Already have. Bunch of people who live in the same country as me apparantly have Giant Bomb accounts.
Then there are all these huge events (Anime Conventions and Gaming conventions and stuff like that) where I volunteer to help out and get paid in video games or free food.
People have shown up in all kinds of members-only T-shirts and stuff like that and we've talked about all kinds of things and then hung out after the events to get drinks and stuff like that.
Why not? I don't feel I have spoken with enough people here to really know them though, save for one or two people. I am more of a forum lurker than a forum poster. But if it was someone I got to know, it would be neat to meet up. Unlikely though, as I live in Norway, and most of the members are from far away lands.
I don't know if I'd rather meet a guy I've known for several years through the Internet or someone who I just kinda, sort of know. With the former, I've created an image in my brain of how that person is in person so maybe meeting him or her would ruin that, or maybe it would just make it even better, who knows? I don't know, it's a tough question.
Sure, why not? I think online message boards are a perfectly viable way to make friends. Meeting is fine so long as you're careful about it.
I'vebecame pretty good friends with people from other sites and in the years since we've met, shared hotels at conventions, visited each others homes... its been good. only one person turned out to be a bit of a weirdo, and you get weirdos "IRL" too.
If you're asking if I'd like to actively search out people that I've talked to on here and make friends with them, then no, I wouldn't. I don't have that kind of relationship with people on here. If I happened to meet someone in reality that uses the site, then that'd be kind of cool I guess.
Where's the "I already have" option? I've met a number of Giant Bomb users at PAX.
I forgot to add that option. Forgive my falseways, but me I'm not really a social person. Sure on giantbomb I'll chat for fun or to kill time. But in reality I really lack social skills.