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Felix R. Savage

Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2018, 11:41:56 AM »
Here in spirit.
 

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« Reply #51 on: September 20, 2018, 11:48:26 AM »
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Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #52 on: September 20, 2018, 11:59:43 AM »
Hi. I hardly ever post, but have been lurking for years. Nice to see everyone over here.
 

Mark Gardner

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« Reply #53 on: September 20, 2018, 12:12:15 PM »
Here in spirit.
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Mark Gardner

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« Reply #54 on: September 20, 2018, 12:14:58 PM »
Here.
Using my name but aware I will probably regret it lol.
Ah, what the hell. Carry on.  ;)
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Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #55 on: September 20, 2018, 01:05:27 PM »
Here. Same username.
 

DrewMcGunn

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« Reply #56 on: September 20, 2018, 01:55:49 PM »
Hi folks. After reading the kerfuffle at KB, I decided to get in on the ground floor here. I can't say how active I'll be, but I'm optimistic  :grouphug:
I confess the direction of the modding had left me feeling alienated and the VS thing was just the last straw.
I hope that Tim Ellis can make a go of this. I expect that there will be a continued migration here.


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Becca Mills

Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #57 on: September 20, 2018, 02:48:28 PM »
<waves> Figured I'd better stake out a place here, in case I get tossed out on my ear over there.

My god, Timothy, the emojis ...  :shocked:
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Mark Gardner

Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #58 on: September 20, 2018, 02:49:58 PM »
<waves> Figured I'd better stake out a place here, in case I get tossed out on my ear over there.

My god, Timothy, the emojis ...  :shocked:
love you Becca!
 

Joe Vasicek

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« Reply #59 on: September 20, 2018, 02:52:11 PM »
<waves> Figured I'd better stake out a place here, in case I get tossed out on my ear over there.

My god, Timothy, the emojis ...  :shocked:

The emoticons are awesome, right?  :dance: :angel:  :Tup3a:

I'm getting flashbacks to the Writers of the Future boards…  :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
 

Mark Gardner

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« Reply #60 on: September 20, 2018, 02:53:10 PM »
<waves> Figured I'd better stake out a place here, in case I get tossed out on my ear over there.

My god, Timothy, the emojis ...  :shocked:

The emoticons are awesome, right?  :dance: :angel:  :Tup3a:
ugh, emoticons are terrible, but I'm willing to set aside my disdain for the waiting community, now that we have a home again.
 

Becca Mills

Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #61 on: September 20, 2018, 03:08:41 PM »
My god, Timothy, the emojis ...  :shocked:

The emoticons are awesome, right?  :dance: :angel:  :Tup3a:

I'm sort of horrified, to tell you the truth, but I have a feeling they'll grow on me. :hug: But I'm sorry, that rock n roll banana is not riding a llama. Who ever heard of a green llama? Clearly, it's Nessie.

love you Becca!

Wait ... all those emojis and no kissy face?? We've been robbed.

Thanks Mark, love you too!   :azn:

Not to hijack this for a real discussion, but I actually do need emoticons usually to help me figure out how to take something someone said. :D I think that's why I overuse them myself. I just can't help but assign voices to words and what I hear in my head doesn't always match how someone meant for me to hear what they said. :) I have to do a lot of edits to my posts to eliminate excess emoticons most of the time. In fact, big confession, but I have to actually watch myself to keep from putting them in my fiction when I'm writing. It's totally weird. But I'll write something that makes me smile and boom, there's the smiley staring back at me at the end of the sentence. :o

Emoji are super-useful, definitely. I think they're here to stay. But here's a question for you: are they marks of punctuation, or are they words?  :evil:
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Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #62 on: September 20, 2018, 03:11:17 PM »
I'm here. Same name, couldn't find my other picture so... I never really posted much over there, though I've been around since 2011. I'm a wallflower. So, howdy.

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Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #63 on: September 20, 2018, 03:15:04 PM »
Continuing the thread derail... with emojis

Punctuation.

Also, I'm not terribly fond of them, but it was really weird here when they broke. And you could see the missing emojis. Happy to see them back.

