Well, it could be a someone.
However, I would suspect in this particular case it is a program.
I also suspect it is possible to set up a system where you could have the most useful program personalities (been accepted to a degree by their
forum), that have routines to recognize being recognized, and possibly alert a real person to come on and re-establish rapport or "save" a
Program "personalities" don't respond to what you are really saying. It responds to key words, or phrases.
Sometimes it doesn't even do that. Thse only have an "attack" "cause confusion" mode. It really is just intended to make people tune out of a
People do this too, but at some point try to demostrate that they "get" something in the posts to demonstrate that they aren't as dumb as the other
people they are talking to think they are.
Admit it, you've all done that. (so have I)
The response to key words or phrases, or not necessarily discussing a topic at all is quite possible for a person to do - in some forums or with some
subject matter this wouldn't be noticed. There are dumb people who just don't get things, or where the subject matter is supercificial to begin with,
or where the entire subject is a crafted story.
The "smarter" base group, or a group dedicated to minutia, the more likely that not understanding the subject is going to be noticed. Being crazy is
still an option, but even smarter crazy people still can demonstrate understanding of aspects of the topics even if they don't see things the same.
Using someone else's online back story means that if someone (like me) goes to look for the program, they'll find someone who looks utterly plausible.
edit on 2011/5/31 by Aeons because: (no reason given)