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Old 04-23-2003, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just be yourself! ...or not.

I had this idea for a thread in which people would tell whether they were the same person in real life as they are on the TFP, but then I realized no one would admit to pretending to be some one they're not on here. I for one am totally myself on here, but a tiny(and I mean tiny) bit less inhibited. Hell, my girlfriend reads this stuff so I can't be totally crass. How 'bout you? Any confessions out there? Has anyone ever seduced someone online, then chickened out when the person wanted to meet them in real life?
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Old 04-23-2003, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm pretty much the same. I'm more quiet in real life though I suppose. Which is funny considering I had 3000+ posts on TFP 3.0
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Old 04-23-2003, 03:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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With me what you see is what you get, if you dont like me dont talk to me
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Old 04-23-2003, 03:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm the same.

I know, it scares me too.
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Old 04-23-2003, 03:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
Location: Pa, USA
Pretty much the same.

I actually find it easier to express myself textually than vocally sometimes, so I really like forums and posting at them.

TFP is great, and is really the only forum I frequent anymore. It has everything I could want.
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Old 04-23-2003, 04:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm pretty much the same here. Maybe a bit more careful what I say, because I don't know yet how people will respond. So I guess you could say is I think a bit more before I talk, most of the time.
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Old 04-23-2003, 04:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, except for the having-to-type-in-order-to-speak thing, I'd say I'm the same.
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Old 04-23-2003, 04:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The only thing that differs from me in real life, and here, is that sometimes when I want to let someone have it I will...i.e..verbal assault. I try to avoid being around pissy people but sometimes ya can't help it...Here, you can't really verbally assault anyone. You could but who the hell wants to get booted from this site? Not me. I guess in a way, curbing my anger, or typing fingers here, helps me not explode on people in real life. I try to walk away. I do have limits though, if your in my face giving me a hard time, I might bloody your lip. But not here, when I come here, all I see are smiling faces! :Þ
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Old 04-25-2003, 12:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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How we appear on TFP may well be closer to our true selves than what which we present to the world at large. Many find their inhibitions lowered here. Just means they are putting the brakes on in real life.
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Old 04-25-2003, 12:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
I'm pretty much the same on the boards as I am in real life. If there's a conversation that doesn't interest me, I stay out of it, and if it does interest me, I'll speak up. I'm not very verbose on the boards or in real life, but I do post a lot. I can be silly or intellectual on the boards, same as in real life. My opinions are also the same. I don't know, I don't notice a difference. *shrug*
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Old 04-25-2003, 12:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm not the person I think I am.
I'm sure of this.
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Old 04-25-2003, 01:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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ART, that's funny.

I only know how to be one person. People either like me or hate me. I like it that way.
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Old 04-25-2003, 01:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
Location: O-H-I-O
Well, since this is only my second post, I'm not quite sure how my personality will differ on TFP, if at all. I assume that I will be a little less inhibited, which could be scary...as I am already pretty outlandish as it is.
It's best not to be too moral...you cheat yourself out of too much life. - Maude, Harold and Maude.
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Old 04-25-2003, 01:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Well, this might come as a surprise to a few of you, but I'm not actually a real, sentient giant hamburger. I don't like to admit that too often. However, the words that come from my Giant Hamburger-self still ring true.
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Old 04-25-2003, 01:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
Location: The 7th Level..
Oh my god, a talking hamburger!! *faint*

But anyway..

I tend to be more silly and light-hearted on here than in real life, because it's allowed here. In real life, I'm fun to be around, but there's that added element of having to be serious, being stressed about whatever may be going on in my life at the time, yadda yadda yadda...

I'm the same person online and offline. I just show different traits more prominently in different places.
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Old 04-25-2003, 01:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
I'm about the same, although I'm a real quiet person in reality. I'd say I'm a little more vocal here since I don't feel any need to keep up with the other people that are talking.
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Old 04-25-2003, 01:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I'm more vocal here, and I use better grammar. Otherwise, What you see is the real me.
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Old 04-25-2003, 02:05 PM   #18 (permalink)
Location: 4th has left the building - goodbye folks
I guess the way I speak and act is pretty different.

TFP is so different to real conversations. You see it to lesser and greater extents, but people talk over and at each other rather to each other here.

In an offline conversation I am trying to learn about/convince/entertain clearly defined people who I build a rapport with (or don't, as the case may be!). My words are aimed at a person, and theirs at me.

On TFP there is a common theme (the post title usually) and people say what they think about it. Their comments will follow on from what others have said, sometimes even engaging in it, but usually the relationship is between the speaker and the thread, not between the speakers themselves.

Take the people in this forum. I have no real idea who any of you are, whether you listen to what I say (rather than hear what I say) or how you react. If you had read all the 40 posts I've written you'd have quite a good insight into who I am as a person, but as it is you might at best recognise my name from other threads as I do some of yours.

In real life I would never get away with saying all of this in one go and I wouldn't be able to go back and edit it.

Not that different is worse. At the moment for me TFP is about ideas not people. I can get advice and see what other people think of things. Part of me thinks that in time it would be nice if I had relationships with people in TFP and talk to people not at them (I guess this comes with time and the high posters members forum). Another part of me thinks that reaching that stage would mean I had become far too adicted to TFP.

