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

  1. The_Mitch

    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    well i only have people on my XBL friends list if i know them from a forum or something. i think talking with text and with voice can both be just as effective. however voice chat with someone can reveal more about that person. for example, someone can say on a forum they are 25 yet on voice chat its obvious they are around 13-15 years old
     
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  2. Dal

    Dal The Seagulls Cry.

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    I don't care for people unless I know them well.....
     
  3. Clarke

    Clarke The "Real" Tech Support

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    You wouldn't wanna meet me...
     
  4. vashivihan

    vashivihan Let There Be Rock

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    well its logical because u havent had enough interactions with random people to truly caere for them. (yeah i know it doesnt make sense, but thats no the point)
     
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  5. Dal

    Dal The Seagulls Cry.

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    That's exactly right. Good job on finding nothing....:thumbsup:

    I'm still confused.
     
  6. Syntax

    Syntax That Canucks Fan

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    Do I care about the people I meet?

    Yes, of course. I value my friendship with those I meet online closely to my real life friends. To be honest, I see no problem with having friends online.

    Would I ever meet someone online?

    Sure, why not. I wouldn't mind meeting Mitch in person.
     
  7. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    Well, first of all... I wouldn't want to associate with someone who keeps demonstrating they don't know the difference between "your" and "you're" ;). I'd point them to http://vtbsd.net/english/ and then tell them to come back once they've passed the 3rd grade.

    That said... I'm a guy, almost 33, and relatively fearless. I've been all over the country and have fended for myself in many situations in many cities. I'm a blackbelt, and an actor on the side so I'm not shy socially. If one of you lived within an hour's radius I'd visit the first night of talking to you unless you gave me a bad vibe. If it was somewhere private I might have a concealed weapon on me, but who knows.
     
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  8. balrogs.pa

    balrogs.pa Wiichats Idiot Identifier

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    My thoughts? Well, i think everyone here has friends. of course you know none of you guys are popular or WERE popular in school probably, uh you act totally or completely alike to yourself on the internet. annd uhh you like to talk to girls/guys and hope one day you can get together and meet like on Eharmony.
     
  9. gidget

    gidget . ☆ ☆ ☆ .

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    the longer you text with someone the more you learn of their character :yesnod:

    consider how many days or weeks of text you need to total one night of chatting with a person to learn just that one night... just takes common sense on if you're ready to meet someone face to face...

    you have to like everyone until you collect enough text (personality)...
    it would be miserable to live in a way that you dislike everyone until they give you a GOOD reason for you to like them... :) but you do need to collect the data...

    and just like your everyday face to face people... you must overlook small flaws that may make you cringe... or you'll be miserable.
     
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  10. CantGetAWii

    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

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    *Prepares Pm*..awh shucks :lol:

    I do care though, over my time I've made some good net friendships with people and there are a bunch of people I respect and enjoy seeing on here day to day. I would be willing to meet anyone that wanted to meet me, and I would most certainly meet up with some of my fellow Canadians. Theres one person for sure I want to meet, I think they know who they are :wink:

    But yeah, again if I didn't like the people here on WiiChat I wouldn't be here. There's nothing wrong with people on the netz, at least not on a WiiChat forum.
     
  11. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    I was rejected by eHarmony. Go figure. :wtf:
     
  12. Gikoku Harakami

    Gikoku Harakami ミュージック

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    I agree. If I met someone online, and we chatted enough together (like real life friends), then I'd consider them a friend as well. Like Byuakuya, now there's a great friend right there.

    I have other friends who I've met online, who are actually there for me more than some of my real life friends :lol:. Really, just because they aren't like 5 feet away from you, doesn't mean they can't be your friend, or wouldn't make a good friend.

    I wouldn't really mind meeting someone off the internet, don't see why not to be honest. So yeah, I care about some of the people I meet on the net. :)
     
  13. Prez

    Prez Señor Prez

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    Pretty much the same as most others.
    I definitely don't think there's anything wrong with continuing a friendship beyond the internet. Remember, they are real people, those behind the computer.
    Also, for the most part, most of the wiichatters that live near me are pretty cool people, from what I've seen.
    Find a day thats warmer than -25 and I'd probably be willing to do something. One thing I've found is that there are really not too many people who are trying to sexually assault me these days. Live a little, and make some new friends.
     
  14. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    Not enough, in my opinion. ;) Over the years, I've met countless dozens of people in-person from online. Ever since I first got online in 4th grade (and that was pre-internet, mind you).
     
  15. Xenithion

    Xenithion Where am I?

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    Well, a lot of people are wary of meeting people in person after only knowing them online because of the stories that everybody has heard, of them not being who you thought they were.
    But you don't know how many actually turn out to be real, good people, and start a good relationship.

    But for EVERYONE on this site, no one will ever know me, and I can run into you in the street and you will be none the wiser. I AM INVISIBLE!!!! Theoretically...
     
  16. lordrrr

    lordrrr Do you fear the dark?

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    i have both real friends and internet friends (or E-friends) and i think its okay to have both i mean i trust many people off the net. and yes i do know tae kwon do :p so i aint afriad and hell id pay others to let me meet my E friends sometime irl cuz they're awesome and it'd be tight to get together and just notice they're many manerisms or something. idk. it just sucks that no one of them lives remotely near where i do.
     
  17. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    I'm going to say there are only a handful of people from here that I'd be willing to meet and hang out with. Most of the people here I don't have much interaction with so obviously I'm not going to be open to meeting them.

    I believe you can develop relationships with people based on similar interests and mutual respect based on intelligent conversations and entertaining conversations. Even with never meeting them. I've met a few people through myspace (heaven forbid it) and they turned out to be really cool people, just have to do your best to get to know them.
     
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  18. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    I personally wouldn't meet anyone that I knew from the Internet. Although there are friends on WiiChat that I would love to know more about on MSN, I prefer to keep my real friends and my online friends on separate levels.
     
  19. DBloke

    DBloke RIP and tea you say?
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    4***ners - Wiredos and sickos
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    A******esers -A right mixed bag
    Here - Do I know anybody on here ?
     
  20. owlsgo

    owlsgo czech me out.

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    i've met people on the internet and it's turned out to be a bad idea. an awkward situation. lucky i've not had any dangerous encounters.

    however i do find i can make a bond with people on the internet. i don't need physicial or visual stimuli. i'm not a trusting person, though, and i wouldn't walk into a situation where i knew i could be in danger.

    i've met people on the internet who i've thought i was in love with and lo and behold, i was. and fell even more. it happens. it's not pathetic nor is it desperate.

    i'll have more to say on this later. i have to feed my cats.

    ps: i'm on my new 15" MACBOOK PRO 2.4GHz dinggg!
     

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