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Discuss the best ways to connect to other Residents.” ….....................

Last night, after a good meal and two glasses of wine, (one white, one red), I was in a relaxed and contented state of mind, and my relaxed RL mind was reflecting on the intricacies of SL and its many layers.

We see a regular stream of friend requests here in the forums, and yeah, I get that in world it can be hard to forge lasting and real friendships. But occasionally this happens and when it does, it can be both long lasting and fulfilling. I’ve seen this even in the short time I’ve been around.

But there’s another way, and it’s here in these forums. By engaging in discussion here, connections are made with others and sometimes those connections will strengthen and evolve, especially where there is common ground.

My own motives for posting here were to seek help, and I was overwhelmed by the kindness and acceptance I experienced as someone very new. This only encouraged me to become more involved with the forums, and it has become very much a parallel world to my in-world SL.

I love this community and how it extends into the virtual world through the Forum Cartel and the Breakfast Club. It’s my go to place of choice when I get a few minutes on my phone. OK, at times it can get a bit heated, but every forum I’ve ever been part of has been similar. I don’t engage in ping pong posting simply because I’ve seen elsewhere how it never ends well.

But back to my original thinking..........here is the perfect place to engage with people, and get to know them. Then when you encounter their avi in world. You already know who they are and how they think. The vanity threads have been pivotal in how I’ve evolved in a short time, and a regular source of new ideas for outfits. They have also drawn together a group of people who share the obsessions of shopping, outfits, taking photos, and chatting endlessly. That would have been so hard to achieve just in world! Our Angels Group is only at the beginning, and has huge potential in the future!

For me, this community is a fundamental part of my SL experience, and it has given me more friendships and fun than I’ve built up in world, although I also value my in world friends very highly.

So a huge thank you to everybody who has ever given me any help or advice.

Just thought it was worth saying!   😁

 

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50 minutes ago, Donna Underall said:

What am I missing??

A lot by the sound of it!!!!

Join those three groups and you'll get the chat. Not a lot of chat but useful when it comes in.

Breakfast Club was today between 0800 and 1000 SL Time. Usually well suppored and you get to hang out with the forum celebs!!!  :)

~THe Breakfast Club~

Members: Group Icon 162
Founder: Hippie Bowman
Open Enrollment

This is the group for you Breakfast lovers! We go to a different place each week. Good way to meet new friends and see new places. If you would like to host a breakfast send me (GoSpeed Rasere) a notecard, and I will put you on the list!

~Forum Angels~

Members: Group Icon 13
Founder: Belinda (belindan)
Open Enrollment

A group for the fashion concious Avis who hang out on the Forum Vanity Threads.

 

The Forum Cartel

Members: Group Icon 515
Founder: Chris Norse
Open Enrollment

The Hangout location:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Allana/217/33/27
--Group Flickr page:
http://flickr.com/groups/forumcartel/pool/
--Group Website:
http://www.forumcartel.com/
--Like us on Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/425jn55
While originally formed by a bunch of SL Forum crazies, you don't need to be part of the SL Forums to Join. However, whatever happens on the Forums stays on the Forums.

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5 minutes ago, BelindaN said:

A lot by the sound of it!!!!

Join those three groups and you'll get the chat. Not a lot of chat but useful when it comes in.

Breakfast Club was today between 0800 and 1000 SL Time. Usually well suppored and you get to hang out with the forum celebs!!!  :)

~Forum Angels~

Members: Group Icon 13
Founder: Belinda (belindan)
Open Enrollment

A group for the fashion concious Avis who hang out on the Forum Vanity Threads.

 

The Forum Cartel

Members: Group Icon 515
Founder: Chris Norse
Open Enrollment

The Hangout location:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Allana/217/33/27
--Group Flickr page:
http://flickr.com/groups/forumcartel/pool/
--Group Website:
http://www.forumcartel.com/
--Like us on Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/425jn55
While originally formed by a bunch of SL Forum crazies, you don't need to be part of the SL Forums to Join. However, whatever happens on the Forums stays on the Forums.

Thank you!!

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