so.bad that JSA wants to make a WL wiki and describe me as a player whose style cannot be understood. Well, fuck, if you think I am ten people when I am one, it would be a bit difficult to understand my style.
I don't know how many times Gnuffone or some other person has wasted my time talking to me about accounts that are not mine, trying to make me confess to something.
I merely want to see how many people use group think with respect to alts purported to be mine.
Edited 10/4/2015 09:59:44
A definitive list of my "alts": 10/4/2015 11:44:35
- I am Angry Birds if and only if I am also myhandisonfire. - I have never paid for a member account and have access to only three. - I do not know how to use technology that hides or changes my IP address. - My accounts always win at least 75% of their total games. - I am not wasteful of armies (eg, attacking neutrals with 1s to get last order) unless I believe I can win the game in one turn and/or I will not need the wasted armies in the future.
Edited 10/5/2015 06:17:30
A definitive list of my "alts": 10/5/2015 04:54:56