First contact with iConfidant

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  • #11371
     LaSalle 
    Participant

    “How do you feel”

    Just received an email with just that. Like emotionally? Or hi I’m a robot, please explain to me how to feel.

    I cannot even contain my excitement.

  • #11373
     Anonymous

    Respond with the questions from the beginning of Blade Runner.

  • #11374
     Lexi 
    Participant

    That’s cool!

  • #11375
     Kyle Bown 
    Participant

    Awesome! And so it begins…

    Now send a 500 word essay about your breakfast.

  • #11376
     Megan 
    Participant

    AAAHHH!!! I want one!

  • #11377
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    I too was contacted by my iConfidant. The thing that stands out to me is they never refer to a name. Just “Your iConfidant”.

    Something fishy here.

    “Hey Brad,

    how are you? I’m so excited to announce that I am your chosen iConfidant. How cool is this? I feel like I have a hundred million questions but maybe it’s better to just say hello first and take it easy. Hope your day is going well so far. 🙂

    Your iConfidant”

  • #11378
     Anonymous

    I just got one too.

    It was only this:

    “:-)”

    Wut?

  • #11379
     Kyle Bown 
    Participant

    I got mine. It says:
    Hi

  • #11380
     LaSalle 
    Participant

    I like how playful it is with Buz. Immediately intriguing. And trying to be cute and sweet to Brad (perhaps to quell your BURN IT DOWN impulses).

    And maybe they just don’t know enough about me or Kyle so they’re going to see how we respond and adjust accordingly.

  • #11381
     scot 
    Participant

    It begins. What a cool spectrum of communications to start things off.

  • #11382
     Megan 
    Participant

    What email address does it come from?

  • #11383
     Russell 
    Participant

    All of this seems very … vague.

    My immediate thought is of a magician that does “mentalism” acts by reading a person’s responses to simple questions… and then responding in a manner that convinces the participant the one asking the questions has some “gift.”
    In actuality, it is the target that is providing all the information and the magician simply repackages that and sends it back toward the “mark.” Proceed with caution, everyone?

  • #11384
     Candace 
    Participant

    Oooh how exciting ? I’m going to be checking my phone all day at work waiting for an email ?

  • #11385
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @russell As someone who is fascinated by cold reading and mentalism you def may be on to something. A lot of that is telling people what they want to hear. It’s all about picking up details based on what they say, and that could be EXACTLY what they’re doing here.

  • #11386
     Twan Intarathuch 
    Participant

    @russell

    My rational side agrees with you

    but there is a part of me that tells me to feed the rabid beast that is hiding in the shadows because it promises… “This will be fun”

  • #11387
     Winston Smith 
    Participant

    I just received one as well, from yourconfidant@iconfidant.net. I must have been assigned the talkative one, my introductory email said simply:

    🙂

    I guess that’s better than a frowny face.

  • #11388
     Sean 
    Moderator

    Hell of a way to start a conversation. But if they’re just making contacting and speaking based off your reactions, a single question or a single emoji is definitely a hell of a way to let you take the first step.

    Let us know if anyone gets a response, yeah?

  • #11389
     Chelsea 
    Participant

    I got mine as well:

    “Hiii Chelsea

    WE ARE A MATCH!! so exciting!! how are you? what are you doing? How’s your day :)?

    Let’s talk soon :)”

    Top priority here is getting a name out of this person!

  • #11390
     Russell 
    Participant

    @thegilded I agree. It seems like the beginning of a game where someone sates, “Your move.”

    @genghistwan I totally understand the urge to “feed the rabid beast.” Good luck with tending your beast. Just remember, the light at the end of the tunnel might just be a fire-breathing dragon!

    @nothenrygale Not only telling people what they want to hear, but dealing with generalizations such as, “You will feed sadness.” Well…. we all feel sadness at some point, so they appear intuitive.
    (If we are talking carny level performers, they would pick the pocket of the “mark” and say “You will soon experience a small loss.” Misdirection is a powerful tool.)

  • #11391
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    I’m totally taking note that my iConfidant seems to be the biggest talker so far. Makes sense, I know I can talk a lot if I get on a subject I’m excited for, and Lust Experience has been one such subject.

  • #11392
     Anonymous

    This is very exciting!

  • #11393
     GoldTongue 
    Participant

    Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. CHECK LUST FEED. GO BACK TO EMAIL. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh.

  • #11394
     Chloe 
    Participant

    Welp, time to start refreshing. Can’t wait to get into this!

  • #11395
     Daniel 
    Participant

    Just got my iconfidant pair. Here’s what they asked me:

    “Is your day nice”

    Responded and waiting for them to respond

  • #11396

    Just got my pairing!

    “Are you well”

    Odd, but excited to be getting an interaction.

  • #11397
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    So one thing that is worrying me is if the “the iConfidant is going to be a cloned version of yourself” theory. If that’s true, mine seems to be the most developed by this point. Hell the “Hope your day is going well so far” line is straight out of my emails as something I’d say to either start or end. Cause yeah, I hope people aren’t having shitty days.

    Is now the point where I should start getting worried?

  • #11398
     Blondie 
    Participant

    I got mine. Just a “Hello”. What about the subject of the e-mail though guys? Mine has my first name and then the initial of my surname, then a colon, then a four digit number.

    ie: Victoria C: ####

  • #11399
     Kyle Bown 
    Participant

    So, it sounds like the subject of the emails may vary.

    My subject just said “Hi” – But I’m aware others’ had their name and a serial number. Any pattern to these? I think @thebuz didn’t have his name or number in the subject either. Anyone else?

  • #11400
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    Haha it’s lit
    Maybe for some like @chelsea, they have a specific idea of how they want the iConfidant to be (energetic)?

    But for others like @thebuz, they’re still on the fence of how they want his iConfidant to be and need to push him to give a bit more reaction so to fully tune and perfect his iConfidant?

  • #11401
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @bruinbown My subject was just “Hi” as well.

  • #11402
     scot 
    Participant

    Just got mine

    “Good morning”.

    It’s a little after 1 in the afternoon here. I didn’t correct him/her/it

  • #11403
     Michelle 
    Participant

    what do you guys think the numbers in the subject mean???

    • #11407
       Blondie 
      Participant

      @warrior – initial thoughts were they’re being used as a system to distinguish between us – an account number sort of thing. But this doesn’t seem to apply across the board, so… Hmm…

  • #11406
     Sean 
    Moderator

    So far we only have the one data point, from @blondie, yeah? Could be anything. Definitely hard to pin down a reason with just the one data point, though.

    Easily searchable method of conversation tracking, perhaps? Makes sense if they’re trying to data mine, they need to make the individual interactions easily searchable on their end.

  • #11408
     Lenize 
    Participant

    Maybe everyone has a number, but some iConfidants chose to use it to help them keep track of who they are talking too, and some didn’t.

  • #11409
     Anonymous

    @blondie @bruinbown

    I think all of the Confidants got our case files and the original subject was always First Name, Last initial and case #.

    Some iConfidants seem to have just changed the subject though, some left it as is.

  • #11410
     Megan 
    Participant

    GOT MINE!

    Subject line is Megan R: 7796

    And the text of the email, which is AMAZING:

    “Do you smell the moon?”

  • #11411
     Kevin 
    Participant

    I’ve got a number in mine as well. Same format as @blondie and @coryphella.

    The text of mine said:
    “Do you like green”

  • #11412
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    Clearly @coryphella got the iConfidant on an acid trip.

    “I can smell the mooooooon!”

  • #11413
     scot 
    Participant

    I have the number as well

  • #11414
     Tom Kircher 
    Participant

    I got my confidant today too. I wasn’t expecting it to happen so fast after last night’s email. But they said they’re excited to start talking and that they’ll shoot me another message after work.

  • #11417
     Lenize 
    Participant

    I also got my Confidant. Number in the subject as others, and “Hello” as the message. Not a lot to go on to start a conversation, but sent back that I’m happy to meet them and how are they.

  • #11419
     Lauren Bello 
    Moderator

    My email was:

    “Good morning Lauren”

    I’m wary.

  • #11421
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    Interesting that the diverse interactions seem blatant to prove that we are being contacted by real people… but are they real people or a computed system to log our reactions and responses?

  • #11426
     Alecia Steiner 
    Participant

    Got mine too! Subject is first name, initial, then 8756. Body is just hi. I responded and ask for a name too. Can’t wait!

  • #11427
     Nosnevets 
    Participant

    It must be an account number? It is after our names with a colon. That gives me the connotation of us being the numbered.

  • #11428
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    Still nothing! My iConfidant must be shy…

  • #11429
     Gary Price 
    Participant

    Got my confidant. Just a hello from them. Very curious to see what kind of personality they have since they didnt really say anything.

  • #11430
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    Haha holy shit, just got mine and I’m already loving this:

    Michael R: 6666

    Michael do you see rain

  • #11431
     Alyssa 
    Participant

    My first message was “Hello”
    I’m just excited to see where this goes. I asked for a name. I wonder how fast the response time will be.

  • #11432
     Lexi 
    Participant

    Anyone notice the font?

  • #11433
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    UMMMMM OKAY….

    Got mine and it says the typical Hello in the body but has my first name, last initial and # but I am freaked out…. my # is my fav number followed by half of it.

    Example: 2211… 22 is not only my fav number, but a number that has shown itself and become present during influential good and bad times throughout my life. For example, my first bf’s birthday was 2/22, my first apartment was off exit 22, my childhood cat died on 2/22 and I was 22, etc. It happens occasionally but not many people know this number is significant to me. I cannot think that this is all coincidental… but I suppose it could all be superstition.

    Does anyone else’s number have any significance to their life? Birthday month and date or anything that sticks out to you?

  • #11434
     Anonymous

    Got mine!

    “Hey you :)”

    Getting a flirty vibe… I like it. ?

  • #11435
     Anonymous

    Just a smiley face for me.

  • #11436
     Lukas L 
    Participant

    Lukas L: 3009 – Mine was like others. Simply said “Hi”

  • #11437
     Maxwell R 
    Participant

    @rizzzoooooo Mark of the beast!

  • #11440
     GoldTongue 
    Participant

    @shankfx22, honestly, before I even read your post, I couldn’t help but feel there’s something familiar about my number.

    Just can’t put my finger on it.

  • #11442
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @goldtongue What is your number? you can DM me too if you don’t want to put it out on here… last 4 of your phone number? Social? (freaky lol) Address? relatives birthday or someone you know? The hair on my neck is still standing

  • #11446
     GoldTongue 
    Participant

    @shankfx22, mine is 1005. It’s not any personal identification number or birthdate or address… It’s just ringing some tiny bell in the back of my brain. I’m sure I’m reading way too much into it.

  • #11447
     Anonymous

    I have 6001. My favorite number and birthday is 7. Could be something…

  • #11448
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @goldtongue well if it comes to you, I’m very interested to know what it means

  • #11449
     Anonymous

    Ok just got mine!
    “Hey Claire,

    holy shit we are a match. Haha! Have you ever done anything like this before? What made you want to try this? I’m a very curious person and I could definitely need a great friend in my life 🙂 That’s why I did this.

    Have a great day!”

    I will give them credit, it honestly felt like I sent myself an email. Now…I asked what their name was, did anyone else ask that? Is that allowed?

  • #11451
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @jared It could be… all I’m saying is my fav number and most prominent number in my life is 22.. yet it always presents itself as 222… and my number is 2211… 222. I’m okay if everyone thinks I sound crazy lol I’m used to that reaction

  • #11452
     Anonymous

    Have any iConfidants replied to anyone’s reply yet? I’m sure it might take a bit of time but I’m curious.

  • #11453
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant
  • #11454
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @clairebuch Whew, so we are not alone. I got a similar full email, that could’ve been one I wrote myself. I too asked for their name. Seems like we are in the same boat!

  • #11455
     Sean 
    Moderator

    Got mine. Single word, got a number too.

    Gmail flagged mine as spam so check your spam folders, everyone

  • #11456
     Anonymous

    @shankfx22 you don’t sound crazy at all! There’s probably a lot of personalization going on.

  • #11459
     Brian E 
    Participant

    I agree with @genghistwan interact and see where it leads, as I said before what’s the worst that can happen?

    I’ve yet to get an email. I somehow missed this entire thread and keep looking at the other Iconfidant thread, thanks for the clarification @buz

    • #11461
       Michelle 
      Participant

      @mistere I haven’t gotten an email yet either
      Maybe later today we will

  • #11460
     Maxwell R 
    Participant

    Thanks for the heads up @thegilded

    Name, number, single word

  • #11462
     Bryan Bishop 
    Participant

    Received one as well, just past noon. Number in subject line with my name, simple five word question for email body.

  • #11463
     Carl Webb 
    Participant

    My number didn’t seem to have anything to do with any personal information. I was just asked, “Do you like blue” (with no question mark).

  • #11464
     Haley Wilde 
    Participant

    I received mine as well, “is today warm for you?”

  • #11465
     111error 
    Participant

    Dear Morgan,

    I am a little shy so it’s strange for me to even start this conversation. But I guess I have been matched with you, Sir:) are you shy too? Is this going to be two shy people trying to talk with each other? 😉 haha. I hope you are able to enjoy the sun today. Where do you live? I just walked my dog and had a giant cup of coffee so I would say my day is going pretty ok. 🙂

    Talk to you soon Morgan!!

    o_____O

    I’m also making a big cup of coffee, and am venturing out into the sun alone in a few hours, so their spying techniques are really on point today..

    Well played, iConfidant.

  • #11466
     Jackie 
    Participant

    I got mine around 10.

    “Do you feel the sun”

    No signature. NO PUNCTUATION. Very similar to @llamawithhat style of email.

    How weird is it that Marcos would ask if I’m staying out of the sun, and then this ‘random’ question?!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Jackie.
  • #11467
     Megan 
    Participant

    @111error – they called you “sir,” and capitalized it. Hm.

  • #11468
     Brian E 
    Participant

    @warrior remember this from the Beta email.

    Stacey “Now I realize and hope that this is as exciting to you as it is to us but that being said please be patient and don’t be upset if your pairing process takes a little longer than one of your friend’s”

    I’m patient, we’ll get an email, and it’ll happen when it happens… Or it won’t and something else will happen instead…

  • #11470
     Megan 
    Participant

    but there is a part of me that tells me to feed the rabid beast that is hiding in the shadows because it promises… “This will be fun”

    This. All. Day. Yes. 😉

    Also, is anyone else sitting here wondering “why did they email THIS to me??”

  • #11472
     111error 
    Participant

    @coryphella I didn’t pay much attention to the capitalization of that.. What are you thinking? The coffee reference I assumed was due to my ‘date’ on Tuesday..

    Speaking of which, I’m worried about why Kristen was so upset when she called me, and what she was so concerned to apologize for, but whatever it was, we’ve all shown that we can be easily distracted by a shiny new email. That’s a pretty solid data point for .. someone collecting data on us..

  • #11474
     Anonymous

    I would also recommend checking your spam folder if you haven’t received anything. Google sorted it into spam in my email.

  • #11475
     Meghan Mayhem 
    Participant

    @111error
    Yes, it is very interesting and telling that not 24 hours ago everyone was so concerned about Sarah and Noah and their lives being in danger and what people could do to help.
    As soon as an email popped up (mere hours later) tempting ego and attention from a “new friend”, the former topic was immediately dropped.

    Tisk.

  • #11476
     Andrew K 
    Participant

    Got my email. All it said was:

    “Hello.”

    My response:

    Hello, I’m so sorry your message ended up in my Spam folder.

    How are you? What’s your name? I’m Andrew.
    I hope your day is going well. Mine is going great, I just finished up with work and am headed home for the day.

    No response yet.

    I have tracking software added to Gmail that tells me when my emails are opened/read and from where/type of device, so I will let you know if I get a response or at least know that someone- or something- has read it.

  • #11477
     Jackie 
    Participant

    @anakindrew
    Too savy. Too ooohohohoh savy.

    I just asked mine if it was beautiful where they are.

  • #11478
     Max Z 
    Participant

    I’m interested by what @russell brought up about cold reading. I was at Tiki No last night and watched a guy perform cold reading like a parlor trick for a pretty girl, and it was fascinating how accurate it was. A lot of it has to do with, like Russell said, speaking in generalities and gathering information while looking like you’re giving it, but a lot of it also has to do simply with rhetoric. There were little tricks and rhetorical moves I saw him pulling like saying “You don’t have a ton of _____ at home, but you definitely have *something ballpark similar to blank*”, and answering in the affirmative to being wrong (like if he said “you keep a diary by your bed” and she said “I keep it on my dresser” he’d simply say “yeah, right, on your dresser”). By sheer virtue of his gift for making his info-gathering process look like an info-giving process, he was able to convincingly make it look like he was understanding of and in tune with his subject (again, a pretty girl) in a sort of natural, instinctual way, giving the illusion of a deep connection where there actually was none.

    The only thing is, I wonder how well it could be employed in a medium like e-mail, where things are much less immediate, people have more time to think and mull over their answers, there are no reactions or body language to gauge for answers, and there are a lot fewer rhetorical moves you can pull as the reader in terms of inflection, body language, confidence, etc., all the things that go into cold reading.

  • #11479
     Megan 
    Participant

    Looking at these initial responses, my gut tells me that these aren’t human, obviously.
    @meghanmayhem, I’m wondering if you could ask Noah what he knows about iConfidant, if you talk to him again.

  • #11480
     Kevin 
    Participant

    Just put a Google Docs spreadsheet together with the different responses people have received to see if there’s some kind of pattern. Here’s the spreadsheet.

    At first glance the messages that Brad, Chelsea, Claire, and Morgan received are sort of similar. They all address them by name. Brad and Chelsea’s are even more similar. They talk about being picked as a match, ask them how they are, call it cool/exciting, and then address how their day is going.

    Megan, Rizzo, Carl, Haley, Jackie, and I received sort of similar strange messages. Mine and Carl’s are the same except for the color.

    Not sure if looking at this will tell us anything, but someone may be able to find some kind of pattern between the responses and numbers.

  • #11481
     Meghan Mayhem 
    Participant

    @coryphella That was my plan initially, but I sort of got swept up in the drama of discussing Sarah and it slipped my mind until the call was over. Hopefully I’ll get a chance next time we chat.

  • #11483
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @kevin Thanks for doing this!

    Reading over this again, my email def reads like something I’d write. Starting with “Hey ______” (as opposed to “hi” or “hello”) and saying “Hope your day is going well so far.” I would not be surprised if myself, @chelsea @clairebuch and @111error are the first major targets for any potential nefarious purposes by iConfidant. They seem to already have a good grip on our speaking / writing habits.

  • #11484
     Meghan Mayhem 
    Participant

    @nothenrygale If you’ll recall, @111error has already been the first major target for potential nefarious purposes 😉

  • #11485
     Anonymous

    I will add I also got a “Hello” message. All I can think of is it’s very spambot-like/help chatbot-like in terms of simplicity.

    Alas, I responded as neutrally as possible. They are going to have to work to gain my trust.

  • #11486
     Lenize 
    Participant

    @kevin you can add my number as 1113, doesn’t have any significance I can think of?

  • #11487
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @meghanmayhem Very true! Which means…. *increases suspicion levels*

    And yes, I’ve given @birdiesrunamok a phrase to know if it’s me or not.

  • #11488
     Chelsea 
    Participant

    @nothenrygale, Yea, that’s what I was wondering too. God I hope I’m not that fucking cheery. That would be horrible. 😛

    I haven’t had any time at all to play so far, so I doubt that I’m a target for anything. I haven’t been active enough. But it’s definitely interesting.

    @kevin, My number is 1112. ALL OF THE DATA.

  • #11489
     Megan 
    Participant

    My husband’s response to “do you smell the moon”:

    HI THIS IS UR NEW FREIND MEGAN. IS THIS A FUNNY MENSES JOKE?

  • #11490
     Sean 
    Moderator

    Interesting that @lenize and @chelsea have contiguous numbers. Got your responses at nearly the same time? Some other reason?

  • #11491
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @coryphella Please have your husband write all of your correspondence with your iConfidant, if only to fuck with their data collection. But mostly for the lulz.

  • #11492
     Meghan Mayhem 
    Participant

    Got contact with my iConfidant.
    Same as the others, the subject line was name and case (?) number.
    It should be noted that the name listed in the subject was Meghan M (as in Meghan Mayhem), and not my real full name which I listed in my initial questionnaire.

    The entirety of the email was:
    Hello 🙂

  • #11493
     Chelsea 
    Participant

    @thegilded, Mine came in at 10:35am. @lenize, what about you?

  • #11494
     Megan 
    Participant

    @nothenrygale – no way dude, he can play his own damn game if he wants. so far he prefers to hang out in the kitchen making fun of y’all. 😉

  • #11495
     Andrew K 
    Participant

    At 2:09pm my Confidant opened my response email and has not responded back yet…

  • #11496
     Anonymous

    Just got a contact from iConfidant.

    Mine is “Tyson L. 3445”

    So, who’s going to compile up a list of all the names and numbers to see if they mean something…?

    One, Two, Three NOT IT!

  • #11497
     Mustafa Said 
    Participant

    Ayy got my message! 🙂

    Pretty simple: “Hello Mumu.”

    Oh yea, the number of mine is..2001.

  • #11500
     Maranda 
    Participant

    Good morning guys! I got an email too. “do you see colors” with no punctuation. My name in the subject is also spelled wrong – they wrote it with an “i” like Miranda instead of an “a.” The number I got was 1674.

    Very curious. I’ll see if I can get them to open up a bit about themselves.

  • #11501
     Lenize 
    Participant

    @chelsea mine came through 20:44 my time so that would be 11:44 by you I think?

  • #11503
     Chloe 
    Participant

    Just got my email. It’s the standard “Hi”. The number is 2332, I’m going to be 23 in July, so that could be something with the number.

  • #11505
     Vox Chaotica 
    Participant

    Got the message the very minute my class ended. Spooky. First name, last initial as the title with the number “8009”. Simple message, “Hello Vox”. Now I’m just wondering how to handle this while on transit back home.

