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Message started by Morphy on Sep 30th, 2019 at 12:48am

Title: Missing in Action
Post by Morphy on Sep 30th, 2019 at 12:48am
Been a member here for awhile now. As a chronic lurker/poster maybe it's hypocritical of me to say this but there's a lot of members out there I do miss not posting.

Bill Skinner, Masiakasarus (butchered it for sure), Mersa (even though we still talk!), Dan, Jlasud, Mauro, Pikaru, ILovePancakes, Whipartist, and so many others.

If you guys are lurking and life is busy, I get it. But don't be strangers. Drop in when you can.

Drop a few names if you want. So many good people have come and gone over the years.

On the other hand, if you are currently only a lurker, PLEASE JOIN! This is a good group of people. We would love to have you.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Kick on Sep 30th, 2019 at 4:36am
It is kind of sad looking at some older threads. A lot of people just completely disappeared. I've found a few where every single person that commented on the thread is no longer active. Obviously it's going to happen but still...

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by cram on Sep 30th, 2019 at 7:15am
David Morningstar and Donnerschlag?

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by perpetualstudent on Sep 30th, 2019 at 9:35am
I know I come in and out. And the forum itself goes through cycles. But I feel you morphy, it'd be good to see some of the old group more active again.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Mersa on Oct 1st, 2019 at 6:47am
I'm always here , I just have been too busy saving the world from apocalyptic trees of doom (how people who don't know trees, see trees) actually just trying to stay sane conversing with clients about how not dangerous the trees are.
Wish I could be more active , I plan on slinging a pumpkin again this year so I'll be around

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Morphy on Oct 1st, 2019 at 8:02am
I am still holding out for a zombie apocalypse but barring that evil trees will be an acceptable back up plan.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Rat Man on Oct 1st, 2019 at 2:05pm
   I think about this often.  There are many members who we've had very deep and enlightening debates, conversations, and fights with, over the years.  You get to know them very well, even feel like they're sort of family. Then they grow tired of us and move on.  Yet there are other's like me that you can't get rid of.  What makes some of us stick around and some disappear? 

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Kick on Oct 1st, 2019 at 2:17pm
Hard to say now as the future is unknown, but I think I'm going to be sticking around (unfortunately some might say). I've read every single post since I joined (yes, every single one in every category) and a lot of the posts made before I joined.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Teg on Oct 1st, 2019 at 5:40pm
Yeah, I guess I'm one of these  :D Looking at my profile: my 13th forum-anniversary is quite soon.

I skim through the threads on a more or less regular basis, but rarely post, as life is indeed quite busy and my interests are quite broad. Although if there is something which interests me, I'll surely drop back in and help if I can. Say egyptian slings, wicked braiding stuff or braiding questions, or some nice physics problem 8-)


Rat Man wrote on Oct 1st, 2019 at 2:05pm:
What makes some of us stick around and some disappear? 

The main reason for me to stick around is mostly curiosity. Curiosity about the sling in general, its complexity in use, but also in construction and the many, many ways people make them. From time to time, there are some really neat new ideas in the picture thread. I will leave a little present for you guys there.
And also a bit the amazement over this small and mostly peaceful social oasis in the wilds of the internet;).

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Kick on Oct 2nd, 2019 at 4:07am

Teg wrote on Oct 1st, 2019 at 5:40pm:
And also a bit the amazement over this small and mostly peaceful social oasis in the wilds of the internet;).


It pretty amazing how civil the forum is :D There have been disagreements and a few members that aren't around so much  now that provoked... incredulous responses to their claims, but having this many people on an international public forum and going this long and everyone is so friendly and there has been practically no bust ups or fights? It's practically miraculous! :D

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Oct 2nd, 2019 at 9:20pm

Kick wrote on Oct 2nd, 2019 at 4:07am:

Teg wrote on Oct 1st, 2019 at 5:40pm:
And also a bit the amazement over this small and mostly peaceful social oasis in the wilds of the internet;).


