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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:41 pm UTC
by Monika
Lavender Manna wrote:Hi! Allow me to introduce myself.

I've been a regular on this forum since 2007~2008. My first account, Camoninja, fell victim to a "post here and get banned" thread because I was an obnoxious 13 year old who didn't know shit about the internet (I think I tried to get into an argument with Belial). I'm still active as thecamoninja, but I made that account in like 2009. You probably haven't seen me because I post exclusively in forum games.

The reason for this account is that in the intervening years, I have discovered that I am not in fact an obnoxious teenage boy like I thought, but an obnoxious 20-something trans girl. Online self-representation and identity matter a lot to me, so I wanted an account with my new chosen online handle, rather than the one I thought of when I was 12. The only reason I'm posting this is to explain to whatever mod has to approve me, and also because I want my sig back before I start posting in forum games with this.

Have you posted in the LGBTIQQA thread viewtopic.php?p=4207381#p4207381 ? If not feel welcome there :)

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:40 am UTC
by dynastyteam
hey i am dynastyteam and work for dynastytechnologies a digital marketing agecncy in dubai, i am new here and all of you help me to take knowledge from here about web development and designing and SEO services etc.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:48 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
dynastyteam wrote:hey i am dynastyteam and work for dynastytechnologies a digital marketing agecncy in dubai, i am new here and all of you help me to take knowledge from here about web development and designing and SEO services etc.

Hahahaha oh wow.

Convince me you're human.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:39 am UTC
by dynastyteam
:D :D

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:51 pm UTC
by heuristically_alone
Wow I am utterly convinced.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:19 am UTC
by somitomi
I've been meaning to make up for my not posting this thread. I wonder if it's of any use though. Some people here know me pretty well alrerady and all the others will probably see me as one from the miriad of users regardless of introduction. Especially since I'm (evidently) not good at introductions.
So uh...
Hi everyone... I'm a student from Hungary... um...I dabble with railway modelling, hifi and electronics... er.... photography... that sort of thing.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:48 am UTC
by Cheese
Hi folks. I've not been properly active in a long time, and the few posts I have made have been hidden away in FaiD.

I'm cheese, I'm a girl, I wasn't previously known as a girl. This place and its people helped me a lot in my teens, especially with teaching me how to not be an obnoxious wee shite. I've got quite a lot of catching up to do.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:09 am UTC
by poxic
Rehi Cheese. Welcome back.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:21 am UTC
by flicky1991
Cheese wrote:I'm cheese, I'm a girl, I wasn't previously known as a girl.
Oh hey is this a good place for this? I was a guy and now I'm less of a guy. Any pronouns are nice but female ones feel quite validating right now. :mrgreen:

EDIT: And since I seem to have forgotten to say it: welcome back, Cheese!

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:08 pm UTC
by Zohar
Yey Cheese! Great to see you turn up here again!

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:38 am UTC
by Monika
Hi flicky,

Welcome again, too. I'd say this is a fine thread to re-introduce yourself as a not-guy or nonbinary girl or whatever you will turn out to be :) . You can also do it in the LGBTIQQA support thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=38355&start=8160 if you feel like it.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:25 am UTC
by Donald the Great
Hi Craig here I hail from Sydney. Somewhat addicted to forums since retiring. Love talking movies. Love creating games & quizzes too. If interested in playing drop me a line. :)

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:38 am UTC
by Internetmeme
Cheese wrote:This place and its people helped me a lot in my teens, especially with teaching me how to not be an obnoxious wee shite. I've got quite a lot of catching up to do.


Welcome back! I've been posting here off-and-on the last few months as well. Way more than I used to (which is practically never).

I guess I'm sort of similar; I joined this forum in middle school, and was about as mature and well-adjusted as you'd expect from somebody at that age who had few friends IRL/online. It was definitely helpful getting to interact with people who are both friendly and who were willing to point out dumb (and oftentimes cringeworthy) shit that I did/said.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:07 pm UTC
by ColletArrow
I guess I should start here, then. Good morning/afternoon/evening, all!

I'm a brit, currently in my 1st year of studying Civil Engineering at Swansea University, Wales.

Back in 2013, I was given What if for Christmas. I read it quite a lot, it became an excellent bedside book I could dip into for one question or several. Even if I know many of them back-to-front now, I still enjoy them.
I then found XKCD proper in May 2016, where it became the excellent diversion from revision for AS-levels that I really didn't need :wink: . Since then I've been following it regularly, and have enjoyed every last bit.
I found these fora properly yesterday, and decided to join in. I'm probably going to be more of a lurker than a poster, but it's nice to be able to chip in occasionally. We'll see!

Other interests include railways and Lego, mainly. Often both at the same time.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:12 pm UTC
by somitomi
ColletArrow wrote:I then found XKCD proper in May 2016, where it became the excellent diversion from revision for AS-levels that I really didn't need :wink: .

ColletArrow wrote:Other interests include railways and Lego, mainly. Often both at the same time.

Welcome!
You seem to be a kindred spirit :mrgreen:

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:08 am UTC
by SnowVix
I was here way back between '08 and '14, but I've had to abandon my old account, as its username is my deadname, since around then I finally realized I was trans after repressing it for years. And now I'm still working on the arduous process of updating all my old accounts with new email addresses and usernames so I can do the equally annoying process of deleting my gmail account I've had since '05, then remaking a gmail account that doesn't have my deadname on it.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:28 pm UTC
by Zohar
Welcome back! I can only imagine how tiresome that process can be. One of my trans friends was lucky enough the name given to her at birth was gender-neutral and she felt comfortable just keeping it. That makes it easier.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:46 am UTC
by SnowVix
You wouldn't believe it. I've been working on it for weeks and keep finding more logins I want to salvage. At this point, the legal name change is going to seem like a walk in the park (though with New York state, it pretty much is, aside from the hundred bucks).

