How to make friends on the internet? (52)

1 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-12 05:24 ID:6R5JSALz

I'm as social on the internet as I am in real life. I've been online for over 6 years, and I think I only made one real friend through all this time.

I'm interested, how did you make friends online? It seems pretty complicated to me. I actually post on a few forums, but I've never attempted to socialize with people on these forums. How do I do that exactly?

BTW, this really is not a cry for help.

2 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-12 05:52 ID:qvCYcjsV

Poor soul.

Posting on these forums is socializing, just FYI. If you like someone's company ask them for IM info and chat them up. If you're too shy even for IM (I can be that way sometimes), try LiveJournal.

3 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-12 21:52 ID:XcquWm+D

Here's what you do.

Type kontakt

Receev friends (and trolls)

4 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-13 01:57 ID:6R5JSALz


5 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-13 02:54 ID:qvCYcjsV

ID:6R5JSALz needs a friend o/~

6 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-13 02:58 ID:zjKXwWPl

   ∧_∧   / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
  ( ・∀・) < A naked friend?
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7 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-13 14:39 ID:Mb0sMPjH

...and I will hug him and squeeze him and call him George.

8 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-14 06:06 ID:HRdqUJGw


9 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-14 15:32 ID:x8+Ws14v

livejournal is the best way, since you can bond with common interests and kind of get to know people better by what they write on their blogs. Then you can be like "IM me :D"

10 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-17 18:52 ID:Heaven


Isn't livejournal a better way to get: OMG ENEMIES 4 LIFE!!!!!!!

11 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-18 07:15 ID:Heaven


people who have blogs fucking suck anyway, lj is gay. irc = online friends. also, mmorpgs.

12 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-18 23:42 ID:Heaven


Because those are definately better places to get online friends.

13 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-19 01:05 ID:zjKXwWPl

 ( ´_⊃`)   Yeah, those fags are so gay over there.
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14 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-20 19:44 ID:Heaven

I do write a livejournal, but I don't want the wapanese fucks over at 2ch-ish communities know, because they are assholes. Well, maybe 5% are assholes, but they're the ones most likely to pester your journal anyway. IRC is nice.

15 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-20 22:34 ID:YqseMg+E

You don't understand how to make friends over LiveJournal.

  1. Make it Friends Only
  2. Post a public entry for friend requests, asking them to add you first
  3. Post interesting entries to 2ch communities and your other hobbies. (hint: pictures and artwork make your entries more interesting)
  4. If someone posts a request, look over their own journal and make sure they're not a troll, then you can add them and see how it works out.

This really does work and you don't have to be a cutter/camwhore to get people to notice you.

16 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-20 22:35 ID:YqseMg+E

Although, if you're as shy as >>1 on the Interweb you will easily be ignored.

17 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-25 09:45 ID:9Fw18Os6

I'm on the internet for ~3 years now and I made 6 very good friends (only met one of them in real life, because others live on other continents)... ALL OF THEM ON IRC!

I don't know why is this, irc can be full of bullshit sometimes but even then a friendship can arise with someone who also thinks it's bullshit...

18 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-25 11:57 ID:YJPiiwLP

yeah, i'm inclined to agree that irc is definitely the way to go. I've made a few people i actually consider friends there which is quite an accomplishment for me.

anything else, f.i. commenting on someones lj/myspace/whatever, Myspace friends especially has not and will not get you anything but the shallowest kind of friend.

(actually it got me laid once but i deeply regretted that in a bad way so it doesn't count)

19 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-25 12:32 ID:aQT9aMxn

I guess I've made quite a few friends on the internets.

All you do is: Do things you like, such as start a web site or chat dedicated <xxx>, and people of the same interest will soon find you.

I'm a member of quite a few circles right now, and have as many internet friends (more than, actually) as I could possibly need.

20 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-25 12:32 ID:aQT9aMxn

BTW, I have 0 real-life frineds, lol

21 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-25 22:21 ID:9Fw18Os6

Then meet some of those online friends and they will become real-life ;]

22 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-26 16:25 ID:jeq9xPZh

I don't really have any 'real' internet friends. That's terrible! :(

23 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-26 18:43 ID:YqseMg+E

myspace < lj

24 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-11-26 20:19 ID:9Fw18Os6


it's fun to troll myspace by creating an account and uploading a rare/unusual photo of a famous celebrity where he cannot be easily recognised. you will get 5 messages/day 90% like "hey wow u look cute =^_^= i really want to talk u sumtiem".

there will be some who realise the cheat but they will be utterly helpless in enlightening others.

i gave weird data like nuuk, gronland as place and bahai as religion and got many messages like "wow i live in nuuk too gotta meet up sometime". and most from women supposedly in their 20-30's...

this won't get you any e-friends though...

25 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-12-05 04:21 ID:41N3bm2K

myspace is uuuuuuuugly. if my girlfriend didn't use it, I wouldn't even bother with an account. it's really only good for trolling like in >>24

9ò_ó)-o die myspace! die! fwap

26 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-12-06 04:07 ID:Z/13MGF3

>>20 same.

I have quite a few internet friends that are pretty decent though :)

I seem to go though a community every 2 years, at first I'm new, then I'm everyones friend, then I'm really high up in the hierarchy, and then they whip out the knifes and stab me multiple times....

