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    Default Warning: fake identities in discussion forums

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    Check it out. Apparently this practice is common:



    http://www.consumerist.com/consumer/... <br /> .php

    So if anyone comes here touting questionable products, even if they've posted 20 messages before

    starting, doubt 'em!

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    http://www.pherolibrary.com/forum/sh...light=pherlure

    this thread raises a bit of

    suspicion. I haven't seen a couple of the participants on that thread post outside of it.

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    Hey, anybody else try the new

    Gillete Fusion shaver? Best shave I ever had!

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    Wink Jfk

    Madness, that is an

    eye opening article. I totally think it happened, it's to complex to be made up. Anyways let's put some make a

    black list and nip this at the bud.

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    Sony, Enron, nVida, the list goes

    on---sigh!
    Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite.
    --Lazarus Long

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    Is integrity a river in

    Egypt?

    I agree that thread looked suspicious. I think from time to time we do get people with a hidden agenda

    marketing here.
    DrSmellThis (creator of P H E R O S)

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    It must be true, I read it on the

    internet....

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    There has been considerable

    discussion about this amoungst the moderators. The article affirms what we have been

    speculating.

    Thanks,
    B
    To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

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    I was onto this in the

    Pher-Manure thread I know who they are theres around 9 or 10 of them mostly in that Pher-Manure thread.In fact they

    have started threads here mimicking our mone conversations.I notice when we suspect them they are sooo quick to say

    "oh not us shame on you for suspecting us of promoting another product."One of them has posted in this thread

    here.

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    It's kind of sad, because

    eventually we have no choice but to ban discussion of the product altogether.

    B
    To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

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    I kind of get this vibe

    from another phero forum that I have read. But I cannot be for certain!

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    Hey, aren't we all fakes--except

    Bruce, he's for real. None of us use our real names out of a need for privacy. The sh!t would hit the fan if some

    of our bosses, former lovers, etc., found out we used 'mones or discussed intimate details of our lovelife online.

    I know that's not what this thread is about but it's still a deception albeit based on a different reason (sort of

    a "white lie" deception).
    "I'm just a dirty hornytoad" -Gegogi

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    On the other

    hand,
    <------------That's really me!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Gegogi
    Hey, aren't we all fakes--except Bruce, he's for real.

    None of us use our real names out of a need for privacy. The sh!t would hit the fan if some of our bosses, former

    lovers, etc., found out we used 'mones or discussed intimate details of out lovelife online. I know that's not

    what this thread is about but it's still a deception albeit based on a different reason.
    Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite.
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    And a handsome dude at that! I'm

    not brave enough to reveal my smiling mug to the world, especially after confessing numerous terrible deeds here!
    "I'm just a dirty hornytoad" -Gegogi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gegogi
    Hey, aren't we

    all fakes--except Bruce, he's for real. None of us use our real names out of a need for privacy. The sh!t would hit

    the fan if some of our bosses, former lovers, etc., found out we used 'mones or discussed intimate details of our

    lovelife online. I know that's not what this thread is about but it's still a deception albeit based on a

    different reason (sort of a "white lie" deception).
    Just because we use aliases doesnt make you fake

    everything we post is true isnt it?We have nothing to gain by lying about mones like these "plants" who have come

    here promoting other products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnjim
    On the other

    hand,
    <------------That's really me!!

    likewise, but i do agree with gegogi, most of us dont want

    other people knowing a lot of the things we do

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    True Tyler,
    But I like the fact

    that a bunch of total strangers (here) are willing to give hints about mone usage, and a very quick to point out

    that its the whole you, not just the "product" that will help you get the girl (or boy)
    All the fake talking up

    of a product will do is to piss of a newbie that will walk away and say "it's all snake oil, what a waste of time,

    didn't work for me"
    Thankfully a lot of the seasoned users have pointed out the pitfalls (of mones) in this

    forum and don't subscribe to the "it's pheremones so you'll get laid" mentallity that some manufacturers would

    like to put out there.
    umm, yeah, thats all I've got to say, time to go to work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiKiD24
    I've noticed a few

    posts like that coming from Pherlure on this forum... havent seen any like that recently though
    Probably

    because no one bought into it, and they got shot down rather quickly.

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    Shilling....horrible thing,

    but if I'm being honest I once had a job where I wrote fake customer reviews on wesites.

    I hated it, and don't

    trust reviews or testimonials anymore. I was a little skeptical about the testimonials here even, but so far it

    appears there may actually be a few real people . Don't know about the rest though.

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    tell us more about what type of

    product you were writing about? or was it a case whre companies hired your company to write reviews for

    them?

    We won't judge you!
    "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
    --Benjamin Franklin

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    I think the moderators have done

    a pretty good job of keeping things under control here.I have seen other forums that degrade quite rapidly into an

    unusable mess.The unfortunate fact of the internet is that there are so many fakes out there.

    And as for

    identity...I live in a small enough community that if anyone from home read some of my posts they would very quickly

    put together who it is...
    "The wages of sin is death.But after taxes it's just sort of a tired feeling realy." -Ellen DeGeneres

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    It wouldn't be difficult at

    all for people to identify me either. Since I've introduced a number of my friends to pheromones and this site it

    seems likely that one or more forum members are already associates of mine. Not a problem. As a matter of fact, it

    may be a good thing as I rarely discuss my moral and ethical views within the business community.
    To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

    Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gegogi
    Hey, aren't we all

    fakes--except Bruce, he's for real. None of us use our real names out of a need for privacy. The sh!t would hit the

    fan if some of our bosses, former lovers, etc., found out we used 'mones or discussed intimate details of our

    lovelife online.

    My real name on the top left-hand corner, but really how many Joses live in

    Orlando Florida? I highly doubt someone I know would recognize me on these forums.
    "You made three mistakes. 1. You took the job. 2. A 4 man crew to catch me, f***ing insulting. 3. You didn't pack enough weapons."- Riddick "The Chronicles of Riddick"

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    Jose, you are cute, especially

    for a ladyboy!
    "I'm just a dirty hornytoad" -Gegogi

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    <-----Jeez doesn't anybody recognize

    actress Evangeline Lilly from the TV series "LOST"? lol
    "You made three mistakes. 1. You took the job. 2. A 4 man crew to catch me, f***ing insulting. 3. You didn't pack enough weapons."- Riddick "The Chronicles of Riddick"

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    Well at least *I* look like my

    current avatar....



    ( I made the mistake of asking a couple of my lady friends "what TV personality or Star

    do I remind you of?" and it was a unanimous "Dr. Eggman"... Oh well. I had kinda hoped for at least a real

    human...)

    (Got hair on top of my head though and the 'stache is a bit smaller.)

    <sigh>
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    It's apathy
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiKiD24
    i was gonna put my

    ugly mug up, but decided against it, considering even I don't like to look at myself, why torture everyone else ,

    so instead i put up my brother's cat
    Dude!

    You need more confidence!!
    Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite.
    --Lazarus Long

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiKiD24
    bahh i was just

    joking
    i dont have any pics of me on my comp, i'll put one up when i get one
    Me

    Too!!!!!!!!!
    Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite.
    --Lazarus Long

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    well i am me...i think but

    couldn't tell it from my glasses

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    the way i see it is this

    is a real forum. many of us have considerable experience with many different products.. so if somebody wants to get

    a fake alias and hype some bull product bruce doesnt sell here then let them. its only wasting they're time.



    i wouldn't buy it from another site anyway.

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