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Do you find it hard to introduce yourself?

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  1. cpvr

    cpvr Owner and Founder Administrator

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    Well, I love how a lot of new owners join up and post an introductions post - its real nice to see, but I'm very curious - do you find it hard to introduce yourself? Whether its online or in public?

    What are you shy of? Especially if you have fears of introducing yourself.

    Personally, perhaps, we can come up a list of questions to help new users - feel more welcome here, and help us find out their true tastes in the community.

    I'll start it off with these questions:
    1: How old are you? If you don't feel like answering, say I don't feel like sharing my age.
    2: How did you find Virtualpetlist? Tell us who told you about us, or how you found us.
    3: What's your favorite pet site? How long has it been your favorite?
    4: Tell us a few things about yourself, what are some of your hobbies? What do you do for fun?
    5: What matters to you, the art of a pet site, or the community?
    6: What's your favorite color?
    7: Do you play video games? If so, which ones are your favorite?


    Feel free to add more questions - and use them when welcoming a new member! :thumbup:

    You can also answer these questions on this thread.
     
  2. Toxic Rainbow Kisses

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    I don't find the Introducing part "Hard". I find the, actually talking about myself hard. Haha I'm not a very "interesting" person. So I just flail about saying, If you wanna know me, talk to me xD Hhaa
     
  3. Micky

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    I don't mind introducing myself but I just lurk most of the time :p Mine's basically the same deal as @Toxic Rainbow Kisses xD

    But I'll answer these questions nonetheless:


    1. I'm 16, turning 17 in July; I've been part of the industry since I was.. 11? Ho-crap that's long!

    2. Found VPL through ... Google!

    3. Favorite sites are Rescreatu and Aywas. Rescreatu because I've been part of the site for 4 yrs + and I have grown to love the community there.
    I've had good and bad memories about Rescreatu. Aywas because my RL friends play it and I just love the customization and artwork!

    4. Hobbies? internet and sleep. Nothing more than that, haha. Music, graphic design, business.

    5. Art = 100% and community 100%.

    6. Color? Er, Red or something. Dunno.

    7. Video games? I don't play any xD

    I'm a boring, boring person xD
     
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    I am a shy person but to introduce myself online I don't find it's nerve racking the only thing is that I don't know what to say.

    I think that it's a good idea to have a list of icebreaker questions to make people know what to talk about.
     
  5. Toxic Rainbow Kisses

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    Oh! Were answering the questions? I can do that one xD LOL

    1: How old are you? If you don't feel like answering, say I don't feel like sharing my age.
    I'm currently 24.
    2: How did you find Virtualpetlist? Tell us who told you about us, or how you found us.
    Through @Slashmaster 's site aywas. Which I found from a friend on gaiaonline.
    3: What's your favorite pet site? How long has it been your favorite?
    Right now, I have none. I don't play petsites much anymore, but im excited for Kingdomsky (@Angely) and Mavunova (@Corsair).
    4: Tell us a few things about yourself, what are some of your hobbies? What do you do for fun?
    I like to read in my free time :/ And I love to go swimming.
    5: What matters to you, the art of a pet site, or the community?
    6: What's your favorite color?
    Green
    7: Do you play video games? If so, which ones are your favorite?
    Yup, I play the 360. And my favorites are Halo, Fable, Dragon age.
     
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    I want ti fill it out :D
    I'll start it off with these questions:
    1: How old are you? If you don't feel like answering, say I don't feel like sharing my age.
    I am a 16 year old male, born on 21st feb 1994, England, London.
    2: How did you find Virtualpetlist? Tell us who told you about us, or how you found us.
    I dont know how I found virtualpetlist, but without it I would be lost.
    3: What's your favorite pet site? How long has it been your favorite?
    My favorite current virtual pet site is Icepets because of its art, Althought, I think kingdomsky will be my overall favorite.
    4: Tell us a few things about yourself, what are some of your hobbies? What do you do for fun?
    I am a pretty boring person, I dont go out and Im greedy and Lazy! Z.Z
    5: What matters to you, the art of a pet site, or the community?
    Personally, Both.
    6: What's your favorite color?
    Cyan :D
    7: Do you play video games? If so, which ones are your favorite?
    I play PS3, but I only play call of duty.
     
