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Where is A2K going (and why are we in this handbasket)?

 
 
roger
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 09:50 pm
@FOUND SOUL,
Actually, ravensrealm, his first forum was successful, too. The MSN format just didn't give him the headroom to do the kind of development he wanted to learn to do.
FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 09:55 pm
@roger,
3 successful Forums, then GO Robert, that's quite an achievement.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 11 Apr, 2015 10:02 pm
@FOUND SOUL,
I think he was 17 when we met him on Abuzz.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 09:09 am
@hawkeye10,
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I dont blaime Robert however, he was young and stupid

Err.. Never had the honor but from reading his posts, I think the guy was far from stupid.

Maybe he just grew tired of hearding cats.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 09:22 am
@Olivier5,
He always posts smart and/or funny pieces. On Abuzz he was one of my very favorite posters.

Every once in a great while he posts here, and I try to read them all.

He's very busy, have you seen his personal website or linkedIn profile?

oralloy
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 09:28 am
@Olivier5,
Olivier5 wrote:
Err.. Never had the honor but from reading his posts, I think the guy was far from stupid.

"Young and stupid" is an idiom of sorts. I don't know how widespread it is.

It doesn't mean the person is literally stupid, but rather that when they were younger they lacked the wisdom that their older and more experienced self now possesses.

A lot of times people use the phrase to refer to their past selves when looking back on the crazy things that they did in their youth.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 10:16 am
Robert is as smart or smarter than most on this site. I think he just got bored with posting here.
panzade
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 11:20 am
@edgarblythe,
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Robert is as smart or smarter than most on this site.

A little bit of an understatement edgar. The guy is a freakin' genius.

Back in the day he'd jump in a thread and cut the alpha-males to pieces; didn't matter what side of the aisle they were on.

I'll never forget the one time he gave me a compliment on one of my posts.
I was struttin' around for weeks.
One of the most remarkable guys I've ever met on line.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 11:52 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Robert is as smart or smarter than most on this site. I think he just got bored with posting here.


Didn't he stop after that spat he got into with msolga? He might be smart( and I gather that he is) , but he also has a talent for pissing people off. He said a year or so before that that he was the last person at HQ who should be trying to talk to membership, because of his lack of patience.

Anyway, it was only a couple of years ago that he said that A2K was still one of the few places where he could go to get different ideas and an intelligent discussion....I think he also said that this one one of the reasons he was not in a hurry to kill it.
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 11:53 am
@Olivier5,
Olivier5 wrote:
hearding cats.

Toute p'tite faute d'orthographe, mon pote: herding

J'ai vu un bon film hier soir - "Avant l'hiver", Auteuil excellent comme d'hab et aussi la belle maghrebine Leïla Bekhti.
panzade
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 03:59 pm
@hawkeye10,
Quote:
Didn't he stop after that spat he got into with msolga?

No
That was a hissy fit compared to some of his imbroglios Very Happy
Quote:
He might be smart( and I gather that he is) , but he also has a talent for pissing people off.

So do you but then it doesn't give us a clue as to whether you're smart or not. Very Happy
Quote:
.I think he also said that this one one of the reasons he was not in a hurry to kill it.

He's not in a hurry to kill it because it's either paying off or will in the future.
I don't see Robert as a philanthropist Wink

hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 04:05 pm
@panzade,
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I don't see Robert as a philanthropist


He was very clear that A2K was not an act of philanthropy. But seeing as it cant be self sustaining someone is doing it. Maybe Robert changed his mind. My current theory is that some other people or person is paying big, many hundreds a month, and leaving Robert just a small nut that he is willing to live with for now.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Mon 13 Apr, 2015 08:04 am
@contrex,
Merci! Je fais des fautes à foison.

Pas vu "Avant l'hiver" - c'est vrai qu'Auteuil est toujours impeccable.
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Mon 13 Apr, 2015 08:06 am
@bobsal u1553115,
I'm not going to stalk anybody on Linkedin but do you have his website address?
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