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#1 Palisades

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:20 PM

She's gone missing. Even more missing than me. (I'm incredibly busy right now and don't have time to get bogged down in threads.)

Did she get fed up with OT and decide to take some time off? Can't say I blame her.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:07 PM

Maybe she saw how much support that pervert Kevin Jennings got here, and decided to distance herself from the crazy. :happy:  (I can hope there are pockets of sanity still out there can't I?)
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:56 PM

^Scherzo, only you could come up with that one.

I've seen Specs on another board through the beginning of the year and she was fine, so I get the feeling she's taking a break from OT. She can speak for herself, though, should she feel the need.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:45 PM

I miss her greatly
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 12:04 AM

I think Specs is taking a break from online forums.

Edited by BklnScott, 06 January 2010 - 12:04 AM.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 12:44 AM

^^Always a healthy thing to do from time to time.  But I have a hope that she'll come back at least to participate in Picture Day.  She is missed.

scherzo - we had you show up for Picture Day last year - care to join in this year?

Same invite to Shal & Palisades.  Picture Day and other such efforts do a lot to humanize us all, so we remember that we're all human beings, and not just words on a screen...

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:27 AM

decloaking...  :eek2:

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:55 AM

View PostPalisade, on Jan 5 2010, 01:20 PM, said:

She's gone missing. Even more missing than me. (I'm incredibly busy right now and don't have time to get bogged down in threads.)

Did she get fed up with OT and decide to take some time off? Can't say I blame her.



:dontgetit:  I'm almost positive that you were the last person she talked to when she was here.  It's funny to see the people that are checking on her welfare.  She's my friend and I don't know if I hope she returns, I mean I do of course miss her here but she doesn't get treated very well and she's such an awesome person that she should get treated well.

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#9 Palisades

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:46 AM

View PostBalderdash, on Jan 6 2010, 07:55 AM, said:

View PostPalisade, on Jan 5 2010, 01:20 PM, said:

She's gone missing. Even more missing than me. (I'm incredibly busy right now and don't have time to get bogged down in threads.)

Did she get fed up with OT and decide to take some time off? Can't say I blame her.



:dontgetit:  I'm almost positive that you were the last person she talked to when she was here.  It's funny to see the people that are checking on her welfare.  She's my friend and I don't know if I hope she returns, I mean I do of course miss her here but she doesn't get treated very well and she's such an awesome person that she should get treated well.


No, I was most definitely not the last person she talked to when she was here. Here are the search results of her last posts.
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#10 Chipper

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:51 PM

View PostBalderdash, on Jan 6 2010, 07:55 AM, said:

View PostPalisade, on Jan 5 2010, 01:20 PM, said:

She's gone missing. Even more missing than me. (I'm incredibly busy right now and don't have time to get bogged down in threads.)

Did she get fed up with OT and decide to take some time off? Can't say I blame her.



:dontgetit:  I'm almost positive that you were the last person she talked to when she was here.  It's funny to see the people that are checking on her welfare.  She's my friend and I don't know if I hope she returns, I mean I do of course miss her here but she doesn't get treated very well and she's such an awesome person that she should get treated well.

?!  Just because people vehemently disagree and yes, argue, doesn't mean that they aren't concerned for the well being of others and hope that the people they interact with on a regular basis are well.  I'd think you'd be happy people think about her.
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#11 Balderdash

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:54 PM

View PostChipper, on Jan 6 2010, 11:51 AM, said:

View PostBalderdash, on Jan 6 2010, 07:55 AM, said:

View PostPalisade, on Jan 5 2010, 01:20 PM, said:

She's gone missing. Even more missing than me. (I'm incredibly busy right now and don't have time to get bogged down in threads.)

Did she get fed up with OT and decide to take some time off? Can't say I blame her.



:dontgetit:  I'm almost positive that you were the last person she talked to when she was here.  It's funny to see the people that are checking on her welfare.  She's my friend and I don't know if I hope she returns, I mean I do of course miss her here but she doesn't get treated very well and she's such an awesome person that she should get treated well.

?!  Just because people vehemently disagree and yes, argue, doesn't mean that they aren't concerned for the well being of others and hope that the people they interact with on a regular basis are well.  I'd think you'd be happy people think about her.


