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Poster: splue Date: Jul 30, 2011 11:06pm
Forum: noisecollector Subject: SO THE THREAD DOESNT DISAPPEAR:

View Post [edit] Poster: AltheaRose Date: July 30, 2011 09:22:32pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hey, Guys, I Finally Figured It Out! Hey, it just hit me. We're the subject of a sociology experiment! Here's the research premise: Virtual communities are an agreement to suspend disbelief. They rely on an appearance of reality -- e.g., that posters are anonymous but represent real individuals -- but of course everyone knows that the emperor could be naked. I could be a 16-year-old boy. WT could be a British grandma. Cliff could be posting from the Sea Shepherd. So there's an unstated acceptance of certain "rules of the game" and that a virtual persona will be a reflection of the real person. Otherwise there's no purpose to the interaction, since folks don't tend to be interested in having conversations in a hall of mirrors. But what happens if you interject into a virtual community the appearance of deception? How does the community, which relies for its appeal (and existence) on the idea that the virtual reflects the real, cope with what is essentially a threat to its existence AS a virtual community? How would such a community, particularly in an essentially unmoderated environment (like the IA), "self-police" -- confirm its own rules, determine and reveal what is happening, exclude and include, behave like a real community, etc? OK, no, I don't think this is really an experiment. (Though it would sure be funny if someone -- WT, perhaps? Elbow? I'm looking for a science type here -- popped out from behind the curtain and said, "Bingo! Good job! Experiment, over!") But it certainly does function as IF it's an experiment. And I'm sure it serves to illustrate ... something. Incidentally, I read these things in the morning (it's currently 10 a.m.-ish) and got up today to find NO interaction on ANYTHING but the Kochaballoo. I hope this is cuz most (real) folks were out having a nice Saturday. Now back to the regularly scheduled programming and/or social experiment and/or implosion in the hall of mirrors.
This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-07-31 04:22:32 Reply to this post Reply [edit] Poster: splue Date: July 30, 2011 09:18:08pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey no its no xperiment, because Tollundism (i think) has started an account in my name/ i dont know how he can do that because i thot only one email could be an account name/ i think he crossed a line into ILLEGAL / i hope homeland defense & the FBI r tracking him!!! do u have the ability 2 shut his account??? who is the forum moderator here/ like on Noisecollector its Noisecollector?? Reply to this post Reply [edit] Poster: AltheaRose Date: July 30, 2011 09:27:30pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Splue, I don't know if you're Kochman -- I'm mixed on that -- but if you are, I vote for you to be the personality that the others are absorbed into, a la the denoument of Sybil. You're generally more clever than the others. Reply to this post Reply [edit] Poster: splue Date: July 30, 2011 09:41:43pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey, wake up plz look, im being serious/ can u be??? i asked u a question 2 whether u can block Tollundism's posts/ he has begun a new account using my name. i dont want comments about clevness r u even listening????????? who is the gd moderator???/thx Reply to this post Reply [edit] Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: July 30, 2011 09:22:26pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey, Guys, I Finally Figured It Out! Ya think??? Reply to this post Reply [edit] Poster: AltheaRose Date: July 30, 2011 09:37:46pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey, Guys, I Finally Figured It Out! Obviously I'm being satirical, but I do think it reveals some interesting facets of the online world. It could be utilized as a case study in some academic research. Actually observing it is rather less interesting, of course, and a lot more sad. Reply to this post Reply [edit] Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: July 30, 2011 09:31:44pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey, Guys, I Finally Figured It Out! No, you are right. It's all being run by the mice: We are all part of a huge super-computer. The answer to life the universe and everything is 42. Reply to this post Reply [edit] Poster: AltheaRose Date: July 30, 2011 09:43:10pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey, Guys, I Finally Figured It Out! Exactly! Good job, "Jacky." Never seen you be quick on the draw before. Reply to this post Reply [edit] Poster: rastamon Date: July 30, 2011 09:44:20pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey, Guys, I Finally Figured It Out! you mean 420...aye?? Reply to this post Reply [edit] Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: July 30, 2011 09:49:06pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey, Guys, I Finally Figured It Out! Its 5 oclock somewhere Reply to this post Reply [edit] Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: July 30, 2011 09:53:26pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey, Guys, I Finally Figured It Out! 6 × 9 = 42, that is (using math in base 13)
This post was modified by Jack o' Roses on 2011-07-31 04:53:26 Reply to this post Reply Poster: AltheaRose Date: July 30, 2011 10:37:31pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ALTHEAROSE thinks its 'cute'?? Is this the BEST of the gd forum? Splue, I don't think it's cute. You misunderstood. There are levels on which it's funny (perhaps Monty Python, perhaps black humor); levels on which it's sad; levels on which it's revealing. All those levels can be true at once. Of course, if you're being harrassed in the real world, that really sucks in a big way and I'm very sorry for what you're going through. But you didn't need to post this copy-and-paste of the thread below. You might consider editing that out so it's just a critique of me, without the long copy and paste. That's OK, I don't mind. It's your opinion. Sorry to upset you. Reply to this post Reply [edit] Poster: splue Date: July 30, 2011 10:52:25pm Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ALTHEAROSE thinks its 'cute'?? Is this the BEST of the gd forum? Actually, thats the second time u havent answered my question of who the real grateful dead moderator is. Is it u??? Is this a game that u have cooked up??? I notice my account was duplicated on the same nite u posted ur grand essay. Its kind of obvious that ur not truly empathetic, & yet u still take the time 2 hopscotch around my question. Cant sumone who's always bragging so much about their writing skills answer simpl questions???????Maybe ur Tollundism all along!!!! I will tak this 2 the management of the Grateful Dead 2 let them know what is happening/ it may take time. I want them 2 read the lack of resposes/ lack of help from key ppl who self-elected themselves gods of the band's forum. Oh, & my boyfrien is a great proofreader & ill seem less like a tard, i promise. Hes probly better than u. Terms of Use (10 Mar 2001)

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Poster: splue Date: Jul 30, 2011 11:25pm
Forum: noisecollector Subject: Re: SO THE THREAD DOESNT DISAPPEAR:

notice how "Althearose" gets all paranoid that i pasted his/her text, because it shows DECEPTION & refusing to answer. Note how he/she launched her essay on the same nite my name was stolen &unfairly used!!!!