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Why I participate In Online Forums 1 week 3 days ago #3105011

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Like most people I have a need to "Have My Say"on a broad range of things that I am thinking about. I can "Have My Say" in discussion with some one in my presence but I reach a larger audience with feedback on forums.

How about you. Why are you here?

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Why I participate In Online Forums 1 week 3 days ago #3105063

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Keeps me in touch with people all over the world I see different viewpoints don't agree with them all but I find them all interesting.
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Why I participate In Online Forums 1 week 3 days ago #3105073

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ALON wrote: Like most people I have a need to "Have My Say"on a broad range of things that I am thinking about. I can "Have My Say" in discussion with some one in my presence but I reach a larger audience with feedback on forums.

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. It's refreshing to feel that your views can be put forward and disagreed with without malice or indeed .agreed with ..either way, It's rewarding to hear both sides of a debate Emotions can run high but that's the nature of a debate/ forum
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Why I participate In Online Forums 1 week 3 days ago #3105083

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I'm not really sure what I wanted or expected from this site. It's the first of its kind I have belonged to & have been generally happy with it. I have made some nice friendships & had a few laughs.
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Why I participate In Online Forums 1 week 3 days ago #3105097

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ALON wrote: Like most people I have a need to "Have My Say"on a broad range of things that I am thinking about. I can "Have My Say" in discussion with some one in my presence but I reach a larger audience with feedback on forums.

How about you. Why are you here?


I've used online forums since pre-Internet days, so these days it's mostly just for a bit of entertainment while I have a cuppa.

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Why I participate In Online Forums 1 week 3 days ago #3105118

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Tachyon - I am confused - how can you have used online forums since pre internet days - dont you need the internet to be on line??
Isnt that what online means??

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Why I participate In Online Forums 1 week 3 days ago #3105253

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Why ? Boredom/entertainment (sometimes)/multitasking, i.e. ipad on lap while watching tv or listening to music :)

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Why I participate In Online Forums 1 week 3 days ago #3105315

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Vegemite Kid wrote: Tachyon - I am confused - how can you have used online forums since pre internet days - dont you need the internet to be on line??
Isnt that what online means??


A common misconception. I was using very simple forums on Prestel Gold in about 1986 on a Commodore 64 with a 300 baud modem. I then used Electronic Bulletin Board Systems with an Atari ST, then an Amiga and finally one of the very early PCs. One of the local BBS got a pipeline to the very earliest form of what would become the Internet and we could send emails and visit text-based websites. No sound or graphics in those days, but we thought it was a miracle, lol.
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Why I participate In Online Forums 1 week 3 days ago #3105316

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To express one's thoughts on a subject is a good thing and always remember you "don't win em all" as they say

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Why I participate In Online Forums 1 week 3 days ago #3105364

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I find it's a good way to interact with people.
In my normal life I enjoy my own company and can be a bit reclusive at times so I try and make the effort to engage with other people in whatever way I can, one of these ways is by joining in with the Buzz forum.

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