GaryThompson is a GT'ing alt155

Thirty8mon 23d
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Final Update 1/29/20: GaryThompson, the gamethrower, has been site banned!

EDIT: OR IS IT?? UPDATE 4/2: WE ARE UNCOVERING A CONSPIRACY RIGHT NOW FOLKS!! https://epicmafia.com/topic/94541


https://epicmafia.com/report/281948

The following people need to be called out for stupidly thinking Gary wasn't GT'ing (I am missing many names):

  • Charley - admin
  • Michael - moderator
  • Songin - moderator
  • Eli - moderator
  • Meg - moderator
  • Jess - moderator
  • sinB - moderator
  • Ally - moderator
  • Domitian
  • Takotsubo
  • Yachi
  • Evo
  • Torreador
  • CisHetMale
  • Xhanthe
  • Ivana
  • MonteCarrlo
  • Dasein
  • Quelli

The History of GaryThompson

https://epicmafia.com/user/788593/

"my initials spelling gt is just a massive coincidence that is my actual name" - GaryThompson, https://epicmafia.com/report/280380

Hypothesis

GaryThompson is a gamethrowing troll that purposefully antagonizes people and is looking to make his alignment lose. He very intelligently toes the line between appearing bad at the game and intentionally throwing games so as to not be vio'd.

Background

He is confirmed to be the alternate account of a previously banned user.

"Tis lad is banned so adios till 3 months." - Spadez, https://epicmafia.com/report/272446

The Birth of GaryThompson

Our story starts nine months ago with the birth of a new account, GaryThompson. He intentionally shoots a townsperson into autoloss for his alignment. The moderator sees Gary's lack of games and assumes he is a noob, not looking into his alternate accounts. NO VIO. https://epicmafia.com/report/266816

The story continues very similarly for the next three months. He is no vio'd for reasons like "suboptimal," "no intention to lose," "leaving information out accidentally isn't a sin," and "being wrong isn't a sin."

https://epicmafia.com/report/267816 https://epicmafia.com/report/267817 https://epicmafia.com/report/267900 https://epicmafia.com/report/267942 https://epicmafia.com/report/271810 https://epicmafia.com/report/271997 https://epicmafia.com/report/272028 https://epicmafia.com/report/272060 https://epicmafia.com/report/272186 https://epicmafia.com/report/272189 https://epicmafia.com/report/272190 https://epicmafia.com/report/272445 https://epicmafia.com/report/272446

The First Ban

After due diligence by a now deleted user after some investigative work, it is proposed for the first time Gary is a gt account. A smart moderator by the name of Spadez investigates the account and realizes it is an alt for a banned user. GaryThompson is banned for three months.

The Return After Ban #1

Gary returns about one month ago to EpicMafia and goes back to his gamethrowing ways. He toes the line between intentional and unintentional, knowing how the moderators handle reports on EM to evade any violations. The end goal is always to make his alignment lose. Users of all races and backgrounds catch on and continue to file reports against Gary.

Moderators continue to come to his rescue.

> "They explained their strategy below. No intent to lose the game either." - Neptune, https://epicmafia.com/report/278315

Another user catches on to his ways, this time in a comped game. The moderators once again give Gary the benefit of the doubt.

"I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt GaryThompson, you have an obligation when playing a comp setup to know how the roles work, and how they interact with eachother. You can't split votes with paralyzer." - VanityPrime, https://epicmafia.com/report/278482

These reports continue to be filed game after game, and moderators continue to say "bad gameplay is not gt."

https://epicmafia.com/report/278488 https://epicmafia.com/report/278524 https://epicmafia.com/report/278755 https://epicmafia.com/report/278955 https://epicmafia.com/report/279270 https://epicmafia.com/report/279643 https://epicmafia.com/report/279930 https://epicmafia.com/report/279931 https://epicmafia.com/report/280099 https://epicmafia.com/report/280103 https://epicmafia.com/report/280238 https://epicmafia.com/report/280334 https://epicmafia.com/report/280337 https://epicmafia.com/report/280380 https://epicmafia.com/report/280427 https://epicmafia.com/report/280455

SinB, an intelligent moderator after receiving yet another report about GaryThompson gamethrowing, goes into more depth a month ago about what he sees.

