Fake profiles

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    Mar 08, 2011 9:55 AM GMT
    I am amazed at the number of fake profiles I have to contend with... there is one guy in Washington DC who has about 3-4 different Realjock profiles, plus a bunch of facebook profiles. He puts you on each hot list and hot lists himself. It is really very disturbing.

    On facebook recently, I got friended by MYSELF. Now come on~!! Certainly the guy realized he was playing with me... did he think it was funny? What did he expect me to do? Of course I reported it and Facebook shut it down....

    I know I shouldn't care, but it is so creepy and seems like mental illness/psycho to me... it is hiding behind another persona to gain access to someone else's life.

    What is the rationale? Why do guys do it? Do some guys do it for anonymity? Dont they ever think about how it makes the guy in the stolen pics feel? I really like Realjock as a community, but I came here because I had to get rid of a fake profile using my pics. You feel very violated when that happens.

    So, why do guys do this? Other than being sketchy bitches, I mean... icon_cry.gif
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    Mar 08, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    Seriously... nobody?? there are no comments about this??
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    Mar 08, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    It sucks dude but unfortunately just a part of internet 'life' I guess, I don't really know why people do it.
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    Mar 08, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    You're not alone in your wonderment. I can't believe in this day and time, guys think they can get away with it, especially in such a small community as ours.
    I've called out two on here. One guy had a pic. that was on my man's screen-saver; "where have I seen him before?"
    I used to just let it slide, but there are still a lot of naive guys, who get hurt by these fakes.
    I do get a huge kick out of it when they are voted for man of the day though.
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    Mar 08, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    I would have considered my profile 'fake' only until recently. I was kinda afraid to show what I look like since I've gained weight. So I've updated my profile with a picture from christmas. If anything I think it will be more of an intensive to get back on the healthy bandwagon.
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    Mar 08, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidI would have considered my profile 'fake' only until recently. I was kinda afraid to show what I look like since I've gained weight. So I've updated my profile with a picture from christmas. If anything I think it will be more of an intensive to get back on the healthy bandwagon.


    You know, Mike... that is a reason that I understand. We all have body issues and self esteem issues. But you reinforce your negative self-talk that way. You are an attractive guy who has a lot going for you and being yourself is a powerful thing on here. I will tell you that most guys I know (exept the sketchy ones) really want to meet a real dude, not a faker.

    And we are ALL trying to get to a place where we can feel good about ourselves. I took that picture in the speedo a few weeks ago on South Beach, and I was so nervous and scared that I would look like shit! I see a fat dude, but I have it up there to motivate myself to stay away from the carbs and hit my cardio.

    But you weren't lying, either. I am really talking about the liars pretending to be someone they are not.

    "If they lie to you, they will steal from you. If they will steal from you, they will kill you." - saying by my granddad.
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    Mar 08, 2011 10:54 PM GMT
    We have a 1337 squad of troll and fake member hunters here on RJ. But we only go after the ones that try to sit at our lunch table.
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    Mar 09, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    The easy ones to spot are the profiles with pics of:
    - Porn actors
    - Models
    - Bodybuilders
    - Random pics from a Bodyspaces profile
    - Guys you've seen on other profile sites
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    Mar 09, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    I eschew people with fake profiles