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Am I too nosy

 
 
Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 10:44 am
Given a strange, awkward or childlike OP, out of what I suppose a natural curiosity I often inquire, eg, "It might help if without revealing anything critical to your ID you could tell us something about yourself; age, sex, nat'l, ed., relig, motives, fam, etc"

http://able2know.org/topic/217938-1

On the one hand some participants have agreed with my stance, maintaining they can better respond knowing more about the OP's author but on the other I'm taken to task by a few critics as cited in the link above who accuse me, " ….'cause that's what most people feel invasive"

I can't imagine any such insight as "invasive" since I can't see how it could lead to identification of the contributor. For instance, suppose I reveal I'm an 82-year-old male American apodictical existential pantheist having a background in journ with an immediate fam of three, extended fam almost a dozen, and interested in the problems and q's of the typical esl….

…then do you honestly suppose that large numbers of other contributors would spend all morning at Google sifting through literally millions of hits in order to learn my identity

Of course I could be totally off base. Where I had once describe my critics as representing a clique terribly angry at all times about almost everything, frantically searching amongst the most innocent postings for a reason to vent their collective frustrations…..


…But then I could be dead wrong, that actually I'm some sort of impertinent, overly inquisitive pervert. Please advise

 
timur
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 11:05 am
Dale wrote:
I'm some sort of impertinent, overly inquisitive..
It's my opinion that you are exactly that..


Dale wrote:
pervert
It doesn't show..
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 11:08 am
It would probably help us answer your question, dale, if we knew a little bit more about you. Do you think you could tell us about your educational background, your annual income, the general state of your health, and how many natural teeth you still retain, and anything else you might consider relevant?
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 11:14 am
Typical Dale-bot idiocy. What the f*ck difference does it make? People could lie through their teeth and you'd never know it. You just want a basis upon which to judge people that you can't get only by reading what they post.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 11:26 am
@timur,

Quote:
…..some sort of impertinent, overly inquisitive..…... you are exactly that..
Alas, alack

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... pervert...It doesn't show..
Thank you Tim, I'd supposed it could be some sort of subliminal potential of which I was totally unaware
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 11:34 am
@MontereyJack,
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It would probably help us answer your question, dale, if we knew a little bit more about you.
I had hoped Jack those familiar with my benighted style and loquacity might better respond

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Do you think you could tell us about your educational background,
As I said, it's officially in journ although some ventures into engineering have resulted in few patents

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your annual income,
Don't have the slightest idea, I'd have to ask my Better Half who of course is much smarter and better informed than I

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the general state of your health,
Physically feeling very good thank you although my nephrologist gives me only 4-1/2 more years

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and how many natural teeth you still retain,
Sorry but I'm not quite sure how to count them

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and anything else you might consider relevant?
Like what for example

…but thank you for your interest
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 11:38 am
@dalehileman,
good start, now your social security number and the amount of your bank account and the tracking number?
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 11:47 am
@MontereyJack,
Jack you've made my entire day

Incidentally tho I had predicted millions I actually achieved only fifty-four thousand. You'll see you need neither

http://www.google.ca/#sclient=psy-ab&q=dalehileman&oq=dalehileman&gs_l=hp.12..0i7i30l2.2338.11279.0.17307.13.11.0.2.2.0.336.1609.1j8j1j1.11.0....0...1c.1.19.psy-ab.W2c3h1_hyb4&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.48705608,d.cGE&fp=9eb383ad9570a427&biw=1187&bih=797
mark noble
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 12:30 pm
@dalehileman,
Dale.
You are polite, inquisitive and articulate.
You are a forgetful senior citizen who finds both solace and inspiration in the bowels of internet cyberdom.
You have Buddhistic traits and are completely sane.
And I like you.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 01:58 pm
@dalehileman,
This is my only problem with your asking those questions, dale:
(I felt I should respond to this thread since I am one of those who criticised your methods on the other thread)

Assuming that the answers you might get are true and honest (and that's a large assumption), what possible relevance could a person's age or gender or ethnicity or place of current residence have to a question about the protocol of internet use or the way to figure out square footage or the historic roots of vegetarianism or the price of tea in Singapore or . . . anything?

It's just idle curiosity that drives you to ask about such drivel. Concentrate on the substance of the post, not the identity of the poster.Ninety-nine times out of 100 that is totally irrelevant.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 02:01 pm
@mark noble,
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You are polite, inquisitive and articulate.
Why thank you Mark, you've made my entire week in spite of recent postings from others perhaps more inclined to negative reaction

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You are a forgetful senior citizen who finds both solace and inspiration in the bowels of internet cyberdom
Well put indeed
.
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You have Buddhistic traits
I am flattered by the notion though overwhelmed:

http://www.blia.org/english/publications/booklet/pages/06.htm

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and are completely sane.
That I'm not so sure about

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And I like you.
I heartily return the feeling, what a Noble contrast to some reaction

Forgive pun
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 02:17 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
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….what possible relevance could a person's age or gender or ethnicity or place of current residence have…..
Often a puzzling OP, Andy, might be better addressed by such knowledge

For example a typical esl might ask, "Why is my mother so hurt by Uncle Joe's suggestion to eradicate my little sister?" when after such revelation a quick Googling would reveal that it was composed by a youngster not aware that others might not understand that he dwells in a country where certain religious sects (one of which his uncle is a member) dishonor female offspring and in whose language "eradicate" can translate to "ignore"
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 02:53 pm
@dalehileman,
Frankly, if everyone posting on the Internet were required to identify him/herself accurately with all specifics...the Internet might conceivably become a much nicer place. Some kind of "caller ID" thingy for every computer would be nice.

Probably a more dangerous place as well...but there is no requirement that people post on the Internet.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 02:53 pm
@dalehileman,
Oh...all that notwithstanding, yeah, you are too nosy, Dale.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 03:52 pm
@Frank Apisa,
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yeah, you are too nosy, Dale.
Why, Frank, what is it about you that makes you say that…motives, age, religion…..
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 03:57 pm
@Frank Apisa,
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…….a much nicer place. Some kind of "caller ID" thingy for every computer would be nice.
Yea Frank, well put, or greater use of "profile"

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Probably a more dangerous place as well…
Supposedly. However after some 17 years identifying myself so liberally I've yet to be seriously attacked by an evil-doer

..of course by tomorrow morning……..

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but there is no requirement that people post on the Internet.
None whatever

It is an addiction however
wmwcjr
 
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Reply Fri 12 Jul, 2013 07:11 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman" wrote:
It is an addiction however


True. Sad Neutral Mr. Green
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Foofie
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 08:47 am
This thread reminds me of the old saying that a mother's child is never "nosy," nor "curious," but "inquisitive." "Inquisitive" has so much more panache, and almost implies that the child might grow up to be a scientist of some sort (making parents proud of the inquisitive child).

On a more serious note, in the military, it was a sergeant during basic training that explained what M.Y.O.B. meant, as the best way to get through the enlistment, without confrontational situations with other guys. Over the years, I internalized "Mind Your Own Business," as the only logical thing to do (a la Spock), since otherwise I would be empowering strangers to be treated like a celebrity, and in fact they were far from that moniker.

I do believe that some of those that have been curious of more personal sides of my life was for the benefit of judging whether I was a peer, or in some way I was different (different better; different lesser) . The ghost of self-esteem issues past sometimes manifests itself, I believe.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 11:26 am
@Foofie,
Foofie, well put, you're articulate, eloquent
Foofie
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2013 01:19 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:

Foofie, well put, you're articulate, eloquent


Thank you; however, did you forget "modest"?
 

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