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  •  Oh c'mon (21+ / 0-)

    of course it was

    Step 3: Post unrelated diaries about something the community believes in (e.g., Scott Walker is a jerk, Wisconsin politics)-- gain trust by jumping on any bandwagons that are trending in the community--- use your sock puppets to support your claims.

    Step 4. Reveal personal information that most folks would never reveal to strangers on an internet form, build trust by revealing details that a reasonable person would never state to the world and act indignant if anyone questions this type of behavior.

    Step 5. Construct a hard luck/cash grab story that puts you in the center of a horrible series of misfortunes (e.g., They might take my kid away and my wife is in cahoots with an oxycontin freak). Go ahead and make shit up! and when some caring individual delves further and your story starts to fall apart, say oh "my mistake" I thought it was $400 for a restraining order because so and so told me so... Deflect, apologize, use your sock puppets and shills, and beg-- it is a win win for you... if someone doubts you, invite them to personally email you so that you can invite them into an even deeper web of lies and confidence schemes!

    The bolded parts, it's plainly obvious that this is a reference to PvtJarhead's diary currently on the rec list titled "My Continuing Crisis". He was very active in WI politics, the recall, that's what he's known for. And the other stuff directly references things said either in the diary itself, or the comments.

    And if you are going to do a call out diary, then call them the heck out! Otherwise it's just sleazy, IMO.

    You must work-we must all work-to make a world that is worthy of its children -Pablo Casals Please support TREE Climbers for victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

    by SwedishJewfish on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:47:44 PM PST

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