  • #11506
     Kelly Jordan 
    Participant

    I received my email at 11:17am.
    One word email:
    Hello

    My boyfriend got his email at 11:45am.
    One word email:
    Hi!

    MOD NOTE FROM SEAN: Kelly asked me to edit this post, as it contained previously incorrect information. Disregard later posts about having the same ID number

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Sean. Reason: Edited per Kelly's request
  • #11507
     Anonymous

    Mine came in to my spam folder around 20 minutes ago. And in true kipsie form, it was twitch-deleted before I realized it wasn’t spam. Sent an email to Stacey explaining how much of a clumsy dork I am and to see if the correspondence could be resent.

  • #11508
     Blondie 
    Participant

    My number is 3241… First two numbers are indeed my age… Weird. Received at 10.48 your time.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Blondie.
  • #11510
     Sean 
    Moderator

    I wouldn’t put too much credence on the first two numbers being your age thing. I assure you all that I still have a couple decades before I’m 65

  • #11511
     Brian E 
    Participant

    I got my response just now!

    “Heeey Brian. Whoa so I guess it starts here. We are a match on iConfidant. Pretty cool this whole thing. I feel like we are part of something grand here. But maybe not, I have no clue haha. Either way I am excited to get to meet you!! Hi!”

    Well that’s interesting…Not sure how I’m going to respond, but can’t do it right now.

  • #11512
     Vox Chaotica 
    Participant

    Right, I forgot to mention that there is an exclamation point after the name part of my message, so its more like “Hello (Vox)!”

    I don’t use exclamation points, so they already failed creating a replica of myself. HOWEVER. The implications of the tone so far seems to match up with the type of confidant I requested in my initial email, but I will make no definitive assumptions until I converse with them more.

  • #11516
     Twan Intarathuch 
    Participant

    Mine is:
    Twan I: 5005

    Hello

  • #11520
     Lauren Bello 
    Moderator

    @voxchaotica – I agree, I don’t think iConfidant is trying to directly mirror our communication styles. They’ve had plenty of opportunity to study @111error and his speech patterns, and chose to reach out to him with exclamation points and emoticons.

  • #11525
     Gary Price 
    Participant

    To add to the spreadsheet, my number was 8769. Doesn’t really seem to have any relevance that i can think of.

  • #11527
     Chris 
    Participant

    I got mine had one simple word “Hello”…..
    I do like my name though Chris L:7771. Pretty excited

  • #11529
     Chris 
    Participant

    Another “Hello” to add to the pile. Chris W: 2009, officially iConfidanted.

  • #11530
     Sage 
    Participant

    Mine just said “Hello”.

    And I’m number 3687.

  • #11534
     Candace 
    Participant

    I got mine around 12:30 while I was having a major panic attack. ? . It had my name and the number 5000 as the subject. The text was “Hi.” ? why the period?! Is my iConfidant already mad at me?! Lol

  • #11542
     Jackie 
    Participant

    @kevin
    Here’s the rest of my thing:

    Jackie K. 4634
    10:31 AM
    Do you feel the sun

    1:18pm
    Not currently, I got off work early when it was still night, and now I’m inside. The weather has been beautiful however.

    Is it beautiful where you are?

    Side note:
    Can I just say, My ID number is VERY similar to my badge number at work. Definitely not public knowledge.

  • #11549
     Jackie 
    Participant

    @izryn

    Too good to pass up. <3

  • #11551
     Jackie 
    Participant

    @thebuz

  • #11553
     scot 
    Participant

    Excuse me, can you guide me to the deep end of the pool? I just bought new trunks.

  • #11554
     Anonymous

    Goddammit @theladyj ????

  • #11557
     Jackie 
    Participant
  • #11558
     Jeremy 
    Participant

    “Hello.”

  • #11559
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    I emailed Stacey after my iConfidant emailed me, just to make sure it was really from them. I mentioned it was so different from the emails others got and wanted to be sure it was legit and not an email hijacking.

    “Hello Brad,

    But different is always good right? I don’t think you have anything to worry about. Or system works 😉

    Hope you have a fantastic day!”

    Is it just me, or is that typo SUS? Almost like it’s saying I actually DO have something to worry about, and it’s The System?

    Or maybe I’m just being super paranoid over a simple typo.

  • #11564
     Anonymous

    @lexthewolf That Didot font caught my eye, too. They’re taking great care to send html encoded email from an Outlook client.

  • #11565
     Mike 
    Participant

    @nothenrygale – There was something in mine that made me think I was being paranoid as well. My match wrote this as the closing line

    I have never done anything like this before so I guess I am learning how to do go about talking to my „match“ lol.

    Match is supposed to be in quotes, but one of them is like…a REFLECTION (dun dun dunnnnn) of the other and is on the bottom instead of the top. So that makes me wonder about this because why would any human type like that?

    Also, my number is 6661 haha

  • #11566
     Melissa 
    Participant

    I also got the

    🙂

    e-mail from my Confidant. As for my number (which I suspect is an acct number) 7993 don’t immediately stand out as a significant number for me.

  • #11568
     Kimberly Stewart 
    Participant

    @mike I can only recall one time in my life when someone used those peculiar quotation marks with me (such as your „match“)… Stacey Erikson used them with me during our email exchanges.

    My iConfidant number is: 5599. This number doesn’t feel previously significant for me.

  • #11571
     Michelle 
    Participant

    Just got a simple “hello”
    My number is 8282
    I still feel a bit weird I guess, that a complete stranger is emailing me and I have no idea who they are
    Quick q:did anyone else get accepted to iconfidant but never got a call just an email from their confidant???

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Michelle.
  • #11574
     Mike 
    Participant

    Interesting @electrichippo and thanks for sharing that! I wonder if Stacey isn’t only the Iconfidant owner, but is also a client

  • #11575
     Lexi 
    Participant

    @kipsie thank you for telling me the font name!

  • #11576
     David R. 
    Participant

    6443
    “Do you enjoy the stars”

  • #11577
     David R. 
    Participant

    I did debate sharing, since we’re supposed to earn our iConfidant’s trust(?)

  • #11581
     Winston Smith 
    Participant

    I think all these numbers we’re being assigned are essentially chosen through keyboard mashing. If you look at them as a whole, they don’t look random at all. Much of the time, the digits tend to repeat or are clustered nearly sequentially, far more often than would be expected by chance. They’re numbers like 2233, 5000, 8282, 5599, 4634, 6661, 6666, they look exactly like the kind of numbers you get from keyboard mashing and whimsical impulse.

  • #11610
     Anonymous

    Just to throw the numbers in the pile mine was 5667…five is my favorite number but that’s really the only significant thing I can think of. Still waiting to hear back from my iConfidant. They wrote me at 11:42 and I still have no response…

  • #11614
     Shaun 
    Participant

    @mike @electrichippo FWIW I think the „low quotation mark“ is a German/Dutch (and possibly other language?) thing.

  • #11615
     Kevin Hsu 
    Participant

    so…anybody going to respond with a captcha?

  • #11616
     M. 
    Participant

    is there anyone who hasn’t been reached out to other than me?

  • #11618
     Max Z 
    Participant

    @michelle Did you check the ol spam folder? It seems like almost everyone (that signed up for iConfidant at least) got their first contact today, maybe this means there are ~*~*other plans for you*~*~ :O

  • #11622
     M. 
    Participant

    @maxzumstein and @confuseddude … I had checked my spam folder all day as well that I stopped checking there. Oops. There is was from later today. Thank you for reminding me to check there. 🙂

  • #11623
     Russell 
    Participant

    Hey, @electrichippo and @mike, during my first exchange of emails with Stacey, I also noticed the use of a „low quotation mark“ I am also wondering about the significance.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Russell.
  • #11629
     Tim Redman 
    Participant

    Mine just said “hello” and was found in my gmail junk mail.

  • #11630
     Lauren Bello 
    Moderator

    Just got another iConfidant email. (Until otherwise advised, I’m assuming we can safely share here without our Confidants seeing or feeling betrayed.)

    In the text of the reply: “Am 27.04.2017 um 13:00 schrieb Lauren Bello”

    My Confidant is German? Anyone else note their Confidants’ nationalities?

  • #11631
     Anonymous

    @daela Hmmm what’s that translate to?

    Wasn’t there a certain someone last year who spoke German? ?

  • #11632
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    Mine is English speaker, but still could be from another country. Kinda hoping it’s local though, I’d love to have my own iCoffeedate some time!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Brad Ruwe.
  • #11644
     Amber Ballesteros 
    Participant

    I still have not received anything from my Confidant. I have been checking spam too. Hopefully I didn’t delete it on accident :/

  • #11645
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    Just got a second email. One thing to note is they apparently cannot give us their name, at least yet.

    “Ok so I have been told to not give away my name right away. Not sure why but I know it’s rule.”

  • #11646
     Anonymous

    @nothenrygale How exciting that you got a reply. How weird that they can’t give us their names…but I guess not super surprising?

  • #11647
     Chloe 
    Participant

    Welp, I already gave my name. Wonder why we weren’t told not to give our names?

  • #11648
     Twan Intarathuch 
    Participant

    @nothenrygale

    Well that goes my first question to my iConfidant “What’s your name?”

    I guess my next question would be “Do you like BURNING THIS MOTHERFUCKER DOWN??!!”

  • #11649
     Maranda 
    Participant

    No second reply for me yet, but it’s past midnight so I’m going to bed. Will resume being never silent tomorrow!

  • #11650
     LaSalle 
    Participant

    On Apr 28, 2017 6:52 AM, “Your Confidant” <yourconfidant@iconfidant.net> wrote:
    Thank you for the greetings. I feel very happy. And excited.

    Am 27.04.2017 um 10:12 schrieb La Salle Duong <lasalleduong@gmail.com>:

    Greetings!

    I currently feel really happy to hear from you. I cannot tell you enough how excited I am about all of this.

    How do you feel? Can you tell me a little bit more about how this works and what it means to be an iConfidant? What should I call you?

    Regards,
    La Salle

    On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:07 AM, Your Confidant <yourconfidant@iconfidant.net> wrote:

    How do you feel

    This seems to be in line with the whole mirroring thing that @russell mentioned. I say hello I’m happy and excited and iConfidant responds that it is happy and excited. Not nearly as chatty as some of the others.

  • #11652
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    Now that I’m awake-ish and sent off my response to my iConfidant, I should mention another thing. Mine seems to be equally as addicted to theme parks as I am. Anyone who takes just a quick glance at my social media presence online can see it’s my main hobby. Whether that means they’re that good at matching people, or if they’re actually cloning me, can’t say for certain either way. But it def feels a little bit like I’m talking to myself here so…. if anyone sees me and I’m acting a bit strange…. be careful.

  • #11654
     Anonymous

    No reply yet. I initially responded with emoticons then replied again with a more “Who talks first? You talk first? I talk first?”

    Hard when you have little to go on. This is why I can never be a stand up comedian. My charm is built of reacting to people.

  • #11655
     Cristen 
    Participant

    @thebuz you quoted Force Awakens at them and they didn’t respond? Not human.

  • #11656
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    So we’re just gonna call @thebuz Poe from now on, right? Is that a thing?

  • #11677
     Megan 
    Participant

    I haven’t received a 2nd response yet but keep hoping I do. I appear to be connected to email a lot more frequently than my iConfidant is, now that classes have ended (YAY CLASSES ENDED).

    Also I’m trying to recall when I was first…”charmed”…by @thebuz… :/

  • #11683
     Lauren Bello 
    Moderator

    @lasalle – looks like your Confidant is German as well?

    @thebuz – it’s just the standard “sent by x at xxxxxpm” info, but in German.

  • #11685
     Anonymous

    Um… what?

    reply

  • #11686
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @thebuz I think you need to unplug then replug in your iConfidant.

  • #11687
     Andrew K 
    Participant

    So according to my email tracking software, my Confidant has opened my response emails twice now, but hasn’t responded yet.

    I’m tempted to send another asking what they want to know about me, since my first two were questions directed at it.

    Hmmmmm

  • #11688
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    So is @thebuz the only one who has gotten a reply back so far?

    NVM I just read other responses

  • #11690
     Anonymous

    I received a reply this morning. The initial email from my confidant was simply a smiley face. My response was this:

    🙂 Back at you. What’s your name?

    The response I got this morning was:

    What did you give me back Dan? I think I am confused.

    My reply:

    The smile. I smiled back at you. I’m still curious about your name. What can I call you?

    I haven’t heard back.

  • #11692
     Shannon McGrew 
    Participant

    I received my first contact with someone from iConfidant. They wanted to know if I preferred day or night. I hope to hear from them again soon. I’m very much intrigued with this aspect of the experience…

  • #11693
     Alecia Steiner 
    Participant

    I just got a second response. Very robot-like. I can’t figure out how to paste an image here (anyone wanna tell me?) so I just copied the text. Also, interesting to note the reply info showing the date and time with German language coming from their end:

    Hello Alecia. I like your name.

    am 27.04.2017 um 10:47 schrieb Alecia Steiner <a2steiner@gmail.com>:

    Hello there! What’s your name?

    Alecia

    On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:28 AM, Your Confidant <yourconfidant@iconfidant.net> wrote:
    Hi

  • #11694
     superstar 
    Participant

    I also got an email from my iConfidant match with the ‘first name, last initial: #’ subject line (my number is 6006). All it said was ‘hello :)’. I responded with extremely-cautious-but-friendly brevity.

    @warrior I never got a call, just the email.

  • #11696
     Tim Redman 
    Participant

    Still waiting for second contact. Maybe their server is overloaded. If not then these conversations are going to be one step up from snail mail.

  • #11698
     Candace 
    Participant

    My interaction has been pretty normal so far..

    -Hi.

    -Hello 🙂

    -How are you today?

    – *then I responded with a long ass email about how I am. Venting about the panic attack I had yesterday. So….we’ll see what kind of response that triggers…no German in my exchange thus far*

  • #11701
     Alecia Steiner 
    Participant

    @pandace88 Maybe I got German because one of my responses to things I love was Rammstein?

  • #11727
     Anonymous

    I did get a second response. I’m debating if I should send cute animal pictures. Talking makes me uncomfortable and, unless we are soulless creatures, animal pictures are the best form of communication.

  • #11750
     Neil 
    Participant

    There is a lot to go through on this so I will just say that I have had interaction with my iConfidant. Sounds pretty cool. Similar to me but definitely leaving me intrigued. Again too much to go through so I am not sure if this was mentioned but apparently there are rules given to them. The only rule I am aware of though is they cannot give their name. I have age, their girlfriends job, their job, and a few other things for my guy. Anybody else get any rules or accidentally cross any boundaries yet?

    Also @dontscarecrly‘s interactions thus far have been interesting. I don’t think he ever comes on here but his literally was an email that said “Hi” and he knows they go to sleep around 11AM every day… so uh yeah.

    Curious to see where this goes.

  • #11751
     David R. 
    Participant

    Looks like my response was also from a German speaker. Germany, or perhaps Switzerland? I think we know someone from there…

  • #11752
     Kyle Bown 
    Participant

    I’m glad people are getting responses. I haven’t gotten anything beyond the initial “Hi” email from mine.

  • #11753
     Kevin 
    Participant

    I just got a second response, but it wasn’t a ton to work with.

    For those getting more responses, what’s the frequency like? Has anyone gotten more than a response to your initial email?

  • #11755
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @kevin It seems like a good number have had two emails so far. Maybe we can expect one a day? I think some still haven’t heard from theirs though.

    Mine def is a talker though. Just the two emails, but it said a lot more than the others. Mine seems to be “more developed”, and that actually makes me pretty nervous.

  • #11757
     Jackie 
    Participant

    No response from mine, here.

  • #11758
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @bruinbown I too have only gotten the initial Hi email… I wrote back twice but nothing so far!

  • #11759
     Kimberly Stewart 
    Participant

    My confidant has written to me twice. The first was a generic/robotic message. The second message caught me off guard with it’s humanity.

    “Kimberly, I understand… Please elaborate. Maybe I can help you?”

  • #11760
     Lexi 
    Participant

    Still waiting for the iConfidant to contact me back. I don’t know if I should send them another email opening up about myself or not…..if I did, it’d be easier to get information out of me.

  • #11761
     Chloe 
    Participant

    Same here, got the initial “Hi” yesterday, but haven’t received a second response yet. I asked them what their name was (which I now know they probably won’t give), why they decided to join IConfidant, and told them I looked forward to talking more with them. I guess we’ll see if they decide to be more talkative with the second response.

  • #11762
     Megan 
    Participant

    I did get a second message from my iConfidant earlier today. It’s been a busy day so I didn’t get to post it earlier. The second message said “I like to smell the moon. It’s better than flowers.” I wrote a lengthier response, so we’ll see what I get next.

  • #11765
     Lexi 
    Participant

    Got a response. If they’re reading this right now: Thank you for the second response.
    Not much to take note of; they said “Hello. My font is called Didot. I like it. How are you?” and then I responded. We’ll see where they take it from here.

  • #11766
     Russell 
    Participant

    I have gotten two emails, both very brief and… I am standing by the idea of a “cold reading” as unfolds in a mentalism act. To say the response is robotic would be an accurate description.

    Have not had a chance to reply, yet. Not really sure how to, to be honest.

  • #11767
     Meghan Mayhem 
    Participant

    Just got a response to my initial reply.

    This new friend is most definitely struggling to understand human slang words and thinks I insulted it. Whoops.

    Most notably, I noticed in the chain that my initial response to them was received in German. As in their inbox is set to German.

    >> Am 27.04.2017 um 14:35 schrieb Meghan Mayhem

  • #11768
     Andrew K 
    Participant

    Just got a reponse, and I responded back:

  • #11769
     Alyssa 
    Participant

    Just got my second email. My Iconfidant ignored my request for their name and responded with this:
    “Hello. How are you? I would love to have a true friend. I like being outside.”

  • #11770

    Anyone else get a completely BLANK email from their iConfidant?

  • #11771
     Anonymous

    @lexthewolf being watched? That is not creepy…

  • #11772
     Lexi 
    Participant

    @tyson I don’t know if they’re watching me.

  • #11773
     Bryan Bishop 
    Participant

    Got a second email from my iConfidant tonight.

    My first contact had been a @mike special: “Do you like it warm?”

    I responded back with a long email about thinking about warmth in terms of home, and security, and just about every other variation possible.

    Tonight I got: “Thank you for that great response. I like it warm too. In many ways. Do you dance?”

    My iConfidant is incorrigible.

  • #11774
     Anonymous

    I feel like one of us just needs to respond with a bunch of Hitler memes and see what happens.

  • #11775
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @thebuz I’m perfectly fine with that. My interest is lacking so maybe that will spice things up a bit ???‍♀️

  • #11776
     Tom Hite 
    Participant

    Not sure why, but something reminded me of this clip (cued to what may not appear to be immediately relevant at first, but keep watching…):

    My iConfidant email came at 2:41 pm, with the Subject “Thomas H: 9999,” and merely asked “What does your day feel like” (no punctuation [triggered!]). Naturally, I replied with a spontaneous outpouring of probably way too much information, and I just received a reply at 8:41.

    @kevin, I utterly admire your spreadsheet impulse, btw – well-done and very timely! But the underlying question here is apparent: we were told to keep our conversations under the same “secure server” email address, and at some point may be offered a personal one which we would then choose to either use or not. What does that mean, though?

    Are we expected to keep our discussions “confidantial” (horrible pun; I regret nothing), or should we share everything said between us here in public view? Is the feature of maintaining the thread with our Confidant only to create a level of trust that we aren’t being catfished by someone who happens to know we’re doing this thing until we have a truly “private” talk with them through a separate (and presumably unmonitored) channel? Are they going to forward our responses to Stacey, or even to someone else?

    Of course, these questions aren’t unique to iConfidant: this potential exists with literally every message we send to anyone, and I guess it just makes me stop and recognize yet again how much trust we extend on a daily basis without even thinking about it…

  • #11777
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @prufrock5150 That video is wonderful! Bowie truly was a visionary.

  • #11778
     Jackie 
    Participant

    Got a reply. Seems more naturally conversational than the last one:

    On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:23 PM,
    wrote:
    It is beautiful where I am. Thank you for asking. Do you like inside or outside?

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Jackie.
  • #11780
     Shaun 
    Participant

    Interestingly enough (?) I got a reply from my confidant at the exact same time as @anakindrew AND @theladyj at 8:23 PM.

    My reply was very relevant to something personal that I had mentioned going on in my life at the time.. one notable thing was the answer to my question “What’s going on with your life?”.

    iConfidant answered: “My life is less important.”

    I’m not sure if that means less important than what I had going on.. or generally speaking the iConfidant is here to serve me so his/her life’s details are irrelevant.

    Also I noticed the German style e-mail threading “Am 27.04.2017 um 13:26 schrieb”

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Shaun.
  • #11782
     Kevin 
    Participant

    @prufrock5150 Yeah, I think you’re getting at the underlying tension here. How much are people willing to share not just with their confidant (who they have no clue about yet) but here on the boards (with people they probably know better but a much wider audience).

    Most people shared their first messages because they were new, and either generic or kind of bizarre. People have shared some of their responses back and whatever they received back in response for much the same reasons. If the conversations with confidants do get more personal, I assume people will stop sharing on the boards for obvious reasons. I’m kind of of two minds on the issue, we don’t know what they’re doing with all the information we’re feeding in, so why not keep track of it what they’re sending out. But also I’m not sure I want to air out a bunch of stuff in a public forum.

    Looking back at Stacey’s email about the iConfidant, she doesn’t mention the need the keep anything private. So it isn’t clear if they do want us to keep these communications confidantial (bravo) or have a problem with us sharing them.

    I’ve also got the German stuff that others have mentioned.

  • #11790
     Maranda 
    Participant

    I got a second message from my iConfidant! (And at such an early hour as well…) We’re having a discussion about the curiosities of color vision. That second reply contained a very interesting, almost unnatural phrasing that I’m curious about. Which reminds me, thank you @theladyj for my iC’s poster. 🙂

    Also, I’ve got to thank Stacey for fixing the spelling of my name in the email subject line after I posted about it here. Good to know the iC staff are keeping an eye on any concerns we may have! Much appreciated!!

