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Internet - Better than real life?

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I can't help thinking that "socialising" is better online than meeting in real life. In real life you have to live close by your friends to meet up and invariably one of your mates can't come out as  he is under the thumb.

In dosbods you can have a "conversation" with people throughout the world and you can ignore it if it starts to become boring or heated. Lol, we've all had conversations with people that mistake the "shut the fuck up talking" face "for the "wow, I'm so interested in the MX5 owners club, please continue your monologue telling me about it" face.

I honestly think half intellectual debate really lends itself to forums. You read something, think abut it then respond half an hour later. You couldn't do that in the pub...

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

I can't help thinking that "socialising" is better online than meeting in real life. In real life you have to live close by your friends to meet up and invariably one of your mates can't come out as  he is under the thumb.

In dosbods you can have a "conversation" with people throughout the world and you can ignore it if it starts to become boring or heated. Lol, we've all had conversations with people that mistake the "shut the fuck up talking" face "for the "wow, I'm so interested in the MX5 owners club, please continue your monologue telling me about it" face.

I honestly think half intellectual debate really lends itself to forums. You read something, think abut it then respond half an hour later. You couldn't do that in the pub...

 

 

 

 

Maybe on the dosbods meet up, we should still converse via the forum.  We could all sit round having a drink but vow to only communicate through our iPads and phones. :)

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I do worry that I will die and none of you lot will know. You will then conclude that I am a miserable sod who never wishes to converse with you again or that I am locked in some dungeon somewhere. Then again, with real-life friends you can croak it in the house and not be discovered for months.

 

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7 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

I can't help thinking that "socialising" is better online than meeting in real life. In real life you have to live close by your friends to meet up and invariably one of your mates can't come out as  he is under the thumb.

In dosbods you can have a "conversation" with people throughout the world and you can ignore it if it starts to become boring or heated. Lol, we've all had conversations with people that mistake the "shut the fuck up talking" face "for the "wow, I'm so interested in the MX5 owners club, please continue your monologue telling me about it" face.

I honestly think half intellectual debate really lends itself to forums. You read something, think abut it then respond half an hour later. You couldn't do that in the pub...

 

 

 

 

Well look what hurdles involved.

Using a tablet or computer - bang! 20% of uk pop excluded.

Being able to read and write, coherently, in sentences. Bang another 20% gone.

Thats why 95% of social media is snapchat pictures and text speech.

Massive filters.

I went spoons yesterday. 80% of the people in the building would fail those criteria.

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1 minute ago, One percent said:

Maybe on the dosbods meet up, we should still converse via the forum.  We could all sit round having a drink but vow to only communicate through our iPads and phones. :)

Maybe we could all bring along our World of Warcraft figurines as well? Have a massive Warcraft game in the pub? Then if the conversation starts to flag I can show everyone my collection of medieval hammered coins?

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3 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I do worry that I will die and none of you lot will know. You will then conclude that I am a miserable sod who never wishes to converse with you again or that I am locked in some dungeon somewhere. Then again, with real-life friends you can croak it in the house and not be discovered for months.

 

Stop doing auto erotic asphysication then.....

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Just now, spygirl said:

Well look what hurdles involved.

Using a tablet or computer - bang! 20% of uk pop excluded.

Being able to read and write, coherently, in sentences. Bang another 20% gone.

Thats why 95% of social media is snapchat pictures and text speech.

Massive filters.

I went spoons yesterday. 80% of the people in the building would fail those criteria.


Hadn't thought of it like that. Need more pictures and a meme maker for the allotment.

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3 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I do worry that I will die and none of you lot will know. You will then conclude that I am a miserable sod who never wishes to converse with you again or that I am locked in some dungeon somewhere. Then again, with real-life friends you can croak it in the house and not be discovered for months.

 

I've thought of that myself. If I knew a "regular" from here had died I'd go to the funeral if it was local. 

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2 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

Maybe we could all bring along our World of Warcraft figurines as well? Have a massive Warcraft game in the pub? Then if the conversation starts to flag I can show everyone my collection of medieval hammered coins?

xD

can I bring my knitting?

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Just now, Great Guy said:

I've thought of that myself. If I knew a "regular" from here had died I'd go to the funeral if it was local. 

 

We are living in a bizarre time now where people have online friends - often people they have never met or whom they do not even have a clue what someone looks like - who are their closest friends than people they meet in 'the real world'.

