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Fake Profiles.....

Ive heard from someone who wont be mentioned concerning fake profiles.

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NoSaint  Female  Devon 9-Oct-2019 21:37 Message #4757138
I would think that every one of us knows at least one false profile or fake photo on here but maybe a few are either very naive or playing the deaf dumb and blind kid because some are so easy to spot you couldn’t miss them if you tried. Over several weeks some become obvious whereas if you only log on occasionally you might not notice.
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eurostar  Female  Merseyside 9-Oct-2019 21:40 Message #4757139
I don't know one fake from another, as far as I know all of you on this thread could be one person...……...lol

or I could be ?

go with gut instinct and make no decisions …….we never know what goes on behind the computer screen.
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Witheflow  Male  North Yorkshire 9-Oct-2019 21:58 Message #4757144
Interesting responses and reactions. Hierophant especially, with a very defensive and insulting multiple responses. Nothermit straight into insults also. Very quick to abuse and attack as per usual. But Nigel in Devon surprises me the most. Nigel demands facts of allegations of fake profiles. Yet actually jumped on the Fake profile bandwagon a few months ago, when the paranoid cartel members accused myself of having a Fake Profile. You wouldn't expect someone trained in teaching, to run with the pack of abusers and then defend the abusers so eagerly. Very interesting reaction Nigel and, very double standards.
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Neros1954  Male  Devon 9-Oct-2019 22:01 Message #4757146
NoSaint Female Devon 9-Oct-2019 21:37 new Message #4757138
I would think that every one of us knows at least one false profile or fake photo on here but maybe a few are either very naive or playing the deaf dumb and blind kid because some are so easy to spot you couldn’t miss them if you tried. Over several weeks some become obvious whereas if you only log on occasionally you might not notice.


A few have been obvious. I think some are know but other members don’t like to say anything which is fair enough. Each to their own.
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The Dim Reaper  Male  Devon 9-Oct-2019 22:02 Message #4757147
I say if you think there are some false profiles , name them and state your reasons , saying you have been told about false profiles and not naming names just makes you a shit stirrer .
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NotHermit  Male  Derbyshire 9-Oct-2019 22:04 Message #4757149
WTF.
How many times do you have to be caught?
My reply to michaelt would be a compliment.
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Neros1954  Male  Devon 9-Oct-2019 22:05 Message #4757150
I disagree. I believe Michael acted in good faith when exposing what he had been told. To name people is wrong in every way.
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NotHermit  Male  Derbyshire 9-Oct-2019 22:08 Message #4757152
I think he might have made it all up?
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia 9-Oct-2019 22:13 Message #4757154
"Hierophant, You said you received some as well, so you go contact this person and find out yourself...."

Well the funny thing is Michael, you and Lyn are on that list, how weird is that?!...
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RAACH84  Female  Buckinghamshire 9-Oct-2019 22:14 Message #4757156
“No-one has told me any of this but a few fake profiles have been obvious and I have blocked them.”

Ditto.
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Witheflow  Male  North Yorkshire 9-Oct-2019 22:14 Message #4757157
I think your oxymoronic compliments and protesting speaks volumes Not Her.
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Witheflow  Male  North Yorkshire 9-Oct-2019 22:18 Message #4757160
The sub culture cartel closes ranks. Good post Michael and like uncontrollable ferrets, up pop the reactions.
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia 9-Oct-2019 22:25 Message #4757162
"I find it very sad that a site member has been forced to contact me"

They'd have to be pretty sad and mad to choose you out of all the people on here for a chin wag about fake profiles, that's a bit like asking G2BW for dating advice.
Still, no accounting for taste with some folks I suppose...
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Nigel_In_Devon  Male  Devon 9-Oct-2019 22:42 Message #4757168
WTF..."Nigel demands facts of allegations of fake profiles"

Really? Where have I demanded anything?

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JustLyn  Female  Cheshire 9-Oct-2019 23:14 Message #4757172
Blimey, What smoke and mirrors.

For my penny worth i previously and probably wrongly, named who i feel trolled by.

I did this because those who make obvious comments named who they believe are trolls are not those i have found most offensive.

The message i received from Michael i happen to feel is not evidence of duplicate profiles as writing style completely different.

"Obvious" often has the least association.

