“How To Tell If Someone You Meet In An Online Profile Or Advert Is Married/Partnered Or A Troll" Article 2 of 5

Written by Murray Hughes

----------------------------------------- Subtitle - Troll Detection Made Easy ---------------------------------------- Due to their overwhelming lack of social skills,repparttar gay man’s 'trolls' aren’t that hard to detect if you know what to look for.

The majority of them are usually oblivious to anyone or anything but themselves, and thus behave in a way that makes you shudder with embarrassment.

A classic example is someone who sends you naked pictures of themselves without asking, or giving any indication that’s what they’re going to do, first.

Another example is someone who bugs you for your personal contact details even after you have already declined.

There are literally millions of gay men and women online daters out there - you can easily afford to be picky.

If you have a bad feeling about someone, trust it!

However, be aware that there are some other, more malevolent trolls, who will try to bait you and lure you in to talking with them or meeting them.

So how can you tell if they’re a troll?

When I first began using online dating I had no idea, I was completely naive.

Resultingly, I fell victim to a troll on more than one occasion – thankfully I have never been physically bashed but:

•I’ve been homo-bashed in a chat room by an obvious gay-person hater. In fact, I think it was a 2 or 3 of them having a good laugh.

•I’ve gone on dates with troll’s, more than once. Shortly after we met it became very obvious they were nothing like they described.

•I had to change my phone number because I foolishly gave it out to a desperate troll who wouldn’t take 'no' for an answer.

I’m not trying to showcase my stupidity! I am just givingrepparttar 132153 reasons why I had to, out of necessity, develop some kind of early detection system.

After a lot of trial-and-error, for both myself and my clients, I developed a check-list of yellow-flags'. Here are atwo of them:

1.Move-Out Ya Bum!

If you get any hints that they still live with their mom and dad, that’s a sign of a troll.

If they are young then it’s probably OK, but most gay online daters are mid-20’s and upwards.

From my experience, a grown gay man or woman still living at home is cause for concern.

If a relationship did start, you would have to always use your place. Additionally, you have to wonder if his or her parents even know your date is gay.

If they don’t, visiting would be like being 14 all over again….imagine – you visit, date introduces you as a friend and then tells his/her mother you are going up torepparttar 132154 bedroom..

Global development - so much more needed

Written by Mel Dunn

Global Development – So Much More Needed meldunn.com.au

The tragic events resulting fromrepparttar recent Tsunami on Boxing Day 2004 serve to again highlightrepparttar 132151 fragile nature of many ofrepparttar 132152 world’s communities. In each of these locationsrepparttar 132153 key tasks of treatingrepparttar 132154 sick and injured, ensuring clean water was available, or made available, providing food, accommodation and so on was critically important as a first step onrepparttar 132155 way to rebuilding these communities.

What further serves to highlightrepparttar 132156 magnitude of challenges facingrepparttar 132157 world as a whole, isrepparttar 132158 fact that many other activities alongrepparttar 132159 development continuum continue to be in operation, or needed. In many cases these are needed inrepparttar 132160 same countries affected by this tragedy.

Adam Gilchrist ofrepparttar 132161 Australian cricket team, duringrepparttar 132162 telecast ofrepparttar 132163 Tsunami relief match, commented with interest that within a very short period followingrepparttar 132164 disaster, hundreds of millions of dollars became available to supportrepparttar 132165 needs ofrepparttar 132166 affected communities. Yet he commented further that 15,000 people each day die unnecessarily in Africa from disease. His point was not to devaluerepparttar 132167 Tsunami relief contribution, but rather to highlightrepparttar 132168 need for ongoing commitment from those who are more fortunate in assisting those most in need.

So much more is needed.

As was seen inrepparttar 132169 early stages ofrepparttar 132170 relief effort,repparttar 132171 citizens ofrepparttar 132172 world are incredibly generous and compassionate and recognise that we all can do something -repparttar 132173 sum of all parts can make a difference.

While each of us has different personal circumstances, which definerepparttar 132174 type of support or involvement we can offer, there are plenty of options. These options can be as simple as a donation or sponsoring involvement, to volunteering internationally or domestically, or making long-term career decisions to be involved in development.

The Australian Government has shown a great lead through activities such asrepparttar 132175 Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program (AYAD) (www.ausaid.gov.au/youtham). The program places young Australians on short- to medium-term assignments through which they haverepparttar 132176 opportunity to employ their skills, as well as develop a greater understanding ofrepparttar 132177 development needs of our neighbours.

Similarly, organisations such as Australian Volunteers International (www.australianvolunteer.com) supportrepparttar 132178 recruitment, placement, preparation and management of volunteers forrepparttar 132179 purpose of working towardsrepparttar 132180 sustainable development of communities. (It should be noted here thatrepparttar 132181 Australian government, through AusAID, is a major fund source for these programs).

Of course, volunteering for either short- or long-term assignments is not possible for everyone, which is fine. The astounding statistics relating torepparttar 132182 level of donation forrepparttar 132183 Tsunami relief effort suggests that clearly there are many of us who have done other things, in whatever way we could, to offer support. Similarly, many of us sponsor children through organisations such as Plan (www.plan.org.au) and World Vision (www.worldvision.com.au).

All of this helps.

What aboutrepparttar 132184 link betweenrepparttar 132185 commercial aspects ofrepparttar 132186 development industry andrepparttar 132187 benefits it is meant to deliver?

So often in conversations I hear statements such as “consultants are getting paid too much”, “firms are making too much profit” and so on.

Are these statements fair?

First of all I would think it a unique situation in any industry if there were not a difference in earnings between certain individuals and different organisations. So at some point in all industries, “they are making too much” is going to be heard. Just because it is said does not mean it is valid.

Secondly, there are a lot of high quality organisations (and Australia has many) that continue to provide quality solutions to contribute to sustainable development. While we would all certainly hope thatrepparttar 132188 need for development activities would disappear, this is not likely inrepparttar 132189 near future. So for organisations to continue to provide quality inputs, they also need to be sustainable.

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