Lastly, I really really wish I had the old newsgroup list of all the text emojis and their meanings that circulated somewhere between 1984 and 1986... It was cool to read at the time. And I've always wondered how many of them lasted. I can't remember how long the list was, but over 20, at least. Probably 30-50.
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Jeff Tanyard

Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #64 on: September 20, 2018, 03:18:42 PM »
<waves> Figured I'd better stake out a place here, in case I get tossed out on my ear over there.


Hey, Becs.  I saw you registered earlier, but I wasn't sure if you'd post or not.  Glad to see you did.   :kiss:


Not to hijack this for a real discussion, but I actually do need emoticons usually to help me figure out how to take something someone said. :D I think that's why I overuse them myself.


I'm the same way.  I used to hate them as much as Mark does.  I thought they were childish and silly.  Then I started to realize that an awful lot of the arguments I saw on the internet were the result of people misinterpreting "tone."  Those arguments might have been avoided by the use of emoticons.  I didn't want to contribute to that sort of miscommunication if I could help it, so I started using emoticons on a regular basis.


My god, Timothy, the emojis ...  :shocked:


They're beautiful, aren't they?  You can never have enough.   :band:


The emoticons are awesome, right?  :dance: :angel:  :Tup3a:


Preach it, sister!   :angel:
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Jeff Tanyard

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« Reply #65 on: September 20, 2018, 03:20:58 PM »
I'm here. Same name, couldn't find my other picture so... I never really posted much over there, though I've been around since 2011. I'm a wallflower. So, howdy.


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Dennis Chekalov

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« Reply #66 on: September 20, 2018, 03:26:46 PM »
are they marks of punctuation, or are they words?  :evil:

I'd say they are textual units equal to sentences.
Let's say, this one :kiss: means "I love you", a stand-alone sentence.
 

Mark Gardner

Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #67 on: September 20, 2018, 03:29:47 PM »
are they marks of punctuation, or are they words?  :evil:

I'd say they are textual units equal to sentences.
Let's say, this one :kiss: means "I love you", a stand-alone sentence.
"I love you?" I think not. More like, "I consume your life force to sustain myself." I mean, just look at that poor dedicated corpse. But then again, when far are involved...
 

Dennis Chekalov

Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #68 on: September 20, 2018, 03:31:19 PM »
"I love you?" I think not. More like, "I consume your life force to sustain myself."

Isn't it totally the same?
 

Captain Cranky

Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #69 on: September 20, 2018, 03:34:09 PM »
<waves> Figured I'd better stake out a place here, in case I get tossed out on my ear over there.

My god, Timothy, the emojis ...  :shocked:

I didn't post often enough for you to know me from a can of spam, but I was a major lurker and I'm glad to see you here Becca  Grin
Just keep your head down and keep on swinging.
 

Mark Gardner

Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #70 on: September 20, 2018, 03:34:19 PM »
"I love you?" I think not. More like, "I consume your life force to sustain myself."

Isn't it totally the same?
only in dramadies. Erika and I will have been together for 21 years in November - only a year living in sin. I tell people that what sustains our marriage is mutual sarcasm.
 

Jeff Tanyard

Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #71 on: September 20, 2018, 03:36:22 PM »
More like, "I consume your life force to sustain myself."


Just want to state for the record that I'm not trying to consume Becca's life force.   :angel:


Isn't it totally the same?


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Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #72 on: September 20, 2018, 03:37:05 PM »
<waves> Figured I'd better stake out a place here, in case I get tossed out on my ear over there.

My god, Timothy, the emojis ...  :shocked:

I didn't post often enough for you to know me from a can of spam, but I was a major lurker and I'm glad to see you here Becca  Grin
The tab is there to open the can. The can is there to hold in the spam.
 

Captain Cranky

Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #73 on: September 20, 2018, 03:59:44 PM »
<waves> Figured I'd better stake out a place here, in case I get tossed out on my ear over there.

My god, Timothy, the emojis ...  :shocked:

I didn't post often enough for you to know me from a can of spam, but I was a major lurker and I'm glad to see you here Becca  Grin
The tab is there to open the can. The can is there to hold in the spam.

