Cliques. 'The sheep mentality of chat rooms'?

Discussion in '40s-50s' started by WickedPerdition, Aug 16, 2020.

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Do you think chat room cliques exist?

Poll closed Aug 30, 2020.
  1. 1. Yes, definitely.

    40.7%
  2. 2. No. It is imaginary.

    29.6%
  3. 3. I never knew cliques existed in chat rooms.

    3.7%
  4. 4. I am thinking of joining one.

    25.9%
  1. Poco_Loco

    Poco_Loco ✪ Moderator Staff Member

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    You and him are in a Two ""man"" Clique!!
     
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  2. BizarreBabe

    BizarreBabe UKChat Initiate

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    Is there a clique on the forums?
     
  3. azureblue

    azureblue UKChat Initiate

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    If someone makes a stupid/ignorant/offensive comment and several others disagree it does not mean they have formed a clique it just means the person has made a stupid/.......etc comment
     
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  4. Poco_Loco

    Poco_Loco ✪ Moderator Staff Member

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    i-hope-dis-helps-me-join-de-right-clique-i-keep-hearing-about.jpg
     
  5. mario2

    mario2 UKChat Initiate

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  6. hell2bwith76

    hell2bwith76 UKChat Initiate

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    yes ,same clique as in the rooms .The mates tick"like" to the replies from their clique buddies :) It`s not so easy to spot the cliques in the rooms with a lot of chatters in as the comments from buddy to buddy may be quite spaced out by many lines ,but go in to the rooms where there are (e.g.) about 8 people in a clique and anyone who is outside that clique stands out like a sore thumb. Believe me i`ve tried joining in normal chit chat and i just get ignored and anyone could see that as the room is so underpopulated .
     
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  7. Bad_Influence

    Bad_Influence Chat God & T.A.G.

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    More weeping than a forest of Willow trees.
     
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  8. mario2

    mario2 UKChat Initiate

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    my gangs bigger than your gang!
     
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  9. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UNABLE TO STOP BITCHING

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    Not without expectation, this thread,
    like so many others, has been bastardised by a sad minority of people, many of whom rarely, if ever, contribute much to chat, let alone Forums!
    I do agree with hell2bwith76 regarding a particular chat room that very few new chatters EVER return to, simply because they are either not welcomed or felt alienated by the regular incumbents of that chat room. I have no doubt that most people will be completely aware to which chat room I refer. And, yes, it IS that one we never see you in. ;)
    I do wish a certain moderator would not take personal slight at everything I post in the Forums. People are given a choice whether or not they respond to a thread.
    It's called democracy.
    :rolleyes:
     
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  10. supercookie123

    supercookie123 UKChat Expert

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    I think in many cases, some chatters have simply chatted to each other for many years and so have naturally become friendly or close and in some cases, may also communicate outside of chatrooms. Those people speak largely to each other possibly because they know they have lots in common or are pleased to see a pal pop up in the list and they enjoy talking to them.

    In some cases, someone previously 'popular' in a chatroom may be snapped at by another and, depending who has the most chums in at a given time, could be ganged up on by the opposing group and instantly become a chatroom pariah!

    Sometimes, one can join a room and simply fail to engage with the topic afoot or get no hellos at all. I think that's often because people are deeply into a topic / spat / flirtation (!) or because one may have been an irritating arse the last time and people just don't want to talk to them. In that case, it's best to pop back later. On two occasions, I feel I have been ganged up against. I let it get to me, madly. Quite unwise. One cannot argue with stupid, after all.
     
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  11. hell2bwith76

    hell2bwith76 UKChat Initiate

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    Interesting results so far though eh ? Considering that the ones who are deriding the suggestion appear to be in the majority.
     
  12. WickedPerdition

    WickedPerdition UNABLE TO STOP BITCHING

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    To quote Wings: "Band On The Run". :p
     
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  13. Oboist58

    Oboist58 UKChat Newbie

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    Wow Hell dear, I taught Algebra and couldn't follow all your X, Y, and Z's. Lol
     
  14. hell2bwith76

    hell2bwith76 UKChat Initiate

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    it`s merely a way of expressing numbers Oboist. i could do it in another way but it`s late :D xx
     
  15. Billyliar

    Billyliar UKChat Familiar

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    Do you know why sheep, are so paranoid, why they all follow each other and have a crazed look in their eye?
    Well i do.
    They eat so many magic mushrooms in season, the poor things are tripping out for 365 a days a year.
    Thats gospel that.
    Never look a sheep in the eye!
     
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  16. Bad_Influence

    Bad_Influence Chat God & T.A.G.

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    I want a 3rd clique... just saying. :D
     
  17. valkyrie

    valkyrie UKChat Newbie

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  18. mario2

    mario2 UKChat Initiate

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    Maybe the cliques are really manic religious sects disguised as chatters? lol
     
  19. hell2bwith76

    hell2bwith76 UKChat Initiate

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    wanna bet ?:)
     
  20. hell2bwith76

    hell2bwith76 UKChat Initiate

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    Typical gangs ,real and virtual ,are about 10 strong with obviously the same interests . Considering the diversity of interest there seems no reason for anyone to be snubbed by the others. The main reason for that is if more than 1 of the group is at discord with 1 or more of the others in group and then people pick sides !. In a room with a max capacity of about 12 anyway it`s very obvious who is being ostracised. Take a room with 100 or more present then the same gang won`t even be noticed most likely ,drowned amid the rest of the banter. One main room is an obvious candidate for the "clique" mentality. Apart from Local or specialised chatrooms the rest are a mixed bunch.
    Does that help with your Algebra Oboist ?:) x
     

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