Philforum and A2K: On each side of the ballroom.....

Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 04:16 am
@Robert Gentel,
LOL !! The old 'long-way-down drop jobs.' Yeah, we had one to up until '98. Nowdays most folks are encouraged to put in septic tanks and the city'll pay 30% of the bill (and, after all, it's much more plesant to have the flushing toilets with all the different little spray gadgets and heated seats and all).

Yep, some things have changed, but perhaps we could say, not as many as we would yet feel a bit more comfortable with (such the neighborhood group activites that one is kind of forced to participate in). Interesting; I'll fill you in as time goes by, then. Catch you 'round ! KJ
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 06:20 am
Good evening all,

My alias is Minimal and I have been present on a few online communities -- Philosophyforum.com being one of them (although I have noticed other users on other sites with my username; hopefully there is no confusion).

I am a student and a relatively young one. My grey hair and stoic demeanour may be in the works but I am willing to express myself and partake of the intellectual discussion and snobbery respectively ;-)

Hopefully this is a new and stimulating partnership and I look forward to future discourse with new and old members.


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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 06:22 am
Hopefully this is a new and stimulating partnership and I look forward to future discourse with new and old members.

Welcom Minimal. Thats the spirit.
Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 06:24 am
Thank you for the welcome :-)

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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 06:26 am
My pleasure Min.
Have a photo from East Timor

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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 06:33 am
hello philosophy folks

i'm a canadian, but please, don't hold that against me

well i guess that's about it, so uh, let's discuss something, or nothing, or whatever it is you guys do
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 07:22 am
I'm Kayla, better known as Dosed.
I'm a 20 year old philosophy student from the Midwest. I specialize in phenomenology and existentialism. I'm believer in both feminism and animal rights. I love to discuss philosophy and I love to learn new things. Would love to have a good insightful conversation or just a friendly chat anytime. Smile

I've only belonged to philosophyforum for a few months, but I've found a good comfy place there and I'm nervous about the change but excited at the same time. It's nice to feel welcomed around here! Thanks for the hospitality. Smile

Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 08:11 am
Welcome Kayla. We have a bunch of really nice, smart folks here who I think are looking forward to exchanging ideas with you
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 08:23 am
Good morning to all of the Philforum folks that are here now.

I am mysteryman.
I am a veteran of the US military, from 1978 to 2003.
Wounded in Iraq in 03.
Right now I live in western Ky and am a firefighter.

I am a conservative politically, but not a member of any political party.
I dont pretend to know much about philosophy, but I am willing to read along and learn.

Anything else you want to know, dont hesitate to ask.

And welcome aboard A2K. Kick back, relax, and give it a chance.
You dont know if you will like it unless you give it an honest effort.
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 08:23 am
i am

you are too

Ahhhh. Simple and funny.

I am mismi - I live in Alabama. I just play here. When I stayed at home more often with my wee boys I played quite a lot. Don't get to as much any more. But love what I have learned from my fellow A2K'ers. Looking forward to learning even more now that the phil forum is here.

Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 08:26 am
I think, therefore I am...I think
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 08:46 am
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:
Fresco and joefromchicago are both longtime participants in a2k philosophy discussions, usually on opposing sides.

The difference, of course, is that I'm right.

Welcome all Philforum pholks. Here are some tagged topics relating to philosophy, in case you're interested:

Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 08:52 am
Hi y'all. Welcome to A2K!

I hang out here for a social connection while working from home - my water cooler and lunch room spot, so to speak.

I enjoy many different topics and answering specific questions from newbies -- even the homework questions from the kids. As a statistician I tend to be more specific than abstract in my thinking so I won't be going head to head with any of you folks on your philosophy discussions.

I'll do my best to help you get settled with the details of navigation and use of the forum and I hope you find a way to make this work for you.
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 09:10 am
KaseiJin wrote:
Regarding the matter of viewing the posts, I had actually (and should have been more specific--my bad--) talking about seeing n number of posts (always below the posting box) when in the posting mode (as I am at this moment). I have noticed that I can see a particular post to which I am responding, but that one only, and that if I respond 'to all,' I can see nothing--and will thus be forced to open another window of the same thread, to run back and forth from...I guess?)

When replying to a particular post by hitting either the "Reply" or "Quote" button, you can refer back to other posts in the thread by hitting the "Back to Post" tab at the top of the reply window. To return to your reply, use the "Back" button on your browser.

If you post by hitting "Reply to All," you can look at other posts in the thread by hitting the "Read Discussion" tab at the top of the reply window.
Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 09:17 am
Hi all,
I'm Chumly, I know everything and therefore nothing (I do have a background in things musical / electrical).
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 09:29 am
I'm from the Phil Forum. I like musical instruments, making things, and sometimes I like philosophy.

Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 09:58 am
I am an Australian A2ker. There are a few of us here, as well as people from lots of other countries, though the US predominates. I have a feeling that Philosophy Forum has people from all over the world? English seems not to be a first language for a number of you.

I have lots of interests, (literature, film and good TV, therapy, developments in neuro-science, politics etc.) but generally hang out on A2k to have some fun these days....with the odd serious discussion. Or a seriously odd discussion.

Philosophy IS one of my interests, but I have forgotten most of my academic study of it. It'll be fantastic if you guys get me all excited about it again.

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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 11:45 am
Hello and welcome to all the new folks that have arrived!

I'm sure the transition from your old forum to here has been quite a shock. This forum has undergone many changes over the years, with more to come I'm sure. Many of us has weathered the changes and are still here.

I'm Reyn, living in British Columbia. I don't post too much, but am here every day reading bits and pieces.
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Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 11:59 am
If you see me in passing just throw a friendly nod. I am on here a lot, but don't get into philosphy threads that much. Mainly because I can never recall which thoughts were expressed by specific persons and don't have an inclination to do a lot of research.
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failures art
Reply Thu 10 Jun, 2010 01:42 pm

I'm a 4 year poster on A2K. I go by "failures art" which is a lyric from an Elliott Smith song. I live in Greater Washington, DC (Falls Church, VA) and I'm an aerospace engineer. I'm from Missouri. I'm 27 years old. I'm a pescetarian, but most of the time I eat a vegan diet. I'm ******* awful at typing and spelling (but trying hard to get better).

I'm an avid blogger,martial artist, and dancer. I'm typically interested in political, theological, and human interest stories, but I also enjoy discussing art, pop-culture, music and film.

I'm very interested in reading and contributing (however capable I am) to philosophical discussions. I'm very interested in ethical and moral topics.

A2K welcomes you
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