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Why people love silly and time consuming forums?

That do not provide any valuable substance to their real life.

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Old 08.01.2015, 11:29
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Re: Why people love silly and time consuming forums?

Many people have the helpful gene, some have the obnoxious gene.

Maybe I should "One touch ban & clean" you, then you won't be tempted to waste your time on here.
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Old 08.01.2015, 11:37
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Many people have the helpful gene, some have the obnoxious gene.

Maybe I should "One touch ban & clean" you, then you won't be tempted to waste your time on here.
Typical EF love.
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Old 08.01.2015, 11:38
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That do not provide any valuable substance to their real life.

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But they're fine when you exist in a liquid-filled pod, being fattened up for the machines, being fed a diet of meaningless binary code ...... breaks up the monotony, a bit.
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That do not provide any valuable substance to their real life.

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The opposite...I don't know about other forums, but EF provides information, helps people with problems, allows them to sell and buy, and have discussions about all kinds of topics, some serious, some completely bonkers.
What's wrong with that?
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Re: Why people love silly and time consuming forums?

Ban him, ban him!!

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Re: Why people love silly and time consuming forums?

In theory you are virtually conversing with people who have something in common with you (ie in this case speaking some form of English whilst living in Switzerland) so you don't feel like a total alien. I do find the twats a bit tiring when people are simply trying to get help but if they have nothing better to do than wind others up, I suppose you could consider it at least keeping them off the streets bobbing up & down & scaring strangers.
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Re: Why people love silly and time consuming forums?

A little banter with like-minded anglophones helps the day go by, its one of the things I miss about the UK.
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Re: Why people love silly and time consuming forums?

The question should be: Why is someone who considers forums silly posting here in the first place? That makes you double silly! Ha, beat that.

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Re: Why people love silly and time consuming forums?

The question is part of my thesis. It's not intended to cause any stirring or offend people. From my side, it's a honest question.

Why people spend so much time in a virtual reality, rather than trying to e.g. chat up someone at a coffee shop.
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A little banter with like-minded anglophones helps the day go by, its one of the things I miss about the UK.
Do Aussies qualify as like minded too?

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There is something very convenient about EF. WE can communicate with screw balls without being in the same room.

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I have seen posts by mums with sick babies hanging by a thread. And seen the massive support/advice given by us in return. I do very much like the altruistic nature of helping others anonymously through the forum. It gives extra meaning to my life.

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The EF makes me laugh and smile. Being a loner and a "Stranger in a Strange land" it helps me get through. Geez I miss yachting on Sydney harbour...

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Lastly the EF is a place too where simpletons can disscuss the basics of how to navigate a shopping trolley through migros/coop and the checkout.
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The question is part of my thesis. It's not intended to cause any stirring or offend people. From my side, it's a honest question.

Why people spend so much time in a virtual reality, rather than trying to e.g. chat up someone at a coffee shop.
Fancy a coffee?
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Old 08.01.2015, 12:32
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The question is part of my thesis. It's not intended to cause any stirring or offend people. From my side, it's a honest question.

Why people spend so much time in a virtual reality, rather than trying to e.g. chat up someone at a coffee shop.
Have you been outside this week? Who'd willingly slide down the road to a cafe when they can log on to a forum and stay in the warm?
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The question is part of my thesis. It's not intended to cause any stirring or offend people. From my side, it's a honest question.

Why people spend so much time in a virtual reality, rather than trying to e.g. chat up someone at a coffee shop.
Why I left academia and returned to "real life"...
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Re: Why people love silly and time consuming forums?

Sure. I'm on the other side of the pond.

The thesis is about how virtual reality changes the perception of real life. And how it affects our brain and tactile ability.

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That do not provide any valuable substance to their real life.
If you are a scientist in academia your writings definitely don't show it. You start from an arbitrary self-drawn conclusion and try to prove a point. The opposite of science.

This is what a troll would write. If you follow EF you will see the tremendous value it brings to its members.
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The question is part of my thesis. It's not intended to cause any stirring or offend people. From my side, it's a honest question.

Why people spend so much time in a virtual reality, rather than trying to e.g. chat up someone at a coffee shop.
Then you should have explained that when you put the question, instead of just writing a pretentious teacher-like `discuss!`
It`s not an honest question if you have motive behind it - if you want some honest answers, you should at least come out with some opinions of your own first - I personally find it annoying, the number of people here who start some contentious thread, without any meaningful contribution of their own at the start. . . . . what do YOU think?
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Re: Why people love silly and time consuming forums?

It's ironic as well, since the only person here who makes his time silly and meaningless is the OP
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Re: Why people love silly and time consuming forums?

I'm not a pro scientist. And English is not my first language.

Personally I think it's interesting how virtual reality provides more of an emotional home than real life. Eg. you wish to have coffee with someone who you do not know at all, rather than chatting up the guy/gal you met everyday at the bus station.
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I'm not a pro scientist. And English is not my first language.

Personally I think it's interesting how virtual reality provides more of an emotional home than real life. Eg. you wish to have coffee with someone who you do not know at all, rather than chatting up the guy/gal you met everyday at the bus station.
You're making an assumption that we don't personally know the other people on the forum.

Lots of us know at least a few.
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