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Actually, the alias is something of a tradition in Planning Peeves, and many of the Cyburbia Cafe forums. Here's some who have posted in the past:
Been There Done That
Colorado Planner (not me)
Definately not in it for the $$$
Doin' Time in El Paso
Fear of a Drive Thru Planet
Idealistic Planners Against Yuppies
Planner 10 From Outer Space
Planner in Purgatory
Poor Artist Guy
The Lone Canadian
Well, if ya' did time in El Paso, I would say that LC is your parole.
Two doors down from BD -- I don't know if the offices have beenr remodeled much, by my old office was three doors to the north. BD - Patsy - Vince - Dan. It was the one with cheesy wood paneling. Of course, you probably heard the story about how BD moved me into a teeny tiny area that used to be a closet, after which I decided to go to grad school, where I created this Web site. If it weren't for BD, there'd be no Cyburbia, I'll give him credit for that.
This here post is for Eustus who bemoaned the fact that I don't post to the site as often as I used to. Never fear my man, I'm still alive and kicking.
I guess I haven't been posting as often as I used to because I recently changed jobs and find that I have somewhat less to complain about these days. Maybe it's just that I haven't been in my new work assignment long enough to start complaining.
As for the origin of my moniker "Planner in Purgatory", it came to me in a flash when I was particularly frustrated in my previous job. If you were paying attention to my posts at that time, I tried to "share" my grief with humorous posts. Better to laugh than to cry, I guess.
Wow, it's been like 2 years since i posted under Planner Publius. I am flattered my name stuck in someone's mind. Hope is was for good reasons (Cant remember what i did post back then) Anyway, what a hoot.
I don't think they got run off. Planzilla is still around, but he's not as prolific of a poster as in the past. I sent an e-mail message to several more active old participants letting them know about the new format, and that they're welcome to use it.
I also updated the board rules from the generic Discus posting instructions to something more specific. If you see a message that could be in violation, let me or a moderator know, okay? (I try to check all the messages, but occasionally I'll miss a few.) The URL is http://cyburbia.ap.buffalo.edu/cafe/board-instructions.html .
Just found out about this new format today. (I had it in my favorites in the old format, so I never knew about the change). I kept wondering why nothing has been posted to the old Planning Peeves since May. Surely, I thought, the planning world could not have got so much better that there is nothing to complain about!
Glad to see all the old regulars. I have been posting/responding to this forum since 3/99. Rest assured that you will see name (sometimes under alias) on such topics as Walgreens, Tear Downs, No Places, Starsucks, Yuppiefication, etc.
P. S. Rite Aid stock is down to 2 7/8 today. ha ha