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Can someone offer insight into the "hugs" I've been receiving as PMs?

Asked by girlofscience (7532points) April 12th, 2009

Yesterday, several Fluther members sent me a private message that simply said, ”Hugs!!!

I had no idea what this could possibly be about, so I wrote back to them asking to what this was referring, and they have not responded. I looked through all recent Fluther threads and could not find something I said that could have warranted the need for hugging. I am not sure if these hugs were only sent to me or if they were sent to multiple members. I am completely unclear as to the meaning of these hugs.

If you have any information regarding these PM hugs, please provide. Thanks!

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girlofscience's avatar

Ha, that tag should say “PMs,” not PMS!

kevbo's avatar

I got one from some random… [delete]

girlofscience's avatar

@kevbo: You did? Whom was it from? Do you have any idea what it was about?

kevbo's avatar

I don’t remember. It was a medium-long name of someone whom I didn’t recognize and didn’t have much of a profile. I get PM’d by some of our more noteworthy trolls every so often, so I chalked it up to that.

kevbo's avatar

This was last week or the week before, btw.

janbb's avatar

It’s a puzzlement! (I didn’t get any.)

gailcalled's avatar

I still haven’t figured out who Santa was. S/he sent me a happy non-denominational winter holiday wish, or something to that effect.

hearkat's avatar

I got one, and he explained that he was sending it to everyone in his Fluther—I guess it set off a pay-it-forward display of affection!

squirbel's avatar

Same as hearkat. I simply hugged him back – it’s a nice gesture. I’m sure whoever has been sending hugs [and not responding] had at one time been hugged by this serial hugger.

Hugs are nice – getting them at this point in time is not stalkerish – especially when the original hugger announced his intentions. [I also asked him, and he responded.]

I’d just call it an epidemic.

Zen's avatar

(((hugs))) if I missed anyone.

El_Cadejo's avatar

<HUUUUUUUUGS>

Everybody loves hugs :)

casheroo's avatar

Because it was a beautiful day.

Zen's avatar

@casheroo That’s nice.

casheroo's avatar

@Zen It’s what they told me.

chyna's avatar

I didn’t get one. :(

AstroChuck's avatar

I received one two days ago.

fireside's avatar

I got a hug today from someone for helping her move.
Oh, in a PM, nvm : )

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@chyna No hugs for me, either. :-(

casheroo's avatar

@chyna and @jbfletcherfan you get some lurve instead!

janbb's avatar

can’t we get hugs and lurve?

Zen's avatar

(((Lurvey hugs)))

(They’re simply flutherful)

Dog's avatar

Nope- none here either

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@casheroo Thanks. I was just feeling so unloved (sniff)

breedmitch's avatar

Please, don’t touch me.

Dog's avatar

@breedmitch Aw now come on- you know you want it!

casheroo's avatar

@jbfletcherfan i’m not a hugger, but i’m a lurver

@breedmitch now i want to follow you around fluther, “touching” you. poke poke

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@casheroo That’s okay. I’ll take what I can get, LOL.

breedmitch's avatar

@casheroo You’ll get a fork in your eye! ~
I’m just not really a touchy-feely person with folks I don’t know really well.

chyna's avatar

Thanks Cash, I was feeling unloved, but now I’m good.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

I just got a hug from one of our favorite hunks on here. I’m not telling who, tho. I’m not one to ‘hug & tell’, LOL.

Dog's avatar

@jbfletcherfan Hunk of what? :)

Zen's avatar

@Dog Hunk a dog poo.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Nooo, hunk of MAN! :-)

gailcalled's avatar

@Folks; Time for PMs, please.

TaoSan's avatar

@uberbatman

w00t uber! HUGS, it’s HUGS for crying out…........ Can HUGS ever be wrong?

Zen's avatar

@TaoSan Ommm, friend.

