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Gwazi Magnum

Previously Gwazi Magnum
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1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week
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This changes too frequently to give anything reliable.
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Intermediate, Adept
Preferred Character Gender
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Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure.
username: addictx360

display name: Gwazi Magnum
 

Mid

That one harlot
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1-3 posts per week, One post per week
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
No Preferences
Genres
Fantasy, medieval.
It's also really personal.

HOW DO WE KNOW YOU'RE NOT A OLD CREEPER?

/slaps Gwazi's hands
 

Minibit

Returned from the Void
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Looking for partners
Posting Speed
One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
No Preferences
Genres
Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Quest, Sci-Fi, Time Travel and World Hopping, Steampunk, Action/Adventure, Modern Drama, Mystery, Slice of Life, Romance, and many more.
It's not a bad thing to be selective about who gets your personal contact info. Especially if you sign up for various things using the same email, or use similar usernames across the 'net. You'd be surprised how easy it is to track someone to different websites, or even to real life using something as basic as an email address, username, time zone data, location data, even a photo. That's not to say no one should ever put any of this information up ever, but it's good to be careful about who you give that kind of information to, where you do it, how specific you get, and how often you do so.
 
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Hellis

"How can you score when this alien's a predator?"
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Fantasy, Surreal, Contemporary Science Fiction, Science Fiction, Terribly written schlock.
This is how you get spammed/DDOSED people. :D
 
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Hana

wandering thoughts
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Sorry, I only give my Skype (even my secondary one) out to someone I know/like sufficiently to add to my contacts.
 
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Astaroth

[*screaming into the void intensifies*]
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Looking for partners
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
It varies a lot depending on my schedule, unfortunately.
Writing Levels
Advanced, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Psychological horror
Body horror
Supernatural
Giallo
Splatterpunk
Dark fantasy
Historical
Low fantasy
Magipunk
Weird West
Noir
Thriller
Gothic horror
Southern Gothic
Gaslamp fantasy
Cyberpunk
Space saga
Clockpunk
Space Western
Space opera
Paranormal
Modern fantasy
Dieselpunk
Post-Apocalyptic
Crime drama
Medieval fantasy
Adding random people to Skype or giving your info out to random people is almost always a terrible idea.

Especially if you're a teenager. Because it doesn't matter how smart you are or how responsible you think you are. The fact of the matter is that there are people who will try to talk to you just due to your age either for creepy or for just plain assholic reasons. Why put yourself in a position to be harassed by creepers or trolls?

Even for adults, just putting your Skype handle in your Iwaku profile can be iffy. A couple years ago, we had an incident with a guy who joined and then added every girl he could find with a Skype name in their profile, then proceeded to message and sexually harass them over Skype. (He also added Diana's brother, which turned out to be hilarious because Diana's brother is a troll.) It was really fucking gross and one of the girls was in tears afterward.
 

Spaceguitar

I am King of the Wicker-People
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, , ,
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Omnipresent
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Advanced, Prestige, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Syfy, Fantasy, Modern, Magical, Horror
What everyone above said.

I mean, my Skype profile pic is a dick pic. Of my dick. So...
 
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Sen

この世は でっかい宝島
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the last time i did something like this a creepy 53 year old added me so nope.
 
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Gwazi Magnum

Previously Gwazi Magnum
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Posting Speed
1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
This changes too frequently to give anything reliable.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure.
Well personally I already have over 50 of you people (62 being exact) on Skype and I never had an issue.
Unless if it's one of you cretins that keeps calling my cell from some american number which cases me to never answer it for nothing more than long distance charges.

But I also go by the logic of the main danger of giving out info online is them finding you IRL.
Meanwhile I'm already meeting thousands of people IRL and nothing ever happen.
The biggest danger I have from people online is them reaching the same level of danger as IRL peeps, and an IRL peep's level of danger is minimal.
 
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Spaceguitar

I am King of the Wicker-People
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1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Omnipresent
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Advanced, Prestige, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Syfy, Fantasy, Modern, Magical, Horror
Well personally I already have over 50 of you people (62 being exact) on Skype and I never had an issue.
Unless if it's one of you cretins that keeps calling my cell from some american number which cases me to never answer it for nothing more than long distance charges.

