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markfox01 On October 29, 2018
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Welshman in Brum.., United Kin
#31New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:17:56
Nothing people do on the internet surprises me... in fact nothing people do or say in this world does any more.
bendover On November 25, 2007

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Muff, Ireland
#32New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:18:13
@unspokenwords Said
It sounded as if you were implying something.


Well I'm not. I know of people on the net that have these false personnas.

But from the reaction from Jonny both in this thread and in his nasty PM to me it appears he thinks I'm talking about him and his girlfriend being false.

Well if the cap fits, wear it old boy.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
Bringer of rad mirth


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Here and there,
#33New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:18:57
unspokenwords On October 16, 2019




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#34New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:19:36
That's just stupid to think they are fake..
MonkeyMadness On April 08, 2015
Lord of your mum





Big Tree, United Kingdom
#35New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:22:12
well fake people are one thing but how about 'mature' adults making snidey comments about fellow members and pretending they didnt when they are caught out thats annoying, cant they just grow up and get along?
mollymalone On March 01, 2008

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Muff, Ireland
#36New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:22:26
It takes all kinds but people who are fake you must admit have a good imagination.
mollymalone On March 01, 2008

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Muff, Ireland
#37New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:24:09
There are alot of people who take forums toooo serious.
unspokenwords On October 16, 2019




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#38New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:24:25
@monkeymadness Said
well fake people are one thing but how about 'mature' adults making snidey comments about fellow members and pretending they didnt when they are caught out thats annoying, cant they just grow up and get along?


exactly, I'm sure people caught on, they have enough evidence that they are real and why should someone try and prove themselves to ignorant people anyways.
bendover On November 25, 2007

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Muff, Ireland
#39New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:26:07
Hands up everyone who has encountered a person on the net who is false.

Now everyone who has said they have experienced a looper who wants to live in a false persona isn't talking about Jonny and his friends. OK?
perspicacious On November 28, 2014




?, United Kingdom
#40New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:43:08
@monkeymadness Said
well fake people are one thing......


Indeed.
perspicacious On November 28, 2014




?, United Kingdom
#41New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:43:52
@jonnythan Said
I know what you're thinking. You think I'm about to go all Holden Caulfield on you and talk about phoniness and s***. But I'm not.

I literally mean people who are entirely fictional.

I'm a member of a motorcycle forum. Among this forum's participants are a brother and sister pair, their usernames logitech104 and logitech105. Cute, huh? Evan and Shelly.

They both have distinct personalities and are both well-liked.

Well, a day or two ago, Evan broke the news to us that Shelly had been involved in a motorcycle accident and he was on his way to the hospital to find out what was going on. Several hours later, he left one post saying that she had passed away. There was a gigantic outpouring of sympathy and immediate move by many forum members to gather donations for flowers and help with funeral costs to be sent to Shelly's family.

After a bit of back-end work to get the donations directed to the right place, those organizing the effort found out from Evan's father that there was no Shelly. She, and her death, were entirely fictional, presumably alter egos created by Evan.

I was totally floored. I had once encountered a false alter ego before on an IRC chat room. This alter ego was created by a grown man and used to sway the emotions (but never in an attempt to meet or abuse) of a young teenage girl.

This has led me to wonder if I have encountered any other completely fictional people online and how my emotions may have been tugged at by them. The case of Shelly is huge and Evan was able to evoke a lot of honestly deeply felt pain at her supposed death.

Furthermore, if we did know fictional people at some point, and we have been shaped by them one way or another without knowing it, is it necessarily a bad thing if you never find out?


My diagnosis; schizophrenia.
MonkeyMadness On April 08, 2015
Lord of your mum





Big Tree, United Kingdom
#42New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:44:06
@perspicacious Said
Indeed.


the same as two fake people are two things...
perspicacious On November 28, 2014




?, United Kingdom
#43New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:45:28
@monkeymadness Said
the same as two fake people are two things...


Your logic is infallible.
stefficles On January 18, 2009




Somewhere, United Kingdom
#44New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:46:24
@perspicacious Said
My diagnosis; schizophrenia.


scizophrenia isn't two personalities, that's a common misconception..... i think you mean "multiple personality disorder"

sorry to be a perfectionist but I've literally just finished an essay on schizophrenia
emma_m On August 21, 2008




On TFS leave......, United Kin
#45New Post! Apr 30, 2007 @ 20:49:40
Must take a hell of a good memory to create a fake life
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