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An alternative paradox

So....You create a profile here...mingle in the feed, share an experience or two, seek and lend advice or maybe just a listening ear. Reveal a photo maybe. In a sense, "publicly" your profile represents YOU. But then theres the " Alt". The alternative YOU. A vehicle upon which the capabilities of your behavior will remain anonymous. Savin face an all that.

But really...that alt account IS the real you. That you hide. 馃
Torsten36-40, M
people that have that much free time to make alt accounts and pretend to be other people is prob one of the saddest things.
Punxi26-30, F
@Torsten Under the pretense of pretending it's them beneath. What comes out of your mouth comes out of your heart. 馃し鈥嶁檧锔
ninalanyon61-69, T
@Torsten I have the free time but just being me is enough work, can't see the point in pretending to a different persona as well!
PfuzylogicM
Everyone treats their account here differently. Some are pure catfish while others share pictures that are 20 years old or just flat out photoshopped and some trolls 馃 are pretend 鈥済ods鈥.
Just need a good internal BS sifter to make it through. Friends tend to let all the filters drop and the alt is available.
PfuzylogicM
@Punxi My undergrad was Psychology also, my grad was technical education.
There is so much you can learn about people on this site if so inclined.
Punxi26-30, F
@Pfuzylogic Why I'm here...lol. I'll write a dissertation someday knowing my visit here provided insight otherwise unlearned. Fact.
PfuzylogicM
@Punxi
A dissertation, that sounds doctorate level. This site intrigued me because I missed teaching secondary vocational education. Experience Project would have been more of a clinical environment for that type of study but even though this has more of a social mission it still remains rich in the type of date that you would search.
SW-User
Unfortunately I don鈥檛 have time for an alt ..heck I don鈥檛 even have time for this place anymore as it is.. and whatever bone head thing I want to say I will gladly say it here..
Punxi26-30, F
@SW-User Haha...much respect. I fes up to questionable thoughts openly each day. 馃檪
Thank you for posting this. You are correct. That is exactly the case some of the time鈥 discovered that some time ago. It was very revealing abd I absolutely put nothing past anyone here nor anything they could do.
Whyme46-50, M
I honestly dont have an alt account this really is me like metallica said 鈥渟ad but true鈥
Punxi26-30, F
@Whyme Wish I could claim that type of bar atmosphere. Each drinker has their reasoning sure...in a loud club scene, mostly to shout an order over the music and get hammered.
Whyme46-50, M
@Punxi you do strike me as the type of person who would do a job for the experience of it not totally pay cheque driven
Punxi26-30, F
@Whyme Certainly. A psychology major. A bar has been one of the best classrooms I've been in.
SW-User
People waste a lot of their young energy on things that dont matter.
Punxi26-30, F
@SW-User Go figure. At the end of the day....I'd have much more respect havin been publicly witness to a behavior...than being subject to conniving bullshit in private. 馃し鈥嶁檧锔
SW-User
@Punxi now i'm curious who that person is .. but i know it wont be revealed . .would be fun though to see who
Punxi26-30, F
@SW-User No one single user. Not pointing fingers here. Just food for thought.
Mysterion61926-30, M
Hi so i assume you dont really like messaging? Ive messaged u a couple of times now
Punxi26-30, F
@Mysterion619 In regards to....?
Mysterion61926-30, M
@Punxi i just said hi tell me about yourself
Dino11M
They seem to take what they want, and leave what they don't...
some can be an endless one way street..
Just like real life.
OhIsMe36-40, M
My alt is a time traveller this is so exciting!!
Punxi26-30, F
@OhIsMe I'd enjoy getting to know a time traveler.
Spumoni46-50, M
I represent myself when asked, nothing to hide. Lol
Punxi26-30, F
@Spumoni Good. 馃檪
Helloeveryone56-60, F
wow that will stay with me im sure.
MrBrownstone46-50, M
Or you are banned.
Punxi26-30, F
@MrBrownstone Or I might be a bar of soap. .
I just have this one, and it鈥檚 me, warts and all. Better to be disliked for who I am than loved for an illusion, I suppose.
Punxi26-30, F
@bijouxbroussard I suppose as well. Well said. 馃檪
SW-User
That may work for those with multiple personalities. I'm just me. One account that is me here or elsewhere. I don't hide how I am.
Punxi26-30, F
@SW-User Certainly, as maybe lots don't. Just feel they should be acknowledged for what they are. "Alt" is relative. "Real Me" is imperative.
LilnonamesF
Mine will b gone soon and no harm done. U take care i like u
Punxi26-30, F
@Lilnonames Well that will certainly be a sad day. I like YOU too. 馃槥
LilnonamesF
Yes andrew is nunos alt account
MrBrownstone46-50, M
@Lilnonames What?
SW-User
@ImRileyTheDog is my favourite alt
Punxi26-30, F
@SW-User Cool. You ask intresting questions then.
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Punxi26-30, F
@RogueLoner I hear you. Post was not meant to judge. More so to say, if an Alt. Is used to express what you really want to say.... why hide it. Just say it openly. 馃し鈥嶁檧锔
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Punxi26-30, F
@RogueLoner I see. What strikes me is that said " cliques " are like infused in ever experience one could have...virtual or otherwise....sadly.

 
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