Author Topic: Goodbye, Cruel Fora  (Read 1529 times)

writingprof

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Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« on: February 21, 2021, 11:21:14 AM »
Friends, it has been a pleasure to commiserate and argue with you these many years. I joined the old fora in 2009 or so, if memory serves, and it would be difficult to overstate how helpful this community has been as I have moved through my career. They say that what one does online isn't "real life," but I have many happy memories of this place (and the old place) that suggest otherwise. I will miss it.

With love (and a bit of hate, for one or two of you),

Writingprof

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 11:24:30 AM »
OK,

May I ask what has brought this on? I think you and I may have gotten into it once or twice,
but I sort of don't mind in general if a bunch of people are sitting around commenting on stuff or in ways I don't agree with.

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 05:29:16 AM »
Friends, it has been a pleasure to commiserate and argue with you these many years. I joined the old fora in 2009 or so, if memory serves, and it would be difficult to overstate how helpful this community has been as I have moved through my career. They say that what one does online isn't "real life," but I have many happy memories of this place (and the old place) that suggest otherwise. I will miss it.

With love (and a bit of hate, for one or two of you),

Writingprof

Please have Mahoganny accompany you.

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 06:26:09 AM »
So.
Farewell then
writingprof

You are leaving
the fora.
So you say.

You were known for
your politics.

My friend Keith's mum
said you were a good laugh.
She will miss you.

Writing is good.
Hope you do
more good writing
prof.

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 07:59:51 AM »
Is this an answer to 'where do republicans go from here?'

Friends, it has been a pleasure to commiserate and argue with you these many years. I joined the old fora in 2009 or so, if memory serves, and it would be difficult to overstate how helpful this community has been as I have moved through my career. They say that what one does online isn't "real life," but I have many happy memories of this place (and the old place) that suggest otherwise. I will miss it.

With love (and a bit of hate, for one or two of you),

Writingprof

Please have Mahoganny accompany you.

one thing I can tell you about liberals. They don't like diversity.
Silence is violence.

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 09:07:04 AM »
Is this an answer to 'where do republicans go from here?'

Friends, it has been a pleasure to commiserate and argue with you these many years. I joined the old fora in 2009 or so, if memory serves, and it would be difficult to overstate how helpful this community has been as I have moved through my career. They say that what one does online isn't "real life," but I have many happy memories of this place (and the old place) that suggest otherwise. I will miss it.

With love (and a bit of hate, for one or two of you),

Writingprof

Please have Mahoganny accompany you.

one thing I can tell you about liberals. They don't like diversity.

Yes, that's the takeaway. This is about those bad "liberals" who don't want "diversity".

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 10:17:14 AM »
Is this an answer to 'where do republicans go from here?'

Friends, it has been a pleasure to commiserate and argue with you these many years. I joined the old fora in 2009 or so, if memory serves, and it would be difficult to overstate how helpful this community has been as I have moved through my career. They say that what one does online isn't "real life," but I have many happy memories of this place (and the old place) that suggest otherwise. I will miss it.

With love (and a bit of hate, for one or two of you),

Writingprof

Please have Mahoganny accompany you.

one thing I can tell you about liberals. They don't like diversity.

Yes, that's the takeaway. This is about those bad "liberals" who don't want "diversity".

He's not wrong though ...

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2021, 10:19:02 AM »
Is this an answer to 'where do republicans go from here?'

Friends, it has been a pleasure to commiserate and argue with you these many years. I joined the old fora in 2009 or so, if memory serves, and it would be difficult to overstate how helpful this community has been as I have moved through my career. They say that what one does online isn't "real life," but I have many happy memories of this place (and the old place) that suggest otherwise. I will miss it.

With love (and a bit of hate, for one or two of you),

Writingprof

Please have Mahoganny accompany you.

one thing I can tell you about liberals. They don't like diversity.

Yes, that's the takeaway. This is about those bad "liberals" who don't want "diversity".

He's not wrong though ...

It's such a ridiculously hyperbolic generalization that it is, in fact, wrong. Not to mention that it has zero connection to the discussion here.

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2021, 10:52:04 AM »
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Friends, it has been a pleasure to commiserate and argue with you these many years. I joined the old fora in 2009 or so, if memory serves, and it would be difficult to overstate how helpful this community has been as I have moved through my career. They say that what one does online isn't "real life," but I have many happy memories of this place (and the old place) that suggest otherwise. I will miss it.

With love (and a bit of hate, for one or two of you),

Writingprof

Glad that it served you well.  But as with many things, once the usefulness has passed, it is time to move on! 

