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Old 10-03-2013, 05:17 PM
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:36 PM
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Holy crap, that was a really great and interesting read.

Specially because in another forum I frequent(ed) there were a couple cases such as this, with people creating multiple personas and using other people's information to create said personas, only to make a small mistake that would lead to the realization of who this person was.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:37 PM
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Is there TL;DR version?
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:43 PM
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I think some of the cases on this blog are even weirder, though maybe less creepy because the perpetrators have been caught.

http://www.warriorelihoax.com/2013/0...d-warrior-eli/
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:43 PM
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Is there TL;DR version?
If you want a TL;DR on this article just steer away then. Its worth the read, and if you don't put the effort to read it then there's no point.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:49 PM
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If you want a TL;DR on this article just steer away then. Its worth the read, and if you don't put the effort to read it then there's no point.
So the whole thing was a hoax? Don't patronize me for not wanting to read a long internet article.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:52 PM
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So the whole thing was a hoax? Don't patronize me for not wanting to read a long internet article.
I'm not patronizing so much as calling you dumb for posting on an article that requires being read to be understood, asking for a TL;DR.

I think its pretty obvious what the outcome was, but the devil is in the details.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:55 PM
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I'm not patronizing so much as calling you dumb for posting on an article that requires being read to be understood, asking for a TL;DR.

I think its pretty obvious what the outcome was, but the devil is in the details.
I read parts of it but as I said it was long. A summarized version like the one Bryn linked would've been enough.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:03 PM
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:29 PM
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Eh. I didn't find it that creepy because I've known a lot of people like that. I'm part of a few RPing communities and a lot of people create fake personas instead of their real ones: in the immortal words of Kirk Lazarus, "I'm a dude plying a dude disguised as another dude!"


Just recently I've been talking to a RP partner who claimed to be the estranged daughter of a Danish billionaire who goes to school in Toronto and does MMA. When I looked up a list of the worlds richest Danes and saw that none of them could have daughters her age, she flipped out at me. People like this are VERY common on second life, since it attracts so many people who try to live vicarious lives.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:35 PM
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I have called myself a persona before. I think i'll retract that and say someone who just changes aura
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:44 PM
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No, I'm Spartacus!

That said, interesting read. Too bad there's no real definite thing going on there.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:06 AM
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I read parts of it but as I said it was long. A summarized version like the one Bryn linked would've been enough.
Basically, an intelligent and prominent person has taken great lengths to establish a persona for herself in modern media - attracting the attention of journalists who want to interview her - only to find out that she might not exist, and discover a long trail of mysterious incidents to support the theory that the person might have taken on various personas for a long time, but without concluding why.
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Elves are terrific. They beget terror.

The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.

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