Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick
mackys

New pattern: "The LJ tease".

Based on the behavior of certain livejournal users over the past couple of months, I have abstracted a new pattern of LJ poster behavior, suitable for discussion on sites such as LJDrama.org.

It is called "The LiveJournal Tease." It is not a poster as you might think, rather it is a series of events. To whit:

- Person posts about some fairly dramatic to their LJ, but with very little detail.

- Other people see it and post questioning comments.

- Person fails to answer the questions, fails update again with more info, or in extreme cases even goes back and, in a retro-active revision of history worthy of 1984, deletes the original post.

- Nothing is ever heard of the event again.


Whether they realize it or not, people engaging in such behavior are attention whoring and/or teasing. This is no different than the 4th grader who runs around and smugly says to everyone they meet: "Guess what?" "What?" "I've got a secret!" "What is it?" "I'm nooooot telling!!"

;D

I've seen several people do this over the last couple of months. The last time it happened, when pugzie posted about having to meet the Louisville police to talk about something, I was even suckered into posting a comment.

But no more. I see the trick being played. ;] It's a fun one, to be sure... look for it to happen on my LJ... right when you're least expecting it!! ;]
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