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  1. PFJ Judea AD33
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    08 Sep '19 17:55
    Shall we discuss?
  2. Gothenburg
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    08 Sep '19 18:00
    @divegeester
    You start.
  3. PFJ Judea AD33
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    08 Sep '19 18:16
    @torunn said
    @divegeester
    You start.
    Ok. Firstly what are “online barriers”?

    As I see it these barriers are erected as a defence mechanism to the onslaught of online disinhibition generally experienced in forums such as these at RHP; although it has to be said that in perspective to the rest of the internet, this is a good place. I think.

    Nevertheless, we are still a community of relative strangers posting in an environment of pseudo-trust and yet frequent breakdown of that trust.

    My premise here is that sincerity more than ‘niceness’, sincerity rather than brashness, sincerity as opposed to fakery is what breaks down online barriers.

    As I used to have in my profile: The thin veil of genuine fleshly congruence, the essence of sincerity, is that oil which stills the troubled waters of online casuality.
  4. Gothenburg
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    @divegeester said
    Ok. Firstly what are “online barriers”?

    As I see it these barriers are erected as a defence mechanism to the onslaught of online disinhibition generally experienced in forums such as these at RHP; although it has to be said that in perspective to the rest of the internet, this is a good place. I think.

    Nevertheless, we are still a community of relative strangers po ...[text shortened]... gruence, the essence of sincerity, is that oil which stills the troubled waters of online casuality.
    I expect that most of us speak the truth but maybe not the whole truth. I feel safe knowing that in this particular forum where I participate, there are not so many posters, so even if I am misunderstood, it wouldn't do much harm. Is that being sincere?
  5. PFJ Judea AD33
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    @torunn said
    I expect that most of us speak the truth but maybe not the whole truth. I feel safe knowing that in this particular forum where I participate, there are not so many posters, so even if I am misunderstood, it wouldn't do much harm. Is that being sincere?
    I think its safe to say that you are one of the most sincere posters here.
  6. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    08 Sep '19 21:27
    @divegeester said
    I think its safe to say that you are one of the most sincere posters here.
    I agree, indeed she may be on of very few sincere poster on here! Not saying there are not others! 😉

    -VR
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    08 Sep '19 21:37
    I think there's more of a need for honesty rather than sincerity, or is that just another word for the same thing?

    Some posters tend to shroud honesty behind cynicism and negativity. Others focus on one-upmanship or self aggrandizement.
  8. Standard memberMudfinger
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    @divegeester said
    Shall we discuss?
    Absolutely not. 😉
  9. Gothenburg
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    08 Sep '19 21:45
    @handyandy said
    I think there's more of a need for honesty rather than sincerity, or is that just another word for the same thing?

    Some posters tend to shroud honesty behind cynicism and negativity. Others focus on one-upmanship or self aggrandizement.
    Googling the two words, I came across the following: "...The difference, I think, is that you can be honest without being sincere, but it’ll be harder to be sincere without being honest..."

    Is that right? I can't feel the difference myself.
  10. Standard memberMudfinger
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    @divegeester said
    I think its safe to say that you are one of the most sincere posters here.
    Whether you like him or not, VR seems to be a sincere poster.
  11. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    @torunn said
    Googling the two words, I came across the following: "...The difference, I think, is that you can be honest without being sincere, but it’ll be harder to be sincere without being honest..."

    Is that right? I can't feel the difference myself.
    Perhaps. How could you be honest without being sincere?
  12. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    08 Sep '19 21:52
    @handyandy said
    Perhaps. How could you be honest without being sincere?
    Andy we seem to have an issue on our memories of certain events of the past.

    Perhaps we should just leave them there rather than dance around in a circle about them getting ourselves no where.

    -VR
  13. Gothenburg
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    08 Sep '19 21:551 edit
    @handyandy said
    Perhaps. How could you be honest without being sincere?
    Sincere to me is meaning to do good, to be genuine, not dishonest. Honest is also genuine but maybe without the element of meaning well. Would that be a possible interpretation?
  14. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    @torunn said
    Sincere to me is meaning to do good, to be genuine, not dishonest. Honest is also genuine but maybe without the element of meaning well. Would that be a possible interpretation?
    Yes, I like it. Maybe both are important on an Internet forum.
  15. Gothenburg
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    @handyandy said
    Yes, I like it. Maybe both are important on an Internet forum.
    I agree.
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