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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Brawny, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Reading this sparked my interest a bit. (As well as some second party influences...)

    So ranging from "complete strangers I steal Wii information off of" to "I have no "real" friends", where do you stand? Do you actually give two shits about your fellow Wiichatters?

    I think my views are blatantly obvious, and while I could go into a 5 page ramble, I will save it for later, I suppose.
     
  2. Zoro11031

    Zoro11031 A Major PS2 Fanboy

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    I don't give a rat's ass about any of you guys :yesnod:
     
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  3. mushroomedmario

    mushroomedmario ssb4life

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    hmmm interesting question

    i don't think i care that much, but i'm not afraid to meet people

    say if me, cantgetawii and prez are all going to some concert in toronto, if they want to meet up i'd be up for it......however i'm not going to pm them and say "hey let's meet up"
     
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    I highly doubt that I am ever gonna meet up with someone on the internet, it just seems risky to me.

    I mean anybody can just say anything about themselves, and there is no way to prove it or prove against it. It's hard to really experience someones true personality through just text, so you really never know how they act IRL. Although I guess webcam chat would make more sense, but thats just not my thing.

    If you meet other people through the internet its cool with me though, I really have nothing against it. You just gotta make sure that they are who they say they are.

    You guys are cool and all, but I think it would just be awkward meeting all of you IRL. If I was drunk enough it wouldn't be awkward though I guess.
     
  5. Dorkfish

    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    Meh, if i see someone ask somone to meet up with them at some remote location, i usually dont think the people, but about what might happen.

    Is the asker a freako?? Is the receiver ready-and-willing? Is the receiver a rapist waiting to wait the rapist? is the rapist the kind of guy that enjoys being raped? vice versa?
     
  6. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    I'll just say...I disagree with you on that...

    I said I wouldn't kill her. And I stand behind that 99%!
     
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    Samus101 Super Hunter

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    Well... I don't really care too much about my "fellow" WiiChatters, because I know none of them really care about me. On the other hand; I DO care about certain people I play RF with, probably because we can just instantly PM each other.
     
  8. Celeste

    Celeste WiiChat Member

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    I care.
    Just because you're on an internet forum doesn't mean you can't make strong friendships. After a while, I started truly caring about some people here. I talk to them frequently, miss them when they aren't around, etc. There is a group of guys + one girl here that I absolutely adore and would drop nearly everything to meet if/when I could.

    People on the internet are real.
    And, Brawny/Frogger? Not the only couple around here...so...that further sums up my view.
     
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  9. Sovieto

    Sovieto Banned

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    i actually care, like celeste said, just because were on the internet doesn't really make a difference. were only limited to chilling on a couch with each other, but besides that, the ones i do "care" about are the ones that i know about. the people who come here regularly and have no need to lie, dont try to impress anyone, just be themselves. the real reason behind the fact "you cant make real friends on the internet" is people may not be who they seem to be. but why not just trust them on that and if they are being fake, take it for what its worth. but again, there are people who i know arent fake on here cause i trust them from what i know. trust is the number one ingredient of a relationship!
     
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  10. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Ahhhh wall of text with run-ons abound!

    But reading your last phrase leads me to agree with the rest of that. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Sovieto

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    commas do justice as to not make a sentence a run-on sentence, dont they?? cause commas are just wannabe periods, amiright?

    hey im willing to get on msn and have group chats and web cam chat though! i have my xbox camera, and its only compatible with msn... so yeah.
     
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    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    syntax is really the only person on wiichat i would meet up with. however about 90% of the people on my XBL friends list (other than the ones i actually know IRL) i wouldnt mind meeting. however i talk to these people on a day to day basis and know them all pretty well. i would never meet up with someone after only talking with them for a week or so
     
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    there are two people who i'd like to meet from wiichat but both of them don't post anymore

    one is ilovemywii- it just seems me and him have a lot in common, and we were even born on the same day( april 21st, 1990)
    paintballer-again kinda seemed like we had a lot in common, enjoyed participating in threads with him
     
  14. Sovieto

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    do you think talking via voice is more impacting for a "online relationship" than with text? or do you think they are equally impacting in a relationship.

    btw, this is not really about whod you meet up with or if you would, its about do you consider the people on here friends, and do you actually feel connected in one way or another.
     
  15. uloseiwin

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    I care. I thought Celeste made a really good post, you can certainly have strong friendships through the internet. I know that when I used to play runescape I talked to some random kid Zink298 for about 6 months. I played with him almost daily. He was the best internet friend I ever had. I missed him when he quit the game. I was happy every time he logged on. Even if he was a 45 yr old man, he sure didn't act like it. I mean, I know I wanted to meet him, but there's always that slight chance that things could go wrong (for example, *cough* getting raped *ahem*) uh yeah anyway...you can certainly make friends on the internet, but it is still dangerous to meet them. I would only do it if I had someone I already knew coming with me.
     
  16. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    I think voice does more, yes. But that is definitely not diminishing the power of text. Personality comes out in text just fine.

    Edit: And a simple webcam wouldn't qualm fears of a pedo? Euh...too much Dateline for some people.
     
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    chach umm yaa.... anybody here?

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    I met my current gf over the internet per say :scared:

    lol ya kinda vierd, but its a music site, with events and what not. Posted met at a concert and ya shes awesome. Internet just brings people with similar interests. Now a days with the lack of a box social or whatever you crazy kids are doing the internet is looking to be the communication of the future.
     
  18. Brawny

    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    What was that, a 3 month herpes outbreak keeping you busy?
     
  19. vashivihan

    vashivihan Let There Be Rock

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    Yeah Theres Nothing Wrong With Meeting People Over The Net......if U Have Seen Their Faces And Talked To Them Verbally.

    Btw I Am Not Some 45 Year Old .my Pic Is In My Avy, Just Thought I Would Mention It.
     
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    chach umm yaa.... anybody here?

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    :lol:


    Damn I thought you had forgotten :scared:


    LOL but no just been busy with school and new job, no time at the desk to browse le forums. Or play my wii :(
     

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