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Old May 31, 2005, 11:02pm   #1
 
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An increasing number of members are using invisible mode, i.e. when they are viewing a particular thread their presence is hidden. May I disingenuously ask why members do this? I find it interesting, for some reason.
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Old May 31, 2005, 11:13pm   #2
 
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Because it is the latest fashion Frugi.
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Old May 31, 2005, 11:17pm   #3
 
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Simple, my priority during the trading day is trading, I make contributions and answer questions when I have time, by being invisible people are not readily prone to jump to the conclusion that I am ignoring them if it takes an unusually long time to respond.
Ane example of such a thing can be found here.
http://www.trade2win.com/boards/show...8&postcount=28
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Old May 31, 2005, 11:42pm   #4
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Are you really surprised? What does that tell you about the current state of T2W? Draw your own conclusion Frugikins...

'nuff said, gotta go back to my invisible state...catch you later...
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Old Jun 1, 2005, 12:49am   #5
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Ane example of such a thing can be found here.
http://www.trade2win.com/boards/show...8&postcount=28
I found that particular post to be rather tasteless too.
Although as far as I know that sort of thing is accepted and welcomed by those on the "other side".
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Old Jun 1, 2005, 6:26am   #6
 
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An increasing number of members are using invisible mode, i.e. when they are viewing a particular thread their presence is hidden. May I disingenuously ask why members do this? I find it interesting, for some reason.

Why is the facility there at all for that matter ?
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Old Jun 1, 2005, 7:06am   #7
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Why is the facility there at all for that matter ?
I'll bet the paedophiles who were caught via the landslide site wish they had been invisible!!
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Old Jun 1, 2005, 10:57am   #8
 
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Since I can't be Superman......................The Invisible Man
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Old Jun 1, 2005, 1:34pm   #9
 
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An increasing number of members are using invisible mode, i.e. when they are viewing a particular thread their presence is hidden. May I disingenuously ask why members do this? I find it interesting, for some reason.
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Frugi,

I always choose to remain hidden on discussion boards wherever possible. It's just another means to attempt to retain some sort of privacy on the Internet. For the same reason I don't supply my real name or location and always use a 'disposable' email address.

I've also seen a number of threads like the one mentioned earlier where people involved in arguments demand an instantaneous reply if someone is shown as online, and use the lack of a reply as a demonstration that the other's position is incorrect.

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Old Jun 1, 2005, 2:10pm   #10
 
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Isn't the 'online' idea a bit misleading now? E.g. Someone could leave the screen with T2W open overnight and all day and not even look at it cos they have broadband always connected, but it would appear they were awake all night and staring at the screen

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Old Jun 1, 2005, 6:39pm   #11
 
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Racer, because this is the opposite of real life, here you can see yourself but they cannot see you, and that is not the only similarity by the way. <G>.
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Old Aug 14, 2006, 3:25pm   #12
 
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It seems everyone is invisible these days, you never know who is about or not...

Scrap it! At least if everyone is visible you can see whether you may get a response or not!
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 12:34pm   #13
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I've also noticed that there are so many people in invisible mode. I find it a bit suspicious really.
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 12:35pm   #14
 
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I've also noticed that there are so many people in invisible mode. I find it a bit suspicious really.
Ever thought about becoming invisible yourself?
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 12:42pm   #15
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Ever thought about becoming invisible yourself?
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