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Wow, I've been away from the WF for a LONG time and I am lost! There's over a million members now, it has new owners, there are a bizillion topics and I know very few people! I'm not sure where to start!

I thought maybe there could be some sorta reunion with the people i previously knew! I even brought Thaddaeus with me but he keeps trying to wander off to take his medicine! I asked him if he saw anybody he knew and he said, and I quote, "Why shore I do! Ever dadburn name I see is jest a friend I haven't me yet!"

So, I guess the big question is, how are things going around here?

Take care!
  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Originally Posted by Chris W. Sutton View Post

    Wow, I've been away from the WF for a LONG time and I am lost! There's over a million members now, it has new owners, there are a bizillion topics and I know very few people! I'm not sure where to start!

    I thought maybe there could be some sorta reunion with the people i previously knew! I even brought Thaddaeus with me but he keeps trying to wander off to take his medicine! I asked him if he saw anybody he knew and he said, and I quote, "Why shore I do! Ever dadburn name I see is jest a friend I haven't me yet!"

    So, I guess the big question is, how are things going around here?

    Take care!
    Hi Chris, I have been here since 2008 but did not post much until I started posting down here in the bar a few years back. The change of ownership took place during that time. Yep, it's changed a lot, many regulars left. The fact that it has 1 million members is not necessarily reflective of it's popularity, they were grandfathered in from Freelancer. Like any change, there is good and bad.

    You may see a few old faces and many new ones. Claude Whitacre in particular has not been here much longer than I have but he has an old face.

    Not so busy down here as it used to be but still some characters and fun to be had.

    Anyway, welcome back. Now you can recant the story of why you went away and who the hell is Thaddaeus?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Hi Chris - How's OBI going?

      Different place all right - but a few old names still show up here and there...mainly down here in OT.

      Dennis was around a day or two ago...we've missed Thaddeus. A little common sense is a wonderful thing...

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      • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Hi Chris - How's OBI going?

        Different place all right - but a few old names still show up here and there...mainly down here in OT.

        Dennis was around a day or two ago...we've missed Thaddeus. A little common sense is a wonderful thing...

        kay
        Kay, I have really missed you! You need to get on back over to OBI and stir things up a bit!
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

      Anyway, welcome back. Now you can recant the story of why you went away and who the hell is Thaddaeus?
      Thaddaeus T Hogg is umm... well, he is... I think he is best described as... err, I mean... oh heck, you'll just have to meet him for yourself!
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
        The ship is sinkin', the rats have fled, an' the Mind Warriors are rentin' out the hold for spiritual retreats.
        Ummm, have you by any chance been sipping on some of Thad's, ummm... elixir?
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        • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
          And since the other camp is growing, the remaining smart ones are finding some driftwood and tethering their wood with string, and scurrying back occasionally to grab some cheese!
          Assuming that Princess was sipping... Elixir... with Thad, were you by any chance with them?
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        • Originally Posted by Chris W. Sutton View Post

          Ummm, have you by any chance been sipping on some of Thad's, ummm... elixir?
          Gotta get a fix on the 'Lix.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Well I warned you many years back, Chris - not to get off the yellow brick road into that poppy field. For cripes sakes it took you a long time to find your way back, eh?
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Well I warned you many years back, Chris - not to get off the yellow brick road into that poppy field. For cripes sakes it took you a long time to find your way back, eh?
      Hi HeySal, it's a long story but basically several years ago Thaddaeus invited me to sit on the front porch with him and drink a little moonshine... I just woke up!
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  • Hey, Chris — as I understand it, this place is now populated by loons.

    The ship is sinkin', the rats have fled, an' the Mind Warriors are rentin' out the hold for spiritual retreats.

    But it's better'n kickin' around in Hades, I guess.

    Infuse us all with reincarnatory zeal.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Hey Chris,

    Nice to see you.

    GW
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      Hey Chris,

      Nice to see you.

      GW
      Hey George, how are things going? I've been a little sad since Charles E White passed away but it happens to the best of us!
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by Chris W. Sutton View Post

        Hey George, how are things going? I've been a little sad since Charles E White passed away but it happens to the best of us!
        Charles died? OMG - I didn't know! That is so sad. What happened?
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        • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
          Originally Posted by Chris W. Sutton View Post

          Wow, I've been away from the WF for a LONG time and I am lost!
          LOL, I've been back for a few months now and I'm still lost.

          Hi Chris!
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        • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
          Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

          Charles died? OMG - I didn't know! That is so sad. What happened?
          He passed away about a week ago. He has had problems for a very long time! He was on dialysis for quite a while and he had other problems, too! He told me once he was ready to go because he was tired of fighting his health problems!

          Charles was a moderator in one of my sites and he gave excellent advice! He had such a great way of saying things and he was very kind to people! I will miss him!
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          • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
            I am not sure how Thad would be received - he'd probably be banned.
            Well, I guess ole Thad will just have to test those waters and see what happens!

