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A Formal Explanation To Anyone who may have been deceived/hurt by my actions

Look,
I Said a lot of things that may have made people mad at me.
But if you think I am a horrible person that's because you only know me through the internet I make up a totally different identity/Persona when I am on the web I am not of age to be a adult I am 16 I do know how to program somewhat with this stuff I said a lot of things that frankly are not true that may have made people like this at me I ask for free stuff but then I decide I really just don't want it that much I came originally for one reason to see if I could be of any use to this community but apparently I am not according to most people in real life I am a kid who's down on luck a ton I do have a few vintage computers though just beacuse this community inspired me I have been taking your guy's advice for quite a while I just wish that there was more advice on the topics I post about because I get stuck at something and I can't exactly figure it out the reason why I hide my identity so much is because when I was 6 I had a same-sex cousin (my aunts eldest son Brendan) who had previously did explicit pedophilia on me and my brothers starting through texts he sent us and the police couldn't catch him and he is still out there doing who knows what it shocked me when I was little and since then I have been extremely afraid to reveal any part of my self or my identity to anyone why did I share such a vividly detailed detail of my life because you guys would still be questioning me like crazy over this

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I hope you have received treatment for this issue. I've seen the sort of problems it can cause a young person. If you haven't received treatment from a qualified therapist, please seek it out.
Best of luck.
While it is fine (encouraged, even; especially for young people) to withhold personal information from people on the internet, creating a false persona can lead to trouble. Be careful.

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I'm sorry to hear about your childhood experiences! I second sstaylor's statement. Bear in mind, everyone's welcome on the Mac Garden, we're a friendly and helpful community and have always been. So don't think your age is a matter, you're not the only "young Gardener" around here. Smile

You seem to be very interested a whole variety of different machines and technology, which is amazing. I can relate to that! You are curious about specifics and ask questions, some of which are really tough to answer even for old Mac-heads (because they are very specialized or tackle stuff nobody has ever attempted yet).

Just bear in mind that this broad variety of interests can be perceived as erratic by others. One day you seem interested in coding a Donkey Kong for 128K Macs, the next day you write about games for a PowerPC PowerBook and the next day you seem to be all into OS X Jaguar. Folks will start to think you're not serious and start to e.g. ignore you which is maybe the feeling that lead you to posting this.

This is something to work on, snes1423. Focus. I may start sound like gramps, but focus is hard in life, but it is what really brings you forward. Try to find solutions yourself. Don't expect instant solutions with old (Macintosh) gear but accept that the journey is part of the fun. (I'm still learning new things about Mac OS - and I've been using it for almost 30 years now)

That said, don't think anyone's been "deceived" or feeling hostile towards you. I think pretty much everyone is fine with you being around on the Garden and doesn't mind the occasional question. Just remember to focus. Smile

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Bolkonskij covered it well.

In the future, it'd be wise to avoid posting personal details about your circumstances and/or mental health here. Or anywhere else online, for that matter. Not to scare you, just keep that in mind.

You might also want to take a look at your previous uploads. I believe your HyperCard stack was uploaded with the resource fork stripped. I've tried to tell you in the entry, but it seems you haven't checked it in some time.

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oh yeah... noticed that when i tried testing it in mini vmac unfortunately something went wrong and i had to do a fresh install sorry if you really wanted to play it... but i can tell everybody the scary stories in it on the forum or in a PM

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I'd be weary of believing this kids sob story. He's been on the 68MLA with about 15 different stories trying to get someone to send him free laptops, and when I called him out on it he sent me a totally different sob story, and then started bashing me in the marketplace feedback forum, claiming I'm unaware of the fact there's a global pandemic(Hey guess what smartguy, I'm well aware of a pandemic, I work in healthcare, and even if I didn't, I don't live under a rock)

So far he's claimed he had to move back in with his parents due to the pandemic/loss of job(Hey guess what, you're 16, you're gonna live with your parents anyway)

He claimed to have found prototype disks signed by Steve Jobs and that he is unable to send mail, only receive them, to try to get someone to send him a free laptop for imaging them. When he was called out by posting pictures from an auction from last year, he posted some pictures of him holding up some Maxwell CoolDisks(those clear seethrough ones from the late 90s), and some other random floppies

He claims to need to go to a soup kitchen to eat, but has no problem buying a new surface tablet, or a Powerbook 165 on ebay.

Basically, ever time he posts its a new story(but that's ok, it's all part of his "persona" apparently!)

There's a difference between an online persona, and spreading multiple sob stories to try to tug peoples heartstrings to get a free computer

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Thanks torbar, for coming over from 68kMLA to share your findings.
Had a peculiar feeling about this "youngster" too, but was collating his mercurial appearance to age mainly.
Random sob narratives for snatching something free of charge are a totally different story.

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@torbar yes what i did was wrong and i am sorry but tracking/sharing information about a minor across the web is not just stupid but is plain out illegal so you need to stop to doing that ok bud Wink

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To the degree that I can talk about this while avoiding an inter-forum pile on...

There are some people I see come by this site, and other vintage Mac sites, who look for validation. They self-destruct in ways that seem unnecessary to me, for a variety of reasons.

Usually it's because they expect to be told they're something special, and frankly, that's not something you're likely to find so directly in a vintage computer anything. We don't have upvotes, we don't have memes, we don't have notifications or animojis or systems designed for quick, addictive dopamine hits. Lots of the work done here is thankless, unrecognized, and comes from a sense of helping a greater good.

I don't have an answer. I'm just musing in the corner, because I've seen at least a few of these types and I doubt it's always the same person.

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