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11:07 pm on Oct 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I told myself I'd stop at 1000, then 1200, but now that 1300 is approaching it's time to go. Leosghost, digitalv, it's been a total pleasure reading you guys, thanks for not worrying about what people think when you write.

Don't want to be writing the same book over and over, which I think I'm starting to do, can't quit while I was ahead, at least I can stop before I fall too far behind :-)

Time to start working on a new book. Tedster, thanks for your level headedness, balance, and fairness, I don't know how you do it week in and week out.

<added>damnit, foo posts don't count...</added>

12:50 am on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hm. It doesn't really matter how many posts you have as a total, because new people can't always find stuff in the archives, so your "once more into the breech" is NEW to someone....

Please, don't go all silent on us, okay?

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Bye.
2:11 am on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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<<< new people can't always find stuff in the archives, so your "once more into the breech" is NEW to someone....

One writer to another, you can only write so much in a day, and having a 500 page book fade off into the netherworlds of the archives doesn't quite do it for me... and I don't like doing rewrites.

I think the stuff here on WebmasterWorld flows pretty well, somebody comes along who wants to learn, starts posting, they learn, fade away.

I followed the advice, don't lurk if you want to learn something, post, that's totally true, excellent advice, but the point is to learn for me, not rehash stuff.

I came here because my searches started always landing me on WebmasterWorld, which means it was doing what I wanted to get better at at that point. Now most of my searches don't land me here anymore except for the odd thing or two, you'll see that soon enough the more you use linux stuff, this site really never took off in that area, though of course it has some good people, there just isn't the focus that's needed to attract the level you need to maintain something in a very active state.

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Well, I'll miss you. Keep in touch....
12:27 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I really hope you come back to read this cos I wasn't on line over the weekend ..

Check your sticky ....I left you another address to stay in touch ...I mean It... I will be pissed if you don't

(And if the "sticky clear out" wipes it ... I'll leave it again ,and again )...

For now I'm saddened and I think that it's WebmasterWorld's loss..

And plus I need a friend I can trust with my system to hold my hand as I try to go to penguin ...;)..OK :))

Ps ..I feel privileged to be on your "au revoir" list ..

2:40 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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One writer to another, you can only write so much in a day, and having a 500 page book fade off into the netherworlds of the archives doesn't quite do it for me... and I don't like doing rewrites.

Goog point.
Think that's what linking to past threads is for. Also helps to see how certain technologies/algos have changed over time.

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itisreal: I'd also find it a great pity were you to go. Maybe you'll spend more time elsewhere for the Linux stuff - but I read the linux stuff on this forum, ok it's not one of the main linux fora out there, but the mod policies do keep things clean and to-the-point. If you've found some other forum you're going to hang out re. linuces, sticky me, I'd like to read your stuff there. Would prefer, though, you just to request a mod to remove this thread and pretend it never existed. That 'book' stuff sounds like you've got in a philosopholigising mood which can lead to regrettable decisions, this most certainly being one.
3:56 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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<<< Also helps to see how certain technologies/algos have changed over time.

and how different moderators/board policies set tones for their respective fora, those tones tend to determine what type of poster is attracted to that area, that's a very subtle process, but interesting to watch develop over time. For example, premoderation helps clean out junk but also keeps away people who don't like restrictions.

4:11 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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<<<< That 'book' stuff sounds like you've got in a philosopholigising mood

mincklerstraat, LOL, if only you knew how close you were to the truth in that statement... yet another one of my favorite posters though, I've liked your stuff, it's really solid. Sticky me your email address and I'll be in touch.

6:19 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Think that's what linking to past threads is for

Actually, I think that's what the site search [WebmasterWorld.com] is for ;)

6:30 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've good results finding old threads like this:

site:webmasterworld.com keyword1 keyword2 member1 member2 member3

that's googling it, that usually gets me what I was looking for, but sometimes it's a royal pain finding things I have to admit.

In other words, the topic keywords and any members you can remember that posted in that thread, doesn't always work but helps.

6:36 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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This might sound a bit dumb ass but why are you leaving after a set amount of posts which correct me if I am wrong is nothing compared to a lot of other webmasterworld members

Just a thought and you don't have to answer it otherwise it will bump your post count up to 1301

OMG 1301...it's an odd number now

6:47 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No, the foo posts don't count in your post total.

