Does anyone else want to MEET fellow TB2000'ers?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I don't know about the rest of you, but if I knew of others on this forum who lived nearby, I wouldn't mind meeting them. Who knows, they might live just around the corner!
A lot of people are paranoid about giving out real names, e-mail addresses and so on. Understandable. I for one feel it is worthwhile if it leads to a few of us getting together and maybe forming local groups.
My suggestion is this: anyone who is interested just post a line below, starting with your ZIP code (or Country/Postal code if outside the US) and some form of GENUINE contact details. Let me start.
96721 - Hilo, HI. Tel. (808) 933 1973
-- Y2KGardener (email@example.com), September 29, 1999
Couldn't someone track you if they really wanted to, whether you posted anonymously or not? So is the concern just about spam in your email, or someone on the forum stalking you or what?
I really don't know, I'm only semi-cyber-literate.
-- Mumsie (Shezdremn@aol.com), September 29, 1999.
As of today, I have met face-to-face with 19 of the people who post here. I can say without reservation that they are all great folks, well, except for one.
I highly recommend getting together when you can. Much can be conveyed in face-to-face that just doesn't communicate in writing.
It doest help to look in another humans eyes and discuss the issues here.
-- Got contacts?
-- Greybear (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 1999.
Last weekend I was able to visit with one of our regular posters. I can't really say 'meet', because we've corresponded on a regular basis and I already felt I had 'met' this person. I had the best time, although it went WAY too fast! Could have talked all day and still wouldn't have run out of things to discuss, and not just about the issues we talk about 'here'. : )
What a great thing it is, to put a 'face' and voice with the thoughts and ideas of someone you know. I had been a little envious of the folks who had had opportunity to visit one-on-one with other forum posters in "Real Time". I envision those of you who are able to meet on a semi-regular basis as some sort of a 'round table', much like the one that was at the Algonquin Hotel for many years.
-- Wilferd (WilferdW@aol.com), September 29, 1999.
I have met a dozen or so regulars and lurkers (including Mr. Decker) and enjoyed meeting and talking with each one. I will probably meet a dozen more on my way to and back from dog shows on the East Coast-- before the year is over. It's a good idea to organize or attend a local get together-- even if it is only two people. You might learn something new, or, at least, find some comfort in the knowledge that you are not alone in your concerns about Y2K.
Sincerely, Stan Faryna
-- Stan Faryna (email@example.com), September 29, 1999.
It's all well and good telling us about these wonderful meetings, but how are the rest of us going to meet unless we actually know in fair detail where other people are and how to contact them?
Maybe my suggestion isn't the best one - if someone has a better idea, please suggest it or start something!
-- Y2KGardener (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 1999.
I will be traveling from Indianapolis,Indiana to Palatka, Florida in the middle of October. If anybody along that route wants to meet and chat over coffee or whatever,I'd love to meet you. E me.
-- sue (email@example.com), September 29, 1999.
zip 21114, member wdcy2k
-- Abe (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 1999.
I'm in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Anyone else in that neighborhood?
-- Diane (DiR9290343@aol.com), September 29, 1999.
zip = 32566 Navarre, Fl. 850-939-5882 Love to talk to fellow GI's. None around here that I know of.
-- Mr. Pinochle (email@example.com), September 29, 1999.
32179 Ocala National Forest, Florida
-- Taz (Taz@aol.com), September 29, 1999.
I've met a few folks from North's forums and some from other forums. Anyone who is passing through Cheyenne on I-80 or I-25, fire me an e- mail and I'll do my best to arrange to at least have coffee somewhere!
-- Don Wegner (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 1999.
Hi Y2K Gardener, I already know I empathize with you. I was posting last night - or was that "pesting" last night - on another thread, and if I have the right poster, I believe you said you were a fellow vegan.(but I adore Paul, the Family Man, Milne. For a man whose words absolutely SHOUT!, his actions Still speak louder than his words. He's the polar opposite of Bill"I Feel Yore Pain" Clinton. Thank you, Paul.)
I don't post that much. Last night I was going by the name of About To Puke; it was appropriate on that thread, believe me. But I've decided to change my name, still an alias cause I'm paranoid, and I don't know guns like Paul. But I'm changing it to Kalanianaole. Much easier to pronounce....
And I certainly wouldn't Mind living closer to you. But I'm closer to Navarre, FL(makes me think of Blackfoot).
-- Kalanianaole (Hwy@hwy.whatever), September 29, 1999.
Down on the bayou, close to Beaumont, TX
-- Lon Frank (email@example.com), September 29, 1999.
-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 1999.
