Stephan55

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  1. We all go a little mad sometimes, right?

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      Stephan55

      I don't think that it's possible to make "real" friends with anyone just posting on an internet board.
      But it is possible to appreciate some of the posts and (in a very narrow way) develop some kind of a simple perspective and "appreciation" regarding those who write them. Perhaps more so if the subject matter is limited to that of "classic" (whatever that word means) movies.
      So if that kicks your starter, then you are in the "right" place! :)

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  2. We all go a little mad sometimes, right?

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      Stephan55

      I started watching TCM back in '94, but didn't grow to regularly appreciate the uniqueness of the channel until later. Eventually discovered the website and became interested enough to periodically lurk for a couple of years before I finally joined to post a question in 2008.
      I'm not a frequent poster, but I do regularly come back here to see what's going on and make a comment every now and then.
      Sometimes, after a dry spell, I'll discover that someone that I used to get a kick from hasn't posted for several months, then wonder if they are still around, or just got tired of this place.
      A few of the real regular characters that I used to enjoy reading and chatting with on occasion have since passed away.
      All I knew of them was from these boards, but a couple of us here researched and referred those of us interested to links about lives we never fully knew or could appreciate while they were with us! 
      Such is the consequence of non-personal communication and anonymous use of character names and avatars.

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  3. We all go a little mad sometimes, right?

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      Stephan55

      Well, that's what I thought as well. In the beginning it was a real mess. They've straightened out most of the quirks by now, and we're adapting to the rest. However some of the "good" features have been sacrificed in the process.
      Stick around long enough and you'll see it happen again.
      A major one usually occurs about every two or three years or so.
      What I dislike most is losing simple access to all the old posts, and my conversations with some folks that are no longer here. Some of those posts made me laugh out-loud.
      I believe that they still exist, but without the old thread links or knowing the thread title, I can't find them (going back several years now).
      For future reference, if there is something posted that you think you might want to read again or refer to at a later date, save a copy of the post or link someplace outside of these boards.

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  4. We all go a little mad sometimes, right?

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      Stephan55

      Right!
      I actually had that (along with a couple of additional memorable lines) in my avatar "signature" but it all went by the wayside (as well as some other features) when the boards were recently "upgraded."

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