Originally posted by Gatecrasher
Who knows what the person behind TRACKHEAD really thought?
I often get the feeling someone new is someone from the past, even when their role seem to be completely different, maybe even different gender. but little tips and the way they write makes you suspect. like some of the 'females' the guys keep flirting with.
the roleplayers can be incredibly tenacious. just last autumn there was a guy who dropped the ball after 8 years of waterproof posting in character on a finnish newsgoup on creationism. the guy had been doing 'religious nut' almost daily, and his identity was borrowed from an existing person. then he once posted in wrong character with another character's mail-account. that was it. but 8 years he went on with it successfully!
there was another dude on another newsgroup, this was a real person, and had been met in meets, so no question about that. one day, five of the 'regulars' in the group disappeared simultaneously. after a while people connected the dots and figured they were all the same person. of course, all kinds of harsh comments were made and jokes told. until the guy's wife, who was also known to be real person, informed the group that her husband had died. it turns out the guy had been doing FIVE long term characters for years! some female, rest male, and all very different personalities. the only character I ever saw questioned, was a female engineer that was just a little 'too male' with 'her' train of thought to pull it off. all characters were on for years, along with his real self that was never suspected until his wife told the truth. the guy was okay, smart and friendly. his just liked acting.
and there is even less to be gained roleplaying on a newsgroup than on a chess site. they just like to play.