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Why do dead accounts receive lurve?

Asked by absalom (7552 points ) November 30th, 2009

Out of boredom (which evidently to leads to narcissism) I was reminiscing and looking at my old account’s better answers, and I decided to lurve some of them. Though the account is dead (i.e., I deleted it) its lurve continued to rise until I suspect it reached the maximum amount allowed from a single person for the day/thread/whatever (okay, so maybe I lurved more than ‘some’ of them).

So why do dead Fluther accounts continue to receive lurve? And though we can’t see the external profile of a dead account, should we assume it continues to receive badges or awards?

Just curious.

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jessicamarie's avatar

you get lurve from people responding to you answers so thats probably what happens

rooeytoo's avatar

I thought they had a built in checker so that you could not establish another account and give yourself love?

You are in serious trouble and are now a lurve criminal for circumventing the policing checker!

absalom's avatar

@rooeytoo

Luckily I’ve already fled the country. I think I’ll head to Australia.

But seeing as the account is dead and unusuable by anyone, the lurve given to it is also dead and useless.

jessicamarie's avatar

are you serious??

absalom's avatar

@jessicamarie

You’ll learn ere long Fluther’s a front for the CIA. Violations of its rules can lead to some serious trouble.

filmfann's avatar

OMG!! It’s not a dead account! It’s a ZOMBIE account!

which are almost as scary as zombie accountants.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

What’s your old account?

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Lurve is free and worthless so who would care about going to a dormant account?

Fernspider's avatar

I always feel that lurve not only adds pointe to the Flutherie who has “earned” those lurve points (naughty self fullfilling…beep beep, lol) but also a way of showing an X number of people liked a particular answer.

Suppose even if the account is dead, it is nice to see how much lurve an answer earned. Well, me me it does anyway.

absalom's avatar

@Rachienz

I feel the same way.

Dog's avatar

Yup- disabled accounts can accrue lurve.
I should remind though that self-lurving is against the guidelines. So experiment over okay?

And as @Allie has mentioned in other threads- It is also kinda kinky ;)

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