Hello! This is a message from your fellow community leaders and @Jazz and @Ana. Recently, we’ve noticed that some of you tried to impersonate members of the Hopscotch team and leaders by using the same profile picture as them.
That’s fun to do if you’re collaborating with other users and as a team, you all have the same avatar picture.
However, trying to impersonate a staff member can create lots of confusion and make some people think that a reply posted by a community member is an “official post”. Imagine you saw this:
Please note: The above reply is fake and the picture has been edited. Neither a fake user called “Anna” nor the reply above has existed. It is an example, but not an unrealistic one.
It is easy to confuse the user for Ana and think that this is an official announcement, especially if you are scrolling through a topic or skimming it.
Thus, Official warning:
If Leaders or a member of THT will see that the forum users intentionally impersonate the Hopscotch staff, they’ll issue a written reminder (a post or a private message). If ignored, this action will lead to a temporary ban. Alt accounts made to impersonate somebody will be banned without notice.
And before you ask, if it is clear that you aren´t impersonating somebody or that the other person is okay with you having the same profile picture as them, go ahead and have fun!