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Can we start a thread where we post comments convincing people that we feel a certain way...when we don't?

Asked by Dutchess_III (43563points) March 16th, 2012

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The biggest danger on the internet is that people may be transmitting feelings that they don’t really feel, as part of a ‘plan’ to draw unsuspecting others in for nefarious reasons. The duplicity could be caught much more easily in real life.

Let’s find out how easy that really is to do.

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rebbel's avatar

This seems to be an interesting thought experiment, yet I am not totally sure that I fully understand what I am supposed to do to take part in it.
Should/could I pretend to paint an emotional state to you (all), a state that I am not actually in?
And to see if I can convince you that that state is genuine?

Aethelwine's avatar

@Dutchess_III You might find this interesting.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@jonsblond You’re right! The link was VERY interesting! Very thought provoking. Thank you.

ragingloli's avatar

I am totally horny and I want to shag you all night.

CaptainHarley's avatar

@ragingloli

LOL! Now THAT is NOT convincing! LMAO!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Aaaaand then there is absolute truth!

Blackberry's avatar

I’m gay.

CaptainHarley's avatar

I learned very quickly that honesty is still the best policy online. One example: when someone uses an outdated picture of themselves, or a picture of someone else, as their avatar, and writes a profile that makes them sound like a combination of Mother Theresa and Snookie, and then someone relies on that information to fall for them, it forever destroys any chance of a real relationship. What if the person attracted by that e-lie is someone the e-lier would really like to be with? No chance!

Dutchess_III's avatar

That’s the point of this question @CaptainHarley. To demonstrate how easy it is to mislead people on line.

JLeslie's avatar

I can’t do it.

TexasDude's avatar

Im a 16 yr old gurl frm cali wanna chat?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes you can @JLeslie! OK, take, for example, in one of the first posts jonsblonde posted a link, and I thanked @jonsblond. Well, the truth is…it took a long time to open, so I clicked out of it. I never even saw it. (But I will get back to it later because I’m sure it IS thought provoking.)

Aethelwine's avatar

@Dutchess_III and I gave you a great answer for being so kind to thank me! I’m so gullible. ;) The link is about the following: The US military awarded a contract for software to create 500 fake personas on social networks in order to secretly influence online debate in its favour. There, I saved you some time. teehee

SpatzieLover's avatar

I am Hanna from Montana and I like to sing and pretend. I would like to be your friend.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I have realized why life has always felt so chaotic for me and I think I was just running away from something I knew was true and that was God. There was a reason I wanted to be christened when I was 7, it felt right and my parents didn’t let me. It was because of the Bible that I looked to witchcraft but I realize now that I was just trying to find a substitute that would never replace Christianity, for me. As a mother now, I see His work in my children’s eyes and can’t deny it anymore. I don’t have to pretend to be someone who can make it through this life as an atheist. I am strong enough to stand up and say I want to make it through to the next life, the one that matters and make sure my kids get there too.

dappled_leaves's avatar

I’m going to guess it won’t work, since any “feeling” posted in this thread will now be assumed to be fake…

saint's avatar

It is a fact that everybody everywhere is a victim. We are not obligated to pursue our lives to the best of our ability, due that the fact that is impossible to do so. At every turn we are thwarted, either by the viciousness of others, or by the eternally malevolent cosmos. Someone should have to pay for this injustice. Anyone. Except ourselves. I’m serious!

dappled_leaves's avatar

@saint You had me at “I’m serious!”

syz's avatar

Isn’t that essentially what a troll does?

Coloma's avatar

I’m masquerading as a bohemian hippie chick in the woods, but really, I am the Heidi Fleiss of the Sierras. Madam Coloma, here to meet all your hedonistic needs. For 3k you can get the full red carpet treatment including happy brownies, a tibetian prayer bowl healing session and a roll on the Odabashian rug in my living room. If you’re into something kinkier head on out to the barn and choose some spurs and riding crops for a little extra gallop around the bohemian brothal. lol

TexasDude's avatar

@Coloma where do I sign?

Coloma's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard
For you, an extended stay, no charge! lol

TexasDude's avatar

Excellent.