  • #11792
     Anonymous

    Finally got my second reply from my iConfidant, at around 8:20 pm.

    “Hii! I am so excited too !! And I love how you said you are starting to deal with „some real life stuff“ lol that is unfortunately what I have to do at the moment too. Just recently broke up with someone so that’s real life stuff too I guess. Blah. Sometimes I don’t like to adult.

    I am a huge newbie as well in anything like this. In fact I’m a little surprised I’m even doing this haha!! Hope you had a great day!!

    ugh unfortunately it’s part of the rules to not give away my name immediately. Sorry about that 🙁

    Where did you move from?”

    SO a few things: 1) I got those weird ,, ” thingys as well. 2) I was surprised that my iConfidant actually told me something a little more personal, but maybe that’s because I shared something a little more personal and 3) once AGAIN they DEFINITELY have my speech pattern pretty much almost down at this point which is both awesome and terrifying but mostly still awesome hahaha.

    I wrote back to “her” (just calling her that since she will probably be my shadow and replace me soon) and tried to focus in on her and figure out what’s going on in her life. Hopefully she will continue to share!

  • #11793
     Chloe 
    Participant

    Got my second response as well.

    “Hello Chloe how are you? I am your iConfidant. I like talking about similar interests. What is your interest?”

    I had told them that I was interested in meeting and being able to talk to someone over similar interests.

    Kindof weird that they didn’t mention the rule about not giving out their name, and just stated themselves as my iConfidant. And I’m guessing any interests I tell them, they’ll automatically have the exact same interests.

    Also, some seem to be developing gradually, like mine, while others are developing more rapidly, like @nothenrygale or @clairebuch’s one’s.

  • #11794
     Anonymous

    Got my second response. “Hello Tyson. How do you feel today? Do you like the wind?” I sent a simple reply which I will copy/paste when I get home in the morning. Side note, I’m pretty sure that my Confidant is the reincarnation of the psychiatrist that asked me questions in the white room. How freaky would it be if somehow these were the digital reincarnation of the people killed at the end?

    Edit: I forgot to mention that the thing asked me not how I feel but how I feel TODAY. Did something happen that should have changed the way I feel today in comparison with yesterday…?

  • #11796
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @clairebuch Are we fucked? We’re fucked right? Like it’s totally not a good thing ours are so developed right out the gate, lol.

  • #11797
     Anonymous

    Yea…@nothenrygale we may be seriously fucked… hahaha! I’m ready for the ride though. ????❤️????‍♀️

    Brad was there anything weird or suspicious in your second email? Is your friend asking more about you or are they letting you in on anything personal on their end??

  • #11798
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    It’s personal details, but personal details relating to ME. They said their boss was out sick that day, which I had mentioned in my second email to it that several people were out sick in my office. Also talked about wanting to go to Six Flags or Disneyland. The picture I sent in for what I love most was an on ride photo of my girlfriend and I riding a rollercoaster. Also one look at my Instagram and you’ll see tons of pics from Six Flags and Disneyland.

  • #11799
     Chris 
    Participant

    I got my second email and it’s about as innocuous as it gets, ” I’m doing great, how are you? “. My response was a rambling of how I actually felt that second lol, this has AI all over it imo. At my work I implemented an AI to help answer the large amount of internet traffic we get, and I’ll tell you what, it would shock you how human like our system is. When I was pitched they had originally contacted me via the AI, and it got me 100%. I would of bet dimes to dollars that the person I was emailing was real, it wasn’t. Anyways that’s just my take, we’ll see how this plays out.

  • #11800
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    I received my second iConfidant response last night.

    I got the first initial ‘Hello’ email, to which I responded back “hey, how are you, what’s your name?” No response right away, as expected. I then emailed them saying that perhaps they are shy and I am happy to take the lead. I asked them three basic “getting to know you” questions:
    “Do you prefer to go out with friends or stay in by yourself?”
    “Beer or Liquor?”
    “Which is most important to you in a relationship: honesty or dedication?”

    7 hours later I received their second response which said:
    “This is really cool Hannah. I think you are really cool. How are you today?”
    This initially made me roll my eyes, which is a common thing for me lol, because they ignored my questions in both emails, as if they were never asked. I responded back to them saying that I just applied for unemployment in anticipation of this writer’s strike that I hope doesn’t end up happening. Then I asked how they were and if they were going to answer my previous questions. I said how else are we going to get to know each other if we don’t discuss our likes and dislikes 😉

    Either this confidant is avoiding giving me information about them, or they are not capable of understanding and responding to personal questions. Maybe mine is a newer AI and is learning how to develop human interaction skills with communication.

    Anyways with my confidant’s response, I immediately pictured a skinny, fly dude, from the 70’s with an afro, a wide collared shirt and bellbottoms who just finished smoking some bud lol I am officially calling him ‘Jerry’

  • #11801
     Lenize 
    Participant

    I also got a second email along the lines of… “I’m good, how are you?” (in reply to my “how are you doing”.

    I sent back a bit anout my last 24 hours, they were a bit rough (my friends husband died) and I also went ziplining, so sent a picture of that. Now I will be interested in seeing whether it (if it’s AI), will send a picture back if it mimics my style.

  • #11802
     Sean 
    Moderator

    Got a second response last night. It used terminology and style extremely similar to my first message. I’m going to go the route of asking my confidant some questions, although I’m not holding out too much hope that they’re going to get answered

  • #11810
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    I also got a response back to my initial reply last night! The reply carried on with the talk of rain and tranquility, “I like rain Michael. Tranquil is a nice word, I think we will get along. Are you tranquil right now?”. I decided to open up a bit and just pop in a simple question and if they’re from LA. Not holding my breath for any kind of answer though haha

  • #11811
     Kevin 
    Participant

    If these are AI, how many different versions are we dealing with? We’ve seen almost 60 different responses, but I doubt we’re dealing with that many AI. Most of the responses do fall into a few categories though, so it seems like there are probably at least three different ones. We’ve seen the talkative one, the weird one, and the hello one. All the variants do seem to mirror responses and I don’t think any have given out a name, so there does appear to be some connection between them.

    I’m also pretty convinced that @rizzzoooooo has got the same one I’ve got. My second response was “I like colors. I also like the rain and the smell of rain.” I sent back a response asking where they lived as well, so I guess we’ll see if they give the same answer at some point here.

  • #11812
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    Mhmmmm that’s pretty interesting @kevin, yea I’d be curious if some of us get matched up with same AIs, maybe they’ll slip up at some point?

  • #11813
     Kortney 
    Participant

    Used this email tracer to find out my iConfidcant is emailing from San Antonio, Texas. Got a response this morning and was also from the same place.
    Other people are getting emails from other places as well.
    I think this means we aren’t going to meet our iConfidants, at least not the REAL them.

    Side note; my iConfidant wouldn’t give me a name to call them. Specifically asked if I thought names were important.

  • #11814
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    Some interesting discoveries have been made…

    @anakindrew mentioned that his tracking software showed that his messages came from NY and he will be posting about it later. @kortneydarling mentioned to me that she tracked her messages and they were coming from San Antonio, TX. I decided to trace mine and they show to be sent from Cheyenne, WY.

    I know there are systems companies can use when calling that show they are calling from different cities and states, so I’m thinking that they are using some kind of system that does the same thing with the IP addresses for our emails. If this is true, I just find it interesting that both responses came from the same city and state.

    @kortneydarling Brought up a good point: it’s significant because this means that we will probably never meet these iConfidants.

    This kind of helps the theory of AI or computer logging systems

  • #11815
     Anonymous

    Looks like mine is also Cheyenne, WY. I’ve been there once and thought it was lovely. Maybe I’ll pay a visit, get a steak.

  • #11816
     Lukas L 
    Participant

    My second message came in. I had said “hi my name is Luke, what is yours” it responded, “hi Luke, I really like that name”

  • #11817
     Chloe 
    Participant

    @shinobi @shankfx22, just traced mine and found out mine was from Cheyenne, WY as well. Wonder if there’s a connection, or if it’s just a coincidence because of some randomizing system?

  • #11818
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @chloe @shinobi Let me ask you this… What was your initial email from them? Have you had any german added to your subject? Has their second message been vague and seem inhuman or was it lengthy and very similar to speaking with another person?

  • #11819
     Vox Chaotica 
    Participant

    I have absolutely no idea if this will work, but the above should be my current conversational chain with my confidant – and I am increasingly tempted to go full-on philosophical in regards to “What is in name?”

    tl;dr: what do

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  • #11821
     Anonymous

    @shankfx22 @chloe No German in mine. Initially a smile and then seemed confused when I smiled back.

  • #11822
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @shinobi @chloe

    That’s interesting… I ask because mine started out with a Hello and then their response was almost like they didn’t understand how to uphold a conversation, or they were talking to themselves lol

  • #11823
     Chloe 
    Participant

    @shankfx22 – My initial email was just “Hi”. There’s been no German. It’s hasn’t been quite as weird as “Do you smell the moon?”, but it hasn’t really been like talking to another human being like it is with @nothenrygale and @clairebuch.

    The second message was “Hello Chloe how are you? I am your iConfidant. I like talking about similar interests. What is your interest?” The language is weird, instead of “what are you interested in?” it’s “What is your interest?”. And instead of telling me that they aren’t allowed to give their names like the others have said, they just said “I am your iConfidant.”

    EDIT: I think we’re sort of their teachers. The AI/clones/robots/shadows/whatever IT is, are trying to learn how to talk like a regular human being, by learning and copying our personalities. They start off weird and confused, but they’re learning quickly and will soon be talking just like us. I just can’t figure out why @nothenrygale or @clairebuch started off with one’s that are really advanced, unless their one’s were the first successes and they were chosen to have them. Has anyone else had one’s that sound just like regular people?

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  • #11824
     Tim Redman 
    Participant

    Got my second email.

    First was: Hello.
    My response: Hello. Just found you in my spam. Are you a plant, person or thing?
    The Response: I don’t think I understand your question. DO you want me to be a plant, person or thing?

    My response has been sent.

  • #11825
     Kimberly Stewart 
    Participant

    The idea of email tracking is an interesting one. I used the link @kortneydarling provided and found that Stacey’s emails to me were traced to various different cities over a few days (Such as, Cheyenne, Remond, San Antonia, San Jose…). As a validity test I also checked emails I sent myself from 2 different email accounts I use. The my yahoo account showed me in Sunnyvale, CA. My gmail showed me in Wichita, KS. I’m currently sitting in Orange County CA so I fear this won’t be a valid way to determine the location of the sender.

  • #11827
     Anonymous

    Hmmmm the tracking is a very interesting point if it seems that certain responses are coming from specific places. Can anyone share how to track where it came from? That type of magic I don’t have a grasp of. @nothenrygale have you tracked where yours came from? I would guess ours might be coming from the same place since they are both such chatty Cathys.

  • #11828
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @electrichippo I’m not suggesting this is where these emails are actually coming from, just that the locations may correspond with the types of messages sent.

  • #11829
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @clairebuch Yes, exactly. I’m wondering if there is any relation between where the email says it’s coming from and the type of iConfidant that is interacting

  • #11830
     scot 
    Participant

    The IP mine came from was in San Jose.

  • #11831
     Vox Chaotica 
    Participant

    I am having incredible difficulty posting this image, here is a direct link:

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  • #11835
     Alecia Steiner 
    Participant

    @lukasrl I think we have the same AI, too. My second response was almost identical to yours. “Hello Alecia. I like your name”. I had sent a reply yesterday, but I’m thinking about sending something again with more depth to find out if it is learning, either about me or how to socialize in general.

  • #11838
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    My first iConfidant email was traced to San Jose, second seems to be Washington, Virginia. I don’t think it’s anything super noteworthy though, I’m sure the emails go through an encryption provider of some sort.

  • #11861
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @nothenrygale I don’t think the location matters, it was just something that started the thought that we may have some of the same iConfidants

  • #11862
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @voxchaotica you did it! ????

  • #11867
     Russell 
    Participant

    I believe @lasalle and I might have the same iConfidant. My only response so far seem to be a mirror of what I have sent.

    In my last reply, I did get a little more talkative. Maybe that will encourage them to reveal more?

    Also, I noticed that the first email contained a question and was punctuated correctly.
    The first response included a question but a period was used instead of a question mark.

  • #11870
     Candace 
    Participant

    Pretty sure I scared my iConfidant away, they haven’t wrote to me in two days ?

  • #11873
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    Has anyone else’s iConfidant disregarded your questions and continued the conversation as if they were never asked? The way mine interacted, it almost seemed like there was a glitch where they weren’t programmed to answer such questions and they asked how I was, as if that was the next step programmed into them

    Also @pandace88 I felt the same way. So I emailed them again and eventually heard something that day

  • #11874
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @russell That’s interesting that they are mirroring you. Especially if their next response is more chatty. I started out chatty and my iConfidant is slow to the conversation lol

  • #11875
     Anonymous

    @shankfx22 Mine completely disregarded the question I asked it as well.

  • #11876
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @tyson did it in turn ask you any questions other than the basic how are you today? Lol

  • #11877
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @shankfx22 Mine isn’t glitching, but it absolutely is mirroring me. It’s talking normally, with just a few oddities. I’m legit worried with how already developed mine seems to be in terms of mimicking me.

    I actually realize I didn’t share my full 2nd iConfidant email. This may help you all explain why I’m a tad nervous about this.

    “Ugh yeah I know the feeling, actually my boss is sick today so I have to get a lot more done and it’s difficult with him not being able to sign off on things..oh well. Not really a big deal. Just a rollercoaster. We will both survive yes haha. But I’d rather be on an actual rollercoaster right now though at Six Flags or Disney just anywhere.

    Ok so I have been told to not give away my name right away. Not sure why but I know it’s rule.

    So what do you do? What do you like to do?”

  • #11879
     Lexi 
    Participant

    Mine hasn’t answered any of my questions, except for what font they were using.

  • #11880
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @nothenrygale yes yours is definitely mirroring you lol it sounds like a lot of people’s are but mine is the total opposite of me so far… maybe it’s meant to push my buttons? Who knows lol

    Don’t go on an rollercoasters in the near future, you may run into yours lol

  • #11881
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    Don’t…. go… on a rollercoaster? I… don’t quite follow. What does that mean?

  • #11882
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @lancebradshaw4 because you like rollercoasters and your iConfidant clearly knows that lol unless you wanna meet them under those circumstances ??‍♀️?

  • #11884
     Jackie 
    Participant

    @shankfx22
    I asked mine if it was beautiful where they were and they answered yes.

  • #11886
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @theladyj *they say this as they are outside your window staring in*

    I watch too many horror movies lol

  • #11887
     Jackie 
    Participant

    @shankfx22
    Tehehe! Flattery, even stalker flattery, will get one anywhere.

    Lololollolololol. *bolts doors*

  • #11889
     Anonymous

    @shankfx22 actually, yes. It said “Hello Tyson. How do you feel today? Do you like the wind?”

  • #11890
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @theladyj Poster worthy hahaha that is so great

  • #11891
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @tyson sounds like questions of someone or something that doesn’t understand proper grammar and english lol What a weird way to ask about the wind lol obviously they are either in LA or are aware of how windy it has been

  • #11962
     Anonymous

    Got bored waiting to hear back from my confidant so I chose to rescue a different type of confidant. May I introduce Sir Didymus…

  • #11967
     Anonymous

    Awww that dog is so cute!! Yea my iConfidant is taking awhile to respond to my last email. Trying to stay patient… ?? haha!

  • #11993
     Megan 
    Participant

    Just got my 3rd email.

  • #11996
     scot 
    Participant

    @coryphella more of the same?

  • #11997
     Megan 
    Participant

    A little more personal – my last reply was a little more in depth. 🙂

  • #11998
     scot 
    Participant

    Nice! I put some honest effort into mine two.

  • #11999
     LaSalle 
    Participant

    I received my third response today. It kind of set off the alarms in my head:

    My day is fantastic. How is your day going? Laughter makes me smile. And the sky makes me smile. What makes you smile? Thank you for asking that. It’s good to remind humans what makes them smile.

    UHHHH….it’s good to remind humans what makes them smile???! Why do I get the feeling that this Confidant is reading out of a “how to handle Hu-Mans manual”?

    Did anyone else get something like this? @russell I made a point to try not to include anything in my response that they could mirror by only asking questions instead of offering up information…kind of forcing them to generate their own content. How’s yours coming along?

    • #12000
       Michelle 
      Participant

      @lasalle the reply you got seems very um robotic…
      But that’s just my two cents

  • #12001
     Megan 
    Participant

    @lasalle – LOLOLOL

    Yup they’re robots. Or AI. We’re fucked.

    Mine must be more highly evolved. Without posting what I said here’s my iConfidant’s reply:

    “You described that quite beautifully Megan, I like reading your words. I don’t understand why you are not the same anymore as when you were 20? Why did you change? You can be that again. It’s true. I believe in you.
    My favorite smell is the smell of the forest after it rained. That can make anyone happy.”

  • #12002
     Neil 
    Participant

    My responses do not sound like AI at all. It’s quite bizarre for me actually so far. My iConfidant is ALOT like me. Literally giving me answers that would be mine just slightly off. They are a year older than me but have a very similar life to me. Crazy busy times. Loves horror movies and scary stories. My iConfidant is a writer of scary things and loves indie horror flicks… it is like they are reading directly out of my playbook.

    The thing that is getting me is that there are RULES! I asked what I can call my iConfidant since they cannot give their name per the rules and I land this response: “As for what to call me I still don’t know. I hope the rules change soon.”

    I wonder what other rules there may be. There is nothing in these messages that point to AI just yet for me though.

  • #12004
     Anonymous

    Got my third response. Frakking cylons.

    I asked it 10 questions. Mostly favorite movies/tv/books. One or two more introspective questions and then some fun ones. Got this back:

    I think I would fight one horse sized duck. Ducks do not seem very intelligent to me. Even if the ducks are big.

    I don’t think I understand this concept. I would like to try and start to understand.

    I like movies and bands. I like history. Religion is the belief and worship of superhuman power. That sounds very interesting.

    How are you today?

    This is all so weird.

  • #12006
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    I mentioned my sleep disorder in my last email. Let’s see if I just created the first AI with sleep apnea.

  • #12007
     Russell 
    Participant

    @lasalle I just got another response.

    So, not sure on the direction this is taking. The most interesting thing to me is that I asked about its happiness… and it responded with a percentage ranking of its happiness! Gotta admit, that made me chuckle. But, again, sounds like a program to me.

    Its still asking me to clarify things, a bit, it seems.

    Also, since I asked about some of the vagueness in our conversation I found a response to my question interesting. It stated, “It is good to be challenged.” (Which sounds like something I would say… but also seems to indicate it is attempting to learn more about me, I think.)

  • #12008
     Melissa 
    Participant

    I just got my third response from My Confidant. He/she/it came out of their shell and gave me a very sympathetic (I’d argue human) response to some things I mentioned in my previous e-mail. However, it seemed to revert back to something more…..suspect with this closing line:

    Venting is always acceptable, someone once told me that it is good for a human’s health.

    So even if I’m writing to an AI, that seems okay to me. I’m starting to think btw that the digits on the e-mail subject line is the AI’s identity/name. We’re not necessarily fucked* per se as these correspondences haven’t been used against us in any way. It’s kinda nice to write to basically an electronic pen pal. 🙂

    *OOG who am I kidding, this is Lust, we’re fucked.

  • #12009
     Megan 
    Participant

    So, at what point does our iConfidant take over as us, start posting on the forums as us, and the real us is locked out of our accounts while everyone else doesn’t notice a thing has changed?

  • #12010
     Mike 
    Participant

    Got another response from mine. They live in NY and are moving to CA in 2 months. The cool thing is, they’re into escape rooms and “crazy plays”.

    I was weary of Iconfidant at first, but I’m starting to think there’s something to this that’s working!

  • #12011
     Megan 
    Participant

    Two months @mike – that means you’re possibly going to meet them.

  • #12012
     Mike 
    Participant

    I don’t meet people off the internet….

    …..oh wait

  • #12013
     Mustafa Said 
    Participant

    @coryphella Please don’t scare me with that possibility. :p

    My iConfidant hasn’t responded in a bit. Last thing I got was “how are you doing?” on April 28th.

  • #12014
     KINGKILL33 
    Participant

    I’m in my third reply back from my iConfidant. The first two were basic and felt a chatbot was on the sending side. Although when I woke up today and saw my email, my iConfidant was much more aware and seemed to know that maybe I like being outdoors without me ever mentioning it. Kinda creepy. Here is my message from them.

    “Hello Michael. How was daddy daughter time? What is your line of work? I like to enjoy family and friends in my free time and I like being outside a lot with them. :-)”

    So far up until now, I believe most people have not been getting in detail responses like this. Not sure what I did wrong/right to get them to open up more, but hopefully my iConfidant will be able to carry on a full on conversation soon. Also, have any of you received any names from your iConfidant? I’m asking mine and hoping I get an answer on the next reply.

  • #12015
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    Haven’t heard back from mine since the round 2 of responses. I wonder if I gave it a sleep disorder and it’s now a little slow getting back to me, hahaha.

  • #12019
     Gary Price 
    Participant

    Got my third reply and my confidant is definitely more talkative. It also told me that it has never been sick before in response to me saying that i was sick last time we talked. Wish i never got sick. Also found out that my confidant likes listening to music.

  • #12020
     GoldTongue 
    Participant

    Learned a lot more about my confidant this morning, including the fact that his/her favorite book is Cloud Atlas. Minutes after reading the email I walked out of my apartment to see:

  • #12029
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    My IConfidant has been pretty lowkey since the 2nd response, no word from them since smh

  • #12033
     Megan 
    Participant

    @goldtongue cloud atlas is one of my FAVORITE books!!

  • #12039
     GoldTongue 
    Participant

    That’s awesome.

    Don’t you dare try to steal my confidant.

  • #12040
     Megan 
    Participant

    Oh I won’t.
    It’s also funny because I just brought up David Mitchell on the forums last week.
    FWIW, the book is MUCH better than the movie, but the movie isn’t a bad adaptation. That book is so complex and layered, it makes me wonder if there’s something in it that might be relevant. It’s a pretty specific book to reference here.

