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Is OcUK your mirror?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cleanbluesky, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. Lostkat


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 8,106

    Location: Deepest Darkest Leics

    1) Would many of your questions go unanswered?
    Not really, because I don't tend to turn to the forums for advice unless it's photographic. I'm pretty sure I'd be a lot better off though, because I wouldn't have spent so much on cameras.

    2) Would you be more lonely?
    Well I wouldn't have a Leon, and that would suck big time. However, I would still have the same amount of friends, just in different places. They probably wouldn't be as such high quality as the friends I've met here though :)

    3) Would you understand yourself less, or be less confident?
    Neither of these issues would be affected.
  2. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 16,280

    Location: Plymouth

    No, no and no :)
  3. Soogs


    Joined: Jun 11, 2003

    Posts: 7,394

    Location: The Shadows (london)

  4. Inquisitor


    Joined: Apr 12, 2004

    Posts: 11,788

    Location: Birmingham

    I'd certainly be less educated in some areas, although most of what I read on here is just trivia ;)

    I'd probably end up quite bored a lot of the time, as I do spend a lot of time at home just browsing the forums and reading threads, although I tend not to post.

    Other than that, I don't think my life would be all that different. :)
  5. Wyrdo


    Joined: Feb 19, 2004

    Posts: 15,037

    Location: Darlington, UK

    I'd have to find something else to pass the quiet times at work :p
  6. Sequoia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 15, 2005

    Posts: 2,948

    I'd find another forum.

    I'd guess .... none.

    Erm ...... nope.

    You're pulling our wotsits, right?

    There are some good people here, but (to me at least) it's just a forum, and there isn't exactly a shortage of fora. I find the notion that a forum engenders confidence rather sad and, if it's actually the case, would suggest that some people may be spending too much time online.
  7. Sanzy


    Joined: Mar 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,117

    Location: Forget About It

    No , No and No
  8. starscream


    Joined: Mar 8, 2003

    Posts: 4,055

    Location: Looking at the internet

    1) No, because there are many other internet forums I'd pester people on instead :D

    2) I have to say I'm one of those people who doesn't really connect people I talk (or argue ;) ) with online with actually friends. So my answer is no, although I suppose I would miss certain "personalities"

    3) Probably the opposite to be honest. Because people don't know you on internet forums, they are more likely to give you honest opinions about yourself, your views and your abilities better than real life friends.
  9. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 27,644

    Location: Hampshire

    This thread wasn't quite what I was expecting, I thought it was going to be more along the lines of people using the forums as a way of posing, and/or checking their standing within the world.

    Anyway, as regards the questions, I'd have to answer no to all three of them. Most of my questions could be answered elsewhere (other forums etc), there better ways of reducing loneliness (I don't really use these forums for the social aspect), and if anything my confidence might be enhanced by spending less time here.

    In essence this forum just happens to be where I've ended up but it could be easily replaced by others should it come to an end - one reason why I would never pay subs or whatever.
  10. Kreeeee

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    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

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    Some people overestimate the effect these forums have.
  11. benjo plz.


    Joined: Jan 15, 2004

    Posts: 14,208

    Location: Hall

    Bit like Lynx then ;).
  12. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    Indeed, but with more psychology students.
  13. Mark A


    Joined: May 19, 2005

    Posts: 17,933

    Location: Lancashire


    You do pick up some good information especially in the HD section but i could easily get any information i need on google anyway, thats the first thing someone posts "google is your friend". I dont think id be lonely without OCUK i only ever go on forums when I'm bored or while I'm waiting for something to download etc.

  14. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 4, 2002

    Posts: 15,431

    Location: West Berkshire


    I'm not ashamed to say that OcUK meets have done a lot for my self-confidence, not to mention actually having a few decent friends now. Still got a hell of a long way to go yet, but it's a start. :)
  15. SoliD


    Joined: Feb 25, 2004

    Posts: 14,466

    Location: Portsmouth

    Nope tbh i only really ask technical questions, and hang about motors, i doubt my life would change that much without ocuk, but i know its certainly a little bit more fulfilled lmao on a daily basis to various threads.
  16. Tru


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,959

    Location: OcUK Peoples Champion

    These forums seems to play a big part in some people's lives. I come here for laughs and to communicate with people who have shared interests. It doesn't shape my life in any way (I used to spend hundreds on PC equipment just to gain some more 3dmarks, but I think that's it), and it doesn't teach me anything about myself. Like a few others, I just seemed to end up posting here, if circumstances were different it would be somewhere else. I enjoy the crack but, since losing interest in tinkering with PC's, there's less here for me than there used to be.
  17. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: Dec 6, 2003

    Posts: 1,792

    That's pretty much how I feel. :)
    Although I would hope that I would have found the self confidence elsewhere if I hadn't come across these forums because I know I was getting there beforehand. Guess the meets were just a bit of a crash course in it :p
  18. jesta


    Joined: Dec 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,884

    if there was no OcUK i would have got mostly A's in my GCSE instead of B's and this year i would have finished my computing coursework last week,at the moment im nowhere near finished :( because im just to busy reading interesting threads on here :p
  19. Phantom


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 9,809

    Location: Southampton, Hampshire

    yes but i would have sought other ways of getting what i wanted to know

    i log on to eleviate boredom while at work mainly. I'll log on in the evenings to follow up on the threads which I posted in if i get time. i try to avoid posting my personal/intimate issues (although there was this one time...). I wouldnt say I would be more lonely without it. Would I be more lonely assumes i'm lonely in the first place. Anyway, I'd say no - I live in a houseshare with some really great housemates and have some good mates both online and in the real world who are not associated with the forums.

    No, i dont think so. portraying true confidence when youre sat behind a screen is difficult as people do tend to adopt a persona and become someone theyre not. would I be any less confident in the real world? I'd say no
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2006
  20. Sherbs


    Joined: Nov 26, 2003

    Posts: 4,654

    Location: Brentwood

    Well, I Dunno what i'd do. I know that I wouldn't know 0.999r = 1.
    But i'd still know that if you cut a sandwich into 2 halves, its still one sandwich. :p