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[Meta] Does what happens on Paleo Hacks, really stay on Paleo Hacks? Ever run into someone in real life?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 01, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Have you ever run into someone on Paleo Hacks who you know in real life? I.e., you recognized their name or picture and after reading some of their profile and/or some of their posts, you realized it was someone you knew in real life, but hadn't known they were paleo. Did this spark a closer relationship in real life? As the community here grows, I'm guessing it's bound to happen more and more frequently.


Thanks everyone for sharing. This is very intriguing to me. I very much enjoy asking, learning, sharing about paleo and my paleo exerience here on Paleo Hacks. I think it is helpful in so many ways (better understanding, positive reinforcement, sense of acceptance/community, intellectually stimulating, etc). I'm guessing it could be even better/different being able to share this with someone in real life, but I don't know anyone who is paleo. I'm very happily married, so obviously not looking for a love connection, but always hoping I might notice someone here who I happen to know on the outside. Thanks again.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on November 20, 2012
at 02:27 AM

Rejoin HBP now!!!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on June 12, 2012
at 08:22 PM

Low is **always** better than high :)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on June 03, 2012
at 07:05 PM

:-) !!!!!!!!!!

E7adfe31507efb7c935f618a829f56d6

(1507)

on June 03, 2012
at 06:53 PM

lol @ "low fives."

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

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on June 03, 2012
at 05:37 PM

Hey, I also met a fellow Santa Fe PaleoHacker!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on June 02, 2012
at 10:33 PM

You bashed that nail right on: +111% @Amerindian!

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on June 02, 2012
at 03:57 AM

Paleo Hacks only exists in the hours between when Paleo Hacks starts and when Paleo Hacks ends. Even if I could tell someone they had a good post, I wouldn't be talking to the same man. Who you were in Paleo Hacks is not who you were in the rest of the world.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 02, 2012
at 01:14 AM

And clearly some of them have read this and responded with some votes. Waving! Hi guys!

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

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on June 01, 2012
at 04:40 PM

I dunno about anyone else, but the few times I've met folks in person after an online introduction, the whole thing is kinda awkward. But I'm awkward in general, so I can own that. But Paleo FX was my first conference and it was a bit eye-opening. I have a pretty good memory for people and I was a little surprised by how folks didn't know me even after some good exchanges online. I think the best way to do something like this would be to start a meet-up group locally that can reinforce those Paleo bonds.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on June 01, 2012
at 03:27 PM

I was protecting your anonymity Miss akd!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 01, 2012
at 03:18 PM

my ears are burning! ;)

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on June 01, 2012
at 02:13 PM

I'm here for the science and the inspiration. Recipe links, too.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on June 01, 2012
at 02:07 PM

Hi Karen! I also went to high school with someone on here, but haven't seen her outside of the internet since!

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on June 01, 2012
at 02:12 PM

The Rules of post-recognition Paleo Hackers meet-n-greet:

1st RULE: You do not talk about diet.

2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about DIET.

3rd RULE: If someone says "hey my body fat is 7% and I have 11 abs" and then flexes or you think they are about to, taps out the meet-n-greet is over.

4th RULE: No limit to attendees to a meet-n-greet.

5th RULE: One cocktail at a time.

6th RULE: No bad food, no shoes unless feet are gross.

7th RULE: Meet-n-greets will go on as long as they have to.

8th RULE: If this is your first time at a meet-n-greet, you HAVE to give low fives.

Note: I am Ninja and have met some of The Others but that is all this one will share.

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on June 02, 2012
at 03:57 AM

Paleo Hacks only exists in the hours between when Paleo Hacks starts and when Paleo Hacks ends. Even if I could tell someone they had a good post, I wouldn't be talking to the same man. Who you were in Paleo Hacks is not who you were in the rest of the world.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on June 02, 2012
at 10:33 PM

You bashed that nail right on: +111% @Amerindian!

E7adfe31507efb7c935f618a829f56d6

(1507)

on June 03, 2012
at 06:53 PM

lol @ "low fives."

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on June 12, 2012
at 08:22 PM

Low is **always** better than high :)

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 01, 2012
at 01:56 PM

ive met a bunch of PH'ers, but ill never say who. its was a secret meeting that ended in an orgy of pastry flour.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 02, 2012
at 01:14 AM

And clearly some of them have read this and responded with some votes. Waving! Hi guys!

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on November 20, 2012
at 02:27 AM

Rejoin HBP now!!!

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26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

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on June 01, 2012
at 04:36 AM

Yes. But neither mentioned it. What is posted in PaleoHacks, stays in PlaeoHacks. First rule of PaleoHacks: DON'T TALK ABOUT PALEOHACKS. I'm pretty sure we were both buying beer,

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43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on June 01, 2012
at 04:11 AM

Have there been love connections made or even PH babies born?

I wish I could flag, up/down vote and edit people in real life :)

I wonder if Kamal's timing is as good in person!

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on June 01, 2012
at 02:01 PM

I have not, but that's what I get for living outside of major population centers.

The closest I have come is being in the grocery checkout line in Wegmans, Dewitt, NY, USA... and I landed right behind someone who was using Cordain's Paleo book AND cookbook as a shopping list for the first time.

I was able to say some very encouraging things and it felt good to connect and support.

Are any of you near Syracuse? (tap tap) Anyone?

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on June 01, 2012
at 01:01 PM

Closest thing that happened is that I knew another member from another forum and facebook, and I recognized her humor - so I called her out on facebook and it turned out to be her. She's also a local so we share paleo food finds along the way (as well as favorite cheat spots - freaking enablers).

I have some totally non-paleo, psuedo-cron, geek friends that freaked out when I +1'ed a Paleohacks post on Google+ - "OMG I LOVE PALEOHACKS!".

Apparently some of the lurkers here just appreciate the science..

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on June 01, 2012
at 02:13 PM

I'm here for the science and the inspiration. Recipe links, too.

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F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on June 01, 2012
at 04:36 AM

I did figure out that someone on here lives in the same small town, but we have yet to meet. Rogue Nutritionist, let's make it happen! ;)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 01, 2012
at 03:18 PM

my ears are burning! ;)

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on June 01, 2012
at 03:27 PM

I was protecting your anonymity Miss akd!

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on June 01, 2012
at 02:07 PM

Hi Karen! I also went to high school with someone on here, but haven't seen her outside of the internet since!

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 01, 2012
at 04:34 AM

Goodness, I hope not. I share too much information on this site for people I know to be aware of! Anonymity is my best friend.

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E2123e1da4ccbe211c9cbd82356fe4bc

on June 02, 2012
at 02:51 AM

I hope to god nobody recognizes me while I'm discussing the inner most workings of my digestive system.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on June 02, 2012
at 02:56 AM

I met up with someone here on PaleoHacks who also lives in Santa Fe.

Great to connect & hope there will be more folks over time...

I also have a long-time friend/client who joined a few months ago.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on June 03, 2012
at 07:05 PM

:-) !!!!!!!!!!

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

(5828)

on June 03, 2012
at 05:37 PM

Hey, I also met a fellow Santa Fe PaleoHacker!

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(2934)

on June 03, 2012
at 05:59 PM

I found someone on another fitness board by the same handle, but I have yet to meet anyone on here out in the real world. Or anyone paleo, for that matter...

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