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#1 BadCat

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:10 AM

I've seen many posters over the years claim that EB is like high school.

I can't see it myself.  My high school was all about which group you belonged to and people rarely spoke to those from other groups.  Here it's a free for all.

Besides which, I worked hard at high school and behaved myself.  Here I do no work at all and have been known to let off the odd stink bomb in the library.

So, how about you?  Do you find EB to be like your high school experience?

Edited by BadCat, 30 March 2012 - 09:42 AM.


#2 RedBob

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:12 AM

God no. I am far more diligent on EB than I ever was at high school.

And there's no point in wagging maths class and heading to the cafe for a cappucino and a fag, because I might actually miss something worth hearing!

#3 raven74

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:15 AM

Good god no.  When you leave school and grow up you learn how to be a better, more effective b**ch.    
Plus, I haven't seen anyone here in a maroon pencil skirt.
Splits up the back, girls.  We all know that the double side split meant you were a slag.

#4 X5-494

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:16 AM

It's worse.

#5 BadCat

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE (X5-494 @ 30/03/2012, 10:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's worse.


F   More detail required.

#6 Amanda_R

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:20 AM

It's more like one particular high school I went to, but generally speaking no, it's like (mostly) adult women on an internet forum.  It is what it is. Tounge1.gif  (Mostly) adult men on an internet forum is similar, but slightly different too. wink.gif

#7 lonsdale

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:20 AM

I don't think you can draw an accurate parallel between internet forums and real life situations.

I think on EB (and most forums) you get out what you put in. If you hang out in the general section (as I do) I don't think you make connections - you are just one of 223,032 poster names. If you are involved in a sub-section forum and regularly post you will probably make more connections.

High schools don't have as many pupils, you could go to school and have no friends but people will still know who you are.




#8 fit_dad

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:22 AM

I think you know quite well that people are talking about the ganging-up, nasty b**ches that seem to decend on the occasional thread.  I guess you just don't like being called out on it?

It cannot be discussed as a literal analogy, only a fool would think so.



Cliffs: YAAB  roll2.gif

#9 JustBeige

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:22 AM

Not for me.  
No stapled hems, or skirts so short they could be mistaken for belts here or skipping class to go to the movies.

If you are talking about the in-jokes; friendship groups and bacon lovers, then yes sometimes.

I think the difference here is that everyone can see everyones conversations, whereas at school, the in-jokes were kept within the small circle of friends that you were with.

Its more transparent here and everyone gets a say in every conversation whether the conversations starter likes it or not.

I think what makes it interesting though,  is some people, I think, have trouble separating this 'world'  to RL sometimes and remembering that EB's 'thoughts' are really only a small snapshot of society.

#10 TotesFeral

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:28 AM

Is EB like highschool? No, EB is much more fun than school ever was  wink.gif

#11 BadCat

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:29 AM

QUOTE (foxhill @ 30/03/2012, 10:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think you know quite well that people are talking about the ganging-up, nasty b**ches that seem to decend on the occasional thread.  I guess you just don't like being called out on it?

It cannot be discussed as a literal analogy, only a fool would think so.



Cliffs: YAAB  roll2.gif


I'm sorry.  Should I have written Fluff in the heading?  I though it was pretty obvious.  shrug.gif


Nice effort though.  Implying I'm a fool AND a b**ch in the one post.  High school indeed.

Edited by BadCat, 30 March 2012 - 09:31 AM.


#12 geckosrule

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:29 AM

No, I don't think it's like high school.  I want to come here.....i never wanted to go to school!!  hehe

Although there are some posters who still act like they are in high school and maybe there should be some classes on how to act like a responsible adult.

I have always found EB to be the most supportive and caring bunch of people I have ever "cyber" met!





#13 Feral timtam

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:32 AM

Not for me!
I've yet to see any real bullying around here. Yes there is the occasional bit of nastiness but the offender usually woman's up and admits to being a right royal turd pretty promptly.
THAT never happened in high school!

I've also not seen any bottom kissing here, another common feature of high schools.

People don't get excluded or treated nastily because they don't belong in an area here. If they venture into an area where they don't belong the only nastiness directed towards them is usually because they have said something very insensitive that even someone else who doesn't belong in that area can see is blatantly offensive.

As a general rule, everything I've seen has been a LOT more adult than even my dealings with other adults in the 'real world'. I think it might have something to do with the fact that we have that filter of seeing what we are saying in print BEFORE we let it out into the open world.

#14 PixieVee

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

The biggest dfference is that you can leave eb, you were stuck in high school.

#15 Fyn Angelot

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:41 AM

Hhmm.  I spent most of high school hiding out in odd corners (like the library, or the music department) to avoid my peers.  I've changed and grown a lot since then, so even if EB were like my high school, I'd probably not realise because I'm much better equipped to deal with it.

EB has its share of dysfunctional dynamics - that's a given wherever there's human interaction.  But I think the fact that we're all here because we choose to be makes it a very different sort of place to what you get when you have hundreds of teenaged girls all trying to survive adolescence (I was at an all girl school).  I don't like the ganging up when I see it, but at least here we do have the choice to log out and walk away.

#16 greengoddess

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:43 AM

Definitely not. People at my high school could spell.

#17 #YKG

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:44 AM

Hellz no! In high school I was just oarsome you grow after high school into supreme oarsome like quill  biggrin.gif

#18 BadCat

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE (greengoddess @ 30/03/2012, 10:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Definitely not. People at my high school could spell.


*snort*



#19 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:49 AM

EB - entertaing, worth paying attention to (at times), funny, supportive ect.

HS - boring, worth skipping, b!tchy  and plain nasty.

Nothing alike for me

#20 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:50 AM

In some ways.
At both high school and on EB there are a bunch of people I don't relate to and think are pretty idiotic and there are another bunch of people who I like chatting to.

#21 BadCat

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:50 AM

LOL.  I'm with Tamm here.  Speak your mind and damn the torpedos.

*waves zimmer frame menacingly*

#22 50ftqueenie

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:01 AM

Hmmmm, let me cast my mind back to high school...*coughs* it's been a little while...

-blue eyeliner?
-Maybelline "Kissing Potion" lip gloss?
-excessive hair products?
-Sweet Valley High novels?
-wondering why no boys seem to like me?
-listening to Barry Bissell do the Take 40 countdown on a Saturday night?

Nah, it's nothing like the high school years I remember!

#23 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:08 AM

QUOTE (50ftqueenie @ 30/03/2012, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmmmm, let me cast my mind back to high school...*coughs* it's been a little while...

-blue eyeliner?
-Maybelline "Kissing Potion" lip gloss?
-excessive hair products?
-Sweet Valley High novels?
-wondering why no boys seem to like me?
-listening to Barry Bissell do the Take 40 countdown on a Saturday night?

Nah, it's nothing like the high school years I remember!


That was MY high school too!

Oh and I didn't have the boy problem - it was just that I kept having them removed from my spell by girls who would do 'it' with them...

Yeah! I'm looking at you Kylie.
It may have been 1987 but THIS elephant never forgets!

#24 bakesgirls

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

Totally different. Subjects were not cut off mid waffle at school.

#25 jill1972

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:13 AM

Yeah, it gets very high school at times.  Especially with certain controversial (or maybe not) threads that usually start up on a Friday that stirs up a lot of interest.  It's usually the same 'top dog' posters that hang around to 'fight to the death'.  I'm not saying it's not interesting, but sometimes it's like people have no life once they're behind their computer.


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