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  • Why are you here?

    (edit- someone else posted a thread with the same title. I didn't realize it at first. The content of this thread is different!)

    I've been on interpals since 2010. I've met people here who have become close friends, I even unintentionally started a relationship when I flew to Finland to meet a penpal in 2011 and we hit it off. (we're just friends now)

    But since 2015, I haven't sent or received a letter, met anyone, or even had any meaningful and lasting conversations beyond basic greetings and exploring shared interests.
    Despite how the title of this topic might sound, the question isn't necessarily directed to the people who ignore us, look at our profiles and never say a word, or disappear after a few messages.

    It seems that in the past 3 years that I've been back on interpals, nobody seems to use the platform properly. Am I alone in thinking this?
    I assume you created a profile to meet people from around the world, exchange letters/currency/small gifts, and even find travel partners. So why does interpals now seem more like facebook, or a dating website?

    What about you all, I'm curious to know how you feel about the state of interpals.

    -Leon
    Last edited by Hotarubii; 03-22-2019, 11:51 PM.

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    http://forum.interpals.net/forum/interpals/general/3085962-why-are-you-here.......???????

    Mzzls


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      • #4
        I didn't realize someone else had the exact same title. The content of this thread is different, I'll try to update the title

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hotarubii View Post
          It seems that in the past 3 years that I've been back on interpals, nobody seems to use the platform properly. Am I alone in thinking this?
          I assume you created a profile to meet people from around the world, exchange letters/currency/small gifts, and even find travel partners. So why does interpals now seem more like facebook, or a dating website?
          I feel the exact same way honestly.

          I can't afford gifts, mail, or travel right now but I would like to talk to people worldwide, about things that aren't controversial (which Facebook etc. seems to push).


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          • #6
            I personally do not take matters online seriously. As for me, have managed to get a few penpals and stay in touch with them and come here on interpals to post from time to time, other than that, well, it is the online world which we should not be bothered about and I don't care what interpals has turned into.

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            • #7
              Like in real life, how you interact with people and who you choose to interact with ultimately determines the outcome of your time here.

              And just like in real life, there are attention whores, sleazeballs, those who can say many words yet say very little and those who think they are profound but are ultimately full of shit when the conversation goes beyond the superficial. Of course there are also gems in the rough - nothing much to look at, showing little promise at first glance yet something special in spite of being relatively hidden.

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              • #8
                I'm perfectly fine with the state of Interpals. I'm using it mainly for my elaborate organ harvesting scheme anyway. You just need to write to the right people. Which reminds me... does anyone here have a superfluous kidney or two?

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                • #9
                  I first came here in 2012, I think. I was going through stuff at the time and being here was actually great. I met a lot of people on the forums, played games etc, had great discussions too, and really got to see different sides/perspectives, I learned a lot just reading the forums too. I met long term penpals too, which I was thankful for, still am. Of course, it hasnt been all rosy, but for the most part it was an enlightening experience for me. I come back from time to time, see how things are going.

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                  • #10
                    I'm bored, simple as that

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                    • #11
                      Hilarity......

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hotarubii View Post
                        It seems that in the past 3 years that I've been back on interpals, nobody seems to use the platform properly. Am I alone in thinking this?
                        I was wondering who was in charge of how to use this website. Apparently, it is you. It always is good when people dictate others what to do. Anarchy looms without that.

                        Originally posted by Hotarubii View Post
                        I assume you created a profile to meet people from around the world, exchange letters/currency/small gifts, and even find travel partners.
                        I would expect that creating a website for international correspondence rather offers an alternative to exchanging letters. Now, I also know where to exchange my currencies when I go on holiday. Are you sure that large gifts are not allowed? Bugger! I just sent one of my friends a big box with stuff weighing just under 2.5 kilos. Naughty!

                        Originally posted by Hotarubii View Post
                        So why does interpals now seem more like facebook, or a dating website?

                        What about you all, I'm curious to know how you feel about the state of interpals.

                        -Leon
                        Since you can log on via Facebook and there used to be a choice to state you are looking for flirting/romance, I would hazard a guess that it is not improper use.

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                        • #13
                          I am not racist, ? like speaking other countrys citizen and have their ideas. I learn what happens there.

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                          • #14
                            Sure, yet need to hard work to have find a good pen pal here. Need sort out a most of waste rock for find a real treasure. But any who wants to find always find.

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                            • #15
                              I so agree as to what you're saying and have probably experienced. I have clearly stated in my profile that I am looking for penpals and friendship and I get messages like "Hi sexy....I like your curves".....HUH??? Eh.....moving on.......lol.

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