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Posted 28 December 2014 - 07:38 PM #1 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

I've updated the SW real life meetup chart again.  This is a chart showing all members who have met up in real life (and who can be connected to the existing clump in some way).  You can see it here:

http://minmax.ermarian.net/swirl22.pdf

Corrections and additions are welcome and requested.

Colors mainly indicate the five primary clumps in the chart.  Red outlines cover the Australians since that seemed relevant.  Red lines indicate marriage.  (Other romantic relationships are not shown here, though I believe there are eight (!) on the chart.)  Dotted lines indicate people who didn't quite meet, but either saw each other from a distance or just know they were in the same room at the same time.  (Sy/Rowen is squiggly because it's sort of a stretch even for that definition.)  Green lines indicate that people knew each other in real life prior to in the community here, and that one member directly caused the other one to join.  Blue lines indicate that people knew each other in real life prior to SW, but were surprised to meet here.

Previous threads about this topic:
http://pied-piper.er...et/topic/1/4103
http://spiderwebforu...-1/page__st__35
http://spiderwebforu...age__hl__meetup

For those of you counting the most connections, we currently have A TIE:

11 - Nico & Diki
9 - Aran
8 - Lilith & Tyran

6 - Marlenny, Rose, Iffy, Neb, Sy
5 - Actaeon, Slarty, Sarachim, Grimm
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Posted 28 December 2014 - 08:02 PM #2 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

Slarty got to learn how completely useless I am to hang out with. :p

What does the arrow from Wz. As to Drakefyre signify, again?
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Posted 28 December 2014 - 08:10 PM #3 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 10:22 PM #4 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

She saw and recognized him, but he didn't see (or didn't recognize) her.  It's possible that one of the other dotted lines (Alorael's, I think) should also have an arrow.  Not sure.

lilith: wait really
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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:06 PM #5 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

View PostSlartibus, on 28 December 2014 - 10:22 PM, said:

She saw and recognized him, but he didn't see (or didn't recognize) her.  It's possible that one of the other dotted lines (Alorael's, I think) should also have an arrow.  Not sure.

wait wz.as was a lady?

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lilith: wait really

nope. i guess that sounded more plausible than i intended compared to some of the actually true stuff i've told you lately huh

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:08 PM #6 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

In that case, the one from Vergil to me should have an arrow pointing to me.
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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:25 PM #7 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

Lilith: I don't know but I thought so?  Maybe true or maybe conflation with Wiz?  Not sure.

Nalyd: Thanks, will update.
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Posted 29 December 2014 - 12:24 AM #8 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

The problem with this game is that, to get a point, you have to give a point. So it's going to be difficult to win.

Also, the line between Nalyd and Rose should be green.
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Posted 29 December 2014 - 07:26 AM #9 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

Ah, I was slightly imprecise in my colored line description: they mean people knew each other in real life prior to joining -- thus, the green lines indicate that there was never actually a meetup of two unknown members.  I don't remember date-wise if Rose technically joined SW after meeting Nalyd IRL, but she was certainly a part of the online community depicted in the chart long before meeting anyone, so I think it should stay black.  Certainly an edge case, but in spirit I think it's more like the rest of the Refugi meetups than like Kel bringing his younger brother here.
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Posted 29 December 2014 - 05:43 PM #10 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

It looks like only about 1/3 of the folks in the chart are still active as near as I can tell.  There are some forums that I do not read, so I could be under counting the active members a bit.

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 06:43 PM #11 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

Yup.  And that's almost certainly a much higher retention rate than among users-at-large.
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Posted 29 December 2014 - 08:30 PM #12 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

I was as surprised to see Feo here as anyone else was. I didn't bring him here in any kind of active sense. I would make that line blue. But if that "Wiz" on the chart is Wizcozski, I did bring her here, so that line should be green.
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Posted 29 December 2014 - 09:10 PM #13 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

Cool, thanks.

Did you bring Feo here in some kind of passive sense?

(I apologize for being slippery -- but the goal here is really to make the chart's provision of information use meaningful distinctions; I don't think it's important in this circumstance to cleave to existing language if there's a better way to do it.  Right now I'm wondering if "directly caused" is relevant or if it should just be "led in some way to".)
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Posted 29 December 2014 - 09:37 PM #14 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

View PostSlartibus, on 29 December 2014 - 09:10 PM, said:

Did you bring Feo here in some kind of passive sense?
Not that I was aware of at the time or am aware of now, but I don't know what his motivations were or what he had heard. I never said, "Hey, there are these games you should try!" or anything like that. Which is more or less what I did with Wizcozski.
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Posted 31 December 2014 - 06:57 AM #15 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

All my attempts at "hey, you should try these games" have more or less failed. Some have played a couple, but to the best of my knowledge none have stuck around here. Likewise, no one who made Refuge accounts for my RPGs seems inclined to hang around chat.

Looking at this chart, my first desire isn't to try to pass Diki in sheer numbers, but to connect some of those lobes a bit better– sort of like you and Nalyd did. So... Grimm? Eph? Sarachim? Meetup?
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Posted 31 December 2014 - 01:10 PM #16 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

I'm tied for lowest with 0 meetups

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 02:50 PM #17 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

View PostVexivero, on 31 December 2014 - 01:10 PM, said:

I'm tied for lowest with 0 meetups
you have more company in that category than the members with actual meetups
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Posted 01 January 2015 - 02:24 AM #18 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

Australians have a special mention? How many of us are there?

