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#1 Old 06-07-2008, 02:07 AM
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I just realized that my Contacts & Friends Tab is almost empty here. Hence, I decided to start this thread. Let us all try and develop Friendships here and add them to our Friend's Tab under User CP. This is one feature that is excelelnt but seems less used here. Good friendships are stepping stones to many other things. Specially, good friendship is vital among Vegans.



So post, here anything related to friendship and also what kinds of friends you are looking for etc., Make a lot of good friends all.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_...fluence_People



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Hey man? is that really you in the avatar? Thats a first, I've not really ever attempted to visualize what you look like....but have enjoyed your unique brand of information you bring us all at VB. Often things I am in tune with.



The profile friends are less important I think than simply knowing who your "*contacts*" are privately known to each individual and their inner-circle of friends.

Anyways... How to influence people at least is always an interesting topic to share ideas on... so well done for that
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Hey man? is that really you in the avatar? Thats a first, I've not really ever attempted to visualize what you look like....but have enjoyed your unique brand of information you bring us all at VB. Often things I am in tune with.



The profile friends are less important I think than simply knowing who your "*contacts*" are privately known to each individual and their inner-circle of friends.

Anyways... How to influence people at least is always an interesting topic to share ideas on... so well done for that



Yes, that is really me. Thank you for your kind words.
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Wow, what a great idea! I, too, think we need more of a comroderie around here. 'Bout time someone took a step to do so



Anyone care to chat, I am up late, usually.. And around a decent bit. Feel free to PM me! I have Yahoo, AIM, MSN, and ICQ.
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Also, I have that book! Just started reading it, actually. So far, it isn't anything I didn't already know... We'll see how the rest goes, though. Maybe I'm already good at it
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Thanks for explaining how to add a Friend to the list. I've never figured out how.



I consider all Vegans my friends. (Except of course the Nazi vegans which is probably not a movement that many people have heard about, especially if you don't live in Europe. Dangerous people indeed.)
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You know I find it curious that no one has added me on msn from these boards; all the other boards I've ever chosen to frequent by this time I would have at least a handful of msn friends!



moon_sun_and_angels at hotmail.com is my msn username (yea yeah I was a kid when I made it, ohkay?)
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Oh my email is [email protected] if any of you want to use it to add me on msn or find me on facebook!
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As much as I started this thread, I will be slow to socialize here, will be back when I feel better. Here is the reason, several Omni's I know are planning BBQs and it is always talk about steak, pork BBQ etc., Not the best thing to hear at all often. As you all can already guess, I have no interest to join those events. I went and just got my own small BBQ grill and tools, hope to get other items later and try a Vegan BBQ. From what I observe, omni's seem to socialize well and make a lot of excellent friends at these events. In some open area places, sometimes from the BBQ, the meat smell fills the air and I must run to escape it. It is so popular that the company I work for has also planned a BBQ event. Thanks for understanding all.
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I'm always looking to make more friends online [email protected] is my addy, look me up on facebook or msn, i'm usually around
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As much as I started this thread, I will be slow to socialize here, will be back when I feel better. Here is the reason, several Omni's I know are planning BBQs and it is always talk about steak, pork BBQ etc., Not the best thing to hear at all often. As you all can already guess, I have no interest to join those events. I went and just got my own small BBQ grill and tools, hope to get other items later and try a Vegan BBQ. From what I observe, omni's seem to socialize well and make a lot of excellent friends at these events. In some open area places, sometimes from the BBQ, the meat smell fills the air and I must run to escape it. It is so popular that the company I work for has also planned a BBQ event. Thanks for understanding all.





It's hard to avoid omnis, and it's hard to avoid BBQs in the summer! One thing I have learned is that socializing doesn't have to mean eating - it can just mean socializing. Eat ahead of time and enjoy some potato chips and chat with friends. If you want to make friends, you have to make yourself available - but you don't have to eat a hamburger!

It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities. ~A. Dumbledore
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I love it...ppl looking for friends...which is what I am desperately looking for right now. No, not just any friends. Veg*n friends. Add me as your friend, pls and thank you.

