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Old 04-16-2002, 02:00 PM   #1
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Poll: If you DO NOT chat, post here

I was surprised to find out there were two other people here who don't like to goof around in the chat. It seems the "chat" clique has taken over this forum and if you are not of that crowd you are an outsider. It's just like high school! Please, don't flame me, I do NOT want trouble, I was just very curious as to if there are any other PLEBA girls who don't go to the chat. Thank you.

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Old 04-16-2002, 02:10 PM   #2
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I don't go to chat...I went the first three or four times, but then school started to get busy...

And please chat girls you know I love you! Once school is out I will come!!!

But having said that, I don't go to chat, and I don't feel left out...being left out is just a state of mind...

If you feel left out...go chat.

Easy as that.

Besides...the idea of PLEBA in my mind is to get closer to people...to form friendships...MONA!!! JULIE!!!

I don't really know where I am going with this, but being one who does not chat, I just felt like saying I don't feel left out, I think the girls try to include everyone, but of course they are going to have inside jokes...we all do...but it's not like they wouldn't explain them if you asked them to.



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Old 04-16-2002, 02:11 PM   #3
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I do not chat........
I have no other comments than that......

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Old 04-16-2002, 02:16 PM   #4
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well, I don't do the interference chat much (yeah, I feel like an outsider when I do, ad there are always 6 "conversations" going on over each other, it makes me nuts), but I'm on AIM/MSN/Yahoo chat pretty much all the time! (hint hint)
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Old 04-16-2002, 02:18 PM   #5
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I think you might be over-estimating how many of us participate in chat Stormy. There is a group of maybe 10 serious chat participants and that's out of about 40 that have AIM accounts. Most of the people on that list have not been to a single chat or have been in 1 or 2 and didn't care for it.

Most nights the average size of the chat room is 7 to 10 people, not a huge number compared to how many of us post in PLEBA. I only chat on average 1 or 2 nights per week and honestly don't feel like I'm part of any special "clique" or group.

I'm sorry you feel like things have changed and you feel left out but I think the majority of regular PLEBA posters DO NOT participate in chat at all.
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Old 04-16-2002, 02:23 PM   #6
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I don't have the time and secondly English isn't my mother tongue.

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Old 04-16-2002, 02:23 PM   #7
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lol. I've been in and out a few times. I'm on AIM, MSN, and Yahoo quite often and chat with lots of people from the forum tho. I don't see any cliques going on re: PLEBA chat. Perhaps its a matter of perception
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Old 04-16-2002, 02:24 PM   #8
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Ok I originally posted this in Stormy's other thread, but it is better suited for this thread...I have also included Laura's post...I felt it made a good point.

Originally posted by Stories for Boys
hey stormy
i'm new here (posting wise) but i've been chatting every night since i discovered pleba and got up the courage to go. i love chat, and it's really fun for me. i'm not saying that you should too, but i'm saying you shouldn't act like we are purposefully snubbing you or anything! i love your pics, and i am very thankful that you post them for me! i chatted for weeks before i could post, and i met and talked to some of the nicest girls in the world in doing so. have you ever even tried chatting, cause it's hard for me to believe that it's no fun at all! ok, i'm done rambling now.
in conclusion, come to chat some time, continue to post your great pics (esp adam ), and don't feel like we don't like you cause we do!

a stranger to the clan, laura.

Originally posted by FishNeedsABicycle

Very well said Laura.
Just because you feel like chat is not your thing, doesn't mean you should make others feel bad for enjoying it. Which may not be your intent, but essentially that is what you are doing Stormy.

I hold no bad blood towards anyone chat or non-chat...that distinction is just silly.

Fishy <><


I will delete my post in the other thread so it does not interupt the picture-athon! Very hot pics by the way! I love some of the "younger days" pics!!!

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Old 04-16-2002, 02:25 PM   #9
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I do go to chat, however I do not go to chat every night, nor do I wish to. I don't feel that I am left out at all because of it. I do have people here that I am closer to then other's, but I don't feel like I am part of any sort of clique. I think that it is just natural to make friends with people that have similar intrests, and lifestyles.

I love my PLEBA sisters, and they are totally there for me whenever I need them. In fact, when I was down and upset the other night I did go to chat, and you guys cheered me up. I don't think that I could ask for a better group of on line friends, and that includes those of you that chat, and those of you that don't!!

Stormy, we love ya'. Please stop being so down on yourself

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Old 04-16-2002, 02:30 PM   #10
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I finally figured out how to access the PLEBA chat and now I don't have AOL anymore.

I'd only been on once. I am not online too much at night, maybe 3 nights out of the week and maybe one of those nights I might try to get into the chat.

It's great that it is there for those that enjoy it every day. I thought it was fun, I just don't have a lot of time to devote to it. I'll probably pop in again if I can figure out how to access AIM w.o AOL ( I use MSN now)...

