Joined: Apr 2010
April 23, 2010 05:37:45 PM
say I'm exactly the same online and offline, but that would be a lie. There are two things (at least) that you just can't emulate online that you can in real life:
Volume (sure, you can all-caps things and stuff but that more makes you look like an idiot than a loud person)
Presence (sure, again, you can take everything a person says and construct a type of presence, an online presence from them, but there is no physicality. A person has presence as soon as they walk into a room without any words. Not the same with forums)
Other than that though I'm pretty similar. I can be loud, but not in an obnoxious everyone-look-at-me way, just unintentionally loud voice. But my actions are similar, I'll happily participate in anything without invite, I can make geeky, mildly geeky and not geeky at all conversation easily and I can come off as way too direct both online and offline. I think
those are my main attributes anyway.