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    You think this is 'dead', you should have seen this place in September 1999.
    Hi2U!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    You think this is 'dead', you should have seen this place in September 1999.
    Hey John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Hey John
    Hey Humby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad_Haggis View Post

    I was thinking into getting into the thinking game???

    go for it dude ! you can do it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    go for it dude ! you can do it !
    He can surprise you in that, actually, IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Hey Humby
    Hey John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Well, I am sure that it is a mixture of reasons...

    First off, when new people do arrive, oftentimes they are jumped on for not posting in what some consider the correct form or wording, perhaps due to a different first language, many accused of being a spammer with out being given a chance... Who wants to stick around where they don't feel welcome...?

    Then of course, many simply answer a question with 'google it' or don't you know how to use the search, forgetting that everyone is not of the same level of computing knowledge. Searching is an art in itself...

    Many were run off by not conforming to the thoughts that the majority had. The tolerance for differing viewpoints was lost along the way leaving a group of people all in agreement and making the boards very boring as a result... Be careful what you wish for... It is much easier to find a new place than to have to deal with gang rape…

    Things might change if people became a little more helpful and welcoming to new comers and a little more tolerant with others beliefs and ideas…

    There is a lot of competition out there, to get people to come back and stay is the trick...
    Well said Ken.
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    We should welcome each person with open arms. If it turns out to be a real spammer, then oh well, all that was wasted was a few keystrokes.
    Sliding down the banister of life ..........................

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    after much thought & time now,my thoughts are this,

    I have belonged to a home theater/stereo forum & a photography forum besides SG,for a long time now,

    and the "general" forums at both of those are still so active like SG used to be ,so much so that I have to keep refreshing the page to see the activity,

    so I disagree that it's "other" types of social sites that have minimized/deteriorated this type of discussion forum, and no,I don't think it's us long time members running off new members,yes,I run off spammers,but ALL the long time members have pretty much left here.

    mmmm,anyway,just my thoughts on it.

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    Still kicking!

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    well I'm new and I like to speak my mind, even if it makes someone mad. I've been ignored or banned at lots of rooms hope it doesn't happen here. The members I've met, like Minir, Humboldt, and others have made me feel welcome--James

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    I got ran off a long time ago....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaLa View Post
    I got ran off a long time ago....
    Why? From what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvoixjames View Post
    Why? From what?
    it was me......

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    Nice rezurrection... The bottom line is, forums are what WE all make of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    but ALL the long time members have pretty much left here.
    What am I, chopped liver?


    When I think of a few of the long-timers who kept the pages full of their BS posts, I figure good riddance.
    Otherwise there are quite a few it'd be nice to see again...Ghost and brembo to name a couple, even that jackass Crazyman.

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    I am still here....just got busy with life.....
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    Loading the dishwasher at brembo's house means bringing the fiancee a sixpack home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    What am I, chopped liver?


    When I think of a few of the long-timers who kept the pages full of their BS posts, I figure good riddance.
    Otherwise there are quite a few it'd be nice to see again...Ghost and brembo to name a couple, even that jackass Crazyman.
    yes you are chopped liver & we love that crazyman.
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    besides "pretty much" means most or not all !

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    yes,you guys still are here,but this place can go a day or two without a new post

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    Still kicking!
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    I got ran off a long time ago....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    What am I, chopped liver?


    When I think of a few of the long-timers who kept the pages full of their BS posts, I figure good riddance.
    Otherwise there are quite a few it'd be nice to see again...Ghost and brembo to name a couple, even that jackass Crazyman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightowl View Post
    I am still here....just got busy with life.....
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    and we are all good friends,maybe I just miss the good old days here.

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    Yeah, but we've gained some great new members here as well.

    Personally I'd be happy to never see another post from Prey or Ghosthunter, despite new posts from them every 5 minutes.

    I miss the old days too, but were they that good? I remember just as much bitching and fighting then, same BS but different people.

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