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    Whenever I see a notification I don't think "oh yay someone has taken note of my existence", I think "oh yay someone has just wasted a few minutes of their lives replying to a post of no intellectual value, they are now a few minutes closer to death"
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    Whenever I see a notification I don't think "oh yay someone has taken note of my existence", I think "oh yay someone has just wasted a few minutes of their lives replying to a post of no intellectual value, they are now a few minutes closer to death"
    Nah I always think the first way and it make sense me feel a bit happy so it's nice
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    I thought loneliness was the only reason why people joined.

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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Ok so idk I feel like when I'm lonely I tend to use this website to vent or ask questions cause I typically get a lot of responses when I post and then it makes me feel better cause I feel like people are acknowledging me and so it's nice

    Anyone else use this website as a coping mechanism for being lonely and bored cause this summer is just so long and boring it seems. I'm not enjoying it.
    Pretty much why I use most forums tbh, I basically just dig for information/older posts/questions via google to keep my brain active bc my friends are pretty dispersed around the UK/world so it's not easy to just chill out with them except for when I'm at uni.

    But, even when I am busy I still like to hop on forums because I wouldn't know half the stuff I know if not for them. Hell, I wouldn't even have half the quality of network if not for meeting like-minded folks over these past ~6 years on this site.

    I've frequented a hell of a lot of forums but nowadays I'm mostly on here or Reddit.

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    also another question has anyone else here met friends through tsr cause like idk personally I managed to sustain a friendship with someone i met off here for 3 years and we met in person 3 times also
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    also another question has anyone else here met friends through tsr cause like idk personally I managed to sustain a friendship with someone i met off here for 3 years and we met in person 3 times also
    I met someone who used to be a regular here, 3 times irl. Not sure what happened to her now. Then I chatted up someone who wasn't a regular, and amazingly became this person's partner. (We still talk on other mediums so that's fine).
    Are you still in touch with that person you met?
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    Same here. I suffer from Social Phobia and agorophobia/panic attacks. Although I know that I ought to be "getting out there" and meeting people, I find it incredibly uncomfortable and actually quite traumatic. On here I can be myself, find out useful stuff for my son, have a laugh [ or a moan] and, what I enjoy most on here and get the most out of , which is trying to help and advise people. It makes me feel useful and gives me a purpose.
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    I met someone who used to be a regular here, 3 times irl. Not sure what happened to her now. Then I chatted up someone who wasn't a regular, and amazingly became this person's partner. (We still talk on other mediums so that's fine).
    Are you still in touch with that person you met?
    I was in touch with them up to a few weeks ago but I checked recently and they unfirended me on Facebook and seemed to have blocked my number too and it's all a bit odd... basically a while back we spoke on the phone and he said that this one time he was with his girlfriend and I rang him twice and he hasn't mentioned me before so then it looks very suspicious and so now I worry maybe his girlfriend has forced him to just block me from everything
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    It passes time. I watch TV, chAt on WhAtsapp & pop pn here to have & participate in topics

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    so i can say whatever i want and vent...and get to know more ppl
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    (Original post by markova21)
    Same here. I suffer from Social Phobia and agorophobia/panic attacks. Although I know that I ought to be "getting out there" and meeting people, I find it incredibly uncomfortable and actually quite traumatic. On here I can be myself, find out useful stuff for my son, have a laugh [ or a moan] and, what I enjoy most on here and get the most out of , which is trying to help and advise people. It makes me feel useful and gives me a purpose.
    Yeh honestly some times I will post stuff like advice wise and then when the person thanks you if makes you feel like you're actually being productive with your time and helping someone out.
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    loneliness is a social construct
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    loneliness is a social construct
    Yeh I mean idk it's up to you how to spend your time
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    I get what ur saying :thumbsup:

    Irl i feel like the person whos there that people say hi to and are nice to but never properly care about, no-one really misses you if youre not there....
    So here I'm happy that I managed to find some people who for some reason find me interesting and care about my existence, it gives you a nice feeling

    Just realised this sounds proper depressing :eek:
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    I used to. And it did help. Now I just use it when bored tbh.
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    also another question has anyone else here met friends through tsr cause like idk personally I managed to sustain a friendship with someone i met off here for 3 years and we met in person 3 times also
    Lol, loadssssssss.

    From the year 11/12/13 threads, to the IB forum to random group chats with TSRians. Tons.

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    (Original post by IKEAPanda37)
    I get what ur saying :thumbsup:

    Irl i feel like the person whos there that people say hi to and are nice to but never properly care about, no-one really misses you if youre not there....
    So here I'm happy that I managed to find some people who for some reason find me interesting and care about my existence, it gives you a nice feeling

    Just realised this sounds proper depressing :eek:
    Yeh I agree like idk I feel like people wouldn't be that bothered if they didn't see me again type thing
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Honestly like idk what's happening but suddenly now I haven't been to uni for a month the activity on the group chat has just come to a standstill and my friends don't seem bothered to talk to me
    Tis natural, they have their own lives to live after all

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    (Original post by Precious Illusions)
    I used to. And it did help. Now I just use it when bored tbh.
    Yeh same I mean my social life is non actually sort of reasonable whereas before it didn't exist however times like today when I was just home alone and nothing planned I couldn't help but go on here and make some posts
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Tis natural, they have their own lives to live after all

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    Yeh exactly and tbh I feel like people kinda end up feeling as if they should just not be active cause they don't wanna be seen to have like no friends outside of uni...
 
 
 
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