We need Miss Marple on the job.
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AQuietLifeNoLonger  Male  North Yorkshire 9-Oct-2019 23:20 Message #4757173
JustLyn. Smoke and mirrors indeed. You were wrong to name two men as trolls just because you felt others had been targeted who you felt were not the most offensive ... so presumably somewhat offensive.
I have only seen you defend Corbyn and trolls but I’m sure you are more fair minded than that.

Obvious is sometimes just obvious.
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Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire 9-Oct-2019 23:58 Message #4757179
Nasty backbiting sneaky gossip. It has always been the bane of this site. And if you happen to be unfortunate enough to be the one that they are all sniping about with imagined trumped up charges it can be horrible. For a bunch of so-called adults, you really ought to be ashamed of yourselves, it is pitiful.
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MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire 10-Oct-2019 06:13 Message #4757182
I agree that backbiting and gossip was always here as on all sites and that unwarranted accusations are a terrible thing.
However pointing out someone who is a fake or using a fake photo is neither unwarranted or a terrible thing particularly on a site where a dubious friendship online could lead to meeting that duplicitous person.
To warn others, particularly friends, of such deceivers is the correct thing to do but should be done privately.

I won’t mention the four fakes I’m aware of :)
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Nigel_In_Devon  Male  Devon 10-Oct-2019 07:38 Message #4757190
Surely the correct thing to do is report your suspicions to Admin. I don't believe any members has access to enough details to know for a fact that someone has more than one profile - hence why I commented on spreading rumours. Without hard evidence that's all they are...rumours!
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia 10-Oct-2019 07:48 Message #4757191
Oh come on, do people really take seriously any of the stuff this buffoon, and others, come out with?...
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JustLyn  Female  Cheshire 10-Oct-2019 08:11 Message #4757192
As I said before. People call others mad if they have different views.

I don't think trying to provide evidence is trolling, however annoying it must be for people to keep proving media myths are misleading the public.

I am sorry that those who do know what they are writing about felt they had to sink to personal insults, and although it doesn't justify it, they received insults first.

Crikey, I was even accused of being manipulated by them because I happened to agree with their politics.

It isn't because they support Corbyn, it's because the references they have reported happen to be authentic and not made up so interesting reading.

There is no evidence on certain fake profiles being linked to the exact people many only think are obvious.
Innocent until proven guilty and obvious is not good enough.
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AQuietLifeNoLonger  Male  North Yorkshire 10-Oct-2019 08:38 Message #4757196
There is plenty of evidence on numerous threads as to the couple of trolls consistently insulting other members with no provocation and that is unacceptable. Nothing to do with their views or their politics but all about their rudeness and nastiness. They don’t need naming so it’s impossible to accuse the wrong posters. We all know who they are and many have blocked their vindictive texts.

Fake profiles are a separate issue and dishonest especially if used for dubious purposes of voting or agreeing with one’s own post. Once again some of these are well known by practically everyone on here. Others are only a suspicion so it would be wrong to make accusations. Personally I see no problem with discussing this privately if members so wish. Discussing fakes has gone on forever although often in the Men’s Room and perhaps the Women’s room too. The only one’s likely to be concerned at being “outed” are the culprits and their friends.

I would treat the fakes and the trolls and anyone who is particularly nasty the same way.

BLOCK ‘EM DANNO!
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Michaelt  Male  Devon 10-Oct-2019 10:13 Message #4757211
Witheflow , I regret now putting my posting up. It is clear that you and others are very aware of these fake posters.

Our country is in a mess and not just because of bloody Brexit, we are largely a politically uninformed nation, and because of this our politicians are running rings round us.

In my view fake posters are bored and childish, they enjoy the attention people like me have given them with my original posting...

I dont know whether the person who contacted me, is genuine or not ?, and frankly I could not care less.

I suggest you all stop nit picking each other on this thread. If I could delete this posting I would.

What a waste of time and energy....

Regards
Michaelt
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Hierophant  Male  East Anglia 10-Oct-2019 10:27 Message #4757213
Oh michael give it a rest.
I don't know who you are, how long you have been a member of this site or what your agenda is, but since you have been posting your methods have been clear for all to see.
You yank people's chains and stir things up, then act all hard done by when people call you out. Those of us who have been here a while have seen it a million times before.
People can think what they like about me, maybe I shouldn't react or play along with you and your kind, but I will not make excuses for challenging your methods.
A waste of time and energy, sums you and your kind up very nicely...
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RAACH84  Female  Buckinghamshire 10-Oct-2019 10:49 Message #4757216
BLOCK ‘EM DANNO!

That made me smile.


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