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Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:11 AM

How many DUers can contact you away from DU ?

I'm not talking about on Facebook but by phone or irl ?

When my DU friends go poof overnight, I think about what happened to 'em.




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Only one DUer.
1 (6%)
A dozen or less.
6 (38%)
Too many to count.
1 (6%)
Zero! Now get off my lawn!
8 (50%)
ITW has too much time to think about things.
0 (0%)
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Reply How many DUers can contact you away from DU ? (Original post)
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 OP
Chan790 Jan 2014 #1
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #3
Chan790 Jan 2014 #4
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #8
Xyzse Jan 2014 #2
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #5
Xyzse Jan 2014 #6
Agschmid Jan 2014 #7
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #11
Agschmid Jan 2014 #16
dawg Jan 2014 #9
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2014 #12
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #13
dawg Jan 2014 #14
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #18
marzipanni Feb 2014 #55
TBF Jan 2014 #10
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #15
greatauntoftriplets Jan 2014 #17
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #20
greatauntoftriplets Jan 2014 #21
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #23
greatauntoftriplets Jan 2014 #24
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #26
greatauntoftriplets Jan 2014 #27
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2014 #19
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #22
dipsydoodle Jan 2014 #25
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #28
LineReply 3
LadyHawkAZ Jan 2014 #29
In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #30
femmocrat Jan 2014 #31
In_The_Wind Feb 2014 #40
femmocrat Feb 2014 #43
In_The_Wind Feb 2014 #45
femmocrat Feb 2014 #54
hrmjustin Jan 2014 #32
In_The_Wind Feb 2014 #41
hrmjustin Feb 2014 #52
Iggo Jan 2014 #33
In_The_Wind Feb 2014 #42
Iggo Feb 2014 #48
In_The_Wind Feb 2014 #50
Rhythm Jan 2014 #34
In_The_Wind Feb 2014 #44
Rhythm Feb 2014 #49
antiquie Jan 2014 #35
In_The_Wind Feb 2014 #46
antiquie Feb 2014 #47
pipi_k Jan 2014 #36
Blue_Tires Jan 2014 #37
NewJeffCT Jan 2014 #38
JonLP24 Jan 2014 #39
Lydia Leftcoast Feb 2014 #51
DFW Feb 2014 #53

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:20 AM

1. 0, intentionally.

 

I don't want people to worry about me but I vanish from time to time intentionally...and I intentionally don't make permanent connections with people; I further go to lengths to keep my IRL life separate from my online life.

There are a small handful of people who I've known for 10+ years that know who I am and can contact me through Facebook. I wouldn't want any closer connections than that and even those people are carefully-curated.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:29 AM

3. I can understand and respect that.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:32 AM

4. I just noticed that I passed 16000 posts.

 

So happy post-day to me.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:46 AM

8. Congratulations Chan790.



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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:22 AM

2. I mean, I don't mind talking on the phone.

It just hasn't gotten to that.

I mean, heck, I even mentioned a cooked Chicken crawl in MD, where we would go to different restaurants.
That never materialized.

I decided that I won't bother unless someone here around my area decides to contact me and says we should hang.

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:36 AM

5. I seldom speak with anyone on the phone.

My hearing aids make conversations very difficult until I become familiar with someone's speech patterns. Before the hearing aids I was lipreading more than I was aware of. It's still funny when I answer a question that wasn't exactly what was being ask.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:40 AM

6. Nice...

Anything that adds to hilarity is great.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:40 AM

7. Zero.

It might be nice to have some IRL DU friends just hasn't happened yet.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:57 AM

11. I haven't visited with any of my DU friends in years.

Thought I was going to change that last year but I was too broke to travel. Maybe I'll have better luck this year.

Do you know if any of your DU friends live close to you ?

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:08 PM

16. I know there are a few around me but most of my DU buddies are near NYC.

I am in Mass.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:50 AM

9. None.

I'm a little shy about the internet. Sometimes people aren't really what they seem to be.

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Response to dawg (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:58 AM

12. no shit. -

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Response to dawg (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:01 PM

13. I know how you feel. It can be a bit tricky to know who is real.

I tried on-line dating for a few years.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:04 PM

14. Please don't scare me. I'm probably going to have to do that once ...

I get my shit together. I'm a small town boy and almost all the women I meet IRL are married. It'll either be online dating, permanent celibacy, or sitting around & waiting for other marriages to fall apart like mine.

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Response to dawg (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:10 PM

18. Most of the time it was fun. Take it lightly.

Meet in a public place for a cup of coffee.
Don't even think of a dinner date until you know her irl. It's too much stress.

Only twice I was really glad that it was an afternoon first date.

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Response to dawg (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 07:09 PM

55. You might like this 2 1/2 minute NPR interview

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:53 AM

10. A few -

I've got them on Facebook and a couple I know from other sites who also post here occasionally. Less than a dozen.

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Response to TBF (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:05 PM

15. At least those few can contact you when they miss you for any length of time.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:09 PM

17. Probably 40 or better.

One even tracked me down when I was hospitalized in the summer of 2012 and had seemed to disappear.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:13 PM

20. See. It was a good thing that one of your friends found you.

I'm sure they were worried about you.

