Have you ever lied about yourself on the internet?

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  1. rob_just_rob

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    The issue of fake personas seems omnipresent at LPSG. There are people posting pictures that aren't theirs, there are people pretending to be a member of the other sex, there are married/attached people pretending to be single, and there are people who create a net persona for themselves that don't fall into the other groups.

    Have you ever pretended to be someone else or otherwise misled people online as to your sex/gender, looks, relationship status, or something else? Ever tried to pass off someone else's photos as your own?

    And in your opinion - which form of deception is the least forgivable? I'm pretty indifferent to people who post pictures of others and claim they're self pics, provided the pics are attractive. :wink: And I tend to think that people who start up a relationships based on a false persona and then "disappear" when they're close to being found out, are much worse than people trolling for compliments with pictures of a porn model.
     
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    I would say guys pretending beings girls is the worst. This is extremely common in this site , the vast mayority of "girls" on this site are really guys.
     
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    I've been a strong asian male with a small penis. Matter of factly that's my greatest fairy-tale that I still use today; I always tell strangers some fake much smaller size. It makes women leave me alone. <3
     
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    Whenever I chat online with Chris Hansen he likes me to pretend that I'm a 13 year old girl.




    other than that.... no... at least not often. I've lied about my last name before to protect my identity, I've lied about my age a couple times for different reasons, I once sent a picture of Brad Pitt to someone claiming that it was me (after they had sent me a picture of Laetitia Casta they were trying to pass off as themselves), but that's about it. I'm usually extremely honest, both online and off.
     
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    I just never understood why people felt the need to lie. Period.
     
  7. Axcess

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    I never take internet seriously . Anyone can lie in many ways and pics of persons prove nothing.
     
  8. ManlyBanisters

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    Yes - I lied in my intro post (with the lies highlighted):

    Not likely to be regular - HA! What a crock of shit that turned out to be.
    just stopping by - ditto
    happily married - big fat lie (though the monogomous was true)
    late 20's - 33 when I posted that - I don't lie about my age IRL - I do occassionally online, not cos I want to be younger, but just to diseminate a bit, make myself less identifiable. Silly I know - but there it is.
     
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    I've lied about being interested in poo, just for some laughs. I feel bad now. :(
     
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    I've used my nickname rather than my real name, because my real name is unusual and I wanted to protect my privacy/protect against stalkers.

    Other than that, no...
     
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    When I was a teenager, I gave out a picture of my aunt as a teen instead of my own . . we look a lot alike, only she didn't have the huge chest. I felt people would take me more seriously and maybe I'd get more genuine responses from people.

    Other than that, no, though I've been accused of being a man on this site!
     
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    Not unless you count guilt by omission.

    Plenty of times I could have said something or something more to clear up an untruth but left it alone. Then of course theres the silent "with you" tacked onto "I'm not looking for a relationship"

    That count?
     
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    When I first came to this site, under a different name, I was working as a phone sex op and came on at the request of a client. So my persona was fake, and the pics I sent people to look at were from my site.

    Now, it is me, I don't lie.
     
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    When I first got on the Internet I used many different personalities in chat rooms because it was amusing.

    The funniest was the time where I impersonated a female dominatrix and this hetero sub guy bought it, hook, line, and sinker... The stuff that guy was into... LOL... Sometimes men are just so gullible. (I'm including all men in this not just straight guys.) We often think with the smaller head. LOL!
     
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    OMG! Yeah, I've told guys who have hit on me that I'm 350lbs. with a 2" pencil dick and a raging case of genital herpes. It scares them away instantly! :tongue:
     
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    Is that so? Interesting! But how do you know? What are the give-aways?
     
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    I've lied about my name many times.

    I once told a smoking hot 5' tall woman that I was 6' tall because I was horny and she was looking to hook up and I was horny. She got pissy and made a scene, then left; I found another woman at the bar.

    I told a guy that it wouldn't hurt too much. once we met he decided to not stop trying.

    Since I'm not looking for a relationship and don't chat/meet with anyone who is, I don't mention having a girlfriend, boyfriend and son. Is that's a lie by omission, though we are open?
     
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    Very interesting topic, Rob. I don't expect that you will get many replies from deceivers, unless perhaps they post false claims of truthfulness. So, for what it's worth, I will say that I have never made false representations of myself on line, though I have certainly been selective in what information I disclose about myself, as I think any prudent person must do. In some cases, my selectiveness of disclosure has probably led some people to make false inferences or assumptions about me. But I don't consider that to constitute any deception on my part.

    I think that what is morally significant is not so much what form the deception takes as what the deceiver does or intends to do with the deception. Suppose, for example, that someone, A— a man, say— posts pictures in a gallery that show someone else, B—a woman, say— representing these as pictures of himself (in the captions, say), but then does absolutely nothing else: does not post on the forums, does not send or receive PM's, IM's, or e-mail to other members, does not enter into chat rooms, does not interact with other members of the forum in any way. Such an exercise would be rather pointless, but if one were to discover the deception, I think that one would be more puzzled than offended.

    On the other hand, if A enters into conversation and discussion with other members of the forum (through posts, private messages, or whatever) under the pretense of being B, then he begins to betray their trust. The more that the communications depend on the misrepresentation, the more serious the betrayal and the greater the offense. So it is not so much the false representation in itself as the use of that representation to gain the trust of others and enter into a false relationship with them that is objectionable. A man's pretending to be a woman on this forum is particularly obnoxious because it abuses, or seeks to abuse, the sexual feelings of others. So, to sum up, I would say that that is the least forgivable form of imposture.

    This way of using the word "lie" troubles me. When I began to hear this kind of slanging from people, I first thought it was mildly amusing; now I am concerned that people are muddling the distinction between deception and error, or between lying and changing one's mind. Saying "I will do so and so" and then doing something else does not make your utterance a lie unless the utterance misrepresented your intention. Making a prediction that turns out to be false does not constitute lying, even if the prediction concerns your own actions. I'm sure that you know all this, MB, but the word "lie" is an important part of our moral vocabulary, and to throw it around this way deprives it of meaning.

    Uh, does that mean that you pretended to be interested in poo when you were not or the other way around?
     
  19. ManlyBanisters

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    Sue me. :cool:

    :tongue:
     
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    I often give extremely persistent people a fake name. There are only two people in the whole country with my first name as far as I can tell. According to the census, there are zero. I'm probably not hard to find with just my gender, general location, and first name. So I lie about it sometimes. This is usually after I've already explained that I want to keep my name a secret a few times. If I volunteered a name to you without you asking for it many times, you know my real name.
     
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