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innomen
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1/31/2013 3:30:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
So, my life seems to be less enjoyable without DDO. This is true. I have been working a lot, and haven't had my head anywhere but with the daily worries of work and life, and nothing of DDO.

There was a time when I was glued to DDO, and felt that I had a vested interest in everything that went on, but now I'm a marginal guy that a few remember and I'm sort of like the guy on the outside looking in and wishing that I was more involved.

This can, and probably will happen to you. Yes, you. Time is a precious resource at times in your life, and DDO can become expendable in this. Perhaps not now, perhaps when you have a relationship with someone who doesn't share much of the value of DDO with you. Perhaps you will find when you scroll through the forums NOTHING of any interest, or you see an argument that you could really delve into, but you just don't feel like it. Yes this can happen to you.

Enjoy it while you have it. DDO is good for you, despite what anyone may say. It helps you think critically and you can make some good (on line) friends.

I also miss some of the people that used to be here like Cerebral, Panda, JKenyon even Cosmic. I'm sure that there are some fine people here that I haven't met yet, but.....I haven't met them yet.

Just rambling away after a really long day, during a really long week.
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1/31/2013 3:33:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Debate more or something.
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1/31/2013 3:35:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:33:33 PM, MouthWash wrote:
Debate more or something.

I really don't have the time to put into a debate. Although I am working out something with Charlesb in doing a conversational debate where there are no sources needed, but only rhetoric.
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1/31/2013 3:37:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I often think of how it would be to take a complete stop from the site, and return in 10 years. How will it be, who will remain, what kind of new members will there be, etc. Very interesting.

At 1/31/2013 3:35:32 PM, innomen wrote:
At 1/31/2013 3:33:33 PM, MouthWash wrote:
Debate more or something.

I really don't have the time to put into a debate.
Shame indeed, you're excellent in debates!
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1/31/2013 3:39:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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1/31/2013 3:41:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:37:26 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
I can't really say, but we've missed you old bean.

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1/31/2013 3:42:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:41:52 PM, innomen wrote:
How many of you, when you turn on your computer, the first thing you do is...click on your DDO icon? Hmmmmm?

*raises hand*
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1/31/2013 3:43:23 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:41:52 PM, innomen wrote:
How many of you, when you turn on your computer, the first thing you do is...click on your DDO icon? Hmmmmm?

I don't have a DDO icon but I have it set to open whenever I open a browser window.
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1/31/2013 3:43:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:42:55 PM, imabench wrote:
At 1/31/2013 3:41:52 PM, innomen wrote:
How many of you, when you turn on your computer, the first thing you do is...click on your DDO icon? Hmmmmm?

*raises hand*
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1/31/2013 3:44:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:30:52 PM, innomen wrote:
So, my life seems to be less enjoyable without DDO. This is true. I have been working a lot, and haven't had my head anywhere but with the daily worries of work and life, and nothing of DDO.

There was a time when I was glued to DDO, and felt that I had a vested interest in everything that went on, but now I'm a marginal guy that a few remember and I'm sort of like the guy on the outside looking in and wishing that I was more involved.

This can, and probably will happen to you. Yes, you. Time is a precious resource at times in your life, and DDO can become expendable in this. Perhaps not now, perhaps when you have a relationship with someone who doesn't share much of the value of DDO with you. Perhaps you will find when you scroll through the forums NOTHING of any interest, or you see an argument that you could really delve into, but you just don't feel like it. Yes this can happen to you.

Enjoy it while you have it. DDO is good for you, despite what anyone may say. It helps you think critically and you can make some good (on line) friends.

I also miss some of the people that used to be here like Cerebral, Panda, JKenyon even Cosmic. I'm sure that there are some fine people here that I haven't met yet, but.....I haven't met them yet.

Just rambling away after a really long day, during a really long week.

I sort of had a similar experience in the latter months of last year. I had a lot of stuff going on in life that required I cut the time I spent on DDO, so I left and closed my account. Now I'm back, but only sort of. I enjoy being on here though. Lots of interesting people from all sorts of backgrounds. I like that. I also like that you're back. You were/are a good president and member.
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1/31/2013 3:44:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:43:23 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 1/31/2013 3:41:52 PM, innomen wrote:
How many of you, when you turn on your computer, the first thing you do is...click on your DDO icon? Hmmmmm?

I don't have a DDO icon but I have it set to open whenever I open a browser window.

Yeah, I used to be like that. Those were the good old days. Now I go straight to my WebMail and get right to work.
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1/31/2013 3:47:05 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:42:55 PM, imabench wrote:
At 1/31/2013 3:41:52 PM, innomen wrote:
How many of you, when you turn on your computer, the first thing you do is...click on your DDO icon? Hmmmmm?

