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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2540 on: November 18, 2019, 07:30:24 AM »
That is so sad. As with cilgwyn there is no obvious reason I can think of. I really enjoyed the exchanges with Cesar. Maybe there's a secret GMG defectors group somewhere in the outer fringes of cyber-space featuring cilgwyn, Symphonic Addict and Pohjola's Daughter etcetera.
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« Reply #2541 on: November 18, 2019, 07:36:13 AM »
That is so sad. As with cilgwyn there is no obvious reason I can think of. I really enjoyed the exchanges with Cesar. Maybe there's a secret GMG defectors group somewhere in the outer fringes of cyber-space featuring cilgwyn, Symphonic Addict and Pohjola's Daughter etcetera.
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That would be interesting ---- my only is Luke, Octave, and Dancing Divertimentian are there as well. :)
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« Reply #2542 on: November 18, 2019, 08:22:20 AM »
That would be interesting ---- my only is Luke, Octave, and Dancing Divertimentian are there as well. :)
Not to mention Lethevich and many others.
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« Reply #2543 on: November 18, 2019, 09:24:48 AM »
Not to mention Lethevich and many others.
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Yes, how I miss Lethevich --- I haven’t thought about her in years. What a smart member she was!
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« Reply #2544 on: November 18, 2019, 03:34:11 PM »
I have tried several times (and I think Karl has also) to persuade Luke Ottevanger to return.  His wife offers a few hints about what's happening with the family on FaceBook, where he also is silent.
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« Reply #2545 on: November 18, 2019, 04:03:00 PM »
That is so sad. As with cilgwyn there is no obvious reason I can think of. I really enjoyed the exchanges with Cesar. Maybe there's a secret GMG defectors group somewhere in the outer fringes of cyber-space featuring cilgwyn, Symphonic Addict and Pohjola's Daughter etcetera.
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+ 1, you think so?

BTW, I always felt that anonymousness here - I myself find it very hard to recall who's whom, which musical friend is hiding behind each of these masks, not to mention proper names - has also contributed to the easiness with which some of us tend to disappear again. Even after years, one is hardly 'known' here except by an active inner circle, consisting of no more than two dozens of members, IMHO.  ::)
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« Reply #2546 on: November 18, 2019, 05:44:18 PM »
+ 1, you think so?

BTW, I always felt that anonymousness here - I myself find it very hard to recall who's whom, which musical friend is hiding behind each of these masks, not to mention proper names - has also contributed to the easiness with which some of us tend to disappear again. Even after years, one is hardly 'known' here except by an active inner circle, consisting of no more than two dozens of members, IMHO.  ::)

Unfortunately, it’s quite true that there’s only a handful of members who actually know who the other is whether it is from a Facebook page or they have actually met in the real world. It is difficult to get beyond the avatars with so many members fading in and out, but, at the very least, we can identify each other, especially those who have been members of the forum for a number years.
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« Reply #2547 on: November 18, 2019, 09:10:32 PM »
I believe SA is active on another classical forum under a different name, so I messaged him there asking about his whereabouts and telling him that we all miss him already! Hopefully he responds...
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« Reply #2548 on: November 18, 2019, 09:33:22 PM »
I believe SA is active on another classical forum under a different name, so I messaged him there asking about his whereabouts and telling him that we all miss him already! Hopefully he responds...

Very good. Crossing our fingers.
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« Reply #2549 on: November 19, 2019, 01:34:01 AM »
Very good. Crossing our fingers.
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Yes, well done Kyle and thank you for doing that.
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« Reply #2550 on: November 19, 2019, 05:55:38 AM »
Yes, how I miss Lethevich --- I haven’t thought about her in years. What a smart member she was!
She was, and I enjoyed her contributions very much. Yet always felt that 'she' was hiding another identity behind her well-kept mask.  ;D
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« Reply #2551 on: November 19, 2019, 09:59:15 AM »
She was, and I enjoyed her contributions very much. Yet always felt that 'she' was hiding another identity behind her well-kept mask.  ;D

Well, the impersonal nature of any forum is bound to make one feel that way. Like, for example, you really don’t know who I am even if we are friends on Facebook. ;)
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« Reply #2552 on: November 19, 2019, 10:28:25 AM »
Well, the impersonal nature of any forum is bound to make one feel that way. Like, for example, you really don’t know who I am even if we are friends on Facebook. ;)
I would still recognize you if I met you in the dark of night in the big shouq of Bangalore.  ???
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« Reply #2553 on: November 19, 2019, 10:52:01 AM »
I would still recognize you if I met you in the dark of night in the big shouq of Bangalore.  ???

The guy carrying 17 iPods?

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« Reply #2554 on: November 19, 2019, 12:33:23 PM »
I would still recognize you if I met you in the dark of night in the big shouq of Bangalore.  ???

You’re probably right! :D

The guy carrying 17 iPods?


Yep, that would be me! Classical on-the-go is always a nice idea. ;D
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2555 on: November 19, 2019, 05:30:05 PM »
This forum sure does feel a bit more empty without SymphonicAddict here.
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« Reply #2556 on: November 19, 2019, 11:32:06 PM »
The guy carrying 17 iPods?

You mean the Sibelius t-shirts, pants and socks?
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« Reply #2557 on: November 19, 2019, 11:51:56 PM »
You mean the Sibelius t-shirts, pants and socks?
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« Reply #2558 on: November 20, 2019, 12:36:51 AM »
She was, and I enjoyed her contributions very much. Yet always felt that 'she' was hiding another identity behind her well-kept mask.  ;D
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« Reply #2559 on: November 20, 2019, 12:40:15 AM »
This forum sure does feel a bit more empty without SymphonicAddict here.
Yes and also cilgwyn as I largely shared musical tastes with the two of them. I especially miss cilgwyn's posts full of humorous contextual information about his life.
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