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Old 04-01-2015, 11:51 AM   #21
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Ha ha ha. Good trick. If it is actually true will the site remain-I thought you might be the owner/originator.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:52 AM   #22
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If this is serious (and I hope it isn't), I also hope that you will take a break from posting and will be back. I enjoy your posts very much. Of course, if this isn't enjoyable for you any more then I understand and wish you well. But, I also hope that after awhile away you will find it enjoyable to come back.
+1, couldn't have said it better.

Best of luck.

You can always return whenever you need any financial, banking, tax, travel, shopping or cooking advice or feedback!
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:59 AM   #23
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I know this is April Fools Day.

I have learned a lot here over the past several years, and I will always be grateful to everyone who has contributed to the site. But there's a finite set of questions related to ER, and I find I am repeating myself all too often. I'm tired of hearing myself talk on ER topics. More importantly, when I look back at some recent posts, I have not always been as respectful as I should be. Members here deserve nothing less usually (see I did it again!).

So I thank you all and wish you all the best.

I may still look in occasionally, or even rejoin one day, never say never.

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I had a similar urge yesterday to bail on many things. However, I am seriously behind you in FIRE knowledge. So I need to dial up at least once a day.

I really appreciated your insight on many subjects. Hope you jump back in here and there to say hello and what's up with that...
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:07 PM   #24
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I wouldn't have started charting my stock/bond allocations over many years without one of your posts. And you've been a good contributor here. And we both brew tea in the microwave the same way ... for maybe 1 second more then me (if I remember right). I'm a terrible stickler for unimportant details.

Since this is April 1, I'm going to wait to see if you really mean it. But I bet we see you back again.
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:24 PM   #25
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:09 PM   #26
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I also got one of those "you have reached the end of the internet" but I just started again at the beginning.

Good luck!
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:11 PM   #27
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I have thought that at times, but I am always learning something. Sometimes I also get that feeling that I'm posting the same answer, so more and more I don't bother, though I do like to give back for all that I've learned. If it's a 50/50 or 55/45 opinion thing on something like mortgage or not, average in vs. lump sum, passive vs active investing, etc, I rarely bother anymore or at most state my own view and move on because it may or may not matter if someone takes my advice and it certainly doesn't matter to me if they do.
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:18 PM   #28
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As another member who looks forward to and enjoys your posts... the old "Ah... Midpack made the last post on this thread that I am looking at from the Portal... I wonder what he had to say".... I hope that after a break that you'll miss us and return.

In the meantime, best wishes and enjoy the upcoming good weather....

You could have are least waited until after the Stanley Cup playoffs. But just remember... the longer that you stay away the closer I am getting to your post count.
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:30 PM   #29
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I've enjoyed reading all your posts. Hope to hear more from you. Best wishes.
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:12 PM   #31
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So I thank you all and wish you all the best.

I may still look in occasionally, or even rejoin one day, never say never.

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All the very best, and thank you for your contributions. Hopefully you will chart a course back to us one day.
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:35 PM   #32
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Midpack,
I always enjoy your posts. Take a break and then hop back in when it suits you.
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Midpack,

Thank you for all your contributions to the forum over the years. As a relative newbie I have learned a great deal from your posts.

I hope you will stop by from time to time if you feel like it.

In the meantime, all the best.
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Midpack , You will be missed ! A lot !
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:13 PM   #35
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C'mon, nice try, but you can't fool us! Last year's 4/1 MP post was a good one too: Time to come clean...

(But, no need to leave, just cut back a little and keep the Internet and these boards in perspective--put some of the "experts" on real or virtual ignore and don't take them too seriously. You know you'll miss us and where else can you get jokes, recipes, Netflix recommendations, and of course more beer advice than you ever even asked for!)
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:45 PM   #36
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Yeah yeah yeah. April Fools!
And that sailboat race in Charleston is coming up later this month. Just sayin'...


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Old 04-01-2015, 11:57 PM   #37
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Why would anyone need to make a show of leaving a forum?

On 4/1 of all days?
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:06 AM   #38
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:07 AM   #39
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If a frequent poster decides to take a hiatus, I think it's nice for them to leave a note. It beats everyone wondering "whatever happened to . . ."
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:05 AM   #40
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Somehow the title to this thread reminds me of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (So Long and Thanks for All the Fish). Here's hoping it was just the date.
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