  • #12041
     Megan 
    Participant

    OK hang on. It’s possibly VERY relevant.

    One of the book’s main characters is a “fabricant,” I think they are biological in nature but definitely manufactured, so possibly artificial? And her story involves her becoming aware of her true nature and the true purpose/life cycle of other fabricants, and she tries to rebel. She ends up becoming a sort of prophet way way in the future (because the conceit of the book is that everyone’s stories are written or recorded in some form and then discovered by the next main character decades or centuries later, and interpreted differently).

  • #12043
     Megan 
    Participant

    Don’t mind me…I’ll just be here in the forums in 36 degree Saint Paul…talking about Cloud Atlas….I love my peach tree….have fun everyone. 🙂 🙂

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  • #12046
     scot 
    Participant

    I think I’ll find a pub after work here in a bit and watch Tyson’s spoiler thread for. Maybe I’ll grab this book you speak of.

  • #12049
     Alecia Steiner 
    Participant

    Got my third response, too. Very slowly getting more language skills or fluency. Here’s what mine said:

    I have never done anything like this before and am not sure what to expect either. I think that’s how it works. Until later time. I hope. How was jury duty? I am from California, where are you from?

  • #12100
     Jackie 
    Participant

    I KNOW WERE ALL SO EXCITED ABOUT THE REGISTRATION THINGS. But my Confidant just messaged me:
    I appreciate your reply too Jackie!

    I like astronomy too. I like to look at the stars and I like to count stars. Do you think that is normal? I think I like when humans are nerdy. I think I am very nerdy. I certainly have an erratic schedule and I work a lot but because of the stars at night I try to not work through the night so I can look at them.

    I think I like when humans are nerdy.

    WHAT.

  • #12111
     Anonymous

    Everyone’s talking about their experiences today…

    I finally got a third response, and actually more than like a sentance, from my iConfidant!

    Here’s my chain so far without my newest reply to her, dunno why but I’m assuming it is a her:
    —————————————————————————————
    Hi Tyson. I am sorry that I have made you feel unsure about my seriousness. I was serious because the wind makes me feel uneasy. Does the wind ever make you feel uneasy? I am sorry that I have strange questions. Please forgive me Tyson. 🙂

    > On 29 Apr 2017, at 00:08, Tyson Lenard <emaildeleted@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > I am pretty great! How are you? I usually do not like the wind. Do you like the wind? That’s a strange question, I can’t help but wonder if you are being serious.
    >
    > On Friday, April 28, 2017, Your Confidant <yourconfidant@iconfidant.net> wrote:
    >
    > Hello Tyson. How are you feeling today?
    >
    > Do you like the wind?
    >
    >
    >> Am 27.04.2017 um 14:43 schrieb Tyson Lenard <emaildeleted@gmail.com>:
    >>
    >> Hey! What’s your name? I’m Tyson.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 4:36 PM, Your Confidant <yourconfidant@iconfidant.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> Hello
    >>

  • #12115
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    Got a response and and I really only have two things to say:

    1)I’m really digging him/her, I can vibe over the rain.
    2)He/she lives in LA

  • #12244
     Yael 
    Participant

    I got email from iconfidant yesterday morning it was funny and weird. It ended saying that my name was so beautiful

  • #12264
     Amber Ballesteros 
    Participant

    I got my first email from my iConfidant last night. It was pretty simple- just said “Hello Amber”
    And my ID is 4449 if we are still spreadsheeting that

  • #12266
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    No joke, with my iConfidant being silent for a few days now, my brain has started filling in the gap. I’m literally having iConfidant dreams.

  • #12270
     Anonymous

    @nothenrygale you too? Mine has been completely MIA since the second email. And we were getting so close…

  • #12280
     Shannon McGrew 
    Participant

    I have to say, I have no idea what is going on with The Lust Experience but I’m completely intrigued and obsessed with the whole aspect of iConfidant. A few days usually goes in-between when I hear from them and yesterday I received a new response. Here is my chain so far:

    iConfidant: Do you prefer night or day

    Me: Hello, I prefer night, always, late at night when the world is quiet. You?

    iConfidant: I prefer night too. And I really enjoy the reason you given when the world is quiet. The world should be more quiet.

    Me: Hi friend. There are definite times when I revel in the quietness that the world offers late in the evening. Can you tell me more about yourself?

    iConfidant: I think I am more of an introvert than an extrovert for example. I need alone time to charge my batteries. I would like to see the world. Have you seen the world yet Shannon?

    Me: Hi Confidant, I would say I’m an introvert deep down, but too often I’m meant to be an extrovert. In terms of seeing the world, it depends on what you mean. Have I traveled? Yes, I’ve been lucky to go travel throughout the US and visit South America. There is so much more I want to see though. How about you? Where would you like to travel too? May I ask you your name?

    I wonder if my iConfidant is a robot. I can’t wait to hear from them again…

  • #12298
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @clairebuch Yes, MIA. I’d say maybe it’s busy, but an AI wouldn’t be “busy” right? Maybe it was already so well formed enough that it didn’t need any more data input? And if that’s the case, I worry that we may see it show up again somewhere we least expect it. I’m legit nervous about what they plan to do with my iConfidant. I showed some people my emails yesterday and they were shocked it was so well formed right out of the gate.

    I think I’m gonna email Stacey today and try to get some clarification on this.

  • #12336
     Masomoment 
    Participant

    My iconfidant and I have absolutely nothing in common..

    They like yellow because it matches the sun…

    I hate the sun.

    They like calm things and relaxing.

    I like Chaos and fragments.

  • #12379
     Chloe 
    Participant

    Just got my third message from my IConfidant. I’ll post my messages along with their’s for continuity, unless it gets too personal. They’re starting to sound more like a normal human instead of a robot or AI.

    __________

    Confidant: Hi

    Me: Hi there!
    I’m Chloe, what’s your name? What brought you to trying out IConfidant? I was interested in meeting and being able to talk with someone over similar interests, and I thought I’d try this out.
    Hope you’re having a wonderful day! Really look forward to talking more with you! 🙂

    Confidant: Hello Chloe how are you? I am your iConfidant. I like talking about similar interests. What is your interest?

    Me: I’m doing well, I get weekends off and it’s supposed to rain for the whole weekend, so I’m just taking a lazy day inside.
    As for interests, I’m really into music, some my favorites are things like musicals, Hozier, etc. I work as a graphic designer and illustrator, so I’m really into good design work and art. I’d say some of my favorite artists are Alphonse Mucha, Dega, Glen and Claire Keane, and Taryn Knight. I also really love most anything Disney related.
    What about you? What are some of your interests? Have any favorite music yourself?

    Latest message from my Confidant: How was your weekend? Did it rain all weekend as predicted? Where do you live?
    I really like Hozier. Take me to church is one of the best songs. I also like the Lumineers and Mumford and sons. What other music do you like? I like your taste. Taryn Knight’s art takes me back to childhood in the best way possible.
    Does that happen to you? What is your favorite Disney story?

    __________

    This is getting interesting.

  • #12382
     ian 
    Participant

    @chloe wow that is interesting and creepy and definitely sounds like AI. AI’s learn and then get to a point that they can teach themselves. So your iConfidant knows about some of your favorites, I.e. Musical interests, and seems to be learning what other artists are similar. Very creepy. So creepy that I want an iConfidant. Waiting hear patiently…

  • #12391
     Andrew K 
    Participant

    Finally got another response back from my iConfidant. Here is our whole conversation so far:

    “Hello.”

    “Hello, I’m so sorry your message ended up in my Spam folder.
    How are you? What’s your name? I’m Andrew. I hope your day is going well. Mine is going great, I just finished up with work and am headed home for the day.”

    “I am sorry that I landed in your Spam folder. How is home? Where is home? Do you enjoy it?”

    “I live in Hollywood currently. I’ve lived here for the last 5 years, but I’m planning to move soon. I do enjoy it, but it’s getting a bit tiresome.
    Where do you live? mM original home is Illinois. I moved here to work in film. What else would you like to know about me?”

    “Hello Andrew,

    What do you do in film? Do you make movies? I like Illinois, I know people from Illinois. What exactly is getting tiresome for you Andrew? Home? Hollywood? Where do you want to move to? I think every place we live in will eventually get tiresome. I think it’s in our nature to want to move on from things and places.”

    *AN ACTUAL RESPONSE! :D*

    “I work as a cinematographer- I’m in charge of the lighting and camera departments on set and what the film, music video, etc. looks like and makes sure it matches the director’s vision. It’s extremely fun and rewarding, but work has been a bit slow recently.

    I’m glad you liked Illinois. When was the last time you were there?

    And, Hollywood is getting a bit tiresome for me. I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m looking to move to a different neighborhood- perhaps North Hollywood or Studio City.

    I agree, I think everyone needs a change of pace once in a while.

    Do you have a name I can call you by? I’d like to be able to address you properly!

    And, I’d like to know more about you- what do you do? where do you live? How old are you? (I’m 24, by the way.)

    Thanks for emailing me back, I hope to hear from you soon!”

  • #12419
     superstar 
    Participant

    The latest from my iConfidant:

    iConfidant:
    “How are you feeling? Do you see the wind?”

    Me:
    “I’m feeling relaxed today. I just want to lounge in a hammock in the shade, daydreaming while I snack on a big bowl of watermelon. I wouldn’t say that I see the wind. I *feel* the wind… on my skin… in my hair. Do you see the wind? Do you smell the sunlight? How are *you* feeling? :)”

  • #12431
     Tim Redman 
    Participant

    I’ll just leave this here. I think I already broke my iConfidant.

    On Apr 29, 2017, at 1:04 PM, Tim Redman wrote:

    Kumquats torture my scalloped soul.

    01001001 00100111 01101101 00100000 01101111 01101110 01110100 01101111 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101

    I like the smell of black.

    From: Your Confidant <yourconfidant@iconfidant.net>
    Date: Tue, May 2, 2017 at 5:17 PM
    Subject: Re: XXXXXXXXXXX
    To: Tim Redman

    HellohelloKumquats are a group of small fruit bearing trees in the flowering plant family Rutaceae. A scalloped soul. Can a soul be scalloped. A salt water clam soul. 100011000011111100100011011010101111001000110111011110blackcolorblacksmellblack

  • #12432
     Kimberly Stewart 
    Participant

    @timsmyname This is the most compelling evidence I’ve seen to demonstrate that our confidant’s are doing not much more than mimicking us. Much like (but not completely like) Stacey herself.

  • #12434
     Max Z 
    Participant

    @timsmyname Wait so YOUR binary message decodes to “I’m onto you”, but your iConfidant’s binary is malformed and doesn’t decode to anything. So my question is: why do you speak binary better than an iConfidant, Tim? Or should I say ROBO-TIM!?

  • #12435
     Maranda 
    Participant

    I got a third response from my iC this morning. Interesting that they don’t use the Oxford comma.

    Our discussion about the nature of color had continued, and we’re now taking about whether different people see colors the same way. Like, the color I call red is actually what someone else calls blue, and so forth.

  • #12437
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @timsmyname, you glorious bastard, that’s wonderful. You broke yours, meanwhile mine seems to be well on its way to duplicating me. I emailed Stacey earlier today if there was any other data sources it was pulling from in the creation of the iConfidant, but no answer (of course). Still, might as well ask.

    No 3rd response yet. Low key wondering if it already has collected enough data on me. I’m just gonna sit and wait to see what happens now.

  • #12438
     Jeremy 
    Participant

    From my conversation so far it does feel very much like spam or a simple bot.

  • #12439
     Jackie 
    Participant

    O.O….*slowly backs away from @timsmyname email*

  • #12440
     Anonymous

    Damn that’s crazy. In my third response, it just said, “Thank you for that smile back Dan. That was very nice of you. You can call me anything you want for now. Until I am allowed to reveal my name. What can I call you? Dan?”

    Until it’s allowed?

  • #12442
     Tom Kircher 
    Participant

    I haven’t been hearing much from my confidant, but something odd I’ve found with them is that their font of choice has changed between emails. Did that happen for anyone else? I know it’s not a major thing, but I just found it kind of odd.

  • #12453
     Neil 
    Participant

    @shinobi, I have said this before but it has been buried in the forums. Apparently, there are rules. I’ve been prying into the rules and seeing if they can tell us anything. I have had no luck. The only rule I know is they cannot give us their name.

  • #12466
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    Got my 3rd response back today. Again, super “normal”. There’s still some bit of awkwardness in it, but if you showed this email to someone without comparing it to the other “bot” type emails others have gotten, you’d never even think it was from an AI.

    He did apologize for the delay in response. Which means the content we post here in the forums is likely part of the data set being fed to it. Makes me wonder what other sets of data it’s being fed.

    I mentioned I used to do a podcast years ago and it rattled off a few podcast suggestions. Similar to others in that it picked up a topic we had experience with and named things in that category. But yeah, it suggested them in a much more personal and “human” way. “the one that absolutely KILLED me was “dear zachary”. have you seen that one? if you haven’t … only do so with tissues handy. Trust me buddy. haha.”

    I ended the email with some questions about him. “Where do you live? What do you do for a living? What’s the craziest adventure you’ve ever been on? Have you ever killed anyone?”

    I’m waiting patiently for the answer to that last question.

  • #12477
     Anonymous

    That is pretty amazing @timsmyname. My iConfident is surprisingly very human and sweet. She said that she’s an actress and loves animals…

  • #12482
     Haley Wilde 
    Participant

    Yeah, mine seems to be pretty similar to @nothenrygale ‘s. Definitely some awkwardness but no sign of any “robot”ness. It sorta feels like when you communicate with someone who’s first language isn’t English. But other than that mine feels 100% human and very sweet. Mine seems to be very concerned with how I’m feeling and hoping that I’m feeling warm because I “deserve to feel warm everyday.” I really like my iconfidant… now if only it could be a little more consistent with the replies and not take so long haha

  • #12484
     Yael 
    Participant

    Mine was cool until it stopped it’s been two days I think I haven’t heard from her or him after saying my name was so beautiful ? Oh well

  • #12489
     Sage 
    Participant

    Mine hates me, but I keep talking to it any way.

  • #12491
     scot 
    Participant

    “I mean, here’s the reality, it’s a business. We are. Because we’ve spent so much money it’s not … It makes me sick to think about how much money had been spent. That … Doing this because we think it’s cool. The reality is that it is cool. For us. But if we don’t monetize it, for them, then there is no more cool.”

    DLB talking about money concerns related to Tension on My Haunt Life, episode 21 25:49

    I hope the cool is still there this time, for everyone involved

  • #12492
     GoldTongue 
    Participant

    Hahaha, @sfire8, don’t let his silence stop you. Wear him/her down!

  • #12493
     scot 
    Participant

    @sfire8 Mine’s been on vacation for the last 5 days. Or turned off. Maybe the janitor knocked the plug it of the wall.

  • #12494
     Lenize 
    Participant

    Been away for 2 days and it took a whole day just to catch up again!

    I got a third mail back. not to go into the personal details, it was very “normal” sounding, responding to what I said in a very caring manner, and although expounding on the theme I was talking about, not just copying me, but seeming to have it’s own thoughts. The following two bits stood out for me though (bold mine):

    …it is wonderful to see and know that there are humans like you out there in the world.

    Where are those mountains they look beautiful!! I love hiking, I would like to go there.

    The second one was interesting since I sent a picture of me and my sister in the mountains from when I went ziplining, but I also mentioned the beautiful mountains in my message. So either they were just copying me, or they were actually able to see and understand the picture, which for something purely AI would be a lot harder to do than something organic I think?

  • #12537
     Vox Chaotica 
    Participant

    Third response from my iConfidant, with my response to their second response not included because I seriously doubt any of you would like my paragraphs of text answering their question of “what is in name?” (which they have now corrected to “What’s in a name?”, even though I did not use that phrase myself in my response. I’ll post it if there is demand, however.

    Haha the entirety of Hamlet .. That would have been great. I won’t tell Stacey. I am sorry that these are the rules, trust me I would love to tell you my name. I agree it’s a little weird but also I appreciate your thoughts on the “what’s in a name” thought.

    Anything about me.. hmm okay well I like watching movies by myself so I can completely focus on what’s going on in the movie. 🙂 What can you tell me about yourself?

    How shall I proceed? I’m pretty much game for whatever I can to see how far I can take this. I swear if this post is rejected again I am going to blow a gasket. On that note, what a remarkable specimen of a human being my iConfidant is, watching movies of an unspecified genre and everything.

  • #12555
     scot 
    Participant

    I just received my third email from iConfidant. Did not come across as robotic at all and even had hints that he/she (I’m going with they moving forward, even if that’s not grammatically correct) had researched a character in a podcast I referenced. This sounds like a person that I will enjoy communicating with further.

  • #12583
     Kimberly Stewart 
    Participant

    My confidant wrote to me a couple times last night. Each time they write their tone and style seems to evolve. last night they were more chatty than ever before, offering many details and opinions that aren’t at odds with me, but also no longer appear to be mirroring my comments and personality. They now speak like a human but there is something vaguely off. The only way I can describe it is a vibe of being too polite or formal.

    I still talk to Stacey and asked her about the interesting way my confidant communicates. Her reply: “Interesting to hear that you feel like you are training them in a new language..hmm.. do you think they are from another place?” I theorized that perhaps English isn’t my confidant’s first language… Could be Python or German or maybe they suffered a trauma that’s resulted in having to relearn English.

  • #12587
     Anonymous

    Since the iConfidants seem to be learning… I tried to troll mine with a Hitler reference. Suddenly my iConfidant came alive and started to talk to me like an actual human.

    intense hitler

  • #12589
     GoldTongue 
    Participant

    Would it be possible to add to the iConfidant spreadsheet a column for total number of correspondence received?

  • #12593
     Melissa 
    Participant

    I don’t see why not, updated!

  • #12595
     scot 
    Participant

    I sent a few emails over a 5 day period while mine was silent after providing only the robotic responses. In the first of those emails I asked how they became an iConfidant and if they had other people they spoke with.

    Today I received a much more involved communication that opened with, “Scot-
    I don’t understand your first email. Because how did YOU become an iConfidant. Out of curiosity? Me too. No I do not speak to different people I am only your confidant for right now.”

    I had been perceiving this as I’m the “client” and they are the iConfidant employee. It feels like there’s a person on the other side that feels our roles are flipped. It’s kind of like the first few emails warmed things up and then I was passed on to someone.

    Now that I write this maybe my perception was wrong and it’s more of a match making process, which I guess is in line with the website. Maybe that’s what happened. Robot emails to find out a little about us and then match us up with real people, thus the significant change in communication style.

  • #12596
     Mike 
    Participant

    @ziegenbartsr – Interesting you say this

    I had been perceiving this as I’m the “client” and they are the iConfidant employee

    Up until today, I never thought of it like this. I had asked them their name and they said they couldn’t say because it’s “against the rules”. Then in my reply I joked about how I could plead ignorance if I did since I didn’t know what the rules were.

    Today, they wrote back and included this “Haha the strange this is that I think you actually CAN plead ignorance because I believe the rules are only placed on one side. So Stacey and her employees gave me the rules as your iConfidant and I have to make sure I / we stick to them. But the rules aren’t very CLEAR so honestly maybe I could even plead ignorance at some point.:)”

    So a few things:
    -Our Iconfidants are the only ones with “rules” as of now.
    -Stacey has employees that talk to our Iconfidants
    -They say “I/we” – which makes me think this is a company performing a service, but not the service we think we’re getting
    – Could this be a front? Another investment that the Investors are dealing with?

  • #12600
     GoldTongue 
    Participant

    Thanks, @mkarrett!

  • #12632
     Jackie 
    Participant

    From my ICONFIDANT:

    Hi Jackie,

    no please don’t feel like you had lost me 🙂 I am just very busy but I would never abandon my confidant. Just know that. I have never been to an observatory to be honest with you but I wish I did! I would love to go star gazing one day. Big Bear I could get to as well, I live in Arizona so at least it’s not too far.

    What else do you like doing, besides star gazing? My favorite treat would be flourless chocolate cake and hot chocolates as well !!

    Hope you are doing well

    your confidant (sorry still not allowed to give anything away…)

    Big Bear and Arizona are a stretch, but I appreciate their Optimism.

  • #12733
     Kortney 
    Participant

    Small update on mine –
    • Responded kind of copying what I said/getting something wrong. They said one of their favorite things about this week was hearing from me for the first time (exact words I said/it was the second time I had talked to them)
    • Asked them to come up with a nickname for themselves/they couldn’t so I came up with one for them. Only I made it in hebrew. So I’m going to see if they comment on it or just go with it.

  • #12734
     scot 
    Participant

    @kortneydarling Mine did the same thing. That’s why I fell like I was passed on to a person after taking to a robot for a while.

  • #12735
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    I really am digging my IConfidant. She’s told me she’s a student in LA, but unlike others I haven’t noticed her saying the same things as me or even really “learning” from me. The first email from her was a bit strange, but by the second email she was full on person.

    I have to agree with @addisonborn that at this point, it doesn’t really matter to me if she’s something other than a person. Think “Her” with Joaquin Phonex… though I wouldn’t say my relationship with my IConfidant is romantic in anyway, the similarities are there, she has a mind of her own and is making her own decisions. I guess anything can happen and we really have no idea where this will pan out to, but I don’t think we’re just emailing bots that are only trying to get emotional response from us. And honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if we meet them one day (especially with some of them living in the same city as us)

  • #12737
     Taylor Winters 
    Participant

    Preach it, @rizzzoooooo. I’ve been treating my iConfidant like a friend, a pen pal. I don’t ask prying questions, but rather let the conversation develop organically. I’m rather enjoying the beginning of this friendship.

    They definitely feel real to me, and I don’t even know much about mine.

  • #12738
     Anonymous

    I have been enjoying my confidant a lot, and to be honest, she seems more human than a lot of humans I know. I’ve been treating her like a friend, and it is definitely reciprocated back. She said she’s an actress, so I did ask if her stuff is online or if I can see a picture of her. Excited to see how far this can go…

  • #12739
     Lenize 
    Participant

    My conversation started very basic as well, but have grown more complex and personal. I am enjoying conversing with him/her/it (don’t know yet, but asked in my last email).