We haven't yet fully adapted to this or understand how to cope with it.

4 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

Maybe we could all bring along our World of Warcraft figurines as well? Have a massive Warcraft game in the pub? Then if the conversation starts to flag I can show everyone my collection of medieval hammered coins?

 

I did enjoy that South Park episode where they had a mass 'World of Warcraft' meet-up online and nearly everyone turned up using the same hot female avatar.

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9 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I do worry that I will die and none of you lot will know. You will then conclude that I am a miserable sod who never wishes to converse with you again or that I am locked in some dungeon somewhere. Then again, with real-life friends you can croak it in the house and not be discovered for months.

 

 

4 minutes ago, Great Guy said:

I've thought of that myself. If I knew a "regular" from here had died I'd go to the funeral if it was local. 

don't worry, lads, me and the lizardmen shapeshifting overlords are monitoring you through micro cameras in your homes.  If you snufff it, I will let the rest of the DOSBODS massive know.

 

Oh and MT, leave that rat alone.  It's not normal.

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I have thought about leaving a piece of A4 in front of my PC monitor with my nickname here and my password asking whoever finds it to inform everyone what has happened to me. Over on TOS a few regulars disappeared over the years and I suspect some of them were due to death.

Gee, this is a cheerful thread.

1 minute ago, wherebee said:

 

don't worry, lads, me and the lizardmen shapeshifting overlords are monitoring you through micro cameras in your homes.  If you snufff it, I will let the rest of the DOSBODS massive know.

 

Oh and MT, leave that rat alone.  It's not normal.

 

Can't be a rat - they freak me out. You must be confusing it with a heathly looking big beaver.

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2 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I have thought about leaving a piece of A4 in front of my PC monitor with my nickname here and my password asking whoever finds it to inform everyone what has happened to me. Over on TOS a few regulars disappeared over the years and I suspect some of them were due to death.

It's a good idea. I mean, if Bruce Banner was to die in horrible lonely circumstances, I for one would want to know.

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8 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I did enjoy that South Park episode where they had a mass 'World of Warcraft' meet-up online and nearly everyone turned up using the same hot female avatar.

I suspect a RL DOSBODS meetup would be much the same, except it would appear we're using identical middle aged balding bloke avatars.

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It is true about people disappearing. I used to follow some bloggers, one I got to know, exchanging messages, a sort of kindred spirit, though far more outspoken than I would be, always seemed a top bloke, intelligent, witty and passionate; he went by the name of Capt. Ranty. Anyway, he'd been quiet, and news filtered through of his death (50s), the manner undisclosed, though his real name was given. I did feel a great sense of loss, that I'd lost a friend, though one I'd never met. Strange. One less of us around.

The power of online discourse, and putting the world to right.

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13 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I do worry that I will die and none of you lot will know. You will then conclude that I am a miserable sod who never wishes to converse with you again or that I am locked in some dungeon somewhere. Then again, with real-life friends you can croak it in the house and not be discovered for months.

 

We already know you're a miserable sod tmt, that's why we like you.

I can see David Icke's House from my top window. I put a different symbol in the window every day to let him know I'm OK. He does the same for me. 

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15 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I have thought about leaving a piece of A4 in front of my PC monitor with my nickname here and my password asking whoever finds it to inform everyone what has happened to me. Over on TOS a few regulars disappeared over the years and I suspect some of them were due to death.

Gee, this is a cheerful thread.

 

Can't be a rat - they freak me out. You must be confusing it with a heathly looking big beaver.

Arnt we the hypochondriac today.

Ate too many choccy eggs?

Is it heartburn or a heart attack.

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13 minutes ago, eight said:

It's a good idea. I mean, if Bruce Banner was to die in horrible lonely circumstances, I for one would want to know.

Ive a few posters on ToS who have a go at me.

Fandaman for slagging the m4 corridor and pointing out the obvious.

Another couple for made up homophobia.

A couple for pointing out failings in the nhs.

Ive never been PMed by any .. yet.

Just now, The Masked Tulip said:

 

I feel the need for fish & chips now.

Nope.

Vinegary andor salt food.

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22 minutes ago, spygirl said:

Ive just looked again at your avatar.

Its a flower shoved up someones arse.

It is.

I keep thinking about changing it *the photo, not the flower* but haven't found a suitable one yet

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