But I also go by the logic of the main danger of giving out info online information is them finding you IRL.
Meanwhile I'm already meeting thousands of people IRL and nothing ever happen.
The biggest danger I have from people online is them reaching the same level of danger as IRL peeps, and an IRL peep's level of danger is minimal.
Here's the big diff, my son:

You don't have boobs and a vaginer.
 
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Hellis

"How can you score when this alien's a predator?"
Invitation Status
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Douche, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Fantasy, Surreal, Contemporary Science Fiction, Science Fiction, Terribly written schlock.
Well personally I already have over 50 of you people (62 being exact) on Skype and I never had an issue.
Unless if it's one of you cretins that keeps calling my cell from some american number which cases me to never answer it for nothing more than long distance charges.

But I also go by the logic of the main danger of giving out info online information is them finding you IRL.
Meanwhile I'm already meeting thousands of people IRL and nothing ever happen.
The biggest danger I have from people online is them reaching the same level of danger as IRL peeps, and an IRL peep's level of danger is minimal.
I reffered more to writing your skypename on a public forums. Bots programmed to recognize this will add you and your gonna get targeted by ruskie botnets among other things. It happens all the time.
 

Diana

Divine Space Witch Ò◇Ó
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Not accepting invites at this time
Online Availability
10AM - 10PM Daily
Preferred Character Gender
Female
Yeah, and our threads are not registration locked. O_O Any unregistered persons can see these posts and just snatch up names.



That being said, I never get skype stalker pervs and I am disappointed. >:[ It's like, I am not cool enough to be booty-bait! LAME.
 
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Gwazi Magnum

Previously Gwazi Magnum
Invitation Status
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
This changes too frequently to give anything reliable.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept
Preferred Character Gender
Male
Genres
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure.
I reffered more to writing your skypename on a public forums. Bots programmed to recognize this will add you and your gonna get targeted by ruskie botnets among other things. It happens all the time.
I just block them then.
 

Spaceguitar

I am King of the Wicker-People
DONATING MEMBER
Invitation Status
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Posting Speed
1-3 posts per day, One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Omnipresent
Writing Levels
Give-No-Fucks, Advanced, Prestige, Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Syfy, Fantasy, Modern, Magical, Horror
Yeah, and our threads are not registration locked. O_O Any unregistered persons can see these posts and just snatch up names.



That being said, I never get skype stalker pervs and I am disappointed. >:[ It's like, I am not cool enough to be booty-bait! LAME.
I'LL PERV ON YOU, DIDI!
 
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Alan

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This is how you get spammed/DDOSED people. :D
Spammed, for sure. Definitely one way.

DDoSed? Really? No. There are other pieces of information people would need in order for that to occur. A skype name is not one of those things.

Saying that, it's a fair idea to be selective about who receives your information.
 

Minibit

Returned from the Void
Invitation Status
Looking for partners
Posting Speed
One post per day, 1-3 posts per week, One post per week
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
No Preferences
Genres
Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Quest, Sci-Fi, Time Travel and World Hopping, Steampunk, Action/Adventure, Modern Drama, Mystery, Slice of Life, Romance, and many more.
Well personally I already have over 50 of you people (62 being exact) on Skype and I never had an issue.
Unless if it's one of you cretins that keeps calling my cell from some american number which cases me to never answer it for nothing more than long distance charges.

But I also go by the logic of the main danger of giving out info online is them finding you IRL.
Meanwhile I'm already meeting thousands of people IRL and nothing ever happen.
The biggest danger I have from people online is them reaching the same level of danger as IRL peeps, and an IRL peep's level of danger is minimal.
We've been over this before, Gwazi dear.
  • The risk level is exponentially higher for young girls than for you
  • It's a great deal easier to control who has access to the information you give people IRL (ie; face to face, on the phone) than to control who sees and distributes what you put on the internet
  • Regardless of how minimally beneficial you believe netsafe practices to be, encouraging people to be UNsafe by saying there's no harm to being unsafe or that being netsafe doesn't really do a lot is not cool
  • Iwaku tries to protect its members by encouraging net safety
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