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☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:51:42 PM »
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I'm dropping in here to explain my decision to go Walkabout.

The Forum here is better off without me.  I cause too much dissention.  Of late, it has become a running battle between me and Eddie and if I let this continue one of us will say something we can't take back and the friendship will be finished.  I don't want that, I want this friendship to last until I die, which probably is not that far off.

Besides that, nobody really picks up on any of the newz stories I drop on, the conversations aren't about that stuff anymore.  Nor do my food threads garner all that much interest.  The conversations have been mostly about prepping and growing food and doing Macho Man stuff around the Doomstead.  I'm a Cripple, not a Macho Man and I don't fit in.  My advice and thoughts on this aren't respected because I can't do this stuff anymore.  This is Eddie's bailiwick, so he should be the leader here now, whether he wants this job or not.  I hope he doesn't quit, that really will kill the forum.  It can exist fine without me, I'm a 3rd wheel around here now.

I'll still be here Admining, the Ghost in the Machine.  I know neither Surly nor Eddie know enough about the SMF software to do a real good job with that, although KDog can do it if he wanted to. I'll still be writing articles for the blog as well.  I'm not dead yet.  However, in a way this is a test of whether the Diner will continue without me When I'm Gone or if it will die.  My hope of course is that my friends will keep it alive, even though my corporeal self cannot be kept alive.  Now we will find out which is the case.

A Walkabout is what it sounds like, I may not be gone forever here.  Maybe I just need some time off, a couple of days, a week a month who knows?  I could walk back in any day as long as I haven't had my final meeting with the Grim Reaper.

In the meantime, Keep on Truckin'.

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☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement - One More Thing...
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 12:29:59 AM »
If you want to check if I am still alive between my articles on the Blog, I am still posting Newz Links on our reddit sub r/globalcollapse on a daily basis:

https://www.reddit.com/r/globalcollapse/

You can also drop in the commentary on those links if you have a reddit ID.


I am also putting up Food Videos daily on our reddit sub r/meatosaurus:

https://www.reddit.com/r/meatosaurus/

If you want to talk food issues with me, drop in there also.


Keep on Truckin'

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Re: ☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 04:17:17 AM »
That's better.
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Re: ☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 05:42:09 AM »
I would say don't go. . .
As a lurker I always liked what you wrote. Maybe you are a little to contentious but that is the nature of the internet and the after effect of carrying around the baggage of knowledge that Doom is proceeding and very little of the world gives a shit. Now that I post comments once in a while your going away :o. If it's absolutely necessary, have a safe trip :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: ☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement - One More Thing...
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 09:13:49 AM »
If you want to check if I am still alive between my articles on the Blog, I am still posting Newz Links on our reddit sub r/globalcollapse on a daily basis:

https://www.reddit.com/r/globalcollapse/

You can also drop in the commentary on those links if you have a reddit ID.


I am also putting up Food Videos daily on our reddit sub r/meatosaurus:

https://www.reddit.com/r/meatosaurus/

If you want to talk food issues with me, drop in there also.


Keep on Truckin'

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Re: ☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 09:31:29 PM »
If RE is walkabout what should we do about the six members who applied to get into the forum?  One might be real.  It being RE's blog he took care of them and he would ax all of these.  I know he wants to see some guests posts from any new potential new members to see if they have brain cells before he does and the potential real one hasn't done that.  Since nothing has to be done now I won't, but this could test his 'retirement'.

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Re: ☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 04:22:18 AM »
Anyone who wants to post can do so, right? Just moderated. Most of those who don't can be assumed to be spammers. Let them speak and then admit the ones who are real people wanting to join the forum, or get ready to read some spam.

Said another way, membership, in and of itself conveys no privileges and cost no dues. What's the difference if they're approved or not? Anybody can read the forum or post as a guest.
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Re: ☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 04:45:51 AM »
If RE is walkabout what should we do about the six members who applied to get into the forum?  One might be real.  It being RE's blog he took care of them and he would ax all of these.  I know he wants to see some guests posts from any new potential new members to see if they have brain cells before he does and the potential real one hasn't done that.  Since nothing has to be done now I won't, but this could test his 'retirement'.

RE hasn't touched "new members" in years, as far as I know. That's been me, as I just haven't made it a priority in my convalescence.

I have a means of screening and weeding out potential spammers. Some still get through, but they are subject to moderation and are airlock after attempted spamming.

I'll get around to it, but am not optimistic about user names like "udbcy8aydrdbhdfbf" with Russian IP addys.
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Re: ☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 05:12:03 AM »
See what I mean censor.

Why lie to yourself and pretend?  :icon_scratch:

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Re: ☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 05:13:53 AM »
Oh please. Is there an eye-roll emoticon?
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Re: ☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 05:16:14 AM »
Oh please. Is there an eye-roll emoticon?

    ::) ::)        :laugh:

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Re: ☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 05:18:31 AM »
See what I mean censor.

Why lie to yourself and pretend?  :icon_scratch:

Who do you think approves your moderated posts?
Written like someone who has never been responsible for anything here.

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Re: ☠️ Rehearsals for Retirement
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 05:49:57 AM »
See what I mean censor.

Why lie to yourself and pretend?  :icon_scratch:

Will be happy to send the "buy fake passport"  and "hot Russian girls" spam directly to your inbox on your request.
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