Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by Joecoolyo, Nov 1, 2011.
Posters like you makes this place bearable.
8 years and a couple of months isn't nearly long enough.
There are still people left to disagree with!
I don't mean to be contrary , and I too will be sad to see awesome posters gone , but what's with the whole "retiring" from the site and accompanying fanfare ?
I mean it's really just a matter of logging on from time to time and posting if you've got something to say , and not if you don't .
You really think people only post here if they have something to say?
No, we're not that young anymore.
Well, yes. Naturally. Why else would they log on, Eran?
To ask questions.
vr and redralph are gone? this is not the ot i know anymore.
I still don't get the whole "gone" thing ? They don't want to continue the rigorous 6.00am training sessions involving sand hill climbs and gym that posting requires and need to rest their aging bodies ? They are disposing of their computers or moving to an isolated Amazonian community ?
They aren't going to come to the site and read other people's posts, or make any of their own. What's hard to understand about that?
Ok I get the mechanic and I suspect you realise that . It's the associated melodrama of "retirement" that I feel is overstated . It's not like there is a significant level of investment required to visit that one is no longer prepared to go through .
Join date: feb 2010
Maybe it's just me, be some people tend to get really invested in this site. So much so, that they need a break from it on occasion.
That's what VR's doing, dunno about Ralph.
I am just finding OT boring of late, so I need some time away.
I'll be back in April to see if things are any better around here.
Sorry to see you guys go.
That's disappointing from one of my favourite posters . I have made it clear that I will be saddened by the absence of posters who garner a lot more respect than me around here due both to their longevity and quality of contribution , and rightly so .
This , on the other hand goes a long way to answering my question . I may have underestimated how much this place means to people , thus simply logging off and taking a break may not be as easy as I thought .
The little smillie at the top is unintended and I've no idea how to remove it , but since it's not a I'll just roll with it
Edit...._random_ rockin' as usual
Beneath the posting section in the "Go Advanced" thing is a section labeled "Post Icons" just click "No Icon" if you want it removed.
Hey I'm not saying you aren't part of the team and I love your contributions. I'm just saying that sometimes it takes a few more years before another layer of this place really sinks in. It took me about 5 years after I joined before I really felt like this was a truly personal meaningful real life community for me. 2 years in CFC was like a mini life away from life, but after enough time it just becomes a full up part of life.
My point was that give it time and the level of formality of the exits will make more personal sense. I didn't mean to be snide.
Yeah I agree mate . I realise I kinda missed the point and I think it's admirable you were sticking up for your greatly missed contributors
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