sunshine79
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...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:17 am

I've noticed recently that there are quite a few threads about people deleting themself. I know we care a lot about each other on here, but do we have to start a thread about every single person leaving? As I say before, I know a lot of people are friends and most people care about other members, but most of the time, we know when a member has deleted themself.
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Newark777
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:22 am

Quoting Sunshine79 (Thread starter):
most people care about other members

I don't really care about anyone on here, for the most part. But that's just me.

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:35 am

I noticed 2 in non-av today, plus this one complaining about those 2. Did I miss any others?
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:53 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
I don't really care about anyone on here, for the most part.

Trouble is Harry, some people DO care about some other people, and so want to share their feelings about people leaving. I have to admit it does get a tad annoying when the people going are people you couldn't give a monkeys about, but when some you DO care about goes, then you want to know about it.

I guess it's just something we are all going to have to put up with. Hell, you don't have to read the thread. I mean, I couldn't give a flying wossname about football (American or real) but I don't complain about the myriad of posts that go up about it.

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:20 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 3):
Trouble is Harry, some people DO care about some other people, and so want to share their feelings about people leaving.

Selective quoting is nice, isn't it? If you had read my whole post, you would have seen that I said:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
But that's just me.

I don't care about the threads, and don't mind people starting them. I was just commenting on the fact that everyone seems to think this is one happy family. Maybe it means I should just let them be. Maybe it means a lot of the people here need to make real life friends.

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:23 am

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:49 am

To be honest on this site i care about 3 people Azza40, Airpacific747 and Hawk21M, if they left they'd be the only ones id miss and i wouldnt start a post and i dont see the point, people will find out anyway when they see the blue flag. It really is just for a post count, if you ask me they should just be deleted.

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:01 am



Lew

[Edited 2006-09-16 00:02:35]
 
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:04 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 6):
It really is just for a post count

Post counts mean diddle squat, so I don't see how this is valid reasoning. Perhaps I'm missing something.
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:04 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 8):
Post counts mean diddle squat

Not to some people ive seen.

Quoting EWS (Reply 7):

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 
You have too much time mate, too much time

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:43 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
I don't really care about anyone on here, for the most part. But that's just me.



Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 6):
To be honest on this site i care about 3 people Azza40, Airpacific747 and Hawk21M, if they left they'd be the only ones id miss

Those are some sad Quotes.
I thought we where a community that cared about each other we are ANETTERS and ask each other questions and communicate with each other.
Or was i wrong.?

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 3):
Trouble is Harry, some people DO care about some other people

Well said as always Andy
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:51 am

Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 10):
I thought we where a community that cared about each other we are ANETTERS and ask each other questions and communicate with each other.
Or was i wrong.?

I do my best to help others when they need it, but in the end, it doesn't come close to real friendships or relationships. If a.net disappeared tomorrow, all that would happen would be that I would be more productive, and life would go on as normal. Can't say that about other communities I'm in.

I may have come off a bit harsh, but in the end, it's just the internet.

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:57 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 11):
, but in the end, it doesn't come close to real friendships or relationships



Harry with all due respect i have to disagree with you here.
From the emails i get now and from the people i have met through this site its like my extended family.
For example i met some people that i would not have if it wasn't for Anet like Paul Markman and Chris Griffiths to name a few.
If they leave it would have an impact on me personally.
They feel like real friends to me
Cheers

[Edited 2006-09-16 02:01:10]
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:06 am

Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 12):
From the emails i get now and from the people i have met through this site its like my extended family.

Hey, if you've been able to make those types of relationships, I'm happy for you. I was just speaking from my own experiences.

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:13 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 13):
Hey, if you've been able to make those types of relationships, I'm happy for you. I was just speaking from my own experiences.

I understand Harry but the saying goes never put all your eggs in one basket.
People are different and its sad that you have not left provisions to make future friends and get along on a friendship relation from this site.
But at the end of the day its all up to you.
Cheers
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:34 am

Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 14):

I understand Harry but the saying goes never put all your eggs in one basket.

I think this is more of a case of leaving one of my baskets empty.

Harry
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:45 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 9):
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 8):Post counts mean diddle squat

Not to some people ive seen.

... which doesn't seem to explain the significance of post counts.
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:57 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 16):
... which doesn't seem to explain the significance of post counts.

Some people firmly believe in quantity over quality. Can't explain it...they just believe it.
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:15 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 15):
I think this is more of a case of leaving one of my baskets empty.

Thats fine Harry leave your basket empty if you like it that way  Smile
Cheers
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:33 pm

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 17):
Some people firmly believe in quantity over quality.

I guess I'm just going to have to not understand this issue. I don't see the value anyone could possibly get from having some sort of inflated post count number, or its significance to others.
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:00 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 19):

That must be because you arent an excessive poster, well like someone said some people choose quantity over quality.

Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 10):
Those are some sad Quotes.
I thought we where a community that cared about each other we are ANETTERS and ask each other questions and communicate with each other.
Or was i wrong.?

No i dont carea bout everyone on this site, hell if say Kaz or you or anyone was to leave tomorow i would still come here, i would still post and i wouldnt make a post saying OMG .... has left what a shame. simply because i see it as pointless, the three people who i mentioned are the 3 i keep contact with outside of A.net (aswell as a few others) and there the ones if they were to leave id be more puzzled about and would query with them personally why they left and i wouldnt go round on this site asking other people.

Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 10):
Well said as always Andy

If you read my first post on here thats almost similar to what i said, he said some people care about few others, exactly what i said but i use and example, your a bit contradictory here.  Smile

Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 12):
They feel like real friends to me

Same with me!! this place is great to meet a people, but what i hate is, like when kaz left there was a post about it by the now departed Jap, Now why was that post nesseescary? I didnt give a shit she'd gone and neither did a hell of alot of people, so why not keep it off of A.net and just make a mass email and send it to everyone on here RR?

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:23 pm

My flatmate

Quoting Sunshine79 (Thread starter):
Left The Building.

He went shopping for groceries.

Seriously, if there is such a thing as growing up internet-wise, "not taking it too seriously" is one major part of it. If people delete their usernames, it should at least not be themselves who's making the fuss - and no one needs to give a reason for popping $25.
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:11 pm

Breaking News

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:06 pm

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 22):
Elvis Has Left The Building!!!!

As I recall he heaved off.
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:37 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 23):
As I recall he heaved off.

Thank God for that! Over-stuffed turkey, just ripe for the pluck 'n f*ck.
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:19 pm

Quoting Sunshine79 (Thread starter):
I've noticed recently that there are quite a few threads about people deleting themself. I know we care a lot about each other on here, but do we have to start a thread about every single person leaving? As I say before, I know a lot of people are friends and most people care about other members, but most of the time, we know when a member has deleted themself.

Don't be afraid, I will open also a thread for you when you will auto-delete Big grin  Wink
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:55 am

Whats this Deletion Stuff.How does Deletion be better than taking a Break by not Posting  Smile

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:38 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 26):
Whats this Deletion Stuff.How does Deletion be better than taking a Break by not Posting Smile

Some people somehow find the temptation to post too overbearing unless they delete.  Yeah sure And they like to see if it will start a huge fuss in the forums when people notice they aren't the ones posting every other reply anymore.. Mostly people who haven't left their computer in a few weeks.
 
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RE: ...Left The Building

Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:41 am

Quoting TransWorldSTL (Reply 27):
Some people somehow find the temptation to post too overbearing unless they delete.

Yes, but they continue to view the forums nonetheless, make a little pact with themselves not to post as much as they used to, and then return again only to go through the same cycle 18 months later.

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:58 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
I don't really care about anyone on here, for the most part. But that's just me.

Thanks, you jerk, haha. See if I ever go to ABE with you again.  Smile

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 11):
I do my best to help others when they need it, but in the end, it doesn't come close to real friendships or relationships.

I agree. The only A.Netters I talk to constantly are yourself and PipoA380, whom I met in GVA. Otherwise, I don't know any other a.netters except for one or two who have helped me with editing, and while we are acquainted through the internet, I wouldn't consider them my extended family.

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RE: ...Left The Building

Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:39 am

Quoting Sunshine79 (Thread starter):
do we have to start a thread about every single person leaving? As I say before, I know a lot of people are friends and most people care about other members, but most of the time, we know when a member has deleted themself.

When I left last year, I told KROC and a couple of other people via the message option. That was it, sayonara.

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 11):
in the end, it doesn't come close to real friendships or relationships.



Quoting Newark777 (Reply 11):
the end, it's just the internet

Bingo.

Quoting JumboJim747 (Reply 12):
From the emails i get now and from the people i have met through this site its like my extended family

If you can do that, then that's good for you. The communication, camaraderie and interaction, though, is and never will be anything to actually being with people.

Quoting YVRtoYYZ (Reply 28):
Yes, but they continue to view the forums nonetheless, make a little pact with themselves not to post as much as they used to, and then return again only to go through the same cycle 18 months later.

 laughing  Excellent! Even though I had been away, sometimes I would come back here and check out some of the posts (like during down time here at work).

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RE: ...Left The Building

Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:50 pm

Quoting TransWorldSTL (Reply 27):
And they like to see if it will start a huge fuss in the forums when people notice they aren't the ones posting every other reply anymore

If what you are saying is true.
What makes these folks think this way.I doubt anyone would notice unless one knew them personally.
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