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28502 No. 28502 [Edit]
I was an avid user of one of 4chan's boards until I befriended someone off the board. They turned out to be a pretty bad person and would harass me every time I posted something on there, and...
I know this sounds weird but it really got to me. If someone was bullying me on Discord or even real life, I wouldn't care. Because who cares? I mask a lot in real life and I always try to be conscientious of how I come across to others. But I guess this particular board was something of a home to me, because when I stopped being able to use it the way I usually did, as an anonymous user, it felt like the real, vulnerable part of who I am was being attacked.
So I wonder, why is it that anonymity is so important to me? I wish I never compromised my anonymity, because I stopped being able to say how I really felt. The person I befriended would mock me, and it kind of consolidated the idea that normal people will not take kindly to who I am if I was actually myself. Do any others feel this way? I'm hoping this site's not too dead by the way.
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>> No. 28503 [Edit]
If they'd target you, and not get banned for that, it's a shitty board.
>> No. 28504 [Edit]
If you were actually posting anonymously, how would they even know it was you?
>> No. 28505 [Edit]
>>28504
People have a certain writing style. Someone you got to know well might recognize it.
>> No. 28506 [Edit]
>>28504
>>28505
Basically this. It's a bit more complex than that. They were able to hack into my email and social media accounts. Then they would intimidate me using info they datamined. I know that sounds absurd, which is why I still have a weird time explaining it to other people, but they had about a year to know me and befriend me so it was largely through the use of social engineering during a time in my life when i was naive and lonely, as well as good computer skills that they were able to get into my accounts. So I knew it was them if I saw them posting, and even more so when their posts would include personal info about me I never told them.
I'm not sure how much of it was due to the board not being good. I think... it's just hard to document and moderate malicious online activity. Agh, I'll have to come back to this post. The board was toxic but it was a bit deeper than that, and there was this general trend of subcultures I enjoyed becoming something I no longer enjoyed, or maybe just found myself in the wrong circumstances.
>> No. 28523 [Edit]
>>28502
Kiwifriend? :)
>> No. 28524 [Edit]
>>28502
>I was an avid user of one of 4chan's boards until I befriended someone off the board. They turned out to be a pretty bad person
wow i'm shocked who could have predicted this unbelievable
>> No. 28556 [Edit]
>>28524
i don't know. i struggle to determine whether im a good person anyways. just cause you're anonymous and in a smaller community doesn't mean you have to be shit, it's only at a certain point i felt they were downright sadistic and pushed things too far.
>> No. 28557 [Edit]
>>28556
and also
it's just illegal, invasive, and creepy. i hate people on the internet who act invasive and harm others with their creepy intentions.
>> No. 28558 [Edit]
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28558
>>28557
>>28556
NTA. I'm trying to not be too harsh because you said you were lonely and naive but honestly it was your fault for getting involved with them.
I've gotten namedropped before too (nothing serious) and I know it was my fault for being careless and trying to play with them in the first place. The way they ¨found¨ me was also creepy but it was forgotten in a day. Everyone posting thought whoever did it was creepy. Keep in mind they only found the alt nickname I made to play with them. Still, I should've been more careful.

>i don't know. i struggle to determine whether im a good person anyways. just cause you're anonymous and in a smaller community doesn't mean you have to be shit
I also try to have a consistent character when I'm anonymous and some others too. Most anons I've met were decent. It's still not worth the risk of dealing with the creeps you'll find lurking there, I learned.

>i hate people on the internet who act invasive and harm others with their creepy intentions.
The phrase ¨I hate people on the internet¨ is funny when you think about it. I don't like them either but you have to remember this is the internet. Srs bsns...
I believe cyberbullyng isn't real if users are only attacking a pseudonym. Sadly, you mentioned you got hacked and they were posting personal info so if I were you I'd GTFO of there ASAP, nuke accounts and change passwords. I hope you are able to move on and learn from this, anon...
>> No. 28621 [Edit]
>>28502
>Why is anonymity personally comforting to you guys?
personally speaking, i could go either way on being anonymous. i don't mind it, but i also like to attach a name to a person. the few friends i've made off of anonymous imageboards have tended to be cool people as well, though i don't talk to them as much as i like...
the reason why i've been using imageboards like here more often is just because dead internet feels like it's becoming more and more real, it feels like every corner of the internet i used to hang around 3, 4, 5 years ago is either way less active or filled with people i don't really like.
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