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Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?

 
#1 Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
11/03/2007 20:13

Pleb

I've been amazed at the type of arrogant rubbish occasionally posted on here by Pirlo. Thought I'd look all his contrubutions up to get a more complete idea of Pirlo's delusion, but found a number of threads on a search for "Pirlo" where that worthy does not appear.

Beng, however, does appear on these threads! Curious, no?

The type of holier-than-thou "you are not worthy" rhetoric spouted by these two does bear a certain similarity as well.

Here's my theory: the system tracks users not by HANDLE, but by EMAIL address.

Am I crazy, or could it be that Beng and Pirlo are just cover for the same person?

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#2 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
12/03/2007 09:12

or/.... to Pleb (#1)

Perhaps a mars a day is also the same person and he/she is having a long conversation with him/herself through this forum. Maybe there are only 3 or 4 people contributing at all and they are trying to shape perception by posting certain types of message. Maybe Pirlo is not actually a consultant but is trying to enhance the stereotype of how a consultant communicates. Will we ever know...... ?

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#3 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
12/03/2007 09:19

anon to or/.... (#2)

This thread is non-sense and forum-members would be well advised to not get into this sort of comments. It really devalues the importance of may other thought-provoking, interesting or helpful posts.

I just hope this thread will get deleted soon.

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#4 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
12/03/2007 10:02

Roberto the Mighty to anon (#3)

That Anon posts a lot too. I often notice him answering his own question.

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#5 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
12/03/2007 11:05

A Mars A Day... to Roberto the Mighty (#4)

I am legion.

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#6 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
12/03/2007 11:24

Pirlo to A Mars A Day... (#5)

This is just youre immagination. Ever thought that more than one people, i,e a whole team in of one company that is collectively taking the pi$$?

What if Pirlo was really a name used for any person from a particular team to post, to collectively have an inside joke?

Now thats a tought.

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#7 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
12/03/2007 12:25

who is.... to Pirlo (#6)

...the real Pirlo? He/she can't be a consultant due to the comedic inability to write...

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#8 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
12/03/2007 18:55

anon to who is.... (#7)

Pirlo, that IS an interesting thought. Tell us what Beng thinks... ;)

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#9 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
14/03/2007 01:19

The Borg to anon (#8)

We are all part of the Collective.

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#10 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
14/03/2007 01:35

Beng to The Borg (#9)

Pleb,

This system does NOT track users at all. Unlike Vault.com, anyone can use any handle in this Board. There's no log-on/off procedure that ensures/verifies identity. Several of the posts attributed to me, for example, were not made by me at all.

-The Real Beng

PS. No, I'm not Pirlo. However, I have made posts using another pseudonym, as the handle "Beng" carries with it a lot of baggage, some positive, some less so.

PPS. The only reason I log into this Board is to actually try to help people. It only takes 10 minutes every week or so...so not a significant investment in time. I didn't go into a Ivy undergrad, and I didn't have blue-chip work experience prior to Bschool. However, I've gotten plenty of GREAT advice in my day, which enabled me to get into a top 10 Bschool, leading to the position I currently hold at an MBB firm. I actually "LIVED" my own advice. So what worked for me, will hopefully for you some of you, too.

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#11 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
14/03/2007 04:02

Dan to Beng (#10)

Wouldn't it be better if the forum has some sort of authentication to avoid user name hijackers and Trojan horses? Tony this is for your attention.

Dan

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#12 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
14/03/2007 08:59

Anon to Dan (#11)

Maybe so. It would probably cut down on some of the crap that people post too.

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#13 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
02/04/2007 15:32

anonalso to Anon (#12)

Such as people simply making comments about posts.

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#14 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
02/04/2007 15:45

Tony Restell (Top-Consultant.com) to anonalso (#13)

In answer to the suggestion that we insist on having contributors identified / authenticated, here's the crunch of the issue -- how may of you would really say what you honestly think of the places you work - or your views on the recent round of bonuses / pay rises - if you knew that you were doing so under the watchful eye of your employer?

I suspect that a lot of the frank exchanges of experience / advice would be killed off if we removed the anonymity that the current system provides...

Tony Restell

Top-Consultant.com

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#15 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
02/04/2007 16:26

Village Idiot to Tony Restell (Top-Consultant.com) (#14)

Tony, I'm not sure I agree. I would be shocked if most people on this board didn't have a private e-mail address that could be used for authentication purposes. I participate in a number of online forums and have never had a problem.

Moreover, provided you kept the e-mail addresses private, I don't see why using company e-mail addresses for verification purposes wouldn't work, either. Though my email address may be John.Smith@McBainGroup.com, only you would know that.

To the rest of the world, I'd still be an idiot. But at least other posters would know which idiot they were talking to.

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#16 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
02/04/2007 16:38

The Top Consultant to Village Idiot (#15)

Whoa whoa whoa VI. Firstly let me say I'm 100% in agreement with what you're aspiring to - a nice authenticated board where people can't 'fake' usernames etc.

However, 2 issues arise:

1. This could deter the casual poster - the guys who have something interesting to say but can't be bothered to fill out a form and respond to 'confirmation e-mails' to register.

2. The idea of having to submit any personally-identifiable info for registration purposes - e.g. a company e-mail address, real name, even a personal e-mail account - is a bit of a turn-off. Sure you can make up a name and register via a throwaway hotmail account, but this is a lot of hassle. Also, if I worked for McBain as an insecure 20-something and had to use my McBain account, there's not a chance that I would say anything even remotely contentious about the firm. In fact I'd probably do the opposite and be overly flattering about them, just in case 'big brother' was watching. This would be true even if there were all sorts of 'personal information security' safeguards in place - I'm a cynical character and just don't trust those kinds of assurances, even from a very reputable site like this one.

I love this forum and the characters that use it, you guys brighten my day. It's great for getting things off my chest and sharing experiences. I think its success largely depends on us all having a shared interest and actually wanting to keep it a useful place for sharing knowledge/advice/ideas.

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#17 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
02/04/2007 17:22

The Top Consultant to deleted (#0)

LOL, no it really is me, TTC. I'm in a very good mood today. The builders actually did something right for once and the sun is shining. It made me come over all emotional. You guys!! *sob*

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#18 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
03/04/2007 09:00

What about... to The Top Consultant (#17)

Could we not have both? Then students and the like that frequent this forum could know that the advice from a few people who have proved themselves not to be full of $hit all the time is genuine, and not some snidster making a subtle joke. Which they obviously wouldn’t get, or they wouldn’t ask the question in the first place.

If I wanted to tell everyone not to go to firm X as Mr Smith the manager like to touch on new analysts, then I could do it under the guest guise.

Surely it would be easy to implement? It could even be as easy as a tick-box on the reply/new message screen to post as a guest, instead of your usual username.

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#19 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
04/04/2007 09:05

Fat Joe to What about... (#18)

Interesting debate.

*bump*

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#20 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
04/04/2007 14:23

Anon to Fat Joe (#19)

Yes, but yesterday Pirlo scored vs Bayern...

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#21 RE: Are Pirlo and Beng one and the same?
05/04/2007 09:05

SPARTAPOWER to Anon (#20)

I'M SPARTACUS!

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