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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3460 on: October 16, 2021, 07:50:44 PM »
I agree - to me it seems quite aggressive, especially if done without any explanation, but others may well disagree. Isn't there some modern expression for this - like 'deleting' someone?

I'm not sure, Jeffrey, but it is a bit strange. Ken B left in a similar way without much explanation and, of course, cilgwyn who remains a complete mystery.
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« Reply #3461 on: October 16, 2021, 07:51:42 PM »
Well, that because you:
   1: knew you'd come back;
   2: are too lazy...

Hey Paul! Long-time, no see! And yes to both. :D
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« Reply #3462 on: October 17, 2021, 12:09:20 AM »
Deleting your account does not result in the deletion of any posts. I just means you can't log in anymore, you can't receive PMs and members cannot see a list of your posts linked to your member profile.
Fair enough. Thanks for the explanation.
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« Reply #3463 on: October 26, 2021, 07:04:39 PM »
You know, it's been strange seeing Paul (springrite) come back and then just disappear. I hope he's okay. He hasn't posted anything in months with the exception of the reply he made to one of my posts in this thread.
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« Reply #3464 on: October 27, 2021, 12:35:09 AM »
You know, it's been strange seeing Paul (springrite) come back and then just disappear. I hope he's okay. He hasn't posted anything in months with the exception of the reply he made to one of my posts in this thread.
Yes, I hope so too John.
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« Reply #3465 on: October 27, 2021, 01:09:10 AM »
You know, it's been strange seeing Paul (springrite) come back and then just disappear. I hope he's okay. He hasn't posted anything in months with the exception of the reply he made to one of my posts in this thread.

Hasn't he always been a bit intermittent? I have memories of him sometimes referring to life (yes, some people have those apparently).
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« Reply #3466 on: October 27, 2021, 06:44:13 AM »
Hasn't he always been a bit intermittent? I have memories of him sometimes referring to life (yes, some people have those apparently).

Yes, I suppose so, but it's just strange seeing him pop up out of the blue to post to one of my posts and then disappear again.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3467 on: November 29, 2021, 02:06:52 AM »
Does anyone know if Some Guy is OK?
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« Reply #3468 on: November 29, 2021, 02:55:06 AM »
Hasn't he always been a bit intermittent? I have memories of him sometimes referring to life (yes, some people have those apparently).

True - and even a possible explanation ... :)
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« Reply #3469 on: November 29, 2021, 06:23:04 AM »
Does anyone know if Some Guy is OK?

I've communicated with him outside of GMG. He has expressed the opinion that GMG is not hospitable so I think he has simply lost interest in participating. He deleted his facebook about a year ago because of dissatisfaction with facebook's conduct. He has a web site which he hasn't updated recently. I think he has scaled back his social media participation generally. Travel is a big part of his life so I imagine the pandemic and its travel restrictions has been a big burden for him.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3470 on: November 29, 2021, 06:40:15 AM »
Overall, that's good to hear however, since there was also an issue with health.

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« Reply #3471 on: November 29, 2021, 06:41:38 AM »
That's good to hear, since there was also an issue with health.

I wasn't aware of a health issue. Last I heard from him was a year ago so I don't have any "data" relating to that issue. I also hope he is ok.
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« Reply #3472 on: November 29, 2021, 06:59:47 AM »
I wasn't aware of a health issue. Last I heard from him was a year ago so I don't have any "data" relating to that issue.

He is under treatment for cancer if I recall correctly. Hopefully everything's alright with him.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3473 on: November 29, 2021, 07:56:55 AM »
Members come and go, but I've learned not to worry about it --- they'll be back or they won't. I've been trying my best to just get on with things recently.
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« Reply #3474 on: December 01, 2021, 11:08:16 AM »
I am "OK," as far as that goes.

I still have cancer, and also I broke my back recently.

But I am back in Europe and so relatively content. I take my meds and feel fine, as fine as possible.

Thanks for asking! Apparently, I've been lurking just on the off-chance that someone would ask.  :)

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« Reply #3475 on: December 01, 2021, 11:11:24 AM »
Very good to hear from you, and happy travels/experiences !

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3476 on: December 01, 2021, 11:15:33 AM »
I am "OK," as far as that goes.

I still have cancer, and also I broke my back recently.

But I am back in Europe and so relatively content. I take my meds and feel fine, as fine as possible.

Thanks for asking! Apparently, I've been lurking just on the off-chance that someone would ask.  :)

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #3479 on: December 01, 2021, 12:02:18 PM »
Thanks for asking! Apparently, I've been lurking just on the off-chance that someone would ask.  :)

Good thing someone did! All the best.