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Posted by: little twit Jun 5 2005, 03:39 PM

At first i thought it was going to be ok but now im knot to sure unsure.gif I think people dont like me :(most people have lots of mates but i dont sad.gif I would like a friend to talk to,to tell them my problems and stuff like that unsure.gif I think people think of me like some mud on the floor,and they just walk all over me sad.gif Please help me get a mate.





To mata:Your my only friend smile.gif sad.gif

Posted by: MrTeapot Jun 5 2005, 03:47 PM

First can I ask how old you are?

Second I'd like to point out the 'Personal Concerns' forum, if you want to talk about problems then I'd advise you go there as we're a frendly bunch and am sure someone will listen to you if you're prepared to share. You might even get some helpful feedback, who knows?

Posted by: little twit Jun 5 2005, 03:51 PM

QUOTE (MrTeapot @ Jun 5 2005, 03:47 PM)
First can I ask how old you are?

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10 unsure.gif

Posted by: MrTeapot Jun 5 2005, 03:55 PM

QUOTE (little twit @ Jun 5 2005, 04:51 PM)
10 unsure.gif
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Aww

Really, don't worry about friends. I'm guessing you're over exagerrating slightly. Even if you don't at the moment you have donkeys years to make friends before you die.

Stay in school.

Posted by: little_bear Jun 5 2005, 03:58 PM

Hmmm, 10 years old eh?

*strokes chin and eyes suspiciously*

Little young to be watching AvP and Freddy vs Jason, n'est ce pas?

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Posted by: MrTeapot Jun 5 2005, 04:00 PM

And to be watching Mature Animations. Well the age thang is only a warning and guideline.

Posted by: HoldenCaulfield Jun 5 2005, 04:34 PM

Dont worry. Be friendly. Be funny. If all else fails just work hard at school and you can look back and laugh at all those losers who didn't make it.

Posted by: Oblivion Jun 5 2005, 04:35 PM

Well im 10 but i live in U.S.A.....

Posted by: Mata Jun 5 2005, 04:37 PM

LT, your style of writing fits with your age. I don't mean that to sound patronising, it's just true. The people on this site are generally in their teens at least. I'm 28, nearly three times your age (which makes me feel rather old!), so people are accustomed a style of writing that you learn as you get older.

Generally I suggest that my animations aren't really suitable for people before their teens because I think that most people aren't really mature enough to distinguish satire from seriousness. If you are one of the people that are in a position to enjoy this site at your age then that's fine, but I would ask that you exercise some caution with the threads that you choose to read because some of them are about subjects that it's probably best that you learn about in your own time rather than stumbling onto them. I don't want to censor anyone, including you, but there are changes in many aspects of your life that you go through in the next few years that change the way that you write and think about things.

Forums such as this are, by their nature, reliant on written communication, and a person's style of writing is taken to reflect their style of thinking. Your style is that of a young person, but the average age on these forums is probably around 18-22 (although the age range stretches from around 13 to the 60s). There is no information for your date of birth in your profile, so people will naturally assume that you are around the average age, making your writing seem immature. This is going to cause problems because if people think you are immature then they will be less likely to take the time to relate to you.

Can I ask something, do your parents check up on your internet activity? I would feel more comfortable if they do. These forums could do you a lot of good, in that they will help you learn how to communicate comfortably using language that is more advanced than you will have been taught in school, but, as I said before, there are some subjects being discussed here that are not really suitable for someone of your age. I would prefer it if your parents could have a look around the forums and decide if they are comfortable with you being on here. If this seems unfair, then make a note of what I've said in a diary and have a look at it when you're my age and see what you think then. I have a duty in running this place to try my best to ensure that everyone is comfortable with the content, and without knowing you it would be easiest to be certain of this by getting one of your parents to give approval.

Posted by: Quoth(The Raven) Jun 6 2005, 03:17 AM

It is the easiest thing in the world to be down on yourself. And there are many in this world who will encourage that attitude, because it makes you easier to control. Don't help them. Beleive it or not, there will come days when you feel better about yourself. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to hang on to those days, and build on them. You are a miracle, as am I, and everyone here... remember that, and treat yourself accordingly... smile.gif

Posted by: little twit Jun 6 2005, 07:13 AM

QUOTE (Oblivion @ Jun 5 2005, 04:35 PM)
Well im 10 but i live in U.S.A.....
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I love the U.S.A i want to be american.Im going to move to America when im like 25(i think).I going to Canada and flying to New York in about 5 months.How are you finding the forums? smile.gif biggrin.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: boxofdoom Jun 6 2005, 07:33 AM

heya what's up?
biggrin.gif
i have never visited USA at all.. would like to go in the future tho!
how are you today?

Posted by: voices_in_my_head Jun 6 2005, 07:18 PM

It's amazing: you all want to go to america, and I want out of here ASAP.

Ah well, I guess you just never want what you already have...

Posted by: boxofdoom Jun 7 2005, 11:08 AM

hey it's good to dream and travel! laugh.gif
all my mates have been to america just not me, so it's all down to peer pressure... grrr... mwhahahahha..
ahem.. well you try coming to northern ireland.. rain rain rain rain rain..
and some people don't even know where northern ireland is... you are so damn lucky that people actually know where USA is!

Posted by: MrTeapot Jun 7 2005, 11:48 AM

QUOTE (boxofdoom @ Jun 7 2005, 12:08 PM)
and some people don't even know where northern ireland is... you are so damn lucky that people actually know where USA is!
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Thats that place near South Island right? Somewhere in the pacific?

Posted by: Mata Jun 7 2005, 03:29 PM

No, it's next to Wales, which everyone knows is in France.

Posted by: little_bear Jun 7 2005, 04:19 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Jun 7 2005, 04:29 PM)
No, it's next to Wales, which everyone knows is in France.
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*eyes Welcome to Wales signpost outside house suspiciously...*

Posted by: Oblivion Jun 8 2005, 03:16 PM

Well i dont like usa because of our prez!!!!!!!! I think hes evil (thats just my opinion

Posted by: EvilSpoon Jun 8 2005, 04:12 PM

I wouldn't mind Northern Ireland, so it sounds. Mm, mm rain.

To Mata : I believe I started looking at your site in something like late (I really have no clue) 2000. Most people around Marquette know about Matazone dot co dot uk because of me unsure.gif So I was just a bit wee-er than I am now when I began looking at the naughty mittens.

To LT : I have to agree with Mata's post about the writing/typing style. I tend to have trouble talking to people younger than me online because of change in personal concerns and topics of discussion when you get even a little older is rapid during the (pre)teen years.

Listen to Mata, I'd say he's quite wise? Intelligent? Or he at least has his moments? smile.gif

Cheers.

Posted by: oscarhilton Jun 8 2005, 07:05 PM

QUOTE (little twit @ Jun 5 2005, 04:51 PM)
10 unsure.gif
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im only 14....

Posted by: PsychWardMike Jun 9 2005, 12:41 PM

*sigh* Oblivion, don't hop on some godforsaken band wagon of anti Bushism until you can substantiate it in an argument and type adequately enough to make your opinion useful. I'm not what one would call a Bush fan, but typing so banally and without reason does nothing for the fight.

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