Sunday, December 18, 2011

Foursquare troll

Have started using foursquare and within a month, someone is already ruining the fun for me.  Have managed to get four mayorships and, as part of normal use, have ousted what turned out to be a foursquare troll.  A certain Steef J, aka Steef Jacobson, aka Stephen Steef Jacobson has decided that only he is allowed to be mayor and, after spamming checkins at the venue from which I ousted him, started going after all other venues where I have ever checked in to remove me from mayorship and/or prevent me from becoming a mayor.  How do I know this?  I accepted his friend request and have noticed that he's even checking in at my shul and my son's day care and doing it several times per day and when the venues are closed.
Have now defriended and reported him for abuse to foursquare.  Hope they disable his account as he seems to be going after other people too.

Checking in at multiple locations at the same time and thanks to twitter can track his obnoxious behavior:!/_steef_

And here he is on foursquare:
A Jewish, religious, guy is a mayor at a church? Really?

And he's on facebook too:

Using foursquare? Make sure you don't friend this psycho, or same can happen to you.

UPDATE - 12/19
This guy seems to be doing this to other people to as he's checking in at 4 to 8 different location, within seconds of each checkin and doing this several times per day.  If Steef is harassing you too, email, give them his username, _steef_ and your username or id and let them know that he's spamming fake checkin in order to remove/prevent you from becoming a mayor.

UPDATE 10/7/12
So the akachan ningen (kidult) is at again.  Apparently I went shopping when it was his time of the month.
I'm amazed someone actually married this idiot.


  1. It seems that you don't understand the principle of foursquare.
    Its a game, and the target is to get as much mayorships as possible.
    And thats the only thing this guy is doing. And he is doing a good job.

  2. So the point is spamming fake checkins and acting like spoiled baby if the point? Thanks for letting me know.

  3. From foursquare's website:
    Keep up with friends, Discover what's nearby, Save money & unlock rewards.

    From foursquare's fb page:
    foursquare helps you explore the world around you. Meet up with friends, discover new places, and save money with Specials!

    Nope, nothing about cheating.

  4. What is a fake checkin? If I can checkin to a location i am near by – so its not a fake checkin.
    For example when I am driving to work with my car I use every location on my way to checkin.

    Of course foursquare can't write this on their website, but they want user to behave like this.
    When I loose a mayorship I am getting a text like this: "Oh no Moshe stole your mayorship, you have to fight back!"
    Foursquare want the users to fight, and thats all we do, thats not cheating.

  5. Well, what he's doing is, within seconds, checking in all over the city so he's not even near any of those places. And he's doing it at night, from home, when all of those places are closed.

    The main point, though, is that if you steal his mayorship, he'll go after all of your mayorships and start spamming checkins to steal all of your mayorships.

    It's not about his general cheating. It's about his kidult temper tantrums and malicious behavior towards other users.