Have you met anyone after talking to them first on SOH?
I haven't but I would chill- we could have a game night
No, but I would
Timeout lives in my town but I don't know who he/she is.
No but I can see how that happens. Everyone is so cool!
Not yet. Still waiting to hear back from you. Lol.
did you email me?
No, but it'd be nice to :)
Nope, not really anyone I want to meet either
Nope. There's a good handful of people I'd like to meet, though most are in the north so I doubt that would happen haha.
Lies! :) It can deign items happen!
Auto correct fail?
It could definitely happen!**
Lmaooo, maybe :b
When I met people from Compuserve I was living in WV & then OH. I met people in SC, VA, OR, WA among other places & even spent a week in England with Compuserve folks from the US & England.
Yeah! Distance doesn't mean all that much nowadays. :)
I happened to be traveling a bit - to an annual scientific meeting in a different city every year, sometimes to visit other friends. A couple times just to get together with a group of folks from the Cooks Forum... 32 of us got together for 4 days...
..in Charleston SC in '94; little groups got together in Wash DC a number of times. I had 2 romantic relationships that grew out of online friendships; traveled a bit for them (Seattle, Philadelphia, Fairfax VA). Then 4 women from the US...
..decided to go to London, to get together with about 8 Compuserve members in England, most of whom opened their houses to us & cooked great meals for the whole group. It was really a wonderful experience, all of it. And nothing creepy, ever.
Wow, Susan! Thank you so much for sharing! I believe that it's good to be concerned for ones safety, but not so much so that it prevents the person from experiencing new things! Personally, I'm very open about myself. Anyone who converses with me,
whether on here, or in person, know who I am and what my beliefs and morals are. You've expressed the same sentiment in the past, I believe. :)
Yeah, I'm pretty transparent online. On Compuserve, real names were required, so it would be easier to check up on someone. I don't remember any serious concerns about people posing as someone else, but there might have been. Most of us knew each...
other QUITE well before meeting, sometimes for a year or more, and the group get togethers were an additional safety measure. Sometimes it was just a meal together in a restaurant for 5-6 of us, if someone from father away happened to be in town.
Well, everyone knows my last name. Many know my first name. Some even know my middle name.
I fully understand and respect why so many are paranoid about their identities, but some take it to an extreme
Why would the age thing be creepy?
When i fail, i just beat my cat mercilessly. She loves me for it too. Know why? 'Cause why the fuck would I ever actually beat my cat? I hope you know how stupid that comment was. There, handshake, no more bad blood. I'll even follow you again.
I know, I'm sorry.
Damn, nick can get mad.
Id like to meet reb, if hes around my age. Id be creepy if hes 40 years old. Taking a road trip to massachusetts next year to go to the gathering of the vibes with some friends. I might make a stop in Michigan.
I know his age and he's closer to your age
I dont want to become friends with someone old enough to be my pop.
Nick I understand you. There was a poll asking if you would meet SoH users you follow. I made a comment that it depends on who, because it would be creepy if I were to meet someone half my age.
No, but I'd love to meet a great many people from SoH. :)
I'd love to meet you too!
That'd be awesome! :D There are quite a few Californians I'd love to meet!
Is this a dating website I was unaware of? Lol
Well... Mayyyybe... :P
Hahaha sometimes it seems like people use it that way.
Seriously. I met my boyfriend on here.
How did that happen? Lol
We talked a lot on here to the point where it got ridiculous (.5 GB of data in 4 days). Then we started texting and that got ridiculous (4K texts a month). So we Facetimed (2K min a month). And then we met up in person. And the rest is history :)
Wow that is so neat!!!
So you gave out your number in the forums??
It really is :) look at my profile. It just goes to show you that you can meet amazing people in the most unexpected of places.
No we exchanged emails over Instagram because you can delete posts on there. Then we exchanged phone numbers over email.
Meeting your significant other on here would be weeeeird. ;-)
Lol it was definitely unexpected. But still amazing :)
I've not met others from SoH, but I've met others from online communities and really enjoyed it. Hopefully I'll meet some of you someday
Wouldn't mind having a beer with you and the other reb I follow
The other reb?
I follow this reb and Another gentleman reb72 a truly stand up person as well
I cannot find any reb72 or rebel72. Can you provide the exact username please
No but if you ever come to DE let me know.
This applies not only to rebel, I'd like to meet others too.
I'll be in DC for a day early next month
Not yet. I met dozens of people when I was using Compuserve, though, in a number of different ways. Always enjoyed it.
Are you susanr?
Yep. Temporary. Supposed to be a name change demo. I'm getting tired of it now, though.
I thought so! Had me confused there for a bit.
Name change demo?
Convincing a guy that he won't lose his username if he changes his name to something else, then back to his name with the caps that he (like all of us, well, except lower-case me), lost with the update.
Oh ok. I was a little worried too... I have a common username and the little paranoid part of my brain was worried that someone would choose my username in the 5 seconds I wasn't using it.
How long do you have to keep the changed name for?
I was hoping 5 minutes. So no idly would notice.
I'm totally changing my name to susanr right now.
Lol Morelove xD
I'm thinking you won't be able to, morelove, but go for it, if you can. That'll really confuse people when you start talking about... certain topics. Like circumcision. And alt medicine. And having little kids.
It wouldn't let me :(
Lol that would have been hilarious if it did.
Yes. And I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat.