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Author Topic: Any of the old school members still lurking?  (Read 15832 times)

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Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Any of the old school members still lurking?
« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2021, 03:01:21 pm »
I remember you, we joined around the same time.  It's been 16 years since I was diagnosed as well.  I agree there were some pretty bad situations arise on the forum and I was probably entrenched in some of them.  I was no angel back then and I recognize I was a fairly bitter person at the time and way too opinionated.  It's okay to be opinionated when it's founded on something close to being factual..  Time has shown me just how wrong I was.

There were more good times than bad and as the years have passed there is one thing I do miss, and that's the love of the community that was here.

I think today forums are rather a dinosaur of sorts, social media has taken it's place.  Life moves on...  Thanks for posting Aupointlllmite.  It's good to see an old face is still around.

Damn! I could have written the exact same thing about myself at the time. Bitter, angry, opinionated, and usually drunk. Also I got a kick out of poking people that I really don't have anymore. Like, I wouldn't say that I was cruel, but definitely annoyingly arrogant.

That being said, the response of certain people could be... oh, let's call it "disproportionate" and "scary." Oh well. It's over now.

I think you're definitely right about social media being the death of places like this, sadly. The funny thing is that I finally got off of social media because that shit is even worse at times.

I did peek back on here a few times over the years, and I saw that a few people I had been friends with on here had died and that ended up just sort of encouraging me to stay off, I guess.

I'm glad to see you're doing well though! I hope life has been treating you- and everyone here- well.
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Any of the old school members still lurking?
« Reply #51 on: May 27, 2021, 10:47:27 am »
Hey Skeebo

Great to hear from you. My gosh, doesn't time fly. It's frightening. I remember joining the forum when I was diagnosed in 2006 and it was such a support. So many people reached out and helped me through that period. Great to hear from you and to see some of the old names on this thread. Hello to everyone and keep trucking on!

Delby xx

Hi Delby.  Thanks for the update, good seeing you..
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