View Poll Results: Have you chatted to someone online, then found out you knew them RL?

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Thread: Real life mixes with intenet life

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    Real life mixes with intenet life

    So I thought this would be an interesting topic to discuss.

    Has anyone here ever spoke to someone online, both using screennames, and later found out that you actually knew the person in real life (either from the past or someone you talk to occasionally or even often) or found out that you were somehow related to them or had a strange connection to them? (And, no this hasn't happened to me online.)

    I was just curious.

    Also, if you haven't, how do you think you might react to such a thing?
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    Re: Real life mixes with intenet life

    I had screen name on my local paper that I had used since my early internet AOL days (2001) and debated someone on a drug raid that turned out to be the wrong house the person said my first name. Other than that nothing
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    Re: Real life mixes with intenet life

    No - never has happened.

    I'm actually extremely careful not to run into people I know. I use to be a member on a board that was massive - but a school teacher from my son's school was on there. . . and I didn't realize that until many nasty exchanges later.

    Before that revelation I had already fuzzied my personal facts online so people couldn't figure out who I was (paranoia from my ex actually tracking me down once) and I immediately stopped frequenting that forum and hoped that she hadn't figured out who I was.
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    Re: Real life mixes with intenet life

    Yes and it can be very awkward

    The thing I do not understand? If you wish for folks not to know it is you? Please do not post pics of yourself, your home, your cars, pets, kids, home improvements, etc. I have sat and watched folks do that and am like what in the world
    Last edited by Kali; 12-19-10 at 06:35 AM.
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    Re: Real life mixes with intenet life

    It was very funny. Full stop.

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