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This thread was archived on 26 July 2009 by Azaz129.

Recently I was contacted on IRC by a user claiming to be the "real" Gertjaars, asking for the userpage of the Gertjaars user here to be removed, as it incorrectly made him appear 12, and this user was an imposter. Myself being skeptical, of course, the user offered to PM me in-game to prove he was who he said he was. And he was not lying. I was sure that my own screenshots would not be proof enough, Jedi and Instant offered to screenshot the friend symbol next to my name in Gertjaars' clan chat.



Christine 23:56, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Gasp! @#[email protected]%[email protected]# Its gertjaars!!! (Lol, no I'm not like that.) Perhaps we can contact like a wikia staff to delete the account if that is possible?Santa hat.png Powers38 おはようヾ(´・ω・`) 00:01, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
Gertjaars joining the wiki? That sounds too farfetched to be true. >.<  Tien  00:07, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
clvingertschat.png for more proof. 00:08, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

I believe she blocked User:Gertjaars and removed the impostor's user and talk page if I'm not mistaken. I agree with this decision. She was obviously contacted by him with real concern, and why should be let someone be dishonest and give someone else a bad name? I have video of Christine being his friend for any deniers out there too. -_- Prayer.png Jedi Talk HS Log Tracker Summoning.png 00:09, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

The "fake" Gertjaas hasn't logged on in like 4 months right? why not just delete his page? --File:Red phat chathead.png‎|30px|My hair is ftw ^.^ Noah Talk to meh here <-You should really talk with me..... 00:12, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
We can, but we can't delete his account. Santa hat.png Powers38 おはようヾ(´・ω・`) 00:13, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
That is what has been done... This page was merely to justify my actions so that people would not think I was assuming bad faith. Christine 00:14, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
why can't he just make an account under a different name?--File:Red phat chathead.png‎|30px|My hair is ftw ^.^ Noah Talk to meh here <-You should really talk with me..... 00:22, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
He doesn't want to edit... He just wanted to get rid of the imposter. Christine 00:23, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
kk lol --File:Red phat chathead.png‎|30px|My hair is ftw ^.^ Noah Talk to meh here <-You should really talk with me..... 00:25, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
He always can, but it's an inconvenience to have someone else using up the name on a site that should be your's. Also, are we going to do this to other accounts if the respective person wishes it to be blocked (such as User:Zezima)? And by the way, nice going, Christine. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 00:28, 4 June 2009 (UTC) (Edit conflict)

I can definitely understand the real Gertjaars' frustrations over this. The question is, is this actually in violation of a rule on here? Gertjaars' name is his property on Runescape but we are not Runescape we are the Runescape Wiki. Zaros tally.PNGBladeQuick chat button.png# 01:18, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

You have a valid point, however, this user was actively claiming to be the real Gertjaars, and there's some rule violation(s) there. Christine 01:33, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
Pretending to be someone you're not is a rule violation, so removing that "user" would be justified. Now that's a throwing weapon!Doucher4000******r4000I'll eat you! 03:00, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

What rule was broken? I know we get rid of people impersonating J mods, but I have looked for and not found a rule that says we can't use someone else s ingame name. Everyone "knew" when Gertjaars joined last year that he was a fake and it was allowed. Since we are not Jagex nor affiliated, we can not make some one use their real in game name, nor can we force them not to use some one elses. Where I see this as a bigger issue is that most people would like to use the same name across all the wikis they participate in, and its definitely feasible that some Runescape names are used by some one other than that player. We should not now disallow that person to use their name here because some one else is using it in the game. --Degenret01 03:27, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

So all he really wants done is User:Gertjaars's page blocked and so on. I can understand his frustration, as I am sure that you Degenret would be annoyed if someone created an account called Degenret02, or a Clv308. I think we should block User:Gertjaars and ask him to create a new account under a different name.Joe Click Here for Awesomeness06:16, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

That reminds me of User:Phamtom21. That account isn't his, so he made a new account name for this wiki. Maybe gertjaars can do the same assuming he wants to join. I doubt gertjaars will join and contribute to the wiki, so I don't think we needed to delete Gertjaars' talk and userpage.Santa hat.png Powers38 おはようヾ(´・ω・`) 06:21, 4 June 2009 (UTC)