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Mr. Downstairs
October 21st, 2012, 09:06 AM
You're sitting in a public area - a library, a cafe of sorts that allows internet, a classroom, whatever it may be. You turn your attention toward someone who just opened their browser sitting in front of you. They enter pokecommunity.com into their URL bar and PC loads. You get a little excited to see someone offline visiting the same site that you visit. You can't make out who they are when they log on, because the brightness of their monitor is too dull for you to make out their name. What do you do?

Cordelia
October 21st, 2012, 09:39 AM
I wouldn't really want to approach them because I don't want them to know that I was intruding on their privacy, but I'd find out by casually passing by or using a zoom lens to figure out who they were..

Tyrantrum
October 21st, 2012, 10:07 AM
I probably wouldn't say anything, because I have anxiety and have trouble starting up conversations. :( Plus, I wouldn't want them to think I've been watching them or something.

Darlimus
October 21st, 2012, 10:16 AM
I would run up to them and tap their shoulder. Then I'd point to the URL, and give them a thumbs up. :P

Azure Rathalδs
October 21st, 2012, 10:17 AM
I probably wouldn't say anything, because I have anxiety and have trouble starting up conversations. :( Plus, I wouldn't want them to think I've been watching them or something.

These are my exact feelings on this matter.

Cherrim
October 21st, 2012, 10:31 AM
...I would probably say something, just because that's never actually happened to me before and it sounds kind of exciting lol. I've met people and gotten talking to them only to find out they were on the same forum as me (not PC but I was a mod at the other forum at the time) and that was pretty neat so I wouldn't mind it happening again.

But at the same time I wouldn't want to come off as bragging or anything so I might just try to ignore it. Probably not, though.

I guess I could also snoop the IP of everyone online and try to find them that way, too. If we were in the same room we're probably connected to the same internet. :P Yay admin cheating!

Penta Penguin
October 21st, 2012, 10:36 AM
If it was in my hometown, then no, I wouldn't approach them at all. If it was elsewhere, and they seemed to be a good person, then I would tap them on the shoulder, and say that I was on there also. If they asked, I would give them my username.

Kura
October 21st, 2012, 10:52 AM
I'd say something! I've met many an awesome person here on this site, so I'd just be like "Oh not to be rude or anything but I noticed you were on this forum and I like PC a lot too! Hope you're enjoying it as much as I am." If they want to ask about usernames or whatever after then I'd take the convo further and judge from there, but otherwise I'd probably just say that.

shenanigans
October 21st, 2012, 11:03 AM
I'd be quiet but find an excuse to walk past them, taking a glance at their username. If I recognise them then I'll probably tell them who I am but otherwise, I'd keep quiet about it. I'd probably go visit their profile and introduce myself on here and then maybe get to know them a bit more afterwards though!

Wateria
October 21st, 2012, 11:08 AM
I would not say anything as I am a very shy person in a social area. Anyway it be noisy going into someone's business.

Shiny Celebi
October 21st, 2012, 11:44 AM
I dont think I would say anything. I wouldnt want to freak them out or invade their privacy.

Cadance
October 21st, 2012, 01:10 PM
Oh my gosh, I'd totally come up to them and say something. It's also coincidence! I'd be ttly tell them that he/she's not the only person that goes on PC. Instant friendship right there tbh! xD

Sheep
October 21st, 2012, 01:25 PM
Assuming there aren't a ton of people around, I'd definitely go up and talk to them. XD; Would be awesome to make a friend in real life through noticing that we visited the same website; it's never happened to me before and I'd be ecstatic to see it!

Olli
October 21st, 2012, 02:49 PM
I'd be way too shy to actually approach them, and there would always be the chance that they weren't on PC for anything other than hacks, so it might not be something I'd really gain anything out of. I'd rather try to make out what their username was and contact them through PC, get to know them through here, and then if it was someone who went to my school or lived nearby or something, possibly just telling them through there and arranging to meet up or something. That'd be a lot less awkward in my opinion, and since I'm a person who doesn't like to be approached by strangers, I'm most definitely not a person to do something like that myself xD

Squirrel
October 21st, 2012, 03:07 PM
I'd go sit at a computer near them and load up PC too so then it's up to them to casually look over to my screen and start the conversation. :D I'd make sure to load up my profile constantly too so they'd know who I am; that way they can say hi after if they were too shy before. n.n

Jak
October 21st, 2012, 03:11 PM
"Hi, I'm Sydian. I've probably been an ass to you if you've ever posted in General Pokemon Gaming Discussions. Razor Leaf is my child. I met Mr Cat Dog in London. Patchisou Yutohru is my secret lover. So what's your username?"

