• Chez

    Senior Member
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    'Not really, except that you are addressing different things:

    Hi there is very general, not addressing anyone in particular, just everyone who is 'there'.

    Hi people obviously addresses the 'people' who can hear you

    Hi forum only addresses those people in the forum

    In the same way:

    Hi, class would address the class.
    Hi John would address John
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