I have no RL veg*n friends. I had this crazy idea of writing my email address on the vegan cookbooks I borrowed from the library. or my newly developed blog address where all I do is whine about how veg*n friendless I am What do you guys think? Do you think it's a brilliant or psychotic idea? I mean who knows what wierdo could be borrowing that book from the library? Should I leave a note with it like "if you are like me, a new vegan with no vegan friends email me"??? Arg...this is just too crazy. right?



rvijay, I feel your pain. At least they invited you. I was consciously not invited to a BBQ recently because I am now a vegan! They were just acquaintances, so I didn't really care. But still!!
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It's hard to avoid omnis, and it's hard to avoid BBQs in the summer! One thing I have learned is that socializing doesn't have to mean eating - it can just mean socializing. Eat ahead of time and enjoy some potato chips and chat with friends. If you want to make friends, you have to make yourself available - but you don't have to eat a hamburger!



You are correct. I will try to remember this. But it is harder to put it in practise.
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I love it...ppl looking for friends...which is what I am desperately looking for right now. No, not just any friends. Veg*n friends. Add me as your friend, pls and thank you.

I have no RL veg*n friends. I had this crazy idea of writing my email address on the vegan cookbooks I borrowed from the library. or my newly developed blog address where all I do is whine about how veg*n friendless I am What do you guys think? Do you think it's a brilliant or psychotic idea? I mean who knows what wierdo could be borrowing that book from the library? Should I leave a note with it like "if you are like me, a new vegan with no vegan friends email me"??? Arg...this is just too crazy. right?



rvijay, I feel your pain. At least they invited you. I was consciously not invited to a BBQ recently because I am now a vegan! They were just acquaintances, so I didn't really care. But still!!



All here are on this thread are welcome to add me as a friend here. On yahoo my ID is rvijay at yahoo.com

If you see me on Yahoo we can chat.



This is a great post. New Vegans have a hard time finding other Vegan Friends as we are so few in Number. Hence, best support must be given to new Vegans online. Hope all new Vegans take advantage of this thread.
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There is also a Vegetarian Channel and a Vegan channel on mirc on the Undernet server. All are welcome to join and share there.



The more means of communication among us, the better the quality/quantity of communication among us all, the more the entire veggie community will benefit, so feel free to add any suggestions in this regard here.



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I love it...ppl looking for friends...which is what I am desperately looking for right now. No, not just any friends. Veg*n friends. Add me as your friend, pls and thank you.

I have no RL veg*n friends. I had this crazy idea of writing my email address on the vegan cookbooks I borrowed from the library. or my newly developed blog address where all I do is whine about how veg*n friendless I am What do you guys think? Do you think it's a brilliant or psychotic idea? I mean who knows what wierdo could be borrowing that book from the library? Should I leave a note with it like "if you are like me, a new vegan with no vegan friends email me"??? Arg...this is just too crazy. right?



rvijay, I feel your pain. At least they invited you. I was consciously not invited to a BBQ recently because I am now a vegan! They were just acquaintances, so I didn't really care. But still!!



BC is very enviro friendly. There must be quite a few Vegans there. You are also invited to join veganfreaks.net
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Just a warning, guys:



You may not want to post an email address. Spam bots WILL pick up on it and you'll start receiving spam. If you're exchanging, try to do it via PM.



If you must post it, put in the word "at" as opposed to using the @. Like FafaFrappy [at] yahoo.com, or like rvijay did.
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BOWLING ALONE: THE COLLAPSE AND

REVIVAL OF AMERICAN COMMUNITY



by Robert D. Putnam



(New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000).



In a groundbreaking book based on vast new data, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and our democratic structures-- and how we may reconnect.



Source/Full Article:

http://www.bowlingalone.com/



COMMENTS: Due to the net etc., society as a whole is becomming more disconnected than ever. Very famous study in this regard above. Just felt like mentioning this here, as it indicates the need to make new friends for all.
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I have no RL veg*n friends. I had this crazy idea of writing my email address on the vegan cookbooks I borrowed from the library.



Lol! Well, that's one way to address the problem!



