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Why Do You Participate In The Forums?

Last posted Sep 22, 2011 at 04:58PM EDT. Added Sep 20, 2011 at 09:37PM EDT
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In this thread, you explain to others why you use the forums and why are you so compelled to use them.

For me, I actually found a website where I can relate to users on some different level that isn’t my normal everyday life. I guess it’s my split personality because if I said this shit IRL people would think I’m insane… And I also like how they are set up. Many lulz and friendships have been made. I’m just happy to have found this site and be a member. That is all.

Sep 20, 2011 at 09:37PM EDT
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To escape.

To escape the horrors of reality and all that is wrong with the world.

To escape the idea that I’m just a common person and that I won’t make any difference in the world.

To escape all responsibility, if only for a short while.

To escape depression, anxiety, and the fear that I don’t matter.

To escape all of my faults.

To escape my past.

To escape disappointing those around me.

To escape myself.

Sep 20, 2011 at 09:41PM EDT
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Because the forums are fun?

Sep 20, 2011 at 09:42PM EDT

Kalmo wrote:

To escape.

To escape the horrors of reality and all that is wrong with the world.

To escape the idea that I’m just a common person and that I won’t make any difference in the world.

To escape all responsibility, if only for a short while.

To escape depression, anxiety, and the fear that I don’t matter.

To escape all of my faults.

To escape my past.

To escape disappointing those around me.

To escape myself.

I don’t always agree with Kalmo. But when I do, he has a good point.

Sep 20, 2011 at 09:43PM EDT
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Kalmo wrote:

To escape.

To escape the horrors of reality and all that is wrong with the world.

To escape the idea that I’m just a common person and that I won’t make any difference in the world.

To escape all responsibility, if only for a short while.

To escape depression, anxiety, and the fear that I don’t matter.

To escape all of my faults.

To escape my past.

To escape disappointing those around me.

To escape myself.

Kalmo, you’ve just made me depressed. I’ll go cheer myself up and come back with an explanation for my forum usage in a bit.

Sep 20, 2011 at 09:51PM EDT
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AlexGhostaRica wrote:

In this thread, you explain to others why you use the forums and why are you so compelled to use them.

For me, I actually found a website where I can relate to users on some different level that isn’t my normal everyday life. I guess it’s my split personality because if I said this shit IRL people would think I’m insane… And I also like how they are set up. Many lulz and friendships have been made. I’m just happy to have found this site and be a member. That is all.

I’m gonna have to say the same reasons as you.

Sep 20, 2011 at 09:55PM EDT

Because I am bored. That is all.

Sep 20, 2011 at 09:56PM EDT

Because you people treat me better than anyone I know else-where.

@Kalmo: You wanna borrow my Bible?

Sep 20, 2011 at 10:05PM EDT
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Cale wrote:

Because you people treat me better than anyone I know else-where.

@Kalmo: You wanna borrow my Bible?

I’d rather not. It’s not so much that I need God in my life, since I already do.

You can’t expect him to do everything.

Example: You’re learning to ride a bike and your parent is holding the bike to make sure you don’t fall. Then you start getting the hang of it. Then what does your parent do? They let go, for you to fall and get back up on your own.

I know I’m being a tad dramatic, but it feels better to say the reasons why you do things completely and free yourself from distress.

Sep 20, 2011 at 10:10PM EDT
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Kalmo wrote:

I’d rather not. It’s not so much that I need God in my life, since I already do.

You can’t expect him to do everything.

Example: You’re learning to ride a bike and your parent is holding the bike to make sure you don’t fall. Then you start getting the hang of it. Then what does your parent do? They let go, for you to fall and get back up on your own.

I know I’m being a tad dramatic, but it feels better to say the reasons why you do things completely and free yourself from distress.

I apologize. There are so few conservative Christians in my life.

I, personally, have a rather fatalistic view on God, which would clearly not help the case at hand.

Sep 20, 2011 at 10:40PM EDT
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Dane said it best before he left: “This is the best forum on the internet.”
I think we have a great community which reaps the benefits of being an internet reference site, in that most are well informed, intelligent people.

I also enjoy memes.

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Sep 20, 2011 at 10:47PM EDT
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So, anyway, I participate in the forums because they’re fun! Plus, KYM is the only website that I socialize on, on the internet, besides Failbook.

Sep 20, 2011 at 11:07PM EDT
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I have no idea why, I hate you all.

Last edited Sep 20, 2011 at 11:35PM EDT
Sep 20, 2011 at 11:27PM EDT
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Jk lol, l love you guys.

Why did I first start? I’m not exactly sure. I most likely wanted to make a name for myself because I was a huge attention whore. Wait, why am I saying “was”? I’m still a huge attention whore. Now I’ve made some friends here, so I like talking to them.

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Sep 20, 2011 at 11:27PM EDT
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To escape all those Farmville invitation on facebook.
And because this forum and you guys are fun,that’s why!

Sep 20, 2011 at 11:30PM EDT
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To be there, in here, with all of you guys, there is nothing much better then that! (for me)

Sep 21, 2011 at 02:24AM EDT
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I think the size of our community makes it more fun, since it tends to be small.

Sep 21, 2011 at 02:31AM EDT

I come to this forum every time I hear someone beat the Elite Four.

No, seriously, I can’t leave. No legs, flat surface. I can’t even roll away.

Sep 21, 2011 at 10:39AM EDT
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Philip J. Fry wrote:

Jk lol, l love you guys.

Why did I first start? I’m not exactly sure. I most likely wanted to make a name for myself because I was a huge attention whore. Wait, why am I saying “was”? I’m still a huge attention whore. Now I’ve made some friends here, so I like talking to them.

Sep 21, 2011 at 11:57AM EDT
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Because this is as high up in society as I have gotten so far.

Sep 21, 2011 at 03:35PM EDT
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I’m the same as MDF… I stayed because this forum is the only one I’ve ever actually enjoyed. Evar.

oh, and inb4 ‘Because Robots’…

Sep 21, 2011 at 04:41PM EDT
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To be honest, I came for ponies. Not gonna lie. I post on that thread the most.
 
But Fridge Logic has the reason why I started to post elsewhere:

I think we have a great community which reaps the benefits of being an internet reference site, in that most are well informed, intelligent people.

You’re interesting people to listen to/read from. I wanted in. And so I started using my 2 year old account in earnest.

Sep 21, 2011 at 05:39PM EDT

I have nothing better to do… I feel like I can’t leave for some reason.

Sep 21, 2011 at 05:58PM EDT
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I first started because I didn’t have a way to talk to my internet-loving irl friends anymore due to a school change, then I decided that the friends I was making here were cool and I learned that you don’t need friends irl to be happy. And so I spend time here and in the irc.

Sep 21, 2011 at 08:27PM EDT
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I came for da lulz. I stayed for the discusions.
I get hooked in just to see what’s going to happen next.

Sep 21, 2011 at 08:46PM EDT
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I don’t really participate all that much anymore. But I used to because I loved talking to everyone, simple as that.
WHEN THE IRC WASN’T ENOUGH.

Sep 22, 2011 at 01:21PM EDT
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Because I wa-
oh wait, I actually don’t. I was just searching for something and stumbled upon this thread

OH WAIT, I ACTUALLY DID

Sep 22, 2011 at 04:58PM EDT
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