I can confirm that I am not aware of stevedotdec playing under an alias. I can not confirm one way or the other of knowing of anyone playing under an alias. While I could see both sides of the argument, I must say that it isn't against the rules. By saying that, I am not confirming that I even know of an alias in the game. I think what people fail to realize is that this is being done on the internet and you can't really compare something like this to the real life game. There are things in the real life game that you can't get from playing online and the same can be said the other way. While it may be a dirty tactic, it is a tactic that can be used due to the nature of the game. If you are able to trick someone by using an alternate ID through sitemail then while I think that is dirty, it is also not against the rules of the game. I do however think that airing dirty laundry under another name ruins the integrity of the game. I put in my sitemail to all users that if you are not on the island then do not post anything that could affect others. I consider the id that you are playing the game with as being on the island. If you want to post what you find out by using that ID then more power to you because then others can judge you as well as you are judging them and that's what this game is about. It's about judging the others and making decisions based on what you know about them. So if you want to find something out using a fake ID, and are succesful, at least have the decency to post what you find out under your ID that is on the island.