This is the second public spanking from you, I'm just wondering why I'm the only one who seems to benefit when clearly they are many others who could use your sage counseling.  There is no way in the world that my posting style is worse than some others that I won't mention and yet here we are again.

I'm sorry but when Specs was here she was practically begging for some reasonable discourse.  But I'm sure that it's much easier to put me in my place.

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#12 Rhea

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 04:19 PM

View PostChipper, on Jan 6 2010, 10:51 AM, said:

View PostBalderdash, on Jan 6 2010, 07:55 AM, said:

View PostPalisade, on Jan 5 2010, 01:20 PM, said:

She's gone missing. Even more missing than me. (I'm incredibly busy right now and don't have time to get bogged down in threads.)

Did she get fed up with OT and decide to take some time off? Can't say I blame her.



:dontgetit:  I'm almost positive that you were the last person she talked to when she was here.  It's funny to see the people that are checking on her welfare.  She's my friend and I don't know if I hope she returns, I mean I do of course miss her here but she doesn't get treated very well and she's such an awesome person that she should get treated well.

?!  Just because people vehemently disagree and yes, argue, doesn't mean that they aren't concerned for the well being of others and hope that the people they interact with on a regular basis are well.  I'd think you'd be happy people think about her.

Lord knows that's true, or my conservative Republican brother wouldn't have lived long enough to vote.  :whistle:
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#13 Omega

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 04:56 PM

We're all just being concerned about an absent friend.  Can we please not take potshots at each other over something like that?  If Specs really is taking a break, that's not going to encourage her to come back, now is it?

#14 Chipper

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:14 PM

Edit --

Nevermind.  Apparently I'm the bad guy...

Edited by Chipper, 07 January 2010 - 12:15 AM.

"Courtesy is how we got civilized. The blind assertion of rights is what threatens to decivilize us. Everybody's got lots of rights that are set out legally. Responsibilities are not enumerated, for good reason, but they are set into the social fabric. Is it such a sacrifice to not be an a**hole?"

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#15 Palisades

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:36 PM

This thread, whose purpose was to ask if someone was doing okay, has turned into OT in a microcosm.
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#16 Lin731

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:05 PM

Exhibit A. for why Spec's probably isn't here. Maybe she's got a case of political burnout going.
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#17 Chipper

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:05 PM

Sorry, Palisade.
"Courtesy is how we got civilized. The blind assertion of rights is what threatens to decivilize us. Everybody's got lots of rights that are set out legally. Responsibilities are not enumerated, for good reason, but they are set into the social fabric. Is it such a sacrifice to not be an a**hole?"

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:56 PM

{{{{{{{Palisade}}}}}}}

I hope Specs returns soon too.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:57 PM

One need only read this thread to see exactly why she left.  Life's too short...


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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:31 AM

View PostBalderdash, on Jan 6 2010, 02:54 PM, said:

View PostChipper, on Jan 6 2010, 11:51 AM, said:

View PostBalderdash, on Jan 6 2010, 07:55 AM, said:

View PostPalisade, on Jan 5 2010, 01:20 PM, said:

She's gone missing. Even more missing than me. (I'm incredibly busy right now and don't have time to get bogged down in threads.)

Did she get fed up with OT and decide to take some time off? Can't say I blame her.



:dontgetit:  I'm almost positive that you were the last person she talked to when she was here.  It's funny to see the people that are checking on her welfare.  She's my friend and I don't know if I hope she returns, I mean I do of course miss her here but she doesn't get treated very well and she's such an awesome person that she should get treated well.

?!  Just because people vehemently disagree and yes, argue, doesn't mean that they aren't concerned for the well being of others and hope that the people they interact with on a regular basis are well.  I'd think you'd be happy people think about her.


This is the second public spanking from you, I'm just wondering why I'm the only one who seems to benefit when clearly they are many others who could use your sage counseling.  There is no way in the world that my posting style is worse than some others that I won't mention and yet here we are again.

I'm sorry but when Specs was here she was practically begging for some reasonable discourse.  But I'm sure that it's much easier to put me in my place.

Wow!   The point he made was valid.  I agree with it.  That reaction is way over the top  Especially since  it was made in response to something you said. I mean, this is a discussion board.  People react to what others say.  I don't see how Chipper is the bad guy here.
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