Go to navigation
It is currently Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:42 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 59 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:20 pm
Posts: 4664
Should I worry???????? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:50 am
Posts: 40
Location: Ealing
I think it is inevitable that people will recognise a poster eventually 8) . I don't think this forum can be 100% anonymous. It is so specific in the regions and schools mentioned. :shock:
I will looking more closely at people when I am out and about, not to mention staring at the GS heads I meet. I already see many familiar faces when doing the rounds for school evenings!! 8)

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:30 am 
....and then there are posters who have the same usernames on here as another poster on another thread. Are they the same person or have they nicked that persons username? :lol: One of my close friends has the same username as a poster on here so I thought "Whoopee" when she joined but soon realised it was not the same person! :(


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:50 am
Posts: 40
Location: Ealing
T.i.p.s.y wrote:
....and then there are posters who have the same usernames on here as another poster on another thread. Are they the same person or have they nicked that persons username? :lol: One of my close friends has the same username as a poster on here so I thought "Whoopee" when she joined but soon realised it was not the same person! :(


What posters on what thread? :shock: :shock: I don't think you can 'accuse' (can't find another word) someone of using another's name. You can't register anyway if a name has been taken already. :? :? :?

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:26 am 
I've wasn't accusing anyone, just finding it amusing that we all need to keep on our toes and not have a "deep and meaningful" with a complete stranger because you thought they were someone else! :lol:


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:18 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 09, 2007 2:09 pm
Posts: 1065
Location: Solihull, West Midlands
Quote:
and then there are posters who have the same usernames on here as another poster on another thread


Do you mean on another forum Tipsy? I do visit other forums but my username here is specific to elevenplusexams. I must confess to feeling wary about mentioning the site to friends as they would soon be able to identify me from some of my past posts, and might wonder why I spend so much time here (I wonder myself....!)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:29 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:14 pm
Posts: 648
Location: essex
I think it is very interesting that we are prepared to pour out our hearts regarding our children's education to complete strangers ( or those we hope are complete strangers ) and perhaps take advice from people we don't know from Adam.
Thirty years ago our parents would presumably have been discussing theses things with close friends and their own parents rather than the whole country.

Apropos of being careful about revealing identities, I was chatting to a friend yesterday who told me she had heard another friend on a local radio phone- in disclosing in quite alarming detail, things that happen in the bedroom department. We can disguise ourselves with user names but a distinctive voice on the radio gives no such privacy!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:41 am 
I think the primary topics we discuss on here as deemed as elitist, in a negative way, and you cannot discuss them with many or any friends and family. I actually have a friend and we only got close because she felt she could discuss schools and academia with me and I would listen. She makes me look horizontally laid-back! :shock: But she cannot openly express her worries, concerns and ideas in front of anyone else. Since the internet we are also aware of the choices that are available to us and we want to discuss them because choosing a different path to what we would have normally chosen is very much a step into the "unknown".

As for usernames, I wasn't being that serious! :P


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:40 pm
Posts: 970
" I would be MORTIFIED if someone identified me, it would be SO humiliating for anyone to know how much time I have poured away on here..."

Mad - I agree!

Suspect we give away too much information to really be totally unidentifiable.

But if someone picks up all the information I have left this means they too are pouring time away on here! So no guilt!
[/quote]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:14 pm
Posts: 648
Location: essex
I so agree. Although a " Lurker " for the duration of exam time in our house I found it to be my closest friend. There was no one else going through what I was, or so I thought and thank you so much to all those who were brave enough not to be lurkers, for all the advice and light relief.

Just shows how much I love it that I am still an avid reader. My morning routine is not complete without a pot of coffee, a quick Sudoku, two ( and I am very strict with this ) games of Freecell and then a blissful trawl of the 11plus forum.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 59 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2018