what will you do if you saw a myLotter's ID and avatar in another forum..?

Malaysia
June 4, 2010 8:45am CST
i assume that some myLotters have come across each other often enough that they tend to recognize certain writing styles and mannerisms. i also assume that some of them have even started to be friends (if they weren't friends already..). so what if you're browsing through another online forum or discussion site and you come across an Avatar and ID that you're used to seeing in myLot.. what would you do? would you check out how this person reacts outside of myLot? would you introduce yourself as that friend from myLot? or would you take the chance of anonymity and take revenge if that myLotter has made you unhappy in myLot..?
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20 responses
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
4 Jun 10
Mario, i won't do anything. They can use what they like and where they like as long as they don't use our discussions. I won't even go and look. You might be dissappointed. TATA.
• Malaysia
4 Jun 10
and why would i be disappointed?
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
4 Jun 10
I did not so you will be. I said might. Even if we make very good friends here, we won't really know each other, will we?
• Malaysia
4 Jun 10
well...maybe maybe. and there are so many maybe's
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jun 10
If I liked them, say hi, if I didn't, not say hi. :D
• Malaysia
7 Jun 10
that really adds depth to the mystery behind the avatar..
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jun 10
I get wordy sometimes. :D
• Malaysia
7 Jun 10
oh reallly now..
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
I use the same ID on all sites I joined online so there's only one basqui online. lol. Well, if I'll see one then I just get on with my activities there and keep up with what the friend is doing in order to help out.
• Malaysia
4 Jun 10
the one and only basqui? you're such a good friend basqui
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
Oh, Am I? thanks! I saw one member here who has the same ID at an adult site lol, I joined in there with a different ID lol
• Malaysia
4 Jun 10
hmm...adult site? shhhh..not to loud. other Lotters might get excited like me..
• India
12 Jun 10
I do not think it is wrong to find the same id and avatar in another forum. In fact, I encourage it. this will help you get recognized throughout. In fact, I too have the same id and avatar that I use in my lot also in answerland and similar forums. And this has become my brand. People even outside the e-world recognize me by the name 'goodfundadvisor' and I love it. Yes, I always love talking to people if I do find them in synergy with my thoughts.
• Malaysia
14 Jun 10
that's an interesting perspective there if we maintain consistency in our online appearance it could be a way to brand ourselves, which could be profitable in many ways..
@RobtheRock (2485)
• United States
8 Jun 10
I've come across a myLotter who I thought I knew. When I saw the name, I knew it had to be this person I used to argue with on the AOL discussion boards. This guy was always on the right of me politically. Yet I don't believe I debated with him all the time because there are some conservative causes I believe in and some liberal causes. But I never approached him.
• Malaysia
9 Jun 10
preferred to stay away?
@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
5 Jun 10
That happened to me on Facebook. I was adding people for my Mafia and when I added this one person to my Farmville also, I saw that it was someone I know from here. I told her who I was and we've become even closer friends than we were before. I thought it was pretty cool!
• Malaysia
6 Jun 10
hey reinydawn.. that's a cool experience to have! goes to prove that we can meet friends, make friends, and have friends anywhere
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@Djbrat (333)
• United States
5 Jun 10
Hi Mario, I have come across other mylotters in different places and just say hi. I have made really good friends because of it. The more friends the better.
• Malaysia
5 Jun 10
yup..it never hurts to have lots of friends the more the better! thanks Djbrat & happy myLotting!
@krupesh (2608)
• India
5 Jun 10
I swear I cant change that ID nor that avatar...
• Malaysia
5 Jun 10
if i had your cool avatar, i wouldn't change it for the world!
@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
5 Jun 10
haha, I use a same ID in all the forum I have registered and I will register. Maybe you can see me somewhere? If I meet an acquantance in other forum, sometimes I say hi or send a message to him, sometimes not. It depends on how familiar we are.
• Malaysia
5 Jun 10
hmm...i'll keep you in mind when i'm cruising through the discussion boards and chat rooms..
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
5 Jun 10
Hi Mario, If I saw just the Avatar in another forum then I would not just assume that it is the same person because some of the avatars here, are just pics that can be found on the net. If they were the same name and avatar then I would not bother trying to seek revenge or anything. Why would I? If I was upset with them from here then I'd do just what I do here...avoid that person.
