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Old 10-02-2013, 05:29 PM
 
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I post on the misc (bodybuilding.com), joined a month back and something bizarre happened. Some poster apparently pissed off the wrong guy. Now this poster had his picture up and everything and he had made so many posts about being some foreveralone guy in the UK and facing racism there, like had so many posts about it.

Apparently someone in real life recognized him from the forum and knew his name which he has refused to tell forum posters but I want to know this.

If someone was posting on an internet forum (or several of them) with an alias, people end up finding his picture, and they end up attaching a name to his picture, how screwed is he for life?
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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It depends on how hard people want to dig up information about him. Simply deleting his posts and his accounts will stop most people from ever seeing it, but for the people in IT or anyone with good enough knowledge of how the internet works, they'll be able to find it. The internet doesn't forget.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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Depends on what this person posted.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: broke leftist craphole Illizuela
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One has to be careful what one posts nowadays. One misstatement can stay with you for the rest of your life if it is traced back. It is no different than posting compromising pictures. I've pretty much abandoned facebook.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:01 PM
 
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This is "Work and Employment" related how?
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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This is "Work and Employment" related how?
how this will affect him finding a job
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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Almost nil, unless there's some really offensive stuff out there.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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This is why I change details in my "online" life to try and remain as Anonomous as possible. For starters, my name isn't even Mike.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:58 PM
 
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This is why I change details in my "online" life to try and remain as Anonomous as possible. For starters, my name isn't even Mike.
Ok, nice try but we don't believe you! Your name is Mike or Michael, and you live in Boston area. Any more clues to help us find you? What is your occupation?
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Southwest
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This is why I change details in my "online" life to try and remain as Anonomous as possible. For starters, my name isn't even Mike.

My name isn't George.
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