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Thread: This forum is real to me, these are my friends.....(a rant)

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    Cool This forum is real to me, these are my friends.....(a rant)

    Let me see if I can explain myself properly so that people don't think I'm a total freak. This forum is real to me. These people are my friends and I stand up and back my friends, when the time is needed.

    I've been through weddings, child births, family or friends passing away, hirings and fireings, and 911 brought many people even closer together.

    I have sent and recieved gifts from many people here. I have talked to quite a few on the phone and I plan on meeting a few this coming August before The Who concert, which I'm going to with people I met at this forum.

    While I can't see thier faces, I can see thier hearts when they post. There are REAL people behind those keyboards.

    I don't know if they are black, white, asian, gay, handicap, tattooed, pierced, green hair or otherwise what society considers out of the norm. I really don't care either.

    People have asked some very serious questions about themselves and life, and have gotten some really good advice. I usually post some kind of ******* remark, but I'm like that when I don't what to say, I try to joke and lighten up the situation a bit.

    BUT

    When somebody comes in a make a remark like jz did in the picture thread, and I quote,

    Good news, out of the 45 that loaded, 17 appear normal while only 6 appear redneckish. The remaining 22 are just strange.

    I'd post my pic here, but I don't think that's a good idea with mikemean around, especially since the only ones I have digitized are when I was 17.
    It really pissed me off. If I was standing around with a group of my friends and some jerkoff come up and said that we looked like a bunch of strange rednecks and singled out the only gay guy in the group, I'd be in his face quick.

    This has gotten my ass kicked quite a few times, sometimes I kicked ass, or the person apologized and walked away. I am by far no bad ass, but I don't back down easily either.

    This forum is like no other I have ran across on the net, I have seen many people come together and help total strangers.

    If trolls want to come in and tell us we are of a single mindset, then so be it, we know better. But I'm not going to let somebody come in here and piss off my friends and not say or do anything about it.

    In some kind of wierd way I have become emotionally attached to some of the people here, I never thought that could happen. Maybe we are on the forefront here of proving to the rest of the world that the Internet is a real way to communicate, and can become some type of virtual community.

    sincerely,
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    Strange. I don't think that's a rant. I think that's the truth.

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    Maybe it should be stickied

    Good post
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    Maybe, nahhh...SHOULD

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    But you're being so close minded!

    He never said anything bad...never even insinuated anything bad.

    He's an angel, and everyone here is in one big mean group that hates anyone who doesn't think like them.



    Excellent post RoundEye, you put into words what I myself was stumbling with.

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    He a smart SOB though. In the past day I have seen two large threads where just about everyone flames on jz (with the exception of Paft that is) and he is still around.

    Smart bastid.
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    The only time when someone thinks that the internet is not real is when they are under the knife and we all know why they are getting defensive. 90% of the time they want to start something or need the attention.


    \I agree with your post Roundeye, I have interacted with a FEW SG members that I know for a fact would not give me the time of day if I were to meet them on the streets. I beleive that the net allows others to see you for what you are, unless of course they're a lier. but that eventualy reveals its self eventualy.

    The PACK or clique people refer to on SG are the people that have been here almost since the birth of SG, well almost, and have been through quite a bit of camotion. I have been here for close to two years and have seen them all come and go and I know people that come here with ill intent don't last long.

    It's all good and doesn't phase me that people see something so good and want to destroy it (the SG fellowship).

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    This is all true. The internet is a valid and real way to communicate, and Speedguide has a good mix of people and is more civilized than most of the forums I've been to. I guess we'd all be better off to remind ourselves once in a while that there are real humans behind these posts. On the net there's a tendency to treat interaction like you would a video game.... you know, just blast em, or whatever. But the people on the other side of those blasts can have very different levels of sensitivity and vulnerablity due to their personal experiences and psychological makeup. Words can wound.

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    RoundEye, great post!!

    I feel much the same way. I can see how JZ can see a single mindset...when people come together and agree on something, you tend to see the group supports what they agree with.
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    Good post Roundeye.

    Here's a diagram of my heart, since I couldn't take a pic of the real thing.


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    Originally posted by EvilAngel
    I agree with your post Roundeye, I have interacted with a FEW SG members that I know for a fact would not give me the time of day if I were to meet them on the streets. [/B]
    I gave you the time of day.... you stole my watch!!!

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    Originally posted by Deus ex Machina


    I gave you the time of day.... you stole my watch!!!

    shant,
    david
    bling bling yo, it was a ROLEX!..
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    Originally posted by EvilAngel


    bling bling yo, it was a ROLEX!..
    You betcha, I purchased it in Chinatown for 10 bucks, such a deal!

    RoundEye,

    The one shame is the distance.

    shant,
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    blessed be................

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    I say there 'ol chap, good show , wot !

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    Originally posted by EvilAngel
    I have been here for close to two years and have seen them all come and go....
    What a noob.

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    RoundEye,
    My thoughts exactly......

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    Well said, RoundEye.
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    Hi RoundEye


    Excellent.


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