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PSA: "Can I talk to you?" Troll 
30th-Mar-2010 10:50 am
full of shit
This morning in my LiveJournal inbox was the following private message from w6chamap

Hi
I saw your posts on Feministe - may i talk with you?


Of course, the first thing I did was check the journal - empty and a few months old - info - empty and icons - empty except for a webcam pic of what appears to be a young woman with long hair. This raised my suspicions but I responded anyway because courtesy is free.

He said he were a 15 year old boy with Androgen Insensivity Syndrome who was being bullyed at school because he looked like a 'hot girl with huge breasts'. More than once he told me I could ask questions if I wished because it might help him vent. I don't know anything at all about intersex conditions, but my half hour on Wikipedia failed to match any of his professed symptoms with the majoy phenotypes of AIS.

Suspicious as I was, I couldn't figure out what, if a malicious troll, he would want. However, asking Twitter and then Google led me to this post on Dreamwidth, implying that he's done this before and would continue. So I cut the conversation short, suggested again that he talk to his school counsellor, and haven't heard from him since.

I stilldont' know what he wanted other than time and attention, and I suppose I gave him that. Still. there you have it.
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30th-Mar-2010 10:57 am (UTC)
It sounds as though he was probably just looking for attention and sympathy, but he seems to be a rather unsavoury individual.
30th-Mar-2010 11:33 am (UTC)
You have encountered: A level 1 Troll.

Do you: (U)se the sword or (S)mite it with fire?
30th-Mar-2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
This sounds very similar to something somebody privately messaged me on LJ about a few months ago, too. But it got to the point where it was very disturbing and they were asking me personal questions I wasn't comfortable answering rather than them just... venting. But I did, at least, give them time.

Unfortunately, I've deleted the conversation and I can't remember the username so I can't alert the Dreamwidth post as to whether it was a new or unknown username than what they have on there. I'm pretty sure that sentence does not make sense in the English langage, but you know what I mean, I hope?

Still: Urgh, creepy troll.
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