Saw a recent thread with people questioning Sam2000's identity, whether he's really 12, etc. So, just want to point out that this issue will not continue.
I understand that it is human nature to be skeptical of things that seem amiss, and in an environment like Oasis, where things don't seem to add up, and there is really no means of proof, you can't really resolve it.
So, there's no riddle to unwind here. Everyone is what they say they are online.
That said, it is really not anyone's role here to try and find holes in anyone's writings to question anyone else's identity. If you don't think someone's posts add up, stop reading them and stop commenting on them.
In a nutshell, if Sam says he's 12, he's 12.
If you don't think he's 12, and have nothing positive to say to or about him, don't comment on his posts and don't mention him in your journals. Easy.
As stated above, if you don't have anything nice to say to Sam, or you don't know what to say, or you don't believe he is 12, or you don't believe he exists, don't read or comment on his journals.
So, any comments on any future Sam posts questioning his identity will be deleted, as it provides no value, only negativity. And it's basically online bullying, if you're wrong in your assumptions.
Also, I have often suspected some accounts to be bogus, but I don't really care, because it doesn't change a huge value Oasis provides.
If a fake user does post seeking advice on here, and gets real advice, real people then read it and still benefit from it. So, ultimately, it serves the same ancillary purpose. Feedback given to one person on here is read by and can help others who read it, so there is benefit to commenting on journals beyond addressing the one person who wrote it (and why I almost entirely post comments publicly and rarely, if ever, PM people).
I'm not going back and deleting any old comments, but just a heads up. If people have nothing better to do with their time than pick on 12 year olds, read a good book or something.