When you think about it, the internet is a democracy. Whether you're the President, an award-winning scientist, or just a spiteful troll, you can create a Twitter account and go from one thread to another, explaining to other users why they're stupid. However, if you're actually doing it, that's precisely what you need to keep in mind. It's just a matter of time before you run into someone who can call out your BS. And when that happens, you're going to end up on the subreddit r/DontYouKnowWhoIam. Like the name suggests, this online community is dedicated to those spicy moments when people were oblivious to who they were talking to, and has collected quite a lot of them since its inception in 2015. Here are some of the best ones.

#1

Regional Reports Manager

Regional Reports Manager

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Luca Valerio
Community Member
11 months ago

This should be higher up!

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#2

Underestimating A Multi Talented Model!

Underestimating A Multi Talented Model!

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buttonpusher
Community Member
11 months ago

Burn!

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Even though there's a line between self- and over-confidence, trusting in your judgment can help you become successful in life.

Both verbal and nonverbal communication can be extremely effective at garnering positive attention and influence in groups. According to one hypothesis (the presumption of calibration hypothesis), people generally assume others have the self-knowledge to know how confident they should be, and we also assume they will truthfully communicate this confidence to us (the so-called truth bias), unless extenuating circumstances suggest otherwise.

So whenever we see confidence, we tend to find it compelling, and we expect it to be justified.

#3

Learn To Speak English

Learn To Speak English

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Chris Wade
Community Member
11 months ago

What a condescending, racist c**t.

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#4

The Guy Then Came At Him Saying He Violated The Hippocratic Oath

The Guy Then Came At Him Saying He Violated The Hippocratic Oath

NoBananaRunts Report

buttonpusher
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Anyone else so sick of the vaccine argument? Should mention I'm not anti-vax. Have had covid twice myself. Edit: Was asked how I had it twice. First time I likely caught it in a post office. Only place I'd been for weeks as most of the country was shut. Second time my partner tested positive and then I did.

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#5

Red Faces All Round

Red Faces All Round

ItalianGreyhounds Report

ElenaK
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Same thing happened to Bob Dylan! The bouncer wouldn't let him in , in his own gig, as he did not recognize him!

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Interestingly, some research has reported that being overconfident while participating in a group activity did not damage the person’s reputation — individuals who trusted their task performance (but were later revealed to be worse at the task than they had claimed) did not suffer a severe drop in their social status in the group relative to someone who had been well-calibrated.

The researchers concluded that "the status benefits of overconfidence outweighed any possible status costs."

So extreme cases aside, being featured on r/DontYouKnowWhoIam might not be the worst thing that can happen to you.

#6

Experience ≠ Skill Level

Experience ≠ Skill Level

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rspanther
Community Member
11 months ago

I've seen things like far too often.

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#7

Challenging A Doctor

Challenging A Doctor

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
11 months ago

Details please.

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#8

Don’t You Know What I Am?

Don’t You Know What I Am?

you-want-nodal Report

Marcellus II
Community Member
11 months ago

These dam germans are everywhere...

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#9

He's Egyptian

He's Egyptian

JammyDucky Report

Marcellus II
Community Member
11 months ago

YOu sure? He doesn't seem to walk right for that...

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#10

Becky Says Do Your Research About Vaccines Y’all!

Becky Says Do Your Research About Vaccines Y’all!

jmrormj Report

River Webb
Community Member
11 months ago

where did you "look them up"? some mum group where essential oils are the equivalent to some miracle cure?

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#11

Karen vs. Owner

Karen vs. Owner

YessRules Report

Adam C
Community Member
11 months ago

"I want you fired, you and you and you! FIRED!!" what's wrong with you people?

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#12

Accusing A Former Us Secretary Of Labor Of Being A Keyboard Warrior

Accusing A Former Us Secretary Of Labor Of Being A Keyboard Warrior

Ravenae Report

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
11 months ago

Scorched. SCORCHED, I say!

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#13

Physician Didn't Read A (Verified) Acct Bio Of Another Doctor Before Patronising Him About His Area Of Expertise

Physician Didn't Read A (Verified) Acct Bio Of Another Doctor Before Patronising Him About His Area Of Expertise

NastyLittleHobbitses Report

karla Meixnerová
Community Member
11 months ago

There are people in my country who believe that Ivermektin (actualy horse pill to get them rid of tapeworms) can cure covid. Eventhougt, there is no study to prove that, some people eat this, they overdose on it and end up in hospital with covid and also kidney failure...

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#14

Accusing The Artist Based On Images From The Artist’s Own Website

Accusing The Artist Based On Images From The Artist’s Own Website

Lumberjack_Mike Report

buttonpusher
Community Member
11 months ago

Similar happened to me. My art teacher almost failed me because she said my drawings weren't free-hand. They totally were and I did one of them all over again with her there, she shut up after that.

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#15

Man Tries To Lecture History Professor On History

Man Tries To Lecture History Professor On History

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Happiness is Hippo
Community Member
11 months ago

Random man on the internet

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#16

Tony Hawk Tries To Rent A Car

Tony Hawk Tries To Rent A Car

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Nugua Nugua
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Because even if it wasn't THE Tony Hawk, there cannot be anyone else with this name around... (/s just to be safe)

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#17

What Are The Odds, Really?

What Are The Odds, Really?

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rspanther
Community Member
11 months ago

Someone needs to go to the burn ward for that one.