...Is what I'd want to say but not say it!!! I'd probably just try to make my laptop (if I have it with me) as noticeable as possible so that they could see that I'm on PC as well and maybe they'd approach me instead lol. I'm way to shy to go up to someone like that though. Maybe on a good day, I would. Or if they were really attractive. Yeeeah. Attractive. Mmmm.

antemortem
October 21st, 2012, 06:32 PM
I would make the situation much more awkward than it would need to be if I were to engage them, but that would require working up the courage to even talk to them in the first place! Though, I might try to see their username and then log on myself and send them a private message and say that I'm in the same room as them. Of course, that could make it even more awkward, but I don't feel there's any other way to go about the situation! No matter what, though, I would try to somehow meet them because meeting anyone in real life I know online would be a treat on any occasion.

AWsquared
October 21st, 2012, 06:42 PM
I'd be too shy to approach them, but it would be pretty exciting anyways. I would probably try to make out their username and send a message if anything.

Oryx
October 21st, 2012, 06:44 PM
I would probably be excited on PC but not actually say anything to them because that's SOO awkward. :(

Sora
October 21st, 2012, 06:47 PM
I'm too shy to approach them. With any luck they would catch me browsing PC and walk up to me instead of the other way around.

LividZephyr
October 21st, 2012, 07:43 PM
I used to go to GameFAQs all the time. One time I saw someone open up the site.

I didn't care.

With PC, though, it would be different, as this is a special-interest site that has a small amount of the userbase that GameFAQs has, and that would be rather interesting. I'd probably be beside myself with excitement, they'd turn and look at me weird, and I'd be like "Uh, sorry, I'm just surprised... but we're visiting the same site right now" or something like that.

I would find out who they were. If they were a lurker or someone somewhat obsessively active like I am. Etc. They'd probably know me - if they've been around these past two weeks.

The thing, though, that makes me doubt this would happen is that I really don't use the Internet in public much. I'm mostly someone who stays in the comforts of his own bedroom, as opposed to going to Starbucks or the library. It's just better for me that way. Though I am much more productive if I'm not on my own computer :-X

Correspondence
October 21st, 2012, 08:07 PM
I probably wouldn't do anything...maybe take a peek at their screen while walking out.

Sammi
October 21st, 2012, 08:13 PM
Ideally, I'd either let them be, or try to be polite and say "hey I got there too nice to meet you."

Realistically, I'd probably be something like me creeping up to them, getting way too close to comfort, and going "are you visiting PC? OMGIMODTHEREI'MSAMMI-SANNICETOMEETYOU"

I am far more socially awkward irl than I'd ever let on, if it's something that interests me. Social skills and I do not get along. >__>

droomph
October 21st, 2012, 08:20 PM
woo!

um...I would look, make them feel awkward, and then just leave.

That's what i always do.

Oh! And don't forget that I'll remember to memorize their name and username so it's like "hey bob nice to meet you! You know that guy who was creepily standing over you at lunch? Yeah, that's me!" and then they would all be like "oh ****" and go to their ignore list and hm...

But so far that hasn't happened so I'm good!

Ausaudriel
October 21st, 2012, 09:32 PM
Oh my god I've totally thought about this before! haha.

I would ABSOLUTELY approach them and tell them I'm a member. I wouldn't tell them I'm Ausaudriel at first, but after we'd gotten to talking, or if they asked. XD

It'd be so exciting to meet someone in person and find out that they're a member on PC. Seriously, I'd be so excited. Like I'm super excited just thinking about it.

Sighhh.

I've always wanted to accidentally meet a fellow staff member, too. Like randomly see someone open up a browser and see them logged in as a mod, I would be like, HOLY AKSDJFAKSDJFASDF and tackle them to the ground. :]

tajaros
October 22nd, 2012, 12:57 AM
This never happened before but, it happens this is what I'm going to do.