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 05:54 PM #19 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

View PostBlxz, on 01 January 2015 - 02:24 AM, said:

Australians have a special mention?

I assumed it was because meeting Australian members is more difficult, logistically, than driving to a neighboring state/EU country.
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Posted 01 January 2015 - 09:45 PM #20 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

Good point. This is the back end of the world compared to other english speakers.

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 05:45 AM #21 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

View PostBlxz, on 01 January 2015 - 02:24 AM, said:

Australians have a special mention? How many of us are there?

There are dozens of you! Dozens!

I could meet at least three more members with relative ease. Maybe I should save up and attempt to do that.

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 02:20 PM #22 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

1. It's mildly creepy that internet people have such thorough knowledge of my interaction with other internet people. Seriously, I am not that interesting.

2. There should be a line from me to Ash. I met him once when he and Marlenny were visiting America.
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Posted 18 January 2015 - 07:32 PM #23 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

I am likewise astounded that this information is still out there in the internet. I haven't played one of Jeff's games in years (I think — when was the avernum remake?), but still check these forums once every few months or so when I remember for some reason. I think the last time I was active on the forums was during the Northern Isle games. I created a new account since I don't remember the password for the old one, and apparently the email address I used was an old one I can't access anymore.

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I am male-bodied and cis by default (masculine pronouns, name, speech, and clothes/hair, but not otherwise attached to any particular "masculine" or "feminine" traits).

Sarachim and I went to the same high school (and overlapped), although we were not acquainted with one another.

I saw a picture of Drakefyre somewhere (earlier photo thread? facebook?) and then happened to see him on the street; I confirmed later that it was him, but I did not say hello at the time (it was a busy intersection).

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:30 PM #24 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

I was judging a speech meet at my local high school and yesterday and saw this:

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I thought it was cogent, even if I clearly haven't taken its advice.
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Posted 19 January 2015 - 08:43 AM #25 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

Obviously created to distance kids from would-be rapists and child abductors. It's still sad considering both the number of good people on the internet and the number of last ditch pleas for help in dealing with suicide and other crises where, for some, the internet is the last possibility for hope.
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Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:38 AM #26 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 08:52 PM #27 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

I agree that's the intent. Pretty sure rapists and child abductors can get to you in real life, too, but perhaps the anonymity and broad access of the Internet causes kids to let their guard down by the time they meet them. As a decently paranoid adult, however, I tend to think one of y'all is no more likely to kill me if we meet at a restaurant than are the other patrons.
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:39 AM #28 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

View PostActaeon, on 18 January 2015 - 08:30 PM, said:

I was judging a speech meet at my local high school and yesterday and saw this:

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I thought it was cogent, even if I clearly haven't taken its advice.
i know what this poster is meant to be about but it looks like it's trying to protect businessmen from being lured into hostile takeovers
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 04:37 AM #29 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

Aleck, the graphic does not make a lot of sense to me either.  

Actaeon, I think that is exactly it, some people build up feelings of trust to people that they have only met on the internet and then find out that people are not their internet personas.  Of course on a lot of other websites, there are a lot of people that I never want to meet if they are anything like their internet personas.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:49 AM #30 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

Yeah, meeting people you've known for a long time online is weird.  I think it's less about people being different and more about the interactions being very different.
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:30 PM #31 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

View PostEdgwyn, on 20 January 2015 - 04:37 AM, said:

Actaeon, I think that is exactly it, some people build up feelings of trust to people that they have only met on the internet and then find out that people are not their internet personas.  Of course on a lot of other websites, there are a lot of people that I never want to meet if they are anything like their internet personas.
This. And for me at least, it's not just an Internet/Real Life divide. I'll come across differently depending on what environment I'm in: public, workplace, school, family, friends, whatever. Typically people are surprised when they interact with me outside of the context they're used to seeing me in.

To be completely honest, if tomorrow I'm walking down the street and I happen to see someone from here, I'd just pretend I didn't see them and keep walking. 'Cause that's what I do with my Real Life acquaintances too. No offense, but I'm perfectly happy keeping every facet of my life separate and compartmentalized, thank you very much. :p
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:31 PM #32 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

Dintiradantius!
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Posted 20 January 2015 - 06:22 PM #33 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

View PostSlartibus, on 20 January 2015 - 05:31 PM, said:

Dintiradantius!

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!  

At last, you reveal your true form!!!!

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 06:22 AM #34 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

A newly updated version is available:

http://minmax.ermarian.net/swirl23.pdf

Tyran continues to strive for the top of the "most connections" list:

11 - Nico & Diki
10 - Tyran
9 - Aran
8 - Lilith
7 - Actaeon
6 - Marlenny, Sarachim, Rose, Iffy, Neb, Sy
5 - Slarty, Grimm
4 - Kel, Ash, Zeviz


As always, corrections and updates are welcome.  (And the line between Kel and Wiz will be green in the next version; left that out by mistake here.)
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Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:43 AM #35 Updated Real Life Meetup Chart

I'm climbing the charts, baby! The challenge now is to meet up only with people below me to keep the people above me from pulling further ahead.
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