Cyber Friendships real or not?

“Yum Chocolate!”

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#31 Nov 6, 2011
justaguess wrote:
Wow CK, This is a cool thread..!
Yep, being on topix can be a bit taxing if ya let it. The troll people are the ones that consider that there is some kind of 'power' posting from anonymity, that is why they come across as stupid as they do, it is a shame but not really different then the world itself. There are just as many nice people and idiots around you if you are shopping at a store or mall, driving on a road/freeway or at an event/movie etc...There are people that justy(tm) don't get it.
The best thing is to not ignore them, make em look as stupid as they are, point em out so all can see. The people that matter are going to be laughing at them, sure it makes em act out, much like a child, but that even makes it funnier. I mean if you haven't chuckled at that thread about the farm in Canada there is really something you've been missing ya know..???..
No one owns a thread, but you own what you say. The big difference here is that the only weapon you have are your words. Size, money, fame etc.. do not matter in this place, so next time someone tries to tell ya how great they are...ya gotta laugh...!!!!
Oh, and I did end up gaining a very good friend from this place, been over two years now we have been in contact. So is it real..??...I think it can be.
Hey sweetie, I am so glad to see you posting again. I like how you see things and you give another way of looking at the mess we see now on offbeat with all the trolling going on. Don't you think it has justy gone crazy here.lol
I too have made some great friendships here and welcome more but I find you do have to be careful and make sure the person is sincere but that usually shows fairly quickly.

Hope your weekend is going great!:)hugs!

“It's Not What You Do”

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#32 Nov 6, 2011
Good thread Chatty and my answer is yes, it's real. There is a real live person behind every computer screen. Anyone who says it's not real has a hidden agenda and I say steer clear of that person. It's fun to post with lots of people here and others you might decide to send PM's or emails and then maybe talk on the phone. Had great phone conversations today with two people who no longer post here but do have FaceBook accounts. One I have met face to face and that's as real as it gets!!! Here we are talking posting with people from all over the world......people a few years ago we didn't even know existed. All of this from a little thing called posting.

“New & Improved..”

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#33 Nov 6, 2011
Chatty Kathy wrote:
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Hey sweetie, I am so glad to see you posting again. I like how you see things and you give another way of looking at the mess we see now on offbeat with all the trolling going on. Don't you think it has justy gone crazy here.lol
I too have made some great friendships here and welcome more but I find you do have to be careful and make sure the person is sincere but that usually shows fairly quickly.
Hope your weekend is going great!:)hugs!
Wow..and you would wish this on me by sayin' glad to see me..???...Lol..

Yep, you know I am a safe cyber friend..I have had your email for almost 3 years...wow...has it been that long..ok...sorry for not writing more often...OUCH...:)..and never broken that trust..I never will..

Topix is most definitely different but the weirdos are the same...weird..and stupid...that will be forever...I am happy to see you have kept your sweet nature here.. Not sure if you are into tooooooooooooo much chocolate though...watch that sugar...you are sweet enough...

Gots to go...I am cooking and have fried potatoes, ham steaks and Italian sausage going at the same time...boy...I am out of control on the stove tonight...but, you'll have that...lool

muah
:)

“Yum Chocolate!”

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#34 Nov 6, 2011
Hey_Hey Paula wrote:
Good thread Chatty and my answer is yes, it's real. There is a real live person behind every computer screen. Anyone who says it's not real has a hidden agenda and I say steer clear of that person. It's fun to post with lots of people here and others you might decide to send PM's or emails and then maybe talk on the phone. Had great phone conversations today with two people who no longer post here but do have FaceBook accounts. One I have met face to face and that's as real as it gets!!! Here we are talking posting with people from all over the world......people a few years ago we didn't even know existed. All of this from a little thing called posting.
Hi Paula it is good to see you posting again. I think when I see you and some others return it starts to make offbeat fun again. Great post here and very true I think!:)hugs!

“Yum Chocolate!”

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#35 Nov 6, 2011
justaguess wrote:
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Wow..and you would wish this on me by sayin' glad to see me..???...Lol..
Yep, you know I am a safe cyber friend..I have had your email for almost 3 years...wow...has it been that long..ok...sorry for not writing more often...OUCH...:)..and never broken that trust..I never will..
Topix is most definitely different but the weirdos are the same...weird..and stupid...that will be forever...I am happy to see you have kept your sweet nature here.. Not sure if you are into tooooooooooooo much chocolate though...watch that sugar...you are sweet enough...
Gots to go...I am cooking and have fried potatoes, ham steaks and Italian sausage going at the same time...boy...I am out of control on the stove tonight...but, you'll have that...lool
muah
:)
LOL..Hey that sounds like a really good dinner...now I have to know do you use all the pots in the kitchen when cooking? When my husband cooks he uses I swear every pot and it takes forever to clean up. Is this a guy thing?LOL

I made roast yesterday so it was spag and meatballs with garlic bread tonight..:)hugs!

