The Xuphor situation

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  1. p1ngpong
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    Hi guys.

    Many of you are probably confused as to what is going on with the whole Xuphor situation right now and I think you are all definitely owed an explanation by us.

    Lets start from the start.

    In late June I was approached by Xuphor and told by her that she was gravely ill, in need of a lung transplant she had only a few weeks left to live. Having no reason to doubt her story we kept communicating via PM in order to work how best to break the news to the community. My main concern at that time was how the community would react and I was especially worried about her receiving heartless comments and such from people. The end result was this thread and needless to say I was very proud at how the community responded to the news.

    And I want to make this clear so that it can never be taken away from you going through that thread made me proud to be a mod here and I thank everyone who posted there with their genuine heart felt support, thank you all very much!

    Now the situation was bleak, xuphor apparently refusing charity to pay the astronomical surgery bill seemingly had accepted her fate and was waiting to die basically. Meanwhile we were still communicating in PM, I was informed that her sister would be creating an account here when xuphor was too ill to stay at home to keep us informed of her progress and notify us of her death when it happened.

    So suddenly and slightly earlier than expected xuphor gets moved to hospital and as promised her sister makes an account here under the username Kinekto.

    This is when things start to move along at a fast pace and when quite a few of the staff start to become suspicious about things and we start to doubt the whole story.

    Personally my first doubts started to arise when Kinekto first came on the scene. An apparent technology n00b who doesn't even own a smartphone etc she seemed to be able to navigate the forum expertly, being able to set an ava (coincidentally one of xuphors old ones) without issue, being able to use BBcode in her sig and posts again without issue I was surprised that she didn't need any help with that type of thing, but really that proves nothing on its own.

    Then we have the whole mysterious benefactor willing to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars towards the surgery. A gbatemp member (apparently a celebrity or at least a minor one) who coincidentally only contacted xuphor via AIM. Wishing to remain anonymous because this person did not contact xuphor through the forums we have no way of verifying, we have absolutely no trail of even a login or PM that can prove that this person exists. Another factor that makes the story all the more dubious.

    Another seed of doubt is once again aimed at Kinekto, her writing style and general forum conduct is eerily similar to Xuphors, this was my and a lot of the staffs first red flag of suspicion that made us think perhaps we were being manipulated. As a prime example of the similarity between their style and to once again question how much of a n00b Kinekto actually is I submit this thread for everyone to look at http://gbatemp.net/threads/two-really-bad-forum-glitches-involving-calls.352030/
    Now does that in any way look like a post from a tech n00b who has only been a member of the forum for a few weeks under the worst circumstances to you?

    Also before anyone suggest we check IPs kinekto lives at xupors house now, so every single one of her logins and posts shares xuphors IP and the hospital does/ or does not block GBAtemp from their wifi so there never has been a login from a hospital IP.

    Lastly as this whole thread is long enough already we have the sheer speed that this all progressed by, the coincidences, the factors that make it impossible to disprove suspicion on every single turn, the downright series of miracles that occurred in such a short space of time. Maybe we are just cynical but all together it is hard to swallow that someone can be basically on a death sentence and then coding in RPG maker and requesting pinned threads in such a short space of time.

    Having discussed all of this over several days, and I have left out further facts and evidence because it was just too much Costello decided to PM kinekto and share our concerns and request some proof, here is the entirety of the conversation for all of you to see.

    "Hi Xuphor, Kinecto

    People are starting to ask questions about your version of the story.
    I am going to ask you to give me definitive evidence that all you're going through is real.
    Otherwise I won't be able to stop people from calling you a liar.

    You have 24 hours to provide me with whatever you think will help clear things up once and for all.
    I'm sure you understand.

    Costello "

    And the reply we received.

    "Uh-huh, I'm not Xuphor, I don't really care what this site thinks of me, and I will never understand why she likes it so much.
    As for the whole situation, http://gbatemp.net/threads/my-medic...ot-the-best-of-me.350870/page-26#post-4730401

    So, with the entire forum hating me, I bid you au revoir. "

    Which led to kinektos final and quite frankly crazy final post in xuphors medical condition thread which yet again has made us all have massive doubts.

    Asking for some proof after going on blind faith for six or so weeks is not an irrational request as far as I see it, I think I have presented enough pieces of the puzzle that don't fit quite right which justifies our doubts. Now to be clear

    I AM NOT CALLING XUPHOR AN OUT AND OUT LIAR!

    Wherever xuphor is I genuinely hope she is ok and healthy but really at this stage we will need definitive proof that everything which you say that happened happened, I think the community as a whole deserves that much.
     
  2. Lilith Valentine

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    This whole situation greatly concerns me. Please give us an explanation, this is a valued member of our community and now we went from having this great news to great confusion!
     
  3. emigre

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    This is one pretty fucked up situation.

    It would be a mighty shame if it turned out to be one big sham. Especially at how great the temp responded to it.
     
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    Thank you Pingy for this post, my spider sense was tingling for a bit prior to the infamous last post.
     
  5. Joe88

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    After that last post I think everybody starting getting suspicious about the whole story
     
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    With hindsight, the whole benefactor and how quickly lungs that were a match for Xuphor were found, raises a lot of suspicion.

    This suspicion that i had was put to the back of mind, as i was so taken in by events and thinking of this girl nearly at death's door and what seemed like a miracle, was happening.

