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    I've used it quite a few times when I was a few years younger, when formspring became popular.
    With Ask.fm now all over my news feed on Facebook, I was just wondering if you've ever took advantage of the ability to be anonymous?
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    Yes. When I was 13 I used to play an MMO where I would go around saying 'free heals!' and then brutally PK any low HP player needing to be healed. If people knew who I was I'm pretty sure they'd punch me in the face. I was a terrible person. :emo:

    Edit: ahah, the ghosts of the dead are coming to haunt me.
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    (Original post by miser)
    Yes. When I was 13 I used to play an MMO where I would go around saying 'free heals!' and then brutally PK any low HP player needing to be healed. If people knew who I was I'm pretty sure they'd punch me in the face. I was a terrible person. :emo:
    wtf man? that was you? i lost my gold plated rune armour because of you, i hate you
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    Yes, frequently when I was younger and didn't feel comfortable.

    (Original post by miser)
    Yes. When I was 13 I used to play an MMO where I would go around saying 'free heals!' and then brutally PK any low HP player needing to be healed. If people knew who I was I'm pretty sure they'd punch me in the face. I was a terrible person. :emo:
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    Yes its called The Student Room.
    Most of us don't reveal our true identities, Edit apart from that girl above :gah:
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    Well....are we not anonymous when we post on here?:confused:
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    That would be telling...

    (Honestly, no, not really)
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    (Original post by ironandwine)
    Yes, frequently when I was younger and didn't feel comfortable.



    Did he kill you too? :mmm:
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    Anonymity to what degree? In most meaningful senses everyone posting in this thread is anonymous, since nobody else who reads the thread has a clue who they are.
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    Sure, once or twice. But not often - there's not much I would say online that I wouldn't say to someone's face, so I don't bother hiding my identity.
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    On TSR I occasionally go anonymous in the health or relationships section as I have friends who know my username and some things are best kept private.
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    (Original post by DorianGrayism)
    Well....are we not anonymous when we post on here?:confused:
    No really, unless under a VPN you're not anonymous most of the time. TSR have you IP, email, maybe name/DOB, provider, what browser you use, your visiting pattern, what site linked you here(how you arrived). Pretty damn easy to find you if you commited an offence here.
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    (Original post by ForgetMe)
    Did he kill you too? :mmm:
    I got killed all the time on MMO games when I was younger because I always trusted the wrong people :puppyeyes:
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    Most forums I sign up to I use different names. I also throw in some 'red herrings' every now and then. I don't like the thought of someone I know stalking my posts on forums *shudders*


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    I got killed all the time on MMO games when I was younger because I always trusted the wrong people :puppyeyes:
    Is, by any chance, your favourite colour purple?
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    (Original post by Runninground)
    Is, by any chance, your favourite colour purple?
    No... :moon:

    I don't get to choose my username colours because I'm a mod haha.
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    I make sure no one here knows me in real life so I can post in all the dodgy health and relationship threads
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    i went anonymous in the H&R section to discuss whether i should go ahead with penis reduction surgery.
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    (Original post by ironandwine)
    No... :moon:

    I don't get to choose my username colours because I'm a mod haha.
    Ah Ok. It's just your username was purple, the bit under your username was purple, your hair is purple and the wall behind you is purple. (I was going to put that Sherlock Holmes Smiley thing here, but I couldn't find it.) So I thought that, just maybe, you may like purple.

    (Sorry, i'm bored, as you can probably tell )
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    (Original post by Kateislate)
    I've used it quite a few times when I was a few years younger, when formspring became popular.
    With Ask.fm now all over my news feed on Facebook, I was just wondering if you've ever took advantage of the ability to be anonymous?
    I don't think I've used it to call someone a brainwashed idiot yet.
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    (Original post by rac1)
    I don't think I've used it to call someone a brainwashed idiot yet.
    I'm not anonymous...
 
 
 
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