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Yonkey, the psycho(analyst)!
« on: July 30, 2004, 09:02:55 PM »
Q, you were a newbie once??  You just fit right in that it's hard to imagine you once were new! :P
Heh, trust me.  I wasn't loved and adored when I first came here. ;P  Even when I joined the team, I remember having to earn everyone's respect. 8)
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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2004, 09:05:10 PM »
Wasn't Koko referring to Questie? ;)

Anyhoo. I don't know about fit in per se, but I guess you folks have gotten used to my long pointless rants about everything. ;P

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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2004, 09:08:52 PM »
Yes we have :P  

I figure we all have to earn the respect of others.  I remember when I first joined, I was so scared that one of the things I might say would be taken the wrong way and I'd offend everybody.  In fact, I think most of us start off cautious, and as we get more comfortable, and as others get more comfortable with us, that is when we come out of our shells.  We obviously know that I have! :D
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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2004, 09:11:45 PM »
Heh, I don't need a notebook; I've known u guys for over a year now! ;P
So? I've known some of you guys (and gals) for over a year now too, but I can't remember those little quirks by heart. :-X

Heh, it's kind of a gift, but once I've gotten to know someone online for a few hours to a day (depending on the person).  I'd be able to spot them anywhere, using any nickname, purely from their "quirks" or "language style".  But that's all assuming someone tries to literally replace you as in identity theft.

What I meant before was that those of you that I've known for a a few months or even a year, I can assure you, no one will ever replace you, because your posting styles and personalities are so different.  

I was gonna put an example here, but I think everyone knows what I mean.  ;D

Wasn't Koko referring to Questie? ;)
Whoops, I didn't see the "Q" in there.  Haha, oh well. ;D
« Last Edit: July 30, 2004, 09:13:40 PM by Yonkey »
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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2004, 09:14:00 PM »
But still...it would be nice to have an example :P  You can use me if you want!!  XB
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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2004, 09:15:45 PM »
Wasn't Koko referring to Questie? ;)
Whoops, I didn't see the "Q" in there.  Haha, oh well. ;D

And "q" is just one tiny letter...can be overlooked quite easily! :p
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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2004, 09:16:28 PM »
I figure we all have to earn the respect of others.  I remember when I first joined, I was so scared that one of the things I might say would be taken the wrong way and I'd offend everybody.  In fact, I think most of us start off cautious, and as we get more comfortable, and as others get more comfortable with us, that is when we come out of our shells.  We obviously know that I have! :D
Yep, actually it's because most of us are introverted.  I tend to be cautious of what I say to people even in real life, because I'd rather not offend them too.  Extroverts tend not to care what other people think about themselves.  ;D
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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2004, 09:20:55 PM »
I'll agree with posting style. :) On a forum I used to post at, people would change their nicks frequently for various reasons (usually humorous ones). I found that as long as the poster was someone who had made a large enough number of posts, and wasn't cleverly disgusing their style, I could usually accurately track their nick changes.

As for the idea of not offending someone... one of the things I like about the Internet is that you can pick and choose between the available communities, until you find one where you can be yourself without a lot of animosity or backlash. Try achieving that as readily offline. :P Not that I advocate being rude or impolite or anything, not at all! But even while being polite and considerate one can manage to get themselves in trouble just for their natural mindset, depending on where you go.

Of course, when I go and accidentally stick my foot in my mouth yet again, I expect to get smacked, and it's nice to find places where I get smacked in an intelligent manner.

As for caring about what other people think, I care very much about what other people think... probably too much so. At the same time, I tend to speak my mind, both praise and criticism. I try to be polite about it, but it doesn't always work, obviously. :P

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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2004, 09:29:58 PM »
But still...it would be nice to have an example :P  You can use me if you want!!  XB
Well, since you insist!  ;P  Haha, actually you left the forums shortly before I joined.  I remember you even had a Garfield avatar and Say telling me how "Koko is also one of our regulars and such a sweet girl, but I haven't seen her around lately".  Anyway, when you re-appeared, it was great to finally meet you and of course we never wanted you to get too busy and leave us when school started again.

Ok, getting back to your request, I read some of your posts when I was a forum lurker, heard your reputation as a sweetie XD and when you finally came back to us, it was all reenforced because it was true.  I can usually identify you by your thoughtfulness and reaction to certain topics & comments. :P  Also, there is some religious influence to some of your posts (which isn't a bad thing, but it does tend to make one stand out).  You're also very truthful and honest.  

Verbally, you're Southern so there are some expressions (i.e. "y'all") that you say the odd time.  Actually when I read some people's posts I tend to read it with their accent to get a better sense of what they mean.

Hehe, ok I don't think you wanted me to get into this much detail, but these kinds of things are what I can pick out in people and that's why I say no one can replace you.  ;D
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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2004, 09:33:12 PM »
Awww...that's so sweet!  I didn't realize you guys (see, didn't say ya'll :P) thought so much of me so soon after I had joined.  And you remembered Garfield!  I hadn't thought of him being my avatar in forever!  The religious influence in my posts: I guess a lot of times it's there without me even realizing it.  Some days, I put it in on purpose, but even then, I try to keep it subtle.  That's one of those topics that can easily offend some people, but also one of the things I will never change about myself.

