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Shylass
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 4:21:02 PM

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This isn't about stalking, this is more... scary coincidence. For me, anyway. You're probably thinking, WTF? Or, WTHIWWY? Or, What the hell does WTHIWWY mean? It's "what the hell is wrong with you?"

But anyway... Often, when I read a thread, I am reading it, and then get to the end, where it tells you who else is reading the thread at the same time. And often, it says, "Guest, Shylass". It doesn't happen all the time, but in waves. If it's a popular thread, I always see the names of logged-in Lush people, at busy times, and sometimes Guest as well, and that's fine. And other times, it's all quiet, and just me on my own reading either latest posts, or more frequently, really old posts/threads.

But other times, when it's really quiet on site, like sleeping cross-over, it's just me and Guest. And I'm all... mate! Are you following me? Or is it coincidence that one guest, when everyone else is quiet, is simply flitting about like I do, or lots of guests happen to be reading a single thread, or one Guest got there first and actually, I'm crashing their party and they're all... Shylass! Are you following me? Why is Guest reading posts from 2009 at the same time as me? Are they following me to see if I might express an opinion? Or to see if I blush? Or... to annoy me? Are they simply like-minded, in which case, why don't they sign up so I can see who they are? Why are they reading ancient threads with me? dontknow

Or is it just me?


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Pixie
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 4:41:51 PM

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A guest is just someone who is not a member that is checking out our awesome site. (who could blame them? We rock!) No need to be freaked out about it.

♥ Listen, touch, and look around in the air and on the ground. If you watch all nature's things, you might just see a fairy's wings. ♥
Shylass
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 5:29:56 PM

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Pixie wrote:
A guest is just someone who is not a member that is checking out our awesome site. (who could blame them? We rock!) No need to be freaked out about it.


I know, but are they really? Are they maybe a member called Guest (not the same as Guest who has 50 billion posts and a generic avatar), and are thinking I know something they don't, so they have to follow? Are they a member just not signed in and trailing me for the best of the forgotten threads? Have I unwittingly managed to become a Guest magnet and they have no choice but to see what I see? Or am I bizarrely channelling their every step (it's true, I often know when somebody is about to phone me, or Facebook me before they do it)?

Seriously, am I the only one to notice this? Nutbag


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Shylass
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 5:30:47 PM

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EDIT: GUEST IS LOOKING RIGHT NOW! GUEST! PLEASE SIGN UP AND TELL ME WHY YOU ARE FOLLOWING ME! And I seeee yooooou, LadyX...


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etairay
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 5:47:30 PM

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Big Hugs you are never alone cheerleader im watching you very closely ..ur every move

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Guest
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 6:43:41 PM

Rank: Lurker

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Well, I am currently sharing my viewing pleasure with: Guest and Tempting_Tigress...

I do think the guest thing is nothing to worry about... Well, I did until NOW!!!

Bloody Shylass, you're gonna get me all paranoid too!!
Guest
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 6:49:59 PM

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Yeah, I've noticed too. It's kinda spooky. I mean here I am, lurking about and I see this Guest and it seems to follow me no matter what thread I go to. I know it's just my paranoid mind being a dick, but I can't help wonder if I'm being stalked even in the real world (sorry if this thought scares you, but it scares me too) by some dude or dudette called Guest.
Michael
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 7:22:43 PM

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"Guest" was "created" in 2006 and does not have any profile.
It is assigned to everyone that is not logged in.
Gav can clarify if you are still freaked out.

Gav is real. I think...


LauraLee_sugah
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 7:26:28 PM

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i hope lots of people are watching me.... ;-)

Pixie
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 7:48:15 PM

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Oh my! Y'all are paranoid! There is no one out to get you or stalk you! LOL It is just someone checking out the site or it is a member that is looking in the forums but not signed in. No boogey monsters, I promise!

♥ Listen, touch, and look around in the air and on the ground. If you watch all nature's things, you might just see a fairy's wings. ♥
keoloke
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 9:20:27 PM

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It's a community... but not for all, only for members.

boogey monsters, stalkers or just curious Guests..
They should not be allowed to read a post. Maybe to read stories and without looking at profiles. End

They want more than sign up! Period!

They say that you don't need to buy the cow if you get the milk for free.



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Life is simple; we are what we eat and what we read. Talk is superfluous.
Guest
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 10:24:04 PM

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The guest or other member noted was the person that was last there. If a buddy posted the last one, and you respond, at times you can refresh the page, and PRESTO, the name is gone.

Now pass the pipe, I think you've had enough.
VanGogh
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 10:29:52 PM

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eviotis wrote:
Now pass the pipe, I think you've had enough.


I thought something similar when I read this post .... it did show me as the only viewer at the time, so I wondered .... what is Shylass talkin' about? lol

Here you go, Eviotis ..... *inhales* .... *giggles*

Shylass
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 8:18:45 AM

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I honestly do know who Guest is, and Guest, but I wondered about Guest. I will now call Guest "Fred", and he can keep trailing me round like the bear with me (who is also called Fred).