TaoSan's avatar

@Zen

Here, have a HUG! Ommmmmm….:)

El_Cadejo's avatar

@TaoSan NEVAR!
HUGS FTW :P

TaoSan's avatar

There! Spread the love!!!

Zen's avatar

@TaoSan You got something on your face. ;-)

TaoSan's avatar

@Zen

it’s a pimp’’‘el

Zen's avatar

@TaoSan We gonna be moderated. Meet you in the reef?

Bluefreedom's avatar

The more the merrier, right? Here you are, girlofscience. (((HUGS)))

By the way, there doesn’t always have to be a reason to give and get hugs, either. Happy Easter. =)

elijah's avatar

I got a random hug the other day, too. I’m begining to wonder if these random hugs mean something else, like secret code.

chyna's avatar

@elijahsuicide Like maybe fluther is a front for the CIA?

elijah's avatar

Shhhhh! They are watching!

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Aw, I didn’t get any of the PM hugs, just a PM from someone asking to see me in a bikini this afternoon…which is…not the same thing as a hug at all…not at all…

casheroo's avatar

@La_chica_gomela what the heck? how weird.

elijah's avatar

@La_chica_gomela So does that mean you won’t be sending me that bikini pic? No? Sorry for that PM then.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

@elijahsuicide how did you find me here? stop stalking me!

elijah's avatar

@La_chica_gomela You’re so cute when you play hard to get. ;-)

cookieman's avatar

No hugs for me. ;^(
and I could really use one

Oddly, someone asked to see me in a bikini also.

TaoSan's avatar

@cprevite

Huge bear hug ->

cookieman's avatar

@TaoSan

Ooh, a double (pm & live).

Now I feel lurved. Thanks man.

TaoSan's avatar

Yes, you are fully and totally bromance-bear hugged!

Spread the love!

lukiarobecheck's avatar

Should I dispel the mystery behind the hugs?

I know what it was about, I was one of the huggers.

cookieman's avatar

Yes. Do tell.

lukiarobecheck's avatar

It all has to do with the question below, that was asked on Friday. I answered the question and ShauneP82, and I started PMing back and forth. He came up with the idea to hug everyone in our group, and I thought it was a great idea. I was just in an incredibly good mood because it was Friday, the sun was out, I was going to visit my girlfriend for the weekend, everything was perfect. So I sent out hugs to everyone. Plus I am relatively new to Fluther and I was just trying to make some new friends.

I find it hilarious that this got its own question. I was away from my computer this weekend, but I sent a reply back to every person who sent me something asking why they got a hug.

http://www.fluther.com/disc/41375/do-you-think-there-would-be-more-acceptance-and-communication-if/#quip533608

casheroo's avatar

@lukiarobecheck well, that was very sweet of you huggers!

elijah's avatar

Interesting idea, @lukiarobecheck. I appreciate the concept, and it is cute online. However I must say if a random dude tried to hug me in RL he would probably get hit.

lukiarobecheck's avatar

@elijahsuicide: Well of course, I am not some crazy person who goes around physically hugging strangers on the street ;-) I figured since we are all on here, we are all friends. Everyone deserves a hug now and then.

elijah's avatar

I think it should be your mission to personally big every member of fluther. You guys could be the hug squad.

TaoSan's avatar

YAAAAAAAAY GROUP HUG!!!!! (But I get to stand between casheroo and elijah!!!).

Awesome though, this made myself!. Well then lukiarobecheck:

WELCOME!

lukiarobecheck's avatar

Thanks all! :-)

elijah's avatar

just to correct my typo up there^ I meant hug, not big.

TaoSan's avatar

@elijahsuicide

Yeah, and I wanted to say my day, not myself. Welcome to the writers club LOL.

cookieman's avatar

@lukiarobecheck: Ahh. Cool idea. Welcome to Fluther.

Aethelwine's avatar

@lukiarobecheck I thanked you in a pm. I’ll thank you again. I really needed a hug that day! <hug>

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Aw, hugs for everyone!

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