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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #120 on: December 08, 2019, 11:49:43 AM »
bwv 146 (for a different sunday, but the title always fits)
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #121 on: December 08, 2019, 12:52:42 PM »
Speaking of marriage, my wife would be only too happy if some day I quit GMG for good. But, as we Romanians say, "bad is bad enough, but not bad is even worse".  ;D
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #122 on: December 08, 2019, 01:10:52 PM »
It was the chilling, blessed day of April 07, 2007

I joined on April 07 2007

Did we really?  :o
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #123 on: December 08, 2019, 01:59:00 PM »
Did we really?  :o

I joined April 6, 2007.  ;D
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #124 on: December 08, 2019, 02:00:07 PM »
I joined April 6, 2007.  ;D
The sun always rises earlier in the East.  8)
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #125 on: December 08, 2019, 02:00:58 PM »
The sun always rises earlier in the East.  8)

Ex oriente lux.
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #126 on: December 08, 2019, 02:06:41 PM »
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #127 on: December 08, 2019, 02:07:56 PM »
Lucet in occidentem

Post hoc ergo propter hoc.
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #128 on: December 08, 2019, 02:12:55 PM »
Two Texas Rangers shot two outlaws.
“Mine hit the ground first.”
“Mine was taller.”

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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #129 on: December 08, 2019, 02:14:06 PM »
Two Texas Rangers shot two outlaws.
“Mine hit the ground first.”
“Mine was taller.”

Nothing like a Canadian to settle an already settled matter.
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #130 on: December 08, 2019, 03:40:16 PM »
Did we really?  :o

Looks like it and we we're beaten by one day by Andrei (Florestan) - but, as you rightly say, the sun rises earlier in the East. Odd that we all joined then - must be due to some astrological conjunction.
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #131 on: December 08, 2019, 03:57:53 PM »
Or that's just when the current iteration of the forum started.
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #132 on: December 08, 2019, 04:25:41 PM »
Or that's just when the current iteration of the forum started.

Oh yes. Good point!
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #133 on: December 09, 2019, 05:14:58 AM »
Or that's just when the current iteration of the forum started.

Oh yes. Good point!

I recall finding the GMG website early in the last decade (2002, 2003?), and that some sort of restart was necessary (transferring to new servers?) in 2007.

Somewhere on the Internet the earlier discussion pre-2007 are archived: I found them once, but right now have no time to look again!     Today is a Holy Day and our school Mass is about to start.   0:)
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Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Reply #134 on: April 21, 2020, 12:05:27 PM »
I have found that over time you do reach somewhat of a saturation point with most forums. In the last couple of years I have joined a handful of music related forums. I will begin at some point to weed them out based on number of new posts (or lack thereof).
I used to belong to half a dozen SCUBA forums and quit all but one. That one has maybe 200,000 members, so there's usually something to catch my interest even though I've been a member since 2007. You also reach a point where you have explored all the areas that are of interest or relevant to your activities. As well, you probably have commented on all the subjects that you have knowledge about.
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