The good news is that there is no deposit or minimum usage required. You can return if you choose later, perhaps.
"The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am"  Darth Vader

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2021, 11:44:10 AM »
I know I'm missing something.

Has someone been cancelled over moronic posts?

If so, should I worry?

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2021, 11:50:24 AM »
Is this an answer to 'where do republicans go from here?'

Friends, it has been a pleasure to commiserate and argue with you these many years. I joined the old fora in 2009 or so, if memory serves, and it would be difficult to overstate how helpful this community has been as I have moved through my career. They say that what one does online isn't "real life," but I have many happy memories of this place (and the old place) that suggest otherwise. I will miss it.

With love (and a bit of hate, for one or two of you),

Writingprof

Please have Mahoganny accompany you.

one thing I can tell you about liberals. They don't like diversity.

Yes, that's the takeaway. This is about those bad "liberals" who don't want "diversity".

He's not wrong though ...

It's such a ridiculously hyperbolic generalization that it is, in fact, wrong. Not to mention that it has zero connection to the discussion here.

It has been so well documented that it doesn't need citation that people who dare to question liberal or leftist orthodoxy are often "canceled" because their very conversation or contribution to it is deemed dangerous.

I just googled "professor" and mixed it with several hot button social issues of the day and found plenty of examples.

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2021, 12:01:19 PM »
Friends, it has been a pleasure to commiserate and argue with you these many years. I joined the old fora in 2009 or so, if memory serves, and it would be difficult to overstate how helpful this community has been as I have moved through my career. They say that what one does online isn't "real life," but I have many happy memories of this place (and the old place) that suggest otherwise. I will miss it.

With love (and a bit of hate, for one or two of you),

Writingprof

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2021, 01:06:06 PM »
Is this an answer to 'where do republicans go from here?'

Friends, it has been a pleasure to commiserate and argue with you these many years. I joined the old fora in 2009 or so, if memory serves, and it would be difficult to overstate how helpful this community has been as I have moved through my career. They say that what one does online isn't "real life," but I have many happy memories of this place (and the old place) that suggest otherwise. I will miss it.

With love (and a bit of hate, for one or two of you),

Writingprof

Please have Mahoganny accompany you.

one thing I can tell you about liberals. They don't like diversity.

Yes, that's the takeaway. This is about those bad "liberals" who don't want "diversity".

He's not wrong though ...

It's such a ridiculously hyperbolic generalization that it is, in fact, wrong. Not to mention that it has zero connection to the discussion here.

It has been so well documented that it doesn't need citation that people who dare to question liberal or leftist orthodoxy are often "canceled" because their very conversation or contribution to it is deemed dangerous.

I just googled "professor" and mixed it with several hot button social issues of the day and found plenty of examples.

Again, a hyperbolic oversimplification. And again, zero connection to the discussion here.

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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2021, 01:26:09 PM »
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Friends, it has been a pleasure to commiserate and argue with you these many years. I joined the old fora in 2009 or so, if memory serves, and it would be difficult to overstate how helpful this community has been as I have moved through my career. They say that what one does online isn't "real life," but I have many happy memories of this place (and the old place) that suggest otherwise. I will miss it.

With love (and a bit of hate, for one or two of you),

Writingprof

Glad that it served you well.  But as with many things, once the usefulness has passed, it is time to move on! 

The good news is that there is no deposit or minimum usage required. You can return if you choose later, perhaps.

Wait--there's no deposit required to use The Fora?  Then I'm going to have to have a talk with the poster who collected that $300 deposit when I signed up.  Now I'm beginning to have my suspicions about the sign-up fee too....
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Re: Goodbye, Cruel Fora
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2021, 01:40:42 PM »
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Friends, it has been a pleasure to commiserate and argue with you these many years. I joined the old fora in 2009 or so, if memory serves, and it would be difficult to overstate how helpful this community has been as I have moved through my career. They say that what one does online isn't "real life," but I have many happy memories of this place (and the old place) that suggest otherwise. I will miss it.

With love (and a bit of hate, for one or two of you),

Writingprof

Glad that it served you well.  But as with many things, once the usefulness has passed, it is time to move on! 

The good news is that there is no deposit or minimum usage required. You can return if you choose later, perhaps.

Wait--there's no deposit required to use The Fora?  Then I'm going to have to have a talk with the poster who collected that $300 deposit when I signed up.  Now I'm beginning to have my suspicions about the sign-up fee too....

Nope, totally legit snack server costs. Don't ask questions....