So it would seem that I have been spotted.
I would like to confirm to anyone who has suspected that Mestha and Sembee are the same person.
I was hoping to get away with it for at least six weeks, unfortunately I am told I was spotted after four days. Apparently newcomers are simply not that good with the system that quickly! I just wanted the expert skin.
Although I didnt exactly make it hard. Mestha is another name for the Egyptian god Amset, which if anyone knows me is my formal trading name. (See the Sembee profile - http://www.experts-exchange.com/M_2289328.html
So why did I start posting again under another name?
Number of reasons.
- I was bored after the new year.
- I saw lots of questions not being answered, which I could have covered very quickly, or where the answers were taking their time to get to a conclusion.
- I also felt that as the account Sembee I had nothing else to achieve. After not posting for the best part of 12 months I would be unable to catch AngelIII, so there was no point trying.
However the main reason was that I had expressed in the past the challenge of going from a standing start with zero points on 1st Jan 2008, no cleanup or previous year boost and see how far I could get in a single calendar year. In previous years my January points were always given a good start by questions being accepted from the previous year or cleanup. (Look at Sembee now at the time of writing that account has 11,500 points despite not posting in a new question since March.) I concluded that if I could finish in the top five for the year then that would be a tremendous achievement, as I would have the handicap of no cleanup. Therefore I decided to make that year long commitment.
What happens now? I dont know. Technically I broke the rules by having two accounts.
I am also aware I upset a few people, which I apologise for. In my defence I dislike seeing poor answers or poor behaviour in questions. Those that know my posting style will know I have high standards and will defend myself and my work.
Thats it, I have confessed. It was hard work not to sign with my usual name (I think I only did it once) and to try not to post in my usual way, but when you have been posting as long as I have on here and elsewhere, you have a style that is hard to shake off.
If you would like to comment, please do so, but remember that moderators are likely to see the thread as well, so behave. ;-)
Now you can continue with your usual schedule.
-M / Simon.
(If a passing moderator could zero the points out, that would be nice. )