Did you ever make a friend on LyricsTranslate?

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Sorry in advance if this is in the wrong forum. I tried to look at all the options.
Did you ever make a friend on LyricsTranslate?
If so, how ? (Please keep names anonymous if possible. )

I like helping other people understand songs and just contributing, but I feel sad, too, coming here sometimes. I like it, I won't leave. But I ask because I feel that the atmosphere is hardly ever conducive to making friends; however, it is one of the reasons the website recommends a person sign up.

I'm not expecting this to be a social network (don't get me wrong), but I wonder about this.

Thanks if you want to reply.

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yes, I have !
i never use the chatbar (disabled it), but write users PM or we skype.

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I have!
I began with teaching him some Finnish. Then we became Facebook friends and now we chat almost every day.

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I can't say I've made any friends during my few months here. I've only talked to people about translations, either in form of translation reviews or help forums or even translation requests via PM but not an actual friend-to-friend conversation. I do believe, though, that a common taste in music (judging from the songs one chooses to translate) or an interest in somebody else's language or translating style could initiate a good friendship that could grow in the future. It might take some time before someone in the community seeks to approach you, who knows? Smile

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Thanks guys, for your replies! That's very cool. I like to see how other people feel about this, since I have very little experience with the website.

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I'm on the other end of the spectrum and although I am here for a while, I can't say that I am really close to anyone - yes, I know a lot people, I have talked to a lot too. But maybe it's just me, as I am really private as a person and I don't have many friends, but who knows, maybe one day I will find someone Smile

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Thanks CherryCrush, for sharing your thoughts and experience! Smile

I feel like you, personally, the word friend means a lot to me; it means a lot of trust.

However, to enjoy company the company of someone and have some things to say to them; that is probably a form of friendship too, friendly acquaintances.

I think there are cultural differences, of course, about what friends are ; the word in English is open to so many interpretations! Smile Your reply has made me reflect about the nature of my question and post.

Thanks so much for your response, again, everybody...
It took mustering up some courage to ask a question like this, as some of you may imagine perhaps...

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if we weren't such rejects we wouldn't get no translations done... or at least not in the same quantity..

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I talked to various people, but unfortunately I haven't made any friends. Even though I really want to... So you can always send me PM you guys Laughing out loud

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Through LT I have known several people that I like, the problem is that they live very far from me to be considered friends as we don't chatter that much about stuff differently from translating and languages... There's just one member with whom I keep contact outside LT and another who I have added on Facebook.

By the way, LT was/is a very nice place to know people interested in the same things as me Wink

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I agree to that. Most of the conversations on Lyricstranslate are confined within Lingual and Cultural Parameters, that means people only communicate within this service, friendship is way too far than communication.

I don't mean otherwise, but you can find friends and might even make many, but the probability is very little

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Thank you @Mark , that comment made me laugh out loud.

Thanks, Buse, I sent you a message.

Thanks, Juan.

Thanks, Sakae.

I think it's probably a difficult feat! But it's good enough to find people to have good conversations about languages, if little else.
I have been going through the forums and from time to time there are lively discussions about other things.
I imagined this was quite a difficult feat to achieve in a website that's dedicated to translation output, which isn't a bad thing.

Thank you all. Smile

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I think of several people I've met here as friends - discussions sometimes sometimes go outside of comments into messages because wander away from translation so they aren't suitable as comments on translation, to the merits of different sorts of lyrics, or different kinds of music, or the weather, or whatever.

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I haven't met anyone here that I would call a friend, but everyone is so nice here! I'm glad I signed up! With that being said, I'm always down for making friends and anyone is welcome to PM me to talk about random stuff. I'm very social. I'm even ok with someone PM'ing me abou their language, I've learned so much here)

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Thanks Michealt and Agronak.

I was sincerely curious about whether anyone has made friends here, and so far some people have replied that they've made some friends, but the majority of people who've replied say that's not quite the case, though they make acquaintances or talk.

Since I started this whole topic, I'd like people to know I'm open to PMs, too, and I tend to "overthank" in general (or so I've been told), but I really do think you all are kind for taking the time to leave a few lines responding. And I really do appreciate it.!!! Smile

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rainymoon wrote:
Thanks Michealt and Agronak.

You're welcome! Glad I could contribute Wink I actually find it interesting that most people haven't met friends on here, but I guess I understand for some people translating is the sole focus here.

You're welcome to PM to talk if you want , unfortunately I'm on my iPad a lot so I don't get chat messages Sad

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Would it be time to promote a LT conference via Skype? Tongue

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That's would be cool, but with everyone's time zone differences that might be difficult

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Idon't know who's furthest East, but I reckon Alma's probably furthest West of those who might be interested. Maybe he could try to coordinate?

Today though is not a good day - my time-zone jumps an hour about 4 hours from now, I suspect others will be jumping too. Tomorrow will be better (after Rio time has jumped, if it too does it this wekend).

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Coordinating would be best. I can't do today either, time jumps soon for me as well. You and I might be the same time zone, michaelt. And I'm working the rest of the week, then I'll be in Iceland so as much as I would love this, I hope we can coordinate for a later time

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michealt wrote:
Idon't know who's furthest East, but I reckon Alma's probably furthest West of those who might be interested. Maybe he could try to coordinate?

Today though is not a good day - my time-zone jumps an hour about 4 hours from now, I suspect others will be jumping too. Tomorrow will be better (after Rio time has jumped, if it too does it this wekend).

I'd be most glad to organize a meeting like this, but I'm afraid that due to the diverse timezones users are in, it will be very hard to contact a group of people. But we can think of ways as to connect.

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Alma Barroca wrote:
michealt wrote:
Idon't know who's furthest East, but I reckon Alma's probably furthest West of those who might be interested. Maybe he could try to coordinate?

Today though is not a good day - my time-zone jumps an hour about 4 hours from now, I suspect others will be jumping too. Tomorrow will be better (after Rio time has jumped, if it too does it this wekend).

I'd be most glad to organize a meeting like this, but I'm afraid that due to the diverse timezones users are in, it will be very hard to contact a group of people. But we can think of ways as to connect.

Maybe we can set up several over the course of a few days, and Skype at different times each of the days so that everyone gets a chance?

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It could be good. I'll take this for the other mods and Admins, as it can turn into an actual event for the website.

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I look forward to (hopefully) being able to participate

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What we can do is a group chat (only if people are willing to share their ID's) over Skype. This feature at least is supported on all platforms.
Time differences might not be an issue for a chat.

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That is a good idea, but video or audio would be more fun Smile But one of the rules should be that we should speak a English because it might be tempting for some to talk to other people in languages they both know