• Malaysia
5 Jun 10
yup yup..revenge is for bad people. and i'm sure that everyone i come across in myLot is not a bad person...until they prove themselves otherwise
• Philippines
5 Jun 10
I don't care of other members that looks familiar with me in other site except if they are close virtual friends. Sometimes I do leave message like this "I saw you on the *****" I do not state what is the site and they do reply to that message, but except if they are my close virtual friend. Some who are not close to me and I have doubts if they will remember me I just know they are from Mylot but I do not let them know that I know them.
• Malaysia
5 Jun 10
soo...if you don't let them know that you know them from another place where you know them, then they wouldn't be able to know that you know them and they know you that you know them from that place where you both know of.. ok, i just confused myself.. hehee..
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
5 Jun 10
If I find someone I would say Hi..there.. but none can find me..because I use different Id & avatar in different forums.....he..he.. thanks mario for starting the discussion.. have a great day/night....
• Malaysia
5 Jun 10
different avatars? that's like different identities for different places... hehe...just kidding with you well, i started this discussion because i was really curious if people actually make contact with others if they recognize the user's avatar from another site.. it would be a nice study on social networking
• Philippines
5 Jun 10
well, just observe first if he is really the one then if were really so close i would send her/him a message telling her/him that i feel so happy seeing here. if ever that person is my nemesis i would not care to add here and still stay anonymous to her/him..
• Malaysia
5 Jun 10
ooh...nemesis . i haven't been here long enough to make any of those and if i saw an avatar like your's elsewhere, i might just drop a line to say 'hello'
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
One can pick up avatar everywhere, but the same avatar and the same username would be too much of a coincidence. It must be the same person. Yes, I'd probably drop by and comment on the person's post and tell him or her that I seem to recognize her in another forum. I wouldn't do that if I were the person.
• Malaysia
5 Jun 10
if i saw a dancing smiley like your avatar and a cute name beside it, it'll be too much of a coincidence for me too! i wouldn't mind dropping you a line or two if i saw you anywhere else
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jun 10
Hi I havent been coming across any mylotters as I am not on any other site and no I would never take revenge on another mylotter even if I]did not like that person or he or she made me unhappy. I am not going to be childish and stoop to their level at all.If I did run into a mylot friend I would at least say hi then go about my business.I am a nonconfrontational person, not into making war.
• Malaysia
4 Jun 10
me too i prefer to make love, not war..
@elvieb02 (696)
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
that last option is totally evil hahaha... i'm not active in forums only here in mylot so i have not seen anybody familiar from mylot. if ever, then i will introduce myself telling that we're both from mylot and maybe he/she can share more tips on earning money online as our goal is the same.
• Malaysia
4 Jun 10
well..not that evil. maybe more toward mischievous and for some of the users here, i really feel like giving them a superpoke or two..
@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
4 Jun 10
I haven't met any of my friends from MyLot on other sites, but if it happens I would introduce myself and ask the person if (s)he was a member of MyLot. It could be another person using the same the name or the same avatar, so I would have to ask them to find out if it was the same person or not. I am a member of some Danish forums and some social networking sites. I use the same name on most of the sites, and one of my friends from a social networking site recognized my name on an online forum and she asked me if I used same name on the other site.
• Malaysia
4 Jun 10
hey hey...that's interesting! so friendship from one site is continued on another?
@ellie333 (21029)
4 Jun 10
Hi Mario, I would say hi and introduce myself from the Lot, but it may just be someone using the saqme avatar but would check it out, I am friends with a fe3w mylotters on others sites anyway and have met in person four od them. Huggles. Ellie :D
• Malaysia
4 Jun 10
hi ellie! if i saw your avatar somewhere, i might say 'hi & huggles to you'
• Philippines
4 Jun 10
when i see someone from one forum to another, i just say hi or send a message. i had few found friends because of forums and posting.
• Malaysia
4 Jun 10
you're so friendly..it's good to know that
@ifa225 (11099)
• Indonesia
24 Jan 11
whoaa that is an interesting question. i guess i will be better to be the anonymous and take revenge in that site. i had that chance and i will not waste it