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
by FriendOfFred
Hi everyone, I'm a friend of Fred. I've been lurking at these boards irregularly since, oh, 2010 or so, when I was in college for the first time. I consider myself an aspiring rationalist, but I don't expect ever to be really good at it. I don't smoke or own any cats. I may not be posting too often, but I have some interests that align with topics often discussed on the board (computer stuff, LGBTQ issues, science fiction, sometimes politics even though it's scary), so this seems like a nice place to hang out.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:38 pm UTC
by poxic
Welcome and stuff. Also say hi to Fred for me.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:05 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Welcome!
FriendOfFred wrote:I don't smoke or own any cats.
I'm glad that you don't smoke cats, regardless of whether you own them. :P

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:30 pm UTC
by chridd
You can't own cats anyways. WThey own you.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:31 pm UTC
by Peaceful Whale
chridd wrote:You can't own cats anyways. WThey own you.


Seconded!

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
by Monika
Dogs have owners, cats have personnel.

Dog: They feed me, play with me, pet me - they must be god!
Cat: They feed me, play with me, pet me - I must be god!

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:01 am UTC
by Hominid
I joined a long long time ago but now I'm actually posting.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:27 am UTC
by NathanBros
Hello Hominid! How's a going?

Hope you have some fun here on these forums.

See ya!

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:58 pm UTC
by Ginger
Introduction for Ginger: She's a role-player, she does it a lot, whenever she can she writes about like... enslaving an elfy man's sassy, talking psychic skull. AND She likes to write on forums too. Hi Hi everyone~ <3

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:14 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Joined: Thu 04 Sep, 2008
What a late introduction! :P

Hi!

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
by flicky1991

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:10 pm UTC
by OliviaWatson
Hello everyone,
I am Olivia Watson, I am new here and I love to discuss new things. :) :D

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:35 pm UTC
by Ginger
flicky1991 wrote:Also, not your first introduction! :D

I only did it because addams said something get off my back lady.

Hi Hi Olivia Watson your name... is amazing have a happy posting experiences!

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
Ginger wrote:I only did it because addams said something get off my back lady!


Hi, Ginger. Not eveything said is being said aggressively (including this) and it is possible (and extremely probable, given the smiley and what I generally know of Flicky's participation) that Flicky was making a perfectly friendly comment to you. Pointing out an error/failure-to-find made more by addams than yourself. I can only imagine what default 'voice' you have in your head, reading out our text, and I can understand if your experiences that you have alluded to elsewhere have made it default to assume less than friendly.

With outlying exceptions that the Mods are in the ideal position to handle, I think you can safely assume that you don't need to see the worst tone of 'voice' in use on this forum, which is largely friendly, amicable, etc, and gentle ribbing with definite tongue-in-cheek is to be expected at times, not that I think we even reached this point above. Please believe me. At least on my behalf. I can't definitively speak for everyone else, and nobody asked me to, but I think it's true enough to be worth saying out loud, and so here I am doing it.

(Re-)Welcome Ginger. You have already contributed much, and I look forward to more of the same in the years to come. Some of us have definite foibles (addams's posting style amongst them), and I think that if you can get used to ours while we get used to yours then you'll surely always have a place her. (Again, just my opinion, nothing official. Just felt I ought to say something.)


^^written with a happy and helpful voice in my own head - hoping dearly that you can read it some happy voice within yours^^

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
by Ginger
Why thank you for explaining to a lady how it is Soupspoon I appreciate it a lot. So does Lady Sansa Stark. Anyways, I know everyone here means well, and I still won't take kindly to everything said to me. If Mz. Flicky1991 chooses to say something to me then so be it. If I get chided, even by mods, then so be it. Such is the price of being a lady. Point being: I'm not at all damaged by what Flicky1991 said to me and didn't really assume anything about her... so perhaps I should rephrase next time? And so I shall... anyway, as someone use to checking for errors in written works, posting on a forums can be difficult tasks for me, so I apologize all over the little... castle that is xkcd forums with ladylike princess waves everywhere if I... misrepresent or offends men or women.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:59 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
I could paraphrase Yoda. "Much anger is in you." I sympathise, even if I could not truly understand. And if only time will help then I suppose I should give it time, and back off with my ill-thought-out efforts. Apologies, also, if it looks something akin to Mansplaining. That can be a difficult thing to avoid the appearance of. (Did I do it just then? I can't even tell.)

In fact let us avoid the whole weasel-wording "apologies if…" business. I do apologise, unconditionally. We shall surely talk further at other times, in other places and about other things, but I think I should put a lid on this (at least my part of this, the floor is yours should you so wish it) and cease being so inadvertently condescending.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:45 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Sorry Ginger. I tried to make it clear I was just messing around. You know I don't have any problem with your posts. <3

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
by Ginger
You both are lovely and I am committed to not having misunderstandings in threads anymore. Anyways, that's about it from me let the saucy introducing of new members commence!

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:00 am UTC
by OliviaWatson
Ginger wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:Also, not your first introduction! :D

I only did it because addams said something get off my back lady.

Hi Hi Olivia Watson your name... is amazing have a happy posting experiences!

Thanks a lot :) :D

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:19 pm UTC
by somitomi
OliviaWatson wrote:
Ginger wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:Also, not your first introduction! :D

I only did it because addams said something get off my back lady.

Hi Hi Olivia Watson your name... is amazing have a happy posting experiences!

Thanks a lot :) :D

Welcome, Olivia Watson.
Excuse me if I'm too straightforward, but your name somehow compels me to address you in a formal and polite manner.

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:14 am UTC
by doogly
And to get a timeshare in Greece?

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:33 pm UTC
by neofence
Hello Ya'll. New here thanks for having me!