Roberts lying......he's not me......I'm me......he's him.....he's down south......me's up north.......
If, after that clever monologue you have the morbid desire to know who me is, well.......Craig, real email address.......just moved to Mill Woods.........if you don't know that Mill Woods is in Edmonton then as we say in this neck of the woods, "Take Off Hey".
Anyone within spittin distance of Edmonchuk send me an email and I'll buy coffee.
-- Craig (email@example.com), September 29, 1999.
On the border of Northern Idaho/Eastern Washington. Happy to meet for coffee with any Yourdonites. I've been cyber-stalked before, so am pretty cautious about giving out personal info on a public forum. Please be careful, y'all...remember when you post phone #'s here that there are a lot more people reading this than you might imagine.
-- RUOK (RUOK@yesiam.com), September 29, 1999.
Cedar City, Utah 84720
-- Perry Arnett (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 1999.
Note that when you post your telephone number, several of the popular search engines can convert them into street addresses.
That said, I'd be interested in meeting with anyone in SC.
-- a (email@example.com), September 29, 1999.
Wilferd, I loved every minute of our breakfast too! Next time the guys stand up to leave, let's pull their chairs back and ask them to sit down for just 20 minutes more, ok?
If it's a BITR, could we ALL plan some sort of national reunion? I'm sure there'd be plenty of food to eat and gas to get there! Love it.
-- Will continue (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 1999.
Will, yet another good reason to hope for a BITR!
-- RUOK (RUOK@yesiam.com), September 29, 1999.
Yeah. I'll be in Hilo on the 13th.
Kaua'i (Kalaheo). 808/332-0057
-- Mad Monk (email@example.com), September 29, 1999.
64111 KC MO
-- Downstreamer (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 1999.
From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr near Monterey, California
I have not yet met anyone from any Y2K site. In fact, in over ten years online, I have only met about fifteen people in person, and ten of those were at a single dinner party.
Anyone who posted their zip code, if you live near me, I still don't know it. I know nothing of zip codes.
-- Dancr (email@example.com), September 29, 1999.
18504 SCRANTON PENNA.
-- VICKI (VMOZELESKI@AOL.COM), September 29, 1999.
Craig, you moved to the big E?? And didn't get holda me? [BP] (big pout) I'll e you, and mine is real, too. There's a lurker on the lurker thread from 'round here, too, and Rachel's only an hour and a half away. Maybe we can have a rousing doomer/polly drink off some time soon ;-)
-- T the C (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 29, 1999.
Been lurking a long time. Decided to come out of the closet, its almost showtime----- Acworth, Georgia
-- TEM (email@example.com), September 29, 1999.
I'm on the western slope of Colorado - 35 miles east of the Utah border. E-mail is real and I would love to meet some fellow GI's. we have a small group that meets every 2 or 3 weeks and I have been burying them in info from this board...been lurking & posting occasionally for about 13 months now. Thanx to everybody for all the great info.
-- JudiAnn (JudiAnnG_@yahoo.com), September 29, 1999.
We'll always have Paris.....I'm near Seattle
-- Tim Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 30, 1999.
> On the border of Northern Idaho/Eastern Washington. Happy to meet >for coffee with any Yourdonites. I've been cyber-stalked before, so >am pretty cautious about giving out personal info on a public forum. >Please be careful, y'all...remember when you post phone #'s here that >there are a lot more people reading this than you might imagine. > -- RUOK (RUOK@yesiam.com), September 29, 1999.
Well howdy neighbor! Wanna dew lunch? I've been "cyber-stalked" as well but I'm not as cautious as you are, have met over 120 of my online friends live over the last 5 yrs and all has went well!
Ever been to The Rocking Horse? Had a de-railer? Taken a sun-down cruise on the lake? Checked out the little ghost towns to the east of you?
I'd suggest you check out csy2k pre June... I think I was their most prolific poster for a while... to confirm that I'm not a wacko-nut but then that would not work, reading those posts would probably make you bring along armed guards to protect you.
I always laugh when I see folks online being too paranoid however, worrying about meeting people "live" from here... THESE same people have often went home with, or taken home a complete stranger from a bar, if not that night, then within a few nights of knowing them live. How much better do you know someone from a few dinner conversations, then you do, from months of chatting with them here?
So anyone else in the neighborhood?
Whitney (by the way these mail notifications are a TOTAL Pain!!!! )
-- Whitney (Y2KWhit@aol.com), October 06, 1999.
From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California
...these mail notifications are a TOTAL Pain!!!! You can turn them off when you start a thread by selecting ()No on the mail notifications option.
-- Dancr (email@example.com), October 06, 1999.