*raises hand*
"Well, that gives whole new meaning to my assassination. If I was going to die anyway, perhaps I should leave the Bolsheviks' descendants some Christmas cookies instead of breaking their dishes and vodka bottles in their sleep." -Tsar Nicholas II (YYW)
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1/31/2013 3:47:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Thank you for all the kind words, it wasn't really my intention, although it's certainly appreciated. I will say that I miss the interaction of you people, and even though I'm really old (48), there is a certain barrier that is lost in that when you are here.
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1/31/2013 3:48:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:30:52 PM, innomen wrote:
So, my life seems to be less enjoyable without DDO. This is true. I have been working a lot, and haven't had my head anywhere but with the daily worries of work and life, and nothing of DDO.

There was a time when I was glued to DDO, and felt that I had a vested interest in everything that went on, but now I'm a marginal guy that a few remember and I'm sort of like the guy on the outside looking in and wishing that I was more involved.

This can, and probably will happen to you. Yes, you. Time is a precious resource at times in your life, and DDO can become expendable in this. Perhaps not now, perhaps when you have a relationship with someone who doesn't share much of the value of DDO with you. Perhaps you will find when you scroll through the forums NOTHING of any interest, or you see an argument that you could really delve into, but you just don't feel like it. Yes this can happen to you.

Enjoy it while you have it. DDO is good for you, despite what anyone may say. It helps you think critically and you can make some good (on line) friends.

I also miss some of the people that used to be here like Cerebral, Panda, JKenyon even Cosmic. I'm sure that there are some fine people here that I haven't met yet, but.....I haven't met them yet.

Just rambling away after a really long day, during a really long week.

Enjoy life. Nevermind this place Innomen. We remember you very much so.
Thank you for participating for sure. Good day.
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1/31/2013 3:49:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:43:36 PM, Nidhogg wrote:
At 1/31/2013 3:42:55 PM, imabench wrote:
At 1/31/2013 3:41:52 PM, innomen wrote:
How many of you, when you turn on your computer, the first thing you do is...click on your DDO icon? Hmmmmm?

*raises hand*
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1/31/2013 3:50:01 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:42:55 PM, imabench wrote:
At 1/31/2013 3:41:52 PM, innomen wrote:
How many of you, when you turn on your computer, the first thing you do is...click on your DDO icon? Hmmmmm?

*raises hand*

I'm gonna have to confess, too...
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1/31/2013 3:51:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:30:52 PM, innomen wrote:
So, my life seems to be less enjoyable without DDO. This is true. I have been working a lot, and haven't had my head anywhere but with the daily worries of work and life, and nothing of DDO.

There was a time when I was glued to DDO, and felt that I had a vested interest in everything that went on, but now I'm a marginal guy that a few remember and I'm sort of like the guy on the outside looking in and wishing that I was more involved.

This can, and probably will happen to you. Yes, you. Time is a precious resource at times in your life, and DDO can become expendable in this. Perhaps not now, perhaps when you have a relationship with someone who doesn't share much of the value of DDO with you. Perhaps you will find when you scroll through the forums NOTHING of any interest, or you see an argument that you could really delve into, but you just don't feel like it. Yes this can happen to you.

Enjoy it while you have it. DDO is good for you, despite what anyone may say. It helps you think critically and you can make some good (on line) friends.

I also miss some of the people that used to be here like Cerebral, Panda, JKenyon even Cosmic. I'm sure that there are some fine people here that I haven't met yet, but.....I haven't met them yet.

Just rambling away after a really long day, during a really long week.

I'm at that phase right now.
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1/31/2013 3:53:37 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:48:56 PM, inferno wrote:
At 1/31/2013 3:30:52 PM, innomen wrote:
So, my life seems to be less enjoyable without DDO. This is true. I have been working a lot, and haven't had my head anywhere but with the daily worries of work and life, and nothing of DDO.

There was a time when I was glued to DDO, and felt that I had a vested interest in everything that went on, but now I'm a marginal guy that a few remember and I'm sort of like the guy on the outside looking in and wishing that I was more involved.

This can, and probably will happen to you. Yes, you. Time is a precious resource at times in your life, and DDO can become expendable in this. Perhaps not now, perhaps when you have a relationship with someone who doesn't share much of the value of DDO with you. Perhaps you will find when you scroll through the forums NOTHING of any interest, or you see an argument that you could really delve into, but you just don't feel like it. Yes this can happen to you.

