Sometimes I also feel that we should meet. But it may not be possible as we are all in different places and scattered across the country.
Mohan stays in Hyderabad and I am also from Hyderabad. So sometimes we will talk to each other on the phone and contact through WhatsApp. Sometimes we think of meeting but as the situation outside is not good we couldn't meet.
If we are really interested all the members staying in nearby places can plan a get-together. For example, in Hyderabad, there may be a minimum of 5 or 6 members. If all of them are interested they can plan a get-together.
One of my relatives was very active on Facebook. So he used to plan a meet with all his friends in the place he was visiting. I attended such a meeting with him in Hyderabad once.
(Just a few would have met or known each other before or after joining ISC, like Mohan and Rao, but that may be a microscopic minimal number).
The profile picture at left corner of a post is not a dull badge or logo, but it makes a feeling that the member is sitting right in front.
It is this feeling which makes us discuss matters very decently and in a cool and civil manner, a mature discussion among matured and serious persons. How real and truthful members consider ISC forum is displayed by the various salutations, as if they are addressing a person in front.
Hence each of us will have a mental picture of another member,at least the frequent active members. Many times I also wished if I could met any of them. As the message section is visible to all, we cannot have any direct private messaging. That restricts the more close understanding of each other, other than by what is coming our by their posts. This is one reason that ISC members are not able to meet in person even though they may be in the same state, same district or even in the same city.
Some of us mooted some suggestions for such meets earlier. The sentiment may be still there in many members' minds.
It may be interesting to read the following threads reflecting the sentiment.
Will you be able to recognise another ISC-ian if you accidentally meet him/her?
Can ISC make a small meet for its members?
I am disappointed that I missed a chance to meet a fellow ISCian
Is it possible to meet Managing Editor of ISC in person after taking prior appointment?
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
However, I get a lot of satisfaction with the views expressed by the members in some particular topic and it appears that their views are closely matching to my views. Indirectly, I have been benefited with my involvement in this site for getting excellent ideas of the members on various topics which are really encouraging.
Knowledge is power.
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