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How long ago did you join Atomic forums?  

244 members have voted

  1. 1. It doesn't have to be exact, just an estimate is okay!

    • Less than 3 months
      2
    • Less than 6 months
      1
    • Less than 1 year
      2
    • Somewhere from 1 year to 3 years
      5
    • Somewhere from 3 years to 5 years
      11
    • Over 5 years
      66
    • Over 10 years
      164


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So many memories sprouting from this thread!

 

http://archive.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp...=1&t=130801

I spose its time for me to point out that I'm not a foster kid from the middle east...

 

My apologies for my posts in that thread, I've seen a few older threads that I've posted in recently and I can't say I really liked younger me all that much...

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"not a foster kid from the middle east" LOL I have to have a read of that now, NJ ;)

 

I think I would die of embarrassment if I went reading stuff I posted here ages ago. And I haven't the excuse of youth to fall back on.

 

But in future I can now blame it on being old :)

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Don't sweat on it NukeJockey.

I would want you to sweat big time if you were still cool with them ( some of your six year old posts ) today ;)

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So many memories sprouting from this thread!

 

http://archive.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp...=1&t=130801

I spose its time for me to point out that I'm not a foster kid from the middle east...

 

My apologies for my posts in that thread, I've seen a few older threads that I've posted in recently and I can't say I really liked younger me all that much...

 

All raise your hands who wasn't an asshat at that age.

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I am soooo glad that I was already old before the internet was even invented!

^. Except "I got here" rather than "the internet was even invented". ;p

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All raise your hands who wasn't an asshat at that age.

 

what age ?

 

i was never an arsehole (that's what we used to call asshats before america ruled the lexicon of colourful language)

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In the cyber world I can still come across as an "asshat" even at my age. Very rarely in the real world though, but that could differ depending on who you ask :P

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In the cyber world I can still come across as an "asshat" even at my age. Very rarely in the real world though, but that could differ depending on who you ask :P

Oh cool :-) I'm the opposite! Online I seem capable of coming across as something less sucky than I actually am. In real life, though, I have been correctly identified as a random assortment of fail :-) It's a slightly odd feeling to have such a dramatic difference in how people see me - do you find that as well? :-)

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I imagine IRL 'whore to be the kind of girl who punches people and pins them in headlocks and other assorted restraining holds with a hand over their mouth so they shuttup and give her a chance to actually say what she's trying to, no matter how long it takes.

 

Wait, I thought you said online and offline were different?

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Return of the whore! :-) People used to shorten it to whore, then it started being shortened to elven :-) That brings back memories :-)

 

I imagine IRL 'whore to be the kind of girl who punches people and pins them in headlocks and other assorted restraining holds with a hand over their mouth so they shuttup and give her a chance to actually say what she's trying to, no matter how long it takes.

And isn't that just the kicker with me :-p

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In the cyber world I can still come across as an "asshat" even at my age. Very rarely in the real world though, but that could differ depending on who you ask :P

Oh cool :-) I'm the opposite! Online I seem capable of coming across as something less sucky than I actually am. In real life, though, I have been correctly identified as a random assortment of fail :-) It's a slightly odd feeling to have such a dramatic difference in how people see me - do you find that as well? :-)

 

Haha....

 

It does feel like living two very different lives at times ;)

 

I must qualify the real life thing for myself, as some folk see me as a snob or thinking of myself as superior, but it is an interpretation (assumption) of myself that stems from something very different............indifference maybe?

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I must qualify the real life thing for myself, as some folk see me as a snob or thinking of myself as superior, but it is an interpretation (assumption) of myself that stems from something very different............indifference maybe?

Same.

 

For me, I know I can (do?) come across here as pompous. I'm naturally a very saturnine person - I don't speak much. If there's a silent guy at the party, it'll be me. I might use a few dozen audible words in day, in normal circumstances. When I do I want to be correctly understood. Online, that means I go back and edit things I've typed to correct phrasing until it matches what's in my head, and the result is that not much of it sounds terribly natural. And then I go back and futz it up a bit to soften it... And then am unsatisfied with the wording...etc, etc.

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People I've met online and later met in the real world always told me they found it weird how after they hear me talk how similar it is to how I type.

 

I treat folks online the same as I treat them in person too. So yeah, I get the concept of folks being the same online as they are in person.

 

That being said, I understand why some people aren't. A mate of my wife has a wicked bad stutter. So much so that it's slightly uncomfortable to talk to him. And by uncomfortable I mean agonizing. Anyway, he writes super elegant. And takes ages to respond to things because it is the one way he can confidently communicate. So he writes every thing very carefully, choosing the right words and such. Because he can't do it to other people in person.

 

I've been rocking around in the net since 1200 and 2400 baud modems, calling Proudfoot's BBS playing Red Dragon and Usurper and downloading porn photos at 1 meg every 10 minutes or whatever it was. First game I ever pirated was Mortal Kombat for the PC in 1994. One of the last games I pirated too. Back then it was just hard to find games locally for us. Well, the first real game that wasn't freeware or adware. I've even used the same handle the entire time. I guess since I was never full of bravado or fuckery that I was mature for my age back then, so I didn't need to change much over the decades.

