Submitted by ParallelParker on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 10:24pm
Hey guys, so you remember my post about ThomasChong and how he stole ideas and upvoted his own stuff. WELL THIS IS THAT. I've edited this post to this now. I've come to the conclusion after some searching that we have NO IDEA if he upvotes his own shit, maybe he doesn't. A lot of the anonymous upvotes didn't make sense, because who would just blatantly have 15 anonymous upvotes on their own shit? NO ONE. Now, he has stolen a bunch of ideas, but he has deleted all of those highdeas and will now cite all highdeas from other websites. It was a stupid mistake he made (that a lot of us have made, including me) and DOES NOT deserve to receive terrible messages from people who are pissed off. The only reason I made that other highdea in the first place was because it was super annoying seeing all of his highdeas popular and always on the featured list to the right. There are no more over there, and if they are now, then they deserve to be. So give him another chance guys.
Also, heres the message he sent me and the message I sent back, hes a good guy guys and has incredibly insightful and original stories that we could all learn from.
"Whats up guy, I'm just going to say I have nothing to do with these anonymous votes, I never wanted any of my old shitty highdeas to be upvoted, and I've been busting my ass deleting any of the more terrible ones, I'm going to admit that I stole anywhere from 3-5 of my 12 pages of highdeas, does this make me a bad person? Yes, yes it does, but my 50 hits of acid story was the truth, it happened in the 70's and I have a real foggy memory of it, since I didn't record anything except the actual trip, I remember somebody squirting it into my mouth, but thats pretty much it, so I did take maybe one or two details from that dudes story, but everything else was 100% experience, also, that farsideoflife asshole stole from me, and yonkie, and even you I believe, he just posted shit on tumblr for the fame of it I'm not coming here to try and change your mind, I'm saying sorry, I love posting stories, experiences, and drug reviews on this site, I know I'll never steal anything again. To get right down to it.
Thank you, you've really helped me find internet maturity, if that means anything, just know that I have a great deal of respect, you have some pretty awesome highdeas, and I hope that I can make some more good ones in the future."
Here was my response:
"I extremely respect that you messaged me man, you have no idea how happy it made me to find the ones that were actually your stories, because they are incredibly insightful, clever, funny, and very worthwhile to read man. Keep doing originals and I'm sure people will still upvote you, you're thomas goddamn chong haha well not rly but u kno what i mean lol didn't think my post would even get read, and in fact, I thought it would've gotten downvoted the shit out of lol just if you get something, just cite it, i know this aint fuckin english class or anything, but the author does deserve some respect, and we can't give it to him, instead it all goes to you. I respect you for finding and enjoying that type of shit cause its the bomb, just say who wrote it. Again, thanks for taking the time to message me back and I wish you luck in the future."
He is a good guy, obviously, and I honestly don't think the anonymous votes are his doing anymore. Some of his highdeas were made last year and have just recently gotten like 15 anonymous upvotes, including the 3 on the right in upcoming right now. I think it seriously might be some douche trying to make him look bad. The copied highdeas still annoys me but there is such a thing as forgetting to put the citation. So all in all, good learning experience. :)