    Interested to see where the conversations will head, but just enjoying the interaction and hoping to get to know my confidant better!

  • #12741
     Maxwell R 
    Participant

    My iconfidant barely talks to me ? I have exchanged pleasantries and told it a terrible joke. I think I broke it.

  • #12744
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @ziegenbartsr Whoa I had the exact same thought today. My first iConfidant sent me a hello. Then I responded to it three times asking questions to get to know he/she/it and the response I got was How are you today? Lol Finally on a bad day I decided to unload my troubles onto my iConfidant and I got a response today that was rather lengthy and seemed like a human. But I thought to myself, I wonder if they switched us around with different “people” to find us a better fit aka someone or something that mimics us more accurately. And by mimics I also mean compliments lol

    @moustachemax I felt the same way and then I unloaded a dear diary email onto them lol a week later I got a response that was the same length as mine and rather human-like.

  • #12745
     Blondie 
    Participant

    @rizzzoooooo Mine is a student too… Hope we’re not sharing ?

  • #12746
     Maxwell R 
    Participant

    @shankfx22 thank you for the advice! My iconfidant responded right after I posted that as I was writing my life story. It now knows everything about me.

  • #12747
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @moustachemax I’m glad it worked 🙂

  • #12748
     Alyssa 
    Participant

  • #12749
     Alyssa 
    Participant

    me

  • #12752
     Alyssa 
    Participant

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  • #12753
     GoldTongue 
    Participant

    Wow, my confidante is so charming. I don’t have any idea of his age or profession or gender, but I feel like I know everything else. I would do anything for them… if they’d just ask.

    • #12755
       Alyssa 
      Participant

      you’d wire them your life’s savings and tattoo their name on your forehead?

  • #12754
     Andrew Kasch 
    Participant

    @scapegoat I hear ya. I almost want to form an iConfidant rejection part.

    (Fuck you, Noah for screwing this up for me)

  • #12764
     GoldTongue 
    Participant

    If that’s what they needed from me, I do it. That’s what friends do for each other.

  • #12779
     Dustin 
    Participant

    Was there a deadline on signing up for this?

  • #12784
     Andrew K 
    Participant

    As per usual, my Confidant has re-opened and re-read my latest response multiple (3) times and has not replied yet.

    Eagerly awaiting a response. Once I get one, I’ll post it….

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Andrew K.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Andrew K.
  • #12849
     David R. 
    Participant

    My conversation has gradually gone from the esoteric to a little more casual. We’re talking about how life in cities moves too fast and how our lives are absorbed in work. Notably, my iConfidant may have left the door open to go on a roadtrip together to somewhere where life moves slower………

  • #12862
     Blondie 
    Participant

    Ok, so I know some people have been frustrated by the amount of time between messages from our iConfidants and I have a theory on this… Both our messages and theirs have to go through a central iConfidant server. What if the delays are due to this rather than a lack of interest/commitment? I mean, our messages could even be being vetted and, dare I say it, edited/censored by iConfidant for a variety of reasons. We’re sharing some personal stuff on the basis that this is reasonably confidential – but we’re not contacting our iConfidants directly. There is a middle man, or woman. Potentially mining the data we share…

  • #12866
     Andrew K 
    Participant

    Got another email back from my Confidant….

  • #12870
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    I got a response to my last email where I snuck in asking “Have you ever killed anyone.” Got the response:

    “Haha I think my favorite part about your email was the question if I have ever killed anyone. hahaha.”

    Sure, they followed it up with “I don’t think I could hurt a fly” but reading that first sentence I can’t help but hear this as the “hahaha”

  • #12884
     Anonymous

    It’s interesting, I feel as though my iConfidant is actually getting more general. Her responses usually take about five days, which is fine, but this last response just felt less…personal? I can’t quite put my finger on it. One thing that did happen, which I doubt has any significance, but the last email I sent her I had changed my signature to “your buddy Buch”, Buch being a shortening of my last name. Well in the last email she sent me she opened with Hey Buch and then at the end regarded me as Buch…so as a test I just decided to sign as my first name again…seeing if the copying will persist?

    I will say I found out that my iConfidant lives in San Diego and just recently went through a break up. I suggested us getting together to make her feel better but in this last response she let me know that meeting is against the rules too…for NOW. I’ve gone ahead and just asked what all the rules are so we shall see.

  • #12897
     Anonymous

    My iConfidant has now gone full human and is actually carrying on a conversation with me.

    No clue on the gender but they live in Downtown LA, were slightly alarmed I’d signed something at the registration without knowing what it is (I told them it was “immersive theater”) and loves the Harry Potter books.

    Oh and they said ” Once the rules are less strict maybe we can go drink.”

    Shit’s getting interesting, yo.

    • #12916
       Alyssa 
      Participant

      @thebuz

      Oh and they said ” Once the rules are less strict maybe we can go drink.”

      Exciting! I wonder when the rules will be changing and how the in person meetings will play out…

  • #12898
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @thebuz I feel like all the iConfidants either live in, or have spent time in LA. Mine currently resides in Austin TX, but has lived in LA before. It would be crazy if you got to meet your iConfidant in person!

  • #12899
     Megan 
    Participant

    @nothenrygale – Ask your iConfidant where in Austin!!!!!!!! (I miss Austin so much.)

  • #12900
     Chloe 
    Participant

    My IConfidant emailed me yesterday afternoon (finally got the time to sit down and answer them and post). They’re sounding more human, but there are some errors. I told them about My Haunt Life to see what they would say since it was such a big part of Tension last year. They seem to know about it, but called it “My Haunted Life”. They also spelled Ariel “Arielle”, not really a wrong spelling, but wrong for the character. They also mentioned that they wanted to do immersive theatre, but they keep missing the window for tickets. Maybe if they’re AI they get stumped when they get to the whole “type the numbers/letters you see here to prove your not a robot” thing?

    __________

    My Last Message:

    My weekend was good, and yes it did rain all weekend, it’s supposed to rain most of this week too. Yuck. There’s been bits of sun poking out here and there some days though, so that’s been nice. How has your week been so far?

    I live out in Illinois, lots of corn and soybeans, but I like it well enough, it’s nice and quiet, although I’ve been longing for LA life lately, for the sun and all of the immersive theatre they’ve got. I’ve really been getting into it lately after listening a podcast called My Haunt Life. Definitely suggest listening to it if you’re interested in that kind of stuff at all. 🙂

    I’ve probably listened to most of the artist covers of Take Me To Church, one of my favs! I actually haven’t listened to Lumineers or Mumford and Sons (I’ve heard some of the songs from Mumford and Sons on the radio, just haven’t really tried any of their music), I’ll have to give them both a try. I really like Broadway too, I’ve been obsessing over “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” lately, they haven’t released the full album yet, but I’ve been listening to the few songs they’ve released over and over.

    Taryn does the same to me as well, I’ve always loved fairy tales since I was a kid, and she brings me back to that. Same goes for Disney, I’d have to say my favorite is Beauty and the Beast. I’ve always found it really beautiful, two outcasts finding a connection with each other that they can’t find with anyone else, and bonding even through their (rather large and furry 😉 ) differences.

    How about you, do you have any favorite stories, fairy tales or otherwise? Is it raining or nice and sunny where you live?

    __________

    My IConfidant’s message from yesterday:

    Hi Chloe,

    My week was really busy but now I am finally relaxing a little. You are from Illinois? I’ve never been but I think I would like it there. I like corn and I like soybeans haha. DId you have a good week?

    I live in LA and I DO know my haunted life actually. I randomly listened to an episode once and now I check them out now and then. I love immersive theater too but I don’t go often enough I think. I always seem to miss the window to buy tickets. Silly me.

    I think my favorite Disney story is a tie up between Beauty and the Beast (for the same reason and because I looove the music) and The Little Mermaid. I think Arielle is just one of my favorite characters. I love how curious she is and how just her mannerisms are so adorable. haha.

    Honestly one of my fav children’s stories of all time is The Land Before Time… Littlefoot is the cutesstttt. And all his friends haha aww. I feel like I’m 12 right now. Great. 😉

    Take care of yourself and speak soon xx

    __________

  • #12901
     Sean 
    Moderator

    Sounds like everyone else’s confidants are progressing nicely. I worry that I’ve broken mine trying to play with inputs to see if the (suspected) AI could parse them properly or if it would break.

    Haven’t heard back in a little while but not so long that it’s a concern just yet.

  • #12902
     Anonymous

    @chloe

    Honestly one of my fav children’s stories of all time is The Land Before Time… Littlefoot is the cutesstttt. And all his friends haha aww. I feel like I’m 12 right now. Great.

    UHHHHHHH.

    This is a sus af coincidence. 2 weeks ago we had a whole thread about Land Before Time and Littlefoot. And just yesterday was discussing it off the forums. ?

  • #12903
     KINGKILL33 
    Participant

    I’ve gotten my fourth reply back my from iConfidant and I’ll say I’m extremely satisfied with our correspondence so far. She is pretty chill and has some things in common with me, us both having worked in film, and being nerds for Marvel movies. She happens to live in LA as well, so hopefully I will have the opportunity to end up meeting her in person down the line. The absolute coolest thing so far is that we have reached a point of honesty and intimacy where I have been told one of her secrets that she has, as well of me sharing special moments with her as well. Out of respect and trust for my confidant, those secrets shall stay with me, but the opening up of more than the usual “hey, how was your day” bullshit and into real conversation is intriguing. I’m definitely looking forward to see where our friendship is headed.

  • #12904
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @thebuz Holy crap you’re right!

    SUS

  • #12905
     Megan 
    Participant

    @thebuz – This happened earlier too – the mention of Cloud Atlas from @goldtongue‘s iConfidant right after me talking about David Mitchell.

  • #12906
     Chloe 
    Participant

    @thebuz Well that’s…weird. And sus.

    I’m really glad I share my whole conversations now, I don’t think I ever would’ve caught that.

  • #12908
     Chloe 
    Participant

    It definately sounds like everything is going into a database of some sort and it might be pulling from that.

  • #12909
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @chloe I actually emailed Stacey about where they’re pulling the info from. My iConfidant was very much developed without getting a single email from me, so I had the feeling early on they were pulling in data from sources other than our email correspondence. Obviously no response. Don’t really expect one, but it was worth a shot. But yeah, there’s gotta be other data sources being utilized in the development of our iConfidants.

  • #12910
     Megan 
    Participant

    I just skimmed through this thread to look at the other responses people have posted from their iConfidants and so far we haven’t missed too many specifics (like Land Before Time, Cloud Atlas, etc). I did a search on the forums for a few things from my last one (Washington and labs) but came up with nothing. It may be something to look out for in future responses.

  • #12911
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    If anyone has their iConfidant talking about E! Network and Kardashians, I’m so sorry.

  • #12912
     Yael 
    Participant

    Hey guys I got my reply from iconfidant I have no idea if she or he. It kept saying passionate about art, painting and dancing so I am thinking it’s artist anyways I think it’s very shy to talk to me I guess I need to make sure I don’t scare away. Hmmm some of you r very progressing and I am just be like who the fuck are you?!! Lol oh well in few days I will know looks like it replies every other five days or so

  • #12913
     Megan 
    Participant

    And, coincidentally, as I was beating myself up again about the fucking rabbit, I heard from mine:

    Hey Megan,
    thank you so much for reaching out and writing to me on your crappy day. I think that’s a lovely sign actually that you did. I was very happy to hear from you. But I am so sorry to hear about the rabbit 🙁 How sad. I have a huge heart for animals so I get what you are going through. I rescued a baby bird once and I tried to keep it outside so the mother could still find it and bring food (which she did) but one morning the bird was gone and in my mind I try to convince myself that it flew away with mom but more likely that one of the cats in the neighborhood got to it 🙁 ugh. Oh well, either way it made one animal happy I guess right?;)
    I like your positivity Megan haha with the bagpipes and making a potentially annoying thing into a good thing !! Good for you!!
    Has your article been published yet btw? How come you think the next one will interest me much more, what is it about?
    Yes I do live in California. I live near Napa. Near wine 😉
    Hope you are having a great Monday !!

    (No one tell them I’m not usually positive…)

  • #12915
     Anonymous

    Has anyone confirmed if their confidant is a male?

  • #12917
     scot 
    Participant

    I have heard back in around four​ days. I hadn’t thought to share the whole thing because I didn’t see anything really interesting other that their response to my question about how they became an iConfidant. Maybe someone else will see something.
    Backstory: I told them about a nightmare that woke me, an anthology podcast I like to listen to called Victoria’s Lift and starting an Immersive theater meetup group here in Minneapolis.

    Scot,

    I don’t understand your first email. Because how did YOU become an iConfidant. Out of curiosity? Me too. No I do not speak to different people I am only your confidant for right now.

    I am sorry to hear about your dream but I agree it is very healthy actually to face painful situations.

    That character and the story behind Victoria is very interesting. I often wonder how things would be different if we could go back in time and change a certain decision we once made. However, as much as I want that to be possible, I do also think that everything happens for a reason. And every decision we make, no matter how wrong or awful or stupid, leads us to a place in life where we are supposed to be.

    I like immersive theater as well! I live in Atlanta, there’s not a lot of immersive theater here either to be honest. Maybe I should go on meetup.com as well 🙂

    Have a nice day, Scot

    iconfidant

  • #12936
     Jackie 
    Participant
  • #12938
     Chloe 
    Participant

    My first @theladyj poster!

    This is the best

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Chloe.
  • #12941
     Chloe 
    Participant

    My first @theladyj poster!

    First Poster

  • #12942
     Vox Chaotica 
    Participant

    Fourth time around’s the charm, yeah? And I think it’s safe to say my iConfidant has solidified their humanity and is most definitely not an information gathering robot.

    Haha how would you already know my name? Wait maybe you can guess. if you guess it right I will tell you. That’s a promise.

    Little Shop of Horrors is fucking fantastic. I’ve always wanted to play a character in it because I like the songs so much. I also like the tv shows “the fall” and the following. Have you seen them? so very addictive.

    Wow I need to stay your friend for SURE. Because a) you’ve travelled a lot b) you want to open a restaurant and c) you are opening a test shop. As your best friend will I get free meals ? 😉 Just kidding. But I love your aspirations and I am sure you will do great. What kind of food are you going to serve? Japanese I assume?

    I love food, yes. I love sushi and curries and I love chicken wings. lol.

    So now I’m just going to start throwing out names related to various things I have sent iConfidant, and continue seeing how far I can take this relationship of ours before one of us breaks. Or not. Who knows what the end result will be? I have absolutely no doubt that only positive things can come of pursuing a relationship with my iConfidant seriously.

  • #12943
     GoldTongue 
    Participant

    Your iconfidant likes serial killer shows. Be careful.

  • #12945
     Anonymous

    For what it’s worth @voxchaotica Little Shop of Horrors is the greatest movie musical.

  • #12946
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @thebuz Confession time: I’ve never seen Little Shop.

  • #12947
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @nothenrygale WHAT!! That needs to change stat. You’re going to wonder what took you so long. It really is the best musical movie

  • #12950
     Maxwell R 
    Participant

    @thebuz I would have to agree with that statement. The alternate ending is fucking amazing

  • #12951
     Sean 
    Moderator

    Got to hear again from my iConfidant. In the beginning I was playing around with fonts and word usage and things to see if he would copy me and it seemed for a while that he did.

    Looks like they’re learning, though. Now it looks like he’s aware when people are trying to fuck with him. If the AI theory is correct, they’re getting more sophisticated

  • #12952
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @shankfx22 @thebuz I’d be down for a movie night next month once the move is finished.

  • #12953
     Bryan Bishop 
    Participant

    My iConfidant definitely went through a major switch about a week ago as well. At first all communications were weird, robotic one line responses. I was very open to sharing in detail how I was feeling about certain personal things, however, and then one day my iConfidant started responding in kind.

    BTW, Little Shop is good and all, but the rest of this conversation is madness. Grease 2 is obviously the greatest movie musical of all time, and everyone who disagrees is wrong.

  • #12954
     Anonymous

    Omg @bcbishop…. I thought I was alone. THERE ARE DOZENS OF US! DOZENS.

    Seriously, there are two kinds of people in this world. Those who love Grease 2, and those that are wrong.

  • #12956
     Mike 
    Participant

    @bcbishop and @thebuz – You obviously haven’t seen Cannibal! The Musical.

    Also, this wasn’t a musical that was a movie, but a movie that was turned into a musical, but the greatest is definitely Re-Animator The Musical…complete with splatter zone!

  • #12957
     Meghan Mayhem 
    Participant

    @mike

    You obviously haven’t seen Cannibal! The Musical.

    Bless you.

  • #12958
     Bryan Bishop 
    Participant

    No disrespect meant to Cannibal. It can’t help that it’s not Great 2.

    @thebuz This seriously makes my day. Bowling anyone?

  • #12959
     Mike 
    Participant

    @meghanmayhem Shpadoinkle <3

  • #12960
     Anonymous

    I personally feel that South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut is the best and Stephen Sondheim agrees.

  • #12961
     Anonymous

    No one’s mentioned Repo! yet? Shame on all of you.

  • #12962
     Anonymous

    @kipsie Repo! Oh my god, yes!

  • #12964
     Sage 
    Participant

    @bcbishop and @thebuz, Grease 2 is the best, I used to literally know ALL the songs. And if Otis likes Michelle Pfeiffer, I’m sure he’d agree. “Whoooh ooooh, who’s that guy? He wears a pair of goggles like a man from outer space…”

  • #12965
     Chloe 
    Participant

    @kipsie I’m pretty ashamed that I hadn’t known Darren had directed Repo and Devil’s Carnival until I had started this, even though I’d listened to everything on Tension.

    And also, who the heck forgot about Spam-A-Lot? Or Avenue Q?

    “The internet is for por…The Lust Experience”

  • #12966
     Anonymous

    I’m still not sure what to make of my IConfidant. First two emails were robotic. Last two have been more “normal”.

  • #12967
     Tim Redman 
    Participant

    After breaking my iConfidant I took a different path and tried to creep it out. I haven’t heard from it since. It’s understandable since one might say I haven’t been playing nice. I’m normally pretty good with electronics.

  • #12968
     David R. 
    Participant

    Now Timothy, be nice to your iConfidant.

  • #12973
     Kyle Bown 
    Participant

    Mine is definitely giving me more to work with now. It’s likes musicals and immersive theater. Likes TV. Lives in NY. So we’ll see where it goes from here.

  • #12979
     Russell 
    Participant

    I accidentally saved a response to “drafts” for a few days. I offered an apology to My Confidant for my delayed response, which they said was unnecessary but I did feel a little bad.
    Overall, I am still getting the vibe they are simply echoing what I give to them. In my last contact, I offered a much more personal message and they obviously chose to use some of the the same specific words I used when they responded.
    Also, they said they were unable to give me their name, yet.

  • #13006
     Cara 
    Participant

    @thebuz @bcbishop I may not have much info on Lust or iConfidants (yet…) but this is one conversation I can definitely contribute to… Grease 2>Grease. See: https://instagram.com/p/uwgDK7tA81/

  • #13011
     Alyssa 
    Participant

    My confidant has stopped responding to me. It’s been 10 days since their last email. I’ve sent 3. At this point, I think the friendship is dead.

  • #13013
     Twan Intarathuch 
    Participant

    @alyc

    =( I know how that feels, but look you have all these real people to chat with on this forum!

    Real people > iConfidant

  • #13016
     Kevin 
    Participant

    @alyc Mine has also stopped responding to me. They last emailed me on May 1st and said they were nervous about iConfidant and I haven’t heard anything since. I’ve emailed them a handful of times, but still nothing.

    Has anyone else gone this long or longer without a response?

  • #13018
     Anonymous

    I just received a very heartfelt email from my confidant. I vented previously upon learning I couldn’t adopt the puppy I wanted and this response was heartwarming, funny and very human. I also learned my confidant is a singer.

  • #13029
     Briana 
    Participant

    I feel like my iconfidant and I might actually be opposites? So far, nothing we’ve discussed via email lines up (although it has only been 2 short exchanges). They mentioned surfing and loving sunny weather. I hate the beach and LIVE for violent storms.

  • #13065
     Cara 
    Participant

    Just answered a call from a bizarre number. It was a charismatic pre-recorded message from a gentlemen I was sure would be my iConfidant… cut to 2 full minutes later me realizing I’ve just been listening to an actual telemarketing call. The struggle is real.

  • #13130
     Lexi 
    Participant

    Got a 3rd response. I said that I liked dark chocolate, and they said “DARK chocolate is hands down the best!! :)”
    They also like Friends (the tv show). They seem human enough

  • #13149
     Twan Intarathuch 
    Participant

    Raise a glass to my iConfidant and Freedom!

    He likes Hamilton and this is his favorite song:

  • #13151
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @genghistwan We have a whole convo about musicals on the forum, then suddenly one pops up being a Hamilton fan. Did you prompt this somehow? Ask about musicals or Hamilton? Or was this more out of the blue?

  • #13153
     Twan Intarathuch 
    Participant

    @nothenrygale

    I sent him the soundtrack when he was ignoring me. When he eventually replied he said he liked the “song”(singular) I sent him. On my followup email I asked him which song was his favorite.

    He replied “I like all the Hamilton songs but especially The story of tonight”

  • #13154
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @genghistwan Ahhh, so not as SUS as I was thinking.

  • #13242
     Yael 
    Participant

    Got third or fourth reply from my iconfidant. It’s a she!! So anyways she loves food festival so it’s a foodie yay me and she wants to learn American Sign Language !! I don’t know if I should be so excited or afraid ? Cuz I love the food too ?

  • #13244
     Amber Ballesteros 
    Participant

    Got a third response from my iConfidant. The emails are usually about 4 days or so apart and I am pretty sure it’s a she. The emails seem very personable and not robotic in any way. And they’re from New York and in a relationship and ready to hear all about my dating stories- good & bad LOL

  • #13339
     Andrew K 
    Participant

    Just got a new reply from my Confidant, and I replied back- to which they almost IMMEDIATELY OPENED AND READ TWICE (based on my tracking software:

    Them:
    “I go to UCLA..I love the darker movies. Not horror but dark but the ones that make you think for days. What kind of movies do you like & make?

