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Thread: The Fakery Index (warning: Math)
April 4th, 2013 08:06 PM #51
This is so interesting - maths and trolls and names Although one thing I'm curious about - how exactly did you come up with the 99% female stat? I knew the male percentage was pretty low, but I'd expect it to be more than 1%.
Honestly, trolls don't bother me a whole lot. If anything, I enjoy their entertainment. Although the ones who are persistent really *do* irritate me... remember that poster who had 10 kids (all named in her signature with font size 28 rainbow writing), naturally, the youngest 4 were adopted from across Africa and Asia, and the oldest few would always 'log into her account' and post crap everywhere. And she had a photo album of random children she'd found online - that's where it got creepy, but most where of her 13yo 'daughter', surprise surprise.
Most saw straight though it but she just wouldn't stop. I don't remember Nameberry actually doing anything about it either.
I hate to admit this, but I find it pretty easy to spot teenage/pre-teen trolls, because I was once one myself. Never on Nameberry, but when I was about 12, I'd invent different sibsets on various parenting websites. I guess I'm just a very maternal person, and with the Internet the children I was planning to name in notebooks, could in some ways become real. At the time I thought my personas were fool-proof, but in retrospect I laugh to myself at how obvious it must have been.
For that reason I never question the motives of trolls like that, I just assume they're like I was - young, bored and dreaming of their future. I normally make a small, sarcastic comment to alert others who might have fallen for it, or just ignore them, because I was that person once, and all they're doing is having fun.sixteen, dreaming of future babies...
Ophelia, Margaret, Jemima, Madeleine, Eilidh, Marina
Emmett, Wolfe, Casimir
April 4th, 2013 08:08 PM #53Senior Member
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Also, I think another red flag to a faker is when they're considering a name that's obviously way too similar to their current kids name.
April 4th, 2013 08:13 PM #55
For the real serious fake lives addicts: there is a decent amount of subclinical personality pathology, imo. Both the delight & joy they take in fooling others, and the 'splitting' and desire for complete self re-invention.
@oliviasarah: I always find it very interesting when admitted/past fakers discuss their motivations. I think you're right, for the most part it's harmless younger girls wishing they were in the next stages of their life. It often doesn't need to be anything too deep: one woman whom we called out admitted she'd heard a weird name on the playground and created an internet persona around a mother with 8 children, one of them with the weird name, to see if everyone else agreed that the name was horrid. Simple as that.
@redwoodfey I tried to read the Ms.Scribe saga but only made it a few thousand words in before getting bogged down and bored. I actually thought she was clever, though very transparent, and should go into social marketing since she's pretty genius at viral self-promotion.XY: Antoine Raphael (3.1.2012)
XX: Cassia Viviane Noor (11.30.2013)
April 4th, 2013 08:15 PM #57XY: Antoine Raphael (3.1.2012)
XX: Cassia Viviane Noor (11.30.2013)
April 4th, 2013 08:15 PM #59
PAX Prime in Seattle. It was fun, I'm sure you'll like it. We play DnD tonight! I just started playing this past winter and it's been a lot of fun. I'm playing a bard, and even got to compose some ballads and limericks. We should be finishing up our campaign tonight.
In naming news, I named my engineer on GW2 Hypatia Sabine Rose. I am so in love with her.Artemis Willow ☀ Cordelia Avalon ☀ Isabeau Forest ☀ Isadora Nightingale ☀ Lorelei Ondine ☀ Lyra Snow ☀ Pandora Everild ☀ Tabitha Eilonwy ☀ Thisbe Wildrose ☀ Thora Silmarien
Caspian Ward ☀ Conrad Elessar ☀ Damian Sparrow ☀ Desmond Finvarra ☀ Evander Hart ☀ Gwydion Agathon ☀ Jorah Mithrandir ☀ Malachi Bjorn ☀ Peregrin Llyr ☀ Theodore Finglas
planning a wedding and preparing for the baby making
our two furbabies: Sebastian & Oleander