> I somewhat debated with myself for awhile now about this report and what is the best verdict given to GaryThompson. fuel I know you were upset with how GaryThompson was playing, but I ultimately decided to no vio this report for the following reasons. Nothing indicated that this user was trolling or game throwing by any means. Sure, they could have participated more on the second day, but overall, I didn't see where GaryThompson gt'd or trolled. I didn't see any instances where GaryThompson had to be reminded what his role or other roles do in this game. None of his lines indicated that. Him tabbing out and wasn't present to paralyze on pr wasn't intentionally gamethrowing, but I do agree that he should have put more focus during the games.And as much I don't really believe with what he said during night 4, I'm choosing to give him the benefit of the doubt here. And even then, it still isn't intentionally throwing in that game. I would discuss the other game reports, but I feel like the other moderators' explanations were sufficient enough. If you have more evidence of more games where GaryThompson gt'd or trolled in, please refile with game links. If this happens again in the future, please feel free to report it. While I did no vio this report, I'll be keeping an eye out for GaryThompson, in case something similar happens in the future, but for now, this report is being no vio'd. - SinB, https://epicmafia.com/report/278485

So, let me ask the community - what do you think?

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loocidJan 14, 2020
+2
gary is a legend
GodStephCurryJan 14, 2020
+4
Gary exposes the mods complete lack of common sense so i'm backin' him
ConnorMafiaJan 14, 2020
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Gary literally fos'ed me throughout a competitive game (even when I became clear) simply because of the fact that he thinks I am GrannyPixel. I reported him and once again the Mods protected him, no reasoning was ever given as to why he wasn't vio'ed (actually, he was vio'ed but then it was quickly OT'ed without explanation).

I have since asked several times for but have been refused each time (I even created a report to demand answers but it was quickly closed). One Mod pretended that they were going to give me answers ages ago - but has since fell silent due to being "busy", yet has been handling other reports.

Gary is someone connected to the Mods. Open your eyes people!!
CitadelJan 14, 2020
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CitadelJan 14, 2020
Citadel
ConnorMafia
Gary is someone connected to the Mods. Open your eyes people!!
El, Oh, f*cking El!
GaryThompsonJan 14, 2020
-1
I'm an alt of denial
ThirtyJan 14, 2020
+1
ConnorMafiaJan 14, 2020
But... he did enough to get a violation in the game I reported, and it was silently OT'ed. There's something fishy going on with this c*nt!
GaryThompsonJan 14, 2020
ConnorMafia
But... he did enough to get a violation in the game I reported, and it was silently OT'ed. There's something fishy going on with this c*nt!
Zero Vios, because I haven't done anything wrong.

ThirtyJan 14, 2020
Imagine reporting this topic for harassment because “it’s not true” then participating and defending yourself on it. Truly innocent.
MonteCarrloJan 14, 2020
gary has friends in high places
InsufferableJan 15, 2020
+1
dude his previous name was suttel.. now his name is garythompson. subtle gamthrow...
CitadelJan 15, 2020
Insufferable
dude his previous name was suttel.. now his name is garythompson. subtle gamthrow...
golden
OIiveJan 15, 2020
https://epicmafia.com/report/281153

jess 21h 37m
please do not do this again in the future.

LOL. He will definitely do this again in the future.
ConnorMafiaJan 15, 2020
-1
I’m going to expose this shit.

As I said earlier my report against Gary was OT’ed earlier with no explanation, then the appeal was instantly sustained. I asked for an explanation for days, and was told that I’d get one when the Mod in question wasn’t “busy”. However, they were online the whole time moderating other reports - and pretended that they forgot (in reality they had no explanation).

However, earlier I finally got my explanation - the Mod told me that they hadn’t even considered my report... and had just sustained the OT (no joke and I can provide evidence). They then pretended to be having a look into the report again, but sustained it once again with the worst reasoning I’ve ever seen.

BTW they also admitted to knowing who Gary was, he’s connected to the Mod team.
CitadelJan 15, 2020
Everyone with half a brain knows who Gary is, stop watching conspiracy videos and land back on planet Earth.
ConnorMafiaJan 15, 2020
Citadel
Everyone with half a brain knows who Gary is, stop watching conspiracy videos and land back on planet Earth.
I’m not a cretin who spends my whole life on here, but keep trying to talk to me!
GaryThompsonJan 15, 2020
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tHe mOdS ArE CoLlUdInG
CitadelJan 15, 2020
ConnorMafia
Citadel
Everyone with half a brain knows who Gary is, stop watching conspiracy videos and land back on planet Earth.
I’m not a cretin who spends my whole life on here, but keep trying to talk to me!
Quite ironic, given that you have more games than me, more filed reports and more forum presence than I do :)
ConnorMafiaJan 15, 2020
Citadel
ConnorMafia
Citadel
Everyone with half a brain knows who Gary is, stop watching conspiracy videos and land back on planet Earth.
I’m not a cretin who spends my whole life on here, but keep trying to talk to me!
Quite ironic, given that you have more games than me, more filed reports and more forum presence than I do :)
Less of a creep tho...
Is Gary a purposeful GT'ing troll?