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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:54 am 
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Let us show our appreciation here.

I will be brief.

Philo was the first (and only - so far) person here to reach out to me.
To be cool, understanding, and respectful to me.

Just an all around cool motherfucker.

Let us show appreciation here, I think the time is right.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:27 am 
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Philo, I admire the guts you have to post your true feelings and life events. I don't comment on every post because I usually don't feel it's my place, but I'm here daily and read every post. I will say though, for a global internet community, aside from a few, for most of us (Philo and all the regulars) who don't really know each other that well personally, all you guys really seem like genuine people. And I love the show of support (and debate) for one another on personal, emotional, politicial and cultural points of view. That's the reason why I open my browser to this website here every day. And Philo, even though you're still a relative newbie (like myself), I view you (and all the regulars) as essential to the board.

Have a great day everyone.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:26 pm 
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Well, if you want to be picky, this thread comes off as an insult to all Forum Members except Philo. Congrats Philo, you win this thread! :)

The only consistent rules I've ever learned about Forum Social Behavior:

1. You may well never really understand what the other person is writing about and it is probably just luck if you do. People suck at writing. Reading too. And most don't care that this is the case.
2. Sarcasm, hyperbole, gestures, synonyms, variable definitions, misspellings, poor explanations, poor interpretations, language barriers, secret meanings, conceptual continuity, references of references of references... many of the "normal" communication methods are either entirely missing or just different on a Forum. An emoticon will only help in a small percentage of cases. The less obvious you are, the more people will misunderstand you. If you are not absolutely positive what the other person means, you should probably check it again.
3. Jokes are everywhere around here. Are you sure that the thing that pissed you off isn't a joke? Is someone pissed off at a joke you made? Many people think they have a good sense of humor when they don't even have a sense of humor. Seriously, some people just can't sense humor, even though they have successfully laughed in their life. There are multiple types of humor, few people have familiarity with any but the most obvious types. Even those with a good sense of humor may refuse to laugh at certain things due to their own personal experience, such that they can't deal with laughing about a given topic. People here will joke about those topics too.
4. Very few people here wish ill on any other Forum Members. Now what anyone writes... plenty of ill will all around... and that's the way I like it, with a Green Rosetta (mutated member)

Seriously lm, I think a lot of your dissatisfaction is of your own making. Many people go through similar newbie experiences. Yours is likely much better than average. Most people run screaming long before they've made 10 posts. Sometimes, before they have read 10 posts. Do you know any FZ fans outside of the Forum? Ask them why they don't come here. We are an opinionated bunch! FZ was too! We aren't ever going to win the Nicest Forum Award. Speakin' of which, the Frankies are just around the corner, and who knows, you may win one! :)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:10 pm 
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Don't know what prompted this thread but I'll chime in and say I enjoy the Philo man , too. BUT ... he's only one of many who come here that seem very cool.

and then , there's that one guy :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:23 pm 
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I think Philo is a vital part of the forum. I mean, the forum would not be the same without him. I think.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:57 pm 
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I ran screaming after reading 10 of Arkay's posts.

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But anyway, Philostopher is a good addition to the forum.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:57 pm 
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Thanks LM!

I appreciate all the kind comments, but Pedro and Arkay are right. I'm not any more special than any other forum member.

But I will say this Arkay. I haven't won anything. The best friend I had in this shithole town died yesterday. And yes, I'm not the only person to ever experience the loss of a close friend. And yes, life does go on. But I fucking hurt like hell right now, and certainly don't feel like I've won anything.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:46 pm 
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Philo's water feature

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We gotcha buddy


And you did win the Beefheart Researchers Badge....


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:56 am 
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I want a thread in my honor.

OR THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

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Lets get serious here, Philo is a good guy. Smart and HONEST. The last being the purest of traits.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:20 am 
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NuclearProstate wrote:
I want a thread in my honor.

And I want a belt buckle that doubles as a horse.

Now what?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:43 am 
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lapsed maps wrote:
NuclearProstate wrote:
I want a thread in my honor.

And I want a belt buckle that doubles as a horse.

Now what?

I'll take two! :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:57 pm 
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For back up/in case one horse breaks down, right?
NOW you're cooking with gas!

Apply said strategy to guitar strings upon playing anywhere but home. ;^P

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:25 pm 
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lapsed maps wrote:
Apply said strategy to guitar strings upon playing anywhere but home. ;^P

That's not funny man... breaking guitar strings in the middle of a concert is NOT a joke. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:33 pm 
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Philo rocks... :smoke:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:59 pm 
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Am I the only one who disagrees?
Personally, forklift truck drivers really do my suede in.
What, with their roll over cages, seat belts, reverse warning beepers, flashing beacons, dark hard rubber wheels, and alarmingly high accident rates an all....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:28 am 
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Well now... I didn't know all THAT.

There goes my suede.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:26 am 
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Well now... I didn't know all THAT.

There goes my suede.


Where has your suede gone.....up country where the water tastes like wine? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:54 am 
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Ok... I have been playing tug of war with this post for the last hour now.
I wanted to get it out there as quickly as possible, yet I want it to be perfect.
Perfect in the sense that I say everything I want to say and that I say it clearly.
I decided to put my guards down and just let things ebb, flow, and possibly erupt.

You may or may not have the time.
You may or may not have the interest. Either way, it must be said.

I have been going on message boards for 15+ years now.
But not just lurking/posting. I have made some friends. I have made some enemies.
I have made many phone calls and I have made many recommendations.
I have given and taken advice.
I have even traveled many miles to meet some of these people.
I am firm in my belief that I know what is what and who is who regarding my online interactions.

I got a package in the mail today. A gift from Philo.
I was delighted beyond words.
When I say "beyond words", I do not mean I was speechless via IN SHOCK.
Philo told me he was going to do this. And he told me out of the blue.
And I believed him 100%.
Not because I am not a doubtful person. Not because I don't question almost everything.
But because this is the type of person Philo is.

Kind, thoughtful, reliable, ... a true gentleman.
I have no doubts or questions regarding this statement.
And this goes beyond words on screens.
I have been lucky enough to have several conversations with the man.
All of which were interesting, enlightening, and comfortable experiences to say the least.

I will not overstay my welcome with this post, but I want to make a point.
And possibly a recommendation for those of you lacking wonderful people in your life.
I wouldn't lead you wrong.
And neither would Philostopher.


Thanks Philo for all that you do and all that you have done. You are truly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:34 am 
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Philo doesn't strike me as a man who wants his ass kissed in this manner.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:38 pm 
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Nice!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:55 pm 
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Oh yeah? Well he didn't send me anything.

Nice guy, right.

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calvin2hikers wrote:
Oh yeah? Well he didn't send me anything.

Nice guy, right.

I meant: "Nice post, downer!" :mrgreen:

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wakawazooinregalia' wrote:
calvin2hikers wrote:
Oh yeah? Well he didn't send me anything.

Nice guy, right.

I meant: "Nice post, downer!" :mrgreen:


I wasn't replying to yours.

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calvin2hikers wrote:
wakawazooinregalia' wrote:
calvin2hikers wrote:
Oh yeah? Well he didn't send me anything.

Nice guy, right.

I meant: "Nice post, downer!" :mrgreen:


I wasn't replying to yours.

You have found a nice place in my foe list. Congratulations.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:07 pm 
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wakawazooinregalia wrote:
You have found a nice place in my foe list. Congratulations.


Holy shit. Sorry, I didn't put in the :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Does that help? Why would I possibly say anything bad about Philostopher?

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