  7. PaulSonny

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    I always find it difficult to introduce myself, whether it be online or in public. I hate the "oh so what are you doing these days", trying to explain to people I am a .NET Developer by day and a PHP Programmer by night is really hard! The same online, I never know what to say about myself!

    1: How old are you? If you don't feel like answering, say I don't feel like sharing my age.
    24

    2: How did you find Virtualpetlist? Tell us who told you about us, or how you found us.
    Way back when I was involved in developing a vBulletin Modification and happen to stumble on VPL as part of my work/research.

    3: What's your favorite pet site? How long has it been your favorite?
    I am biased, but BooPets. Since I created it!

    4: Tell us a few things about yourself, what are some of your hobbies? What do you do for fun?
    My main hobby is and always has been programming! If I am not at work, or out with friends, I am at home programming!

    5: What matters to you, the art of a pet site, or the community?
    For me its not about the art, its more about the community and the fact that people are playing something I have created.

    6: What's your favorite color?
    Purple.

    7: Do you play video games? If so, which ones are your favorite?
    I play Skylanders on the PS3 when I have time.

    Regards, Paul.
     
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    I'll guess I'll also answer the questions:


    1: How old are you? If you don't feel like answering, say I don't feel like sharing my age.
    I'm 22. I'll be 23 November.
    2: How did you find Virtualpetlist? Tell us who told you about us, or how you found us.
    I founded and created this community with @electric_blue_kirby
    3: What's your favorite pet site? How long has it been your favorite?
    I don't have a favorite really, but I do adore Aywas, Paladore, and a few others.
    4: Tell us a few things about yourself, what are some of your hobbies? What do you do for fun?
    Some of my hobbies included listening to music, hanging out with my friends - sometimes going to the club or a party, watching movies with my girl-friend.

    5: What matters to you, the art of a pet site, or the community? The community matters more to me than the art. But the art is a plus.
    6: What's your favorite color? Red and black.
    7: Do you play video games? If so, which ones are your favorite?
    Not much anymore, but I'm still stuck on a level on Def Jam: The Icon its one of my favorite recent games.
     
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    I've never had a problem socializing on a new site until here. xD
     
  10. Richy

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    This looks like fun and since I don't think I talk to many people here, I may as well post a bit for you guys to find out, lol.

    1: I'm currently 19.
    2: I can't remember how I found VPL.. might have been a google search!
    3: I currently don't play any pet sites, which is a little funny I guess. If I had to pick a site, it would be Sorpiland (even though it's dead now). I spent many an hour there back in the days.
    4: A bit about myself.. I'm a full time student so I spend the majority of my time studying and writing up essays and when I'm not busy with that, I try to draw here and there.
    5: Both the art and community matter, but I would say content is also an important aspect. Individuality or personality in a site is also nice.
    6: My favourite colours are grey and blue.
    7: I haven't played any video games for many years, but my favourite game of all time would have to be the Kingdom Hearts (playstation) series.
     
  11. Lilly3

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    1: How old are you? 22

    2: How did you find Virtualpetlist? Friend

    3: What's your favorite pet site? How long has it been your favorite? I don't play on many pet sites (haven't for some time now). I used to play Neopets quite a bit (my pet is apparently 3770 days old). Then there were a few other small pet application games (I don't remember the names of) that I used to play every so often.

    4: Tell us a few things about yourself, what are some of your hobbies? What do you do for fun? I am studying graphic design and business management at a university. I enjoy puzzles, games, hanging out with friends, Adobe products, sports.

    5: What matters to you, the art of a pet site, or the community? I think it all is pretty important. I enjoy looking at other art pieces, but without the community's interaction, the site wouldn't be as great as it is.

    6: What's your favorite color? Blue.

    7: Do you play video games? If so, which ones are your favorite? I play a few video games, but I don't play them regularly. I like playing any Mario type games and Wii Fitness/sports. I only have a couple consoles and the ones I mostly play are Wii and N64.
     
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    I'm not new but I'll bite :) <3 Also in answer to the original question I feel like it's super easy to introduce yourself but then I have that awkward moment after that is... erm now what lol.


