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    Hey,

    I saw a post on here a couple days ago where someone said they had an online friend when they were at their lowest, I saw this as saying that having an online friend if you are not going through a tough time is seen as somewhat sad or something along those lines?

    I don't see any problems with having online friends, personally.

    What do you think?
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    I don't see a problem with it either, unless the person became obsessed with the Internet and online friendships which then hindered their relationships in real life. But otherwise it's all good


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    What is sad is being sad. If an online friend does work to alleviate your sadness then having them in your life is anything but sad!
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    I don't think it's sad to have online friends. I'm really close to my friends in real life but sometimes I want different conversations or I really need to vent to someone. I'm not great at talking about emotional crap to anyone but online friends make it a lot easier and you can't see the disappointment in their face.
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    Yes

    jk it's not

    jk it is

    ok it's not

    I think everyone these days has at least like one online friend. We basically live on the internet so it's become quite common
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    (Original post by moment of truth)
    I saw a post on here a couple days ago where someone said they had an online friend when they were at their lowest, I saw this as saying that having an online friend if you are not going through a tough time is seen as somewhat sad or something along those lines?
    Haha that was me who said that (unless you happened to come across another member who said something similar ) Let me explain a bit further. There are no problems with online friends. Fullstop.

    But I would argue that a close RL friend is better than a close online friend, but perhaps not by that much. This is simply down to the variety of experiences you can share in the real world compared to online.

    I would also say that having online friends isn't uncommon. Even though my life is back on its feet and has been for a while, I still have many online friends even though I have plenty of real life ones too. I just like having both. The internet allows you to connect to people from a much wider pool and so you can really find people just like you.

    The thread my original statement was posted in was about people who couldn't make friends irl for a variety of reasons. I proposed online friendships as a potential solution to the problem. Never meant for it to be interpreted any other way
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    I'm glad the Internet exists so people at their lowest ebb can still have friends to turn to. But online friends are not a long-term solution
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    Online friends (quite a few from TSR) have helped me when I've felt horrible and felt too embrassed to tell anyone in real life, its definitely not sad.
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    (Original post by channies)
    I don't see a problem with it either, unless the person became obsessed with the Internet and online friendships which then hindered their relationships in real life. But otherwise it's all good


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    i strongly disagree with that view people on the internet are weird
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    No its not sad at all. They're great people, the ones I know.
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    (Original post by serah.exe)
    If that's the case then that means you are weird too.
    Bahahahaha. How funny.

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    online or not, they're still human

    I've met some people from online, some amazing some not and some I keep in touch with everyday, because they're fun to talk too.
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    (Original post by Joshale)
    online or not, they're still human

    I've met some people from online, some amazing some not and some I keep in touch with everyday, because they're fun to talk too.
    Well said.

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    (Original post by scriberg)
    i strongly disagree with that view people on the internet are weird
    Interesting...so you'd never have an online friendship?
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    (Original post by channies)
    Interesting...so you'd never have an online friendship?
    Très interesting.

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    It's not sad at all, no.
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    Mehhhh I wouldn't say it's sad per say.

    I've been involved in a gaming clan for just over two years now, a few months after this we decided to have a meetup with around 20 odd people coming from various places across the UK, Ireland and Belgium. Since then we increased our membership with roughly 25 people now meeting up once every 6 months in two locations, one oversea's.

    This all means I have originally online friends, who now are "real life" friends, a very close group at that seeing we talk online via teamspeak almost every day. I still have my original set of friends who I see as much as I used to.
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    tfw

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    Nah, sometimes it's nice to say some things to a friend online that you wouldn't say to a friend face-to-face.
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    I met some of my online friends and some I've been very close friends with for over 3 years. Most of them are from twitter and tumblr so we share a common interest and are not completely strange to each other! Internet friends show that you have the ability to socialise with others which can't be anything but good.
 
 
 
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