I know double posting is bad, but here goes -
I've been 4thTimeLucky, you've been great. Goodnight and God bless!
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Old 04-25-2003, 02:20 PM   #19 (permalink)
Location: 4th has left the building - goodbye folks
I always read every post in a thread, but normally most never register. This post is me trying to break the mold...

Spungfoo Now I think about it I can empaphise with the feeling-you-need-to-keep-up thing. It gets worse when you haven't said anything for longer and you know that the longer it goes the more interesting your one comment is going to have be. What does the WV stand for? Is it West Virginia? [Sorry, I'm English and not great at Geography].

SecretMethod - Was your old Avatar a Penguin? I remember having some really good conversations about the war with you back on TFP 3.0 when I was Jon_Brenon.

World's King - I've just seen you've replied to the thread on a Philosophy Forum. What you said was pretty true. What's your link to philosophy?

Sixate - Are you the sixate of Fark.com fame. I lurked there for about a year (I still lurk there) and you are one of the few people I actually remember (you and the god Dattaway). Please say you're the Fark.com sixate.

eyeronic - Thanks for posting this thread, as you can see you've inspired me. (At this point some here might be thinking that's not a good thing).

ARTelevision - You're a funny guy. And you're lookin' pretty fine. This light flatters you. Where did you get that top?

Everyone else - Real sorry if I've missed you out. I promise I'll try to get round the room eventually. I'm trying here I'm trying.

And as with real conversations I must excuse myself and say that its now 11.30. I have my degree finals in three days time and I need my beauty sleep. Good [insert time zone relative phrase] all.
I've been 4thTimeLucky, you've been great. Goodnight and God bless!

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Old 04-25-2003, 02:23 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I'm a little quieter IRL, I suppose at least until I get to know someone.

But I try to be consistent in who I am and not have a split personality between the web and the "real" world. I know some guys who are assholes online and they say, "I'm not that way in real life" and I always want to say, "Yes, you are, but apparently you just hide the fact better in person than online..."
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Old 04-25-2003, 02:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally posted by sixate
I only know how to be one person.
The only thing I could add to that, is that I don't have the time to be someone else. Though I'm sure some people would appreciate that.
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Old 04-25-2003, 02:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
Location: who the fuck cares?
I have never found a reason to lie or deceive, so why start here?

What you read is what you get.
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Old 04-25-2003, 02:28 PM   #23 (permalink)
Location: Boone, NC
i'm just me, whereever i happen to be
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Old 04-25-2003, 06:41 PM   #24 (permalink)
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There is a couple of things I've told all of you(including Alpha phi) that I would never tell my family...but other than that....I'm am what I am.....
Minds are like parachutes.
They work better open.

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Old 04-25-2003, 07:18 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Oddly enough, in here I'm a 35 year old married white guy from the midwest with a 3 year old son. In real life I'm a 19 black girl from harlem. Or is that the other way around? I forget.

Seriously, I would find it difficult to keep up any kind of deception for any length of time. Eventually your true self peeks through and people see you for the asshole you really are. See?

Side note: WOW! Best avatar yet Ms. Dax.
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Old 04-25-2003, 07:28 PM   #26 (permalink)
I also find TFP an easier place to express myself.
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Old 04-25-2003, 07:50 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I'm basically the same person here as in "real" life. Although I find that here I tend to share a little more. And on the annoying side, I whine more here than I do elsewhere.

Hmmmm, I gotta do something about that.

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Old 04-25-2003, 09:48 PM   #28 (permalink)
I'm a lot more vocal here than in real life, since for some reason it is easier for me to express myself to hundreds of people I've never met face to facethan to people I see in person every day. Beyond that, I'm the same reserved person, if I see a discussion thread I don't feel comforatable participating or don't feel knowledgeable about I withdraw from it instead of stumbling in and making a fool of myself (most of the time).
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Old 04-25-2003, 10:07 PM   #29 (permalink)
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What you see is what you get.

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Old 04-27-2003, 02:02 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Location: New York
My name is Inigo Montoya...
I hold with those that favor fire.
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Old 04-27-2003, 02:27 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I'm pretty much the same, except I never walk up to a guy with a hot girlfriend and say "Nice post, keep up the good work."

Well, not everyday.
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Old 04-27-2003, 03:02 AM   #32 (permalink)
Location: Lake Forest, CA aka Middle of God Damn Nowhere
I talk a lot more in real life. The lack of interaction while I'm typing up a post is frustrating and often leads to FUCK.
We can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
Well they're are no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind
and we can dance.
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Old 04-27-2003, 07:26 AM   #33 (permalink)
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i'm me.that's it.no sense throwin' shit out there.

i'm not gonna be someone else.i'm quite happy with who i am.

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Old 04-27-2003, 08:22 AM   #34 (permalink)
Location: Chicagoland
Because I type so s-l-o-w-l-y, I tend to give more thought to what I'm expressing in writing than I do verbalizing. But the content isn't terribly different.
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Old 04-27-2003, 08:52 AM   #35 (permalink)
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
I've gotta be me. I'm just as dumb in person.
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Old 04-27-2003, 04:32 PM   #36 (permalink)
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i'm mostly one and the same except:

i tend to find ways of venting/whining on-line more than in real life. i also get much, much, much more hyper on-line than in real life.

i'm very open and brutally honest and perverted both here and in real life
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