09-07-2012 09:15 PM
Hello everyone. My name is Shadow.
I've been posting here in the forums for about 9 months now. During that time, I have learned a lot and went thru a few personal changes. I realise initially, my behavior was a bit immature and unacceptable. I was new here. Didnt read the forum rules or TOS. Didnt familiarise myself with the code of conduct here. Not very proud of that. And its something I hope to correct and make up for.
Granted, I wont always agree on every topic or side with the most popular POV. I try to see all perspectives, and formulate a decent conclusion or counter proposal to whatever topic is discussed. Sometimes I play the devil's advocate, once in a while..just to see how things look from another angle. But for the most part, I try to use a little common sense and think before I type.
Well, all that being said...I feel I've been here long enough that a lot of you are starting to look familiar. I see a lot of you posting in threads that I recognise. I've even ran across a few of you on Home, lol. I think it's time I start reaching out to everyone here, get to know you guys a bit more. Im looking to expand on my friends list and pick up a few people here as well, if I can. Would be cool to make some new friends.
So, if ya wanna give it a shot...add me on PSN and we'll go from there. ^_^
09-08-2012 05:17 AM
09-08-2012 05:26 AM
Nice post OP but it's going to get kicked to some off-topic forum unless you make it about Home, like possibly make a comparison between making friends on Home vs. making friends on the forums. Or maybe how you first acted on Home, first acted on the forums, and how you now act on both. DG
09-09-2012 06:33 PM
Theres nothing "sad" about taking the initiative to make a few friends.
One either has 2 choices in life: Be a sad lonely, loner with no friends and no desire to make friends OR...take the initiative to put yourself out there and at least TRY. Theres no reason to fear rejection or humiliation. Most typically, only the "stuck up" types will ridicule you and your efforts....and who needs friends like that anyway? Most commonly, good people with good judgement will see favor in you, no matter how slight and will usually give you a chance, at the very least.
Besides....I have friends. I simply said I was trying to "expand" on that. Just because im not famously known on the forums like some folks here might be...doesnt mean Im not well known on Home. ^_-
But I can forgive you for your harsh and distasteful comment.
09-09-2012 08:21 PM
This is kind of sad... Sort of like one of the many blind friend requests you receive on a nightly bases from noobs....
Nothing sad about the amount of humility and courage ti took for Shadow-Runner to write this Thread. I applaud the effort.
Perhaps, Shadow is making his friendship offer to Forum people, because Shadow feels they know y'all pretty well.
Not so " blind " when you think about it. You can either take Shadow up on their offer, or not.
Maybe give a Kudo for a heartfelt extension of the " olive branch ". . . . I will
09-09-2012 09:10 PM - edited 09-09-2012 09:44 PM
I like the forums and Home too. I already knew there was no profanity allowed before I read the rules. I've been on some other really nasty forums. But I don't use profanity hardly ever anyways. I don't understand why so many have to use it. But the forums have been really helpful to me. I found a club recently that I really like through the forums here and word of mouth. I've met some people on Home through the forums and made some friends too. Some of them aren't the same person as they are on here though. Some of them act immature and act up in the public space's and others that seem cool on here turn out to be total drama queens on there. But that's just a couple of examples, because I've also met some really cool and mature people through here on Home as well.