Old 09-18-2006, 02:16 AM   #101
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It is often the case that when someone departs it is more because of disappointment and dismay at a general pattern of uncivil behavior by persons who hold themselves up to be members of a supposedly "enlightened" group, rather than specific actions by a particular individual directed at the departee.
I know, and I feel sorry for it happening.
But I also know some people are forced to leave because of implications to their off line live.

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Old 09-18-2006, 02:35 AM   #102
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I must not be doing a good job of expressing myself. Again, I'm talking not about attacks against oneself, about which I have the same opinion as you. I'm talking about dismay at frequent bouts of incivility that have nothing to do with oneself, especially when displayed in a place that supposedly has "higher standards."

Imagine a bar where the regulars get in regular scream-fights with each other, during which they hurl the vilest, most hurtful insults. Even if I am never the target of these, that is not a place I would care to hang out. I'm not saying AH is anything like that, it's just an extreme scenario to demonstrate the point.
You're making your point very well Rox. I took a month off recently due to being sick of the way things were going around here (I came here to discuss writing and find author friends to expand myself, not to listen to people call each other names about stupid crap that is just opinion to begin with).

I can reiterate that Jammies did not leave due to anyone being mean to her (nor did Mallie). It would be positively un-Jammies like to give someone else that kind of power over her. She, Mallie, and several others I know of have been upset as of late by the rising level of nastiness around here. Some people thrive on it, others do not. It's that simple. We all have jobs, lives, and responsiblities. If coming here makes you unhappy, why would you keep coming back?
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:34 AM   #103
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If coming here makes you unhappy, why would you keep coming back?

*nodding*

That's a really good point.

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Old 09-18-2006, 01:59 PM   #104
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I'm back but with a head cold so the screen is a bit fuzzy.

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Old 09-18-2006, 03:04 PM   #105
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:13 PM   #106
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:19 PM   #107
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Good to see you Og. And a sigh for Jammies. I came to the thread wondering why I hadn't seen her in a while.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:15 PM   #108
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:26 PM   #109
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Time for bed.
We're off on a 2-day trip to visit my oldies, and then ever northwards to drop off the last of his belongings to Mat Jr. We'll have dinner with him and stay over at a friendly B&B, before wending our way back home leisurely on Wednesday.

So, this is it until Wednesday evening, lovelies.

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You all take care and try and behave yourselves in your own inimitable manner while we're gone.

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Old 09-18-2006, 08:15 PM   #111
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:53 AM   #112
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:06 AM   #114
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LOGOPHILE!!!!!!
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That's who's missing......

I second this whole heartedly......

Does SJ have her locked in the closet?

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Old 09-20-2006, 01:18 PM   #115
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Afternoon all...........the newlyweds have returned after visiting the oldies, my sister and Matt Jr. We had a great time, but a lot of driving, and very glad to be home.

Now I got to read the threads and find out what's been happening.

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Old 09-21-2006, 01:16 PM   #119
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I'm back! Woot!

School's started up again and I'll have more reliable access to this place. No more worries about avoiding the internet nanny watcher program at the library. I can downloard stories again and read all the new works that I haven't even been able to see for months. I can also start submitting new works and keeping up with the boards a bit better. It may not be much more than a popping in to say hi or bye, but it's nice to know that I can do that again.
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Old 09-21-2006, 01:48 PM   #120
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I've been out more than in lately due to a herniated disc in the lower back pinching the sciatic nerve running down my right leg. Time and steroids have begun to clear things up. I'll go through a bit of physical therapy and, no doubt, soon be restored to my usual state of manly decrepitude.

It was all a bit frustrating in that staying still, as in sitting at a 'puter or sleeping over two or three hours at a time, was non-negotiable with the pain. About all I could do was take a look in here every now and then and do a little, as in VERY little, rewriting on my first novel.

I've had more fun times in my life. But in comparison to what it might have been, and what others here have gone through...well, you know the drill.

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Welcome back, lady. You were missed.

I've been out more than in lately due to a herniated disc in the lower back pinching the sciatic nerve running down my right leg. Time and steroids have begun to clear things up. I'll go through a bit of physical therapy and, no doubt, soon be restored to my usual state of manly decrepitude.

It was all a bit frustrating in that staying still, as in sitting at a 'puter or sleeping over two or three hours at a time, was non-negotiable with the pain. About all I could do was take a look in here every now and then and do a little, as in VERY little, rewriting on my first novel.

I've had more fun times in my life. But in comparison to what it might have been, and what others here have gone through...well, you know the drill.

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Well, now. I have been advised to make an announcement in this particular thread, which seems to be about coming and going. Maybe she just wanted me to bump up the thread. So *bump*

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Just wanted to say tonight that I'll be heading back to school tomorrow, and am staying in a place with absolutely no internet connection. If I can I'll try and get on at school in the computer labs or library, but I'm not sure if I'll eb able too. Expect my visits to the forums to be brief and sporadic. After this quarter however I will no longer have any time constraints, so all will be normal again in ten weeks.
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Just wanted to say tonight that I'll be heading back to school tomorrow, and am staying in a place with absolutely no internet connection. If I can I'll try and get on at school in the computer labs or library, but I'm not sure if I'll eb able too. Expect my visits to the forums to be brief and sporadic. After this quarter however I will no longer have any time constraints, so all will be normal again in ten weeks.
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