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Discussion in 'Personal' started by lindenlea, Feb 27, 2020.
Who has been oddly silent of late... Hope all is well with you good sir.
Strange how a poster who has only been with us for a few months seems to know about Opinion and lost long posters.
Stranger things have happened at sea my dear. Don't worry yourself over it.
That's the one!
Probably nothing sinister in it. I lost my username when I quit work (retired) and no longer had access to their network so I could not get in.
Do you think your place of work were reading your posts on here?
No (they weren't smart enough), I was just using a work email which logged in automatically, once I escaped I couldn't remember the login details. Doh!
I can confirm that Shadders is alive and well. I heard a rumour that he will shortly be announcing details of an Easter meet...
Good to hear.
Old grey wolf was very sensible and helpful. Been retired a few years now.
I miss Cyolba's sign-offs, but whether that renders him a hero or not is up to you.
Annie_boxed_in had the best username ever, and was the sweetest poster.
Talking of missing / long lost posters, any news of Racroesus?
Ah, my beloved rac.
His name doesn't auto fill, I see. He appears to have been deleted.
@racroesus - it does autofill - I just didn't use the @ last time
Thank you. I'm an idiot!
There are a few TES posters I shared email addresses with and kept in contact with after they were disappeared. I can't think of anyone who didn't turn out to be a delight to meet in person. Although I crossed swords with Wittering on numerous occasions over his pomposity and regard for me as a complete oik for my sarirical interpretaion of his posts, we grew to become very agreeable TES companions over the PM facility, as has been the case with other posters who enjoyed being contentious on the boards, but enjoyed my contributions in ridiculing them when the occasions arose to take them down a peg or two.
Personally, I regard it as very sad when we lose posters through poor moderation. I've always taken the view that as the human species are compulsive communicators, and everyone should have the right to express their views and be heard, however valid their contributions are to a debate. Like most, I sometimes wonder what became of our lost posters and feel the forum is poorer when they are excluded from contributing, so you won't find me reporting posts.
I take the view that behind every username there is an individual who is doing more to keep us sane by participating in discussion than those who stare vacantly at their phones in supermarket aisles or constantly spend their time on dates swiping through Facebook photos of meals while their partner is bored silly while they attempt to decide what to order. They make for fascinationg observations on the state of the world we now live in as my dog and I share a pint in the corner of a pub.
The reference to Wittering, aka Selwyn, reminds me of a far-off period when a person posting under a large number of sock-puppet identities labelled some of us as ‘the homosexual’ lobby for objecting to homophobic comments. The play script I posted at the time features Selwyn/ Wittering who is sadly long gone from the forum and also Inky and Burndenpark who are happily still with us. I've reposted it on a new thread (Wittering/ Selwyn, Inky, Burndenpark) and already been rapped over the knuckles 'cos it's far too long for the soundbite generation to cope with. Tant pis. (Aunty spends a penny).
Yes, they were great!
Inky was banned.
Hasn't she returned under a different user name?