|repsac3: Folks online are only as real...|
|repsac3: Fortunately, there is a record...|
|repsac3: ...the real meat--the REAL truth...|
|repsac3: To whatever extent...|
Advice from others has it's place, but firsthand experience and your own good sense is worth far more. Don't spend a whole lot of time listening to some third party characterize and interpret what a person said and did through the lens of their own biases and beliefs--especially when you can see exactly what that person said and did, in full context, all on your own.
For good and for ill, anyone whose been online for awhile has created a searchable record that speaks to who they are. The truth is out there. Use it, and judge for yourself...