1751. PsychProf - 7/26/2006 8:51:05 PM
Soon I will get my lazy ass up there and meet you Wiz.
1752. TheWizardOfWhimsy - 7/26/2006 9:14:49 PM
A pleasure I look forward to!
1753. tmesis - 7/27/2006 1:54:41 AM
PsychProf is right. I don't have "an obvious agenda" other than not wanting to see a forum with a lot of potential to keep choking itself. I know the idiots among you can't look past my admittedly sophomoric potshots, but let's face it: jexter IS a spammer, and Jenerator, well, she's special.
1754. arkymalarky - 7/27/2006 2:30:04 AM
We appreciate your noble efforts to save us from ourselves.
1755. alistairConnor - 7/27/2006 2:54:18 AM
Tmesis : I sometimes think that our great potential is behind us. But on the other hand, our prime virtue is longevity. There are a lot of people who have been here, and can come back any time they like. For example, when some other forum turns to crud.
I'm not being disingenuous, just forgetful : I presume I know you under another name?
1756. arkymalarky - 7/27/2006 2:58:28 AM
But enough about us. While you're here, why don't you post in some of the threads? What's your take on the latest in the ME, for instance?
1757. Macnas - 7/27/2006 9:39:05 AM
"As for here, I see no attempt to change the state of the Mote, and have been previously discouraged from doing so. Cross fertilization is the way to enlarge the scope of contemporary message boards"
Ah Psych, you're a bit sensitive about these things.
Personally, I have enough trouble interacting with one forum, let alone others. I must be part of the problem!
1758. iiibbb - 7/27/2006 1:14:16 PM
This is my only forum you Jerks.
(felt that was necessary because this is the inferno)
1759. PsychProf - 7/27/2006 1:35:53 PM
I promise this was the last time I will try to have input here, Macnas. As for sensitive, I have no idea what you are talking about.
1760. Macnas - 7/27/2006 2:14:41 PM
1761. Jenerator - 7/27/2006 2:20:19 PM
i and Jenerator, well, she's special.
Gosh. THANKS Tmesis! I guess I'll put you on the Christmas list after all.
1762. wonkers2 - 7/27/2006 2:22:15 PM
Yeah, as in "special ed." :-)
1763. Macnas - 7/27/2006 2:27:29 PM
wonk, you are a bad man.
1764. wonkers2 - 7/27/2006 2:38:20 PM
I said it with a smile, and I hope Jenerator took it that way. Despite our disagreements I would be sorry if she left the Mote. In fact, I can't think of a single Motie that I would like to see leave. To the contrary, I wish some of the ones who've left would return, even ACE and the crazy Israeli settler. And of course the ever-acerbic but erudite pseudoerasmus. And JJBiener who could be relied on for a concise summary of the latest GOP party line. (In this respect he reminded me of the American commies who had to be nimble to keep in tune with the latest party line from the Comintern.)
1765. Jenerator - 7/27/2006 2:42:02 PM
I know what you meant, stinkerbutt!;-)
I was just saying the other day that I miss Ace and Rustler.
1766. Macnas - 7/27/2006 2:49:21 PM
yep, I agree with all that, but I know things change as time goes on, thats all.
1767. arkymalarky - 7/27/2006 4:39:28 PM
This is true, and the Mote changes less than a lot of things, which is one thing I like about it. This relationship has lasted a whole lot longer--and with a lot less grief--than some others I've had. ;-)
I miss almost everyone who's no longer here, for whatever reason they've gone, but I really would like to hear from JJ about his views on the current state of affairs as an informed moderate Republican(?).
1768. tmesis - 7/28/2006 2:46:57 AM
alastairConnor: I've never posted much here but did lurk from time to time. I first learned of The Mote through the International thread on Salon's TT(!) and only retrospectively learned of the Fray. TJL/pseudoerasmus, Wolf, Khaval Alazman and many others I don't remember amused me on a regular basis. Geez, that was a long time ago. I haven't come across a forum filled with so many smart people since.
1769. Jenerator - 7/28/2006 3:00:07 AM
1770. Jenerator - 7/28/2006 3:00:41 AM
Khaval wasn't on the Fray unless she had a different moniker.(?)