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      Hello. I have noticed a great deal of confusion regarding how to use the report feature and what is expected regarding reports, so I am making a clarification announcement to users who may be unfamiliar with how the report feature works. Please note we have this rule regarding reports: 16.  Do report. Do not make frivolous reports (such as "I don't like this person"). Frivolous reports will result in a warning and possible ban. a. When reporting, please give a reason. Reports citing what rule the post is breaking and giving some information are way more valuable and will get the issue resolved faster. (Reports with no explanations sometimes require mods to go through and skim the entire thread to find out what's going on. Please save us time if you can). b. Don’t waste the mods’ time. Report people for breaking the rules, otherwise don’t report. [Rules in their entirety can be found here.] We also have a wonderful tutorial on how to use the report feature created by one of our former moderators which you can find here. In essence, we enforce the rules as they are written. In a rare occasion there may not be a direct violation but the user is still conducting themselves inappropriately and how we handle that is up to the moderators discretion. We do our best. We also encourage you to use the report feature to report posts that have been edited down to nothing or if you double posted and would like your double post hidden. Also, please note that we do not provide updates on reports. We get far too many to be able to keep up with every one. You are welcome to message a moderator to ask about your report, but please know that we cannot and will not divulge any information on whether we banned the user you are reporting. Simply that we have taken appropriate action. I hope this helps provide further clarification on how to use the report feature. Should you have any questions not clear in these instructions, please feel free to message me or Nyx. Thank you. *Please allow up to 3 business days (as we tend to be slower on weekends) for a response and for reports to be cleared.
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Have you made any local friends online?


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Maybe a weird topic for a gossip site, but since most folks here seem female or female identifying I thought it might be an OK place to ask??

I have a SO, friends, and family that are wonderful to spend time with.. but they're all men. I need more femininity in my life! All my female friends from my younger years live all around the country so we can't visit much anymore. And the women I do meet out and about, we don't seem to have a lot in common. I'd love to find platonic local friends, but I'm a homebody except for concerts and festivals (and we go to enjoy the music, don't do a lot of mingling except for huggies from druggies :alpacacrush:) I'm kind of intimidated by a lot of the "meet local friends" apps I've seen so far since they seem to be used like dating sites instead and I'd rather not subject myself to that flood of dick pics again.

Are there any social apps or online places that are viable ways to meet local friends? :alpacaconfused: Whether it's well-known or no!
And how do you go about finding them or striking a convo? (Please ELI5, I'm a lady in late twenties!)

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I feel u on this. Tbh it highly depends on what country you live in/what languages you speak. Like. If you speak a less common language, it's easier to instant bound w/ people who speak it as well, casually on SNS, instead of immediately jumping to apps. I met basically all of my local friends on Twitter. It's mostly that I notice they have similar interests, see they live in the same country as me, ask in what region they live and if they happen to live nearby, I go like: "Oh cool. Same." And the next time there's an event or something, I can ask they to hang around w/ me. I feel like it's easier than to straight up ask to meet up. If there ain't no events, but you wanna keep it subtle, you could go like: "Ah. I really wanna do this/go to.../ etc. , but I don't wanna go alone..." and hope they suggest to tag along.

Most SNS also have groups for people from the same country/region. Even if it's a sell-and-buy group of a specific region. You never know where your future friend could be lurking! So you could try that out too. I know some apps, but most of them are really country specific, sadly enough... 

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Try the app bumble, they only match friends of the same gender though. I haven't been on it for long so haven't met anyone in person but everyone I've come across is so sweet and genuine! Try bringing up something they mentioned on their profile like a common hobby or if they have any pets, good luck :alpacaheadshake:

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I’ve made a lot of friends online, but none of them are local. I’m an American, but I have friends all over the world! I have met some of them in person, but it’s not like I can hang out with them whenever or go grab a drink at the bar together. I’ve tried Bumble, but I didn’t meet anyone on there. Most of my online friends I have met through YouTube! 

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I don't make friends very easilly. I'm extremely socially awkward and fumble over my words and what I'm trying to say a lot. I am not good with people but i try to be. Life has been hard for me and it's hard for me to talk to or trust anyone. Somehow I find making friends easier online than in person. I guess that's why I join servers like this. I'm trying to make friends. My best friend lives halfway across the country and my other best friend works nights so I never see either of them. I'm hoping being on herecwill help me widen my circle :)

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