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It Turns Out to Be A Case of Mistaken Identity!

A conversation-starter as another incredible week draws to a close... Let's talk about intentionally shedding one or more of aspects of identity: the what, the why, the how, and the results vis-a-vis your state of mind. Did some part of your identity become a burden, perhaps an affiliation with a social/religious group or just being The One Who Loves Pigs And So Will Be Given Porcine Porcelain Forever? Did you discover unacceptable limitations associated with an aspect of your identity, like never being able to do or say [x] because it conflicted with that persona? Was it easy or hard to let go? Did you decide to recast your vocation as an avocation (or vice versa)? Or tell us about how you came to re-home your hobby gear. Was it part of finding true purpose, living authentically, embracing growing up, removing a source of guilt, or simply moving on? Did the shedding happen as a consequence of other identities you chose intentionally, like becoming a parent? Did your identity shift gears, perhaps because you decided to be a maker and creator of [x] instead of a consumer and aficionado of it? Did you affirmatively let something go, put it on a shelf or let it drift away? Are you at peace with it? And how did it go if you chose to announce your decision, e.g., the equivalent of, "I don't collect pigs anymore," to your friends and family? [more inside]
posted by carmicha on Aug 23, 2019 - 29 comments

Metafilter's Community Guide to Discussions?

Could we have a permanent sidebar to guide people towards previous threads or comments about class/race/sex/gender/identity issues, to foster better discussions without having to repeat meta-discussions? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Jan 15, 2014 - 87 comments

Freindship is Magic

Can we take the derail about whether its okay to say Americans or Danes have a collective identity out of the fun horsey thread and thrash it out here? Cheers.
posted by Artw on Oct 18, 2013 - 110 comments

I still know who you are

I found this thread to be of note in light of the recent MetaTalk thread about the deleted FPP regarding the "sociopath law professor". [more inside]
posted by Tanizaki on May 31, 2013 - 86 comments

I know who you are.

Isn't this a pretty straightforward example of doxing?
posted by unSane on May 18, 2013 - 133 comments


If you have linked your Metafilter account to your real-life identity, how did you come to this conclusion? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Dec 8, 2012 - 107 comments

All about sockpuppets, privacy accounts, Brand New Day, and other multiple-mefi account things

Hey there! No big thing, but it's time for a general reminder post about what's okay and what's not with sockpuppets, alternate accounts, Brand New Days, and other multiple-accounts-related stuff on Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 12, 2012 - 171 comments

The MeFi Register, Poster and Paper

Kim Witten, AKA MeFi's own iamkimiam had asked us last month to help her collect some meta MeTa Data data. She just won the HRC Poster Competition with her poster How do you pronounce "MeFi"?
posted by bru on Mar 18, 2012 - 107 comments

there is something not quite right here. A hacked account?

This is weird. Compare the alarming post on AskMeFi with previous posts by Servix. Something seems off to me. [more inside]
posted by iamnotateenagegirl on Nov 30, 2011 - 8 comments

Meta Book Club: The Woman Warrior

Maxine Hong Kingston grew up in two worlds: the "solid America," of confounding white "ghosts" to which her parents emigrated, and the misogynistic China of her mother's mesmerizing "talk-stories," where girls were worthless, tradition was exalted and only a strong, wily warrior woman could scratch her way upward. The next meeting of the Mefi Book Club will be held in MetaChat on Tuesday, April 26th. We'll be discussing Ms. Kingston's powerful, controversial and award-winning memoir, The Woman Warrior, and her attempts to discern the truths behind those talk-stories while discovering her personal identity. Please check out the Hungerford lecture on the book (or watch the video), and join us!
posted by zarq on Apr 1, 2011 - 7 comments

Where are you from? Who are you?

In light of the constant debate about who is American and who is Usonian (or whatever favorite adjective you have). How do you identify yourself? [more inside]
posted by IvoShandor on Oct 26, 2010 - 334 comments

Not the Cameron movie. Not the Shyamalan movie either.

Is there a Greasemonkey script for displaying user avatars next to posts and comments? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Feb 11, 2010 - 56 comments

Please, for the love of all that's holy

What, one ParisParamus wasn't enough for us? How much more do we need to see? [more inside]
posted by scrump on May 28, 2008 - 347 comments

Is it possible to change a MeFi username?

It's important that I change my username--the reason deals with online identity cleanup. Is this possible, or must I create a new account? Thanks in advance.
posted by boeing82 on Apr 4, 2008 - 24 comments

On the unbearable anonymous of being

I'm interested in knowing what it's like to be unanonymous on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jan 15, 2008 - 157 comments

Sock Puppet News

Sock Puppet News: I don't know if I am completely behind the curve and everyone already knows, but in this thread cortex gets the strings all tangled up, and accidentaly outs himself as the puppet master behind Astro Zombie and/or Astro Zombie 2 and/or InfidelZombie... I think.
posted by Meatbomb on Feb 15, 2007 - 57 comments

Do we need to start using our legal names?

In light of this new law, do you suppose having our real names (which are optional) in our profiles enough, or would it be prudent to allow users to change their aliases into their real names?
posted by crunchland on Jan 9, 2006 - 47 comments

Announcement: sockpuppet given as gift to lurker

Attention: Per this thread, I have relinquished my puppet account, Voice of God.
It is now run by a long-time lurker who wishes to remain nameless. [MI]
posted by me3dia on Jan 26, 2005 - 25 comments

Personal information disclosure guidelines?

While I'm guessing this has been discussed before, I feel it might be good to go over again, given the n00bs -- like me. Are there any policies/guidelines/unspoken rules regarding the inclusion of personal information, and specifically the details of less than legal or moral behavior, in threads, comments, and AskMe answers? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on Apr 5, 2004 - 11 comments

Pony - filter out semi-committed-participants

Obnoxious feature request: A user preference that allows me to avoid seeing all contributions by people who don't provide an email address or home page address in their profile.
posted by rcade on Jul 20, 2001 - 36 comments

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