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49 minutes ago, iacas said:

He can't because he's not Kyle Reifers. He's a teacher or, more likely, a student at Princeton High School.

It wasn't premature.

Are you serious? You have proof that this is was Kyle that started this thread?

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1 hour ago, CarlSpackler said:

Sure he could. It's not hard to tweet " I <3 TST." :whistle:

That Twitter account looks inactive.

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1 hour ago, Natural Patrick said:

Are you serious? You have proof that this is was Kyle that started this thread?

I feel that TST let him have the benefit of the doubt longer than he would have gotten at any other site. Reddit for example is super strict. Verify through a picture or they'll delete the thread. They require a picture with something in the picture to verify it was taken that day sort of like a hostage picture. 

We all agreed that enough people we participating so proof was necessary. We as a community shouldn't want other people coming to the site thinking its him when it's not. 

If he provides proof I think we'll all happily welcome him. 

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8 hours ago, Hardspoon said:

Huh?

I second that and would like to add a "Say what?"

7 hours ago, mchepp said:

I feel that TST let him have the benefit of the doubt longer than he would have gotten at any other site. Reddit for example is super strict. Verify through a picture or they'll delete the thread. They require a picture with something in the picture to verify it was taken that day sort of like a hostage picture. 

We all agreed that enough people we participating so proof was necessary. We as a community shouldn't want other people coming to the site thinking its him when it's not. 

If he provides proof I think we'll all happily welcome him. 

Guy comes on claiming to be a Tour pro - hmm, let's give him the benefit of the doubt. Could happen. 

Guy comes on claiming to want to become a Tour pro - STOMP!

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32 minutes ago, Ernest Jones said:

Guy comes on claiming to be a Tour pro - hmm, let's give him the benefit of the doubt. Could happen. 

Guy comes on claiming to want to become a Tour pro - STOMP!

I thought the same thing...but to be fair to the TST members, only one guy Stomped on the kid wanting to be a tour pro. I mean, he did knock him down and then stomp on him pretty hard, but at least it wasn't a group beating. ;-)

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1 hour ago, Ernest Jones said:

I second that and would like to add a "Say what?"

Guy comes on claiming to be a Tour pro - hmm, let's give him the benefit of the doubt. Could happen. 

Guy comes on claiming to want to become a Tour pro - STOMP!

In fairness to the site and members, we've had maybe 2 guys pretend to be a Tour Pro in 5 years and about 100 claim to want to become one, all with the same basic story.  

It would be a nice perk if a Tour Pro did participate on the site so until the Moderator team was certain he was fake why would you want to alienate that person.  

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23 minutes ago, newtogolf said:

In fairness to the site and members, we've had maybe 2 guys pretend to be a Tour Pro in 5 years and about 100 claim to want to become one, all with the same basic story.  

It would be a nice perk if a Tour Pro did participate on the site so until the Moderator team was certain he was fake why would you want to alienate that person.  

If anyone comes in claiming to be a tour pro or famous instructor, we should go through a verification process like @RandallT did right off the bat. 

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27 minutes ago, newtogolf said:

In fairness to the site and members, we've had maybe 2 guys pretend to be a Tour Pro in 5 years and about 100 claim to want to become one, all with the same basic story.  

It would be a nice perk if a Tour Pro did participate on the site so until the Moderator team was certain he was fake why would you want to alienate that person.  

I don't disagree. Just making an observation. 

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4 hours ago, newtogolf said:

It would be a nice perk if a Tour Pro did participate on the site so until the Moderator team was certain he was fake why would you want to alienate that person.  

Why would that be needed? I thought the mods and site owners had all the inside information / were in regular contact with tour players?

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6 hours ago, Ernest Jones said:

I second that and would like to add a "Say what?"

Guy comes on claiming to be a Tour pro - hmm, let's give him the benefit of the doubt. Could happen. 

Guy comes on claiming to want to become a Tour pro - STOMP!

You've been dead since 1965 and we still let you ramble on. :whistle:

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1 hour ago, Gator Hazard said:

You've been dead since 1965 and we still let you ramble on. :whistle:

Reminds me of an MTV game show that had a category, "Dead or Canadian".

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Huh.  I just assumed, especially after Erik asked a question, that this was an "official" TST AMA, set up by Erik or one of the the other site runners/moderators...

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6 hours ago, CarlSpackler said:

If anyone comes in claiming to be a tour pro or famous instructor, we should go through a verification process like @RandallT did right off the bat. 

Careful, I mean now that @iacasis famous... ;-)

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40 minutes ago, Natural Patrick said:

After several PM's with GolferPGA. I would be very surprised if this is not Kyle..

I would suspect that the reference to the high school was an indication that the site mods had traced the IP address from where the account originated.

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