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Adjustment--Not Just for Newbies

 
 
Roberta
 
Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 09:18 am
So I'm sitting around, minding my own business, and the site is down. Then it's up. Then it's down. Then it's up.

Next thing I know there are a bunch of strangers roaming around posting and kvetching.

They're posting a lot. A very active group. Philosophical types. Posting philosophical type questions. No surprise there.

The kvetching is largely because this place is new to them and not as good as their old place. I don't have exclusive rights on kvetching. I'm sympathetic.

This place and the people who populate it have been a source of great comfort to me. A source of strength and often my only contact with human beings (give or take, more or less).

It's not new to me, but it feels new. Feels different. Feels uncomfortable (a little).

I look at the New Topics list, and I don't recognize a name.

Hey, a2kers. Are you here? Are you adjusting?

Hey new people. You're a2kers too. I know you're here. Are you adjusting?
 
Victor Eremita
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 09:23 am
A stranger is a friend you haven't met yet! As for adjusting I'm doing a bit better than some others; it'll be a while for us to integrate for sure.
JPB
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 09:29 am
I felt an overwhelming desire to start a pablum thread for balance. Then I saw the Tabasco thread and my equilibrium returned.
JPB
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 09:32 am
Actually, I was posting less and less over the past few weeks/months. I was reading along but, other than an occasional "hey" here and there, I rarely posted.

Yesterday, I was reminded of Phoenix's perennial summer search for intelligent discussions and wondering where all the smart folk had run off too. Someone should send her a ping -- I think she'll like the new blood.
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 09:33 am
@JPB,
You put it just like I thought it you crazy squirrel
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mismi
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 09:33 am
@JPB,
Laughing ((JPB)) ((Roberta))

Funny - same for me. I looked over the list and was a little confused over where all of the normal posts were. But my tag list helped and I started seeing some of the old threads pop up...it's still good old A2K.

Change is good. Keeps me from getting too complacent.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 09:36 am
@Roberta,
It's different.

I like it.

But it takes a bit longer to find old threads and old friends.

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Letty
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 09:38 am
@Roberta,
I try to do topics that are open to everyone. Love your "Beautiful Animals" thread. The picture connection is also a good one. The radio thread is open to everyone, and the Where Am I thread died because some people would NOT take their turn even when they knew the answer.

As far as philosophy is concerned, folks need to define their terms. You and I always acknowledge posters. That's another thing that we have in common.

There is a philosophy behind many things and not just the recognized philosopers of old. Poetry, for one, music for another, Roberta.
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 09:57 am
@Victor Eremita,
Hello, Victor.

I think your group will be a positive shot in the arm for this forum.

We were actually becoming a bit stale & stuck in our ways here & I think an influx of new, quite different blood, might actually be quite a healthy thing. (That's happened before, with previous influxes) I notice that a few of your philosophy members are "assimilating" into our threads. Terrific! Smile

But I can understand Roberta's concerns, too. Over the last day & a bit our community has been rather dissipated. Your issues have dominated & our established patterns have been thrown into disarray. We have sort of lost track of each other (to some extent) as we cope with your issues in becoming part of this forum.

But you know what? I think things will settle down before too long & some of us will get to know some of you a whole lot better. And I also think that some of our established ways of communicating with each other here will bounce back, too.

Both sides are doing the transition thing here, make no mistake about that. Smile
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 10:04 am
@msolga,
msolga wrote:
I think things will settle down before too long


I kinda hope not. Things were getting mightily stale around here.

hamburgboy and I were talking about how much more fun things were here yesterday than they'd been in a long time. I think he posted more yesterday than he'd posted in weeks.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 10:08 am
I wuz kinda shell shocked for awhile.

but posting about crystal hot sauce helped me too.

It's hard for me to post about ethics and morals, since I don't have any.
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 10:08 am
@ehBeth,
Quote:
I think things will settle down before too long


I meant in a good way, Beth! Smile
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Dosed
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 10:12 am
I'm from the philosophy forum. I have to say I have felt quite welcome here. Yesterday it was quite a shock and a bit odd, but I'm adjusting quite well and I like this place so far. I think I might be calling it home just as I did the philforum.

Thanks for the hospitality!
-Kayla.
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 10:13 am
@Dosed,
Nice to meet you, Kayla.
And welcome! Very Happy
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 10:20 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:


It's hard for me to post about ethics and morals, since I don't have any.


Yeah, but on the other hand, I bet you get invited to lots of parties.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:57 am
If you see any wandering new members be they philosophical or droid in nature, direct them to these tutorials for a "how to" to help make them welcome:

How to Navigate the New Philosophy Forum on A2K

As promised, here are the links to various topics in the new tutorial I just posted so that when needed, you can navigate directly to the information you seek rather than having to scan the entire thread for the info.

Index of the new A2K site tutorial:

The Registration and Login Screens

Anatomy of the homepage

How to use the Filter/Sort Topics Tabs

Anatomy of the Profile and Preferences Screens

How to initiate a new topic thread

How to send a private message to a member, Anatomy of a topic thread, Anatomy of the post composition screen

How to use the Reply and Quote Buttons in a topic thread

Anatomy of a member's profile page
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mismi
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 12:23 pm
@chai2,
Quote:
It's hard for me to post about ethics and morals, since I don't have any


pooh
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 12:26 pm
@mismi,
mismi wrote:
Quote:
It's hard for me to post about ethics and morals, since I don't have any

pooh


oh that i believe she's full of



Twisted Evil

jespah
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 12:40 pm
@djjd62,
Naughty.

I'm considering a new Dispatches topic. Possibly this weekend.

As you can imagine, things are hoppin' on the Help Desk.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 02:13 pm
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

Naughty.

I'm considering a new Dispatches topic. Possibly this weekend.

As you can imagine, things are hoppin' on the Help Desk.


The joint is jumpin',
It's really jumpin',
Come in, cats, and check your hats,
I mean this joint is jumpin'!

The piano's thumpin',
The dancers are bumpin',
This here spot is more than hot,
In fact, the joint is jumpin'!

Check your weapons at the door,
Be sure to pay your quarter,
Burn your leather on the floor,
Grab anybody's daughter.

The roof is rockin',
The neighbors knockin',
We're all bums when the wagon comes,
I mean, this joint is jumpin'!



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