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Does anyone else do this? - August 26th 2009, 09:33 PM

Does anyone look at other users on here and wonder if they know the person in real life?

I do it all the time even if the person just has the same first name or same location as someone I know. If all the details don't match like they have a different age I think that they aren't the correct details and that the person doesn't want people to really know who they are.


   
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Re: Does anyone else do this? - August 26th 2009, 09:36 PM

Of course. Only if it says they're from Ireland though, or they use Irish expressions. Then I think 'Oh my God!!' and go to their profile and posts to see if I can actually figure out if I know them. It's happened once, but the user never came online again. I'm terrified of being found here!!


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Re: Does anyone else do this? - August 26th 2009, 09:39 PM

Yeah, If I see someone with a name of a friend or something, or their situation is the same or similar and vague then I wonder, but especially if they have the same location. like 'the midwest' and a name would get me interested. Unless they're like, completely different on here than in real life. Like, girly here, goth in life.

Me, I'm paranoid of someone knowing who I am. So I don't share as much as I would because when I post for help I get too descriptive than I should... If someone knew me they'd probably know it was me



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Re: Does anyone else do this? - August 26th 2009, 09:39 PM

Hey Cara,

Yeah, I'm guilty of that sometimes but it's not even to do with their name/location, I usually read a post and thing "Woah, that could be [whoever]" and then I get all paranoid and suspicious. Well, I used to do that anyway, I'm not usually too paranoid these days because I figured that they probably don't want to be found if they've used a pseudonym.

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Re: Does anyone else do this? - August 26th 2009, 09:41 PM

I use to do that but now all the people I know have pretty much joined so I know that none of these people are them but if I see someone in the same area as me, it makes me think it's a small world!
   
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Re: Does anyone else do this? - August 26th 2009, 09:41 PM

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Of course. Only if it says they're from Ireland though, or they use Irish expressions. Then I think 'Oh my God!!' and go to their profile and posts to see if I can actually figure out if I know them. It's happened once, but the user never came online again. I'm terrified of being found here!!
I'm really your next door neighbour.

Seriously, though, yeah. I was convinced one of my friends from school was on here. I'm pretty sure it wasn't her though. o_O Eh, I hope.
   
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Re: Does anyone else do this? - August 26th 2009, 09:48 PM

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Seriously, though, yeah. I was convinced one of my friends from school was on here. I'm pretty sure it wasn't her though. o_O Eh, I hope.
You actually could be...although my next door neighbour is a guy...O.O Yeah, the one person I found was in my school, but I don't think she knew me enough to recognise me by my posts.


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Re: Does anyone else do this? - August 26th 2009, 09:54 PM

No, actually I don't. And I wouldn't mind if I found out that someone I knew is on TH.


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Re: Does anyone else do this? - August 26th 2009, 10:57 PM

i wonder all the time, i hope i dont because really no one deserves these problems but i dont want my friends to have them too, you know? its selfish to say that because i know it is SOMEONES friends who have them, but its good that everyone on this website can become a family to eachother and help one another out!
   
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Re: Does anyone else do this? - August 28th 2009, 03:07 PM

no can't say i do really.. unless they have it in their profile that they live in like the town next to me, then i'm like.. lol that happened once, and i PM'd the person like, OMG i live down the road from you..! haha. and it turned out she knew loads of my friends. weird, eh?


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Re: Does anyone else do this? - August 28th 2009, 03:26 PM

Hahahahaha, I do this way too often. Actually, I was convinced Maria (Gidig) was my close friend Maria. I was freaked out for like 3 weeks It happens to everyone it seems Every time I think it is someone I know, I will look at other posts to try and convince myself it is not them... I can't rest until I know it's not the person I think it is! I'm crazy

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Re: Does anyone else do this? - August 28th 2009, 06:28 PM

yesss!!!
i do that allllll the time!
i'm so paranoid!
someone was private messaging me, and they didn't have their name or location, so i was thinking of all my friends and if it was one of them and i drive myself crazy doing that! /:


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Re: Does anyone else do this? - August 28th 2009, 07:26 PM

Oh my gosh yes I do that all the time. There's one user in particular who I'm almost POSITIVE that they take calls on a helpline in my city! It drives me nuts that I'm not sure though. They've got all the same "characteristics" of the person who I'm talking about and it's like I just wanna say "Do I know you?" But I know that'd be so weird. Haha.
   
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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 6th 2009, 09:05 PM

i dont do it all the time but, ya, i do think that.
like there was this one girl i met on here. i noticed she was around my age, and from colorado. and i couldnt help thinking "i wonder if she goes to my school"

also, for some reason, when i look at some peoples avatar picture, i think "hmmm..... i wonder if i know that person." but im always wrong. lol.
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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 6th 2009, 09:24 PM

I do that all the time. The internet is a much bigger place then you realize.
Just simple similarities make us think we know the person.


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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 7th 2009, 12:58 AM

Yes, especially when a situation sounds VERY close to mine.



   
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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 7th 2009, 01:11 AM

No, I don't do that


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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 7th 2009, 01:44 AM

yeah I have occasionally
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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 7th 2009, 02:43 AM

She'll probably freak out if she reads this...

But Phoenixsrmc something... I swore she was the girl that my ex cheated on me with because Phoenix was just a word he used a lot, had a tattoo, whatever... SMC were his initials, and the girl LOOKED like a girl name Dawn, and I messaged her. It wasn't her though, lol... If she was I was going to probably say something along the lines of what really happened with him and I, and tell her "I told you it wouldn't work out." Sorry... I'm a little bitter.


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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 7th 2009, 09:30 PM

I've done it once or twice, but to be honest it doesn't really bother me so much. Or at least, I don't worry about anyone finding out that I use the site.
   
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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 7th 2009, 09:51 PM

Yeah, i can admit to this :P It's part of my curious nature as a human-being. I do get scared sometimes, that someone will find me on here but i guess that even though the internet is massive, it's easy to find sites like this so it wouldn't surprise me if i met someone on here that i know IRL.


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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 7th 2009, 09:57 PM

Yeah, just the other day I saw someone with the same age and location as someone I knew, so I was like, oh gosh, I hope that's not the person I know. =P I think we all probably do that kind of thing every once in awhile Not just on TH either, but on a lot of other websites as well.





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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 7th 2009, 11:32 PM

Oh yes, I do that all the time. Maybe too often.
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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 8th 2009, 01:05 AM

OH! I do that a LOT! Theres one girl im convinced i know on here even though its pretty unlikely that its the girl i know.


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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 10th 2009, 11:06 PM

Oh yes it scares me sometimes!
   
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Re: Does anyone else do this? - September 12th 2009, 05:40 PM

Egh, yeah, I do it every now and then. But, I take comfort in knowing that there seems to be mostly UK people on this website, and also that my real name isn't even Shannon, and there are quite a few bi girls who like manga on the internet, so I'm probably safe even if someone I knew ever was on here.
   
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