“Yum Chocolate!”

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#36 Nov 6, 2011
Thanks everyone (minus the trolls) for your posts it is great to read how others see cyber friendships!:)hugs!

“Let her cry, for she's a Lady”

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Let her dream, she's a Child

#37 Nov 6, 2011
Real.

Everyone that has said yes, has said everything I might have said.

Cherish Your Loved Ones.

“It's Not What You Do”

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#38 Nov 6, 2011
Chatty Kathy wrote:
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Hi Paula it is good to see you posting again. I think when I see you and some others return it starts to make offbeat fun again. Great post here and very true I think!:)hugs!
Hello Chatty and thanks!!! Trolls, icons and rude posts aside, still lots more at Topix that is good than bad. What is it about Offbeat, some of us just can't stay away. LOL. I appreciate your kind words. Once again, thanks for a good and thought provoking thread.
Now it's time for me to finish packing for NC trip. No internet service there......sea ya later.:)

“Yum Chocolate!”

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#39 Nov 6, 2011
Hey_Hey Paula wrote:
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Hello Chatty and thanks!!! Trolls, icons and rude posts aside, still lots more at Topix that is good than bad. What is it about Offbeat, some of us just can't stay away. LOL. I appreciate your kind words. Once again, thanks for a good and thought provoking thread.
Now it's time for me to finish packing for NC trip. No internet service there......sea ya later.:)
Have a wonderful safe trip Paula!:)hugs!
DJZ

Merrillville, IN

#40 Nov 6, 2011
I say that alot of the friendships here are legit.

“Yum Chocolate!”

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#41 Nov 6, 2011
DJZ wrote:
I say that alot of the friendships here are legit.
Hi DJZ, I think so also. I think there are many nice folks on this forum who really just come here to have fun and chat and make friends. Just have to have patience to weed through the trolls.lol

“It's Not What You Do”

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#42 Nov 6, 2011
Chatty Kathy wrote:
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Have a wonderful safe trip Paula!:)hugs!
Packing always takes me longer than I think it will and I always pack too much as I want choices. LOL. Thanks Chatty!!! Hugs to you too.:)

“Yum Chocolate!”

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#43 Nov 6, 2011
Hey_Hey Paula wrote:
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Packing always takes me longer than I think it will and I always pack too much as I want choices. LOL. Thanks Chatty!!! Hugs to you too.:)
LOL..Paula you and I are the same there. I hate being away and think oh I wish I had that outfit..so I pack as much as I can..heheheh

:)hugs!

“Incorrigible”

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#44 Nov 6, 2011
Oh they can def be real. I hang out with some really awesome people that I first carried on a Topix friendship with. They are super delightful individuals and very dear to me. Think that's as real as it gets!! ;D

“WAY TO GO”

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#45 Nov 6, 2011
_Akasha_ wrote:
Oh they can def be real. I hang out with some really awesome people that I first carried on a Topix friendship with. They are super delightful individuals and very dear to me. Think that's as real as it gets!! ;D
Good for you......I have a couple that I've met and they are some of my closest friends:-)

“Let her cry, for she's a Lady”

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#46 Nov 6, 2011
I have not met anyone from topix, in person. But I have had phone conversations, and even exchanged christmas cards!

Forgot to say that, earlier, I blame the new puppiesssssss! lol

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#47 Nov 6, 2011
RnL2008 wrote:
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Good for you......I have a couple that I've met and they are some of my closest friends:-)
That is awesome. It's interesting that one can befriend others based on more intellectual areas of interest these days. On the net, it's much more difficult to "judge the book by it's cover". I find these type friendships fascinating. ;D

“A *wink* and a smile!!”

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#48 Nov 6, 2011
I think you can have Cyber friendships that are real. I've meet many I consider close friends..

“WAY TO GO”

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#49 Nov 6, 2011
_Akasha_ wrote:
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That is awesome. It's interesting that one can befriend others based on more intellectual areas of interest these days. On the net, it's much more difficult to "judge the book by it's cover". I find these type friendships fascinating. ;D
One of the folks that we e-mail and talk to by phone, helped my grandchild with box tops for education, he decided to send money instead......well, come to find out he lives like across the street from my sister.......sometimes, it really is a small world!!!

“Curious? You should be!”

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#50 Nov 7, 2011
I agree,cyber friendships could be real but the problem is that you never know if you are talking to a normal person or a Troll.

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