If you do something like quit smoking it's usually a good idea to say, ok on day x I'm going to quit. Same idea with number of posts, it's a random selection that happened to fit into some other stuff that's happening in my life, if that stuff had happened some other time it would have been some other number of posts, I was actually going to quit at 1000 but some stuff came up that was pretty interesting so I let it go.

But there something else, when you think of how many words/pages 1300 posts are, that's actually a very substantial amount of writing, my posts tend to be long [ok, I can hear it now, too long...], this isn't the only writing I do, but it has cut significantly into the writing I do for myself, I miss the freedom of writing for myself to be honest.

[edited by: isitreal at 6:48 pm (utc) on Nov. 1, 2004]

6:48 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>><added>damnit, foo posts don't count...</added>

Since you decided to stop posting at some given rounded (arbitrary or maybe random number) AND Foo doesn't count (by default), feel welcomed to post again in Foo without statistically breaking any vow, or bending any principle.

>>Would prefer, though, you just to request a mod to remove this thread and pretend it never existed.

Quote from the cript [webmasterworld.com] :

When a message is placed in any forum system, you are granting a soft license to the site to use it.

Wanna bid? ;)

I always tought this game was about trying to hit the bull's eye on mooving targets, wich made it fun.

There is a stage in life where someone has "nothing more to say" anymore. Actually, this can happen many times in a single life, and even happen many times in a single day. It all depends on the meaning any gives to "nothing more to say", but when someone reaches the stage where he has "nothing more to learn", I am not sure if he can count as making part of life, anymore.

At any time, welcome back to Foo, since it does not count. :)

6:51 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No worries, there's plenty more to learn, and plenty more to say, I just need to find a different way to say it.
6:56 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Does this mean you will never post again then
7:13 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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well, never say never. But I really have to start using the time I have in a different way, each day has a finite number of hours, they can be used for one thing or another, at some point I have to say, ok, I'm going to use that time for what I really like doing.

nice song goes

all you want to do is live
all you want to do is give
but somehow
it all
falls
apart

8:55 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Jefferson Airplane?
9:52 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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bakedjake, got to love the name, that's right, it's the airplane, After Bathing at Baxters.
10:11 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I won't name names, but I've seen other "exit" threads. Oftentimes the exiter shows up later and starts posting like he/she never left. :)

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There's definitely an addictive nature to posting all the time. I'm not sure if there's more to it than that, I guess you get used to certain styles, and WebmasterWorld really does have a really nice clean interface, just on the aesthetic level, I wish more forums would imitate it in some ways, not all of course.

It's very easy to read, no clutter, that's something a lot of forums have problems with. Just a matter of turning off some features though, not rocket science, but still seems to be a problem for a lot of forums out there. That and chaos of course.

But at some point it's not a bad idea to take a look at yourself and ask what's the motivation behind continuing.

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Interesting. I hit 1300 posts about 6 months ago. I've only posted about a dozen times since then. Maybe there's something about that number; it wasn't a conscious decision, though. I just started realizing that very few successful business models are based on reading WebmasterWorld for hours every day - except Brett's, perhaps.
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I won't name names...

I will - mine came as close to an exit as could be, but I did leave a back-door open :) As it is, things are working out somewhat here in Paradise... but my feet are itching to be moving.

isitreal - FWIW I can understand your decision. All I really know is that when I see a post from you, it's most likely worth reading.

Best wishes and Thanks for the Fish.

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<<< I just started realizing that very few successful business models are based on reading WebmasterWorld for hours every day - except Brett's, perhaps.

LOL, that's a great one.

grandpa, thanks, I appreciate that.

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Wasn't thinking of you grandpa - I thought you were hanging around until you cleaned up some loose ends.

Now HERE'S [webmasterworld.com] how to make an exit. Say goodbye, get the thread locked. :)

4:27 am on Nov 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Nah, saying goodbye is nice. I used to always leave parties without saying my goodbyes to everyone, finally I was convinced this wasn't polite, so now I at least try a bit.
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WOW now DaveAtIFG is a top guy, did not know he had gone

All the best Dave and take care of yourself

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6:59 pm on Nov 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You're leaving WebmasterWorld? Isitreally happening?

Sorry for the bad pun; couldn't resist! ;)

In all seriousness, WebmasterWorld is losing an icon. I can't imagine how many times your posts will be linked to in the future. Even though I know where to find you myself, it still seems like WW won't be quite the same place anymore.

Thanks for a lot of great posts!

10:41 pm on Nov 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Of course, you could always sign on with a new nick and start again from post #1.