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AIBU in thinking I might be a figment of my own imagination?

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itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 14:45:42

(Lighthearted --with a paranoid undertone--)

I've been on MN for about a year. I get involved in & start threads. I'm addicted enjoying the site yet I don't ever seem to be included in the group banter that comes from the evolution of a thread, despite trying to involve myself.

I think I can be quite funny this might be where the problem lies, maybe only I am of that opinion and I'm pretty much socially trained. So I'm thinking maybe I am in actual fact made not real grin

shite, I'm a social outcast, aren't I? hmm

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 14:47:23

And I have shocking errors on the above shock doesn't matter, I'm not real wink

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Thu 14-Feb-13 14:47:41

I don't recognise your name, sorry. Perhaps you don't post enough.

Yakshemash Thu 14-Feb-13 14:49:07

OP, you care FAR too much.

maybe you're overdoing the crossing out thing

Seeline Thu 14-Feb-13 14:49:42

I'm reluctant to comment as whenever I do post on a thread it either immediately dies or I too am completely ignored so I apologise if I've killed this too grin,
Perhaps we should only allow the imaginary people to post here?

bonzo77 Thu 14-Feb-13 14:52:07

I recognise your name OP. I'm sure we were all pally on one thread and at odds on another!

Arion Thu 14-Feb-13 14:52:32

Nope, sorry, don't know you! Mind you, I'm very unremarkable.

Maybe you need to get some abandoned kittens, an abandoned crow, have a stand off with an unreasonable driver who refuses to reverse to a passing place, and give everyone virtual snogs! That seems to work! grin

(Some of threads that seemed to make people a name - Pinot with the kittens, Kung fu panda with the unreasonable driver!)

SPBInDisguise Thu 14-Feb-13 14:54:05

Op I've been here for years and am thread killer extraordinaire.

Cortana Thu 14-Feb-13 14:55:10

I wouldn't worry about it. There are literally thousands of people here posting. I quite often read a post and think "Good point!", but unless I'm posting something myself tend not to post to say that or to name check. Might look like no one listened or noticed but they did.

FWIW I recognise your name smile

mynameis Thu 14-Feb-13 14:55:55

If it helps I recognise your name but no one else on this thread
I've been unnoticed for years on here grin

GladbagsGold Thu 14-Feb-13 14:59:12

The only posters I recognise ever are scotsmummy because she posts briefly in lower case and Tiggaa(a?) because she signs everything off SomethingToDoWithThreadTiggaa x

So I suggest you get a new typing style or signature

<<<< yourimaginaryfriend >>>>

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 15:05:19

Hi to those who recognise me and hi to those who don't.

Don't get me wrong, I've received some really excellent support from MN's and hope that any I've offered was useful, I'm probably over thinking it, but I was just thinking how nice it'd be to be a bit more chummy, IYSWIM?

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 15:08:03

Shit, I'm going to have to try my hardest to refrain from the strikethroughs, aren't I?

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 15:31:59

Thanks everyone for your input, it does put it all into perspective when you think how many people are on MN. I guess I was wondering if other's had similar experience, I tend to think about random stuff.

I'm not sure I can do this, or if it's bad practice (maybe another problem for me is I'm not entirely up to speed with the whole politics of MN) but I just want to respond to posters and instead of starting a new post for each, I'm hoping I can do so in one post? I'm sure if I'm out of line, the more experienced of you can slap my wrist blush. Apologies in advance if this is isn't on.

Seeline, you are in fact real grin <waves to Seeline>

bonzo77, most likely, I hope it wasn't too heated!

Arion, I may need more info on how to use abandoned crows to lure virtual pals.

SPB, I think we must both have the same knack!

Cortana and mynameis, I'm chuffed! grin

SPBInDisguise Thu 14-Feb-13 15:33:58

That looked fine ti me smile
Glad to see my threadkilling skills were on a break on this thread

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 15:42:45

Thank Godfrey, SPB! I was sweating in case I'd done something out of line!

It's just occurred to me that my random thought has led to me coming across as very narcissistic. It's amazing how you learn things about yourself.

I feel quite dirty now hmm

BrittaPerry Thu 14-Feb-13 15:50:22

I've been on here for six years, been to meetups, been part of projects, had only three major name changes (plus variations on themes) and posted several times a day. I still swear nobody knows who I am...

Buzzardbird Thu 14-Feb-13 15:51:30

The last one to post on here will be the thread killer...

It's me!

ceramicunicorn Thu 14-Feb-13 15:55:03

I think you're real op. I'm sure you're lovely to boot.

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 15:55:43

Bloody hell Britta! You've really gotten involved. I don't feel so much of a Billy no mates, now, after a lot of these responses.

NotGeoffVader Thu 14-Feb-13 15:56:32

I believe in you, OP.

I also believe in fairies, unicorns and santa. grin

SPBInDisguise Thu 14-Feb-13 15:56:52

Do I know you Britta? ;)

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 15:57:57

No luck Buzzard! wink

Thanks ceramic, I'm feeling very much bolstered from the posters here.

NeverQuiteSure Thu 14-Feb-13 16:03:08

Well I recognise a few of the names on here, but surely one of the perks of posting online is the anonymity that it affords you?

Couldn't say why I recognise some names more than others, just frequency I suppose.

itsallinmyhead Thu 14-Feb-13 16:03:41

Many thanks NotGeoff, I'm just popping out to feed my unicorn, as it happens

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