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My online relationships have been:

by jacques (Priest)
on May 02, 2006 at 06:52 UTC ( #546832=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on My online relationships have been:

Fun
[bar] 17/8%
Risky
[bar] 3/1%
Bizarre
[bar] 7/3%
Enduring
[bar] 3/1%
Profitable
[bar] 6/3%
Educational
[bar] 18/8%
Life changing
[bar] 14/6%
Time consuming
[bar] 16/7%
Comforting
[bar] 4/2%
Upsetting
[bar] 0/0%
Complex
[bar] 6/3%
Just fine
[bar] 14/6%
Pugnacious
[bar] 1/0%
Disappointing
[bar] 11/5%
Like a box of chocolates
[bar] 36/16%
All of the above
[bar] 70/31%
226 total votes
Comment on My online relationships have been:
Re: My online relationships have been:
by Ben Win Lue (Friar) on May 02, 2006 at 07:52 UTC
    Actually, I do not really have had any online relationship, Ok PerlMonks can be considered as an online relationship, so it is definately educational

    Well, there are some online relationships to people I happened to meet in real live, and we stay in touch online. But this is more or less a substitution of the telephone...

Re: My online relationships have been:
by holli (Monsignor) on May 02, 2006 at 07:57 UTC
    /me misses wet 'n lewdly ;)


    holli, /regexed monk/
Re: My online relationships have been:
by greenFox (Vicar) on May 02, 2006 at 08:22 UTC

    Definately all of Fun, Bizarre, Enduring, Educational, Time consuming, Comforting, Upsetting, Complex, and Just fine ... I voted for "Like a box of chocolates" as a best fit but Pugnacious is such a rich sounding word I really wanted to vote for it too :)

    --
    Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

Re: My online relationships have been:
by john_oshea (Priest) on May 02, 2006 at 08:44 UTC

    No entry for:

    with horny supermodels who were strangely into World of Warcraft and tweaking their Gentoo systems

    ? ;-)

      I think that is likely to be the "Bizarre" option... :-)

      --
      Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

Re: My online relationships have been:
by gube (Parson) on May 02, 2006 at 09:17 UTC
    My online relationships have been Educational..
Re: My online relationships have been:
by Happy-the-monk (Monsignor) on May 02, 2006 at 09:26 UTC

    All of the above... and more.

    But I guess I'm a cheat at online relationships of any kind, I have alsways tried hard to make them offline relationships as soon as possible, being a good perl monger ;-)

    Cheers, Sören

Re: My online relationships have been:
by wfsp (Abbot) on May 02, 2006 at 10:07 UTC
    Like good chemistry.
      Oh oh...

      Most "good" chemistry is poisonous &&/|| illegal &&/|| explosive &&/|| corrosive!

      (The rest of chemistry is mostly boring.)

      Update:
      To be clear -- ":-)". Also, the stated opinion is probably not shared by many, not even by me (much of the non-"good" chemistry is interesting, not boring.)

        Hey! :-P



        If God had meant us to fly, he would *never* have given us the railroads.
            --Michael Flanders

Re: My online relationships have been:
by marto (Chancellor) on May 02, 2006 at 10:08 UTC
    <joke>a contributing factor in my recent incarceration</joke>

    Martin
Re: My online relationships have been:
by bart (Canon) on May 02, 2006 at 10:14 UTC
    I take the people in the Chatterbox as online relationships, so, it's been mostly fun, and most of all, time consuming, thus far.
Re: My online relationships have been:
by tweetiepooh (Friar) on May 02, 2006 at 10:35 UTC
    I met my wife online. Actually she found me on a UK based Christian singles site, saw my entry and got in contact.

    At first meeting I just wanted to be friends, at the second something happened and in 2001 we were married.

    Only partially online I know but hopefully it still counts.

Re: My online relationships have been:
by wolfger (Deacon) on May 02, 2006 at 12:22 UTC

    All of the above, because I've had a lot of online relationships. From the lamer I had a flame war with on Slashdot (I know, I know, I shouldn't indulge in flame wars, feeding trolls, etc) to the woman I met online (pre-internet access, even) and am still married to nearly 20 years later.

Re: My online relationships have been:
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on May 02, 2006 at 14:32 UTC
    Relationships?!?! Hm, is anyone else tempted to quote from Repo Man?

