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Thread: The Fakery Index (warning: Math)
April 19th, 2013 06:30 PM #136
April 19th, 2013 07:40 PM #138
This thread is hilarious. Although I dislike doing math myself, I love me some good stats.. thanks Blade! There's just way to many specific posts in here that I have something to say about to quote, so I'll just ramble..
To whomever was offended by this thread... really? Little defensive, maybe? Hits home, does it?
I, too, thought the person accusing Blade of being a troll was just being funny. It would actually be my exact type of humor. But it's even more hilarious that he/she turned out to be a faker. I just wish I had arrived in time to read his/her fakey posts before they were deleted/removed.
One reason that I often assume someone is faking is when they say they have a 6-13 year old named something that's EXTREMELY trendy for this year or last one or two years. I feel it's very unlikely that they found that 'gem' those many years ago when they had that child.
My opinion about this site in regards to baby fakers:
I do not mind you making up stories and what not when you're 'searching' for names (I actually love how hilariously silly it is). I just read, chuckle, and go somewhere else.
I DO become offended when that crosses over to the birth announcements. I read the announcements and quarterly reports to see the names of ACTUAL babies... to follow for trending/popularity reasons as it influences the names that I pick as well for my simple love of names and trends. What you name your imaginary baby affects the trend stats in my head, and I don't like it. Fantasize all you want, but please don't let it cross over into there.
Final thoughts which may include some rambling:
I can't see where the fakers are coming from. I just can't. I'm twenty years old with no plans to conceive for maybe even another 5 years.. And I believe I'm welcomed here. I don't need to lie to get advice or suggestions. It's ridiculous. I feel that they need some sort of... professional help. Bleh.
Blade, can we expect to see the statistics for the upcoming quarterly reports on here when they're posted?
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April 20th, 2013 04:39 AM #140Senior Member
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[QUOTEOne reason that I often assume someone is faking is when they say they have a 6-13 year old named something that's EXTREMELY trendy for this year or last one or two years. I feel it's very unlikely that they found that 'gem' those many years ago when they had that child.[/QUOTE
Also.Sorry for bad English, I am from other country
April 20th, 2013 05:46 AM #142Senior Member
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I will admit trolls are the bane of nameberry forums, and most definitely discourage me for answering peoples questions - but personally the data shown is inconclusive, the population size is too small to hope to draw any comparative conclusions from... but was still an interesting read.
April 20th, 2013 08:27 AM #144Senior Member
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I, for one, am here because I am finding the twin naming process hard--DH and I have to agree on two names instead of one, and we have to also agree on the collective 'vibe' of both names. It feels like I'm cementing myself into a naming style by choosing two names at once, so I want good, honest, style-conscious feedback before we lock our progeny into anything unfortunate.