I joined this forums after my friend told me she spent a lot of her time (her existence) on internet forums.
I hope I don't tread on anyones toes, but I would like for you to share some opinions on why you think you're here, and why everyone else is.
I've never really understood internet forums honestly.
For me, I've always felt internet forums were sterile, and the people that I'd meet on the internet, I never get to see them. Of course they would impart timeless knowledge and experiences on to me, I've still found that its hard for me to build a real relationship with someone online although they would share with me their deepest concerns and desires that would probably never tell anyone they knew in person. I feel lost in a sea of alias', threads, replies, comments.
And does anyone ever expect to meet up with anyone they meet on the forums, I figure that this might be a means for people to socialize and network. Its just there feels like the lack of authenticity when I can't match a name to a face to a real person. So is the fact that one can hide behind their Alias? or that one can lurk and learn about others. Or even that a forum is like a hole in the ground where one can relieve themselves by divulging secrets they would never tell their friends or family.
Anything is appreciated, I find this extremely interesting. Please I understand that no one can answer this anonymously so be as honest as one would allow. I would really like to hear from some INTP or INFP as your analytical and emotional honesty would be great asset to me. Thank you. SO!:
1. What do you use the forums most for?
2. Does the forums service a personal need or want? If so, what exactly.
3. Do you plan or have you met anyone in real life that you met on the forums, If so how did it turn out?