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to feel confused by the level of affection one feels for nicknames on a screen?

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ClockWatchingLady Fri 02-Aug-13 21:11:23

I'm a bit late to the party, having only just discovered MN (never been on other "chat" type sites either). It really feels like people care about each other here, and (like countless others, it seems) I continually find myself "checking" on people on certain threads, and thinking about some posters' welfare very regularly.

I can't formulate my question exactly, but isn't it a bit weird that none of us really knows each other? Or do we? What does it all mean?! People who have been on MN a long time: do you feel that you have real "friendships" here?

HoneyDragon Wed 07-Aug-13 13:43:02

<<gets up from floor>>

Did anyone get the number of that Mnetter

<<reels around, falls over>>

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 07-Aug-13 13:31:39

<wafts in>

::snogs everyone to the ground::

<pootles out again>

HoneyDragon Wed 07-Aug-13 13:27:38

seritonin you are only about 15 minutes from me, I reckon wink

ZingWidge Wed 07-Aug-13 10:44:02

anyway, there's no way it was me you didn't like. I only joined last November.
I was just being silly.

ZingWidge Wed 07-Aug-13 10:41:57

I guessed! grin

TheRealFellatio Wed 07-Aug-13 09:35:30

shock Do you know what I look like? (apart from beautiful, obviously)

ZingWidge Wed 07-Aug-13 09:33:14

thereal it would take a hell of a lot more to make me not like you!grin

stop frowning, it's going to ruin your beautiful face! smile

Nagoo Wed 07-Aug-13 09:14:51

BIWI did you just lay a tiny egg?

BIWI Wed 07-Aug-13 09:10:29


TheRealFellatio Wed 07-Aug-13 07:54:55

I'm looking sternly at everybody now. angry

ZingWidge Tue 06-Aug-13 22:26:50

thereal but you didn't say it wasn't me, did you?

so it must be me <wails>

ZingWidge Tue 06-Aug-13 22:24:36


ZingWidge Tue 06-Aug-13 22:24:01


HeartsTrumpDiamonds Tue 06-Aug-13 22:03:29

Awwwww Fru! I wish there were little heart emoticons smile

You're lovely too. flowers flowers

FruOla Tue 06-Aug-13 17:04:52

Don't be daft, Hearts, how on earth could anyone dislike someone as lovely as you are?

flowers = you are a fab lady!

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Tue 06-Aug-13 13:34:33

Nope. It's me, isn't it?

BIWI Tue 06-Aug-13 12:09:54



TheRealFellatio Tue 06-Aug-13 10:54:37

Oh stop it. grin

BIWI Tue 06-Aug-13 08:59:23


Shows what little self-esteem/how much paranoia we all have, doesn't it?!

ZingWidge Tue 06-Aug-13 08:07:00

it is, isn't it? sad

ZingWidge Tue 06-Aug-13 08:06:35


is it me you don't like?

TheRealFellatio Tue 06-Aug-13 08:04:56

Oh don't you start! As if I'd say that out loud on the forum knowing damned well that the person in question might see it - especially when I have them on fb! What DO you all take me for? shock

I haven't seen or heard of that particular person in many months, possibly even years. They may still be here under a NC - I have no idea. Blimey I will now have every MNer at that meet up queueing up to go 'Is it me? It is, isn't it?' grin

BrainSurgeon Mon 05-Aug-13 21:24:39

Go on Fell, confess.... is it me you don't like.... I won't be upset if you say yes lies

madmomma Mon 05-Aug-13 12:36:03

I really really love MN and it has got me through some tough evenings. I feel huge affection for lots of familiar names even though they probably wouldn't recognise mine. It is quite strange and maybe a bit stalkerish I love how you get a real sense of people's personalities on here.

Beastofburden Mon 05-Aug-13 12:25:57

trying not to get addicted...

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