Thats happened 3 times now :(

no one is trustworthy, and i don't belive i'll ever meet someone that i can trust totally.

27 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-12-07 07:28 ID:RxbKbQYP

It's a waste of time. I think it's much more fun observing others though.

28 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-12-08 07:54 ID:V4b+zH0y

myspace is pretty good for meeting people, but back in the day I did some IRCing.

29 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-12-08 08:24 ID:pgZlA29p

What do you share with a friend on the internet?

I'm somewhat not willing to share anything personal, so it's hard to break the ice.

30 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2005-12-09 15:20 ID:Heaven


> but back in the day I did some IRCing.

Virtually all my good friends are ones I met through IRC... Had to go through a LOT of fuckwads to get to the good ones though.

31 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-01-02 03:03 ID:YPHxt4Br

I've always had the idea that IRC is overwhelmingly cliquey. Is that impression wrong?

As far as I'm concerned, all it's good for is pretending to be female in DALnet sex rooms, and that's a fact.

32 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-01-02 09:24 ID:OoN7H7EF

you can play alot of online games? and get into guilds, and parties, and talk and such, even when i dont want to, it just happens

33 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-01-05 04:47 ID:Heaven

Yeah, you can't help but become friends if you play online games. If you're shy, usually you can find a cool person who is not shy, and you'll end up knowing that they have certain interest, you can pursue discussion, friendship arises, etc.

34 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-01-17 01:17 ID:g+q3w8hh

I'm part of this completely random small internet forum with random cool people from equally random countries. The forum has no main topic or emphasis at all, though it started out as a indie forum for a computer game (morrowind) but as that game got older the people stuck around and new ones have come. It's been more than two years already and there's no sign of it dying.

However, I've tried to look for international penpals of sorts, sent emails to several of them, got a couple replies but then the flow was tapered off...

35 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-01-17 01:53 ID:YqseMg+E

yeah, it is cliquey by definition (channels), but some of them are cliques of friendly/cool people who stick together so they don't have to chat with idiots

36 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-01-17 04:56 ID:tZoUNIQZ


>I'm somewhat not willing to share anything personal, so it's hard to break the ice.

Imo, it's easier to share personal things online than in real life. Online, close to initial meeting, you can put your own personal preferences and such out on the table. You can then terminate the friendship and search for another, or continue on your common ground.
For example, I could never talk about my sexual preferences offline with people. They'd have to be very close friends. About all I'm willing to share with people is that I don't find lesbian action attractive, but that's pretty much the depth of what I'll share. I might describe my reasoning to my preferences.
However, online, you can just throw it out there, and who's going to care? You're partially anonymous, anyway, and even if you're not anonymous, it's not like you'll ever see them offline.
IRL is tough, because the chances are if you met them the first time to talk about something, you might possibly meet them again, perhaps even on a daily basis. The problem is in that you cannot be too forward in real life, or it may have repercussions. Online, there are low-to-no repercussions.

37 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-01-18 04:40 ID:RxbKbQYP

That sounds kinda plastic.
"Use and recycle".

And if you get TOO "famous" in a forum-like environment everyone is going to start throwing feces on you in order to feed their ego.
If you keep a TOO low profile or simply lack a personality everyone will just ignore you.
If you are "cool" you'll have to keep up the act or everyone might start to dislike you.
Most internet forums or whatever follows a hierarchy.. the older members are often the ones younger more insecure members stick up to. Because they see what older members, or members that simply wants to chill and discuss life maan, like >>34 share.
Small forums like >>34' would be ideal.

That's my thought and experience on the subject.

38 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-01-18 21:11 ID:Heaven

>>37 sounds true and it depresses me. I want to be able to talk to people online without having to worry about whether I'm creating a "reputation."

39 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-01-19 04:29 ID:YqseMg+E

This is true. That's why 2channel keeps on making more and more "free talk" forums: so you can find one small one you like, and settle down.

40 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-10 22:00 ID:xD4/cIcJ

play a mmorpg

41 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-12 06:52 ID:Heaven

It's easier with a site like 4-ch.
Well, you can do that here on 4-ch. Just don't choose a name :o

42 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-12 22:52 ID:ETxz0TqU

I'll be your friend.

43 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-15 20:23 ID:0180nfbh

Me too...can I have five dollars?

44 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-20 18:19 ID:yxrItoVH

Hi, 4-ch people.

I'm from VIP in 2ch.

45 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-20 18:20 ID:aFIpU3/5

Excellent! Welcome to this board.x

46 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-20 18:23 ID:yxrItoVH

What's the hot topic on this board?
Do u have any question about 2ch?

47 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-20 19:28 ID:sJoYprs1

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48 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-23 13:03 ID:XUI4AomI

Friends on the internet...

Bah humbug.

I tried to make friends with this guy but turned out he's just an asshole. Oh, well, better luck next time.

49 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-24 03:16 ID:3OukYxrD

This board is for people who are addicted to the internet!

50 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-24 09:03 ID:RLIAguMm

We do of course already know all there is to know about 2ch.

51 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-25 20:12 ID:Heaven

I am afraid of rejection

52 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-02-27 22:01 ID:Heaven

Everybody is. To some extent.

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