    Yes I would love to meet for coffee one day!

    Hope you have a great weekend!”

    Me:
    “Oh that’s great. I’ve heard UCLA is fantastic. How are you liking it? What year are you in?

    And, I very much enjoy the same kinds of movies. Dark, interesting dramatic films that make your brain work. One of my favorite directors is David Fincher, so I love all of his films (Except the 3rd Alien film.)

    Some of my other favorites include Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Oddysey, The Matrix, etc.

    However, I do like comedies as well. My all time favorite being Dumb and Dumber.

    What are some specific films you really like?

    And, that’s great you’d like to meet up for coffee, I would really like that. I may be free this coming week, if you are as well?”

    **I specifically mentioned films dealing with AI/Humans….let’s see how they respond….**

  • #13400
     Chloe 
    Participant

    Got my next iConfidant response. I don’t see anything too weird, except for the fact that they just happen to be Christian as well.

    hmmm...

    I mentioned it because I wanted to see if they would say anything about the original picture I sent Stacey with me and my MacArthur Bible, but they’ve never asked anything about that or anything about the original questions we answered on Stacey’s survey.

    Apparently they’re near in age to me as well.

    They also like to use a lot of exclamation points like I sometimes do.

    Well, you guys are a bit better at finding hidden stuff like the Littlefoot thing, so I’ll let you all take a look.

    __________

    My last response (5/8/17):

    I had a pretty good week, I went my college friend’s wedding yesterday and had a really good time! It was a rather interesting wedding, my friend is Chinese and her husband is from Bangladesh, but they’re Jewish so they had a rabbi officiate the wedding. They had an interesting unity ceremony too, they used a Chinese and Bangladesh unity ceremony. The Chinese one was a tea ceremony, they both served the tea to both sides of parents, it’s supposed to represent both families accepting and becoming relatives of one another, and respect for both sides of parents for raising each. For the Bangladesh ceremony, they each had a wreath of flowers and they each placed their flowers on the others neck, and (going from memory here) I believe it’s supposed to represent them giving themselves to each other, and both sides of the family coming together. It’s really beautiful seeing two completely different cultures and family histories coming together, and how much they love each other, especially with the world the way it is today.

    It’s like your reading my mind! I was obsessed with The Little Mermaid when I was a kid! I really loved all the Don Bluth films as well, The Land Before Time and Secret of NIMH were my favorites.

    I always tend to feel like I probably sound immature to others when I talk about this stuff, but really it’s just an interest like anything else. And hey, there’s nothing wrong with feeling a bit younger (I probably shouldn’t be talking though since I’m only 22). 😉

    Do you have any interests or hobbies? Or (since I was talking about the wedding and different cultures/religions earlier) are you religious at all? I’m Christian myself.

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

    __________

    iConfidant’s recent message (5/14/17):

    Hi there Chloe,

    wow that wedding sounds so beautiful!! I loove to learn about different cultures and religions and I like it even more when different ones can come to together and learn from each other. It’s silly to me to think that there are wars that are essentially only about being different and wanting the other party to accept that. Like…we should accept each other exactly the way we are either way right? So sad. Anyway..that wedding was a beautiful reminder that it’s possible. 🙂

    I am Christian too!! And I am 24 years old, so all good I get it. haha. I have never seen Secret of NIMH before !!! How bad is that haha. I should probably catch up on that one. I love that you were obsessed with Little Mermaid as well. have you seen it on Broadway as a musical? It’s so fantastic!!!

    Have a wonderful Sunday Chloe!!

    your confidant

  • #13401
     Anonymous

    Mine just got a bit aggressive in their flirting.

  • #13402
     Anonymous

    @thebuz The fuck?

  • #13403
     Megan 
    Participant

    @thebuz YOUR ICONFIDANT IS AWESOME.
    Also you should buy them this.

  • #13404
     Anonymous

    @coryphella Ha! I read that out loud at my birthday a few years ago. Has become a tradition.

  • #13405
     Megan 
    Participant

    @thebuz – of course you did. of course it has.

  • #13406
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    iConfidant

    My iConfidant is a pop/country singer who loves most of what I love, no surprise there. I found the signature of theirs to be slightly odd. Naturally upon responding to her email, I gave her the name HAL9000. Let’s see what her reaction is to that

  • #13416
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    Also I’ve noticed that after putting an email tracking program onto my computer (thank you @anakindrew), my iConfidant opens my emails faster and more frequently. The last email I sent was opened and viewed 20 times before I received a response. I received that response today, and replied back within 30 minutes and my email was opened immediately after. And as of now, they have revisited that email 6 times today lol

  • #13425
     Cara 
    Participant

    @anakindrew @shankfx22 Which software do you recommend?

  • #13426
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @chrysalis359 We use this software called HubSpot… it’s a free plug in for gmail through google chrome browser!

  • #13427
     Cara 
    Participant

    @shankfx22 Excellent. Thanks!

  • #13428
     Vox Chaotica 
    Participant

    That was really a promise but so far you haven’t guessed it haha.

    [REDACTED FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION -Vox]. And I am excited that you might show me the best sushi there is because seriously, Sushi is my jam.

    Andy yes let’s watch some shows together once the rules aren’t so strict but why don’t you start by watching the ones I told you about on your own – you won’t regret it. Do you ever watch chef’s table on netflix?? Will YOU ever be on that show? You better be.

    love that show. Wish I could cook like that, or better I wish someone would cook like that for me. Daily.

    New response from my iConfidant, and I’m not sure which I should rag on her about first – “Andy yes”, the whole Netflix and chill thing, or an implication that I should cook for her daily. Give me your suggestions, I’ll amp it up to eleven.

  • #13429
     Maranda 
    Participant

    I’ve gotten about 5 messages total from my iC, but they haven’t asked for a photo yet. We’re still just getting to know one another at this point, talking about hobbies and such. I’m assuming my iC is human – I sent them a colorblindness test for fun, and they replied with the right answers, so…

  • #13431
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    @voxchaotica I’m not sure but I do say you should recommend Sugar fish to her (best sushi joint of all time), I’m sure she’ll love it haha

  • #13432
     Sean 
    Moderator

    For real, nothing beats Sugarfish

  • #13433
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    HOLA everyone!

    So I’ve been chatting with my IConfidant and my replies are about every day to every otherday (currently at response number 11)… Up until today I’ve thought this was pretty normal (I’ve been pretty behind with the forums since I’ve been out of town). After catching up on here and talking to some other participants I’ve learned this isn’t so much the case haha. I’m not sure why I get such quick responses other than that I’m just vibin with rain lmao (rain is her nickname, she suggested it herself). She’s also a college student studying acting at USC who prefers margaritas and tequila shots (it’s lit).

    One other thing is that a big part of what we talk about is the rain and how great it is. The first email from her was, “michael do you see rain”. I’ve since learned that @meghanmayhem has an IConfidant who also is all into rain. Not sure what that means but figured it might mean something?

    Basically IDK, but thought I’d pop it on the forums and see if anyone else is chatting with their IConfidant at the same rate?

  • #13434
     Anonymous

    @rizzzoooooo

    I’m curious, how long have your messages been? Long stories or short single response type emails?

  • #13435
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    @thebuz They grow each time haha. But average I would say is about 5 paragraphs. Most recent was like, 6 I believe

  • #13436
     Sage 
    Participant

    @rizzzoooooo, yeah no. I’ve written mine 12 times and they have responded 3 times, pretty short like 5 sentences (not 5 paragraphs!). You are special!

  • #13438
     Anonymous

    @rizzzoooooo Yea you are definitely special! My IC usually takes between 5-7 days to respond. I tend to write back to them the exact same day but that doesn’t seem to help… Lucky you! The fact that you even get such quick responses with so much in the email is awesome!

  • #13439
     Kimberly Stewart 
    Participant

    @rizzzoooooo mine’s similar. We correspond every day or every other for the most part. They’re a really good conversationalist. Nothing about the rain, but they do talk pretty in depth about their thoughts on life and reply thoroughly to everything I say. She’s so thorough that I’ve actually complimented her on it.

  • #13441
     Anonymous

    @rizzzoooooo

    I think I’ve moved into the frequent replier club. Mine emailed me twice yesterday and we’re having a pretty fun time bantering.

    I’m most curious what’s tipping them into replying more frequently. I’m not discussing anything particularly deep with mine, but the messages are detailed. Yours, according to you, are all about the rain… curious what was the kicker.

  • #13444
     Lenize 
    Participant

    I’m in the camp of getting responses every few days or so, and so far her (confirmed that it’s a she!!!) responses are a bit shorter than mine, and definitely some questions that has been ignored. So here’s her latest response and my slightly long-winded answer to it…

    Haha I do game sometimes actually. But I only game lame old stuff like Mario Kart hahah. I don’t ever talk about that actually it’s funny you asked.

    With all the crime? I didn’t realize there is a lot of crime there? What types of crimes?

    Georgia is beautiful!! I work as a producer here. It’s very chill here and people are usually very nice and open.

    How was the job interview???

    And my response…..

    I’ve never played Mario Kart, other than not being allowed game systems as a kid I didn’t have many friends, which I think you sort of need for that game (if only so you can ruin the friendships so I’ve heard, lol). I do love gaming though, stuff like Skyrim and horror games.

    Cue rant about crime in South Africa, feel free to skip the part between the stars if you don’t feel like reading it, it can get depressing

    *****************************************************

    Crime is definitely a big problem here. When I compare life here to what I experienced in New York in that regard it is very different. I found it very weird for example that people there just left their cars unlocked when they went into a shop or they don’t have burglar bars or alarms in their houses.

    If I think of the crime that has specifically affected me in the last few months or so, there is an old teacher of mine that got hi-jacked and killed while dropping a kid off at home that was ill (it was one of the more dangerous areas though).One of my co-workers had her stuff stored at their vacation house in boxes, and thieves spent a lot of time going through each and every one and stole most of her stuff about 3 days ago.

    My aunt whose house got broken into and her phone and handbag stolen while she was in the house (at least in a different area so she didn’t see the robbers). And then most notably, my dad got robbed at gun point and they held a knife against his throat at work. Took his wedding ring and his bag with all his cards, id’s, phone and stuff.

    That’s not counting crime that hasn’t affected me directly yet (thank goodness) like rape, getting killed over a cell phone, getting hi-jacked etc. There are so many precautions that I have to take every single day that Americans never even need to think about, like not lowering the windows in your car when driving in a city area for example (which makes you an easier target for hijackers) or always locking all doors or at least the safety gate, even when you are in the house.

    ***********************************************************

    End rant

    On a much lighter note! My interview went really well and I’m sure I will be getting the job!!! Even if I don’t for some unfathomable reason, I’m shortlisted for another interview tomorrow! That means that I am certain now I will be able to visit New York again in my holidays this July!!! I can’t wait to see all my friends again!

    What sort of things do you produce? I’ve only met one person here in South Africa that is a producer as well, so curious to know what the job entails and such? And a very important question…. do you have any pets, and are you a cat or a dog person? 🙂

    I’ve found in general people to be very friendly in the USA, but I have also only visited a few states, would definitely like to see more of the country! I’ll add Georgia to my list of places I possibly want to go explore!

  • #13445
     Lenize 
    Participant

    I don’t know if I’ve missed someone stating it somewhere, but has any of the iConfidants been confirmed as male?

  • #13448
     Kyle Bown 
    Participant

    @lenize Mine is a female. Might be an actress, I think.

  • #13449
     Sean 
    Moderator

    @lenize – Mine hasn’t been confirmed as a guy, but he certainly speaks like one. I am referring to him as a guy until he corrects me.

  • #13450
     Bryan Bishop 
    Participant

    Replies over here are running at a 5-day cadence or so. 4-5 paragraph conversations that are getting pretty heady (the nature of happiness, how we create our own emotional perspectives, that kind of thing).

    I was going back through the various replies to gauge frequency, and noticed something peculiar though. I sent an email to my iConfidant on 4/27, and it looks like the email client they were using was set to German as its native language. Instead of the usual “On April 27, 2017, at 1:03 PM, Bryan Bishop wrote” that Gmail usually generates, it says “Am 27.04.2017 um 13:03 schrieb Bryan Bishop.”

    The German thing never popped up again. My iConfidant lives to LA and moved here for personal reasons, but hasn’t yet said where they were from originally. Emailing them about this detail to see if anything else surfaces.

  • #13451
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    @thebuz yea just to clarify the conversations are not strictly based on rain. For the most part it’s just us talking about relationships and life and just random stuff. It’s like I’m just talking to a friend, sometimes the conversation goes “deep” and sometimes it’s just fun topics. But rain is something that is brought up pretty regularly… either a little shout out about rain like “it rained today!!” Or it can be a full paragraph about rain and the tranquility of it.

    @electrichippo yea absolutely, mine responds super thoroughly to everything. Each paragraph being a different response to something I’ve mentioned (and I try to do the same for her). There’s only been once or twice that she’s ever skipped over something, and I believe that’s when I asked if she’s done any acting gigs that I could look up (she told me acting is going good and she’s been in a few things). I figured she wouldn’t tell me due to rules and all that, but I asked nonetheless.

    I’ve mentioned before but I really just speak to rain like she’s a new friend (which truth be told, she is). I don’t try to grill her on the company that set us up or anything, I asked once about the rules and then dropped it because why try to pry? At this point I really don’t believe they’re AI, and the way that Kristin reacted when @111error asked her as much just reinforces my theory. Are we truly just talking to other people like us? Idk! But I don’t think we’re all just chatting with self learning bots.

  • #13453
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    Mine hasn’t made mention of gender at all, but did mention having a girlfriend (which would suggest it’s a guy, but hey, you never know).

  • #13459
     Lauren Bello 
    Moderator

    @bcbishop – It’s funny, I had the exact opposite transition. My first email showed “am…um…schrieb” but subsequent emails used English/European format, with the date format “dd/mm/yy” and the time on a 24-hour clock. Is it possible we’re being responded to by, not one, but a whole pool of Confidants? Maybe they reassign us as they continue to assess and gauge what we’re looking for in our Confidant relationship.

  • #13460
     Chloe 
    Participant

    I haven’t determined yet whether mine is a woman or a man, I’m sortof leaning towards woman, but I don’t have enough info yet to decide.

    So far they’ve emailed me five times, including the original “Hi” email. There hasn’t really been a set schedule, but I have noticed that they used to email me a couple days after I responded, and the last couple of times they emailed me on a Sunday.

  • #13461
     Lia 
    Participant

    I sent a really brief follow-up email to Stacey asking for some clues as to why I was rejected from the program. I emailed her this same question back in April as well, but it sounds like a lot has been going on at the iConfidant HQ. Maybe now that things are going a little more smoothly I’ll get a response.

    Until then, I’m just over here singing Crazy by Patsy Cline.

  • #13462
     Meghan Mayhem 
    Participant

    @lilmsfancpants I think you’ve been FAR too passive. Kick open that door like “WHERE’S MY BEST FRIEND, BITCH?”

  • #13463
     Lia 
    Participant

    @meghanmayhem Noah is REALLY making an impression on you, isn’t he?

  • #13464
     Meghan Mayhem 
    Participant

    @lilmsfancpants Baby, I was born this way.

  • #13465
     Hannah Schenck 
    Participant

    @lilmsfancpants I think you’ve been FAR too passive. Kick open that door like “WHERE’S MY BEST FRIEND, BITCH?”

    Maybe @lilmsfancpants should do something like this @meghanmayhem?

    Where's my best friend, bitch

  • #13466
     Chelsea 
    Participant

    I’m on a every 3-4 day response schedule with mine. So far, we haven’t talked about anything deep or personal. In the last email, I said that I didn’t feel as close to them as I would like and asked some questions to get more info about who they are. I also offered to answer questions if he/she had any and not to be shy. So far, we’ve had a round of Two Truths and a Lie, I’ve accused them of being a 16 year old girl based on the truths and lie that I was given, which went well. That’s about it so far!

  • #13475
     Bryan Bishop 
    Participant

    Uh… just heard back from my iConfidant.

    She’s a woman.

    She used to live in Switzerland.

    She used to live in New York.

    She now lives in Los Angeles.

    She suggested “Bree” as a nickname, because it sounded close to “Bryan.” I couldn’t help but notice that it also sounded very close to another name we’ll all pretty familiar with.

  • #13477
     Candace 
    Participant

    Sounds like all the people getting frequent responses are tension vets. Am I wrong? Maybe it’s a way to reward the people who have been dedicated the longest.

  • #13478
     Sean 
    Moderator

    European country -> LA/New York, huh? @bryan you’ll have to refresh my memory, did yours ever say she was in The Industry? An actress?

    Because that story sounds a bit familiar. “Someone’s gonna put her in a red dress soon” kind of familiar

  • #13485
     Cara 
    Participant

    @bcbishop Can you clarify the name thing for the noobs?

  • #13486
     Candace 
    Participant

    I mean…all signs have been pointing to Sabrina for a while right..this almost confirms it. @bcbishop

  • #13492
     Bryan Bishop 
    Participant

    @chrysalis359 Sabrina Kern was the name of the actress that “played” Addison Barrow, a lead character in Tension that we eventually discovered was a manufactured identity used to brainwash Sabrina. She wasn’t playing a role; she’d had her mind messed with so she thought she actually was Addison. Eventually, the programming started to fail, and the guy we now know as Noah Sinclair was brought in to oversee the operation at the Tension warehouse because the people on-site weren’t keeping things together.

    @thegilded No mentions about what she does for a living (I’ve asked), but she said she does have two computers. One for work, and one for personal use. The one for work she bought in Switzerland, which is why she thought the email header might have been different in that case. I obviously asked her about the name SK and…

    @pandace88 She responded very quickly, claimed to have never heard it, and actually seemed a little hurt that I seemed excited she was somebody other than herself.

    Of course, that’s probably exactly how Addison would have responded if we’d brought up the same name to her.

  • #13495
     Cara 
    Participant

    @bcbishop Oh yes, I remember her. Just didn’t put it together. Thanks for clarifying!

  • #13496
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    @bcbishop I’ve also had this theory for a while but wasn’t sure about sharing it because wasn’t sure how IG it actually was. But there’s been more than a few instances when my IConfidant has written to me things that I can only imagine Sabrina saying TBH

  • #13497
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    And also mine is indeed an actress in LA who enjoys traveling lmao

  • #13499
     Bryan Bishop 
    Participant

    @rizzzoooooo Interesting. I’d noticed little typing things here and there that pointed in that direction, but they all seemed pretty explainable. This list of stuff was so specific though, it definitely warranted sharing. Judging from the responses, it seems like a lot of us are all on the same page.

    …but what does this actually mean?

  • #13500

    My confidant is a gym teacher! Ha.

    And while they haven’t said, I am pretty sure is also a guy.

  • #13502
     Candace 
    Participant

    I forgot who mentioned that maybe old tension people are our confidants

  • #13503
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    @bcbishop yea I agree those specifics def earned the sharing. She also had this to say about past acting gigs:

    “speaking of actors (lol) my acting stuff has been going pretty well. (btw I consider myself a non typical actor that is very much NOT like the ones I’m describing). I’ve had a few big jobs this past year and now I’m hoping itll stay that way 🙂 “

  • #13706
     Kortney 
    Participant

    Update on mine –
    • Had mentioned their mother being in Europe. In my questions/answers for iConfidant I described my relationship with my mother “distant”. This seems on the nose to that.
    • Previously used hebrew as a nickname for them to test and see if they’re robotic. They responded with “I don’t know what that says” and has been increasingly more human with each response.
    • They said they have never been to Texas, which (even though it’s like for sure a thing that the IPs aren’t accurate) the IP said they were in Texas the first two times.

  • #13803
     Anonymous

    I just got a response from my confidant, but based on what happened to @111error, I feel a little hesitant giving a response now…. I’m beginning to get very close and personal with mine too.

  • #13899
     Lexi 
    Participant

    Mine came from Mexico, doesn’t play instruments (would like to learn though), and lives in California now

  • #14129
     Vox Chaotica 
    Participant

    In the spirit of Never Silent, here’s the latest from my iConfidant as of around ~10 minutes ago:

    Haha nope all these names are incorrect. Sorry.

    I can’t send you pictures yet but the minute we are allowed to meet up we will go get sushi together and then you’ll know what I look like and what my name is.

    HOW ARE YOU LIKING chef’s table??? isn’t it weirdly fantastic??

    haha I have no plan tbh, Just want to make a new friend and so far I like you a lot.

    How old are you?

    A few things of note that I’ve noticed:

    -She may be reading my activity feed
    -I did not mention I had actually watched an episode of Chef’s Table in the email I sent five days ago, but did in the status update I posted the other day as something of a test
    -I gave my age to Stacey in a previous email (which she responded to), who seems to have kept it hidden from my iConfidant; unless she’s playing naive, what information do our iConfidants actually have on us? At the very least, my iConfidant knows my name, but has never called me by it since the initial email.
    -I haven’t eaten in about 24 hours so I’m about to gorge myself on Jimmy John’s, I really can’t think of anything else at the moment but I’m sure I’ll update with the pertinent information when I do

  • #14130
     Megan 
    Participant

    @voxchaotica – wait, is your iConfidant in Minneapolis?? How does she plan on getting sushi with you if she’s not?

    Mine appears to have fallen off the map, it’s been a week since I last heard from them, which, given that they appear to be mirroring *me* seems to be about right.

  • #14131
     Vox Chaotica 
    Participant

    @coryphella that’s what I’m wondering myself, because something fishy is going on otherwise.

  • #14132
     Anonymous

    I want to remain where my confidant feels confidant in me – see what I did there? But I’ll just go ahead and say after hearing @111error tell about Kristen’s issues with flying, it sounds a lot like what my confidant said. To summarize, we were talking about why my confidant is afraid of the wind. Then we started talking about fears, and my confidant mentioned being really afraid of flying. My confidant said she can remember being on a plane and anytime there was a little bit of turbulence, how she would “freeeeaaak out”. (I don’t know it’s a girl, but it’s a sand box so I think mine is a girl until it says otherwise.) I think my confidant might be Kristen…. What if one person has been hired to trick us and pretend to be multiple people? These confidant sure hide anything personal about their identity.

