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11-01-2009 @ 9:42PM
This intrigues me so much. Ferraro, it looks like, is obviously someone will severe mental and identity problems for him/her to EVER think it was OK to do something like this and be able to get away with it.I actually pity Ferraro, because they are obviously a very confused individual who probably assumed that the only way to get fast attention was to be a "OMG HAWT GAMER GURL!!!!1!!!!111"
5-31-2009 @ 4:21PM
Whomever Ferraro actually is, "identity problems" really have nothing to do with this. Some people are just pathological attention whores and the anonymous nature of the internet feeds their pathology.It happens all the time in capital-F fandom, particularly on Livejournal. To the point where entire sites have popped up mocking the phenomenon.
5-31-2009 @ 6:09PM
Too true. I understand that people do this all the time, but for something to happen like this on such a grand scale is ridiculous and I think it's safe to say that it has grown past the usual "LOOKIT IM A HAWT CHICK PAY ATENSHUN 2 ME".Admittedly, I didn't read the whole of the article when I made my first post and I only have recently read about the multiple Ferraros. I must say I am shocked at the gall of these people. Not so much in them pretending to be something they're not on the internet (we all do that, don't we? ;D) , but that fact that the first person basically stole an existing person's identity without their knowledge, and the ones who took up the reigns after that saw nothing wrong with it. How could any of them have possibly thought that stealing pictures and claiming them to be their own is alright? I stand by my opinion that the first Ferraro had some very real identity/mental problems and the next one's shared in that at least a little bit. I was on this blog not long before this happened and I noticed they had a short post about them getting a baggage claim ticket that said "1337" on it. They posted a picture and a short, humorous comment, and that was it. Well, that post was also on Techdarling, meaning not only were the Ferraros, the current one included, who spent so long trying to rationally explain all this in her post, were not only just stealing pictures of this girl, they were stealing entire posts and ideas. This is scary in that it seems like the Ferraros were slowly taking this girl's entire life. Had this never come to light, who knows how far these Ferraros would have taken this. TL;DR I really don't think any of these people who did this were mentally sound. There is no way someone would try and rationalize the using of someone else's identity like that.
5-31-2009 @ 7:13PM
i do love the answer to this question in the context of all this:http://www.wow.com/2009/05/26/15-minutes-of-fame-ferarro-revs-up-part-2/"We'll bet not many readers miss noticing your profile picture, which appears on your blog and on your comments here at WoW.com. Do you feel you get a certain amount of **attention** from the **very real-life image** that you put on out on the 'net?Ah, the pictures: the double-edged sword. It's funny: if I post my picture next to articles -- you know, the way millions of other authors do in magazines, newspapers and blogs around the world -- some people yell and scream that **I'm an attention whore**." (emphasis added)Delicious.
5-31-2009 @ 9:09PM
Big words scare me...How about we just put it down as he/she is a lier.. simple? Plus the site shouldn't be hindered because of its user.. the site itself is very useful... so what the person told a lie/is still lying? Should it matter if all that person is doing is giving you tips and tricks about WoW?
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