questionsdo you want to get to know the community better?

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Fun idea! I will try to post when I get home tonight.

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I don't have a microphone... :(

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Unusual idea, but how does listening to someone read a random passage from something help us get to know them?

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I had a mic but never used it, not sure where it's at now 8-(

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I have no tongue. I find this totally offensive!

;-)

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i think @lavikinga's question is on the right track. i consider the sound of a voice to be one of the least informative bits of information about a person. a person's background and way of thinking is much more interesting and informative.

say an evil surgeon transplanted your brain into a robot body, and put someone else's brain into your now-empty skull. which is the real you, the robot with your brain (with your memories and mind) or the body with your voice? which one should a person talk to, to get to know you better?

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@lavikinga & @no1: I think this is more about what you choose to read than the sound of your voice. Peoples choice of reading and/or favorite sayings can tell alot about a persons character. A voice will only generally tell what sex and maybe age (really young/old).

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@pyxientx: if it's more about what you choose to read, then why does one need to record one's voice at all? one may as well simply post a selection of text or song lyrics. "this is what i would have chosen to read aloud."

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@no1: True in a way, but anyone can type anything. However to listen to someone who conveys the passion of their choice shows whether it makes them sad, happy, nostalgic, etc. Also the choice, whether political, religious, romantic, sarcastic or, any of the 100's of things gives a glimpse of their wishes and struggles. People tend to identify some part of themselves in the things they choose to read, or that passage doesn't last long in their minds. That is what I would be looking for if it were my question.

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@lavikinga & @no1: I'm going to have to agree with @pyxientx. I think it's interesting and personal to hear someone's voice. I mean why look at a photo of someone? It just adds another piece to that simulation of them you house in your mind.

Also consider Alan Rickman's vocal delivery. Many people have told me they could listen to him read the phone book. Separate from the content read someone could really show their character, or at least be entertaining.

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@publicart: Ok, you win with the Alan Rickman idea. His accent is bad, but I think I fell in love with him while watching this years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAS8LhgYp2M from Truly, Madly, Deeply.