Coloma's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard

Will you be bringing your Teddy mask and rough riders costume? lol

TexasDude's avatar

@Coloma I don’t need a mask.

CaptainHarley's avatar

It depends upon what’s at stake. For casual encounters online, I tend to take what people say at face value. When I was doing online dating, I NEVER took what people said at face value! : )

rebbel's avatar

This doesn’t look like an interesting thought experiment at all, and I really am totally sure that I fully understand what I am supposed to do to take part in it.
Should/could I paint an emotional state to you (all), a state that I am actually in?
And to see if I can convince you that that state is false?
Don’t bother replying, I am 100% not interested in other people’s opinion.
Or other people in general.

ucme's avatar

My name is Chantelle, i’m currently living out of my parents pockets.
At this precise moment i’m pleasuring myself with Dave, that’s my 10inch rubber cock….giggles!

ragingloli's avatar

@ucme
Pics or it didn’t happen

ucme's avatar

@ragingloli Why you dirty filthy bastard!! Can’t a girl have any little secrets these days?

ragingloli's avatar

If it were a secret, you would not have told us about it. Pics. Nao.

ucme's avatar

See my answer convinced you then.

ragingloli's avatar

Or I convinced you to think that you convinved me.

6rant6's avatar

I’m not willing to write anything until someone clarifies the rules and intentions.

ucme's avatar

Write a lie about yourself, just for shits & giggles.

MilkyWay's avatar

I’m really a boy. That’s why I’m so much into football. The shit about my broken ankle was real though… and I flirt with guys online because I’m gay.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Wanna make a baby? I’ve got the prostate if you’ve got the uterus.

6rant6's avatar

What a fascinating thread.

Kardamom's avatar

Cooking your own food at home is stupid! What a waste of time and energy! You know they make stores and restaurants full of food so you don’t have to waste your time worrying and thinking about it all the time. And if you’re concerned that going to a store is going to take too long, then just go to McDonalds. Their food is scrum-dili-icious! Your guests, who are probably a bunch of stupid idiots, will never know the difference anyway! Plus, who the heck has ever even heard of an amused douche? What is that???

SpatzieLover's avatar

Also, I hear this one^^^ likes to eat animals for sport ;)

Dutchess_III's avatar

@jonsblond I promise, I’m going to look at the link now! Frill!

FutureMemory's avatar

Simone wins.

Now get in the kitchen and make some beef stew, woman! <slaps her on the ass>.

ucme's avatar

I was offered the position of deputy manager here today, but had to turn it down.
Auggie was devastated, bless…she’ll get over it in time.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@FutureMemory Don’t worry, you get second.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@FutureMemory bows I knew you’d get it, at least.

Sunny2's avatar

I tend to think that people here tell the truth, so a lie is hard to take. Yet I have to admit that I . . . O dear. I can’t do it. I have to keep my reputation shiny.

CaptainHarley's avatar

@LuckyGuy

That is just wrong on SO many levels! LMAO!

Keep_on_running's avatar

I am confuzzled 99% of the time.

augustlan's avatar

I was indeed devastated when @ucme turned down my offer. I’m still crying over it.

AmWiser's avatar

I really do have an alter ego, I’m actually one of the jelly’s above or maybe one below, you’ll never know; and have been for quite some time.. or not. chuckle, chuckle, har har, tehe tehe!

Kardamom's avatar

I think I’m going to eat a whole bunch of eggplants. Yum!

ucme's avatar

The comment from @augustlan above has left me broken & demoralised, a blow I shall find difficult to overcome.

Kardamom's avatar

^^ By all means do not seek therapy, because as everyone knows, it’s stupid and turns you gay. If you’re feeling bad, your best bet is to run down to McDonalds or Burger King and load up on their delicious hamburgers.

ucme's avatar

I’m a big fan of country music & nascar & therefore find the advice given above invaluable.

MilkyWay's avatar

LOL! I find the above comments very unamusing…

6rant6's avatar

Oh, please, everyone, don’t let this thread die!

Dutchess_III's avatar

BTW @jonsblond I read the link this time. I really did. Yes, and I think that it’s a good thing.

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