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21. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

I've met Peter and Gary Moll.

22. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting zachary

i'd like to meet anyone here who is open minded and willing to have good time, eating, drinking, talking, etc etc :)

U are moving to Thailand, arent u?
Well, if u are there in May and June, have a coffee with me, on the Khao San Road.
I am usually not open minded, about meeting people, I know from the internet, but maybe I should try it. That is the reason, I stated this thread. I wanted to know, if people do that.

Mel

23. Posted by Mr Gecko (Inactive 34 posts) 9y

mel! you can always meet me! ill be in thailand in may! i aint all that bad:)

however...i sure of peoples partners they would have HUGE problems with this...as in, they would say, why not meet people in bars apose the internet? its true though...

you got more of a chance meeting a better person in a bar than here.

people could lie here, but when you meet someone, from there facial expressions, hand, body movements one can tell who is lieing....i should be working for the FBI!!!

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 7, 2007, at 3:10 AM by Mr Gecko ]

24. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

I am usually not open minded, about meeting people, I know from the internet, but maybe I should try it. That is the reason, I stated this thread. I wanted to know, if people do that.

The first time Phil wanted to visit us, especially since it was going to be in our home, we couldn't help but wonder if he would really "be who he appeared to be" here on TP. We were reluctant to tell family/friends about out potential guest because Phil was an "internet friend". We joke constantly about it now, but many people assured us that he could be a serial killer, stalker, or just mentally ill as only some "oddball" would want to visit total strangers living in Nowhere USA. One friend requested that I call her daily to let her know we were still alive - I didn't. Phil's last visit with us included spending the Christmas holidays with our family and everyone enjoyed his company very much.

You make the choice to meet another member because they interest you and vice versa. Most meetings have included several PMs/e-mails and quite often, chats in the chatroom to not only work out particulars, but to get to know each other a bit better. If you don't have a sufficient comfort level with that person, you don't arrange a meeting. But, there are very few members that I wouldn't be willing to see face to face. As with anything, you arrange to meet where your comfort level is not compromised.

The nice thing about TP - it's not your average website and neither are it's members. ;)

25. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 9y

Hmm, this requires some thinking back over the years. Good to have a record of though ;) Here's the ones I can think of!

I won't include family, people who were previously friends, tp programmers, etc as that would blow things out somewhat.

  • imonaghan
  • James
  • auddssey
  • Musze (mind you, I've never seen her on the site since.. )
  • Tway
  • Areinstein
  • Q
  • SeeTheSky
  • isadora
  • beerman
  • Mtlgal
  • gregW
  • Jared (newguy now apparently)
  • Hien
  • jennifer g
  • don_kam
  • smythy
  • steff
  • gelli
  • pardus
  • robjwood
  • majito

I've always enjoyed meeting TP'ers. Haven't come across any crazies yet ..

26. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Isadora

That seems like good advise, about the comfort level.
Meeting somebody in a cafe or bar is one thing, but I think I would be way too nervous to invite somebody, to my house, if I had never seen them face to face, even if they did seem nice and friendly. U are brave.

Mel

27. Posted by greensquar (Budding Member 28 posts) 9y

Quoting Mr Gecko

mel! you can always meet me! ill be in thailand in may! i aint all that bad:)

however...i sure of peoples partners they would have HUGE problems with this...as in, they would say, why not meet people in bars apose the internet? its true though...

you got more of a chance meeting a better person in a bar than here.

people could lie here, but when you meet someone, from there facial expressions, hand, body movements one can tell who is lieing....i should be working for the FBI!!!

Partly agree But, do you think maybe not all the people like to meet or be met in real life? Maybe sometimes they just enjoy the feeling of talking on-line or something virtual...;)

But I am happy to meet you all in my country and have a cup of coffee or beer. Let me know when you visit China!

28. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 9y

Hang on, I was invited after all... It wasn't that just announced I'll be coming to your house... And I think at that time we've spent about 1 hour a day in the chatroom for a good few months...
And to be honest, it felt strange to me, too. Visiting somebody you've never met in person in their in the middle of absolutely nowhere in a country you've never been to. I couldn't be sure I didn't end up as the main course one day...
But I think if you talk a lot to people you get a feel for them and sometimes you just to have to trust your instincts.
But back to the topic.

People I've met:

Nikki (Rraven) - My Agony aunt, former workmate and the person responsible for me polluting this site with presence).
Ev (Samsara2)
The Isas
Cuppy (Cupcake)
The Teals (aka. Tway and Neal who's not a member but still a really nice bloke.)
The TP Hobnobs (aka. Sam and Pete. Thanks again for the whiskey, guys.)
Jase (Jase007)
Rich (Gelli)
Heather (Purdy and her Paul)
Chris (Bohsman)
Greg (GregW)
Ed (Smythy)
Francine (The Sheep)

That must be about it, I think... If I've forgotten somebody please forgive me... It's all the Brandy, you know...

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 7, 2007, at 5:41 AM by Pardus ]

29. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Im just gonna copy Phils list cos thats who lve met too!

Nikki (Rraven)
The Isas
Jase (Jase007)
Rich (Gelli)
Phil (Pardus)
Chris (Bohsman)
Greg (GregW)
Ed (Smythy)
Francine (The Sheep)

Now l must apologise l did not get to meet Sam or Peter when in Melbourne or James when in Sydney - Jeez time gets away from you! BUT have no fear Australia beckons Feb 08 for us!!!!

Oh and hopefully l will get to meet Tina (Tway) at Christmas when she pops over to Northern Ireland and Hien when he comes to the UK next year!

30. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Pardus

Hang on, I was invited after all... It wasn't that just announced I'll be coming to your house... And I think at that time we've spent about 1 hour a day in the chatroom for a good few months...
And to be honest, it felt strange to me, too. Visiting somebody you've never met in person in their in the middle of absolutely nowhere in a country you've never been to. I couldn't be sure I didn't end up as the main course one day...


Okay - fair enough - you wanted to visit and we invited you to do so because we wanted to meet you too. And, no, you didn't just announce - we had many, many chats which helped both of us feel comfortable enough with each other to take a chance.

You were never in danger of being eaten. The Swiss-Irish are known to be gamey and tough.
Though we had no problem dressing you up as a Leprechaun and taking pictures!!

And, I totally forgot about Francine (The Sheep) and also Gnorman & The Gnomads.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 7, 2007, at 6:00 AM by Isadora ]