Being a mini “celebrity” can be a problem. Now I’m no “celebrity”, but being a moderator of India’s biggest tech website forums, Tech2.o has its advantages…and drawbacks too. Some of the people who contact me on IM, just make me go =)) =)) =))
Case in point was the other day, while I was working, I get buzzed on IM. A guy asks me, “are you the moderator at tech2?”. I say “yes”. He tells me: “”prove it!!” I was like WTF?, and I go “Why should I?”. He then goes :”I KNOW YOU ARE LYING”. I then go “Ughhh, Ok, fine. I see no reason as to why I should “prove” you anything” . I’m like jeez what losers. Unfortunately I didnt have teh ENTIRE log of that conversation to share with you guys.
Today, i had another such incident. with Log. For sake of not embarrassing the guy,I’ve changed it to xxxx
xxxx: dude this is xxxx
16:23:34: coolpcguy: yea
16:23:36: xxxx: remember
16:23:46: coolpcguy: I know from tech2 forum
16:23:50: xxxx: yup
16:24:06: xxxx: so what is koolm.com
16:24:19: xxxx: whats that
16:24:24: coolpcguy: Koolim
16:24:28: xxxx: yup
16:24:29: coolpcguy: I’m working in office,
16:24:37: xxxx: oh
16:24:38: xxxx: ok
16:24:45: coolpcguy: meesenger is blocked, so use a web based messenger
16:24:54: xxxx: ok
16:25:01: xxxx: dude u are so clever
16:25:04: xxxx: hmm
16:25:33: xxxx: so why ur site dont have pm option
16:25:41: coolpcguy: just make use of available resources
16:25:57: coolpcguy: a. its not “my” site. its site by Web18.
16:26:08: xxxx: ok
16:26:24: coolpcguy: b. forums are undergoing an upgrade and the features will be available soon
16:26:24: xxxx: where are u from
16:26:36: xxxx: ok cool
16:26:44: coolpcguy: from Mangalore, Karnataka
16:26:45: xxxx: dont get angry
16:26:49: xxxx: ok
16:27:28: xxxx: u works in which company
16:28:15: coolpcguy: 3i Infotech Ltd, http://www.3i-infotech.com/
16:28:35: xxxx: oh man u work for info tech
16:29:24: coolpcguy: yea
16:29:47: xxxx: So how u got to know about tech2.com
16:31:41: coolpcguy: hmm, from their show
16:32:07: coolpcguy: started watching thier show when they started it, and logged into the forums that day
16:32:27: coolpcguy: been with the site since then (i believe the show started in Nov 2006 or so)
16:32:59: xxxx: have u ever talked with them
16:33:50: coolpcguy: persnoally over phone? No. We keep discussion over IM and email
16:34:28: xxxx: do u have thier IM
16:35:34: coolpcguy: yes
16:35:55: xxxx: CAN U GIVE ME THEIR IM
16:36:01: coolpcguy: that I can’t do.
16:36:13: xxxx: WHY
16:36:26: coolpcguy: because I’ve been forbidden
16:37:16: xxxx: OK . I KNOW U ARE NOT SPEAKING THE TRUTH. OK ITS FINE DONT TELL ME.
16:37:24: coolpcguy: fine.
Man how DUMB and STOOPID people can be?