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OC.net in the real world
« on: April 29, 2011, 05:49:26 PM »
I've started once a thread whether you were scolded for participating in this forum. I'm now asking for the opposite thing. Have you ever got some gratitudes for it? Some Church awards, participating in the real world Orthodox debates (a few posters here can be considered Orthodox publicists), have you been recognised as OC.net posters etc?

It's not directed to the admins and moderators only.
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 08:28:09 PM »
It's always gratifying to meet another OC.net poster in church (which has happened to me a couple of times).  Does that count?
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 12:44:06 AM »
Well, not in oc.net, but certainly in another forum, coptichymns.net, I was very aggressive against a poster who compared a certain church to a terrorist group.  A deacon from that Church, a close friend of mine, called me to tell me how many people in his church read my comments and thanked me for them.

Sometimes what you write can have a big effect on people.  Other times, it's just a fun hobby.
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 01:07:13 AM »
I met one of my best friends through this forum.  And we went to the same University, which helped.

No awards or accolades can match that reward for me.
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 04:56:08 PM »
I have had wonderful relationships & conversations with people from the forum.  Half of those people are why I joined in the first place and why I stay! 

I would say that the best part is that it really does feel like a community.  I mean we pray for each other for peet's sake! 
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011, 05:02:48 PM »
I sort of got recognized as a poster from here, not long after my initial post as an inquirer.  Someone was kind enough to recommend a parish that wasn't too far from me at the time that he went to himself.  After that first service he came up to me and asked "FormerReformer?"  Guess I kinda stood out  :D

But as far as anything other than other posters here, nope, nothing. 
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011, 05:05:29 PM »
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I mean we pray for each other for peet's sake! 
Yep, except for PtA, I never pray for him... :P

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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2011, 05:06:30 PM »
No congratulations, but I have been reprimanded on the internet by a Deacon I knew in real life (though that's sort of the opposite of what you're asking about?).  On another unrelated and off topic note, I've also traveled to meet a member of the forum when he got baptized.
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2011, 05:08:29 PM »
I don't know why, but I would kind of be afraid to be recognized by a member in my church! I have no idea why. I felt antsy about even identifying my metropolis location, let alone my church! As a catechumen, I don't want to make it look like I'm speaking for them.


No one would probably identify me (except for those I PM with blog addresses and such), because people seem to think that I am the woman in my icon. LOL I wish.  :D
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2011, 05:52:10 PM »
I don't know why, but I would kind of be afraid to be recognized by a member in my church! I have no idea why. I felt antsy about even identifying my metropolis location, let alone my church! As a catechumen, I don't want to make it look like I'm speaking for them.

Pretty much the same here.  If my username doesn't give that away, I'm not sure what will.

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No one would probably identify me (except for those I PM with blog addresses and such), because people seem to think that I am the woman in my icon. LOL I wish.  :D

A relatively easy mistake to make, considering my regular picture is a prophet holding a script while being ejected from a whale's mouth.  :)
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2011, 09:06:13 PM »
Haha, I'll go up to an icon and say, "What's up, Cognomen?" Blasphemy!


Oh, but P.S, I have met message board friends in person, and it's so much fun. I DO hope to get to meet some of you one day!
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2011, 03:30:37 AM »
I don't know why, but I would kind of be afraid to be recognized by a member in my church! I have no idea why. I felt antsy about even identifying my metropolis location, let alone my church! As a catechumen, I don't want to make it look like I'm speaking for them.

Pretty much the same here.  If my username doesn't give that away, I'm not sure what will.

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No one would probably identify me (except for those I PM with blog addresses and such), because people seem to think that I am the woman in my icon. LOL I wish.  :D

A relatively easy mistake to make, considering my regular picture is a prophet holding a script while being ejected from a whale's mouth.  :)

Wait, you mean you're not the girl in your avatar and Cognomen's not Prophet Jonah??

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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2011, 10:32:46 AM »
You and several others, akimori makoto. ;D

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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2011, 10:50:31 AM »
One of the members here from OC.net attends my parish. There is another here who lives quite a ways away but he and I chat on the phone occassionally. So that is one benefit of being here.
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2011, 06:12:19 PM »
You and several others, akimori makoto. ;D

I don't get why people don't use their real pictures in their avatars. I mean, I am an anime ninja with freaky eye-powers in real life.
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2011, 06:21:06 PM »
For some reason, I used to think that people looked like their online avatars, much the way they say people start to look like their pets. And people pick all sorts of emblems- fire-spitting dragons, pictures of mountains, and so forth. I was always thinking I'd run into someone in the supermarket and they'd be wearing a giant dragon mask, to match their avatar.  ::)  ;D
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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2011, 07:23:18 AM »
It's hard for me to believe that nothing happens. Maybe because there are many other influential lay Orthodox organisations in the USA (OCL etc.)..

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Re: OC.net in the real world
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2011, 02:26:07 PM »
people seem to think that I am the woman in my icon. LOL I wish.  :D

You fooled me!  Who is your avatar then?  (Not that I would know who the person is, but I am now curious)