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06 July 2003 @ 07:58 pm
Creepy Weirdness, part 2  
Whatever happened to basic politeness?? Socially acceptable behavior?

Wow - I've discovered that in this digital day and age basic politeness has gone *completely* out the the window. Apparently it's normal operating procedure to hunt people down and gather as much information as possible based on a mere interest. To spend hours doing this sort of thing. To follow not a single link that might indicate a bit of intrigue, but to follow dozens, amassing as much data as possible. After exchanging on the order of 15 words with the person in question.

Even scarier is that it seems a bunch of people see no problem with this approach...


Perhaps I was raised in a more genteel and enlightened manner. This isn't how it works in my world.

(see comments for thread (and replies) started by the person who behaved in this manner)

-the redhead-
...thinking the full background check idea might be acceptable after all...
-the redhead-theredhead on July 6th, 2003 07:17 pm (UTC)
Saturday July 5, 2003
11:29:04 PM PDT

Sei, It strikes me that it was a good and considerate thing to do. If she doesn't appreciate it now, she's bound to later. And that you kept mulling it over and posted your concern to the forum just lets the value keep spreading. Ive learned a lot and gained new resources (thanks Chaos). I did a search on myself. Didn't find me, but found out some things about my grandfather and name sake I didn't know before.
There sure are a lot of evolved and supportive minds out west. Ever since coming across this site I keep thinking of Ken Kesey in Sometimes a Great Notion where he supposes that the inquisitive members of families picked up and kept heading west over the generations until you all had piled up on the coast. The image sticks in my mind like a tune that won't leave. And most every new post keeps supporting it. E**