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SpaceOctopus
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04 May 2021, 8:49 am

Hi there,

I created an account on this site a few months ago but I haven't engaged in any discussions yet, but I would like to start doing so now!

Just thought I'd introduce myself - I am diagnosed with an Asperger profile and my interests centre around reading and learning: I'm particularly fond of statistics and philosophy of science at the moment. I also love reading science fiction novels!

I hope to interact with you all soon :)


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04 May 2021, 8:51 am

Welcome aboard!  I hope you enjoy your time here.

Please take a few moments to review
 The Rules. 

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04 May 2021, 9:05 am

Thank you Fnord :)

Have no fear, I have already read the rules!


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04 May 2021, 9:24 am

Cool!

A few other things to know...

• The Haven is as close to 'sacred' ground as we get.  People who post there are usually not looking for advice as much as they are looking for acknowledgement and sympathy.  They are usually NOT looking for criticism either, even the "constructive" kind, unless they specifically ask for it.

• The Philosophy, Politics, and Religion (PP&R) subforum is given more leeway that the other sub-fora.  Criticizing opinions is okay, but insulting the person who expresses those opinions is not.

• The Love and Dating subforum (L&D) is for discussions of relationships, not for expressions of misandry or misogyny; and while WP is not dedicated to match-making, some members have paired off successfully.

• The Women's Discussion subforum -- while not strictly for women only -- was established to give women a "safe space" for discussing issues unique to women.  Men who post there should have something positive to contribute; otherwise, quiet lurking is the better option.

• The Moderator's Attention sub-forum is for just that stated purpose: to get the attention of a moderator to a problem.  It is not for general discussions.  The moderators receive an alert every time someone posts in that sub-forum.

• The 'Report' button in the lower-right corner of every post is for more discrete reporting of infractious posts.

• The software that runs this site is quirky at times.

• Do not feed the trolls!


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04 May 2021, 10:41 am

Welcome to WP! I think you will find some nice people here!

And some interesting people. And some interesting conversations.

I can't guarantee every person and conversation will be nice or interesting, but I hope you'll find WP to be a good place to re-visit!


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04 May 2021, 10:46 am

Thank you for the welcome Double Retired, I also hope that I can find some nice people and have interesting conversation! :)


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04 May 2021, 11:19 am

Hello. Welcome.


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04 May 2021, 1:19 pm

SpaceOctopus - welcome!


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04 May 2021, 6:53 pm

Thank you for the welcome Fenn and Mountain Goat!

Also, thank you for the additional information Fnord :)


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07 May 2021, 4:34 am

Welcome



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07 May 2021, 5:22 am

welcome!



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08 May 2021, 11:59 am

Hi and a warm welcome to you SO :). Love your name!



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08 May 2021, 2:24 pm

Ooh, fellow science fiction lover! Welcome!


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08 May 2021, 11:48 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet! :D


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10 May 2021, 7:46 am

Thank you aquafelix, autisticelders, Juliette, NaturalEntity, and HeroOfHyrule for the warm welcomes! I did not notice the further replies in this thread - not quite used to how this forum works yet!

P.S. NaturalEntity - do you like science fiction books, movies or both? :)


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13 May 2021, 7:16 pm

Welcome aboard, as I will take care of your luggage and have it delivered to your stateroom asap.


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