      Leila: What about our relationship?
      Otto: What?
      Leila: Our relationship!
      Otto: **** that!

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

Re: My online relationships have been:
by OfficeLinebacker (Chaplain) on May 02, 2006 at 14:56 UTC
    I probably should have chosen "Enduring" but I chose life changing because I met my wife online! Married 8 months Thursday. Couldn't be happier. :)
Re: My online relationships have been:
by gloryhack (Deacon) on May 02, 2006 at 17:37 UTC
    Just like my real world relationships. They quickly grow wearisome, even when they're profitable.
Re: My online relationships have been:
by nimdokk (Vicar) on May 02, 2006 at 20:04 UTC
    I'd say educational because I try to learn from everything (doesn't always work - but I try :-) Online relationships (some of them) have shown me what I don't want (and what I do since I am in a very nice relationship at the moment that started out online). I personally think online relationships are not much different from offline relationships it's primarily the medium that is different.
Re: My online relationships have been:
by wsheehan (Sexton) on May 02, 2006 at 20:08 UTC
    I met this chick once on Hot or Not. During our first month of AIM conversations, I wrote a perl script that showed two stick figures moving around and said it was us dancing (I'm such a charmer :P). Anyway, after said month, we decided to meet up. Unfortunately for me, "she" turned out to be a 40 year old man :(


    Except not really. She was awesome and we got married this past October.
      I take it you voted her as "Hot". :)

      ---
      It's all fine and dandy until someone has to look at the code.
Re: My online relationships have been:
by SirBones (Friar) on May 03, 2006 at 01:32 UTC

    "Online relationships"? As opposed to what?

    "This bounty hunter is my kind of scum: Fearless and inventive." --J.T. Hutt
Re: My online relationships have been:
by TedPride (Priest) on May 03, 2006 at 02:03 UTC
    I don't really have any online relationships (defined as doing more than saying hi every few weeks) outside of work, so I'm going with profitable. You guys are all nice, but I relate to your code more than you personally. Sorry! :)
Re: My online relationships have been:
by ashokpj (Hermit) on May 03, 2006 at 12:23 UTC
    Is very helpful to me..........
Re: My online relationships have been:
by spiritway (Vicar) on May 03, 2006 at 23:14 UTC

    Messy. Maybe like a box of chocolates in August, sitting in your car window with the sun beating down mercilessly in the middle of the desert... and the car's on fire.

          Maybe like a box of chocolates in August, sitting in your car window

      Now... that's messy! But then... the right kind of messy can be quite fun! :^)

Re: My online relationships have been:
by mk. (Friar) on May 04, 2006 at 16:42 UTC
    inexistent, actually.
    but i can see i'm not alone! ;p


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Re: My online relationships have been:
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on May 04, 2006 at 18:10 UTC

    Definitely all the above. One minute I'm in a serious discussion with someone about highly technical issues and the next I'm writing posts to a newsgroup from the viewpoint of my cat.

    Online you can be whoever you want to be and nobody cares!

    On the other hand if you try and fake things too hard you will be found out and summarily beaten to death on line!

    Online relationships that I've had in some ways mirror Real Life™ and what I've seen is people tend to act "more themselves" on line than they'd like to admit.

    What I mean by that is if your are an anal associative personality (fancy words for a much shorter reference to a dirtier part of the human anatomy) you tend to act like on online and in some cases folks like that are more so because of the anonymous nature of being online.

    We've all met trolls online I'm sure.

    On the other hand folks that are more mature and reasonable tend to reflect that nature online.

    What I find sad in a way is there are folks that I've met online over the last bunch of years that I only know as online personalities and due to geographic limitations I'll probably never meet them in person. I guess that is better than not knowing them at all.

Re: My online relationships have been:
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on May 05, 2006 at 12:43 UTC
    Sadly, shouldn't "illegal" be an option?

    Sincerely,
    Pete Townsend and Gary Glitter

    (You know, I'm almost too ashamed to submit this. Almost, but not quite.)

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

      I agree, most people treat online relations as the 'other' woma(e)n/ma(e)n in their lives. Apart from that sad usage, i guess its got to be educational.
        I agree online realtionships can be fun cause you can be a tease but they can be very weird and give you inaccurate information about themselves and thier mommies!

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