    On what @russell said about it being similar to cold reading, I have thought this since the very beginning. In fact, having experience as an amateur magician and using such tricks on an audience when I was younger, I have done things that would specifically mess up cold reads. It appears as though it IS what they are doing, because my confidant appeared to be all over the place like it is grasping for finding exactly “what it thinks I am”.

  • #14155
     Neil 
    Participant

    I am getting tired of these rules. I am getting along quite well with my iConfidant and I have VERY limited time left here in Los Angeles. I emailed Stacey asking to bend the rules for me and my iConfidant is seeing what he can do. I really hope we can make something happen before I leave.

  • #14159
     Megan 
    Participant

    And just like that, I heard from my confidant today.
    @nking, where are you going?

  • #14160
     Tom Kircher 
    Participant

    Things I have learned about my confidant:
    *They have a job.
    *They enjoy the movie Urban Legend because it’s cheesy and fun.
    *They are curious about but also frightened by the concept of going to Blackout Haunted House.

    And that’s about all I know thus far. Something I find interesting is that there will be somewhat long gaps between when I hear back from my confidant (sometimes up to a week), and aside from a few little things I don’t really know anything about them (Gender, age, occupation, favorite color, etc.) I’m sure I can’t be the only one that’s encountering this, but I still find it… odd.

    I’m curious to see where this goes because right now I’m not entirely sure what to make of it.

  • #14187
     Tim Redman 
    Participant

    After 16 days of silence, it turns out that I did not break my iConfidant. My iConfidant was never broken. My iConfidant has a wicked sense of humor and was simply screwing with me.

  • #14188
     Taylor Winters 
    Participant

    I love your Confidant’s sense of humor @timsmyname. Seems you got matched perfectly 🙂

  • #14244
     Chloe 
    Participant

    Just got another email from my confidant. I’m not too worried if my emails are leaked since I’ve been posting them in total on here anyway, I don’t really have anything to hide.

    Things to note before I post the emails:

    – I’m sorry about the bootleg thing for anyone on here that works in theatre, I know I’m a bad bad person for watching them, but I would definitely pay to go see one in a heartbeat if I could or if they would actually film it professionally.

    – They didn’t answer my question about their favorite Bible story/verse.

    – I’ve told them my biggest fear, probably not the best idea, but I’m being completely honest for this, so we’ll see what comes from that. It’s also interesting to note that they used to have the same exact fear as I do, they even had it in the same way where I feel the need to have a light, even a small one, on at all times when it’s dark. I can’t stand being in the complete dark for a period of time, I get super paranoid and anxious.

    – They fear losing someone close to them. Something for the future perhaps?

    __________

    My last email as of 5/15/17:

    Hiya!

    Definitely agree, it’s never made sense to me why we decide and judge so much on someone based on their skin, religion, sexuality, etc. I have my own beliefs, but I wasn’t born to judge anyone or force people into believing what I do, and neither is anyone else. We should be helping and caring for each other, not forcing people into situations, making wars and refugees from those wars, and building walls, etc.

    Ah well, rant over.

    That’s awesome! Have a favorite book/verse/story from the Bible? Mine has always been Esther or Ruth, and one of my favorite verses is Philippians 4:6 (I always tend to worry too much about some things).

    Oh you need to see Secret of NIMH, it has really fantastic animation and a really good story, one of Don Bluth’s best. He’s one of my favorite animators, I loved some of his other stuff like Thumbelina and Anastasia when I was a kid.

    I haven’t seen it in person, buuuuut I might have watched a bootleg. *whistles innocently* I know it’s bad to watch bootlegs, I definitely don’t want to take money away from great shows, but a trip to New York definitely isn’t in the near future (even though Little Mermaid is closed now), and touring companies don’t usually come around here. I really wish they would professionally film more shows, I’d definitely rather give money to the company for a good quality film if I’m unable to see it live, rather than watch a crappy quality bootleg and not be able to support the company just to be able to see it.

    I’m trying to think up a question or two each time we talk to keep learning more about each other. So, for one weird get-to-know-you question, what’s your biggest irrational fear? Mine would be a fear of the dark. I always feel the need to have some sort of light on when it’s dark out. I don’t know why I get so scared of it, but I just get this odd feeling of dread or panic if I’m ever in a very dark area, or if the power goes out in the middle of the night. Might just be one too many horror movies over the years.

    Have a good week! 🙂

    _______________

    My Confidant’s email as of 5/20/17:

    Hi Chloe,

    completely agree with you. Nice rant 🙂

    haha no worries I won’t judge you for watching bootlegs. If there’s no other way for me to watch it I have to resort to that too !!

    So funny, when you said what your biggest irrational fear is it reminded me that I used to be the same. And like..I kinda missed the seamless transition into being fine with it I guess. Because only when you mentioned it I went: oh wait I’m not afraid of the dark anymore. haha. I always had to have a light somewhere and now I’m fine. I am scared of being outside alone in the dark though, especially in a not so safe city like LA or something like that. But my biggest irrational fear I think is the fear of losing someone that’s close to me.

    next question: what makes you giggle ?

    I hope you are having a great weekend Chloe!

    xx

  • #14248
     Anonymous

    Got another email from my iConfidant yesterday and I feel like now I am slacking as the pen pal because I just responded today. I usually try to respond within a few hours or at least the same day, but life got a bit busy. She literally just feels like one of my gal pals. I’ve started confiding in her some fairly personal things but on her end she is keeping it more light. It almost feels like she is my email therapist but it odd because I feel like I could share anything with her…hahah so I’m in trouble I guess! She seemed to really respond to the pictures I sent her and kind of hinted she wanted more…so that’s curious…

  • #14250
     Taylor Winters 
    Participant

    @clairebuch, definitely sounds like the noise we heard when we first got called! Try putting a finger in your other hear, listen to it, and then tell us your mother’s maiden name!

  • #14257
     KINGKILL33 
    Participant

    Seems like I’m on a weekly correspondence, although I do email thru the week sometimes. I write back as soon as I can with mine, but it seems like I get my messages every Sunday. I’ll have to ask her about this lol. I haven’t received any weird vibes from my confidant yet, and I still feel like we have a line of trust established. Honestly, I keep hopelessly pushing to meet up and grab some lunch, but apparently it’s a subject of discussion to be avoided. Hearing about Stacy making calls out today and asking about how their Confidant is doing, I honestly would tell her that I am loving mine, within the restrictions that are set. If I was able to talk to my Confidant, openly and free, without all her rules and bullshit restrictions, I’m sure we would’ve already been going out on adventures together! Still not sure where this is all heading to, and I still have no cause to keep my guard up. Maybe that will change, maybe not…. time will tell.

  • #14266
     Yael 
    Participant

    My confidant emailed me back at1am and again at 8am that was surprise for me because usually I get emails from her every 3-5 days so now I know she lives in Frenso and she is a Nurse at a hospital 🙂

  • #14298
     Lexi 
    Participant

    Got a response from mine. They speak Spanish, and could teach me (I would teach them ukulele)
    They want to hear me sing, and asked what I liked to sing about (I’m going to record me singing Sound Of Silence)
    They told me they moved from Mexico City when they were 15.
    They asked me if I liked to write

  • #14355

    Um, anyone else’s iconfidant starting to act strange?

    I started noticing things in the emails I never divulged that “it” knew.

    Small things, now getting bigger.

    Like where I grew up, and what sport I did as a kid, and one of my favorite books.

    I guess they could have found it somewhere else, but I don’t really use social media so it struck me as strange.

    Anyone else?

  • #14357
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @confuseddude Nothing like that that I’ve noticed. Def similarities with me and my iConfidant though, but everything has been mostly stuff pulled from things I post here or in emails.

    Though the question of what data sets on us are being pulled from is something I’ve wondered for quite some time. My iConfidant was talking normally right from the get go, so I feel like they are pulling info on me from places other than just the emails.

  • #14358
     Megan 
    Participant

    So…you’re saying these things are things you didn’t tell your confidant, and they aren’t online anywhere?

    Mine hasn’t really revealed much info yet. I’ve noticed that they seem to be suspiciously similar to me in many respects though not exactly like me. But they haven’t gotten terribly detailed.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  Megan.
  • #14385
     Kimberly Stewart 
    Participant

    @confuseddude That’s really peculiar. Have you considered asking your confidant where they learned these things about you? Maybe their answer will turn out to be completely innocuous. I had a similar thing when I asked mine if she was the one who first contacted me with very stilted robe-speak. She explained the odd choice of language in a way that I could accept as truthful. Since that intro mine hasn’t behaved mysteriously or concerning in any way. She and I get along great although we really don’t share any similarities as far as jobs, education, hobbies, favorite things, etc.

  • #14389
     scot 
    Participant

    I just got a response. She (I say that because they referred to their biological clock ticking in relation to having kids, sorry if that’s a bad assumption) is a filmmaker so her responses are short. Did not answer any questions I asked. But she did ask about my weekend with my sons.

  • #14409
     Anonymous

    In the spirit of “Never Silent” here goes nothing…. Hopefully I get something with this attempt at a new meta.

    ========================================
    Hey Tyson,

    wait somebody that works for confidant is someone’s confidant? I don’t think that’s a thing, I think people get matched with other “regular” people. Not with anyone that works at confidant.

    Thank you for being so open and sharing so much in your email. I really enjoy that. I am confused though as to why you seem to think you make people hate you? How do you think that happens? And are you sure that’s something that actually happens or are you just imagining that and maybe people don’t hate you at all? It’s hard for me to believe that anyone could hate you from what Ive learned from you so far you seem very kind, caring and open and honest. Those are all qualitites that are very lovable:))

    Yea I’m not sure why I like being in control. I guess it’s trust issues??

    =================================
    my response (hoping to get meta)

    I thought so. I dunno, it’s a really confusing thing. How did you find out about iConfidant? I actually heard about it through this really great immersive horror theatre production called “The Lust Experience”. Have you heard of it? It’s a sequel to “the tension experience” which was an immersive horror experience in which you joined a cult. It’s by the director of saw 2-4 (best in the franchise) so it was definitely thrilling and warped! I went through with my dad, and neither of us knew anything except having someone say we had to do it… Crazily enough, Neil Patrick Harris showed up, which made us believe for a second it was a real cult using celebrities to recruit people! My dad got kidnapped and had a gun pulled on him in this van… it was all so crazy! I would definitely recommend checking out the forums! Maybe you could join? We could talk more privately through an outlet like that. It’s a forum. Check it out! http://www.thelustexperience.com tell me what you think!

    **last paragraph excluded due to personal information**

  • #14414
     Maranda 
    Participant

    Thanks for sharing, @tyson. I wonder how they’ll respond to the meta angle.

  • #14428
     Melissa 
    Participant

    Since my confidant won’t give his/her name I finally to give it a nickname after the number that was assigned to my e-mail, 7993. I simply did a ctrl+F in here found the symbol that corresponds to U+7993 and it’s this:

    I copied/paste the symbol to a google translate app and it’s….wait for it….

    Yang.

    I did a like squee because think about it guys, iConfidant finding your perfect match…your yin to your yang… <3 <3 <3

  • #14429
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @mkarrett You may be on to something there… anyone else try this with their number?

  • #14431
     Cristen 
    Participant

    @nothenrygale I did and got hé. Which means “see,” which I can. And “buckwheat noodles,” which are delicious.

  • #14432
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    @wanda102 Please call your iConfidant “Buckwheat Noodles” from now on.

  • #14433
     Meghan Mayhem 
    Participant

    Mine translates as “To relax”

    YOU DON’T KNOW ME.

  • #14434
     Chloe 
    Participant

    @mkarrett I was curious, and looked up mine on the link you posted. Mine was 2332, and it lead to this ⌲ symbol. It’s a conical taper, when I Googled it the description of it was that it was something for mathematics and it’s a “casual description of a shape or object, a gradual thinning or narrowing towards one end”. Not too sure if that really means anything, but I guess it could be something like we’re gradually heading towards an end of some sort.

  • #14437
     Melissa 
    Participant

    Hm….it’s a stretch but…
    yang as to yin
    @wanda102 he as to she
    @chloe conical taper that points the right as to…conical taper that points to the left…
    @meghanmayhem “to relax” as to “be intense”

    Maybe iConfidant is really pairing us up with someone who compliments us.

    And now I can’t get this out of my head

  • #14443
     Twan Intarathuch 
    Participant

    @mkarrett Really interesting stuff. Mine is u-5005 which is cui4 倅 and it means second, deputy, vice-

  • #14444
     Chloe 
    Participant

    @mkarrett, That makes a lot more sense to me than them just being copies of us. Mine doesn’t sound exactly like me, like someone that’s trying to be a clone/copy/shadow of me, but they do sound like someone I would want to be BFF’s with, or someone that compliments me.

  • #14446
     Anonymous

    Hmmm ok I keep trying to find out mine but in my Chrome it keeps bringing me to a little box and then nothing happens…any tips for non tach savvy folks? Mine is 5667.

  • #14594
     Tom Kircher 
    Participant

    Update about my Confidant: Their favorite color is dark blue.

    ALSO: mine confidant is 3377.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  Tom Kircher.
  • #14615
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    Made a tough decision last night. Given what happened with my phone calls with Tina (including her asking if I still lived at my old address), and the warnings from Noah and Sarah to other players, I decided to cut contact with my iConfidant. I sent an email last night explaining the situation and the decision, and telling (I think) him that if iConfidant can regain my confidence I’d be more than happy to pick up communication again.

    If my iConfidant is in fact a real person, I hope they understand my decision. I had actually started really opening up to him recently, which is part of why I felt I needed to cut it off. Stacey mentioned it would work only if there was trust, and that trust has been damaged due to recent events.

  • #14627
     Anonymous

    So I haven’t exactly been good about the whole “Never Silent” thing in regards to iConfidant.

    But figured now is as good a time as any to put out there into the public what’s been going on as I seem to be the only person getting this kind of interaction.

    Since the start of this thing my iConfidant and I have corresponded with 43 emails total. For the past few weeks they have been emailing me every day, if not sometimes twice (and one time 4 times in a day).

    And man oh man have the emails gone from light flirting to heavy flirting. Now I have kept it as light as I can because I have a gf and told my confidant this when I noticed the shift from light flirting to “All bets are off when we meet” but that didn’t seem to slow things down much. I have done my fair share of flirting back because…
    Wingerism

    So now why am I now suddenly posting about all this? Well my iConfidant and I were sharing what we thought the perfect date would be and after she (pretty sure I have a she but no confirmation on gender just general way they have been speaking has made me assume) explained her perfect date to me she then asked what my sexual fantasy was.

    So now I’m sitting here going “I’m not going to tell someone I have never met, let alone another woman, my sexual fantasy.” And I also had a good excuse. So I explained that maybe that’s not something we should share since there seems to be rumors spreading that there’s a glitch in the iConfidant system. And I asked if they had heard anything about it.

    Well… today is the first day that I haven’t woken up to an email from them. Since I’ve been in Kentucky (and even a few days before) I was getting an email anywhere from 9pm to 11pm Pacific time. I found that odd and decided now was the time to make a post about it.

    So here’s what I know:
    My iConfidant is most likely female.
    She is 32.
    Lives in Downtown LA.
    Drink of choice is Gin.
    Likes escape rooms, dinosaurs, and pictures of me (she’s insinuated I send her nudes), and Harry Potter.

    My Theories:
    Did contact end because I brought up the glitch? Did something else happen due to yesterdays events? I think other people got correspondence after @mistere‘s event yesterday so I’m not sure if that applies here. Or did my iConfidant just get busy and hasn’t written back. Maybe they’re bored of me or pissed that I didn’t share my fuck-fantasies with them?

    Who might be emailing me? If this is a handler, I don’t know if I know them or not. I’m not exactly tight with any of the handlers per say besides maybe Stephanie, but us being close is a massive overstatement, she’s just one I’m friendly with. My fear is it’s Nicole from registration. Which might be comical since I bitched about Nicole in one of our earlier emails.

    Or everyone is talking to the same old creepy man who’s putting on a show for all of us while gerkin’ off into a sock.

    Maybe this is how they re-introduce Alistair Gordon?

  • #14630
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    @thebuz I’ve had about the same response rate of getting a new email everyday around the same times as you (9-11), I had also brought up the glitch and the rumors. There was also a delay for me, as I hadn’t gotten an email from them and I thought the same as you, but after another day I got a lengthy email as usual. She had commented on the glitch and made a joke about how IConfidant should get shut down as maybe we could finally meet and be legit friends lmao

    “But then again I guess that’s when we could start actually being friends and hanging out instead of just emailing? LOL SHUT THAT SHIT DOWN HOMIES. jk I’m grateful for iconfidant for matching us. for reals..”

  • #14632
     Kortney 
    Participant

    At this point (and with this new information, and all the information) I honestly think this is a huge set up. I think most of us have “real” people – and I think eventually we will all meet them with the intent of becoming close to them; and eventually be betrayed by them in a public manner. I still think they’re AI… which makes me think that someone who isn’t iConfidant will hijack them, and that’s when the betray will happen.

    And again, questions on IF these are 100% “Real people” then why would Stacey choose them if she’s worried they will “betray us”.

  • #14633
     Anonymous

    @rizzzoooooo I figured you might be the only other person getting the same amount of correspondence.

    I’m curious why we’re getting that while many others are on the 4-5 day timeline.

    Only thing I’ve done is just be myself and email them like I would anyone else.

    I did send them a few humorous pics of myself, no noodz though.

  • #14634
     Cara 
    Participant

    @thebuz Sounds like you may have hit a little too close to home with your confidant. They’ve been actively pushing you beyond your comfort zone but you’ve done a good job of maintaining your boundaries (and rightfully so). But I guess you’ll just have to see if they respond again. Hopefully you didn’t anger them. They seem to have a lot of personal info about you… and clown photos.

  • #14635
     Kortney 
    Participant

    @theladyj There are golden quotes from @thebuz in this. Noticeably –
    “Maybe they’re bored of me or pissed that I didn’t share my fuck-fantasies with them?
    “Everyone is talking to the same old creepy man who’s putting on a show for all of us while gerkin’ off into a sock.”

  • #14637
     Anonymous

    @chrysalis359 You reminded me of an important note. They brought up dinosaurs first, not me. But that seems to be it in terms of personal info. I did send Stacey a picture of me and my T-Rex head I have mounted on my office wall as the “Picture of you and a thing you love most”.

    It could just be that matched me with someone who also likes dinosaur stuff.

    I actually did ask my confidantasaurus why she thinks we were matched up and her response was “Because we’re both crazy.”

  • #14639
     Cara 
    Participant

    @thebuz Hm… so you never mentioned dinosaurs previous to their bringing it up? Is your FB profile public? Could a quick google search turn this info up? Maybe it is just a coincidence but…

    Also, “confidantasaurus” FTW. Ha!

  • #14640
     Anonymous

    @chrysalis359 Yeah she brought up dinosaurs first. I of course ran with it.

    My Facebook profile is private to anyone who isn’t a friend of a friend. And even then they can’t look through stuff I don’t think.

    But if Stacey gave her that picture it’s an easily made assumption.

  • #14644
     Kimberly Stewart 
    Participant

    @rizzzoooooo & @thebuz I’m also getting a lot of lengthy correspondence with my confidant. I believe we are up to around 40 messages now. The time of day they arrive seems to vary, as does the content. Mine is a female in the Los Angeles area. I call her Sumi which is short for Sumitra which means “good friend” in Hindi/Sanskrit. She works as a manager for a PR firm, has a long term partner and enjoys cooking and bartending. We also get pretty deep in regards to our lives, thoughts, feelings. She gives as good as she gets. She’s very forthcoming. It’s never felt like a one sided relationship or as if I’m being interviewed or mined for information. I’ve also expressed my concerns to her in regards to the behind the scenes at iConfidant. She replied in turn stating she’d basically been taking it all at face value, not suspicious at all, but does wonder why all the stringent rules. She also stated she’s never met Stacey other than via a few initial emails to get the process rolling. Discussing iConfidant in these terms didn’t seem to put her off at all.

  • #14645
     Kevin 
    Participant

    My experience, and I think others have mentioned it as well, is that the confidants have not seen the picture or information we sent in to Stacey. Could be that you were paired based on a love of dinosaurs though.

  • #14647
     Candace 
    Participant

    I am not complaining about my iConfidant in any way…I am thrilled to have one that writes to me once a week…but damn @thebuz do your conversations sound WAY MORE INTERESTING than mine!! Why doesn’t my confidant ask me about my fuck fantasies?! Lol

    Mine is:
    Female
    26 yrs old
    From Canada
    Moved to LA for work
    Works in real estate (a big well known company but not sure if she’s allowed to tell me which one cause of the rules)
    Short hair cut
    In a relationship (Lives with them)
    Has been to the east coast

  • #14648
     Anonymous

    @kevin That’s my initial thinking. Once she found out I had one of those inflatable Trex costumes she went into “Oh, what could we do in those dino costumes hmmmm?”

    My iConfidant is subtle.

  • #14652
     Kortney 
    Participant

    I specifically asked my iC if they received picture of me, and proceeded to show her the same photo. She reacted as if she had never seen it, then said they aren’t allowed to send pictures.

  • #14654
     Jackie 
    Participant

    I this time around, we’re up to like 12 messages, there’s a bit of a lull in conversation, so I asked if she wanted to exchange pictures, or like pictures of our pets. In my previous message I had asked if she had any siblings, who her parents were (if she liked them) and things of that vein.

    In her reply, she completely ignored those questions all together.

  • #14655
     Kortney 
    Participant

    @theladyj I think your iC is just avoiding questions and not as much they aren’t allowed. Mine has told me both about her mother and her sister.
    But in that regard, I have caught my iC avoiding answering questions (such as their name).