It must have made you very happy to hear from them.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:14 PM

21. It did make me happy and they were freaking out!

One even contacted EarlG to keep an eye out for me. Of course, I had no computer access.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:21 PM

23. You really are loved by many of us here at DU.

I didn't have a computer with me last Fall when I left home for 10 days that turned into more than a month.


I sent a text to cliffordu saying this was the way I felt.
I really missed DU that much!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:23 PM

24. I can imagine!

At least you were able to contact cliffordu.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:32 PM

26. All of the other DUers I had numbers for weren't posting then.

He made me laugh through a very difficult time. I'll never forget how important that was to my sanity.

I don't plan to travel that far again. It was interesting but I'm still waiting to be paid for that job. It's doubtful if I'll take a job that'll keep me on the road for more than two nights this year.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:33 PM

27. I can't blame you for wanting to take shorter trips.

It's hard to be away from home for long periods of time and your travel certainly isn't a vacation. cliffordu's a good guy.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:10 PM

19. Maybe half a dozen, maybe fewer...

I can't count this early in the morning!



I really enjoy staying in touch!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:15 PM

22. LOL

It is early out there! I understand how you feel

Good morning Peg [img][/img]

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:25 PM

25. Two.

One of who disappeared here about last September. Reminds me to find out why.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:41 PM

28. Good luck on finding your missing friend.

I sent a text to littlemissmartypants because she was missing from DU. We finally reconnected a month later.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:49 PM

29. 3

They are on my Facebook, but my phone number is also on my Facebook, so I could be reached by phone.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 01:25 PM

30. My phone number is unlisted.

I haven't spoken with half the DUers I've exchanged numbers with. It just feels good to know they are out there somewhere.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:23 PM

31. None. But you are welcome on my lawn anytime!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 09:33 AM

40. I'll bring a picnic lunch!



C'mon Spring!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #40)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 09:39 AM

43. That's why I invited you! LOL



Unfortunately the groundhog says 6 more weeks of winter. What does he know?

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #43)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 09:55 AM

45. I think that silly groundhog is mistaken. We are having a mini thaw this week.

I looked around outside this morning none of the bulbs are coming up yet.

Friday was pleasant when I did my monthly BJ's shopping trip. Last night wasn't bad, only down to 28. The high today will be 39. Mebbe, I'll actually go out for a short walk before my hips totally forget how to move.


BTW ... How do you keep an ice cream cone from melting all over that pretty basket?

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #45)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 06:48 PM

54. It has been much milder here, too.

We can actually see our grass!

You keep the ice cream from melting by eating it first, of course!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:25 PM

32. Editted to two. A friend signed up last year.

 

Last edited Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:13 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #32)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 09:36 AM

41. I'll bet you are the reason we have one more DUer.



I see you are still surviving MIRT withdrawal.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #41)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 06:29 PM

52. Thanks but she joined for the hell of it.

 

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:12 AM

33. Three.

Skinner, Elad, and EarlG.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 09:37 AM

42. Wow! I'm impressed.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #42)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 11:29 AM

48. LOL, don't be.

That's just my way of saying the only people on this website that I know of with any of my private info are the admins of this website.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #48)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 06:08 PM

50. Yeah, well, here's the thing about that:

Everything about me (except my real name) has changed since my sign-up. [img][/img]

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:52 AM

34. A handful...

A few of my favorite people IRL i met here in the Lounge!

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Response to Rhythm (Reply #34)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 09:41 AM

44. That is so cool!

I met my first DUER at a meet-up sponsored by Will Pitt in Boston. A lot of those members are no longer part of DU.

I have plans to meet more DUers.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #44)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 03:15 PM

49. There's more than a few current (and former) DUers that i'd like to meet IRL

Will Pitt is one of them...

making a list of the rest of them could take all day...

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:02 PM

35. Just one.

 

I can also reach him by walking into the other room.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #35)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 09:57 AM

46. That's hot!

Arguing about post on DU can be lots of fun.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #46)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 10:27 AM

47. That's it exactly!

 

Somehow, I end up as the lefty-looney.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:07 PM

36. Absolutely

none.

I don't mind being friendly to, or with, DUers, but I really don't want my online life to intersect with my RL.

It's nothing personal, though.


I'm not a very good friend, I'm afraid.


I sometimes have fits of depression that cause me to lose contact with people for a long time. Fortunately, my long-term RL friends (40+ years) understand and don't hold it against me. We just take up where we left off before I crawled into my shell.

So I really don't need any more reasons to feel guilty about not staying in personal contact with people...

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:09 PM

37. Two in real life at the moment...

and I've got a bunch of DUers on my facebook page...Only I've long since forgotten matching up the real names with DU names, so they're pretty much strangers on my account

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:55 PM

38. I had a few phone numbers from back in 2008

but, I could not contact anybody still on DU directly. I could contact one former DUer, but she lives like 2 miles away from me.


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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 05:28 PM

39. I voted zero

but one former DUer can.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 06:09 PM

51. I have the personal e-mail addresses of about half a dozen DUers

We Minnesotans gather every once in a while.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 06:37 PM

53. One has my email address that I'm sure of

And I think Skinner still does, but I wouldn't swear to it.

If I went poof overnight, the world would still continue to turn on its axis, I'm pretty sure.

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