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Old 08-17-2018, 09:38 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I think I present myself pretty similarly online and irl. I've always been a bit of an open book, I value transparency. My jokes land more in real life I think. Hard to compare when I don't really know how I am perceived by others.
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in terms of literal tone though I'm pretty soft-spoken and ppl say I mumble lol. I'm always having to repeat myself.
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:16 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:11 AM   #44 (permalink)
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in terms of literal tone though I'm pretty soft-spoken and ppl say I mumble lol. I'm always having to repeat myself.
Me too. Maybe they all need better ears!
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Old 08-18-2018, 04:10 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Me too. Maybe they all need better ears!
They can't hear you? Shocking.

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Old 08-18-2018, 09:03 AM   #46 (permalink)
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I've chilled with a few MB members irl and I'm sure every one of them can attest to the fact that I'm the same total wad on and off this computer.
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:42 AM   #47 (permalink)
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It's because inflection doesn't deliver through text. Which sucks, actually.
That's lead to many unfortunate unnecessary arguments with me with people online in the past. For example: In one instance in particular, what was a casual conversation for me over coffee in the morning with someone, was taken by that person to be me trying to be imposing.

In another instance, a casual after dinner conversation with someone for me was taken by another different person entirely than the first to be me being verbally argumentative.

In both situations I had to explain to them the misunderstanding and state: "No, believe me, you'd know if I was pissed off. I'd just totally stop talking to you all together and drop you like a hot potato."

Those people were no one on here. I was just giving examples as to how inflection and tone of voice can be misconstrued online through text.

Witty, sarcastic dry, dark humor is kind of a personality staple with me. So is over-analysis of everything non-social.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:44 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I don't know how different I am in person and online since I don't really pay attention that much. Typically I come off as an ******* and I have a pretty strong sarcastic sense of humor. Sometimes to my own detriment. However my friends irl have also said that I have a layer of genuine and niceness but i just don't show it to everybody. Mostly true I'd say. I also feel that my tone is exactly the same online and offline. It's the jokes that tend to be harder to succeed at when online.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:12 PM   #49 (permalink)
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I don't have any problem having discussions relating to disagreements on music/film/games in real life. On the internet, it's another story. Either I come off as arrogant online, or maybe people just have hilariously sensitive butt holes and thin skin. I never understood why people get so bothered about that sort of thing. It's just entertainment ffs. Who gives a **** if I like/dislike something. I could understand the ruffled feathers if I was blathering on about the inferiority of brown people or something, because then we're in political territory and it's serious business.
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