I don't have any veg*n friends either, which is why I came here. It can be tough when everyone in your social circle is an omni, even if they are really trying to be understanding and considerate. Explaining yourself/answering questions all the time gets old. (Use your google-fu, people!) It's nice to be able to come here and communicate with people who "get" you, even if they've never even met you. Feel free to add me as a friend, if you like. I haven't quite figured that part of my CP out yet. . .
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thanks so much for making this thread...



ive been a vegan for a week and im dying to make friends with other vegans.



my msn id is [email protected]



i love making friends with vegetarians too... the more the merrier. hehe.
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thanks so much for making this thread...



ive been a vegan for a week and im dying to make friends with other vegans.



my msn id is [email protected]



i love making friends with vegetarians too... the more the merrier. hehe.



You are welcome.



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rvijay thanks himself for this thread. What a nice idea !



I think I am kind of really narrow minded and closed sometimes. This can result in a lot of missed opportunities. THERE IS A HUGE VEGAN CO-OP two blocks or so from my residence. Quite a few Vegans there I heard. I have been a Vegan for 4 years almost and have never been there. However, I am looking for Vegan friends on the net. Talk about playing blind man's buff. How ignorant can I be ?!!



Please read this article on them:

http://media.www.theconcordian.com/m...d-985253.shtml



The price for not keeping on looking and not being open is a lot of lost happiness/opportunities. I just called them, they are open 10 am to 7pm Mon.-Fri. Apart from the restaurant, they have drinks, snacks, ready meals and other activities. Instead of going to omni places, I could have gone here first and supported them.
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As much as I started this thread, I will be slow to socialize here, will be back when I feel better. Here is the reason, several Omni's I know are planning BBQs and it is always talk about steak, pork BBQ etc., Not the best thing to hear at all often. As you all can already guess, I have no interest to join those events. I went and just got my own small BBQ grill and tools, hope to get other items later and try a Vegan BBQ. From what I observe, omni's seem to socialize well and make a lot of excellent friends at these events. In some open area places, sometimes from the BBQ, the meat smell fills the air and I must run to escape it. It is so popular that the company I work for has also planned a BBQ event. Thanks for understanding all.



I'm in Australia where the mighty BBQ is a HUGE part of our culture, we go to at least one BBQ each weekend in summer. We always take a couple of fantastic veggie or lentil burgers to put on the BBQ and I will always make a big yummy salad using chickpeas or a big green salad with lots of nuts to share with everyone and also so we are not left hungry. Incidentally, my salads are always the first to go and I always have people asking me about our lentil burgers which is a nice icebreaker!



Many people eat the way they do because they know no better, but if you're there with a positive attitude and ready to be friendly, then you present an opportunity for them to learn a new way by seeing your example. That's how I view these things anyway.



Great thread too by the way!



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I had this crazy idea of writing my email address on the vegan cookbooks I borrowed from the library.

Cedre, I'm not sure that I would do this myself... but how about seeing if there's a local animal rights group somewhere near you and getting involved with them - a great place to meet vegans! You could always try to give an omni friend a copy of Earthlings in the hopes of converting them to veg*nism!
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THERE IS A HUGE VEGAN CO-OP two blocks or so from my residence.



Nice one rvijay! I don't have anything like that near me - you're so lucky!!
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-- (Use your google-fu, people!) --

wot? is that google for people in fukuoka in Japan?

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Lol! Well, that's one way to address the problem!

LOL @ um whatever... Cedre yes, try it at least....Jump on the back of Public Services
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-- (Use your google-fu, people!) --

wot? is that google for people in fukuoka in Japan?

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Lol! Well, that's one way to address the problem!

ummm YES, Cedre should probably try it at least....Jump on the back of Public Services
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Nice one rvijay! I don't have anything like that near me - you're so lucky!!



Please search and find. Even if there are 2 or 3 Vegans locally, atleast start a Vegan Potluck. Your Signature quote in your profile is sooo angelic.
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wot? is that google for people in fukuoka in Japan?



If you like.

Or it could be the ability to quickly find answers to your questions using Internet resources, such as a search engine.

Ta da!
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Except of course the Nazi vegans which is probably not a movement that many people have heard about, especially if you don't live in Europe. Dangerous people indeed.



I have never heard of them. What kind of people are they?
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For those interested, here is my background. I am a Brahmin from India originally.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmin



Brahmin's are traditionally peaceful people and vegetarians. Veganism is more advanced in this respect and it also benefits animals. Hence, we all need develop good support system for Vegans. Specially, we must all try to improve the social needs of vegans/vegetarians as much as possible.
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