Fighting for freerecyling

Bye bye ErsatzFriend

Not so much friend as potential foe, many groups are now saying that this is the time that ErsatzFriend must be ejected from their groups as a defensive strategy to ensure their groups are still around tomorrow.

(If you do not know ErsatzFriend is an email id often added as co-owner to freecycling groups, under the control of Deron Beal).  It is a fact that in the past been used to take control of groups, see elsewhere in this blog for more info.)

My recommendation is to play safe and at least reduce the status of ErsatzFriend to that of a normal member.  Any owner who leaves EF (as ErsatzFriend is sometimes known) with full owner rights is asking for trouble.

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July 14, 2009 - Posted by | freecycle | , , ,

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  1. Anybody ever think that ersatzfriend might actually be Freecycle’s Achilles Heel? Just think, if the password can be figured out or the account hacked Freecycle would be in serious trouble with on ID “Owning” so many groups. Please, someone hack it and free all the real Freecycle group owners of the chains ersatzfriend puts on them!

    Comment by John | December 7, 2009 | Reply

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