If fellow JUBbers have no value unless you have met in person, why bother taking anyone seriously who seeks advice on coming to terms with who they are as gay men or why bother talking someone out of suicidal thoughts or why bother reaching out to someone struggling with loneliness and despair? Why not just treat everyone like they are here to personally amuse you?
JUB becomes more superficial with every passing day.
Everyone wants to be heard. No one wants to listen.
Some of ya'll are investing an unhealthy interest in Internet relationships/reality.
Oh god Telstra, no!!!!!!!!!!!!! The elevator doesn't ever get to the top floor in you, does it?
unofficial official mini meet Friday- Saturday April 11-12, 2014
Your passive aggressive behavior Stacy is right on que.
I don't really owe anyone an explanation,especially you.
Telstra: I am not Andreus,that is really hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you can not figure it out by what I have already posted,oh well.
I am not Bradlee. Haha!
Stacy herself was preaching like twenty pages back about "who cares if he was real, he affected us" blah blah. Sure he did. Still stuck on the topic 26 pages in. End it already. No one cares - we've had the same ten posters or so going ad verbatim/ad nauseam for weeks.
We've all learned people should be taken at face value. If you don't know them offline, don't assume they are who they say they are until you do. We've had total loons/crazies on this forum in the 5 years I've been here and we'll have several more in the future. It's the Internet.
Unsubscribing to the thread now. Got boring. Good luck solving 'the mystery' of this guy. I'll invest my time in something a little more prudent.
I would never get so mentally involved with an electronic entity that I would be devastated that they rejected me or lied to me. What ever it was they needed then they obviously got it from portraying whomever they wanted to portray.
I just think there is a significant difference between how I allow personas on the internet to affect me. Like I previously said that does not mean I disrespect them or give them horrible advice when they reach out for help.
I find the idea of an internet chat forum as being or not being superficial positively ludicrous or exceedingly obvious. I find plastic synthetic and I have also found carrots to be organic in nature.
Of course we can't ever know "for sure" who is real or fake, or "how real" someone is here compared to offline, except for those in the community who actually do know each other offline. But it's a rather huge reduction imho to take (randomly pulling out someone I think is pretty genuine) Stacy and say we should treat her with the same skepticism as (insert caught sock puppet.)
Sure do,I also remember what I DIDN'T say
Do we need concrete and definitive proof that Andreus was fake? Isn't there really enough compelling "speculative evidence" (for lack of better words) that he was fabricated? The super-sleuthing of his name/existence, the posts from Corny & Hoody pointing out inconsistencies & their speculations from way back when, the over dramatic and seemingly unbelievable life/death the guy had, the timely disappearance of BP, etc., etc. I really don't think we need to be challenging trusted members any further for proof, nor arguing amongst ourselves over something like this that has been discussed to death. Let's keep this all in perspective...ok?! Sure...actual proof might be nice, but I highly doubt there is anything more available that one can produce in an online atmosphere that will satisfy and convince everyone.
I was around when Drue was a member, and I somewhat followed his saga and postings. He was very charismatic, intelligent, likeable...at least to the casual eye of a member like me. I never questioned his validity, but I wasn't one that had many interactions with him either...just often read his posts (skimmed over many since brevity wasn't his strong point). However, now in retrospect, with all the known pieces laid out in black and white, I mean come on...really!? It's all just so fantastic.
I have to admit that I did enjoy the character that was Andreus. I almost want to commend his creator for a pretty good job at the deception. I have even enjoyed this entire thread...the plot twist to the original story...years later. It's feels like a cliffhanger ending to a story/movie, that just leaves the viewer having to imagine/surmise what really happened. I kind of don't want any further resolution to this.
Bad decisions make good stories.
However I agree the closure of this Thread is now over due, it has certainly stirred up as much controvercy as many of Andreus's Threads themselves !
I propose entombment.
Here is a little sketch for the repository. It is only fitting that this thread about a Greek homo should rest here.
To me, that's just not fair. Fakers should be condemned. Otherwise we're just encouraging them, while the real people in the coming out forum (for example), with real problems, and real life experiences, are demoted to nobodies.
Anyone else here have the ability to change the color of their screen name to black?
Odd isn't it?
Was it Inwood?
I have a slightly off topic question.....
Can a person on JUB change their username? Can Mods change it? Do they answer such requests?
I only ask here because that question is what lead to me bumping this thread last week (it's to do with another user, not involved in all this, but hey....I guess this thread is where conspiracies are best discussed )
Thanks for the info...
It does still kind of confuse me, but I think one witch hunt is enough for now, plus I like the person in question (well, I like what he posts - I've had no interaction with him) and don't want to cause any unnecessary harm.
Now, is there any way to look back across older "post comments", or does JUB limit them amount saved under "Settings"?
I swear this is still kinda related lol
I missed the whole Tyler thing,and it happened while I was with another JUBBER we saw JUB on the news.
Bad decisions make good stories.
How about this since Augustus seems a fitting description of the larger than everyone else's life figure?
^ Not phallic enough.