Posted: 23 May 2011 at 12:51pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by tulipbaby53
Originally posted by hindu4lyf
Members don't jump out of nowhere.
Many are silent members and come to read updates, watch videos, teasers, get spoiler info etc so a lot of these members actually visit IF quite frequently. If someone feels the need to speak out, then they will and this is coming from someone who was a silent member for a pretty long time too. This can be used to as an advantage actually, you know a lot about some people who know virtually nothing about you.
Yeah, that's true about the silent reading thing, but many times they are also MIDs too. It's hard to be sure.
That's so creepy though to think that someone can be silently reading my posts and learning about me, but that is the risk we take when we post on an online forum.
That's why I really wonder why some people discuss their whole life's problems openly on IF.
Thanks to IF's new rules, people actually have to sign up and become a member in order to read updates. Many only come here for that purpose and do not wish to spend hours of their life discussing a show although some will make the effort to comment here and there.
MIDs do not usually have accounts created 2 years ago..forget 2 years not even 2 months ago. Most of the time it's created on the spot just to cause a bit of havoc on the forum as we have seen many many times before on the DKS forum.
I think we all get a little carried away at times, but it's important not to reveal too
much information about yourself. Unfortunately, some make that mistake and have to learn through personal experience, whereas some are just street smart. I'd just like to take this opportunity to say that there are sooo many members on this forum that ought to get their FB privacy settings checked.