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Slash the Berzerker
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Bob mentioned recently that because of the nature of the BB, we may all be having conversations with people who don't exist, except as multiple pseudonyms for the same person. We can all remember several examples of those who do this on purpose, some for evil intent, some not. I myself have a second pseudonym here that I trot out very occasionally, on dune related topics.

So, I thought it would be nice to create a list of verifiably real people. To be real, you need to have been physically met by two or more other hatrackers who can attest to your existence. A list of your witnesses is required. Those able to produce such a list are automatically granted more credibility in the hatrack community. I have decreed it as the lizard king, and thus it is law.

My personal list of witnesses to my existence:

Sarfa
Dean
Perfect Gentleman
AKA
DocMagic
OrsonScottCard
kacard
GeoffCard
Richard Berg
OlavMah
PapaMoose
Olivet
CalebVarns
FlyingCow
Jenny Gardener
Edited to add:
Mr. Flibble
Deirdre
Ralphie
POD

If you should be on my list, and for some reason I have forgotten you, please let me know and I will edit.

I hope this thread helps us keep straight who really exists, and who is just a figment of someone's twisted sociology experiment [Wink] .

Lizard King out

[ April 02, 2003, 01:52 PM: Message edited by: Slash the Berzerker ]

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NdRa
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I attended endercon. Do I really have to list every hatracker I've ever met?
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Well, at least two of them.
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Strider
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But Slash, I've never met ANY of those people in RL.

How do I know that any of you exist?

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I and my wife and child were probably met by hundreds at Endercon. I am not going to list them here, for they are many. They might even be named Legion, like Geoff's bicycle. In addition to Endercon folk, my existence can also be verified by Slash, OlavMah, Dean, Perfect Gentleman, Jacare (non-Sorridente), and DocMagic. Eddie Whiteshoes theoretically saw me, but did not approach and introduce himself, so I cannot verify his existence.

--Pop

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Leto and Lead. Patrick and Pod have both heard my voice over the phone.
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Slash the Berzerker
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Strider:

My hope is that we can create a network of cross verifications. That way, even those who have never met each other can be sure of the others existence through a complex series of associations. I've met papamoose, who met leto, who met you, and so on.

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EnderCon folk
Amka
pepperuda
Dante
ladyday
Irami
The Cards

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NdRa
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Well, it's probably more fun to list all you people that I have met. The list will make me elite, and I can use it to get into hoity toity restraunts that require a list of who's who to get in.

Jeni, Leto, Papa Moose, Mama Squirrel, Ladyday, Katharina, Pod, Jaiden, Aretee, Patrick, Zevlag, Marce, Orson Card, Kcard, Geoffery Card, Ronin, Calvinmaker, Ela, JaneX, Shlomo, Irami, Amka, Chris Kidd, Ladydove, Analog Kid, Theca, Miro. I'm sure I'm forgetting someone.

edit: to add on to list

[ April 02, 2003, 12:45 PM: Message edited by: NdRa ]

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Javert
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Well, I've met OrsonScottCard...and I know Eyes from the Virtual Battle School.

Does that count? Do I exist??? [Confused]

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I can also verify that Kevin Bacon exists, but only indirectly.
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Olivet
aka
Belle
porcelain girl
Ladyday
KarlEd
Miro
Paul Goldner
Pod
Fernando Martinez
Ela
Shlomo
JaneX
OrsonScottCard
kacard (though I think they don't know who I am. Kristine told porce I was a nice girl but thought I was brunette while I am most distinctively blond. [Wink] )

...there SHOULD be more on the list, stupid Northwest Airlines. [Mad]

Edited because I'm a dolt and forgot the hosts.

[ April 02, 2003, 12:44 PM: Message edited by: mackillian ]

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I have met personally:

OSC
kacard

(I assume they are unimpeachable)

plus:
Icarus
Cor
their daughters

Chris_Bridges & his wife

zgator & his wife

Ela & her husband
JaneX
Shlomo
Narrativium
pH

dkw
(and she's a woman of the cloth, so you know she'd never lie!)

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hmm, the only ones ive met in real life were kacard and OrsonScottCard... though they might not remember me since it was at a book signing...
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ok, well even though i think this is silly and just a way for people to flaunt who they met [Wink] , I'll play along.

I've met Leto and Frisco on multiple occasions. As well as whoever else was at Grenmecon: Icarus, Cor, Leonide, Coil. I forget what Leonide's sister's screen name is. But she was there.

[Smile]

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Heh. Only other jatraquero who can verify my existence is my wife. [Smile]
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I have met the Card at a book signing.

I will met Paul Goldner this summer at the OrneryCon II, as well as his brother.(Unless the world ends before then).

I have met several members of Ornery who can vouch for my existance, but I do not think that they post over on this side.

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Hey, my pic just got on the Hatrack Album. I think that verifies my existance Slash. [Razz]
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A pic does not mean you are for real. How do we know that that is really a pic of you. It looked an awful lot like Harrison Ford or Cindy Crawford. You have to actually meet another member.

What happens if someone with several names starts having each name verify that the others exist?

msquared

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um, i wonder if i exist! dkw can verify that there is someone who responds to my mailing address and that that person (me, i tell you!) sent her a check. jebus i've spoken to on the phone.

maybe i'm not real!

well, if hobbes exists, he'll be able to validate or invalidate my existance this fall.

