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Members leaving left and right ..

Postby lcarreau » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:33 pm

WORD.

Sorry to beat up a dead horse, but WHY are so many folks leaving SP ???

Is it something in the water that these folks are drinking, or do the reasons go much deeper? Comments ???

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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby Bob Sihler » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:51 pm

We all know about knoback. There is another member who deleted his pages two days ago (for reasons I will not share publicly, though he certainly can) but is still here and has even posted. Who else?
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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby Marmaduke » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:00 am

Why pull all your pages though? What could happen that is so bad that you delete your pages? Why not leave them and ask for them to be adopted? After some time if no SPer adopts them and they are very good pages, what does it hurt to just leave them on SP? I'm sure that there could be some reasonable explainantions but it appears to me that those who pull their shit come across as whiney baby's. Not that my opnion means much but that's how I see it.
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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby lcarreau » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:09 am

Bob Sihler wrote:We all know about knoback. There is another member who deleted his pages two days ago (for reasons I will not share publicly, though he certainly can) but is still here and has even posted. Who else?


http://www.summitpost.org/users/anita/55261
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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby lcarreau » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:17 am

Marmaduke wrote: I'm sure that there could be some reasonable explanations ...


That's what I'm getting at, the meat of the matter. Is there a reasonable explanation for people leaving SP ???

Is it a Physiological issue, or just a hurt ego that they could repair if they wanted to ??? Something else, perhaps ...?

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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:47 am

There could be good reasons for leaving, and good reasons for pulling your content...



but if any of those who left have one I would be surprised.
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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby lcarreau » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:30 am

mrchad9 wrote:There could be good reasons for leaving, and good reasons for pulling your content...

but if any of those who left have one I would be surprised.


Excellent point. These folks will NOT suddenly reappear to explicitly explain WHY they left, and most certainly won't be expected to.

It's obvious to me that "having tough skin" is a necessity for posting in the Forum. I just hope my crazy pictures didn't have anything to do with people leaving,
and I apologize if that was the case.

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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby Kiefer » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:57 am

lcarreau wrote:
mrchad9 wrote:There could be good reasons for leaving, and good reasons for pulling your content...

but if any of those who left have one I would be surprised.


Excellent point. These folks will NOT suddenly reappear to explicitly explain WHY they left, and most certainly won't be expected to.

It's obvious to me that "having tough skin" is a necessity for posting in the Forum. I just hope my crazy pictures didn't have anything to do with people leaving,
and I apologize if that was the case.

-Larry of AZ


Dude. I absolutely LOVE your crazy pictures. They're a source of inspiration to think outside the text box. Keep doing it.

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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby lcarreau » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:15 am

Ha, ha ... does WONDERS for my ego, Kiefer !

You're right ... don't know who's out THERE at any given moment. Kinda like tossing a chunk of raw meat into an arena during the Dark Ages of Pink Floyd.

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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby lcarreau » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:55 am

Well for hell's sake.

Think I just found out who's making people leave this Site ... :o

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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby Alpinist » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:04 am

lcarreau wrote:
Marmaduke wrote: I'm sure that there could be some reasonable explanations ...


That's what I'm getting at, the meat of the matter. Is there a reasonable explanation for people leaving SP ???

Is it a Physiological issue, or just a hurt ego that they could repair if they wanted to ??? Something else, perhaps ...?

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People having been coming and going since SP was first launched in 2001. This is nothing new. People take things that total strangers say to them way too personally. You shouldn't let someone else's opinion bother you so much, especially a virtual stranger, but I guess if you can't stomoach some of the BS then it's best to move on. It's pretty easy to avoid conflict though. Either stay out of Off Route - or simply disengage from a thread that turns to shit.
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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby lcarreau » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:17 am

Alpinist wrote:People having been coming and going since SP was first launched in 2001. This is nothing new. People take things that total strangers say to them way too personally. You shouldn't let someone else's opinion bother you so much, especially a virtual stranger, but I guess if you can't stomoach some of the BS then it's best to move on. It's pretty easy to avoid conflict though. Either stay out of Off Route - or simply disengage from a thread that turns to shit.


Yeah, right on brother ...

So, this is definitely a medical issue. When my stomach turns to shit, I TAKE a double shot of THIS ..

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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:54 am

lcarreau wrote:I just hope my crazy pictures didn't have anything to do with people leaving, and I apologize if that was the case.

LOL! If anyone left because of your pics they are an even bigger tool than this poor excuse for a contributor. Weak submissions... every one of them.
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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby butitsadryheat » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:13 am

mrchad9 wrote:
lcarreau wrote:I just hope my crazy pictures didn't have anything to do with people leaving, and I apologize if that was the case.

LOL! If anyone left because of your pics they are an even bigger tool than this poor excuse for a contributor. Weak submissions... every one of them.


That's no shit. That guy's a loser. I hardly contribute, but damn, he's an idiot!
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Re: Members leaving left and right ..

Postby Marmaduke » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:14 am

mrchad9 wrote:
lcarreau wrote:I just hope my crazy pictures didn't have anything to do with people leaving, and I apologize if that was the case.

LOL! If anyone left because of your pics they are an even bigger tool than this poor excuse for a contributor. Weak submissions... every one of them.


How is it though he has been "thanked" 327 times? What are others seeing that I'm not? :wink:
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