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Old 05-02-2010, 10:22 PM   #1
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Anyone willing to help with some research?

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Hello DISboards members! Have you ever wondered what happens when people who have formed online relationships meet up offline? We are researchers from Western Illinois University who have wondered the same thing. If you are planning to meet up with someone you have met on www.disboards.com sometime in the next six months we hope that you will consider participating in our study.

Participation will occur in two phases. The first phase requires you to click on the link below and complete a short survey. Later, after you meet up with someone from the DISboards offline, we will email you a second survey. Each survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. We would greatly appreciate your help!

If you have any questions concerning this study at any time please contact us at ComResearcher@gmail.com

Please follow this link to the survey: http://OnlinetoOffline.questionpro.com

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Old 05-24-2010, 09:47 AM   #4
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:51 PM   #6
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(The following message has been approved by Corey Martin, President of DISboards.com)

Hello DISboards members! Have you ever wondered what happens when people who have formed online relationships meet up offline? We are researchers from Western Illinois University who have wondered the same thing. If you are planning to meet up with someone you have met on www.disboards.com sometime in the next six months we hope that you will consider participating in our study.

Participation will occur in two phases. The first phase requires you to click on the link below and complete a short survey. Later, after you meet up with someone from the DISboards offline, we will email you a second survey. Each survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. We would greatly appreciate your help!

If you have any questions concerning this study at any time please contact us at ComResearcher@gmail.com

Please follow this link to the survey: http://OnlinetoOffline.questionpro.com

Thank you,
Dr. Bree McEwan
Dept. of Communication
Western Illinois University

David Zanolla, M. A.
Dept. of Communication
Western Illinois University

I wonder if online friends generally hit it off after meeting in person. I also wonder if the online friendship remains the same.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:01 PM   #7
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Maybe repost this on the DIS Meets subforum? That's probably the most likely forum where DISers who first meet online subsequently meet in person.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:38 PM   #8
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After being on the boards for over ten years, we have met quite a few of the disers.
Some of them have become part of our life. There when we need support and there to enjoy our accomplishments....

I hope that the survey you are conducting will produce the same results from others that I have been so lucky to have happen to me.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:01 AM   #9
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We still need around 100 more people to participate....come join in!
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:44 AM   #11
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I don't think I have plans to meet anyone in the next 6 months. I DID meet my best friend originally on the DIS. We have since vacationed together repeatedly--including at his home. Met a couple of other close friends here as well (also vacationed together and been to one another's homes).
We just recently (last week) had a mother and her 4 daughters stay a week with us. We met first on the DIS, then on the facebook page for our cruise and then on the cruise in May. obviously we hit it off well enough to have her and the girls stay for a week.

I generally find that if I click with someone online we click in real life too

Anyway, I do not think I can help you because of our lack of plans to meet anyone in the next few months, but I thought I would throw that perspective out there (and bump your thread in the process)
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:38 AM   #12
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Well okay now you only need 99 more ! I have met several after starting friendships here and I will be meeting another in 3 months so count me in

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Old 07-12-2010, 11:26 AM   #13
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Have no plans to meet anyone from the Dis, but I met my husband on a political internet forum. I've met several of those people in real life too and have formed great friendships.

Hope you get the people you need!
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:27 AM   #15
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Wish I had seen this before my June trip to Hershey Park, PA where I met up with 4 DISers. There were 3 other DISers that had planned on meeting with us but they had some "things" pop up that required them to cancel.


I've also had a meet with a DISer at WDW during Spectro Magic.
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