    I'll start it off with these questions:
    1: How old are you? I'm 25 years old. One foot in the grave. Half way to 50.
    2: How did you find Virtualpetlist? I heard about VPL from Aywas.
    3: What's your favorite pet site? How long has it been your favorite? I guess Aywas is my favorite but I've kinda lost interest. Too many different bugs and glitches and the economy has been kinda crazy so it hasn't been appealing to me lately. It's been my favorite for more than a year now.
    4: Tell us a few things about yourself, what are some of your hobbies? What do you do for fun? I like photography, videography, cooking, graphic design, CAMPING, fishing, 4 wheeling, and now playing with my little guy!
    5: What matters to you, the art of a pet site, or the community? Art, Content, and Customer Service/Admins/Mods are my top priorities. In the long run if the community of people are jerks it's easy to ignore or handle if the rest is good but if you don't have the others things good a good community can't fix it.
    6: What's your favorite color? GREEN
    7: Do you play video games? If so, which ones are your favorite? My favorite video game is Tomba followed by the various Mario's and then MMORPGS like WoW.
     
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    Ah, I want to fill these too :p

    1: How old are you? If you don't feel like answering, say I don't feel like sharing my age.
    21. I was born in 1991.

    2: How did you find Virtualpetlist? Tell us who told you about us, or how you found us.
    Google

    3: What's your favorite pet site? How long has it been your favorite?
    I'm playing Neopets, Subeta, Marapets, Paladore, BooPets. How long? Neopets since 2002, Marapets since 2008, Subeta since 2012, Paladore since 2012. My most favorite right now are Subeta and Paladore.

    4: Tell us a few things about yourself, what are some of your hobbies? What do you do for fun?
    Hobbies... design, drawing... usually characters for my site, lol. Other hobbies are playing DDR, play Nintendo DS, play any PC games, play VPs. And oh, I have another game project with RPG Maker VX. I use my spare time to make some game events for that sometimes. Other than that, just browsing internet, and listening to music.

    5: What matters to you, the art of a pet site, or the community?
    Community. I'm actually quite shy if someone not approach me first. So, no matter how good the art is, if the community isn't friendly, I'd rather to leave.

    6: What's your favorite color?
    All colors actually, but my most favorite are blue or white.

    7: Do you play video games? If so, which ones are your favorite?
    I REALLY love video games! It's too many to mention all of them. Let's say they are all NDS RPG adventure games, any Visual Novel games, any simulation and RPG for PC games (such as GTA or The Sims). Most of my games are simulation, adventure, fantasy, rpg genre.
     
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    Out of all pet sites, which one is your most favorite and the one that you play on the most?
     
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    i really do
    i have ridiculous amounts of social anxiety so i find it hard just approaching people to introduce myself ha ha
    its bad because im even scared of people online oh boy

    1: im 18 atm but i act like a 12 year old sometimes with all my temper tantrums and such


    2: paladore tbh. someone mentioned it and i was like sure why not.


    3: neopets or paladore. neopets for yeeeears because its just a good site and i have friends there. paladores the same. i made friends there and i just really enjoy the rpg and events and wow yeah ha ha


    4: uh i live in scotland and i spend a lot of time drawing. i like to rp with people but im usually too scared to ask to rp with people and they usually dont offer so even though i like to rp i never actually do it... HEH. i also love music and i get really intense about it which tends to scare people off because i think i come on too strong and forget not everyone cares about it as much as i do u////u. im also super into the webcomic homestuck and mostly draw fanart of it.


    5: community. i have a horrible superiority complex and if i think the community isnt good enough for me then ill just up and leave hahaha wow u_____u;;;


    6: purple


    7: kingdom hearts and pokemon probably
     
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    my most favorite and I play most right now is Paladore, but I also often check Psypets and Subeta on weekend days. :D
     
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    This thread was a smart idea. You finally got me out of lurking mode (posts: 1.. after I post this)

