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...a cryptic thread in a thread on 2ch...
Changed first thread to threat, as i'm sure it was meant to be.
"...he was identified and arrested...". How exactly was he identified, if using the site is anonymous?
- IP address? This story needs a link to the thread. There should be an archive out there somewhere.
i scanned through the japanese article, and i have a few comments. first, i think it is important to stress this whole ordeal happened in 2000, when 2cha was apparently not even remotely as popular as it is today, and the incident probably had some influence on its' popularity. second: the english article states that the readers didn't believe neomugicha's boastings about him planing a hijacking, but this doesn't seem to be the case, according to the japanese wiki. neomugicha used a different nick before, cat-killer, and i'm not sure whether he was supposed to have said anything about a bus hi-jacking under that name (i suppose he must have). he then changed his nick to neomugicha and opened a new topic with only a seemingly meaningless one-liner: the topic was entitled "Saga prefecture, Saga, 17 year old"; and the opening post had nothing but "Hi hi hi hi hi" as the message. there was no way to know from this what he would do afterwards, and it was only a few hours later, when the hi-jacking was in progress, and the hi-jacker was described in the news as a 17-year old from Saga that someone noticed this post. the actual debate on lying in internet discussion forums apparently ensued later, in mass media. (third: neomugicha is apparently a rip-off nick, based on the nick of a somewhat famous 2cha contributor at the time, a guy calling himself mugicha).
i don't want to post this, because i'd probably have to rewrite the entire article...
oh yeah, one more thing - in answer to the question above: neomugicha also published his e-mail adress with the first (and only) post. this would be enough to identify him later. posting any sort of personal data is also highly unusual on 2cha. most of the contributors don't even anter nicks, so a post with a nick AND an e-amail address would be hard to miss. 22.214.171.124 04:12, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
Nothing on when it happened? Not even a year? 126.96.36.199 20:55, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
I have tagged the article since whatever the article proposes in the reference section it's not clear a. what information is in there (inline citations are missing) and b. if this is bigger than a single event. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:25, 4 March 2009 (UTC)