Catfish: Are u one?!

  • TannerMasseur

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    Dec 05, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    Have u chatted with any Catfish, those who post fake pics?! MTV has a new reality TV show where Internet users who've only chatted online get to meet face to face. Be careful who u chat with, without skyping, they really might not be who they say themselves to be.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 05, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    I'm sure there are tons of them on here
    I don't really care for the term catfish (other than it is a bottom feeder, but I don't think we are bottom of the pond scum) .. it has no relevance ... I think chameleon has more relevance .... or maybe worm ... or any of the common fish that change their sex ( blueheaded wrasse, bluebanded gobies, Japanese gobies, angelfish, parrotfish, damselfish and bass).
  • TannerMasseur

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    Dec 05, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    To JumpMan_Josh: Think everyone would. It's a cool show. The guy that host it had it happen to him, that's how he came up with the show.......
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    Dec 05, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    I've dealt with three cat fish. Haven't kept in touch with them.
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    Dec 05, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    Knowingly initiated, and went along, with a parade full of these. Not so bad, unless their instantly buddy listing and sending nudes. Can't believe how scared some guys are online, but there are some ways I'm sort of naive or stupid.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Dec 05, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI'm sure there are tons of them on here
    I don't really care for the term catfish (other than it is a bottom feeder, but I don't think we are bottom of the pond scum) .. it has no relevance ... I think chameleon has more relevance .... or maybe worm ... or and of the common fish that change their sex ( blueheaded wrasse, bluebanded gobies, Japanese gobies, angelfish, parrotfish, damselfish and bass).


    They came up with the term catfish from fishermen who deliver live tilapia inside boat storage hauls. The tilapia wud just stay stationary on the long delivery trips so their meat wud not be as good. Their meat had to be the best it cud be so the fishermen wud mix catfish into the storage haul so the tilapia wud keep swimming around to keep from being eaten & their meat wud be tender & perfect as promised upon delivery. icon_smile.gif
  • TannerMasseur

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    Dec 05, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
    I chatted with one on another site. He was using pics of a famous pornstar. I called him on it & he said if he put real pics of himself no one wud ever checkout his profile. I told him wudn't u rather show people the real u & not hide behind a mask? He said he'd have to think about it. Weeks later he's still using the pornstar's image to his name......
  • in_this_corne...

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    Dec 05, 2012 4:59 PM GMT
    Yeah for sure...one guy on here this summer. Awesome connection, banter, back and forth...but it all unraveled with him quick. I immediately cut conversation because I realized that I was talking to an 'idea' of someone.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    I like that RJock has u verify urself on here icon_smile.gif
  • TannerMasseur

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    If they're not verified watch out......
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    Dec 05, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    spgem saidIf they're not verified watch out......

    Very true
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:40 PM GMT
    spgem saidIf they're not verified watch out......
    Even verifed, they can still post any pic they want, they just have to hide the verified pic
  • TannerMasseur

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:41 PM GMT
    Esp faceless pics & anonymous profiles.......
  • TannerMasseur

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:41 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    spgem saidIf they're not verified watch out......
    Even verifed, they can still post any pic they want, they just have to hide the verified pic


    Really?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    spgem said
    AMoonHawk said
    spgem saidIf they're not verified watch out......
    Even verifed, they can still post any pic they want, they just have to hide the verified pic


    Really?


    Yes. And you know it's just as bad with guy cutting 10 or 20 years off their age and posting old pics of themselves

    You just want to tell them... ya .. you were hot when you were young, but now you are old and fat ... hit the gym
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:44 PM GMT
    And here I thought this was about our own "Catfish" .. RJ member who was booted several months ago...

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  • stratavos

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:44 PM GMT
    I've been in a catfish experience or two in my life so far, but I try my best not to be one myself.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidAnd here I thought this was about our own "Catfish" .. RJ member who was booted several months ago...

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    Not a good profile name to have icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 05, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
    That damn Mhissy! Lol this last episode was a mess! Them white boys weren't ready for this hood drama!

    Also I am brutally honest about who I am online. I might meet my future husband on here so I ain't got time for lying.
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  • MikeW

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    Dec 05, 2012 6:02 PM GMT
    There's a lot about online stuff I don't understand but one of them is why anyone in their right mind would make a fake profile. It really says a lot about the person and none of it positive.

    I *do* understand why some guys want to remain closeted and/or anonymous. For example, I met one RJer (in RL person) who is in a very difficult situation because it is literally illegal for him to be gay in his home country.
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    I have, or had (I forget) one guy on my "buddy list" on g.c. who is slightly amusing in a sad way. He doesn't chat very often.

    Originally represented himself as this smoking hot 24 y/o bodybuilder. Well, cool. It adds a bit of eye-candy to my profile page. Then I started seeing these same pics in profiles from other states. I'm not sure which, if any, are authentic. Gradually the story has changed so now the 24 y/o (who should be 30 by now) is the "slave" who speaks for his unseen 7-foot tall bodybuilding "master." icon_rolleyes.gif The pathology is obvious but somehow sickly fascinating.
  • zdravo

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    Dec 05, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    I operate on a meet soon basis. If a person gives a lot of excuses to keep from meeting, then I suspect they are hiding something (or otherwise suffer from the "everyone online is a killer mentality) and are not worth meeting.

    I have never had anyone misrepresent himself. But if he did, I would walk away from the meeting on the spot and call him on his actions.
  • Kromethius

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    Dec 05, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    There is this guy named wreztlinfreak11 who said he really liked me and everything and we deleted our accounts and we talked for six months it took him 4 months to get a phone and he has been randomly calling me by payphone till that point and then we were supposed to meet this past sunday and when i told him to meet me at this yogurt place he never called nor texted me and he said he was 30 min away no his friend hotmiamiboi is pisssed that i made another account because he thinks that I had something to do with his disappearance and he is jealous and he threatened me. I'm trying to get out of it but im worried about how far this has gotten
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    Dec 05, 2012 7:01 PM GMT
    spgem said
    HndsmKansan saidAnd here I thought this was about our own "Catfish" .. RJ member who was booted several months ago...

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    Not a good profile name to have icon_smile.gif


    He had it before the movie.