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View Poll Results: Do you lie about your identity?

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  • No.

    264 89.80%
  • Yes, I alter/invent parts of my identity.

    13 4.42%
  • Yes, my online identity is completely false

    0 0%
  • I have multiple personalities, so it's hard to say if I'm lying or not.

    17 5.78%
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  1. #1
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    Default Do you lie online?

    It's anonymous, so no one will know.
    Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
    Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
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    through my tooth!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.


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    I have enough trouble keeping the truth straight, no way I could remember lies too.


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  4. #4
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    I'm a seasoned and polished liar. I have Lying Skillz.

    I don't lie here where it's all fun and games.

    But I also don't post things that I wouldn't like to talk about at some Senate hearing. I suppose those are lies of omission.
    The armchair saddler
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  5. #5
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    I lie, not usually with intention tho. I try not to, cuz then I have to remember who/what/when and I'm really not very good at that.


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  6. #6
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    I wish I had the imagination to be a liar, it seems like it could be entertaining!

    I try to use the same user name for any forum I join and have never hidden my location.

    I guess this makes me pretty boring....
    Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!
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    only to protect innocent bystanders.


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  8. #8
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    Nope. Never.

    I will tell a white lie to save someone's feelings, though. Or to save my Dad (89 years old) from unpleasant situations. Ferinstance I made up a reason why Dad, husband and I could not attend a recent festivity at a friend's house because Dad can't stand the friend. Didn't want to tell friend that particular truth!
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


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  9. #9
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    How do you know they are not lying on this thread when they say they don't lie online???
    Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.


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  10. #10
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    I don't lie on here - or other places online. I link to photos which go to my FB, so my real identity isn't really hidden. There maybe be people on here that I know in "real life" (I am sure there are some that I am not aware of). I just do not see the need to make crap up.

    I always HATED creative writing in school, much preferred to write thesis based essays. I just don't have the type of personality that finds it fun to make stuff up.


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  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    But I also don't post things that I wouldn't like to talk about at some Senate hearing. I suppose those are lies of omission.
    Eh, that doesn't count. Most people don't post under their real names and give every detail of their lives... privacy isn't a lie.
    Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
    Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
    VW sucks.


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  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonesta View Post
    How do you know they are not lying on this thread when they say they don't lie online???
    erm...uh....
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.


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  13. #13
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    No. Not only because I'm usually an honest person (even though I try to be honest always)but because people on line have a very good record of sniffing out a lie. I've seen too many people outed here. It's a fear of shame that has kept me honest all my life. If someone could die of shame, I'm sure I would if I were publicly outed like that.

    ETA: I will tell the occasional white lie to protect someone's feelings.
    "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."


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  14. #14
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    I don't lie because I can't remember well enough for the real stuff, much less keep any lies straight.
    I have realized that some times, no matter how truthful something is told, every one reading it then makes their own assumptions.
    Later, those come out in the strangest places and reincarnations, the stories changed thru the reader and it's retelling.

    Some truths seem to be rather malleable.


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  15. #15
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    I don't lie, but I know a CoTHer personally who is a compulsive pretender on all of the horsey BBs.
    Seriously. You. would. not. believe.

    She will no doubt see this post and, as she did on another thread, wade in as one of her alters, or give it a thumbs-down.

    However, if she keeps stalking me, I just might have to privately share some of her personal history. Which I can do, as I have a link to all 22 of the various court convictions.
    Of COURSE none of them were her fault!


    Suffice to say that this is NOT a person you'd want to give an animal to, accept a check from, or rent a property to.

    'Nough said.


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  16. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonesta View Post
    How do you know they are not lying on this thread when they say they don't lie online???
    I know, but I'm hoping people will be honest.. yes, I'm naive.
    Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
    Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
    VW sucks.


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  17. #17
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    Depends on what you consider lying. I will alter details in order to keep a person/location/situation from being clearly identified by people who might recognize them/it. I will also omit/alter information that isn't relevant to the subject at hand in order to avoid writing a big essay that no one has the stamina to read anyway.


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  18. #18
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    Other than the very occasional white lie (to spare someone's feelings), I do not lie. Online or in real life. Although, my screen name is a bit misleading...as I have a registered North American Spotted Draft Horse...I thought that was perhaps a bit too much for a screen name.
    “Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion.” ~Emerson



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    My "lies" are more the lies of omission - I leave out my real name, location etc. for some semblance of privacy....


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  20. #20
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    Sounds like a lot of work to maintain a lie online, in all the places one is online. *shrug*

    So if I were to ask the other poster if you always tell the truth, what would that poster say?
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