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Old 07-19-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
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The "what ever happen to ____" thread

This thread is for some of the posters who have vanished without a trace.

I sense I have missed some of the exits but nonetheless here is my list.

Cut-Throat
JG -- kinda know what happened there
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:53 PM   #2
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Wab = Twaddle?

What the heck is this??? A Manifesto!
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:07 PM   #3
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All the name changing confuses me!
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:20 PM   #4
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Here are a few more that we haven't heard from in quite a while:

Astromeria
Jarhead*
...Yrs to go
Marshac
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:45 PM   #5
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Hyperborea disappeared around April 2005. I heard he may be active in a Canadian finance forum. Another popular poster disappeared around the same time, but I'm forgetting the name now. I remember because these two disappeared suspiciously close to the time I changed the forum software from YaBB to SMF and I briefly feared they were somehow locked out due to the change.

JG had his account banned due to another person logging on and posting and sending PMs under his account. He hung out at raddr's board for a while, then reset his password here and returned. I think he faded away after a while. He gave occasional hints of deteriorating health.

Wab disappeared a while back but allegedly is lurking and posting as "twaddle".

I remember Donner was butting heads with a lot of people, but I don't recall if he was banned, was run off or just got bored and left.

Astromeria is still a moderator but has been MIA for a while. I think Martha keeps in touch with her occasionally.

Jarhead and Trombone-Al disappeared around the same time. T-Al came back.

Don't know what happened with the others.
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:47 PM   #6
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I figured Jarhead was living the Jeremiah Johnson lifestyle up in the Sierras and is far from any net connection.
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:54 AM   #7
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I'm guessing Jarhead is golfing, hence, too busy. It'll rain soon enough. He'll be back. Somebody yell "Fore."

But what happened to Cut-throat? His lifestyle posts were excellent. His political posts were, ahhh errrr, dogmatic. He can't be fishing that much.

JG must be possum-living. http://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f27/possum-living-book-free-online-26725.html
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:14 AM   #8
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Professor hasn't shown up in a while.
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Some of these guys were other people that used these usernames for..umm...'alternative posting'.

A couple had fights with half the people on the board and decided to go elsewhere.

Some got tired of the political/off topic stuff and quit.

A few only check in once in a while...Jarhead does read and occasionally posts.

A couple went loudly insane about one or more issues, became embarrassed at what they posted and ran away after attempting to delete all their posts.

One got ratted out by his wife for being a fraud and a scumbag and went underground.

A couple feel that the content here, supposed "excessive moderation" and the community are no longer worthy of their time.

For example:

Twaddle, definition: Foolish, trivial, or idle talk or chatter.
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:28 PM   #10
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Marshac was getting married and working towards med school, so probably has enough to do...
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Cutthroat is fishing. As far as I know he hasn't quit the board.

I hope not anyway.

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Foolish, trivial, or idle talk or chatter.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.

My username isn't a commentary on this forum. I chose it because a) "piffle" was taken, and b) it sounds mostly harmless.

Now, if you really want to psychoanalyze reasons for leaving the forum, I'll try to give you some rare candid insights into mine.

1) I find posting to be somewhat addictive. Addictions can be time consuming, and I decided I wanted to spend more time doing other things.

2) Over time, the topic of ER is less compelling to me. Especially as the same old arguments get rehashed with no new insights.

3) Obviously, the topics are new to some people, so I wanted to step back and let new voices through. Who knows, we might even get some fresh perspectives.

4) I'm not crazy about the idea of contributing to a for-profit forum in which the profit is a function of user-contributed content, yet the users do not share in the profits. That's not to say I'm against capitalism, but I prefer to be the exploiter rather than the exploited.

So, I'll probably post a bit. Maybe even a lot if my old posting addiction kicks in. I like the personalities here as well as the high-quality twaddle.
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Sheryl has been scarce lately. I hope her health remains good.

And Shiney I think is busy with a move to foreign lands with her husband who is still working.

Would like to hear more from both of them.

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Old 07-20-2007, 06:56 PM   #14
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Hmmm - next week off on vacation - plan to leave my laptop home. Is there such a thing as forum withdrawal? Maybe better pack some Bayer.

Will I come back from New Orleans with an altered identity and new personna?

Nope! - cause I got's unclemick on my Curmudgeon Certificate.

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How about "retiredbop"....haven't seen him around since about mid-May. I enjoyed his posts.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:16 PM   #16
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Oh yeah, I left out Cut-Throat. I think he's still around but not as active on this board. And yes, I should have mentioned that Jarhead is likely busy with golf.

If by Professor you mean Prof Harold Hill I think he changed names and accounts but don't know if he's still around.

More than one person has left because they were spending too much time here. At least one or two came back.
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Donner was the one worried about black helicopters and the plunge protection team, right...ah, good times U.S. Government Rigging The Equity Markets?
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Donner was also someone else...who...still posts here!
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Hum. I don't remember Donner having more than one entity.

Charlie rarely comes around anymore.

Bob Smith was tracked down by CT, came back for a bit, and is gone again.

Trumpeting Angel was one of my favorites and she split, even before Hyperborea.

RetiredBOP decided to leave. I always liked his name as BOP is a nice abbreviation for burden of proof. IIRC, . . . Yrs to Go also decided to leave.

Mwsinron hasn't been around since the day he told me to stop my bleeding heart stories.
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