That post was too sweet, Neil.  Thanks!  hehehe, didn't realize I'd get complimented when I offered myself as an example! ;D
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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2004, 09:35:48 PM »
I'll agree with posting style. :) On a forum I used to post at, people would change their nicks frequently for various reasons (usually humorous ones). I found that as long as the poster was someone who had made a large enough number of posts, and wasn't cleverly disgusing their style, I could usually accurately track their nick changes.
Yup, I used to be the founder of an IRC channel, so identifying people by their personality really helped against imposters using their nicknames and people just trying to be imposters.  8)

As for the idea of not offending someone... one of the things I like about the Internet is that you can pick and choose between the available communities, until you find one where you can be yourself without a lot of animosity or backlash. Try achieving that as readily offline. :P
Yeah, I agree.  This is why people tend to be more vocal and outgoing online than in real life.  You can literally say whatever you want and the consequences are not as huge as the ones offline.  I mean, the worst that could happen is you get spammed, banned, or hacked.  But you will never feel any real physical pain, maybe emotional but maybe not.
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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2004, 09:40:38 PM »
The religious influence in my posts: I guess a lot of times it's there without me even realizing it.  Some days, I put it in on purpose, but even then, I try to keep it subtle.  That's one of those topics that can easily offend some people, but also one of the things I will never change about myself.
Don't worry, I never said it was a bad thing.  There is religious influence in some of my posts as well, but I try too to keep it subtle and not bias a discussion.  Of course, topics strictly on religion, politics and other heated controversial topics aren't allowed here because of they usually end in vicious flame wars. ;D
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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2004, 09:42:41 PM »
Yes they do!  And don't worry...I didn't take it as a bad thing; if anything, it's an even greater compliment :P...Ok, I'm going to let the topic drop for two reasons: one, don't want to get onto a topic that might turn into a debate; and two, I'm about to fall asleep at the computer and my contacts are drying out...good night...zzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2004, 09:53:21 PM »
Yonkey, the psychoanalyst! ;D Ooh, do my posts!  ;B

And I agree, Koko is indeed a sweetie. :) May you never change, despite mine and J-R's jesting.

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Re:The Kimmie thread
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2004, 09:56:58 PM »
LOL!  This is Kimmie's thread, so I should really be doing hers first. ;-D  

Actually, thanks for giving me a thread name to split these....
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Re:Yonkey, the psycho(analyst)!
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2004, 10:01:40 PM »
Glad to be of service. ;)

I guess I get carried away sometimes... (sheepish look)

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Re:Yonkey, the psycho(analyst)!
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2004, 10:10:55 PM »
Split!  XD

Ok Jeysie... Well, yes post length is a good giveaway, but that's not always true. :P  You tend to be very logical and analytical in post replies.  I remember there was some discussion I was having with you and every point you made was valid and true.  Usually in debates, there is a place where people slip up logically and that's where people move in for the kill.  With you, it's very hard to find logical errors and thus makes you a good debator.

Unlike Koko, you are not tied to religious or political bounds because IIRC you're agnostic and prefer Canada's government to USA's (heh, ok this is probably an exaggeration :D).  But I do remember you saying several times that the place you'd feel most comfortable moving to, if you did ever decide to move is Canada, which is something most Americans would never say.  And again, this definitely isn't a bad thing (since I AM CANADIAN <3), but it makes one stand out. :P

Language wise, your signature and the Anyhoo's, Hee's and several other expressions you use point you out for me.  Also, the hilariously sarcastic jokes (not to mention the effort put in to them) set you apart from most people's.

Oh yeah.. when I first met you on the forums, you had literally the exact same thoughts and opinions as me.  At times I thought you were telepathic because you could literally read my mind!  I wouldn't call you the female mirror image of me, but you're probably the closest anyone I know has ever come.  8)
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Re:Yonkey, the psycho(analyst)!
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2004, 10:34:39 PM »
You lucky old veterans!

I like to think i'm past the "sheepish and cowardly posting" phase and into the "geting to know everyone/being recognized" phase.

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Re:Yonkey, the psycho(analyst)!
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2004, 10:35:21 PM »
Hmm, well! :)

I have a tendency to naturally try to be logical and analytical about things. When I do goof up, I think it tends to more be because I was reasoning from faulty or incomplete information rather than bad logic flow... at least, I'd like to think that's the case! ;) I find I tend to be more drawn to hanging out with people who can point out any flaws in my information or premises... several of my online pals are political philosophists to some degree.

I'm not necessarily familiar with Canadian politics yet... I'd do more research before I made a serious attempt to move. From what I've heard of it though, and from the Canadians I've met online, it sounds like a place I could manage to get along in with some work. Plus it doesn't hurt that Vancouver houses a lot of the voice acting industry, and Harrison wants to get into that. ;)

Language-wise, I deliberatly cultivate some of my language quirks, just to be distinctive and/or get my point across better. I do naturally tend to speak like a formal college professor, though. :P And it's nice to know my jokes are appreciated! XD

And... I, too, detect similarities between our thought processes. You come off to me as more level-headed and un-biased about things than I am, though.

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Re:Yonkey, the psycho(analyst)!
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2004, 11:37:42 PM »
Ahaha.  Try me, Neil!  Try me! :D
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