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August 23rd, 2003

Community Comparison

A quick question: do you participate in more communities online, or offline?

For me, it’s definitely online – although I’m starting to rethink that idea, and am considering buying a community farm for Pingers as well. (Not buying the farm, which isn’t on my docket.)

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday August 23, 2003 -- 11:49:01 am
What exactly would constitute an offline community?

FROM: Paul
DATE: Saturday August 23, 2003 -- 11:54:21 am
I was thinking a group of people with a shared interest. But, you know, probably not four people getting together to watch wrestling. Although that's good.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday August 24, 2003 -- 10:22:12 pm
I guess I don't participate in any real communities, but this subject does remind me of the group of supernerd ham radio operators I used to see when my parents took me to the Old Country Buffet on Saturday mornings.

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday August 25, 2003 -- 9:43:11 am
Sadly, I do more online. Moving back to an area where all my friends have basically moved away ensured that, for the time being at least, most of my "hanging out with friends" comes via instant messagers and email.

Hopefully, that changes. I'd much prefer having a bunch of folks in the area to hang with or whatever.

No, this isn't a personal ad.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Monday August 25, 2003 -- 9:55:27 am
Admit it, Dave. It is.

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday August 25, 2003 -- 1:04:35 pm
I don't know what you're talking about Paul! I mean, just because a guy likes walking along the beach, candle dinners, and is looking for someone......dammit, busted again. ;p

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