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i am sorry you feel left out stormy. pleba chat was never designed to be an "exclusive" club. Everyone is invited but not all participate. BAW is right there is only 10 people if not less who are in the AIM pleba chat room on a nightly basis. I have made great friends by using AIM chat. these girls and some of the guys who are AIM have made me feel a lot better when i am down and have allowed me to vent when problems arise. I encourage you to join in on a chat sometime. you may or may not like it.
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Old 04-16-2002, 04:22 PM   #12
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I dont chat in PLEBA chat but I dont really feel like an outsider. I mean, the girls here are all so nice and welcoming. I dont think you have to have 'chat' in common to get along with the people here and enjoy yourselves. To be honest this thread seems a little 'cliquish' to me. Just because you dont chat doesnt mean you dont have your love for U2 in common with everyone here!

Relax Stormy.
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Old 04-16-2002, 04:31 PM   #13
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I went to chat twice for about 2 minutes each time.

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Old 04-16-2002, 04:34 PM   #14
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Let's face it...I'm a 35 year old married woman with kids. What do I have in common with a 17 or 18 year old high school girl or a 22 year old college girl? Our everyday experiences are different, we socialize differently, we have different problems and concerns. Hell, I have teenage kids that have more in common with some of the younger girls here.

But, what we do have in common is the most important thing...we are here because we love U2. Once I am here, age, common interests, lifestyles...those things just don't matter. What does matter is we all have a mutual interest in the greatest band on the planet.

As an added bonus, I have made some great friendships that I treasure just as much, if not more, than the friendships I have in the "real world." We are truly there for each other and it goes beyond the superficial things like posting hot pics. That is great and a lot of fun but I also know I can count on my PLEBA sisters when I need something. If I would have limited myself to interacting only with the girls I had something in common with, I never would have met most of the girls here that I consider my friends.

I am all for friendships based on having something in common but I think this would be a really boring place if we had the same interests (other than U2). We all bring something special and different to PLEBA and that's what makes it so much fun.

Again, I'm sorry you are feeling so left out Stormy and we are all trying to reach out and make you feel more welcome but it can only work if you want it to. Please reconsider and try to get know us a little better.

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Okay, I'm sorry, maybe I have overestimated the chat thing. It just seemed like the chat threads go up into the hundreds of posts so I assumed it was several dozen people at the very least. Yes, I am feeling left out but it's no one's fault. Like I said in my other thread I just don't have anything in common with anyone here. But I will still come around for U2 news, and I like posting my pics, and I'm glad some of you like them!

Hi, Stormy! I just want you to know that the chat stuff isn't meant to be exclusive at all. I chat a few times a week, but I don't even read the chat threads here, lol! I guess I can kinda see where you're coming from, me being of Babyface status and all, but once I started chatting, It became easier to jump right into conversations, even if I didn't know anyone or know what anyone was talking about. No one will judge you if you are new or don't chat every night. Thats the great thing about PLEBA. I've been on other boards/chats totally unrelated to U2 that really ARE cliquey, but one reason why I joined PLEBA was because its so accepting. Come to chat and be my friend!



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I don't chat cause I don't have time. I share the internet with my brother and usually only get about an hour online each night. In that time, I do my emails, PLEBA, the rest of Interference, and a Madonna forum. I don't have the time to sit and watch a chatroom. I've been in there before, and it can be fun. (Though inside jokes run rampant.)

I have no bad feelings against anyone, you girls know I love you all!!!

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Let's face it...I'm a 35 year old married woman with kids. What do I have in common with a 17 or 18 year old high school girl or a 22 year old college girl? Our everyday experiences are different, we socialize differently, we have different problems and concerns. Hell, I have teenage kids that have more in common with some of the younger girls here.


Very well said! And exactly where I'm coming from also.

Another argument for not going in chat is that you *really* don't always know who you are chatting with. I've had nightmarish scenarios unfold (not here of course) from other chat communities. People are not always who they seem or who they say they are. And although I really do enjoy PLEBA and the rest of the Interlanders, I cut my losses and don't chat at all.

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Old 04-16-2002, 05:56 PM   #19
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Scuse me while I squish all my comments into one post... cos, ya know, I chat whenever possible so I really shouldn't be here

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second, i'm not suggesting chatting everynight...it is bad for my health, and sleep habits

it's bad for my GRADES... once I'm in there I get nothing done until I get out, and it's very hard to get me out... I will probably be rather scarce for the next few weeks

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Like I said in my other thread I just don't have anything in common with anyone here.
yeah, except for your love of a certain Irish band, which is all you need... we get together in PLEBA because we have ONE thing in common. We don't require anything other than that.
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What do I have in common with a 17 or 18 year old high school girl or a 22 year old college girl?
how about an 18 year old college girl?

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I don't chat because I just don't have the time. I've never really thought about whether or not I would like to, so I don't feel "left out" at all. I enjoy coming to PLEBA and that's enough for me, I guess.
I just think of U2 as being big enough for everybody

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