What keeps you from talking in the SF chat?

Discussion in 'Soap Box' started by boo, Mar 27, 2010.

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  1. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    I see people log into the chat but never say a word. I'm one of them, sometimes. Sometime i just want to hear people talk. Get my daily dose of human contacts... Sometimes i feel like a broken record when i do talk about myself. I also noticed that many just refuse to have anything to do with chat and stick to the forum. I used to swear by the chat, but now mostly stick to the forum itself. I prefer the slower pace of it.

    So what keeps you from participating in the chat? or don't care for it at all?
  2. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    I'm not very good at talking to people so I don't really try anymore, and that includes going to the chat... Getting my chat privileges reinstated was really just a waste of time.
  3. flyingdutchmen

    flyingdutchmen Well-Known Member

    seing other people with somewhat similair problems and depression still being able to have a decent conversation about god and the world gives a bit of hope for myself. only done it once though
  4. CAD

    CAD Well-Known Member

    Because whenever I try to log in it says "Invalid username/password".
  5. Wastingecho

    Wastingecho Well-Known Member

    i don't know

    one-on-one i can handle, but more than that and i just cut-and-run

    i can't even sit there
  6. cownes

    cownes Well-Known Member

    maybe as u have forum access only :huh:
  7. Katii

    Katii Well-Known Member

    Because i dont want to hurt anyone and people wont like me if they got to know me too much :)
  8. CAD

    CAD Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I was wondering where that came from.
  9. betteroffunknown

    betteroffunknown Well-Known Member

    sometimes i just don't feel like saying anything it's not really because i don't have something useful to share and i never feel ashamed of what i say actually if someone doesn't like what i say they don't have to listen. i usually do totally believe this...just sometimes silence is where it's at...then there are other times like today when one just can't get me to shut up although these days are terribly rare to this extreme if that's encouraging at all. most of the time i do enjoy just being a part of and contributing new thoughts for people to consider. it's all so cool to me. really depends mainly i think just how tired i am honestly. lol please take care
  10. Ziggy

    Ziggy Antiquitie's Friend

    Three thoughts:

    1) I wish I could chat with people. Basically I talk shite. I spend ages creating a response, and then when I post it I have to edit it 20 times before I delete it. How the hell am I going to talk 'real time'?

    (I've deleted the rest of the post)
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  11. friendless

    friendless Well-Known Member

    I have social anxiety and can only handle talking to a couple of people at a time. Perhaps I should log on to chat more often, maybe it will help me get over being anxious. I've managed to log on in the past, but only when there were about 8 others and never more than 13. Lately there have been over 20 and I've just been staying away.
  12. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I log on but really don't know what to say. I talk to some people to see if i can help other than that i really don't want to burden anyone.
  13. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean!
  14. cloud9

    cloud9 Well-Known Member

    There's really only one person I talk to on SF. If she's on I talk to her. If she's not, I normally don't talk. Too many bloody assignments these days loll.
  15. legat0

    legat0 Active Member

    Natural fear of social interaction. Plus, I unsure of what to say to get a conversation started ;_;
  16. KittyGirl

    KittyGirl Well-Known Member

    apparently I offend people when I go into chat; talking about random things... floating into possible triggers without realizing it.
    Also- I swear alot.
    That's just the way I talk...
    I edit most of my posts so that there isn't so much cursing; but in chat- I swear like a sailorrrrr! Can't really help it... that's honestly just the way I talk.
  17. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni

    Apparently even when talking to people online, my social anxiety doesn't go down. Also I don't know as many of the people that go in chat as I used to when I frequented more often.
  18. Zurkhardo

    Zurkhardo Well-Known Member

    I've never really tried it. The one time I did it was a pretty nice experience and everyone was friendly, so I so far see no reason not to try it more.
  19. Glock17

    Glock17 New Member

    I'm not comfortable with groups, both online and in real life I always end up observing everyone rather then joining in the conversation. 1 on 1 I could talk someones ear off though XD
  20. SuicideIsTheWrongOption

    SuicideIsTheWrongOption Well-Known Member

    There are users in chat that make me feel uncomfortable, about who i am and what i do. I don't feel welcome and treat me like i'm a freak.

    Also i'm on FAO
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