Easier to talk on MyLot?

@gizmo528 (732)
United States
April 30, 2007 8:46pm CST
This question has been pecking at my head for awhile now and I looked but didn't seem to see a discussion on it. My question is for all the users. Do you find it easeir to talk to the people on MyLot about different things going on in your life than talking to family or friends? I know we all like to make new friends and talk with others who share the same interest. If you think about it, we could do the same things in our own communities. So why do you think for the most people it's easier to talk to those on MyLot? I'll admit, that I'm one that love to talk to others about different life happenings. What's your take?
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7 responses
@chileman (968)
• Australia
1 May 07
Nah not really, actually I talk to my wife when I get home about some of the things I've read here or in other forums. I enjoy talking to others in here but face to face is also important.
@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
1 May 07
Very true, I enjoy talking to family and friends but there are a few things that are easier for me to talk to people on here about.
@Deacon87 (169)
• Sweden
1 May 07
Yes it is.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
1 May 07
Thanks for responding.
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@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
1 May 07
I am not a very open person, I don't air my dirty laundry in public like other people I know. On mylot however, it is easier to talk about things because technically, I don't know anyone and even if I have "friends", my identity remains anonymous. I have not discussed anything sensitive yet but I think that's how most of us feel here. We are a community and we can talk about anything specially the things that we can't discuss with our friends or loved ones, or the things that we just don't want to talk about.
@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
1 May 07
That's exactly how I feel with certain things I talk about on here. I can talk to my family about anything but sometimes I would just rather not. :-)
@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
1 May 07
I don't know what other people's reasons are but I suspect there could be as many reasons for this as there are users. My reason is that it is very unlikely that any of you can use what I say against me or back stab me with it, at least not enough to affect my "real life". I sadly can not say the same about former friends and several family members. In "real life" I have learned to keep to myself and not talk about anything beyond the weather with anyone because I can not trust any of them anymore. I can come here and say what's on my mind without wondering if it will be all over town tomorrow or if I'll get an angry phone call from someone who's heard something.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
1 May 07
True, I hate the back stabbers and there is alot of them. I can understand the part about it being all over town and back to you within a matter of days and sometimes hours. We live in a very small area where everyone knows everybody else's business. It's annoying.
• United States
1 May 07
I don't talk about things on here, that I wouldn't normally tell a stranger in front of me in line at the grocery store. I love people and I am a people person but I don't let strangers in on my personal business. I am a very private person. I post on here just for the sake of it, I like talking with the people and responding to current events. There are certain things I will and will not respond too....I come here to talk about current events and simple everyday quirks, not personal stuff...If it's a topic/posts that's not of interest to me I won't respond, it has nothing to do with whether it is easy to respond or not.
@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
1 May 07
Very true, I know several people that tell everyone their business and then some who will only tell family. For me, I guess it depends on what I'm thinking about talking about. I love to talk to different people and getting their insights on different subjects. Thanks for responding!
@darkzzt (760)
• Canada
1 May 07
i like to talk about less personal things on mylot and keep the personal things to family or friends
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
1 May 07
Thanks for the response!
• United States
1 May 07
It is easier for me to talk to someone on mylot. I don't know I guess it is the fact that we aren't face to face. We don't want our people around us to think less of us sometimes. On mylot they all give advice and for the most part don't judge. For me it is a very comforting place to come and talk about problems or something going on in my life or even about memories.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
1 May 07
I know that is part of my problem. I don't like to think that others my change their opinions of me if I ask certain questions. I love to talk about some of my favorite memories so I agree that this a very comforting place. Thanks for the response!