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Old March 20, 2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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Sayonara sticky?

How 'bout a sticky for members wanting to say goodbye?

Maybe they're heading off to Iraq or Afghanistan, or they'll be on extended travel and won't have access to the forum for a long period. Maybe they're angry and want to express their feelings in a parting post. Maybe they know they'll be dead soon and want to say goodbye to their friends here.

As egocentric as I come across, I do often wonder what happened to a given member who just stopped posting.

I understand some of the problems with this from Staff's standpoint, but whaddya say?
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Old March 20, 2009, 02:10 PM   #2
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Maybe they're angry and want to express their feelings in a parting post.
I agree with the other reasons, but this one ^ just seems to be asking for trouble .

I have wondered at times what happened to certain members when they stop posting.

Anyone heard from Tourist lately? He and I had our differences on some issues but I always valued his perspective. Haven't seen him around here or THR for months.
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Old March 20, 2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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Anyone heard from Tourist lately? He and I had our differences
Us too, but it was fun anyway. I kinda miss him.

Lately, I'm wondering what happened to Dave Miller.
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Old March 20, 2009, 04:49 PM   #4
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grymster, you have a PM.
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Old March 20, 2009, 05:10 PM   #5
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I sort of join this, where are the cool guys like Tourist, Blues Bear, The Blues man, GoSlash

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Old March 20, 2009, 06:42 PM   #6
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The devil is making me do this

Could it be a place to post suggestions to members we wish would say goodbye?

I s'pose not...
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Old March 20, 2009, 06:46 PM   #7
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I guess we can only wonder what happened to most, but OTOH I'm sure we'll learn the fate of some on the evening news! What do you think Ken?
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Old March 20, 2009, 07:01 PM   #8
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Old March 20, 2009, 07:05 PM   #9
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Old March 20, 2009, 07:15 PM   #10
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There is nothing so odd that the internet won't provide.
That is astonishing. I wish I'd thought of it first -- I could use a good get-rich-slowly scheme right about now...

So, what we really want is a sticky where all the people who never post any more would post to say how they're doing. Hmmm... I think I see a problem here.
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Old March 22, 2009, 10:31 AM   #11
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There are lots of computers overseas, if you're angry call your mommy,if you're dying then I'm genuinely sad but want first crack at your collection. As for the ones that disappeared, they were the sane ones. They just got in thier truck and left. A forum for whiners, If you build it they will come.
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Old March 22, 2009, 10:52 AM   #12
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Personally I don't see anything good coming out of such a thread.

Especially given that most people who leave here never get the chance to post a see you later message, if you get my drift...
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Old March 22, 2009, 12:40 PM   #13
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I guess I’m guilty of assuming that a lot of members that leave, do so of their own accord.

Speaking of members leaving; after what I saw on here at ~1:00 this morning (and my wife almost saw), maybe whoever suggested that post count should mean something, is on to something. How bout “Senior Member” requires 500 or 1000 posts and posting images directly here, requires “Senior" status? Maybe then, the people posting pics would more likely be stakeholders in the integrity of this board.
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Old March 22, 2009, 12:48 PM   #14
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I think you're right that a lot of people register here, participate for awhile, and then quit coming.

But my guess is that it's simply because they fade away, and it's not really a conscious decision on their part.
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Old March 26, 2009, 07:46 PM   #15
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Especially given that most people who leave here never get the chance to post a see you later message, if you get my drift...
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people register here, participate for awhile, and then quit coming.

But my guess is that it's simply because they fade away, and it's not really a conscious decision on their part.

Yep, it's a nice idea but I'd guess that the two instances above represent 95+% of no longer active participants. Meaning that the thread would be pretty bare.
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