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Originally posted by Springer
.....and how his mother is the heat source for the local fire department or something like that.
Originally posted by radioactive_liquid
a perfect example of digital ego would be the majority of users in yahoo, aol, msn chatrooms and other various forums found through out the net. an attempt to start a conversation that requires real thought gets you automatically stoned to death. digital ego is so wide spread its almost like a form of schizophrenia, or as i call it "Volatile-Network-Syncronized-Schizophrenia". It turns on when the very users start up thier pc's and log onto whatever chat system and in alot of cases it goes much deeper than jus having a ego, they sell themselves as a completely different enity online, so much so that they actually believe it themselves.
Originally posted by Illdanstormrage
I have to ask somthing over the D-Ego. I've had this happen on other boards where the rules are not as tight as they are on here and I would like to ask somthing where does this board stand with people with Aspergers Syndrome such as myself who may not always see the intended humour of the board. I am just asking as I know that the kinds of things that have happend to me elsewhere will not happen here but what's the owners take on helping people like me to be seen as decent human beings and not to be goaded. And yes I have suffered some nasty comments in the past elsewhere. Just asking.
Originally posted by Shawnna
What an EXCELLENT topic, Springer!
Being a relatively new 'regular' here, I have found a D-PERSONALITY as well. And while my ATS personality is almost the same as my RW personality, it is hard to shake once it has been associated with your member ID.
For example, I've never really been a stickler about spelling my name right, but after pointing out the error one or two times (ok..... maybe more than one or two times), it is now an idiosyncrasy associated with how people view me. And it is something I can probably never live down while I am here!
I have also noticed that my normal trusting nature has been challenged because of the anonymity associated with the ability to augment or create a D-PERSONALITY. I initially assumed people were being as open and upfront as I was - only to find out the hard way that how they want you to see them isn't necessarily who they really are.
There are some notable exceptions - but they are rare individuals indeed.
My primary point is that I've learned quite a bit about both myself, and how people make an assessment of who I am by what I post here since joining.
It is always helpful to try and put yourself in the other person's shoes and imagine that all they 'see' of you is what you post here. Ask yourself if that is how you truly want to be known by the ATS Community with every post submitted.