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What does fluther mean to you?

Asked by musicman997 (105points) June 17th, 2009

I am new to fluther, and I must admit its very intriguing for me to see how many people are seemingly addicted to fluther. I see the lurve scores of people in the thousands, in the ten thousands, and I cant help but think, damn. So I simply ask, what does a flutherite get out of fluther? Do you like reading about the problems of others, do you just use fluther to vent, or do you do it because your bored etc..

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essieness's avatar

All of the above plus interesting conversations and unique friendships. Come to the dark side. Don’t be scared.

Aethelwine's avatar

I receive great advice from many intelligent people. I also get a good laugh from my fellow flutherites when I least expect it, but when it is much needed. Welcome to fluther!

eponymoushipster's avatar

Friendship and Entertainment.

jlm11f's avatar

Family (and friendship)
Understanding and respecting different types of people and opinions
Togetherness (community)
Efficiency (real time answers, yo!) and entertainment

Dr_C's avatar

I’ve made a lot of friends on this site… i started coming here to satiate my “learn something new everyday” kick… but now i come for entertainment, community and occasionally to laugh at how seriously some people take themselves or try to force their opinions onto others. If you’re into it we’ll fill you in on our next troll hunt.

and as @essieness said… come to the dark side.. we have cookies :)
(Plus there’s some really hot girls on fluther if you check the photobucket fluther group).

eponymoushipster's avatar

@Dr_C omg dude omg.

but that is true.

musicman997's avatar

@Dr_C I dont know what a troll hunt is, but it sounds better than work.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Human interaction is compelling and online people tend to be more open than they are with people in their own lives.

dynamicduo's avatar

I love giving answers, and I love it when someone thinks a new thought based on something I’ve written. I enjoy giving help to those who ask for it in my domain areas, as well as giving my opinion in pretty much all else :)

AstroChuck's avatar

Free love lurve.

wundayatta's avatar

Where Everybody Knows Your Name
by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo
Cheers Lyrics

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.

Wouldn’t you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go

Where everybody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
Your name.

You wanna go where people know,
people are all the same,
You wanna go where everybody knows
your name.

Full Lyrics never actually aired

Making your way in the world today
Takes everything you’ve got;
Taking a break from all your worries
Sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away?

All those night when you’ve got no lights,
The check is in the mail;
And your little angel
Hung the cat up by it’s tail;
And your third fiance didn’t show;

Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
You want to be where you can see,
Our troubles are all the same;
You want to be where everybody knows your name.

Roll out of bed, Mr. Coffee’s dead;
The morning’s looking bright;
And your shrink ran off to Europe,
And didn’t even write;
And your husband wants to be a girl;

Be glad there’s one place in the world
Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
You want to go where people know,
People are all the same;
You want to go where everybody knows your name.

Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came;
Where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came…

Dr_C's avatar

@daloon once again you bring a smile to my face
p.s. i’m always glad i “came”

augustlan's avatar

Helpful insight and intelligence… it stretches my mind.
A view into other people’s minds and souls… expands my world view.
Fun and friendship… warms my heart.

TaoSan's avatar

all of the above PLUS an endless circle of the same Q/discussion again and again and again…..

eponymoushipster's avatar

@TaoSan if only people would be willing to express their opinions on hanger abortions.

wildflower's avatar

A delightful distraction (usually when I should be doing something else) and a great way to find various answers to questions I hadn’t even thought of!

TaoSan's avatar


Yepp, truly controversial is no longer required around here, lol

FiRE_MaN's avatar

i come here when im bored but also its a good place to get questions answered and has actually really helped me out sometimes.

Ivan's avatar

More discussion happens on the Internet than in our daily lives.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Ivan You haven’t met my five yr old daughter. she never quits asking questions! ever :)

Ivan's avatar


Set her up an account here.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Ivan She did sneak on a few times while I was in the shower and answer a few threads for me. Here’s an example of her posts:


Ivan's avatar


Heh. Not much worse than a lot of what gets posted on here.

Blondesjon's avatar

Fluther allows me to be a loudmouth, opinionated, ass, as long as I keep it reasonably intelligent and lovable.

Thank you Fluther. I will never kiss your ass but I will ALWAYS have your back. I mean that and I don’t ever give it lightly.

whatthefluther's avatar

About a week ago, I wrote the following in response to another question, and it describes exactly what fluther means to me:

When I log onto fluther, it feels like I just walked into the local warm and cozy diner. Bendrew is there to greet me at the door with a smile, a big “good morning” and a copy of the newspaper. The aroma of frying bacon and fresh coffee fills the air as I look around and see the usual friendly familiar faces with a couple of strangers in one of the booths. I order the usual (tall stack of pancakes and some coffee) and settle into my seat just outside the direct firing line between Blondesjon and eponymoushipster. As usual Astrochuck is running around like the six year old he is, throwing out bratty but very clever quips. I glance over to Harp, who as always provides a calming influence. All my favorite friends are here sharing stories, experiences and knowledge. In one corner, the discussion is about politics, in another it’s religion and across the way its all about relationships. Suddenly one of the strangers, now feeling comfortable among the group stands and says, “I have a question perhaps you can help me with: Is oral sex really sex and if I do it with someone other than my girlfriend, is that considered cheating.” We all bust up in uncontrollable laughter. Yup, another day of learning and laughing and sharing it all with good friends.

musicman997's avatar

Yea its my 4th time checking fluther today. So what.

Aethelwine's avatar

@musicman997 4th time? That’s it? You’re such a newb.

Bri_L's avatar

@jonsblond – easy on on him, I wish I had that kind of control.

I just wet myself trying not to leave.

Dr_C's avatar

wait.. you people actually LEAVE the site? how does one do that? hell… half my patients read my posts while i’m typing.. some have even helped!

Aethelwine's avatar

@musicman997 See what I’m talking about. Fluther is great for a laugh when you need one. @Bri_L is responsible for much of my laughter.

@Bri_L That’s why you need the iPod touch. You can use the loo whilst fluthering.

Bri_L's avatar

@jonsblond – and you are responsible for much of my self esteem !

essieness's avatar

Hi, my name is Essie, and yes, I Fluther and drive at the same time.


I know, I know. I’m working on it.

eponymoushipster's avatar

@essieness you too?! wow. i also IM and drive. smack me too.

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