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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    29 May '14 06:36
    Online vs. Offline

    Do people portray themselves in online forums in the same way they really are in their social lives, workplace and at home?
  2. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    29 May '14 06:57
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Online vs. Offline

    Do people portray themselves in online forums in the same way they really are in their social lives, workplace and at home?[/b]
    I sure don't. In real life I am a sarcastic jerk.
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    29 May '14 10:42
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Online vs. Offline

    Do people portray themselves in online forums in the same way they really are in their social lives, workplace and at home?[/b]
    Yes. No. Sometimes.

    That about covers it.
  4. SubscriberFMF
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    29 May '14 11:04
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Online vs. Offline

    Do people portray themselves in online forums in the same way they really are in their social lives, workplace and at home?[/b]
    It depends. In some sectors of my working life I have no choice but to suffer fools gladly. But my sense of humour and nose for the vacuous and bogus is pretty much the same here as it is in real life. There are a fair few people here that I wouldn't be bothered to have a drink and chat with even if they lived in the same city as me. But there are also a fair few that I would be happy to meet up with, and a [smaller] few that I have met. I think they would recognize "FMF" a few minutes into a good chinwag over a beer.
  5. SubscriberSuzianne
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    29 May '14 13:29
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Online vs. Offline

    Do people portray themselves in online forums in the same way they really are in their social lives, workplace and at home?[/b]
    I must admit that I am rather more confrontational and upfront and less apologetic about myself than I am face-to-face. I think it's more beneficial to be more caring and attentive to others in person. One almost has to buffer one's real life with a persona online these days. Those who don't do this eventually wish they had, especially after they get their first stalker.
  6. old pueblo
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    29 May '14 13:30
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Online vs. Offline

    Do people portray themselves in online forums in the same way they really are in their social lives, workplace and at home?[/b]
    I'm quite funny in real life, as well as quite compassionate. Here I'm mostly quiet.
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    29 May '14 13:35
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Online vs. Offline

    Do people portray themselves in online forums in the same way they really are in their social lives, workplace and at home?[/b]
    This is the real me.
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    29 May '14 21:15
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    This is the real me.
    Stand up slim.
  9. Subscribercoquette
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    29 May '14 21:49
    Not me. Online I am distant and cold and uncaring. I don't care at all about other people online. Online I have no interest in personal relationships and bonding. Online, I will try anything to take advantage of you. I am only interested in myself online. I suppose that I could best be described as a sociopathic troll online. Offline, I'm completely the opposite.
  10. Subscriberrookie54
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    29 May '14 23:01
    online or off, the ouroboros,
    still swallows only himself...
    i am just a shadetree mechanic,
    unless i'm a twelfth level troll slaying elf...

    you've posited this question several times that i remember...
    still looking for an answer that suits you???
  11. SubscriberSuzianne
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    29 May '14 23:17
    Originally posted by rookie54
    online or off, the ouroboros,
    still swallows only himself...
    i am just a shadetree mechanic,
    unless i'm a twelfth level troll slaying elf...

    you've posited this question several times that i remember...
    still looking for an answer that suits you???
    I am keenly aware
    of the intelligence
    in your eye
    that you keep hidden
    from others

    "blink" and
    it's gone
    safely
    tucked away

    you *are*
    a special
    snowflake

    🙂
    (just a fan)
  12. Subscriberhuckleberryhound
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    29 May '14 23:32
    There's at least two people who've posted in this thread who have met me in real life. I'll let them answer that one...By the Way, where's greatbigStees?
  13. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    30 May '14 01:16
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    There's at least two people who've posted in this thread who have met me in real life. I'll let them answer that one...By the Way, where's greatbigStees?
    Huck is a classy young man with a great sense of humor, both here and in real life. Stees is in jail.
  14. Subscriberrookie54
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    30 May '14 02:21
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    both here and in real life.
    as i ask the following question, i remember my reputation...
    this time, however, i truly want to know...

    how is "here" any different at all from "real life"???

    are we not breathing???
    are we not metabolizing???
    are hearts not beating???

    thank you for yer considered reply...
  15. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    30 May '14 02:50
    Originally posted by rookie54
    as i ask the following question, i remember my reputation...
    this time, however, i truly want to know...

    how is "here" any different at all from "real life"???

    are we not breathing???
    are we not metabolizing???
    are hearts not beating???

    thank you for yer considered reply...
    "Here" is behind an avatar at Red Hot Pawn.

    "Real life" is home in thousands of earthly places where we make love, money and war, not necessarily in that order.
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