    1: How old are you?
    I am 23 years old and from the Netherlands.
    2: How did you find Virtualpetlist?
    I found you through google.
    3: What's your favorite pet site? How long has it been your favorite?
    My favourite pet site is Vis-Servo, though I haven't been able to play for a while of course. I'm not active on their current forums, but impatiently awaiting it's return. I'm not sure for how long it has been my favourite, since I started playing but can't remember when that was. I also used to play Furry-Paws quite actively, but that's some time ago now and my first petsim ever was neopets (it was one of the things that taught me English, I don't like the fact that they've translated it to so many languages now).
    4: Tell us a few things about yourself, what are some of your hobbies? What do you do for fun?
    I like watching tv series/movies, reading, music/singing, programming (so far I've learned HTML, CSS, a bit of PHP and some JAVA), dreaming and I love animals. I own 4 dogs (2 American Staffordshire Terriers, 1 old Schnauzer and 1 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) I really love my dogs :) I don't really have a lot of hobbies/things I do because I've a chronic disease thingy and can't go out much.
    5: What matters to you, the art of a pet site, or the community?
    It's the art that attracts me to a place, but the community that keeps me around.
    6: What's your favorite color?
    Oeh oeh! I love.. green, blue.. red and pink... Do I really get to choose only 1 :/?
    7: Do you play video games? If so, which ones are your favorite?
    I play some video games. I used to play World of Warcraft a lotbut now I'm waiting for Guild Wars 2 to release. I've pre-purchased the game and can't wait for the next Beta Weekend Event. I also like the Pokémon games for the DS.

    So.. Hello everyone :3
     
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    @NikkitaWelcome to the forums! Red is my favorite color as well, if I were blue - it's only baby blue. Do you have any screenshots of when you've played your video games? How many video games do you own?

    What chronic disease do you have? I also have a disability, and I'm bipolar. I was diagnosed with it at the age of 15. I've had a lot of battles with it, but I've so far defeated all those problems(thanks medications and doctors!)
     
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    For those of you who do not know me, I'm James, An ex-Moderator here.

    1: How old are you?
    16 Today
    2: How did you find Virtualpetlist? Tell us who told you about us, or how you found us.
    I found Virtual Pet List through Google.
    3: What's your favorite pet site? How long has it been your favorite?
    Well, even though it's hard to believe I would have to say Marapets just because of the shear amount of time I have been there for.
    4: Tell us a few things about yourself, what are some of your hobbies? What do you do for fun?
    Well I am currently creating a site called Atween which should be opening for Alpha testing soon. A part from this I really like to swim, infact I'm a swimming champion, I used to swim for my county. I have the medals and trophys to prove it. For fun I play on the computer on games such as Marapets and Glitch.
    5: What matters to you, the art of a pet site, or the community?
    To me the community is more important than art, but the features are what keeps the community coming
    6: What's your favorite color?
    A favourite (GASP) I'm not colourist :p I love all colours :)
    7: Do you play video games? If so, which ones are your favorite?

    I have a nintendo Wii, A part from that the computer
     
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    @cpvr I don't think I have any WoW screenshots left.. they're on my old laptop me thinks. I've never really played it hardcore, I'm more of a casual player, never did any of the ''end game'' stuff. And I don't really own a lot of video games.. maybe 10 for pc (including old games like Warcraft 3 and Rollercoaster Tycoon). My boyfriend has an xbox, I have one game on it that I never play.. and I own an old GameCube on which I have maybe 5 games and an even older PlayStation 1 with FFIX my favourite game and the only reason why I take careful care of my old PS :)
    I have a cousin in Sweden who has a room full of videogames. She could easily have 100+, so imo I don't really have many games.

    The disease I have is called ''Chronisch Vermoeidheids Syndroom'' which could be translated to ''Cronic Fatigue Syndrom'' I have tried different medicine, but none so far worked for me. I remember having less energy than friends since I was about 11 or 12, but I wasn't officially diagnosed until I was 18 or 19. My father, aunt and brother all have the same, but for my father it wasn't bad until his late 40s and my brother (25) only recently started noticing his energy lowering. My aunt and I both started having problems in our late teens and it's getting worse for me pretty much every year :(
    There's no new medication for me to try so I'll just have to learn to live with.

    Lol maybe those were longer answers than you bargained for xD
    I'm glad that I'm not the only one having health problems, it's nice when there are people out there who understand you. I'm glad you've won your battles :) Acceptance is a big part of it, isn't it?
     
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