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Old 06-22-2010, 11:04 AM   #1
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Should there be a forum set aside for members to say goodbye? This one gave me the idea.
I'm goin' exploring!

There is one for "Hi, I am ..." Why not one "Goodbye from ..."
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:10 AM   #2
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Why not use the same forum? It would be simple to say "Hi, I am..." Gone.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:12 AM   #3
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Or leave it open-ended. Some folks come and go without drama. I think that's good. If you need to say goodbye, then okay, but it isn't like high school where you sign everyone's yearbooks and all that. It just takes a click to leave, a click to return.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:15 AM   #4
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Most people don't say goodbye officially, I would wager--they just fade away as other interests in their lives become more important or changes take place and their posting rate slows. Or their retirement gets crushed by the economy.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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Why not use the same forum? It would be simple to say "Hi, I am..." Gone.
Good idea - change the "Hi, I am..." forum to something like: "Hello and Goodbye". Someone can come up with a better title.
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Or leave it open-ended. Some folks come and go without drama. I think that's good. If you need to say goodbye, then okay, but it isn't like high school where you sign everyone's yearbooks and all that. It just takes a click to leave, a click to return.
But it can be sooo apealing to upload some guilt with passive, vaguely existential complaints. As if ER.org was supposed to provide a reason for contentment.

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Too morbid--remember Dex, there are some pssssst....people over 40 on here...or so I've heard. Goodbye might be the dirt nap we're all waiting for.

And Ha, yes, there's always that.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:26 AM   #8
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Good idea - change the "Hi, I am..." forum to something like: "Hello and Goodbye". Someone can come up with a better title.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:32 AM   #9
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I'm gone too! Well, for the afternoon. Going to play golf in the frigging heat. But when I return, I will say hi. Probably with a $hit eating grin on my face as it will be after a visit to the 19th hole.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:46 AM   #10
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We could make it automatic. If you don't post for two weeks, the forum software automatically posts:

"Hi. I'm dead, ticked off, or busy. CU"
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:54 AM   #11
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We might get a few good-bye's like from that SEC lawyer. Could probably do without that. On the other hand we did learn some new words.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:02 PM   #12
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We might get a few good-bye's like from that SEC lawyer....On the other hand we did learn some new words.
See, everyone has something to offer...

Like the infamous sign over the tavern door:

"EVERYONE WHO PASSES THROUGH THIS DOOR BRINGS US PLEASURE.
MOST WHEN THEY ENTER
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Dang, an SEC lawyer came in and out and I missed it? Sheesh! All the cool stuff happened while I was gone!
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Dang, an SEC lawyer came in and out and I missed it? Sheesh! All the cool stuff happened while I was gone!
Yeah, a bunch of folks tried to get me banned from the board..but it didn't work..............
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As if, FD, as if. You are way too smart to work for the SEC. Heck, my new dog Biscuit is, too, if the peeps I've seen are any indication.
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Don't really have much to say. Just working on getting my post count up higher so perhaps my opinion can count for a little more. Everyone has to have goals. Aim high my dad always said.

Okay, goodbye for now.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:45 PM   #17
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Why not use the same forum? It would be simple to say "Hi, I am..." Gone.
We can call it "aloha" and cover both hi and goodbye
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Don't really have much to say. Just working on getting my post count up higher so perhaps my opinion can count for a little more. Everyone has to have goals. Aim high my dad always said.
I've got a pretty good post count, but my opinion rarely attracts much attention. Of course I rarely give an opinion.

Got a nice summer afternoon shower just a little bit ago. Only problem, I was playing golf. I'm sticking to morning golf, never fails when I play in the afternoon that I run into a storm. But we needed the rain.
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I've got a pretty good post count, but my opinion rarely attracts much attention. Of course I rarely give an opinion.
I would disagree. Everytime you say it's time for meds, I head to the refrigerator.

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But it can be sooo apealing to upload some guilt with passive, vaguely existential complaints. As if ER.org was supposed to provide a reason for contentment.

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I like it when people say goodbye and I am fine with their existential complaints. I have my own. And if you left without saying goodbye I'd worry about you. It might not be real life but it is close. If you lived down the road I would visit you once in a while.
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