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View Poll Results: Netphoria has had a net:
positive effect on your life 10 83.33%
negative effect on your life 2 16.67%
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:57 AM   #1
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Default Has Netphoria been a net positive or net negative effect on your life?

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Old 03-07-2020, 07:13 AM   #2
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It’s fun

Rarely, it’s frustrating, but even then, it’s reliably a hoot

Fun/hoots = positive, probably

 
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Old 03-07-2020, 07:45 AM   #3
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Definitely a positive. I wasn't here when it was at its alleged most toxic.

This place is the internet equivalent to that hole in the wall bar that has really great appetizers that no one goes to.

 
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Old 03-07-2020, 07:45 AM   #4
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Except for Took. That guy can get bent. Over my lap.

 
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Old 03-07-2020, 08:26 AM   #5
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Even though I have had more negative than positive experiences, overall the impact is still positive I think.
I definitely learned a lot about humans and many forms of abuse.

 
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Old 03-07-2020, 11:34 AM   #6
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I mean I found my husband so net positive lol. Also prepared me for shitposters on Twitter. So yeah, yes.

 
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Old 03-07-2020, 11:37 AM   #7
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That's hard for me to gauge, because it's been at least a marginal part of my life for a decade so I can't really guess what the last 10 years would have been without it completely.

Some people here have talked me out of (even more) stupid decisions, and have chatted with me during some difficult times. I was part of the last wave of fucked up bullshit around here though, so sometimes certain people added a bit of stress to my life. I had fun with it though. Some of the group chats (though that was really more of an Oboard thing) were a nice way for me to socialize during some low points in my social life. So I'm leaning positive, but I'm sure I would have been just fine without it. Neutral? Still coming back!

 
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Old 03-07-2020, 12:20 PM   #8
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Netphoria values your user experience and strives to make it as positive as possible. We are sorry to hear of your negative experiences. If you have any issues or concerns, please direct them to Ram27.

 
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Old 03-07-2020, 02:21 PM   #9
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if this was my first board ever it would have almost certainly been negative

fortunately i dealt with any & all "message board related trauama" in high school & was more than prepared for the fantastic levels of assholery around these parts... perhaps even been guilty of participating it at times, but don't tell Billy!

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Old 03-07-2020, 04:40 PM   #10
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Now that it's not trying to be 4chan anymore, it's an okay place to hang

 
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:20 PM   #11
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it's had so many effects on my life that I can honestly easily say I wouldn't have been where I am right now without it.

i met nothing/everything on netphoria, with whom I went to lots of gigs and he showed me a certain record store in Amsterdam. if not for that store, or at least being there at that moment, I wouldn't have seen the ad that got me into my previous band, which which i played in the weirdest and coolest places all over Europe. I wouldn't have had the experiences I had and the contacts I made through that band. I wouldn't have played in my current bands whom I got into via my old one, one of which led me to meet my ex-gf, with whom I had a relationship with for 7 years and went to a.o. Northern America to meet some of you.

 
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:22 PM   #12
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I would never be the Anal Cunt fan I am if not for netphoria.

 
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:25 PM   #13
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I would never have adopted this (hypo-allergenic) breed of cat that I lying next to me if not for my allergic ex.

Netphoria leads to Gijs.

 
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:29 PM   #14
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I hope I don't come across as arrogant when I say I am the greatest man in the world.

 
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Old 03-07-2020, 08:49 PM   #15
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i had to give this a moment's thought but quickly concluded that it has been a net positive.

on the negative side: i'm never really exposed to the same degree of negativity in real life that we've had here over the years. you've got to admit, negativity really is our thing here, especially historically. and at times it's been an outlet for me to be much more of a jerk than i'd ever be in real life and i indulged some shitty personality flaws here especially in my 20s. also goatse and lemonparty, what the hell guys. haha

at the top of the list of positives would be the friendships. here i've met a lot of cool, interesting people. and i've been lucky to have people support me and talk through unpleasant times in life, who know what it's like to be fucking miserable and not judge you, etc. i've also learned a lot of things i'd not have learned otherwise, been exposed to books and movies and music i would not have known about otherwise, which have enriched my life. there's been some pretty great jokes here over the years and some delightful creativity at times. and many times when i've been lonely or depressed, it's been really helpful to have a place that's always been here to blow off a little steam, have someone to commiserate with, or f around.

so yeah, definitely a positive and it's not even close

 
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