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Old May 6 2012, 09:51 PM   #16
23skidoo
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Re: Whatever happened to Stellar from Dragonfire?

Professor Zoom wrote: View Post
For celebrities, Twitter does to a verification. Generally it'll have like a green or blue check mark next to the name, meaning it's been a verified profile. So, yes, 100% certain.
I was tongue-in-cheek in my reference, however there are still a number of bogus profiles out there and not everyone is aware of the check mark verification. We hear about bogus announcements being made all the time in famous people's names. Which has led to a few people (Jenna-Louise Coleman being one) having to announce publicly that they don't have a Twitter account. And you still end up with scenarios like Nicola Bryant needing to use "The Nicola Bryant" as her username because of others using just "Nicola Bryant" (though to be fair that's also often because someone with the same name is legitimately registered; I couldn't tell you if this was the case with Nicola). And there's nothing stopping someone joining a forum (maybe not this one or Gallifrey Base because we have enough people in the know here and there who could probably suss out a faker pretty quickly, but there are millions of forums out there) claiming to be Peter Davison or, well, Miranda Borman.

There are enough sources that can be used to verify, for example, which Karen Gillan is real on Twitter. Or Moffat. But it's still hardly a foolproof system. Ditto Facebook.

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Old May 24 2012, 04:03 AM   #17
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Re: Whatever happened to Stellar from Dragonfire?

I just got contacted by this person in the same way as 23skidoo (via my Wikipedia page, as a listed member of the Doctor Who WikiProject there). At least, I'm 99% sure that it's the faker. But what a bizarre person to choose to impersonate! I suppose the logic is that if you choose someone sufficiently obscure, it'll be more difficult for people to find you out... but I'd heard something vague about this hoax before, so she'll have to either move on to the next target, or perhaps choose a new person to pretend to be.

By the way, 23skidoo, did you ever contact the real Miranda Borman about this?
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Old September 26 2012, 01:49 AM   #18
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Re: Whatever happened to Stellar from Dragonfire?

This person might have moved on to the fanfiction.net site. She sent me a private message using the username of Miranda Borman.

I had my doubts when she said she was a child star and had played Stellar in this Dr. Who ep so I did a search on Google and found this site and this thread.

Just thought I'd contribute to the discussion.
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