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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 07:20 pm (UTC)
-the redhead-
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Hmmm - maybe the title of the thread should be 'To do or not to do'?

Whatever happened to polite society wherein one would actually *speak* with a person to get to know them, instead of anonymously hunting down as much personal info as one could possibly find ahead of time?

Do regular people really do things like this just because they have the resources and are bored?

-the redhead-
...wonders if that means I should collect a full criminal, financial, and medical background check on people I might be interested in just because I can with a single, 3 minute phone call?