I just wondered if anybody else thought the same as me, really. And some do (funnily enough, the ones who do are on my friend list, I believe).

Gav has to be real, nobody who sends the kind of Lush Admin messages I have been recieving could possibly have sprung from my imagination! Nutbag


EDIT: If Lush didn't have open forums, I would never have joined. Some of you may be glad about that, but I did, and I'm glad it's the way it is. sunny




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FelineFantasy
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 9:23:33 AM

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Guest is not just one person, it can be a plethora of people as they do not have an account but still want to enjoy the Lush website.
So whenever you're lurking on ancient threads, there is someone just as cool as you who shares a common interest. Embrace Guest! :)

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Shylass
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 9:26:58 AM

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FelineFantasy wrote:
Guest is not just one person, it can be a plethora of people as they do not have an account but still want to enjoy the Lush website.
So whenever you're lurking on ancient threads, there is someone just as cool as you who shares a common interest. Embrace Guest! :)


As long as Guest (who I now call Fred) does not follow me into the toilet or steal my cookies without asking, I will be happy to cuddle. Big Hugs

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clum
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 9:32:23 AM

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You know, if everyone in the world joined Lush, we wouldn't have this problem.

Shylass
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 9:53:57 AM

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clum wrote:
You know, if everyone in the world joined Lush, we wouldn't have this problem.


Clum, trust me. The rate my mother can nag, you'd take that thought back and prefer the Guest Fred issue the second she joined!

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clum
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 9:57:51 AM

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Fred is really interested in this thread. He's been looking at it all day.

Guest
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 11:09:17 AM

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Looks like Fred has left the thread for the time being, but here's a thought: what if Guest is actually you, but in a parallel universe?
Shylass
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 12:36:31 PM

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Gurlyboy wrote:
Looks like Fred has left the thread for the time being, but here's a thought: what if Guest is actually you, but in a parallel universe?


I was wondering if he was my shadow. But he's disappeared for the time being... Or so he wants me to think... evil5

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sugarbabe
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 12:42:37 PM

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PersonalAssistant wrote:


I thought something similar when I read this post .... it did show me as the only viewer at the time, so I wondered .... what is Shylass talkin' about? lol

Here you go, Eviotis ..... *inhales* .... *giggles*



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Guest
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 12:42:49 PM

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Shylass wrote:


I was wondering if he was my shadow. But he's disappeared for the time being... Or so he wants me to think... evil5


I think he's got a cloak of invisibility
sprite
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 12:44:14 PM

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FRED SPOTTING! I can SEE him! he's here! ok, now i'm getting a little paranoid too! *shivers and hides*



Love not hate.
Guest
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 1:02:53 PM

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You know... I love you guys...

I don't feel mad at all in this place...
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 1:04:52 PM

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Gurlyboy wrote:
Looks like Fred has left the thread for the time being, but here's a thought: what if Guest is actually you, but in a parallel universe?


I have a notion about Guest: Several people (myself included) stay logged in all the time via smartphone, and I wonder, if we just close our browser app without exiting the site first, do we show up as Guest in the last place we visited? I think that may be contributing to the amount of Guest ghosting we're seeing, but it is a completely unsubstantiated theory that I came up with on my own, so I could be full of beans.

geek

Maggie Rascal
Guest
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 1:25:05 PM

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magnificent1rascal wrote:


I have a notion about Guest: Several people (myself included) stay logged in all the time via smartphone, and I wonder, if we just close our browser app without exiting the site first, do we show up as Guest in the last place we visited? I think that may be contributing to the amount of Guest ghosting we're seeing, but it is a completely unsubstantiated theory that I came up with on my own, so I could be full of beans.

geek


Oh, I do that too... In fact, I'm usually logged in on 4 different devices (tried to log in on the Lelo, but that doesn't work)...

I hope I don't break Lush...

drunken
Guest
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 1:33:02 PM

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magnificent1rascal wrote:


I have a notion about Guest: Several people (myself included) stay logged in all the time via smartphone, and I wonder, if we just close our browser app without exiting the site first, do we show up as Guest in the last place we visited? I think that may be contributing to the amount of Guest ghosting we're seeing, but it is a completely unsubstantiated theory that I came up with on my own, so I could be full of beans.

geek


Sounds like a plausible theory to me, heck as Mazza said, I'm currently logged in on 3 different devices and on one I'm logged in with 2 browsers. I'm just too dang lazy to log out all the time. So, Fred you enjoying our little speculative thread about ya?
DLizze
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 1:41:37 PM

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I am NOT paranoid! Anyone who says otherwise is just itching for a fight. Sword Fight But if I were paranoid, which as I say, I am not, I'd have DARNED good reason to be! cussing

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littlemissbitch
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012 1:50:24 PM

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im super stoned and this is like the funniest thread ever...i used to wonder who the guest was too. thought it was mods moderating in stealth..

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