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#18

Director Is Asked What Her Job Is

Director Is Asked What Her Job Is

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Marcellus II
Community Member
11 months ago

When you say "young lady" you must already know you're doing it wrong. Unless you address the rest as "old man", "middle-aged ambiguous person", etc.

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#19

Anti-Masker Gets Shut Down Quickly

Anti-Masker Gets Shut Down Quickly

ItalianGreyhounds Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
11 months ago

Noice...

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#20

Sauna Advice

Sauna Advice

EstonianSaunas Report

Demi Zwaan
Community Member
11 months ago

Exactly! A sauna doesn't have to be uncomfortable to be 'good for you' at all! It should be something relaxing, that's all. It might be good for your hearth health, but there's not that much evidence that saunas have health benefits. Still, getting uncomfortably hot is not good.

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#21

A Different Kind Of Dykwim

A Different Kind Of Dykwim

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Dodo
Community Member
11 months ago

This one is the most understandable so far. It does seem like a rude question out of nowhere.

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#22

Ah Well

Ah Well

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
11 months ago

Okay, awkward. But how can you believe super rich people aren't changing the world? They're definitely changing it. No one said, "for the better."

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#23

My Friend Is A Scientist, So Exchanges Like This Occur Almost Every Day

My Friend Is A Scientist, So Exchanges Like This Occur Almost Every Day

LazagnaAmpersand Report

Cecily Holland
Community Member
11 months ago

I do like a Dr who speaks his mind and to hell with polite

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#24

Running "Coach" Meets The Runner He Bases His Training On

Running "Coach" Meets The Runner He Bases His Training On

How_Far_We_Done_Fell Report

Demi Zwaan
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh, you should have!

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#25

It Happens Again

It Happens Again

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buttonpusher
Community Member
11 months ago

I love how he's so famous and nobody recognizes him.

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#26

Asian? It Must Be A Chinese Puppet Handler

Asian? It Must Be A Chinese Puppet Handler

MadHardHatter Report

Demi Zwaan
Community Member
11 months ago

Should his name be public knowledge? Isn't he in the SECRET service?

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#27

Spotted On Tictac

Spotted On Tictac

ThatOneGuyOT Report

Miss Cellania
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

"Wasp" is a category, with quite a few insects in it. This is like saying "That's not a primate, it's a chimpanzee!"

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#28

Please Educate Yourself About Vaccines

Please Educate Yourself About Vaccines

Valentinay95 Report

Adam C
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Google (1 page of search result) vs Med school

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#29

Someone Lied On Their Resume

Someone Lied On Their Resume

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
11 months ago

As if "leftist claptrap" wasn't enough to expose a clown.

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#30

In All Fairness I Don't Tend To Wear T-Shirts With My Boss's Name On Them

In All Fairness I Don't Tend To Wear T-Shirts With My Boss's Name On Them

JohnTheWegie Report

White Wolf
Community Member
11 months ago

Just covering up a nasty and not a single bit funny comment from Demi Zwaan.

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#31

Oh You R So Cool And Must Be A Really Important Person

Oh You R So Cool And Must Be A Really Important Person

Noname_Maddox Report

Chris Wade
Community Member
11 months ago

That's a troll account. Their name is "Petty" and just look at the profile picture haha

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#32

Having A Ba In Politics Is Better Than Being A Constitutional Lawyer, Right?

Having A Ba In Politics Is Better Than Being A Constitutional Lawyer, Right?

beerbellybegone Report

Brendan
Community Member
11 months ago

A whole four months' experience? Wow you must be near retirement.

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#33

"Are You Neil Patrick Harris Like Huh"

"Are You Neil Patrick Harris Like Huh"

RedactedByElves Report

buttonpusher
Community Member
11 months ago

Love this guy.

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#34

Youtube Doing What Youtube Does Best

Youtube Doing What Youtube Does Best

ItalianGreyhounds Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
11 months ago

youtube works in wondrous ways. "You indicated you didn't like channels about sports, so here are another 30 recommended channels about sports."

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#35

Explaining What Baguette Means To A French Person

Explaining What Baguette Means To A French Person

Hotmessrepublic Report

River Webb
Community Member
11 months ago

"NO! I may have never spoken French, nor do I know anything about the language, but I know I'm right!!"

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#36

Man Who Helped Legalise Gay Marriage In Gb Accused Of Doing Nothing For Lesbians

Man Who Helped Legalise Gay Marriage In Gb Accused Of Doing Nothing For Lesbians

mildbeanburrito Report

Dodo
Community Member
11 months ago

I know people make jokes to the contrary but people don't actually think with their genitals. If someone identifies as a woman and they are solely attracted to other women, they're a lesbian.

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#37

Guys Tells John Wayne Parr, That He's Friends With John Wayne Parr

Guys Tells John Wayne Parr, That He's Friends With John Wayne Parr

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
11 months ago

Ouch

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#38

Tried To Start Some Racial Nonsense

Tried To Start Some Racial Nonsense

ItalianGreyhounds Report

Demi Zwaan
Community Member
11 months ago

So not dark enough to be considered black by the black community, but definitely not white enough to be considered white by the white community. What a wonderful life :( Why do people care about skin color this much?

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#39

Arnold The Schwarzenegger

Arnold The Schwarzenegger

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
11 months ago

Who knew? Arnold looks like Arnold! This should be front page news!

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#40

Twitter Telling The Autor To Read His Own Article

Twitter Telling The Autor To Read His Own Article

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
11 months ago

I appreciate that setting, but it does make for funny moments like this.

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