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rebelfury76 July 4th, 2013 3:12am

Have you met anyone after talking to them first on SOH?

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bonemedic Texas
07/06/13 8:40 pm

I haven't but I would chill- we could have a game night

skinner Wisconsin
07/04/13 4:48 pm

Timeout lives in my town but I don't know who he/she is.

PAK the Armpit of Florida
07/04/13 4:26 am

No but I can see how that happens. Everyone is so cool!

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/03/13 11:31 pm

Not yet. Still waiting to hear back from you. Lol.

MrEdwin Mystery
07/03/13 10:00 pm

Nope, not really anyone I want to meet either

aurealis the sky
07/03/13 9:49 pm

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.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/03/13 9:57 pm

Lies! :) It can deign items happen!

MrEdwin Mystery
07/03/13 10:00 pm

Auto correct fail?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/03/13 10:02 pm

Yes...

It could definitely happen!**

aurealis the sky
07/03/13 10:34 pm

Lmaooo, maybe :b

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 10:57 pm

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.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/03/13 11:01 pm

Yeah! Distance doesn't mean all that much nowadays. :)

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 11:04 pm

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...

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 11:05 pm

..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...

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 11:07 pm

..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.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/03/13 11:25 pm

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,

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/03/13 11:29 pm

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. :)

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 11:36 pm

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...

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 11:38 pm

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.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/03/13 11:51 pm

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

satiricalnick meh
07/03/13 9:34 pm

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.

MrEdwin Mystery
07/03/13 10:02 pm

Damn, nick can get mad.

satiricalnick meh
07/03/13 9:08 pm

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.

TomM
07/03/13 9:18 pm

I know his age and he's closer to your age

satiricalnick meh
07/03/13 9:21 pm

I dont want to become friends with someone old enough to be my pop.

TomM
07/03/13 9:33 pm

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.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/03/13 9:05 pm

No, but I'd love to meet a great many people from SoH. :)

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OhTheIrony Learning from you
07/03/13 9:46 pm

I'd love to meet you too!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/03/13 9:58 pm

That'd be awesome! :D There are quite a few Californians I'd love to meet!

deathvalley Chicago native
07/03/13 9:01 pm

Is this a dating website I was unaware of? Lol

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/03/13 9:02 pm

Well... Mayyyybe... :P

HayleyS looking up.
07/03/13 9:05 pm

Hahaha sometimes it seems like people use it that way.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/03/13 9:07 pm

Seriously. I met my boyfriend on here.

No joke.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/03/13 9:12 pm

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 :)

deathvalley Chicago native
07/03/13 9:15 pm

So you gave out your number in the forums??
????

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/03/13 9:15 pm

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.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/03/13 9:16 pm

No we exchanged emails over Instagram because you can delete posts on there. Then we exchanged phone numbers over email.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
07/03/13 10:22 pm

Meeting your significant other on here would be weeeeird. ;-)

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/03/13 10:30 pm

Lol it was definitely unexpected. But still amazing :)

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/03/13 8:28 pm

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

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Fjolsvin Midgard
07/03/13 8:21 pm

Wouldn't mind having a beer with you and the other reb I follow

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TomM
07/03/13 8:22 pm

The other reb?

Fjolsvin Midgard
07/03/13 8:30 pm

I follow this reb and Another gentleman reb72 a truly stand up person as well

TomM
07/03/13 9:16 pm

I cannot find any reb72 or rebel72. Can you provide the exact username please

TomM
07/03/13 8:21 pm

No but if you ever come to DE let me know.

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TomM
07/03/13 8:24 pm

This applies not only to rebel, I'd like to meet others too.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/03/13 11:06 pm

I'll be in DC for a day early next month

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 8:16 pm

Not yet. I met dozens of people when I was using Compuserve, though, in a number of different ways. Always enjoyed it.

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 8:30 pm

Yep. Temporary. Supposed to be a name change demo. I'm getting tired of it now, though.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/03/13 8:32 pm

I thought so! Had me confused there for a bit.

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 8:42 pm

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.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/03/13 8:50 pm

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.

JackTorS Clap you stupid bastards
07/03/13 8:51 pm

How long do you have to keep the changed name for?

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 8:53 pm

I was hoping 5 minutes. So no idly would notice.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
07/03/13 8:59 pm

I'm totally changing my name to susanr right now.

susanr Colorado
07/03/13 9:05 pm

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.
=:-)

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
07/03/13 9:10 pm

It wouldn't let me :(

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/03/13 9:13 pm

Lol that would have been hilarious if it did.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/03/13 8:14 pm

Yes. And I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat.

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