It happened AGAIN!! Arrrrrg.

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    Apr 26, 2008 11:50 PM GMT
    Just my luck! I was talking with a real nice guy on here for the last week, we even chatted some. Was gonna chat with him more tonight(we had even planned what time and everything) and I get on and his profile is in the famous "missing or inactive" pile. Dangit all!!! This is the second time this has happened to me grrrr. icon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif even gave him my phone number to talk offline too *pout*

    Please tell me I'm not the only one this happens too. Is my luck TRULY that bad???
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    Apr 26, 2008 11:56 PM GMT
    Not a problem. RJ has lots of members...it'll be a long time before you can make a serious dent.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 27, 2008 12:45 AM GMT
    There are a number of quality men here, if the guy deleted his profile and missed you... just know he missed out on knowing a really funny guy! icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 27, 2008 12:57 AM GMT
    Freakyninjamonkey said icon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
    Interesting, my emotions usually start from the other end and work the other direction
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    Apr 27, 2008 3:54 AM GMT
    There are a couple of ex-members whose contact information I neglected to get too. Now they have vanished into the ether.

    O well.
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    Apr 27, 2008 4:11 AM GMT
    Freakyninjamonkey said even gave him my phone number to talk offline too *pout* Please tell me I'm not the only one this happens too. Is my luck TRULY that bad???


    ...or good. If he was truly interested, then he will call you. On the other hand, if he did not give you his phone number, despite the engaged conversation you guys had, it could be that he was less interested than you were.

    In either case....you're better off. If he calls, you have already converted a virtual friendship to a real one with possibilities.

    If he doesn't call, the possible relationship was not only virtual, it was virtual and brief. No such thing as luck, when you have two people, both of whom have their own desires, goals etc.

    You'll bounce back.icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 27, 2008 4:32 AM GMT
    yup, happened... although, i always think of it on a positive note... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 27, 2008 4:40 AM GMT
    Awww thanks guys. You make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    I'll definatly let you know if we get in touch offline. I'm really hoping we will.
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    Apr 27, 2008 6:45 AM GMT
    Was he verified?

  • 2theTEE

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    Apr 27, 2008 7:54 AM GMT
    Missing or inactive profiles means that they're just taking a break from RJ right?
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    Apr 27, 2008 8:08 AM GMT
    I think it also means that they might have been deleted by RJ for various reasons, being a fake would be one example.
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    Apr 27, 2008 1:40 PM GMT
    Yeah, if it's someone new, it's more likely that it's because they're fake. Which sucks for me cuz I get disappointed/attached way too easily.
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    Apr 27, 2008 1:53 PM GMT
    Freakyninjamonkey saidAwww thanks guys. You make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.


    I made you feel "all warm and fuzzy"? I must be slipping. ....

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    Apr 27, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
    I look at forum threads from just 3 or 4 weeks ago and I'm surprised at how many screen names are hidden or deleted. That's kind of baffling. I guess I don't understand what would make someone hide their profile. If I needed to take a break from RJ, I'd just stay away and not log on instead of hiding my profile.

    On the other hand, it seems like there are some people who are mainstays here.

    I also think it's easy to get attached to people here. I know I log on and look forward to seeing certain people in the chat room, or getting their messages, or seeing their posts in the forums. But sometimes those people just go away for no obvious reason. It's disappointing, but there's nothing you can do about it, right?
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    Apr 27, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidI look at forum threads from just 3 or 4 weeks ago and I'm surprised at how many screen names are hidden or deleted. That's kind of baffling. I guess I don't understand what would make someone hide their profile.


    Hmmm, isn't that about the time the John McCain ads started showing up on RealJock? icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif
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    Apr 27, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    Hidden/Deleted profiles shouldnt be allowed to post. That would end that nonsense.
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    Apr 27, 2008 8:58 PM GMT
    Caslon saidHidden/Deleted profiles shouldnt be allowed to post. That would end that nonsense.

    Is it the case that they're posting while hidden or that their post remains on the forum after they go hidden? I would be surprised if it's the former and not the latter.
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    Apr 27, 2008 9:02 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen said[quote][cite]Caslon said[/cite]Hidden/Deleted profiles shouldnt be allowed to post. That would end that nonsense.

    Is it the case that they're posting while hidden or that their post remains on the forum after they go hidden? I would be surprised if it's the former and not the latter.


    Yes, they are allowed to continue to post AFTER hidding their profiles. They just can't do email and maybe IM.
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    Apr 27, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    Caslon said
    Yes, they are allowed to continue to post AFTER hidding their profiles. They just can't do email and maybe IM.


    You're sure of this Caslon? Doesn't sound logical to me.

    Again, I think the assumption that the mostly likely explanation for these missing profiles are people pulling away from the site of their own accord because of some dissatisfaction with ads or flames or topics or whatever lacks evidence. There's a BIG chunk of fakers here. I've probably turned in at least a dozen or more, some of whom have posted, and many of whom I know have corresponded with people on the site. After RJ deletes them, they show up as "missing/inactive" in the threads they previously posted to.

    There seems to be a lot of guys who, shall we say, don't have the required, uh, Interweb skepticism about fellow RJ personalities, particularly those that aren't verified.

    K



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    Apr 27, 2008 10:47 PM GMT
    And for good reason. I'm Lana Turner. Oh, crap, she's dead.

    No, wait, I'm Divine.

    Hm, dead too.

    I'll get back to you.
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    Apr 27, 2008 10:50 PM GMT
    So wait you already got his number....


    I fail to see the problemicon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 27, 2008 10:53 PM GMT
    iguanaSF said[quote][cite]Caslon said[/cite]
    Yes, they are allowed to continue to post AFTER hidding their profiles. They just can't do email and maybe IM.

    You're sure of this Caslon? Doesn't sound logical to me.


    Here is what Managing Your Profile says about hiding your profile:

    "Temporarily hide my profile from everyone, including other RealJock members (Note: your profile will not show up in searches and you will not be able to instant message with other RealJock members)"

    You can still post. And I agree it doesnt make sense.
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    Apr 28, 2008 5:33 AM GMT
    AMT87 saidSo wait you already got his number....


    I fail to see the problemicon_rolleyes.gif


    No I didn't get his number. I sent mine in an E-mail the night before his profile went "missing". Hopefully I didn't scare him away icon_cry.gif
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    Apr 28, 2008 11:54 AM GMT
    Freakyninjamonkey said
    No I didn't get his number. I sent mine in an E-mail the night before his profile went "missing". Hopefully I didn't scare him away icon_cry.gif


    You didn't also send your first and last names, SSN, and home address, did you? icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 28, 2008 12:11 PM GMT
    Yeah, I do hope you didn't send personal info freaky. Don't trust too easily!

    jprichva saidAnd for good reason. I'm Lana Turner. Oh, crap, she's dead.

    No, wait, I'm Divine.

    Hm, dead too.

    I'll get back to you.


    Oooh. I know!

    *jumps up and down excitedly*

    You're Elvis! icon_biggrin.gif

    oh wait... icon_confused.gif