    It does make me & probably everyone who got involved with the thread wonder how much of this whole episode is factual now.

    I'm still in a state of shock really, and i had to read Kinecto's last post 3 times due to disbelief.

    If this string of events is fictional then i cannot understand any motive for it.
     
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    For the attention of it?
     
  8. Walker D

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    Soup Opera level of drama... ..let's hope that mods can get some reliable answers in the near future..
     
  9. AlanJohn

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    This is all a hoax.
    Xuphor was always, ALWAYS an attention-seeker. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that she came up with all of this considering the things she did in the past in order to get attention.
    I knew this from the very beginning, but I decided to wait until she fucks up just so I won't get banned for calling her out.
     
  10. JoostinOnline

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    While I can't say I am completely without suspicion, I would like to point out a few things about the above text:
    1. The forum isn't really that hard to navigate. I'm pretty sure my grandpa could do it, and he still has trouble with a remote.
    2. How do you know she used BBCode and not the buttons?
    3. I'm a computer science major who has interned at a university building computers, and I just got a smartphone about six months ago.
    It is certainly a depressing thought that this whole thing was some sort of joke. I barely know Xuphor, so I can't say anything about her character, but even so I've stayed awake a few nights worried about her health.
     
  11. p1ngpong
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    As I said multiple times, nothing is definitive. I just basically posted a shopping list of things that bugged the staff about the story which lead to Costy PMing kinekto. Frankly none of us would have expected the reaction we got from it.
     
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  12. Dartz150

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    I really can't understand this type of people... You see, I was watching that Xuphor's thread from the shadows, and keep myself out of the thread because I don't bothered to answer. The reason? I have been in another forums where threads like this surface not very often, but with different topics such as a car accident, a robery, a familiar desease etc... so when I first saw the Xuphor's thread, I was like "Here goes again one of this threads" Seriosly, this type of things aren't suposed to be talked about on a forum, THIS SHOULD BE THE FIRST CLUE ABOUT IT TO BE FAKE, normally when you run on these types of situations, the last thing you ever think about is to post it on a forum... for example, I had a appendicitis surgery a month ago and I'm still recovering, the last thing I ever thought about was to warn my staff crew (I am a staff member of a 3DS related forum) the first thing that came to my head where my family and friends, then my job and the school.

    I don't mean to be some kind of dramatic or something similar, just putting my grain of salt for your reassons of doubt... Because all of this threads result in a failed attempt to become the center of atention.
     
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    Another thing that concerned me was Xuphor's Twitter page.

    https://twitter.com/Zyketor

    But regardless of whether or not Xuphor's hospitalization/surgery that's a terrible way for a sister to act. She obviously cares somewhat about her sister, driving two hours to see Xuphor quite often. (Oh, and even taking a cab to see her due to being too sleepy to drive. Which would run you a bit more than $25.) Plus all that gas money seems to be a lot for a sister that doesn't care. The outbreak that occurred when Costello PM'd her is unusual, and her reaction to the people in the thread was even worse. With absolutely no reason to lie to us, she did. For that this whole situation for me is mute. The damage if any has been done. When/If Xuphor returns the community is going to react. Whether or not it'll be a positive reaction is up in the air.

    That is all.
     
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    Oh, I know that. I was just pointing out a few things.

    However, I just read the "final post" everyone was talking about, which I somehow missed. I'm seriously doubting that any of this is real now. Just...wow. I can hardly believe anybody here would do that. There are certainly members I don't like, but I can't see any of them toying with hundreds of people's emotions just for fun.
     
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    Hypothetically speaking, imagine what kind of a trip it would be if Xuphor was Kinekto, Xuphor never had CF and had been playing us all this whole time (especially those of you who knew for longer prior than when she started that thread), there is no benefactor, and she never had a chance of dying. That could also explain why she was so reluctant against posting any sort of vaguely personally identifiable information.

    Again, all hypothetical. I'm not trying to point any fingers and say "yes it's all a fraud" and shit like that, but I am throwing the possibility out there, food for thought.

    I wonder how ComeTurismO is gonna react after seeing the love of his life do this.

    This website is a sham.

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    I am a banana.
     
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    i think i have her PSN... if i she her name online i'll let staff know.
     
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    Yeah, for all we know that might actually be true (did I just agree with something you said? Holy shit).

    Especially, as p1ngy wrote, it all kinda happened too fast... Let me quote myself from IRC
    The whole thing makes me wonder if ANYTHING of that actually happened.. I remember Xuphor posting about "her CF" last year, there was absolutely no reason not to believe her imho. Even with the latest thread, about her sister and all. But now that "Kinekto" (who might as well be Xuphor, playing some huge, heartless prank on us) made that last post...
    Trolling is one thing, but death is NOTHING to joke about!
     
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    I don't buy the whole "I don't really like my sister all that much" chit-chat - nobody says something like that about a relative who's literally "on a deathbed, one leg in the grave unless a donor pops up" unless said relative did something incredibly horrible in the past, and even then people tend to "forgive and forget". All this is really weird and I hope it gets resolved soon.
     
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    Maybe she values her privacy?
     
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    This on top of the fact that her parents could care less if she dies or not.

    I don't care what kind of a relationship you have with your children/parents, if your child is dying, you care a little bit. Your child popped out of your fucking vagina.

    Edit:




    Absolutely a possibility, but if someone is about to die, there's not much to keep private any more.
     
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