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More creepy finds on OKC

Dec. 20
So, I was playing with my favorites list, and adding some interesting people to it. To my dismay, it seems we can add people to favorites list without notifying or getting approved from the other side. So in essence, A seemingly harmless feature can be turned into a stalking tool. This, my friends, could get really disturbing.

Food for thought...


me: I guess, but if you're really so afraid of that sort of thing, maybe the internet is not the place for you. if they ever do anything that makes you uncomfortable, you can always block them.

random user: I've had a few I had to block.

guytittlefly: My... so by your logic maybe we all should give in to terrorists' demands because we are afraid of dying as a result of their horrific acts? Perhaps we all should lay down and let others walk all over us unconditionally to avoid conflicts, and that would be your method to achieve world peace? Would you personally want to live in such condition? Do you even realize how utterly ridiculous your suggestion is? Oh wait, you must be trolling. But seriously? Trolling users on a dating site? How big of a handicap do you need to troll? You must be familiar with failtroll.jpg Trolling aside, blocking people or black listing is but a band-aid to badly designed software. And in this post, I'm simply pointing out defective designs. The concept probably gone "whoosh" over your head.

random user 2: hmm..veeery interesting.

me: how is that my logic? how is being in the habit of not posting private information you would not be comfortable with strangers knowing in a place as public as this site even remotely the same as giving into the demands of terrorists? I am not trolling. I am offering advice. while getting crazy stalkers off a site like this would be awesome, and "fair", it's unrealistic. what you can do is limit the information you offer to people you don't know.

me: if you were to post failtroll.jpg in retaliation to my comment, someone would have to make a failfailtroll.jpg, and the internet might implode. is that what you want?
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guy: tittlefly: "I guess, but if you're really so afraid of that sort of thing, maybe the internet is not the place for you." Hmmm, right, how did that turned into not posting private information I'm not comfortable with? And how is that not a troll? It's like having some kids telling me to get off their lawn in my own backyard. I used terrorists as an example to point out how utterly ridiculous your statement is (fear stalkers online, not use the internet vs. fear terrorists offline, give in to all their demands. Actually it would be more accurate to use "fear terrorists offline, kill yourself" but that would just be full on trolling). Your failtroll is full of fail. As for black listing people, do you even realize how ineffective it is to do that on a site that is totally free and has no ability to limit the number of accounts a person can have? Unlike swagmonkey's assessment, there are plenty of facebook horror stories around. Some even made national news. And that's a site requires approval to add someone. What can they do indeed! It's not like people are innovative, and of course they will never abuse a system in unintended ways to hurt each other. People also will never lie and pretend to be someone else altogether right? And you will never hope to meet someone on OKC IRL or find someone you know IRL on OKC. Although, it kind of makes me feel better when there are people like you and swagmonkey around. Obviously you two will never able to think up much of anything devious.

me:that sort of thing happens, sure--- but it's wildly unlikely. the odds of it happening to someone like you are in the .00000s%. (although the odds of such crimes being perpetrated by someone like you are substantially higher.) never once in this thread have I trolled you. I don't need to. you being 30 and still harboring the sort of mind that does this^^^ is better than any antagonistic line I can throw at you. (in other words, for me to troll you would be like feeding a popcorn to an aligator. I reserve my hunger for men.) if you are so afraid someone's going to "invade your privacy" by watching things ANYONE can see that you've done online, it makes sense to watch what you do online. or at least investigate your privacy settings. if you are unable to do that, it's not safe for you here.
subject: Lol

Dec. 22, 2010 – 7:57pm
Ok, fun's over, my friends are pissed I am trolling on my own forum, taking everything down now. No hard feelings :)

Btw, I got schooled. my friend just pasted me this, there's no way I'd measure up to that... lol

Dec. 23, 2010 – 1:18am
Me: 'sokay. it's all posted elsewhere.

Dec. 23, 2010 – 1:33am
him: haha really? Where is it? As long as it's not on OKC, We can continue there if you want :3
If you don't want to, we can stop and call it quits. Btw, I was having a blast. To be quite honest, I do enjoy a good adversary :D

Dec. 23, 2010 – 1:36am
Btw, do you mind if I add you to my favorites?

Dec. 23, 2010 – 8:32pm
Me:not at all. it's on my live journal. if you can find it, you're welcome to it.
I'm not sure I buy the whole "oh, I was just kidding" thing. it's ok to be wrong sometimes.

Dec. 23, 2010 – 8:33pm
I mean... what kinds of friends get pissed-- what kind of friends even CARE about what you do on your okc journal?

Dec. 23, 2010 – 8:52pm
him:Asian of course, ever seen a movie called "Save Face"? Some people are like that, they feel what their friends do reflect up on them.
And OK, you got me, I'm wrong lol. Does that make you feel better? Don't worry, I'm not trying to sell you anything :3 If I was serious, I would've just blocked you instead of getting a response out of you :D
My none-Asian friends enjoyed every bit of it, but... Let's just say my Asian friend called me a dick and told me not to do that again. :)
His journal posts

Fun's over

Dec. 22, 2010
Alright I'm done, tittlefly is awesome.

- The end -

p.s. If anyone is offended by what transpired here, you have my apologies.

p.s.s. No animal was harmed during the production of the previous thread.