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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread Of Their Own 2

    My fellow Cyburbians:

    As we welcome in a new year, we sadly say "goodbye" to an old friend and with the grin that made slackers famous, we welcome a new friend.

    The RANDOM THOUGHTS THREAD has been part of our lives for many a post. The thread has given us reason to laugh, made us cry, once in a while encouraged a wink or two. Even though tagged with a RANDOM line, the thread was often not so "random". Cyburbians used it to test the waters on a thought and would, once in a while, create a thread with a central theme first posted on the Random Thread.

    The original Random Thread will be quietly laid to rest. The ideas, thoughts, observations, complaints, shouts of joy, exclamations of disgust.....they will still be in the archived files. But we all know that time makes us forget, and there are many things that were shared in the original thread that time will HELP us forget.

    As we begin to fill this new (and exciting! ) thread with our "randoms", let's take a moment to thank all of those who contributed to the original thread. But more importantly.....let's roll out the red Cyburbian carpet for "newbies" and others to join us. We look forward to a better world.....jump-started on this 3rd day of January, 2007.....go forth and gather thy randoms.

    Oh yeah.....

    Road trip.

    Bear
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    Wow Bear... I have to congratulate you for making the longest thread in the history of Cyburbia...

    Now to keep on slackin!

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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Post-mortem:
    The Top Ten from RTDNTOTO. I'll miss you ol' pal. **sniffles**

    Who Posted?
    Total posts: 13,141
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    RichmondJake ..... 1,535
    Zoning Goddess.... 1,296
    zmanPLAN ............. 992
    Budgie ................... 795
    Jaxspra .................. 621
    JNA ....................... 595
    Bear Up North ......... 528
    Rumpy Tunanator .... 442
    Michele Zone .......... 425
    Queen B ................ 397

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    Does anyone else think this thread still loads very slowly??






    Just kidding! Thanks for continuing the tradition. I promise to step up my slackerosity and fill this thing up.

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    Glad to see I made it to the Random Thoughts List.
    I will do better. I must do better. I can get those numbers up. I know I can.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by Queen B View post
    I can get those numbers up. I know I can.
    I'm thinking the opposite, I should get those numbers down!

    Glad to see a tradition has been established with Bear starting the RT threads!

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    Does anyone else feel this is like a fresh new start! Great for 2007!

    Thanks BUN

    Happy slacking with random thoughts people!
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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Post-mortem:
    The Top Ten from RTDNTOTO. I'll miss you ol' pal. **sniffles**

    Who Posted?
    Total posts: 13,141
    User name ........... Posts
    RichmondJake ..... 1,535
    Zoning Goddess.... 1,296
    [snip]
    Scary fact: RTDNTOTH 1 has more posts (13,140) than all of the Planning and the Built Environment subforums except Land Use, Zoning and Development Control (14,297 posts).

    I think we'll cut this one short and start RTDNTOTH 3 on January 1, 2008. We'll try to exercise a bit more discipline and create new threads from RTDNTOTH posts with common themes where appropriate.

    Whatcha' think, Billy?


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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    I just made a curious observation: of the two posters, of the several posters, who often complained about and called for the closure of RTDNTOTO #1, one of them was the #9 ranked poster in RTDNTOTO #1 and the other was the first to reply in RTDNTOTO #2.

    I’m trying to draw some conclusions…..

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Post-mortem:
    The Top Ten from RTDNTOTO. I'll miss you ol' pal. **sniffles**

    Who Posted?
    Total posts: 13,141
    User name ........... Posts
    RichmondJake ..... 1,535
    Zoning Goddess.... 1,296
    zmanPLAN ............. 992
    Budgie ................... 795
    Jaxspra .................. 621
    JNA ....................... 595
    Bear Up North ......... 528
    Rumpy Tunanator .... 442
    Michele Zone .......... 425
    Queen B ................ 397
    I'm embarrassed with myself. The lowest total of the Top 10 posters in the first Non-Deserving thread is still higher than my overall total. I sincerely apologize for not keeping up my end of the Slack, "Bob"!
    Back home just in time for hockey season!

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    I just made a curious observation: of the two posters, of the several posters, who often complained about and called for the closure of RTDNTOTO #1, one of them was the #9 ranked poster in RTDNTOTO #1 and the other was the first to reply in RTDNTOTO #2.

    I’m trying to draw some conclusions…..
    Maybe it's like religious people figuring out which of the commandments are convenient to follow and which are not?

