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What are we like in real life?

Postby spooker » Jul 5th, 2017, 1:19 pm

So who's up for grabbing a coffee downtown or something?

There is such a diverse crowd participating here I always get the itch to meet people in person. Especially when it seems like we don't read the words the same way people meant them. Miscommunication is lowered if you actually have a sense of who someone is and not just their online persona.

Or am I tempting fate by putting all this dark energy into one place and risk the universe imploding?
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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby gman313 » Jul 5th, 2017, 1:24 pm

i'd be curious to see the demographics
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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby the truth » Jul 5th, 2017, 1:45 pm

could be interesting :200:
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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby khutchi » Jul 5th, 2017, 1:48 pm

Love to but my generation strictly prohibits me from going outside and meeting real people... :smt045
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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby 60-YEARS-in-Ktown » Jul 5th, 2017, 2:06 pm

It would be fun. But when we try to have one they move off to the back topics way down below..
I have probably met about 20 people from here..
The fun part is figuring out who is lurking in the background...because they are anonymous... Lol..
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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby MAPearce » Jul 5th, 2017, 3:46 pm

I'm always up for a beer or something... But not downtown..

There's nothing there for me .
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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby Barney Google » Jul 5th, 2017, 3:48 pm

I know there are folks on here who have met for coffee or social visits or to exchange things.

For some it's worked out great, and good friendships have resulted.

Others, I understand, not so much and have had less savoury experiences.

On different occasions I met up with two separate posters who posted that they were having difficulties

and were struggling to get by.

I offered to meet and see if I could be of assistance...neither worked out so great.

My privacy has been invaded and my trust and goodwill misused.

That's my fault though...I'm am adult and the decision to get involved was totally mine.

Another live and learn lesson...proving once again we are never too old. :D

Therefore I'm a little reluctant to stick my neck out again...even if it is just for social purposes.

I will say though that there are some forum participants I know I'd enjoy spending time with chewing the fat

and swopping tall tales with but for now I will leave their 'real life' to them and my conjured imaginings of them to my

own thoughts.
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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby gman313 » Jul 5th, 2017, 4:06 pm

MAPearce wrote:I'm always up for a beer or something... But not downtown..

There's nothing there for me .


there are some pretty fine micro breweries popping up downtown :130:

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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby MAPearce » Jul 5th, 2017, 4:21 pm

I know .. But I'm not that guy.

When I order a beer at my local pubs it's always " I'll have a pint of your finest cheapshit" ..

Some wait staff laugh but most know me so they have one ready before my *bleep* hits the chair.
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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby Queen K » Jul 5th, 2017, 4:28 pm

spooker wrote:So who's up for grabbing a coffee downtown or something?

There is such a diverse crowd participating here I always get the itch to meet people in person. Especially when it seems like we don't read the words the same way people meant them. Miscommunication is lowered if you actually have a sense of who someone is and not just their online persona.

Or am I tempting fate by putting all this dark energy into one place and risk the universe imploding?


I've met many people on castanet and one thing stands out consistently, they are who they say they are. No one is living in their mom's basement suite unless they've said so. That's for sure.

Castanet forums are full of people who have met or know each other, you can usually tell by how they talk to each other in the threads. Or they come out and say things that only could be said if they met or have known each other.

But G2Gs (get to gethers) are harder to get going than I've ever seen it be. Are we all so that busy now?
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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby jimsenchuk » Jul 5th, 2017, 5:18 pm

Have met quite a few people from this forum, no problems as long as there is mutual respect. I have invited people for coffee, but most don't show up, even when they say they will.Wanna go for coffee queenie?
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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby Queen K » Jul 5th, 2017, 5:19 pm

Well sure, let's invite Spooker too. And 60 years and omigod before we know it there's a bunch of us.
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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby jimsenchuk » Jul 5th, 2017, 5:20 pm

Queen K wrote:Well sure, let's invite Spooker too. And 60 years and omigod before we know it there's a bunch of us.


Go for sushi here in Peachland, prices are good and the food is great.
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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby richardclank » Jul 5th, 2017, 5:45 pm

I wouldn't trust people here not to push me in front of a truck.

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Re: What are we like in real life?

Postby Bsuds » Jul 5th, 2017, 5:46 pm

jimsenchuk wrote:Go for sushi here in Peachland, prices are good and the food is great.


If I was driving to Peachland for Sushi, I wouldn't get past 5 Guys!

Actually if I had to drive anywhere for Sushi I wouldn't get past 5 Guys! (or any other Burger place)
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