            Honestly, it IS good to see old friends in here... well, I didn't mean "old" as in "old"... what I meant is "former"... not former like "used to be" cause y'all have always been my friend but... what I meant to say was... Dang, it's good to be back... I think!
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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            Sorry to hear that. I knew Charles wasn't well but didn't realize how serious it was.

            As you can see in this thread - the WF has changed quite a bit....
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            • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
              Has it been posted in the main forum that Charles had passed away? Would I get in trouble for posting it? I don't know what the rules are nowadays since Allen sold the forum!
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              • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                I don't think it would be a problem - shouldn't be as Charles was a contributing member here for years.

                Of course, be prepared for many sympathies from new members...complete with sigs....
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                • Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                  Of course, be prepared for many sympathies from new members...complete with sigs....
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                  Sign up now to feel part of what's going down
                  -- and we'll guarantee to go down on feeling a big part of YOU.


                  FACT: We'll go down on you FIRST.

                  That's how confident we feel you'll feel about our offer --
                  from the moment the slipping of our sympathetically empath-honed fingers touch with a cool kinda spazmo zing on the empathic desperadoture of your self-contained sensorium's need to kiss on out, you'll KNOW, deep down and up front, that the future just dropped into your present like a
                  GIFT WAITING TO HAPPEN.

                  To you -- and ONLY YOU!*

                  How does that make you FEEL right now?

                  etc2

                  Uh huh -- tellya, I am gonna vomit real soon.

                  When ur beyond help, gotta figure u cease to need it.


                  *! Can you believe it? srsly?
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by Chris W. Sutton View Post

    Wow, I've been away from the WF for a LONG time and I am lost! There's over a million members now, it has new owners, there are a bizillion topics and I know very few people! I'm not sure where to start!

    I thought maybe there could be some sorta reunion with the people i previously knew! I even brought Thaddaeus with me but he keeps trying to wander off to take his medicine! I asked him if he saw anybody he knew and he said, and I quote, "Why shore I do! Ever dadburn name I see is jest a friend I haven't me yet!"

    So, I guess the big question is, how are things going around here?

    Take care!
    Most of the million members are spammers. Most of the forum is now non-English speaking. Most of the old timers have bolted. Most of the "buyers" are freebie seekers. Other than that, nothing much new. lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by Chris W. Sutton View Post

      Wow, I've been away from the WF for a LONG time and I am lost! There's over a million members now, it has new owners, there are a bizillion topics and I know very few people! I'm not sure where to start!

      I thought maybe there could be some sorta reunion with the people i previously knew! I even brought Thaddaeus with me but he keeps trying to wander off to take his medicine! I asked him if he saw anybody he knew and he said, and I quote, "Why shore I do! Ever dadburn name I see is jest a friend I haven't me yet!"

      So, I guess the big question is, how are things going around here?

      Take care!
      Yes, l agree with Princess, in part, this forum is a sinking ship, with most of the smart rats already jumped.

      And a few smart ones, being outnumbered by ....other ones!

      And since the other camp is growing, the remaining smart ones are finding some driftwood and tethering their wood with string, and scurrying back occasionally to grab some cheese!

      Eventhough this is a public forum some rats will still cling into the cheese for their life, eventhough it is open for all.

      If you are hoping for an intelligent open discussion best to move on, too many rats here!

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    • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Most of the million members are spammers. Most of the forum is now non-English speaking. Most of the old timers have bolted. Most of the "buyers" are freebie seekers. Other than that, nothing much new. lol.
      Hi Suzanne, it's good to see that cigar-smoking mug of yours again!The WF sounds like a happening kind of place, huh?
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by Chris W. Sutton View Post

        Hi Suzanne, it's good to see that cigar-smoking mug of yours again!The WF sounds like a happening kind of place, huh?
        Good to see you too. Missed both you and Thaddeus.
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  • Profile picture of the author writinghelp
    Hi Kay King,

    You are warmly welcome back!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      This is the third time this week I could swear I hear Twilight Zone music coming from my computer....
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Sad to hear about Charles.

    Speaking of ole Thad I was just thinking about him the other day.

    One big difference in the forum now is that there is almost none of the community/family feeling that used to be here. I am not sure how Thad would be received - he'd probably be banned. Change is inevitable but not all change is good .

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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Good old Thadd just posted in the Main forum hopefully we can see some fun before mods do something dumb... http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-step-one.html

    Welcome back Chris and Thadd!
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Hey, Chris, good to see you!

      Sad to hear about Charles; I had no idea he had died.

      Suzanne pretty much summed up what's "new" here at WF. Definitely not the former community it once was.

      Oh, and please tell Thaddeus to come visit soon!
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