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(crash course raver)
03/13/04 02:57 PM
The excessive use of alter egos new  

At one time, the "alter ego," an alternate character created by a regular user, was used tastefully. However, now that this idea has caught on, the use of the alter ego has gotten out of hand. What do I mean by this?

Now we have several posters posting as themselves, and also as four or five other alter egos at the same time. There is no way for the TW members to correct these members through flames, criticism or scourgings because we are not ever sure who they are.

In an extreme example, I believe we have at least one member who posts as at least 15 other people.

Consequently, we have forums flooded with dozens of alter egos: regular members hiding behind fake characters to purge their inner autism.

This creates a sloppy and silly message board. How to solve this problem? Alter egos can be identified and "outed" by the mods. Thus, the regular members can at least criticize those who abuse the alter ego concept.

Unfortunately, those who have tastefully and brilliantly used alter egos to create parody and satire will suffer. I am sorry. But it is possible that you would finally like to receive credit for the creative use of alternate characters?

(mortal with potential)
03/13/04 03:15 PM
I ate one for dinner new [re: pianocraft]  

I agree. These alter egos must be stopped!

. . . cue Sysiyo and a "sensible answer".

i ate TJ

(thunder ocean)
03/13/04 03:23 PM
A Foggy Say In TW Town new [re: Hannibal_Lecter]  

I so goddamn agree! Should I alone be in charge, all the alter egoes would be banned right away (except the ones I like)!

Unfortunately, we'd have to reach an agreement with the other mods and shit like that, so it would never work...

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(stardust savant)
03/13/04 03:32 PM
Like a chinese fire drill new [re: Sysiyo]  

Hunh unh. We can't agree on anything. Why, at the very last moderators' shindig we had, Sysiyo and I had voted on watching Clockwork Orange and having hummus and beer. Well, Adam and EJ thought we needed to drink red wine, eat yellow cheeze, and then go bowling. So, needless to say, we ended up getting a demonstration from an internationally renowned taxidermist who showed us how to stuff a cat. Then we had tea sandwiches and went home. Tati, being the only sensible person around just sent her regrets. (Her movie vote was for Butt Sluts V, but Sysiyo, not having seen I through IV nixed that idea immediately 'cause he was afraid he wouldn't know what was going on.)


03/13/04 04:36 PM
Re: The excessive use of alter egos new [re: pianocraft]  

If that would stop the slowness of opening threads, and pages within threads, and put an end to the oops messages, I couldn't agree more.

If you don't have anything nice to say, go to London and say it in front of 2000 people. NM.

03/13/04 05:47 PM
Re: The excessive use of alter egos new [re: pianocraft]  

I discussed this (in person) with Adam at the Adelaide after show party and, unless he wasn't telling me the whole truth, he indicated that it's not possible for the Mods to do that, as they can't see the IP addresses - only Evan can. (Unless some of you New Mods know different).

In reply to:

I believe we have at least one member who posts as at least 15 other people.

Hmmm, yes. One wonders how you know that. Interestingly I indicated to Adam that another TWer firmly believed that you, pianocraft, are Evan. Adam was surprised by this so it can't possibly be true....can it?

But Tati is right, Butt Sluts V is the best.

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(crash course raver)
03/13/04 05:56 PM
Re: The excessive use of alter egos new [re: 96dbFreak]  

I firmly believe there are very few new members at TW. When you see a new username, it is merely an old member registering a new alter ego.

Those with the least to say, say it with the most alter egos.

03/13/04 06:07 PM
Re: The excessive use of alter egos [re: 96dbFreak]  

In reply to:

Butt Sluts V is the best

I refuse to believe that Sysio hasn't seen the film.

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(stealing for that one good rush)
03/13/04 06:44 PM
Re: The excessive use of alter egos [re: pianocraft]  

In reply to:

I firmly believe there are very few new members at TW.

I dunno. It seems in the last few weeks, we've gotten a giant wave of newbies who are quite vocal about being such and have tons of annoying questions. To make matters worse, they like to start new threads all over the place asking dumb questions instead of just being a bother on existing topics as many newbies are at first. And I have noticed that they're all being treated decently by everyone! What's going on here?

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(electric tomato)
03/13/04 07:18 PM
Re: The excessive use of alter egos [re: pianocraft]  

I reckon 50% of people on here are actually a Mr. D Bowie (New York).
He does it to keep his name alive among the Net fraternity and cannot stand to go on BowieNet anymore, as on here he sees it like it is.

Oh and what's the story with Butt sluts, I only saw up to IIII.

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