Enjoy it while you have it. DDO is good for you, despite what anyone may say. It helps you think critically and you can make some good (on line) friends.

I also miss some of the people that used to be here like Cerebral, Panda, JKenyon even Cosmic. I'm sure that there are some fine people here that I haven't met yet, but.....I haven't met them yet.

Just rambling away after a really long day, during a really long week.

Enjoy life. Nevermind this place Innomen. We remember you very much so.
Thank you for participating for sure. Good day.

As odd as this sounds, you are now one of the old timers here.
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1/31/2013 3:57:16 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I had to temporarily leave DDO for midterms, but I came back.
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1/31/2013 4:03:06 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:47:25 PM, innomen wrote:
Thank you for all the kind words, it wasn't really my intention, although it's certainly appreciated. I will say that I miss the interaction of you people, and even though I'm really old (48), there is a certain barrier that is lost in that when you are here.

I've always thought you were gangster, although I have know I idea what you see in Cerebral. :\

To approach the OP:

In my experience, time here waxes and wanes, as does the active population. When I first got here, I was addicted. Then, I lost my taste. Left for a while, came back, and it was even better. Then it waned, but I still couldn't pull myself away, and now, I guess I'm in a state of general satisfaction, and this website remains my favorite source of recreation.

But, my time here has been ostensibly atypically complex.
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1/31/2013 4:12:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:30:52 PM, innomen wrote:
So, my life seems to be less enjoyable without DDO. This is true. I have been working a lot, and haven't had my head anywhere but with the daily worries of work and life, and nothing of DDO.

There was a time when I was glued to DDO, and felt that I had a vested interest in everything that went on, but now I'm a marginal guy that a few remember and I'm sort of like the guy on the outside looking in and wishing that I was more involved.

This can, and probably will happen to you. Yes, you. Time is a precious resource at times in your life, and DDO can become expendable in this. Perhaps not now, perhaps when you have a relationship with someone who doesn't share much of the value of DDO with you. Perhaps you will find when you scroll through the forums NOTHING of any interest, or you see an argument that you could really delve into, but you just don't feel like it. Yes this can happen to you.

Enjoy it while you have it. DDO is good for you, despite what anyone may say. It helps you think critically and you can make some good (on line) friends.

I also miss some of the people that used to be here like Cerebral, Panda, JKenyon even Cosmic. I'm sure that there are some fine people here that I haven't met yet, but.....I haven't met them yet.

Just rambling away after a really long day, during a really long week.

I feel you on these points. And I've only been here a little over a year! There are already people I miss. I had to stop coming for about 4 months or so though due to disinterest and being busy. Though I still talked to some DDO folks.

I wonder when that time will come again...
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: : The Fool: It's my English writing. Either way It's okay have a larger vocabulary then you, and a better grasp of language, and you're a woman.
:
: I'm just going to leave this precious struggle nugget right here.
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1/31/2013 7:49:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:30:52 PM, innomen wrote:
So, my life seems to be less enjoyable without DDO. This is true. I have been working a lot, and haven't had my head anywhere but with the daily worries of work and life, and nothing of DDO.

There was a time when I was glued to DDO, and felt that I had a vested interest in everything that went on, but now I'm a marginal guy that a few remember and I'm sort of like the guy on the outside looking in and wishing that I was more involved.

This can, and probably will happen to you. Yes, you. Time is a precious resource at times in your life, and DDO can become expendable in this. Perhaps not now, perhaps when you have a relationship with someone who doesn't share much of the value of DDO with you. Perhaps you will find when you scroll through the forums NOTHING of any interest, or you see an argument that you could really delve into, but you just don't feel like it. Yes this can happen to you.

Enjoy it while you have it. DDO is good for you, despite what anyone may say. It helps you think critically and you can make some good (on line) friends.

I also miss some of the people that used to be here like Cerebral, Panda, JKenyon even Cosmic. I'm sure that there are some fine people here that I haven't met yet, but.....I haven't met them yet.

Just rambling away after a really long day, during a really long week.

I couldn't agree more. Especially the bolded.
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1/31/2013 8:06:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:41:52 PM, innomen wrote:
How many of you, when you turn on your computer, the first thing you do is...click on your DDO icon? Hmmmmm?

Email, ebay, facebook, DDO in that order
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1/31/2013 8:20:15 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 8:06:47 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 1/31/2013 3:41:52 PM, innomen wrote:
How many of you, when you turn on your computer, the first thing you do is...click on your DDO icon? Hmmmmm?


Email, ebay, facebook, DDO in that order

Ebay?
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