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Form = Meaning...

JESuX

TRIBE Member
What does the format of your posts say about you???

Let’s get analytical here, tribe. Admittedly, I haven’t been the most eloquent or content-focused poster in Tribe history, so for those of you already snickering at reading a post of this nature coming from someone like myself… Good. This is for you. If this isn’t something you think you’d like to get into, I have lovingly thought ahead and wish you merrily on your way. You may seek refuge here. :p

When you post something, ANYTHING from either the most banal of commonplace events to a very soul shattering, rip-shit-up textual beating -strictly speaking in regard to format- how do you convey your message? Would you say this changes based on what you’re trying to communicate and who your intended audience is?

As we all learned at the very tender young age of 9 or 10, from our strict English teachers: “Form is Meaning”. When you post, HOW do you post? What do you think that says about you? Do you think that you tend to read what other Tribers write and analyze/judge people’s online persona based on this? What do you think this would imply or infer about their “real life” personas?

Let the melee ensue, Tribe.
 

Adam

TRIBE Member
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Interchange

TRIBE Promoter
someones mind is in overdrive tonight ;)

intended audiance - well lets rip this one apart first - do i adjust my personality - nah i am a pretty blunt person on here and in real life - sometimes i try and be nice.
Now if i was some spy from a record label, marketing place ect. yes i would change what i was trying to say and adjust it so i could get the information out of people that i am looking for- and yes this tactic is used - reocrd labels do it all the time come ont o the boards and say stuff to see peoples reactions for market research. smart dirty bastards.

Next Do you think that you tend to read what other Tribers write and analyze/judge people’s online persona based on this

interesting point.

How do you post? i post how i post sometimes i try to watch what i say even though people get on my nerves and i question why i bother concerning myslef with this damn board half the time.. but there is that part of me that does care what people think and see - perhaps my insecurities or marketing tactics ;) and as well i enjoy writing.

Anyhow...

i think you are analyzing this all a little to much, maybe you should find something else to do not worry so much about shit.

but u have some good food for thought
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by JESuX
When you post, HOW do you post? What do you think that says about you?

*almost post*

Originally posted by JESuX
Do you think that you tend to read what other Tribers write and analyze/judge people’s online persona based on this? What do you think this would imply or infer about their “real life” personas?

There really is no separation of "real life" from online persona, I would say.

However, in a broader context, the medium is the message.

(Pretty friggin' deep, huh?)
 

green_souljah

TRIBE Member
Re: Re: Form = Meaning...

Originally posted by PosTMOd


There really is no separation of "real life" from online persona, I would say.



Really?

I have met a good number of people who in real life are nothing at all like they are on the comp.

It's almost like an escape for some people.
 

mingster

TRIBE Member
ah...i'm pretty sure i've started a thread on this myself.

i find message board dynamics really interesting. and have given much thought to them myself. but this is also the point where you realize you're spending way too much of your "non-tribe" time thinking about tribe. and bla bla bla.
 
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Spinsah

TRIBE Member
i think this is an interesting debate.

form in the forum.

i mean, even this post thus far contains no caps. in the age of instant messaging and a barrage of textual and visual information, have something as once sacred as case become obolete? sometimes i really find 'caps' to be almost offensive.

yet, when i'm the throngs of a large paper, and turn to the tribe board for deviation, i find myself writing in a similar form to an essay. i really think that the way a person constructs their persona online is very much a representation of their 'real' self.

i've always argued against the prevailing logic of anonymnity in virtual communities. especially in a subculture oriented virtual community like this, which by-in-large is geographically centric i think we need to toss out the 'virtual' out of the definition. for many of us this board has a very intricate process of 'real' intersections and is really a community just like any other.

i've noticed tribe is like a sort of language. the longer you spend on it the more fluent in its nuances you become.

and then there's posters like fattyp who despite their rising post counts are constantly subverting and/or shitting on the adopted vernacular of the internet with their elongated approach to posting formats.
 
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