LOL that was really deep, Mark  :tongue:
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Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #74 on: September 20, 2018, 04:28:15 PM »
Been here for ages now :)
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Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #75 on: September 20, 2018, 04:30:17 PM »
The new TOS didn't worry me, but Helena's unprofessionalism led me to do some more research on VerticalScope, so now I'm here.
 

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Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #76 on: September 20, 2018, 04:32:37 PM »
My last post was unfortunately lost to the hosting problems, but in summary: Long-time lurker on the other forum, hoping to be more social here  Grin
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BlueWren

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« Reply #77 on: September 20, 2018, 05:27:53 PM »
Migrating over here with the same avatar but a slightly different name - I was a newbie and lurker before so I doubt anyone knows me. Hoping to be more active now!

Because my name was always anonymous, the TOS didn't stress me out too much, but the lack of professionalism shown towards the community by new admins was too much.
 

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Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #78 on: September 20, 2018, 05:30:03 PM »
G'day  :dance: here under my own, old name; very boring.

<waves> Figured I'd better stake out a place here, in case I get tossed out on my ear over there.

:banana-riding-llama-smiley-em aw yiss

the emojis ...  :shocked:

Used to hate 'em, now I love 'em. Strictly NOT FOR USE in fiction, however  :grin: just for tone on the netz...
 

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« Reply #79 on: September 20, 2018, 05:36:43 PM »
Hey folks. I am glad to join the roll call here. Same username (it's real, as far as that goes), and avatar (that's me at work, having just shut my laptop as a courtesy to the photographer).

I'm still amazed at what all happened at The Other Place. I wonder if they'll send the good cop (better CS or BS) next, or the bad cop (lawyers).
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Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #80 on: September 20, 2018, 05:50:36 PM »
There goes my brilliant plan to spend less time on social media!  :cool:
 

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« Reply #81 on: September 20, 2018, 05:58:46 PM »
There goes my brilliant plan to spend less time on social media!  :cool:

 :afro: yerp
 

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Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #82 on: September 20, 2018, 06:01:48 PM »
Long time lurker at the other place.  Joined very recently over there, but hadn't posted (and probably won't now).

Not sure how active I'll be here - time will tell. :icon_wink:  Thanks for setting it up, though, Timothy!

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Chrissy

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« Reply #83 on: September 20, 2018, 06:05:42 PM »
I posted only when I thought I could help on THE OTHER PLACE.

I hope to do more of that here. :ices_angel_g:


P.S. I'm also determined to use all the emojis at least once. :banana:
 

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Re: Stop by and let us know you're here!
« Reply #84 on: September 20, 2018, 06:35:57 PM »
Hi everyone  :mhk9U91:

I'm another who lurked on the other site for a very long time, but only posted once or twice. Sad to see what's happened, but I'm really glad Timothy set this place up. I've promised myself I'll actually post this time!

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David Wisehart

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« Reply #85 on: September 20, 2018, 06:37:30 PM »
Here.  :Tup5a:
 

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« Reply #86 on: September 20, 2018, 06:57:59 PM »
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Robin

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« Reply #87 on: September 20, 2018, 07:32:52 PM »
Hi everyone, long time lurker on Kboards, glad to be here! :mhk9U91: I've been too shy to post before, but hope to be more involved in this forum  :banana:
 

Shane Jeffery

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« Reply #88 on: September 20, 2018, 08:02:53 PM »
Hi everyone. I'm loving the look of this site. Thanks so much to whoever set it up. Too bad about kboards of course. But hopefully everyone can just come here and we can have our forum without the corporate overlords trying to steal our speech.
 

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« Reply #89 on: September 20, 2018, 08:16:49 PM »
Hey!

Same name, though I doubt any of you remember me from KBoards, different profile pic and signature.

Happy to continue to learn and trade information and knowledge!
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« Reply #90 on: September 20, 2018, 08:19:55 PM »
I'm here, shortened name, but that's ok, because I don't really post over there enough to be recognised. Will add avatar and sig when I'm on my computer to do so.
 

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« Reply #91 on: September 20, 2018, 08:29:58 PM »
Here un