1. Get Closer
2. Get A Little More Closer
3. Peek at Username
4. If i don't know him ~Bye~, And If I know him goto no.5
5. I'll say. "So your [username] I'm tajaros you probably know me." I'll do this 100% if I saw you we're a staff member or a friend... xD

I always wanted to meet PC Members in real life! :D

Endless
October 22nd, 2012, 01:34 AM
That'd be pretty interesting. I might say something to them, but I would most likely end up saying nothing at all. xD" I'm kind of shy when it comes to talking to people, especially those who I don't know anything about.

Ice Car
October 22nd, 2012, 01:43 AM
I just ignore it and/or walk away. I'm a not a confrontational person by any means, I avoid confrontation at all costs. If it was someone from, say, Gearbox Forums I might consider it. I doubt I'll ever meet any of my friends specifically because they all live outside of my state.

Overlord Drakow
October 22nd, 2012, 01:46 AM
I've kinda had this happen to me a few times before. Back when I used to frequently visit DuelistGroundz I was pretty well known on there so when I went to some large scale YGO tournaments, people from the site would come up to me and be like "Are you the Overlord" etc etc. I've also recognized some people from DuelistGroundz but I didn't really approach them when I had the chance. I did approach one guy though and we had a couple of photos taken together and he tried to set me up with a feature match a few times but it didn't work out.

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/33853_472737945942_3480350_n.jpg

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/63870_472738020942_857471_n.jpg

Anyway, if I did see someone browsing PC I probably would muster up the courage to approach them. I'd probably be like "this may be a bit weird but I also browse the PC forums" and then take it from there really.

Captain Fabio
October 22nd, 2012, 02:25 AM
I most likely wouldn't approach the person, unless I already knew them.

I wouldn't mind it if someone approached me, but I doubt I would be running up to someone to say hello.

Hikamaru
October 22nd, 2012, 05:32 AM
I'd probably ask the person "I'm Hikari10 on PC, what's your username?".

Meeting PC members in real life would be pretty fun I say.

60
October 22nd, 2012, 06:08 PM
There's a chance they'd just be like a lurker or something, so it could get awkward if I went up to them and started asking them what their username was and stuff. But then again, what's the worst that could happen? These situations are rare so why not go talk to them?

Team Fail
October 22nd, 2012, 07:09 PM
I'd get close enough to get their username, then I'd find them, and leave a VM saying "I'm sitting right behind you" and when they looked, I'd wave.

Creepy-sounding, I know. lol

Ardos
October 23rd, 2012, 01:48 PM
Eh, I wouldn't really care to be honest. Maybe I would walk by casually to catch their username on the way out, but other than that I would leave them alone.

Ven Bloodia
October 23rd, 2012, 01:53 PM
If someone came up to me and said they were on PC too, I'd tell them I was just looking for hacks to try out. If I saw someone else on PC besides from a rl buddy of mine I'd ignore them to the best of my abilities in all honesty.

Echidna
October 23rd, 2012, 06:28 PM
Oh my god I've totally thought about this before! haha.

I would ABSOLUTELY approach them and tell them I'm a member. I wouldn't tell them I'm Ausaudriel at first, but after we'd gotten to talking, or if they asked. XD

It'd be so exciting to meet someone in person and find out that they're a member on PC. Seriously, I'd be so excited. Like I'm super excited just thinking about it.

Sighhh.

I've always wanted to accidentally meet a fellow staff member, too. Like randomly see someone open up a browser and see them logged in as a mod, I would be like, HOLY AKSDJFAKSDJFASDF and tackle them to the ground. :]
This. :(
I would be sooooooo...oooooo...etc excited it wouldn't even be funny :/
As Audy said, I'm unbelievably excited just thinking about it O.o
I'd get close enough to get their username, then I'd find them, and leave a VM saying "I'm sitting right behind you" and when they looked, I'd wave.