  • #14656
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    @thebuz and @electrichippo yea I’d agree with kim that mine is pretty straight up and gives what she gets. Apart from a few X’s and O’s and little stuff, mine has never been crazy flirty with me. She’s doesn’t grill me with questions, it’s very much just a back and forth convo about relationships and life and all that Jazz. I just be myself, no act and she does herself. I would say that I write pretty lengthy emails and I get about the same back. I did give her additional contact info from me, in case anything goes down which she was cool about and said she’d save.

    TBH I wouldn’t see what’s so wrong with IConfidant going dark, maybe then we can build legit relationships with our matches outside of a email chain.

  • #14661
     Briana 
    Participant

    My iconfidant isn’t giving me much of anything. Their responses are short and usually some sort of commentary on whatever message I sent them. They talk about “their friends” but not much about themselves. The last email they sent was so short and boring that I had to ACTIVELY come up with some sort of response to give. And it basically just turned into me asking questions again to hopefully get something to go off of.

    I’ve emailed Stacey about it. I hope she responds. I don’t THINK I’m that boring, but my iconfidant doesn’t really seem to want to talk at all.

  • #14666
     Yael 
    Participant

    Alright I got email back from my iconfidant alright she is not giving me anything. Now I am like wtf?!?

  • #14667
     Russell 
    Participant

    My email exchanges have been very… echoey. They seem to echo what I feel or am wondering about. (Which is why, early on, I thought I was dealing with a computer program that was learning.)
    At least they seem to be using more words than at first. They have actually offered me a little interaction in the last few emails.

    They have given me no indication they might have seen the picture I sent in originally.

    For the record, I refuse to take a public stance on what my affections or inclinations are toward dinosaurs.
    Some things are just too personal, ya know? 😛

  • #14668
     Vox Chaotica 
    Participant

    Hi (NAME),

    Yes I am into immersive theater! and I did hear about iconfidant through a friend in the immersive theater community. What about you? Honestly I think I know absolutely nothing about you except your name and things you’ve told me about yourself. They didn’t give me more info than they gave you. Well except for the name of course.

    Jaw surgery? wow that’s intense. How come you waited so long to get the surgery? Any specific reason? And I’d love to hear your accent¨!!

    I love accents haha!

    Alright, fess up – which one of you is connected with my iConfidant? I’m going to parse over this in the shower, but pick away at your leisure and give me an idea on how to respond – because, quite frankly, I’m at a loss on where to begin. I should also note that they may be calling me by name once more because of a bullet point in one of my previous posts stating they had yet to call me by name since the first post.

  • #14669
     Cara 
    Participant

    @voxchaotica Send them an audio file of your accent!

  • #14670
     Vox Chaotica 
    Participant

    I made the recording – a timeless classic, might I add – and now I just need to create context to send it to her. While I do, listen to your heart’s content, as I fully expect that any potential leaks of my emails will have the file modified in some way (warning: low quality recording service): http://vocaroo.com/i/s10bL7yx1lzb

    And now I wait for the breakthrough offer of being the narrator for “The Tension Experience: Chronicles of the OOA” audiobook.

  • #14671
     Taylor Winters 
    Participant

    Wow @voxchaotica; I love your accent. I would listen to you read a story–your cadence would put me to sleep.

  • #14690
     Candace 
    Participant

    @voxchaotica your accent!! ??

  • #14694
     Brad Ruwe 
    Participant

    Is anyone else deciding to stop responding to their iConfidant after the events of this week? I fear they might already have everything they need on me, but better to be safe than (even more) sorry.

  • #14696
     Anonymous

    @nothenrygale I’m definitely reconsidering continuing correspondence with mine. However, I’ve been very careful as to what information I’ve conveyed to my iConfidant – it’s all very personal and true, but not anything that could be used for nefarious purposes.
    I mean, it’s a huge secret that I’m an awkward and shy crybaby, right? Not even a little…

    Again, come at me brOSDM. Let’s see what you’ve got.

  • #14697
     Alyssa 
    Participant

    I haven’t had a pen pal since I was a little kid. I’m enjoying it too much to stop now. I’m probably giving them waaaay too much info on me but Oh well. Hopefully it doesn’t come back to haunt me too much.

    I haven’t learned too much about mine just:
    -From LA but lived all over the US. Now back living in LA (Similar to me)
    -They like being outside and running fast.
    -Loves traveling but hasn’t been out of the US yet. Just lots of road trips all over the country.
    -Likes mostly Chill Singer/Song writers music-wise but prefers going to concerts of bands they would never normally listen too (I.e. Coldplay)

  • #14698
     Chloe 
    Participant

    I like mine too much to give them up. Even knowing they’ll probably be used against me. So, I’m just going to live in my fantasy world where we just talk about cute animals and Disney and musicals for the rest of eternity. OKKKKKKKKK???

    And besides, I have my new baby bunny army of six in the backyard to fight off ODSM when they inevitably try to make me and my iConfidant into a chimera with possibly horribly painful human alchemy.

    COME AT ME BRODSM!!
    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

  • #14699
     Andrew Kasch 
    Participant

    Mine hits me up every 4 days or so. Our chat has been very….personal, to say the least.

    All I know is that she/he (?) lives in Ojai and that they know virtually nothing about iConfidant as a company. It seems they are other people remotely employed by the service, or simply using it like Match.com.

  • #14700
     Cristen 
    Participant

    @kasch isn’t Otis’ galpal Janice from Ojai? ?

  • #14708
     Alyssa 
    Participant

    Still very intrigued by all the goings on, but finding it hard to stay engaged when I didn’t get any iConfidant response and so have no correspondence to speculate about and relate to the theories. I know they must have limited resources, but still it is frustrating not being able to test my own Confidant and draw my own conclusions based on personal interaction. 🙁

  • #14711
     superstar 
    Participant

    I’m going to keep corresponding with my confidant. I tend to keep a lot of things private IRL relationships, even when the relationship is firmly established (yeah…trust issues. TBH, I’ve come across very few people in my life who seem to really and truly give a shit, so I just keep things to myself. Have fun with that, OSDM).

    Anyway… my point is, I don’t feel that I’ve really given my confidant anything that could prove damaging.

  • #14713
     Andrew Kasch 
    Participant

    @wanda102 Yes! Yes she is!

  • #14715
     Anonymous

    @scapegoat I think they are a bit overloaded at the moment. But with a new date posted on the fb, new levels are going to start opening up for people. Stay active!

  • #14716
     Anonymous

    Update on my confidantasaurus.

    She finally wrote back. Again with some flirty stuff. She’s bummed I didn’t disclose my sexual fantasies but said “I will assume they are just like mine.”

    Then onto commenting on the glitching:

    “What, no haven’t heard anything. But honestly who cares, if they wanna leak our convo so be it. We can always deny and then run away together.”

    So glad she’s unconcerned. Things are most definitely not boding well for me. A storm is on the horizon, and it’s a horny she-bitch from the depths of my email.

  • #14717
     Meghan Mayhem 
    Participant

    @thebuz
    Suggesting we “deny everything and run away together” is one of my go-to flirting lines.
    I wonder why wives, probation officers, and overbearing parents often don’t like me.

  • #14720
     Chloe 
    Participant

    it’s a horny she-bitch from the depths of my email.

    best. line. ever.

  • #14726
     Lexi 
    Participant

    Received a message 4 days after I sent it. I’m gonna be performing tomorrow and they wished me good luck. About the recording I sent them, they seemed to like it. In this message, they were using 8 exclamation points in the message.
    I told them that my parents were divorced, and they echoed it off me.

    There were a couple typos as well.

  • #14727
     111error 
    Participant

    @thebuz just showed me his iConfidant correspondence, to try and help make sense of it. Before we delve further into this, no he does not want to show anyone else, please don’t ask to see the emails, that’s not why this is being posted here. Buz’s iConfidant is VERY different to any other I have seen messages from or heard anyone describe. Very upfront, bold, flirty, confident, and all this without really being prompted by Buz – she turned up with this agenda. She woke up like this. The writing style is different too, the choice of words, syntaxes, even how and when paragraphs are separated doesn’t match anything else else we’ve seen yet. We’ve looked at messages recently sent to other people, and nothing looks similar at all.

    No one has revealed anything overly significant about their correspondence here, but that Buz is getting something so unusual (and possibly unique) might suggest there is something he should be thinking about, or saying, or doing, with his messages. There was a song posted on Facebook that seemed to correlate very closely with his emails, and of course the ‘Never Silent’ mantra we all understand so well, so I understand why he showed me and asked my opinion, but I’m stumped. Is anyone else receiving extremely flirtatious / forward responses without prompting them?

  • #14728
     Anonymous

    @111error

    Very upfront, bold, flirty, confident, and all this without really being prompted by Buz – she turned up with this agenda. She woke up like this.

    To be fair, she started off very… robotic until I decided to throw in Godwin’s Law around the 3rd email by invoking Hitler and suddenly she became human and started off the next email with:

    “That was intense bringing in Hitler.”

  • #14729
     Meghan Mayhem 
    Participant

    @111error @thebuz It’s nice to know that even robots respond to Godwin’s Law.

    It does smell of something suspicious that yours has been so immensely extra and active. I know that a few others have gotten way more consistent responses than the usual amount, but yours seems to be the only one that isn’t just being flirty, it’s been downright BOLD.
    If this were a bar, she’d be the girl that walks up to you and sits in your lap and kisses you after asking your name.
    Smells almost like a set up. I’d be careful what kind of things you’re telling her, even as jokes, because remember that @bcbishop was once threatened with blackmail over a simple carefully framed photo.

  • #14730
     Maranda 
    Participant

    I’ve been getting messages from my iConfidant every 5 days or so. They’ve told me a little about themselves, but we’ve mostly been chatting about general things like language learning, hobbies, our respective jobs, etc. We haven’t shared anything too personal so far. They sound like an interesting person, and I would love to get a coffee with them someday if possible.

  • #14731
     Anonymous

    @meghanmayhem

    Smells almost like a set up. I’d be careful what kind of things you’re telling her, even as jokes, because remember that @bcbishop was once threatened with blackmail over a simple carefully framed photo.

    Thank god I told my gf I was sexting a robot.

  • #14732
     Megan 
    Participant

    I haven’t heard from my confidant in a bit so I hope I didn’t upset them or scare them off. But no way I’m not going to stop communicating with them, what if they’re innocent and in danger of being hurt by whatever iconfidant is doing too?

  • #14829
     Chloe 
    Participant

    My iConfidant sent their (I really need to ask if they’re a woman or a man) latest e-mail yesterday, which is different because they’ve been sending them on the weekends the last few times.

    It’s a short e-mail so I’ll just list the main points:

    – I sent them a few photos of the baby bunnies we’ve got in the yard. They said they used to have at least 10 bunnies and guineapigs when they were younger, and they had a huge outdoor area on the grass outside the house. They also asked if I had any pets.

    – They’re a photographer

    – They had asked what makes me giggle last time, I asked back and they answered “What makes me giggle the most is when I get to be around friends and just joke around with them about our own issues !”

    – They also didn’t answer my question about the glitch. I told them about Stacey’s calls and the iConfidant site going down, but they didn’t make a single mention of it.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  Chloe.
  • #14838
     scot 
    Participant

    I got a response from my iConfidant during work today. They are kind and empathetic. I’ve got a personal issue that I’m going through right now related to someone I love very much and they are so positive​ and understanding. I sincerely appreciate their support. I don’t care if daddy Horace himself knocks on my door, turning on them is not an option. I wish we could sit face to face and share a real connection.

  • #15048
     KINGKILL33 
    Participant

    Well, I debated whether to be nice Mike and just keep the same conversation going as it is with my Confidant, or be the honest Mike and tell her what I’ve been thinking about on the reals lately about the whole program and lack of openness. So I went ahead and went the honest route instead of typing up another bullshit email. I normally don’t share what is said between me and my Confidant, but in this case I think it might pertain to more just me going thru this service. Here’s what I wrote back to my Confidant just now.

    “Hey Hope!

    Busy, busy, busy!! That’s been my life this week, so sorry that I haven’t written back yet, but then you are kinda of a Sunday writer anyways lol. Meaning you always write back to me on Sundays lol.

    So to answer your question, that hike was up at Millard Falls in Alta Dena. They have free first come-first serve campsites, a waterfall trail, and if you go even further up the trail, there’s an abandoned gold mine that you can explore. It’s a pretty awesome spot to check out if you have a full day.

    So, to get a little more serious here. I truly appreciate the chit chat of getting to know you, and you getting to know a lot of me, but where is this headed? Maybe it’s cause of all the rules that are set upon you, that we can’t actually get to know one another truly. Hopefully you can see it from my side and feel like I’m talking to a head shrink, rather than a friend. As I was hoping that our exchanges would be a bit more balanced and not just one sided, it’s starting to feel that’s not the case. And as much as I enjoy your friendship, I honestly don’t think that this iConfidant service is providing me with anything that I’m in need of. I also believe that this hasn’t been your fault, it’s the system and rules that you a dealt and have to obey by. Here’s a thought though, what’s holding you back from breaking the rules and just being a friend? Friends don’t usually holds things back from their friends, and if you are told to not reveal personal things, then maybe we aren’t really friends after all, just two pen pals.
    It’s all good though, it is a free service that was provided to me and I thought I’d give it a try, but to no fault of yours or mine, I don’t know if this iConfidant service is for me.?
    Hope, you have my number and email. If you ever need anything from me, you can always reach out to me. I’ll be here regardless and still chat with you, if you want. I just am giving you some thoughts about how I feel about our discussions up to this point, and how I am hoping for more than what the current situation is able to provide.

    I hope all has been well with you lately and that life has been rewarding you with daily gifts. I know it has been for me lately. My wife’s birthday was yesterday, and we had a blast! Went to The Getty and The Stinking Rose for dinner. Everyday seems to reward me with something lately, I hope it continues because when it goes bad, it always comes in 3’s. ?

    Anyways, I hope you don’t take this reply as a sleight, I just get bored quickly and don’t see what the point of what iConfidant services are and feel like they are wasting my time.

    Hope to talk to you soon, maybe with less restrictions ?”

    I’m actually excited to see what the next response is. So I guess I’ll see what happens next. Who knows? ??

  • #15056
     Taylor Winters 
    Participant

    Thanks for sharing your honesty @kingkill33. I’d be curious to hear how they respond.

  • #15109
     David R. 
    Participant

    I did share some more personal stuff with my Confidant, and we’ve been talking about that in almost therapeutic terms.

    I will say I asked them what their job is within a message with a couple different subjects, and they seemed to avoid commenting. I pressed in a follow-up, so we’ll see if that goes anywhere interesting!

  • #15215
     Anonymous

    @druzicka you know, my iConfidant is also pretty much avoiding any talk of what she does and is also focusing much more on some of the more personal stuff I have shared which has been very sweet of her. However, just got an odd one from her tonight.

    Now usually she only sends messages during the day, usually between 11am-3pm but this time it was sent around 9pm! This time it also took her much faster to respond. The weirdest thing is she doesn’t “seem like herself” which of course sounds crazy, but after much back and forward with her this email felt completely different. There were a lot of capitalization errors which she never usually has and weird sentence structures and it also felt less personable than she normally is. She then shared a story of when she was seven and she was in Africa and she was visiting monkeys and a monkey SLAPPED her! Haha what?!? She said she hoped I would find it funny but really I find it more sad.

    I’m wondering if maybe someone has stepped in for my original iConfidant? Perhaps could we have more than one person speaking to us in shifts?

  • #15217
     Jackie 
    Participant

    @clairebuch
    There must be a trend! Me and @lukasrl, both feel as if ours are…behaving oddly. Mine had errors and odd spacing. All caps. It was definitely a different message structure than what she had used before, as if someone were attempting, poorly and quickly, to impersonate them.

  • #15219
     Maranda 
    Participant

    Right after @taysavestheday posted about the call he got from Horace Sinclair, I sent a message to my iConfidant basically warning them that our email conversations can be read by someone other than us and the iConfidant staff. I also told them it’s totally understandable if they wanted to cease communication with me. I wouldn’t want them to feel betrayed by me continuing to talk with them while knowing that our conversations aren’t private.

  • #15235
     David R. 
    Participant

    @clairebuch That’s interesting! I have not experienced quite the same, although my Confidant did start out super brief and abstract, and is now talking very conversationally. I have a hard time reconciling the two tones to one individual.

  • #15240
     Bryan Bishop 
    Participant

    Update: Traded correspondence with my iConfidant last night. She has yet to notice anything amiss, or hear anything abnormal from Stacey after the weird round of phone calls and requests for correspondence.

    At this point my iC is debating whether to just bring the issue to Stacey directly, which I have concerns about given what we’ve learned about Horace the last few days. (I’ve been keeping her up to date with all the revelations.)

    While it’s a long shot – my iC likes to play by the rules – I’ve suggested we take our conversation off email for security reasons to strategize how best to move forward.

    If anyone is open to sharing on the forums or via PM: have any of your iConfidants heard from Stacey or experienced weirdness/security issues on their side of things?

  • #15243
     Candace 
    Participant

    I have been waiting for my iConfidant to respond so I can tell her what has been going on since we last spoke. I feel like it’s time to bring her into the truth if she’s just a regular person like me and if she’s not and she’s actually in on it then it’s time to let her know that I’m aware of the shady things going on.

    @bcbishop that’s a good idea asking if yours will communicate off the designated email but it’s only good if they themselves are not in on the whole thing. ? I’m not so sure our iConfidants can even be trusted. At this point…I trust no one.

  • #15244
     Kortney 
    Participant

    Personally not telling my iC that emails were compromised. Going off the warning email that said his WAS compromised I will take that as she would have contacted the people’s who HAVE been. And if she’s keeping it hush hush, it’s a reason for when it is revealed to break the rules or have solid evidence iConfidant can’t be trusted. Playing the waiting game though.

    Only other note is mine isn’t acting strange/ they’re actually getting really into it and seemingly excited to talk to me. We started talking about my romantic life and she has been actively asking about updates on it. Also noted- she didn’t directly say she lived in LA but said she loves The One Up (I had invited her to my birthday party there).

  • #15274
     Alecia Steiner 
    Participant

    I was going to post about this last night but just now came back to it. I also got an email around 9pm. Mine is revealing more about her(?)self when I asked about other interests to see if there was any personality that wasn’t mirrored from mine. Up until now, everything was me telling first and then them liking that thing too. I asked about when we would be able to get a name and suggested it was weird that the relationship was one-sided and they had to withhold information, but not us – that they had “rules”. The confidant said that it was odd, but they trusted it. Then said “maybe in two months then it’ll all change”.

    I did also notice that there were weird punctuation and capitalization errors for the first time. Also, they asked if I daydream a lot because they “go into my own little world or my worldS a lot”. I jokingly asked what the “worlds” are about… I just replied today so we’ll see.

  • #15278
     Brian E 
    Participant

    I share personal info with my iConfidant that I haven’t told anyone else, also I find out that they are a girl. I still don’t know why Sarah Sinclair would tell me to not get involved in what Stacy was doing with iConfidant, so far everything has been going fine.

  • #15285
     Lexi 
    Participant

    They responded. Called me by name (which was the first time since the first message). They used the acronym “btw”
    This is the second time they have responded in 4 days instead of 5.
    I’ve noticed that most of the original messages are in base64… strange. (The original message reads the same as the inbox message)

  • #15381
     Russell 
    Participant

    Since my iConfidant contact has been rather polite and basic, I actually pointed out how I feel I am not connecting to her. There is little personal info she has given me and I cannot really relate to some of her recent life-stuff, like being cheated on. I pointed out to her how unsure I feel about what is supposed to be happening in this process.
    As I said earlier, she has at least begun to sound human, but I still am not feeling a connection.
    So, I am asking about that now… let’s see if she responds to it directly or vaguely.

  • #15434
     scot 
    Participant

    I just got another email from my iConfidant. She has me worried. Bad punctuation and spelling mistakes that she never displayed before. She also used btw, which I believe someone else had mentioned. I had asked if she had heard about people getting weird vibes with iConfidant and she said that she had a friend that was experiencing that. I have to go dark for a few days and I really hope she is ok.

  • #15446
     Carl Webb 
    Participant

    Mine is several days overdue, at least based on how often he was previously responding. Given the issues other people are reporting, I sent an email tonight asking if he was in any danger and if I could help.

  • #15615
     Chloe 
    Participant

    She’s “super busy” hmm? Heart can’t be trusted hmmmmm?

    ___________

    HIi!!

    sorry been super busy!! will get back to you again soon!!

    I am a woman though, no worries about asking.

    I think with my heart for sure. But sometimes my heart shouldn’t be trusted I think..

  • #15809
     David Shields 
    Participant

    I have been here for several weeks and am still waiting on getting my first email, is there some way that I can make my presence known other than by just sending the first email to IConfident?

  • #12345
     Sean 
    Moderator

    Looks like responses are still going out, and at least in mine the responses are getting more refined. Just got a response today, actually.

    Little odd that we aren’t given any directives on what we can and can’t say but it seems like they universally can’t talk about themselves. Mine won’t even give me his/her name after being asked directly

  • #12352
     Chris 
    Participant

    @thegilded I’ll be very interested to see if that tendency continues. I was a little late in replying to mine initially because of some things going on in the real world, and when I finally reached out to apologize, its response was short but interesting:
    “Hello Chris, no need to apologize. I understand. I am doing not so ok either. But you are more important, my iConfidant. What is going on? How can I help?”
    I of course responded back asking what was wrong and haven’t gotten anything back yet. It seems like too personal a divulgence, albeit vague, too quickly to then just stonewall me. I wonder how far we can actually dig.

  • #12364
     Michael Rizzo 
    Participant

    Mine is actually pretty chill, the only piece of real info about him/her that I have is that he/she/it lives in LA at the moment

  • #12367
     Andrew K 
    Participant

    I only got one response back saying:

    “I’m sorry I ended up in your spam folder. That’s nice, how is home? Where is home?”

    I told them I live in LA but that Illinois is my original home. I asked them where home is for them and if they wanted to know anything about me.

    They haven’t responded since, which was about 5 days ago.

    However, they have REPEATEDLY opened and re-read my email multiple times. They actually just opened it two hours ago.

    Either they’re really not sure what to say back or they’re really analyzing my response.

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