One of things that I find truly amazing in the chat rooms is when newbies try their very best to get under your skin. They think that by posting some publicly personal (neat oxymoron there) about you, you'll get yourself into a tizzy trying to come out with a decent putdown/insult.
Case in point: I'm on the household computer today, which is a rarity for me. I don't like using the household computer, because quite frankly its configured in a way not to my liking. In any event, when I'm using the household computer to surf the Topix forums, I log in as one of my registered personas. The reason being is that I like to keep what I got on my laptop completely separate from what I have on my tracker with my registered persona.
Anyways, I was checking a few of the threads that I normally post on, when I can across this interesting post made by an impersonator in my local forum (post #3552). As you can see, this person thinks that by posting this kind of information about me is supposed to be some kind of veiled threat/insult.
This is so not the case. I've made it known from the get-go what my other personas are: on here, and whenever someone asks me if I was either "Cedar Mountain" or "Da Bishop", because I've made more than a few acquaintances posting under those names throughout my 20 months stay.
It is public knowledge over there that I have a blog, as I have it listed on both of my infrequently used registered personas since June. It is very new public knowledge of what my e-mail addy is, because I started listing it last week. More than a few bloggers I know have e-mail addys listed on their blog, just in case if you want to drop them a line or want to ask permission to reprint a post, since everything that a person creates on a blog, with the exception of credited links, is copyrighted by the person who creates it.
So if you read my following comments, you will see that I wound up thanking the poster for the free advertising for my blog.
I suppose up next is that he/she will be making posts under my name, trying to make look like an ogre or something. I probably won't mind because the people who really know me, know that I'm not like that. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and unoriginality does little to impress anyone, especially the one you're trying to insult.
That concludes our lesson for today on how (not) to get under someones skin.