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Does Fluther make you happy?

Asked by julia999 (338 points ) August 10th, 2009

Besides the beautiful layout of the template, I really get a kick out of logging into Fluther owing to the positive psychology beneath my username.

For example, today I signed in and it said:
‘julia999
Don’t tell anyone – you’re our favourite!’

Does anyone else find it awesome and uplifting?

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38 Answers

augustlan's avatar

“We love your style.” Yes! Finally, someone does. ;-)

Welcome to Fluther!

Mozart's avatar

“The Nobel Committee called; we told them you’re busy.”

lol, these are awesome.

jrpowell's avatar

Wait, they actually say nice things? Mine never do.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Fluther is telling me, “You look smashing.” Nice. Very nice. =)

julia999's avatar

Thanks for the welcome augustlan!
@johnpowell Nice one, I bet you didn’t even need to use Photoshop :P

dpworkin's avatar

It’s very charming, but I have a nitpick (sorry). Awe used to have such a strong meaning. One felt awe in the presence of the deity. “Awesome”, sadly, seems to have lost its power.

Quagmire's avatar

Not anymore. I don’t even notice it anymore.

dynamicduo's avatar

Eh, it doesn’t really make me happy, but I do gain something by coming here and typing my precious words :)

Velvetinenut's avatar

Well, it does make me smile and brighten my day a bit. Even though I know it is just a random saying, I do enjoy reading and relating to it. Right now, it says “Here comes your boss. Look busy!”, I can imagine us scurrying back to our places and looking busy.

Harp's avatar

@pdworkin The gradual weakening of superlative adjectives seems to be a fact of linguistic life. Heck, after God looked down on his creation, He said it was “good”.

Bri_L's avatar

Most of the time yes. There are times when it turns into a competition where people who don’t seem to feel smart enough where ever they are come here to try and compensate. Then not so much.

But most of the time yes!

mea05key's avatar

i get good answers from people.

rhodes54's avatar

Only love and music make me happy. That said, Fluther is a far worthier distraction than television.

Allie's avatar

The people on Fluther make me happy.

dpworkin's avatar

@Harp Well, He said “Ki Tov”, which still sounds strong in Hebrew.

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

I love anything that provides me with an opportunity to hear mysef talk.

Tink's avatar

Yes of course Fluther makes me happy! Do you think I would be here this long if I didn’t like it? :)
As for the little messages, I don’t get them :( but sometimes I switch out to the regular Fluther layout just so I can read them.
Beacause I get jelous when I hear other jellies bragging about what it said. <3

casheroo's avatar

It’s a great way to start my day.

Leanne1986's avatar

I enjoy fluther and find certain conversations on here very interesting indeed. Does it make me happy? Probably not because the only time I can use it is when I’m content anyway (I never use the word “happy” as I’m not sure that I have ever been “happy” for a long period of time. I like “content” far better because that is a more realistic emotion for me). If I’m not feeling content or relaxed (ie: if I am worried or upset about something) then I can’t use Fluther because I can’t focus (or care) enough to answer the questions. So no, it doesn’t make me happy but I enjoy it a lot when I am in the right frame of mind.

wundayatta's avatar

Fluther is a source of happiness in my life. I love talking to people, and I love writing, and I love thinking things through. Exercise for the mind, I guess.

The little compliments used to annoy me, before I stopped seeing them. I wanted real complements, not random phrases, chosen by a computer. It reminded me that no one in real life ever said nice things, and made me feel worse than I already did. Of course, I was depressed at the time. Now, ignoring them or “not seeing” them is the best thing. Or sometimes seeing them as a tongue-in-cheek joke (as I think they are meant to be seen) helps.

ShanEnri's avatar

It makes me laugh! I love to log on and read the different and sometimes random answers! I especially love it when I’m having a crappy day and can still sit and laugh at the answers the collective gives. Thanks Flutherites!

irocktheworld's avatar

I like fluther!! The little messages are so cute! I liked the one where it was like ’‘theres something in your teeth,no to the left’’ or something like that =] They really make me smile :) Fluther makes me happy whenever somebody answers my questions or whenever I get lurve =] I really enjoy talking to my friends too! =]

cyn's avatar

I love it when they tell me that they think they are falling in love with me.
So adorable. They always make my day.

cyn's avatar

I do wish that sometimes they had something mean to say to me just like @johnpowell
Those are awesome “I hate you too.”=too much lurve.

sydaustralia's avatar

yes, it very much does (:

gailcalled's avatar

@pdworkin : The fight against overuse and misuse of “awesome” here is a losing one. But some of us battle on.

http://www.fluther.com/disc/17863/what-are-some-synonyms-for-awesome/

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i do! it’s a nice pick-me-up when no one else wants to tell you nice things, or do the dishes.

julia999's avatar

@pdworkin
I usually make sure to use other words such as ‘brilliant’ (provided something is significantly so), but after a day of not saying ‘awesome’ I felt entitled to use it!

Blondesjon's avatar

Fluther makes me happier than any other place on the Net. There is no other site where I actually feel like I’m a part of something, like I do here.

@gailcalled . . .Hei muukalainen. Pitkästä aikaa Suomi.

gailcalled's avatar

Blondesjon: @Olen täällä. Missä olet ollut?

cyn's avatar

again with the finnish…:)

Blondesjon's avatar

@gailcalled . . .Prostituting minun heikko yritykset huumoria myös Internetissä.

julia999's avatar

The Finnish makes me feel out of the loop.
Na ez már igen. Sej haj denevér…

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