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Old 09-21-2012, 01:46 PM   #41
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Zero. But I do feel I "know" some people here reasonably well. I most certainly know more about some members here than some of my real neighbors...ain't technology grand.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:55 PM   #42
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None, but I would like to if there's ever a meetup outside one of those loathsome big cities.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:59 PM   #43
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None, but I would like to if there's ever a meetup outside one of those loathsome big cities.
Welp, Dallas is off the list...
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:45 PM   #44
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #45
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One, but now that I think about it she was probably the one that told me about this forum!
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:20 PM   #46
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I guess it is due to living in a tourist town in a fairly central location, or for some maybe my lovely former Eva Habermann avatar, but anyway about 1-2 dozen members passing through town have contacted me and suggest that we meet. I said "no" to all of them, even to several that I greatly respect, admire, and like. I have met nobody from the forum IRL.

That has nothing whatsoever to do with my opinion of any of them, and everything to do with my INTJ personality. I am just not the social butterfly type and would rather read your posts than eat lunch with you.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:04 PM   #47
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I am just not the social butterfly type and would rather read your posts than eat lunch with you.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:26 PM   #48
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I've met a couple of forum members and am open to meeting others...

....and you're right MuirWannabe, 'Of course, imagination is almost always better than reality.'

That's why I insist on buying lunch to soften the devastating blow of reality. After all, I don't wear my stiletto boots to the meeting, I usually wear sandals.

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #49
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Zero. In fact I have never met anyone that I have crossed paths with on the internet.
While I haven't met anybody from this forum (yet), I did meet 3 new fishing buds on a bass fishing forum several years back. One of them has since died, and one I see only rarely anymore, but the third guy is now my most regular fishing bud. We've fished a bunch together and most likely will keep that going.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:35 PM   #50
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....and you're right MuirWannabe, 'Of course, imagination is almost always better than reality.'
Wow - - I have met people from the internet quite a few times, just not from this forum and not lately. And 100% of the time, they were exactly what I thought they would be like, and vice versa. This doesn't say anything good at all about my capacity for imagination, or for inspiring the imagination of others!
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None. I'm an INTJ. Extreme on the "I" part. One reason I retired. Not one who wants to meet many people.

Open to meeting some of the pets of members though ;-)
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None. I'm an INTJ. Extreme on the "I" part. One reason I retired. Not one who wants to meet many people.

Like to meet some of the pets of members though ;-)
+100,000!!

Well, minus the pets. Some of our members might have big dogs that would scare me.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:56 PM   #53
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Well, minus the pets. Some of our members might have big dogs that would scare me.
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Two. Willing to meet others if no great effort is involved.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:37 PM   #55
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Just 1 person. Would meet up again with this person (hope to some day!) or other regulars from the forum.

There are a few local posters that have stated they live in the same city as me, but I have never gotten up the motivation to contact them and suggest a meet up.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #56
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None that I know of. I am not against meeting with others but just have not had the chance. I wouldn't initiate the contact either.
There's just something about a forum that says you should remain anonymous.
I will say that some of the characters on this forum would be fun to meet with though.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:07 AM   #57
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:50 AM   #58
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My guess is that the group of forum members who are interested in physically meeting other forum members correlates with the group that have posted their (real) picture here.
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... correlates with the group that have posted their (real) picture here.
Judging from my small survey, um... no.

It just shows that they're able to post a photo, perhaps taken during their life, maybe even of them.
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Judging from my small survey, um... no.

It just shows that they're able to post a photo, perhaps taken during their life, maybe even of them.
Hmm. I'm able but not willing. Ether to meet or post a picture.
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