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Old 2020-11-14, 18:19   #1
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Please unban Alberico Leopore right now! There's no reason to ban someone for not factoring a number you've requested. That's their choice, and under no conditions should a site's staff be allowed to ban someone for not factoring a number. They're not posting spam; it would've contained repeat links to their websites (like LiquidNitrogen's posts did) or ads of stuff like skin care/male enhancement products. You've allowed Storflyt32 to post stuff for over a year now. What Alberico Lepore is doing is no more futile than what Storflyt32 is doing (trying to find the factors of numbers by "dividing" them by random integers, and discarding the fractional part), and I see nothing wrong with doing that. Even though it's much more likely* that Superman will appear in our own universe before Graham's Number A.D./C.E., there's still a non-zero (approximately 1 out of 1.5*10^298) chance that Alberico Lepore or Storflyt32 could randomly stumble upon a factor of one of those RSA numbers within their own lifetimes (assuming that it takes 1/10 of a second to divide a 617-digit number by a 309-digit number). Extremely unlikely, but still possible. Also, I want you to unban Samuel. The only reason he got mad at you was because you were getting mad at him for posting "misc. math" stuff. Some people (like me) love to read such misc math, and see if they can use it for something other than factoring integers. If anything, everyone should've just ignored his posts. That would've made him stop without a ban.

*Assuming that the DC, Marvel, Star Wars, etc. multiverses actually exist, which can't be disproven atm, due to the fact that scientists/astrophysicists haven't proven/disproven the Multiverse theory. If you don't believe in the multiverse theory, just ignore this part. Actually, it would still happen without the multiverse, as a result of quantum-level chaos, even if it was just for a single Planck time.
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Old 2020-11-14, 18:43   #2
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Please unban Alberico Leopore right now! There's no reason to ban someone for not factoring a number you've requested.
I'm not a mod, but I'm pretty sure he wasn't banned simply due to a failure to factor one integer. He was banned because he posts endless, nonstop, unceasing streams of garbage equations that do nothing but clutter up the forum. He ignores all feedback and just keeps posting more, and more, and more.

The factoring challenge (I believe) was a last-ditch effort: "show us your equations can actually do something meaningful."

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If anything, everyone should've just ignored his posts. That would've made him stop without a ban.
Pretty sure that was tried as well, to no avail.
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Old 2020-11-14, 18:46   #3
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The user has hallmarks of being a bot. If they wish to appeal that they are not, they can.
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Old 2020-11-14, 19:03   #4
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The user has hallmarks of being a bot. If they wish to appeal that they are not, they can.
You haven’t noticed that since 2017?!
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Old 2020-11-14, 20:12   #5
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Please unban Alberico Leopore right now! There's no reason to ban someone for not factoring a number you've requested.
That's not it.

The user was banned for two weeks for bot-like behavior. I have publicly noted this behavior, e.g. here.

I didn't issue the ban, as much as I may have felt like it. I'm just a supermod. I don't have the power to ban a blogger. Only Admins can do that.

Yes, it takes an Act of God to ban a blogger.

And bloggers who have incurred the Wrath of God, and who want their punishments commuted before their allotted time, had better repent and pray humbly for forgiveness.
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Old 2020-11-14, 20:26   #6
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And bloggers who have incurred the Wrath of God, and who want their punishments commuted before their allotted time, had better repent and pray humbly for forgiveness.
And, hey... It /was/ a small advancement of ELIZA.

I think I first tried out the experiment on a 6502. Or it might have been a Z80... Some local compute; not a "mainframe" via dial-up...

I can't remember exactly; those neuron-connections are long-unused (thankfully)...
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Old 2020-11-15, 06:19   #7
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Stargate makes a decent case for banning storyfly32 also. No sign of a human behind that account, nor any thing that learns from prior futility.
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Old 2020-11-15, 15:41   #8
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Please don't ban Storflyt32! I wasn't asking for that.

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Old 2020-11-15, 16:10   #9
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Please don't ban Storflyt32! I wasn't asking for that.
Give evidence that Storflyt32 is not a bot. Show how the user has responded to feedback.
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Old 2020-11-15, 16:46   #10
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Give evidence that Storflyt32 is not a bot. Show how the user has responded to feedback.
This could be serious. If you look up "botfly" or "bot fly," you are in for some gruesome reading.

Definitely something we don't want on the forum!
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Old 2020-11-15, 16:48   #11
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https://www.mersenneforum.org/showth...019#post449019

Apparently, Storflyt32 is a person, but they may be special needs.
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