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Thread: The Fakery Index (warning: Math)
April 4th, 2013 05:38 PM #16Senior Member
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April 4th, 2013 05:41 PM #18Senior Member
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April 4th, 2013 05:42 PM #20
I think the reason why some of us don't like the fakery, as quite often, it starts off as asking about names but then some drama follows.
There was one poster claiming to be expecting multiples (I think it was triplets or possible even quads), and what started off as asking about names (harmless enough) became more sinister, when she started to share stories of health complications and asking everyone to pray for "her babies". Berries were investing emotionally into her story. However, she ended up making it so far-fetched, it soon became obvious it was fake and she was outed.
The fact that fakery over names, can easily lead to something else, that's why I think some of us prefer to see it nipped in the bud.
And lets face it, people don't need to fake such stories, because Nameberry isn't a parenting site where non-parents might feel awkward posting about names. This is a name site, so anyone can post about names, so no-one would be "laughed at" for simply posting about their "dream quad names".
Edited to add: Thanks Blade - great stats.♥ Margaret Mary ♥
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April 4th, 2013 05:44 PM #22
Wow. I understand that it might be fun to fake sometimes, but the deaths? That seems quite extreme. Once I saw a thread where a user claimed she was having quintuplets, and she already had twins. That made me chuckle.Eva ♡teenberry, dancer, book lover, tv obsesser, and musical theatre geek
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April 4th, 2013 05:45 PM #24
aw man I was like "alas, math!" and then all of the numbers went whoosh right over my head like first order derivatives or possibly an airplane
I don't understand why people think they need to concoct some bizarre fantasy life or create phantom children/fetuses in order to discuss names. Is it that they're gluttons for feedback and think the best way to max out the number of replies to their threads is to lead other posters to believe they're expecting? (Incidentally, do posters who claim that they are expectant parents get more replies to their threads? My gut says yes, but listening to my gut is no valid form of statistical analysis.) Is it some kind of vicarious living/wish fulfillment thing? Or do they just get a rush out of screwing with people?
I don't mind fakers too much unless they start to get creepy. For example, when people try to pass off pictures of other people as themselves/their family: that is creepy. Ughon my mind, for the moment
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