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PS I'll be Father Jack.
Same old nonsense.

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Flaneur wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:08 pm
I see. Perhaps the friendship resembles old-fashioned pen-friendship?

Well, I think there's clearly a community here. I picture it as a bar, with you and mysty at the bar, keeping the conversation going with your questions and topics, and most of us with our own particular personality.
Well, I can guarantee that if it kicks off the bouncers will be hiding in the loo.

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Flaneur wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:36 pm
If it's just a matter of being on the same forum, then all you know of people is their opinions on certain matters, and a little of the character they choose to adopt (or the character they can't help displaying). I wouldn't want to say that is any more a friendship than on facebook, say: they're equally artificial.

Just like almost everything that humans think or use.

The crux of the matter is how one thinks about it.

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Friendship is a mutual like between two people, usually not family members. If a person cannot like another person online as some would suggest, how is it possible to dislike someone online, as some clearly do? FTR, I think both are possible. I like everybody, up to the sky and back.

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Ally wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:52 am
Friendship is a mutual like between two people, usually not family members. If a person cannot like another person online as some would suggest, how is it possible to dislike someone online, as some clearly do? FTR, I think both are possible. I like everybody, up to the sky and back.
Especially not family members !

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Friendship is a strange thing.
There are the friends we've had since childhood, the ones from work, the ones from where we live and so on. I don't know about anyone else but we have different friends at different times if our lives. Friendship can be a fluid thing, we can be very close friends and then drift apart then later become close again.
Where does acquaintance become friendship?
My OH has a few very good friends, I have more friends but no one particularly close.

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Friends? Not friends? Acquaintances? It's all too awkward.

Much easier when you're a bitter old misanthrope like me.

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jsks wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Friends? Not friends? Acquaintances? It's all too awkward.

Much easier when you're a bitter old misanthrope like me.
Can two misanthropes be friends?

PS Asking for a friend.

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Ally wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:50 pm
jsks wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Friends? Not friends? Acquaintances? It's all too awkward.

Much easier when you're a bitter old misanthrope like me.
Can two misanthropes be friends?
F*** off, baldy.

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