(Closed) Why Post Under a fake name?

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

There are just something things that are too embarrassing to discuss. Especially if you’re a long time poster. Not only that, but if people (friends, siblings, etc.) know who you are on here, there are just something things you don’t everyone in your life knowing.

Post # 4
Member
1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

While I have never posted under a false name, I can see why some bees feel the need to. I think if they were to post problems on their real account, the next time they posted something people might think differently of their relationship. 

For example, the current thread with OHNO15 about her Fiance cheating, if she posted next about her dress or rings I would only be able to think about the cheating issue and maybe they aren’t ready to get married, etc. 

Post # 5
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1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I kind of agree. I would personally just post everything under my existing username, and if I felt something was too private I would just keep it to myself. BUT not everyone is like me and some people need to get their situations out in the open while remaining anonymous. There are also bees who personally know people in the hive, and their “situations” may be really private…..

I honestly wouldn’t want people to know if MissFroggy was cheating on her husband…just some perspective

Post # 6
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2742 posts
Sugar bee

Um, because there are some things that people are just not comfortable with people knowing about. As in, yeah, we are all annonymous here but some folks know folks outside of WB and that knowledge could inhibit them if they wanted to post about stuff going on in their lives. Well, that’s my take on it.

Post # 7
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7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

They do it for the same reason that someone would call a radio show or write in to an advice column, because they feel like the anonymity makes them safer to be honest without shame. Sometimes, its something that theyve been hiding in their real life and they want an honest opinion from SOMEONE without the shame coming back on them.

Some bees have been here for a long time and they have are well-known. They just dont want the drama to follow them. Ive never done it, but I understand why they do.

Post # 9
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1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@KaitlinHudson: Today too? I thought that was yesterday. Although we still did have drama…but it was just too damn funny.

Post # 10
Member
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

i side on it being a wee bit annoying. if you would like to post something more anonymously by using a different name, AOK, but don’t preface the post with, ‘i’m posting under another name, i’m so ashamed, embarrassed…’ whatever the emotion may be.

in my ever so humble opinion, it takes away some of the validity of the post. after i read that, all i’m doing is trying to figure out who this mystery poster could really be.

to me, it seems to be done a bit for… attention? dramatic value? idk.

just my take on it.

Post # 11
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1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@CaraMia10: I think it should be drama-free day everyday.

Post # 13
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1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Trolls are a fact of life on message boards. But a lot of “fake posters” are genuine people who want to remain anonymous because what they’re posting is sensitive, embarassing, or difficult for them. I don’t see the problem with it. There are plenty of reasons to do so, including all the other reasons that people have mentioned. Other people’s jobs might be at stake for this sort of thing–like if you post a vent about your boss or something. I’m somewhat guarded about my identity on the Internet because as a teacher, I have both current and former students who are HS and college-aged and I really don’t want them knowing about my personal life (99% of them could care less, but it’s the 1% horror story that can ruin your career).

Post # 15
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3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@KaitlinHudson: LOL, that was actually yesterday. We spoke of warm fuzzies like kittens and unicorns. Today we’re allowed drama again 😀

Well, I’ve been here over a year and probably lost all anonimity. I posted my pictures, my husband’s and family’s pictures, personal details like my school, career, wedding date and venue; and my username is not all that original because obviously I wasn’t thinking when I created the account. If someone ever bothered to, they could probably easily track me down and find out everything about me including my full name and business place. So if I ever wanted to discuss something extremely private like the details of my sex life, I wouldn’t do it under my regular username.

 

Post # 16
Member
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have shared real issues on here but there are some things I wouldn’t want to talk about under this name because it is my name everywhere- professionally, my email is this name.. so its easy to find. If someone wanted to do harm to me, they could easily find this board and read some things I’ve been venting about. Like one of the bees said yesterday, her Mother-In-Law is stalking her on here. So why should she have to share everything under this name? Why can’t we protect our anonymity while venting about things in our life?

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