[Frown]

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good point msquared.

i can have upwords of 8 or 9 people verify my existence who for all intents and purposes don't exist themselves.

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Msquared:

That won't work. See, we are trying to build a cross linked database of names. If one group of names is only verifying the existence of others within that same group, then the entire group is suspect.

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I post there for I am.

msquared

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I've met Katharina and Post Reply.
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Hmmm... I think I've met enough people to be verifiably real.

peekaboo
BYuCnslr
Carrie
Severian
Claudia Therese
Primal Curve
Tom Davidson
Vana
Lime
dkw
Ced
OSC and about 50 others at Endercon I won't list because I KNOW I would forget a bunch.

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Slash, you got some sort of database going with all this stuff?
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I'm not sure this is necessary, but I'll enter to prove my validity. I've never attended the big events, so pardon the short list.

Possum can verify my existence. Plus, I can verify his.

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MPD!
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Icarus
Cor
Ela and husband
Narrativium
pH
JaneX
Shlomo

And there's Bob Scopatz. as well, but he's not really a reputable source.

I wonder how K.A.M.A. is going to handle this one.

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I've met Vána and Lime.
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I haven't met any of you.

But you can't tell me I don't exist, because that would mean none of you had ever met, which would also mean that none of you exist.

So there.

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Strider: SingingRing. [Smile] duh! [Wink]
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mack: i have no idea what you are referring to with that kristine comment. seriously.
apologies to anyone i leave out below.

i have met:
lady day
one lucky cricket
miro
pod
flying cow
caleb varnes/john keats
mackillian
risuena
frisco
naledge
dante
odouls and i knew eachother before hatrack.

i saw calvinmaker.
i've talked on the phone to leto, nndra, and ralphie.

khav was on the same mission as my brother at the same time, they knew of eachother.

i am down with the card family.

i have kissed two hatrackers.

[ April 02, 2003, 05:48 PM: Message edited by: porcelain girl ]

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Hey! How come I'm not on any of these? I was even in the trivia final! If I need to list two people: JaneX, Papa Moose, Pod. That's how important I am. [Razz]

Hobbes [Smile]

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Well, since it has been long ago agreed that I don't exist, there is nothing to handle.

Although, :Locke keeps looking through my window all the time. Is one witness enough?

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T_Smith
popatr
Diosmel Duda
Damandar
hansenj

And of course:

OrsonScottCard
kacard

I also saw Geoffrey at a signing, but it was several months before I joined Hatrack, and I was only interested in getting OSC's signature. Sorry, Geoff!

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I have met:

My sister Caitlin(SingingRing)
My best friend Alana (TheBlueFairy)
neither of them post...ever...

Strider
Frisco
Leto
coil
Icarus
Cor
the Icaracorettes [Big Grin] they're honorary Hatrackers, right?

that's the lot 'o' them.

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zgator:

I thought we'd established on grenme that Kama doesn't exist...

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yeah, but she's being really stubborn about it.
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dangit, hobbes! i did mention you!

*starts to seriously doubt existance*

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Sorry Celia, I meant of existing Hatrackers, plus you said "if he exists" so [Razz] anyways! [Wink]

(P.S. My Dad and Grandpa and I are coming to Purdue on the Saturday of Memorial day weekend, I'm not sure we could do something with you, but we might. Are you going to be there?)

[EDIT: Next time I'm using preview post! I promise!]

Hobbes [Smile]

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hahahahaha! we bought tickets yesterday. we'll be very far out of town visiting the same people we were visiting last time you were here.
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pepperuda and slacker can both vouch for my physical existence
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Ahh well, it probably wouldn't have worked anyways. Still...... [Frown]

Hobbes [Smile]

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Slashy, Dean, Mikey, Alvinender, Richard Berg, Brian Worth, sarfa, Jacob Porter, mac, Pod, Saudade and Andrei, Olivet (with Ron and kids), Ian Ohlander, John Hansen, c.k.dexterhaven (though I didn't know at the time it was her), and Uncle Orson in person.

Talked on the phone many many hours with both Amira and Black Fox. Also spoke on the phone one time to otaku Paul, and on one memorable occasion to Pod's dad and stepmother. <laughs>

I think we need one more category, too. People you've known online quite well for a number of years, who have built up internally consistent pictures of themselves, and who seem in all ways to be real people.

[ April 02, 2003, 01:47 PM: Message edited by: ak ]

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Hm, I have met a numbers of people, they can vouch that I am real, Jeni, NdRa, Amka, Taalcon, CalvinMaker, Pat, kacard, OrsonScottCard, Geoffery Card, JaneX, Shlomo, Ela, Pod, Jaids, LadyDay, Moose and family, Hobbes, Leto, Lead, aledge.

Bokonon has sent me computer hardware.

Telephone conversation with Paul, and someone else, who was it....

I know I am missing some, I didn't realize I knew so many people...

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Other witnesses i have are Sheep and my brother Koraxe who posted here once or twice.
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Well, I know blacwolve and meltingsnowman.
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ack. i've met no one...
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quote:
Other witnesses i have are Sheep and my brother Koraxe who posted here once or twice.
Don't listen to her! It's all a sham!
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