Discussion in 'Community Board' started by chloelovesdisney, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. chloelovesdisney

    chloelovesdisney DIS Veteran

    Jul 19, 2007
    Sounds like someone here got caught being a faker after much concern and support from the board. I find this very disappointing. Yes, I know this happens on the internet, it's still disappointing to me that anyone would think to do this. Oh well.

    On a different note, how is everyone doing with their present shopping and holiday preparations? I've barely started and need to get a quick jumpstart.
  2. kate_wdw

    kate_wdw DIS Veteran

    Oct 7, 2009
    Well, it could be useful to the OP that the thread contained a lot of information about personality disorders.

    I can't wait until there is more research out on what makes trolls tick.

    ETA: To answer your question about holiday preparation, I am not even close to being ready.
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  4. mfd25wife

    mfd25wife DIS Veteran

    Jun 24, 2008
    Apparently, I was late to the game and have no idea what happened.

    As for Christmas preparations, I'm nowhere close to being ready. :sad1:
  5. beaucoup

    beaucoup DIS Veteran

    Oct 6, 2010
    Mods must have mad detective skills or something. Only thing I can think of is maybe the IP address never moved to Canada from where it originally posted? Or they were able to match it with IP address they were using under original name? Something like that. I don't have made detective skills. Took a long time though.

    As for Christmas, we don't buy any gifts for others or for ourselves. But I did complete our yearly charity donations today. Easier than holiday shopping, finding parking, or trying to make someone happy with a gift. Charities appreciate the donations & that makes me happy too. :goodvibes I do still need to do our Christmas cards & put up the tree though.
  6. momrek06

    momrek06 DIS Veteran

    Dec 23, 2005
    So many of us fooled. So many of us leading our support and good wishes.

    Why what's the point of posting a thread like that? Gawd. :stir:

    Messed up.

    As far as Christmas, I am making a solid dent. Decorations are all up. Gifts are mostly bought. Wrapping needs to start. :goodvibes
  7. cornflake

    cornflake DIS Veteran

    Jul 31, 2011
    I admit I'd wondered about that thread from the very beginning - just smelled off. Too many pat cliche details or something.

    Picked up a really good bargain I wasn't expecting to find for someone yesterday - and in the same place found something I wasn't looking for, kind of expensive for what it is, but so charming I couldn't pass it up for the same gift group. So I think I came out even there, heh.
  8. muffyn

    muffyn "hmmm*

    Jan 16, 2001
    is there more to the "catch" than a remark at the end of a closed thread?

    if this person was a sham,, wow what a good tale spinner.

    we once ran into a person who was a very good liar........ sold a friend a horse (across country) & it arrived wrong breed & spray painted!!:scared1:
    she spun a tale of Oh, I'll send you complementing halter/blanket, yada yada, it was a nightmare..

  9. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose Loosing Boo Boo

    Sep 20, 2009
    It is heart breaking to know people do these things. People won't want to respond to someone who really is in need of people of just listening to them, because you don't know if they are being truthful.

    I am glad it was caught before it could any further.

    I am no where near ready for christmas. I am not even doing my normal baking for people. Hope they won't be to dissapointed. I have only purchased one gift for my family.
  10. NHdisneylover

    NHdisneylover DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2007
    That thread felt off to me from the beginning--which is why never posted on it. I popped in from time to time though and she was awfully good at being consistent--I wonder what made the mods decide for sure it was fake?:confused3

    For Christmas shopping, I am good except for a big gift for DS. OMG I have never struggled like this--there s really nothing he seems to want. His 14th birthday is 3 days before Christmas and I struggled to come up with that gift and am still wondering what to get him for under the tree.

    It was so easy when the kids were little, I sort of miss those days:rolleyes1
  11. HelenePA

    HelenePA <font color=red>I could use a cupcake now<br><font

    Aug 2, 2006
    sounded off to me too. :sad2:

    As for christmas I just ordered the girls "big gifts" about an hour ago. No clue what my older sons bigger gift will be yet.. the younger one is still into toys so he's easy :thumbsup2
  12. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose Loosing Boo Boo

    Sep 20, 2009
    Sad to say I will skip those posts.
  13. zurgswife

    zurgswife WDW is my Shangrala...and I'm going...life is bett

    Jan 9, 2000
    So, many were taken in...truly very sad and disappointing.

    On another hand the OP was a good story writer..
  14. Albort

    Albort ODV Crew

    Oct 9, 2006
    im curious too but matching IP isnt a good evidence... it can be faked... my current IP is masked to so other company, i can change locations to Texas or even France... Im hopin they did find something else...
  15. mrsksomeday

    mrsksomeday My Prince uses a power wheelchair!

    Jul 4, 2006
    You would think they would have some type of evidence to close the thread, I wonder what it was?
  16. Ember

    Ember <font color=blue>I've also crazy glued myself to m

    Aug 1, 2005
    I hope things like this don't stop people from lending an ear when someone seeks support. :sad1: When my mum was dying, I found a lot of comfort here. Life got so overwhelming, and it helped...

    I do hope there was solid evidence of not being truthful. I would hate to think of someone being accused when they weren't lying.

    Anyway, I'm putting up the tree this weekend! It's a bit hard to get into the Christmas spirit here. It's the middle of summer here in Australia, and I'm used to my white Canadian holidays. But, that said, I am so grateful for the experience of being here, even if Christmas feels odd! :)
  17. Tuffcookie

    Tuffcookie Enjoys an early hour of peace. Is a smart cookie.

    Jan 8, 2000
    It is strange how some people get their jollies. :confused: It is never bad to offer support and encouragement to another person going thru a rough time. I think we should all hold our heads up. We did nothing wrong. :thumbsup2 In fact, I was quite proud of us! :goodvibes

    I started putting my 2nd tree up last night. Thanks to another DISer's suggestion, I am putting the lights on each separate tree section. This way, when it comes time to take it down, I will be able to leave the lights on the branches. I don't know why I never thought of this myself!

    We have "Shop With A Cop" tomorrow morning. We will be taking out a group of about 40 kids! :goodvibes

    I have had 2 birthdays in the past week. Sunday is my DBF's birthday, then I can think about Christmas. :)

    TC :cool1:
  18. eliza61

    eliza61 DIS Veteran

    Jun 2, 2003
    did I miss some thing?
  19. Soldier's*Sweeties

    Soldier's*Sweeties DIS Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    I figured it out after a few minutes lol. There was a popular thread that a lot of posters followed and wished the OP well on. Turns out it was a sham and everyone was duped.(I don't know how it was found out.)
  20. mamamary

    mamamary DIS Veteran

    Oct 11, 2006
  21. Pixie Dust for Me!

    Pixie Dust for Me! Anyone seen tink lately, I'm running a bit low on

    Jun 28, 2007
    Would love to know how it was found out. It sounded too good to be true, but..... I do hope the starter of that particular thread gets some mental health help. He or she obviously craves attention.

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