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    Excellent! A new thread. No long waits to post.

    Great intro BUN.

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    Here are some of my conclusions that several/many of the posts were -
    PWI (Posting While Intoxicated),
    Love American Style - Florida Edition, (there they go again)
    Friday/Saturday Night Single Home Alone,
    BUN's multiple randoms,
    and
    My favorite - My SAW responses.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by Coragus View post
    I'm embarrassed with myself.
    no no no. You should be proud of yourself.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    User name ........... Posts
    RichmondJake ..... 1,535
    Zoning Goddess.... 1,296
    Clube within a thread... now there's something any slacker would be proud of!

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Post-mortem:
    The Top Ten from RTDNTOTO. I'll miss you ol' pal. **sniffles**

    Who Posted?
    Total posts: 13,141
    User name ........... Posts
    RichmondJake ..... 1,535
    Zoning Goddess.... 1,296
    zmanPLAN ............. 992
    Budgie ................... 795
    Jaxspra .................. 621
    JNA ....................... 595
    Bear Up North ......... 528
    Rumpy Tunanator .... 442
    Michele Zone .......... 425
    Queen B ................ 397

    But on a total words posted, wouldn't some of these rankings change considerably? Like, say, for instance, oh, I don't know, MZ? NTTAWWT.

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    I don't recall "routinely calling for the closure" of the first version of this thread. I do recall complaining a few times about how slowly it loaded and I do recall defending it at least once when others were criticizing it. How about if you two leave me alone. I am well aware you are both hostile towards me and feel perfectly fine about ganging up on anyone you don't personally like (and most of your friends also feel perfectly fine about joining in on your side, while the mods look the other way at such behavior). I haven't done a damn thing to deserve being called out and double-teamed just because Bear and Maister colluded in closing the other thread and opening this one. I had nothing to do with any of that.

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    Moderator note:
    For the record.........
    neither MZ, skel, or Bear had anything to do with the original thread's retirement. The thread was taking upwards of 30 seconds or more to load for many users and no technical fix appeared available to remedy the situation. Given that 'Random Thoughts' is the single most viewed and posted upon thread in Cyburbia, the mods knew the situation had to be remedied somehow soon. Based on previous user feedback it had become equally clear that 'Random Thoughts' has become a virtual Cyburbian institution - let's face it here more than any other single place on the website is where we get to know one another and help build that signature sense of community that Cyburbia has become so well known for. It was therefore necessary to find a way to allow users to experience reasonable performance while preserving the original idea that had become so successful. As FAC mod, it was I that ultimately made the decision to close the original thread and start a new one. I offered Bear Up North the honors (since it was his brainchild to begin with) to start the new Random Thoughts thread and he graciously agreed to do so. No one here has lost a thing - anyone who wishes may continue to view the original thread if they so choose and the collegial atmosphere continues to live on..... here - the only thing that has really changed is that your random thoughts may now be viewed without having to wait half a minute. If anyone wishes to express criticism or blame they may direct it to me.
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    Well, well, well, well, well, well....well. Isn't this a fine beginning for another runaway thread?

    I had to retire a pair of dress pants yesterday.
    Last edited by mendelman; 04 Jan 2007 at 11:00 AM.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    dude...

    I need to keep up, obviously - considering how most of my thoughts are random, I need to put them out there more often!
    Last edited by luckless pedestrian; 04 Jan 2007 at 10:58 AM. Reason: typos - Hi Otis! LOL

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    As alluded to on another thread, I got a "Music From Buffy the Vampire Slayer" CD for Christmas. It's got alot of cool 'indie' sort of songs on it. I am totally hooked on the 3rd song "Bohemian Like You" by the Dandy Warhols - that is one shagable tune!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    This is one of the best ways I know to randomly slack since they don't allow beer in the workplace
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I am totally hooked on the 3rd song "Bohemian Like You" by the Dandy Warhols - that is one shagable tune!
    you should listen to the rest of the Dandy's Thirteen Songs from Urban Bohemia and their other CDs.

    they also are featured in the documentary DiG!!. good stuff!!
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    I am going to have to do my best to maintain my "Top 10" status!!!

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    i went home for lunch and the BF and puppy walked me back to work afterwards. as we were walking down main street we saw a group of middle-school-aged girls getting out of their parents car. all of the girls were wearing SUPER short skirts and knee socks. they were standing on the sidewalk so we had to squeeze to get by. as we passed the doggy stuck his nose up one of the girls' skirts!!
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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