 

I dunno how I come off on the net, I've never really cared if folks don't like me. That same attitude is carried over to reality. I'm just me everywhere, and folks can take me or leave me. All good by me.

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I must qualify the real life thing for myself, as some folk see me as a snob or thinking of myself as superior, but it is an interpretation (assumption) of myself that stems from something very different............indifference maybe?

Same.

 

For me, I know I can (do?) come across here as pompous. I'm naturally a very saturnine person - I don't speak much. If there's a silent guy at the party, it'll be me. I might use a few dozen audible words in day, in normal circumstances. When I do I want to be correctly understood. Online, that means I go back and edit things I've typed to correct phrasing until it matches what's in my head, and the result is that not much of it sounds terribly natural. And then I go back and futz it up a bit to soften it... And then am unsatisfied with the wording...etc, etc.

 

Someone that can match or surpass me on the re-edit!

 

I tip my hat to you :)

 

 

People I've met online and later met in the real world always told me they found it weird how after they hear me talk how similar it is to how I type.

 

I treat folks online the same as I treat them in person too. So yeah, I get the concept of folks being the same online as they are in person.

 

That being said, I understand why some people aren't. A mate of my wife has a wicked bad stutter. So much so that it's slightly uncomfortable to talk to him. And by uncomfortable I mean agonizing. Anyway, he writes super elegant. And takes ages to respond to things because it is the one way he can confidently communicate. So he writes every thing very carefully, choosing the right words and such. Because he can't do it to other people in person.

 

I've been rocking around in the net since 1200 and 2400 baud modems, calling Proudfoot's BBS playing Red Dragon and Usurper and downloading porn photos at 1 meg every 10 minutes or whatever it was. First game I ever pirated was Mortal Kombat for the PC in 1994. One of the last games I pirated too. Back then it was just hard to find games locally for us. Well, the first real game that wasn't freeware or adware. I've even used the same handle the entire time. I guess since I was never full of bravado or fuckery that I was mature for my age back then, so I didn't need to change much over the decades.

 

I dunno how I come off on the net, I've never really cared if folks don't like me. That same attitude is carried over to reality. I'm just me everywhere, and folks can take me or leave me. All good by me.

I wish I were more like you, mate.

 

In being the same on the net as IRL.

 

For myself, I do care what some folk think of me IRL and on the net, they are the people that I like a lot. Is it a failing on my part, or a sign of low self esteem? I am not sure what it means really.

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I think you should define 'active'. I check in most days to read content, but rarely post.

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The only "significant" number I see in this thread is the whopping 90% of atomicans who have been haunting this place for more than 5 years!!!

Just because ive been here for well over 40% of my entire living life.

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For myself, I do care what some folk think of me IRL and on the net, they are the people that I like a lot. Is it a failing on my part, or a sign of low self esteem? I am not sure what it means really.

I think people that don't care about what others think of them are sociopaths :p We live in a community and we need to respect others. If everyone just did whatever pleases themselves, believing it was most important that they be their authentic selves at the cost of other people, then they're wankers. :)

 

Me, I care what other people think of me. Do I care enough about what other people think of me to modify my own behaviour? Yes. Why? Because I see those other people as having something I want, be it happiness, peace, love, respect, whatever.

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Ah, ya' big SNAG, kikz :P

 

I do recognise those things, and I agree that it is in part because we are inherently social animals. We all desire to be accepted by others also, our peers ec't.

 

Sometimes I have to question myself though, as I can tend to over analyse things where the self is concerned.

 

Hmm...I'll ponder on this a while :)

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TBH I'd really really like to care less about what people think of me sometimes. Not really so I can be nasty, but just so I can say No once in a while.

One thing that does poop me off is I'm always always moving for people, turning to the side, stopping, letting them go before me. Seems pretty much no one does this back for me, from both genders and people of all sizes. I don't get it because I'm visibly a large and well muscled dude, so it's obvious if we collided they'd come off the worse. Sometimes i'd like to care less about manners and good etiquette and just bump into people when they don't move. I've tried it every now and then when out and about and it lasts about 1 minute before I feel ashamed for myself and stop. More often than not I chicken out and turn first before anyone gets the shoulder.

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LOL, I do the same and have feelings around it that are similar.

 

The difference is I'm 5'7" and 67kg, so I have little chance of some larger people giving way to me :D

 

If it helps any, I would notice ya' size and give way to ya' :P

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LOL, I do the same and have feelings around it that are similar.

 

The difference is I'm 5'7" and 67kg, so I have little chance of some larger people giving way to me :D

 

If it helps any, I would notice ya' size and give way to ya' :P

haha. why thankyou. But I'd probably have already moved and then be cursing you :p

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