I love the way they have a discussion board called The Nag's head. People in there can just chill n chat.
Lots of the people in there have no selling or buying history on eBay and so are just hanging out in the discussion rooms just because they can. It's like a free place where you can go in and loll about - only attracting attention if you break the rules.
It reminds me of the young people who hang out on street corners or in shopping malls. Those cool places where adults don't want them but they reclaim as their own. They change the nature of a place by doing different stuff in them - and sometimes they get noticed, sometimes they don't.
The other day I came across a thread where people were talking about brandings, piercings and body carving. Really. And there was a link to the most horrendous images. (I am not putting in a link as I don't want it connected to my blog.) Of body carving. But they basically can talk about anything at all...so here's one person moaning about her mother ...
Basiclly I just need to rant
when Im on the phone to her or Talking to her in person I could say something she looks at me blankly and then just starts ranting about something thats on her mind
Shes had a few problems with her sisters lately and resulting in her only talking to 1 out of 5
she constantly goes on and on and on And ON about them and TBH Im getting really sick of it
Its like nothing I have to say is important because she has this problem even my kids had to listen to it when she was here last week. Carl listened to it one night and then disappered for the rest of the week
or there is this one about people with no manners:
Really wind me up
13 people said their child was coming to Connors party today, i put on the invitation that i needed to know exact numbers by the 7th as i had to pay in advance, most of them i had to chase up because they were too lazy to tick the box saying i would love to come/ i cant come.
On friday i had 13 "definitley coming" i paid £161 for the bloody party £11.50 a child and 4 of them didnt turn up after their parents said they were coming
I am so temted to tell the parents tomorrow they owe me £11.50 each
I think that people plan to meet on these discussion boards and then have a chat. I think they know each other face to face and use this as a spce to catch up. Which is a good idea I spose as it is free and there is loadsa room to put up jpgs and the like.
So my point is that people re-fashion online spaces to suit their needs. Interesting.
Such is the fascination of eBay, that one of the most viewed images on my Flick stream, is the teacups I once bought from eBay: