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This is a re-hash of an old topic.
I was having a conversation with a friend about this.

What line do people draw to separate the virtual self & their real persona?

Many of you know each other outside of this message board. Many of you bring your lives on to the board, which makes me wonder at what point do you change from you to your on-line persona? Or are you the exact same?
 

BigBadBaldy

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I only have an online persona. When the golem I call "Chris" is activated in the "real" world, it's done by remote from here in my lovely motherboard.

BBB.

That's why he walks so funny. I haven't mastered the walking controls yet.
 
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People say that they're the same on-line and offline, though there are things wouldn't say to other people's faces.
 
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echootje

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I'm the same online and off, people have even said that... except.. I haven't figured out how to dance (and thusly elbow people in the eye) online yet...

I even type in the same fashion as I speak... with little dot dots and thingys.

Rob
 

vinder

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by echootje
I'm the same online and off, people have even said that... except.. I haven't figured out how to dance (and thusly elbow people in the eye) online yet...

I even type in the same fashion as I speak... with little dot dots and thingys.

Rob

it's scary cause it's true!
 

vinder

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by BigBadBaldy

That's why he walks so funny. I haven't mastered the walking controls yet.

this is the funniest thing i've heard all day. i have the best mental picture right now of you fiddling with a couple joysticks trying to make "chris" walk properly.

bwahahahahaha!
 
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zoo

TRIBE Member
i hold back alot of stuff online

and i hold back even more stuff in real life

you might ... i hold stuff back and don't say it.
 

deep

TRIBE Member
When it comes to people being confrontational or mouthy I find that in general they're a lot more so on line than when you have them face to face.

And that people overestimate just how much they know about someone from what they can garner online.
 
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Originally posted by deep
When it comes to people being confrontational or mouthy I find that in general they're a lot more so on line than when you have them face to face.

And that people overestimate just how much they know about someone from what they can garner online.

Agreed.

I also find that people are sometimes almost more friendly and forward on-line versus when you actually meet them face to face. There seems to be a shyness, apprehensiveness and awkwardness to get past the 'hey howareya'. It may be related to the awkwardness of transcending a virtual boundry to physical one, but I feel an awkwardness exists nonetheless in many cases. Could just be the settings/places I've met people or just me.

Shaggy ----------> 'Wasn't me'! :D

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Michkey

TRIBE Member
Related...

Do you have work/home personas?
Do you have different personas that you use with different people?

(beyond things that are situation dependant, like you wouldn't necessarily speak to a client the way you would to a co-worker)
 
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BigBadBaldy

TRIBE Member
I have a public washroom persona where I giggle, dance like a drunken clown and try to bite people's buttocks while they're urinating.

BBB.

Hilarity ensues.
 

Jeffsus

TRIBE Member
Knowing someone in real life helps put their online posts into context. Without knowing the context, it's easy to make misjudgements about a poster's character. This is the only difference between my online and real life.

-jM
A&D
 

Ditto Much

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Its far easier to tell that I'm laughing half the time when you see me in person. What I type is only a small part of what I'm actually communicating that something deffinately gets lost in the translation. I also regularly change my views in discussions with people when they provide me with something new I hadn't thought of. I find that its difficult to change your view point online because nobody is willing to disregard what you may have previously posted.

However I am who I am, and I'm not a good enough actor to pretend otherwise.



Fuck that was nowhere near offensive enough

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good now it is.
 
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