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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 13th, 2003 02:36 pm (UTC)
I figured I couldn't be the only person who thought that. Not to mention not making the effort to *fix* the error...

Yes, it is good to know something about people, especially if you are going to meet them for a first date. But see the previous post on this subject in my journal. I had messaged this person a *single* time and said maybe 2 dozen words to them. What they did *was* over the line.

-the redhead-
The Teasegentlemaitresse on July 13th, 2003 02:54 pm (UTC)
I did mention that the girl was likely a troll, but I don't intend to continue posting about it. I just want the issue to die, but apparently others want to squeeze all the drama they can out of the situation. LOL

I thought it was pretty funny that one guy actually friended her based on those pics. I read her journal and there wasn't anything interesting there. Ah well... it takes all kinds.

Now, as for "investigating" someone you've only messaged once, maybe that is a little over the top. I'm the curious type, though, and likely to do a search on someone just because I'm interested.