- April 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm #1249748
@rl559 474948 wrote:
I have just seen this thread whilst posting online for participants for my dissertation study. I don’t know how else I confirm that I am not police other than to repeat the details I gave in my original postings, which were not linked to here in this thread, nor I suspect were they investigated before I was deemed guilty.
On the webpages where I have requested participants, which have not been linked to here, I have provided multiple details to try and avoid a situation like this.
I will repost them here:
I can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whilst my academic supervisor, Oliver Smith, can be contacted via the following means: email: email@example.com. Both emails are from within the University of York domain, @york.ac.uk.
You can telephone my supervisor during office hours here: Tel: +44 (0)1904 324737.
You can contact the University by post if you wish, the address is here:
The University can be contacted by post:
Department of Sociology
University of York
YORK. YO10 5DD
And the webpage for my supervisor is here:
I have put a lot of preparation into this study and it is the most important piece of work of my degree. If you have any concerns whatsoever that this is some sort of undercover police operation, please do contact the university or my supervisor for confirmation of my status as a student and the legitimacy of this project.
It a forum joke man…we are all suspects when we look at it logged in….so do not worry, OK?April 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm #1249961
@!sinner69! 475225 wrote:
It a forum joke man…we are all suspects when we look at it logged in….so do not worry, OK?
this guy tried to make out like i’m some sort of cunt for ‘fucking with him’.
if someone said you are the police i wouldn’t feel fucked with at all.April 3, 2012 at 7:19 pm #1249709
TBH I am also fairly certain a York University prof with a MSC in Criminology is aware of the sort of jokes that would go round a forum of this nature and the concerns that some folk might have over contributing these surveys and it would not cause you problems with your studies.
TBH in some regions even in England, local communities are still much more judgemental about folks lifestyles including the use of legal drugs such as alcohol, and they resent any attempt by others to impose “tolerance and political correctness”. they also have ways of identifying hedonists and drug users including searching Internet resources (and a culture by young people of informing on each other when in competitive environments) – thus keeping them out of local jobs, colleges etc.
however, it is not the “feds” doing this but the locals themselves. many cops here are often from London or other areas and some have more liberal and less judgemental views than the locals!
This is far more likely to put people off responding to your survey than jokes on a forum even with your security procedures – but your prof will be aware of this as he would have had exactly the same issues with his own thesis (which I would be interested in reading if it is available online somewhere). It may skew your data so only younger people from big cities (where they can feel more anonymous) contribute and this is something you might need to adjust for.
That said, I have openly discussed my drug and alcohol use since my 20s on this forum and not had any major issues because of it. my lifestyle may have affected me getting one job with a local high tech company where I lived (though this occured before I was a regular on here!) but this was one enforcing copyright and censorship which I had only applied for out of desparation so probably a good thing I didn’t get it.
I was also able to still obtain security clearance to work in a central Government Department for a number of yearss well as openly contrbuting to this site). The local constabulary in my area I then lived and Scotland yard were clearly monitoring here (as were a number of foreign law enforcement agencies!) yet I have never been judged for anything I have posted on here, only for when I have actually been caught with drugs or doing something blatantly illegal. Yes, things are monitored but there is more free speech in England than many folk realise.April 4, 2012 at 4:02 am #1250304
F**k the one username I have chose when I signed up tonight and it just so happens to be the same as a suspected copper! >.< How do I go about changing my screen name as I can assure you lot, I genuinely am a raver and _90 as I was born in 1990. Any help would be great! CheersApril 4, 2012 at 4:56 am #1250246
Haha raver, don’t worry, it’s only a joke. It’s a username tag.April 4, 2012 at 7:18 am #1249749
I know its a bit early but this thread is a strong contender for ‘Thread of the year 2012’….lolApril 4, 2012 at 11:27 am #1250238
Me Police!!! OMG the police must be very corrupt if I am police. Not police honest but happy to be the bad guy, its quite funny really.April 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm #1250065
@!sinner69! 475293 wrote:
I know its a bit early but this thread is a strong contender for ‘Thread of the year 2012’….lol
I’m with you on that one mate, SOOO many spastics getting all paranoid and defensive for no reason :laugh_at:April 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm #1249750
lolApril 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm #1250066
@!sinner69! 475329 wrote:
I’M SSSSSURROUNDED BY N00BS!!!!!April 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm #1249569
what a bullshit adim know bether if the contact meApril 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm #1250306
Ahaha well it had me fooled! Nice one to who ever created the thread! :lol_fast:April 5, 2012 at 6:58 am #1250239
I have just realised something, the police are corrupt!!!! I am starting to doubt myself now. This is a worry, I might be polis…I need to check.
Just checked my genitals, I have a pair, I cant be Police surelyApril 5, 2012 at 7:11 am #1249751
:laugh_at:April 5, 2012 at 8:39 am #1249570
StrangeApril 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm #1249895
[ATTACH=CONFIG]81581[/ATTACH]April 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm #1250231
Yea its true – wooop wooop I is da police….April 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm #1249571
?!?!? I’m not police. They probably have better things to do.April 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm #1249572
Hey guys, are you talking about me? You really thinkin i’m a cop? What a fuck! License and registration please!
Do you give such welcome to every new member? I just wanted to ask you a simple question that i hoped someone with some experience will help me to answer, but if you think that i’m a cop, i really don’t know what to say to you p0ly insteadof don’t take so much drugs because it makes you paranoid.April 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm #1250159
heeheehee 😀April 6, 2012 at 9:40 am #1249573
Thats the sound of the police woop woopApril 6, 2012 at 11:03 am #1250250
im no police im just a kid lolApril 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm #1250067
silly n00bsApril 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm #1249752
@lynch 475540 wrote:
im no police im just a kid lol
so you say, you could be a 160 years old Troll living in the deep dark mountain-forest of norway with a police radio for all I know lolApril 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm #1250251
hmmm u could say so but i very much doubt i am
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