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You know what sucks?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by ethics, Dec 17, 2002.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Been doing GA for years now, some of you have been with me for a very long time and I think we had a good place. It was slow most of the time, but we sort of got used to the pace.

    Then a wonderful thing happened, due to an arrogance of a man, this forum surged in the members department. After some bumps and warts, and a few flame wars, we got a little acclimated to the new people, the old people, and everyone in between.

    In many years that we have been doing this I've had so much free time to get involved.


    With all of the wonderful topics and threads--which I print out for my commute to read-- I have zero time for even me and more pressing issues in real life. I WANT TO GET INVOLVED and post and reply and tinker and ponder and retort and...

    Life is so friggin unfair.

    I will, however, try to get to some of these gems, they are just too good to pass up even if it takes me some time, I will find some.

    Just wanted to thank everyone for some great discourses, threads, and topics. It amazes what talent we have here, and I am truly honored that you folks still come back and get involved.

    I want to thank even the lurkers. Some of you do not reply but I see you up there reading and probably thinking the same thing I am, "awesome"... Well, those of you who are not in UiF that is. ;)
  2. midranger4

    midranger4 Banned

    Is there any way some of the admin functions can be spread to a couple of other members so that you would have more free time?

    I'm sure any number of folks, including myself, would be willing to help, regardless of how mundane the task(s) may be.

    Christ, my whole life is mundane....I just realized that. *slaps forehead*
  3. Techie2000

    Techie2000 The crowd would sing:

    I can help

    Dear ethics,

    Using the wonderful internet I have found the name of your employer. I have forged your signature on a letter of resignation. I also contacted some dude who e-mailed me about a free $10 Million USD in unmarked bills. You will get some heading your way. You now have all the free time you need. Merry Christmas.

  4. Scott

    Scott Some Assembly Required

    i'm sure most will agree when i say that it's US who should be thanking YOU for giving us this place to come share our thoughts. :)
  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Mid, I've done that, it's not even this site that's keeping me busy at this point, it's work.

    My company just let 150 Million (that's right million) dollars walk out the door because these guys were "tying up the capital that brings down the stock value". These guys were also the only people that MADE money for the past 3 years in my company.

    Right now, I am too busy making the transition to other business. I also have a closing on my apartment on Thursday.

    I hope it eases up soon but... :)
  6. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    I'd like to think of this relationship as symbiotic. :)
  7. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    Hey, take the dirty talk somewhere else.
  8. dmdvt

    dmdvt Guest

    I know there is nothing I can do to help <small>(as a newbie)</small>. I just wanted to let you know that, we all feel you are doing an awesome job with the site. You make us all feel we are welcome and an important part of it all.

    <center>[gl]THANK YOU ETHICS!![/gl]</center>
  9. jamming

    jamming Banned

    A vaccum?
  10. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    OK, since everybody is busy praising Leon, which may go to his head and make it swell to a greater size than it already has reached, I want to register a complaint. Not about something Leon has done, of course, but about the nature of things. It seems that there are so many things being posted here now that it is impossible to keep up. INdeed, it is usually impossible oto get through all of the new stuff in a single sessioon.

    I try to read most of the threads, although I must admit that I now gladly skip over the faith and sports sections. (Or as I think of them, the "meaning of life" and the "meaningness of life" sections.) Even so there is a lot in the more substantive sections. I usually proceed by checking the Europe section to see what's there since I have some responsibilities for that section. Then I go to "see new posts." It usually says something like, "There are 37 threads and 99 new [posts." I get the list and start working through it, reading some without comment, responding to some. After dealing with each thread I return to the index of new posts and -- lo and behold -- it is a longer list, new ones have been added while I was dealing with one. Seems to get into an infinite loop and I can never finish getting through the list because each time I deal with one and return to the index new ones have been added.

    Any suggestions?
  11. Sunriser13

    Sunriser13 Knee Deep in Paradise

    Brew another pot of coffee... :p
  12. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    Hey, hey, hey!!! Don't be dogging the forum I host now!!!

    Besides, fishing *is* living... :)
  13. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Ah, maybe I should just give it up and go fond some good porn. :)
  14. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Bob, it's basically the same for me, but the index shrinks faster than it adds on.

    I would suggest you stick to the sections you like and skip over you don't (like you have been doing).

    Problem with you, though, is that you think everything pertains to sex, so you go in to every thread thinking (hoping) there's pictures.

  15. jfcjrus

    jfcjrus Veteran Member

    I know what you mean.
    Because I'm a slow typer, it sometimes seems that several posters have responded to my post, before I even submitted it!
    I then have to review portions of the thread to see where I fit in. Argh!

    But, a small price to pay for the opportunity to converse with the diverse collection of minds that frequent this site.

  16. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Not quite so. I must admit that I look carefully at all of Aria's and Violet's posts, since they seem obsessed with sex. I only look for pictures in Steve's posts, though. :)
  17. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    Leon, I have IM'd you this a few days ago but it seems to fit in this thread. I have found that when I come in with many unread posts I often do not catch up before my thigamajiggy has reset. In other words if I stay in a thread with long (I know, I know, a long post from me?) answer when I come back to the home page I can no longer go by the blinking whatchamacallits to tell me where I have not read. Hopefully the new version can increment these blinkers on the fly so we can skip marking all threads read unless there are some we don't want to read. Only an irritation and maybe only Martin and I and -Ken run into it. And Robert, my doctor agrees with you, I would be better off not reading the threads about religion.
  18. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member


    For the time being, use View New Posts, reply, and then hit BACK button, instead of refresh. The new list will stay current until you refresh. After you hit refresh you will be able to see it updated and the new posts since last refresh will now show as well.
  19. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    Thanks Ethics, I was so busy trying to use all the correct buttons I missed the obvious. Thanks for pointing that out. I now understand why I was let go from my support position, TIBKAC (Trouble is Between Keyboard and Chair).
  20. Frodo Lives

    Frodo Lives Luke, I am NOT your father!

    I humbly suggest you limit the number of posts per person to 400 a day. That should help things.......Hey, why are you all staring at me? Ken, put the bat down....I was only joking. :angel:

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