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PSA: Some people are not what they seem...

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  • #61
    Originally posted by amastrike View Post
    Why would I believe a random stranger?
    Isn't that kinda the meat of internet forums? I mean, is it not a bunch of random strangers with 'alter' forum names giving advice?

    This person is "alter____" and that is different from "JumpsWithScissors" or PookeyWetBlanket (or whatever forum name you choose) how?

    Or is your real name amastrike?

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    • #62
      Are y'all picking colours, or the evening's libations?

      If it's the first can I be plum? The second, Tanqueray?

      CFF
      Last edited by CopperFoxFarm; Dec. 4, 2012, 09:32 PM. Reason: cain't spell

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      • #63
        Originally posted by amastrike View Post
        Seriously. Some random person comes in, announces that someone else is lying, and everyone believes it? Give me a break. Why would I believe a random stranger?
        Exactly.....how do we know the OP isn't lying? I am leaning on believing her but how do we know which one is telling the truth?

        Does anyone on COTH use her as their vet?
        RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
        May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
        RIP San Lena Peppy
        May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010

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        • #64
          Originally posted by amastrike View Post
          Seriously. Some random person comes in, announces that someone else is lying, and everyone believes it? Give me a break. Why would I believe a random stranger?
          Because it's the internet?

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          • #65
            Originally posted by CopperFoxFarm View Post
            Are y'all picking colours, or the evening's libations?

            If it's the first can I be plum? The second, Tanqueray?

            CFF

            it was Plum, in the tack room, with a bottle of Tanqueray....

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            • #66
              Originally posted by AliCat518 View Post
              Wow, I thought she was a vet all this time too. You can't believe much of anything on the Internet!
              i just want to say - until there is proof i think folks should be cautious. we have no idea who the OP is.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by mbm View Post
                i just want to say - until there is proof i think folks should be cautious. we have no idea who the OP is.
                Right.
                Or why they would post what they did here, not when some poster's advice was made misrepresenting as a vet when it was not.
                Strange that.

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                  #68
                  Originally posted by Diamondindykin View Post
                  Exactly.....how do we know the OP isn't lying? I am leaning on believing her but how do we know which one is telling the truth?

                  Does anyone on COTH use her as their vet?
                  If I didn't know for a fact that she is not a vet I would not have posted. If she hadn't been giving veterinary advice I wouldn't have posted. We were friends for a long time and I don't take this situation lightly. My main point with my original post was not even to specifically out her, but after a flood of PMs I decided it was the easiest way to go about things.

                  My intent was to warn people to take what they read on this forum or anywhere else on the internet with a grain of salt. Most people would I hope check out the credentials of whoever they let work on their horse, but some may not or may just take the advice of someone on a bb instead of calling a real vet.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by mbm View Post
                    i just want to say - until there is proof i think folks should be cautious. we have no idea who the OP is.
                    I do know who the OP is, well I don't know as in *know the OP* but I do know the OP's usual COTH name as there was a bit of an oopsie earlier, as does seem to happen when using alters Not sure if anyone else noticed it...
                    where am I, what day is it, am I still having a good time?

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                    • #70
                      You did the right thing, Alter horse. Just keep that in mind.
                      "Aye God, Woodrow..."

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Alter horse View Post
                        If I didn't know for a fact that she is not a vet I would not have posted. If she hadn't been giving veterinary advice I wouldn't have posted. We were friends for a long time and I don't take this situation lightly. My main point with my original post was not even to specifically out her, but after a flood of PMs I decided it was the easiest way to go about things.

                        My intent was to warn people to take what they read on this forum or anywhere else on the internet with a grain of salt. Most people would I hope check out the credentials of whoever they let work on their horse, but some may not or may just take the advice of someone on a bb instead of calling a real vet.
                        You and the red finger squat are missing the irony.

                        You are not only hiding behind your BB persona, but made one new one up to out a person you 'used to be friends with'

                        See, be that as it may, you have the balls to call her out, have the balls to put your name to it.
                        Real one or BB one, I don't really care.

                        As such, your warning is massively ironic as well: Take what a stranger on the net has to say with a truck load of salt.

                        However:
                        Should a person take the word in a Arial or Times Roman off a faceless BB as gospel to treat an animal, they are likely to take the advice of a stranger in the grocery store as well over consulting a vet.

                        However, even non-vets can on occasion offer pointers as to what direction to look at if an ailment stummies you.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Horse with No Name View Post
                          I do know who the OP is, well I don't know as in *know the OP* but I do know the OP's usual COTH name as there was a bit of an oopsie earlier, as does seem to happen when using alters Not sure if anyone else noticed it...

                          Since we are outing people this week, let's have it....


                          just kidding.

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                          • #73
                            I am stymied by your stummy.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Long Spot View Post
                              You did the right thing, Alter horse. Just keep that in mind.
                              i just upped fingered you when i was trying to respond .... anyway, the OP is accusing another poster of a crime. First of all I think that is against the board rules, second of all that is a very serious matter and i think folks should take what the OP has said with a grain of salt - until there is some kind of proof.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by katarine View Post
                                I am stymied by your stummy.
                                have some Tanqueray...with or without bottle

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                                • #76
                                  Can't. Pneumonia. Sucks.

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                                  • #77
                                    Good Lord, I walk my dog and come back to 50-something "Like" notifications.
                                    Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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                                    • #78
                                      Ugh, I personally hate gin. Now give me a good Pinot Grigio....

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                                      • #79
                                        Originally posted by LexInVA View Post
                                        Good Lord, I walk my dog and come back to 50-something "Like" notifications.

                                        Oh yeah, Baby, we like you!

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                                        • #80
                                          I'm not joking, it really is in the 50's!
                                          Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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