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    The Psychology of Online Forums

    The Psychology of Online Forums - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

    "A few years ago I stumbled into my first online fan forum. Never having stepped foot into this sort of online social scene, I laid low for a while to get the hang of it and to catch up on the posts. I was shocked to see fan-friendly banter packed with power trips, trolls, flame wars and sense of entitlement issues. It was the cyber-equivalent of a lion's den and it introduced me to an unattractive yet intriguing side of human nature."



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    "In many fan forums, members equate their seniority or number of posts to a personal, real-life bond with their celebrity of choice."

    Ok, so who am I bonding with?



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    Re: The Psychology of Online Forums

    "In male-oriented groups testosterone takes over as insults fly, everyone suddenly belongs to Mensa and the discussion can turn into something along the lines of locker room bullying. Above it all, sarcasm reigns supreme, of course sarcasm doesn't easily translate online"


    I don't see this happening here at all.


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    Re: The Psychology of Online Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneswereall View Post
    "In male-oriented groups testosterone takes over as insults fly, everyone suddenly belongs to Mensa and the discussion can turn into something along the lines of locker room bullying. Above it all, sarcasm reigns supreme, of course sarcasm doesn't easily translate online"


    I don't see this happening here at all.
    I know. I mean, I'm a member of Mensa, but I doubt you clowns are



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    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    [Anything] is easy if you are content to suck at it.

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    Re: The Psychology of Online Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I know. I mean, I'm a member of Mensa, but I doubt you clowns are
    I'll give you a pass, but we don't need to let the "undesireables" know about it.

    *secret Mensa Handshake commences*


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    Re: The Psychology of Online Forums

    Great idea for a research grant. I will bring it up at our next board meeting for Harvard.



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    Re: The Psychology of Online Forums

    The forum blocks out the anatomical term *****? (aka ****?)


    Last edited by LindenCy; 01-13-2011 at 07:31 PM.

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    Re: The Psychology of Online Forums

    anatomical slang term. *puffs from pipe*



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    Re: The Psychology of Online Forums

    interesting article. A little preachy at the end, but pretty interesting. Thank goodness CF doesn't have any of those issues. We must be an anomaly.


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    Re: The Psychology of Online Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    "In many fan forums, members equate their seniority or number of posts to a personal, real-life bond with their celebrity of choice."

    Ok, so who am I bonding with?
    I actually have to turn the celebrities away. It's embarrassing.


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    Re: The Psychology of Online Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    anatomical slang term. *puffs from pipe*
    penįs is a slang term?



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    Re: The Psychology of Online Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    interesting article. A little preachy at the end, but pretty interesting. Thank goodness CF doesn't have any of those issues. We must be an anomaly.
    I sense that you're being sarcastic. In a serious forum such as this, I don't see a need for such juvenile tactics to try and be funny. Try harder.


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    It isn't the medical term. *taps used tobacco out of pipe*



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