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"post with your main!"... what defines a main and is that really what people want?

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Vera Algaert
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#21 - 2012-08-16 19:58:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Vera Algaert
it's nice to theorize about what a "main" is in general but that doesn't help much to understand "main" in the context of that statement.

"Post with your main" is about disclosure of bias and about accountability - so in the context of that statement your main is that one of your characters which an outside observer would expect to be most likely to have a hidden agenda (pertaining to the matter at hand) and/or the character that has most to lose by making bad posts.

No matter how much you play on your faceless industrial alt in some npc corp: that character has nothing to lose - no reputation, no credibility and can as such not be your "main" in the context of that phrase.

Nobody cares if you consider your "main" in terms of gameplay to be your high-sec mission runner - if you comment e.g. on the issue of moongoo distribution your "main" for that topic is your 0.0 character, even if you only log it in once or twice a week.

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Jim Era
#22 - 2012-08-16 19:59:42 UTC
posting with main in a post with your main thread

Watâ„¢

Smohq Anmirorz
State War Academy
Caldari State
#23 - 2012-08-16 20:04:09 UTC
Post on main = free intel.

Not going to happen. I don't care if you are too snobby to read my posts, there are plenty of people who will respond to them more reasonably.
highonpop
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#24 - 2012-08-16 20:19:11 UTC
Its not necessarily your "main" but just a character that is not created for the sole purpose of forum trolling.

If started back in the day when posting something on the forums that someone didnt like would pretty much mean a wardec or some sort of in game response.

To prevent getting a dec, or getting ganked, etc etc people started using forum alts to hide who they really were so they could **** post and not have in game responses to their **** posting.


I on the other hand dont give a **** enough to do this. I have a neutral character, but it is used for in-game stuff, like high sec markets and moving items to LS staging areas free from any wardecs that the alliance may have going.

FC, what do?

Cadfael Maelgwyn
Doomheim
#25 - 2012-08-16 20:21:02 UTC
Smohq Anmirorz wrote:
Post on main = free intel.

Like what?
highonpop
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#26 - 2012-08-16 20:23:30 UTC
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:
Smohq Anmirorz wrote:
Post on main = free intel.

Like what?



I was wondering about this too.

How does someone gain intel about your corp or alliance just by reading your forum posts.

Maybe you shouldnt post sensitive info on the forums?

FC, what do?

Janet Patton
Brony Express
#27 - 2012-08-16 20:23:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Janet Patton
I'm posting with my main right now and am not afraid.

This is not my original or oldest character. I rebooted back in Oct 2011 and this character has the most SP by far. My other is in a NPC corp with only 1m SP and quite useless. Only keeping them around because I started them back in 2005.

Seems like already more then half the post here are not with their main.

Why do I have this sig? I don't smoke.

Dennis Gregs
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#28 - 2012-08-16 20:27:31 UTC
The character you're most attached to. Usually the one you learned the game on.
Smohq Anmirorz
State War Academy
Caldari State
#29 - 2012-08-16 20:34:19 UTC
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:
Smohq Anmirorz wrote:
Post on main = free intel.

Like what?

Nice try.
Cadfael Maelgwyn
Doomheim
#30 - 2012-08-16 20:48:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Cadfael Maelgwyn
Smohq Anmirorz wrote:
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:
Smohq Anmirorz wrote:
Post on main = free intel.

Like what?

Nice try.

Wow, you sure are paranoid.

Just asking for a general description of the intel that could possibly be revealed by posting with a main.
ShiftyMcFly's Second Cousin
Doomheim
#31 - 2012-08-16 20:50:46 UTC
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:
Smohq Anmirorz wrote:
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:
Smohq Anmirorz wrote:
Post on main = free intel.

Like what?

Nice try.

Wow, you sure are paranoid.

Just asking for a general description of the intel that could possibly be revealed by posting with a main.


Yes, only very few Eve players are paranoid.
Qvar Dar'Zanar
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#32 - 2012-08-16 20:53:11 UTC
Beware, by posting with your main you could reveal the corp and alliance you belong to!

(Sarcasm intended)
Montevius Williams
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#33 - 2012-08-16 20:59:53 UTC
Your main is whoever you feel is your main. Other people do not define who my main character is because other people do not pay my 15 dollars a month bill to play this game.

"The American Government indoctrination system known as public education has been relentlessly churning out socialists for over 20 years". - TravisWB

Smohq Anmirorz
State War Academy
Caldari State
#34 - 2012-08-16 21:00:33 UTC
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:
Smohq Anmirorz wrote:
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:
Smohq Anmirorz wrote:
Post on main = free intel.

Like what?

Nice try.

Wow, you sure are paranoid.

Just asking for a general description of the intel that could possibly be revealed by posting with a main.


Yes, apparently I am. I'm have trouble finding anyone else in high sec who thinks they should hit d-scan.
Cadfael Maelgwyn
Doomheim
#35 - 2012-08-16 21:01:35 UTC
ShiftyMcFly's Second Cousin wrote:
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:

Wow, you sure are paranoid.

Just asking for a general description of the intel that could possibly be revealed by posting with a main.


Yes, only very few Eve players are paranoid.

There's a term called "healthy paranoia".

Sometimes paranoia goes beyond that healthy area, and usually is marked by unreasonableness.

So until Smohq tells me what information could be somehow revealed by posting on a main, I'm going to assume it's unhealthy paranoia.
Smohq Anmirorz
State War Academy
Caldari State
#36 - 2012-08-16 21:07:19 UTC
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:
ShiftyMcFly's Second Cousin wrote:
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:

Wow, you sure are paranoid.

Just asking for a general description of the intel that could possibly be revealed by posting with a main.


Yes, only very few Eve players are paranoid.

There's a term called "healthy paranoia".

Sometimes paranoia goes beyond that healthy area, and usually is marked by unreasonableness.

So until Smohq tells me what information could be somehow revealed by posting on a main, I'm going to assume it's unhealthy paranoia.


And I'm not going to care what you think about it.
Zombie Lord Ryan
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#37 - 2012-08-16 21:10:09 UTC
I BIOed my first. Sold my second after a year or so of use. Couldn't tell you how many I've had since. My main is whichever of the current +25 characters I have logged in.
ShiftyMcFly's Second Cousin
Doomheim
#38 - 2012-08-16 21:12:42 UTC
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:
...So until Smohq tells me what information could be somehow revealed by posting on a main, I'm going to assume it's unhealthy paranoia.


That's just crazy talk.

Rats
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#39 - 2012-08-16 21:13:29 UTC
Well kind of complicated right now but normally I post with my main which is my first character created in Eve

Tal

I Fought the Law, and the Law Won... Talon Silverhawk

Cadfael Maelgwyn
Doomheim
#40 - 2012-08-16 21:14:33 UTC
Smohq Anmirorz wrote:
And I'm not going to care what you think about it.

OK.

I was just curious, no reason to get all uppity about it.