It pretty amazing how civil the forum is :D There have been disagreements and a few members that aren't around so much  now that provoked... incredulous responses to their claims, but having this many people on an international public forum and going this long and everyone is so friendly and there has been practically no bust ups or fights? It's practically miraculous! :D


... I know it was necessary to ban a certain, um, storyteller from the forum, but I do miss that little rascal. The lies did get old, but he was amazingly creative about it.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Morphy on Oct 2nd, 2019 at 9:29pm
Honestly I thought it was hilarious. I miss that guy.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Mersa on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 3:38am
He gave us the turkey throw I'm happy that something came from his RSBS

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Morphy on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 7:05am

Mersa wrote on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 3:38am:
He gave us the turkey throw I'm happy that something came from his RSBS


Lol. That throw by the way came from an ancient Turkish text that's no longer in print. We are lucky to have it.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Mersa on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 7:15am
Oh yes from a fellow noodler

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Morphy on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 7:21am
LOL

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 11:18am
Haven't heard from Tint for a little while.  I saw a news article the other day that a student had been shot by police in all the Hong Kong chaos.  Hope he's still doing okay.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by joe_meadmaker on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 11:30am
Oh, and here's the thread he started in case anyone hasn't seen it.

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1564984713

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Rat Man on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 1:00pm
    There are so many members who were regulars here who are now MIA.  One I miss in particular is Paleoarts.  He used to post some really interesting stuff.  Does anyone know what became of him?  I just tried to contact him through the info we have here but the links were all dead.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by timann on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 1:15pm
This remind me that I have not been posting in a long time.  Nothing interesting to share, I guess.  Have been looking in, though.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Morphy on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 2:25pm
Hey Timann how's it going man? Good to hear from you.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by timann on Oct 3rd, 2019 at 3:40pm
Up and about, you know...  Have had an anoying shoulder, had to slow down on the slinging for a while.


Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Rat Man on Oct 6th, 2019 at 12:14am
   Good to hear from you, timann.  I'm glad to know you're still around. 

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by timann on Oct 6th, 2019 at 1:09pm
Tanks, Rat Man. 

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Sarosh on Feb 15th, 2020 at 3:45pm
Smabber
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz0dl0EEhVJ_7Ak63ZLKpLQ
He had a lot of slinging videos.
He turned them all to private or deleted them.
If I remember correct the reason was people irl recognized him and his channel and that somehow caused trouble.
This is one of the main reasons I wear a mask on my vids.
Smabber if you are reading this, you should know you've been a great inspiration. You had some awesome videos.



Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by wanderer on Feb 18th, 2020 at 5:19pm
Hmm. As someone who has been 'around' for quite some time, but not posting or even reading for long periods,
I found myself having little that seemed worth saying. Interest in the math and physics was a bit of a niche on here :)


Used to have quite lengthy discussions with Aussie before he passed.

Paleoarts looks like he still exists: https://flintknappers.com/store.php?sid=MTM5Nw%3D%3D

some of the items illustrated look like they are by the same guy we used to see here. His real name might have been Chris Henry - can't be sure.



Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Rat Man on Mar 3rd, 2020 at 4:49pm
    Mr. Boss was an interesting character.  I miss him.  I also liked arguing with Kuger Slingdog.  So many have come and gone.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 4th, 2020 at 10:50am
Tint's doing well

Still a tennis pro and martial artist, but branching out into acting.
He's also married with 2 young sons these days - so his online time is limited.

His kids are off school because of the corona virus - don't think he's been confined to barracks yet though.

If/when that happens - he'll probably pop round as he'll be bored :-)


In a weird '7 degrees of seperation' thing.
Adrien van dieman - ibizan slinger and all round mad dutchman, has a son, who is also a tennis pro working in hong kong.

It's a small world :-)

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Kick on Mar 4th, 2020 at 12:01pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Mar 4th, 2020 at 10:50am:
Adrien van dieman - ibizan slinger and all round mad dutchman


Having now met him, can confirm ;D

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Jabames on Mar 19th, 2020 at 12:16am
Hi, I'm still here, but don't come around much  8-)

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Jabames on Mar 19th, 2020 at 12:17am
Honestly, a discord would be great for slinging.org for keeping touch talking etc. it's a gaming program but can be made for anything other than gaming.

Title: Re: Missing in Action
Post by Way of the Sling on Mar 19th, 2020 at 12:54am

Jabames wrote on Mar 19th, 2020 at 12:17am:
Honestly, a discord would be great for slinging.org for keeping touch talking etc. it's a gaming program but can be made for anything other than gaming.

One is already up and running: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1583701996

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