Creepy-sounding, I know. lol
I have on thing to say to you good sir:
http://i.imgur.com/8ZL3t.png

As for me, I'd log into my alt account, just to make sure I remember the password as a fail-safe. Then I'd definitely approach them, tell them that I'm on PC too, of course after I'd already have found their username xD
If they asked for my username I'd give them the alt, just for suspense purposes :3
Eventually I'd tell them who I really was and from beginning to end, I'd be so excited I'd probably bust out of my pants at some point xD

Team Fail
October 23rd, 2012, 07:59 PM
This. :(
I would be sooooooo...oooooo...etc excited it wouldn't even be funny :/
As Audy said, I'm unbelievably excited just thinking about it O.o
I've always pondered the idea of meeting a PC member irl. There's a lot of fascinating people here, seeing them irl would be interesting, to say the least.
I have on thing to say to you good sir:
http://i.imgur.com/8ZL3t.png
http://i.imgur.com/EicIu.gif

Hannah
October 25th, 2012, 01:50 AM
I'm not really a shy person, so I'd just tap 'em on the shoulder and say what I would normally say. Hello, I'm Hannah, I'm also a Pokemon lover and I go to that same forum you're on right now. My name there is Laugh. Would you mind if I borrow your laptop for a while? I really need to check out my notifications. Then I'd give 'em a creepy smile and walk off, leaving them mentally paralyzed.

Avishka
October 25th, 2012, 06:17 AM
I'm too shy to approach them so...i'll look quietly and RUUUUN xD xD
OR
this :
I'd get close enough to get their username, then I'd find them, and leave a VM saying "I'm sitting right behind you" and when they looked, I'd wave.

Creepy-sounding, I know. lol
xD xD

Kruse
October 25th, 2012, 09:46 AM
I would probably approach them and introduce myself. It's a rarity for me to actually find someone willing to open a Pokemon forum publicly (at least that's how it is where I live) so it would be hard to notice someone who is using PC. Assuming someone does, it would be great. I'd like to meet someone who shares an interest in something that most people lost interest in.

Katholic Nun
October 27th, 2012, 04:43 AM
I'd tackle them! I'm usually really shy around new people and don't like starting up conversations, but if they were on PC I'd have to find out who they were! I couldn't let the opportunity pass me by! I'd have to approach them immediately and ask for their username and tell them mine. How could you not? HOW COULD YOU NOT?!

Mr Cat Dog
November 2nd, 2012, 01:10 PM
It would honestly depend on who the member was. I'd probably watch them from a distance for a bit to ascertain if they were someone I'd heard of. If yes, I'd probably go up and introduce myself; if no, then I'd stay back and maybe VM them when I got back home and access to my computer. It'd be an interesting first VM, I'll say that much!

Rainbow Arcanine
November 3rd, 2012, 12:01 AM
I would consider it first,walk awkwardly behind them and pretend to accidentally drop something,pick it up and then glance briefly at their username. If I know them or it's a staff member my reaction would probably involve heaps of excited yelling and talking,while the person sits there looking at me as if I was mental.

Then we'd probably start talking for a while and so on :3. If I don't know them...maybe just drop a VM when I can or if I ever do carry my computer around give them a message saying "Hey there! I know this might be one of the most awkward messages you've ever received,but look behind you ;)." and then watch as they turn around looking suspicious while I offer them an ice cream with toppings as well :D.

That's probably me...but I doubt I'd ever meet a PC member in real life. But it'd be amazing to actually n_n.

Hybrid Trainer
November 3rd, 2012, 04:13 AM
I'd find out their username, create and alt account and then send them a PM describing what they look like at that moment in time and advise them to start running.

Unless they were cute or someone I recognised, then I'd just go over and say "Excuse me, but you're x on PokeCommunity right? I'm Hybrid Trainer, nice to meet you."

Autumn Reverie
November 3rd, 2012, 04:48 AM
I'd be really excited! But I won't directly approach them (seeing that I'm quite a shy person in real life). I would try to glance over at the person's screen to catch that person's username. If I manage to see it, I'll go to that person's profile and leave a VM, saying "Hey, I don't know you, but I was just walking past you and happened to see your username. I think we're sitting in the same room. You're at (gives location of where the person's sitting) right? :P", and then see how things go from there.

Twilight Sky
November 12th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Might as well say hi! It might be a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I might as well the chance to get to know who they are! :3 We might become PC buddies, who knows~!