A LITTLE SAD OVER THE DEPARTED RJ MEMBERS: Former (and those who no longer participate)

  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 13, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    Was going to put a thread on about our RJ buddy "Sahem62896" (Adam)
    and his having a "birthday weekend" as his birthday is actually Monday (Valentines Day)..... suddenly realized he was gone after such a long time on RJ. I made demands on FB and his comment was basically that "RJ had changed".... there are many more of our RJ friends that had healthy participation that are now gone.... our friend MunchingZombie among them, which I find irritating... there are many more. Others like Zdrew that still retain their profiles but "aren't playing here anymore" (as he put it). The good thing is, many of them are on Facebook.

    RJ does change, it has to grow and new blood is always important for
    the success of this site. My view is that "we will all go away eventually and should, when this site no longer serves our purposes or we don't view it as an asset or just feel it's time to move on".



    SO.. name somebody who you got to know in your earlier days of RJ and who is now gone. Who are they and what did they do to make your early experience on this site richer?

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    Feb 13, 2011 12:38 AM GMT
    I miss Buck You.(Mihai)...he was a great spirt and lovely guy.......Keithicon_cry.gif
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    Feb 13, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    How has it changed so much they want to leave?
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Feb 13, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    b1o2y3456 saidHow has it changed so much they want to leave?


    That is the same question that came to mind as I read the post.

    Drama queen comes to mind icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 13, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    b1o2y3456 saidHow has it changed so much they want to leave?

    There werent all these personal problem threads, for one thing.

    There werent the entrenched politicos who post the slightest little thing to incite one another

    There wasnt the nonstop zionism of Caesarea4.

    Also, topics were just new. Now they have been discussed over and over so after a while one gets bored.

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    Feb 13, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI miss my good buddy Dave! aka Tapper then later known as Reppat.
    My pal SouthernGuy is gone...
    I really miss my fun times with NickFit.

    Have you had any contact with Nick and know why he left? He was very even tempered and participated in many forum areas. He closed his account just before Christmas. He was going to vacation to NY and also move into a house with his partner. Was surprising.

    Not sure if SouthernGuy is the same one I'm thinking of. Might have had one or two numbers after Guy. If he is the same, Scott from N. Carolina, curious why he left. We were on each other's Buddy lists but had not kept in touch recently.
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    Feb 13, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    Caslon17000 said
    b1o2y3456 saidHow has it changed so much they want to leave?

    There werent all these personal problem threads, for one thing.

    There werent the entrenched politicos who post the slightest little thing to incite one another

    There wasnt the nonstop zionism of Caesarea4.

    Also, topics were just new. Now they have been discussed over and over so after a while one gets bored.



    Makes sense, but where else is there to go?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 13, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI miss my good buddy Dave! aka Tapper then later known as Reppat.
    My pal SouthernGuy is gone...
    I really miss my fun times with NickFit.


    I hope Southernguy is doing well, Tony. Tell him I said hello.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 13, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    Caslon17000 said
    b1o2y3456 saidHow has it changed so much they want to leave?

    There werent all these personal problem threads, for one thing.

    There werent the entrenched politicos who post the slightest little thing to incite one another

    There wasnt the nonstop zionism of Caesarea4.

    Also, topics were just new. Now they have been discussed over and over so after a while one gets bored.



    Certainly glad you are still here Cas!
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    Feb 13, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    Caslon17000 said
    b1o2y3456 saidHow has it changed so much they want to leave?

    There werent all these personal problem threads, for one thing.

    There werent the entrenched politicos who post the slightest little thing to incite one another

    There wasnt the nonstop zionism of Caesarea4.

    Also, topics were just new. Now they have been discussed over and over so after a while one gets bored.



    Certainly glad you are still here Cas!
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    yeah, but I even don't do that much anymore.
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    Feb 13, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    I don't frequent RJ as much as I used to since my computer broke; once I got back online, it didn't seem so important to visit the forums. It's still great/informative, I don't mind the trolls/drama queens, and I've met a few guys on FB from here so I don't need to see them on RJ, plus I can only oggle at headless torsos for so long. icon_razz.gif

    I usually only come back now if someone happened to email me or hot/buddy list me. icon_wink.gif

    Hasta la vista, baby
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    Feb 13, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    b1o2y3456 saidHow has it changed so much they want to leave?



    Clicks change and they get lost in the in-crowd.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 13, 2011 2:17 AM GMT
    I think I miss our own former internet stars... Chizzad and Lawson.....two of the hottest guys to have ever graced earth....remember the time they won a contest with RJ to Cancun for the "BOOT CAMP".....the pics that we saw were stunning.... Chizzad was/is a fireman in Charlotte area.....always had some interesting perspectives and was alot more into the health, fitness an "jock" part of the site...not so much the politics and the "social services"...

    I think it is more telling to note the guys that you spoke with in the past, that may still be here and have recently been on, but you don't talk to as much or anymore....for no real reason...just drifted apart....icon_rolleyes.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 13, 2011 2:22 AM GMT
    Sporty_g said

    I think it is more telling to note the guys that you spoke with in the past, that may still be here and have recently been on, but you don't talk to as much or anymore....for no real reason...just drifted apart....icon_rolleyes.gif



    I talk to them on Facebook all the time... we didn't drift apart.. its not my relationship with them... it's how they perceive RJ.
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    Feb 13, 2011 2:31 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    Sporty_g said

    I think it is more telling to note the guys that you spoke with in the past, that may still be here and have recently been on, but you don't talk to as much or anymore....for no real reason...just drifted apart....icon_rolleyes.gif



    I talk to them on Facebook all the time... we didn't drift apart.. its not my relationship with them... it's how they perceive RJ.


    I wasn't aiming at you Chris....more of a general observation of what has happened with me over the years on RJ.....I am bad about keeping"virtual" relationships active and alive....and it is obviously a 2 way street.....Many guys that I had long exchanges with in the past that I haven't spoken with or heard from, but are still active and even daily on the site...my bad....
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    Feb 13, 2011 4:47 AM GMT
    Sedative and Satyricon331
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    Feb 13, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    paradox saidSedative and Satyricon331


    I know, right? *sighs* Cool guys.

    -Doug
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    Feb 13, 2011 8:46 AM GMT
    cold saidObsceneWish, GuerillaSodomite, ReppaT, Noek_Sivad and NickFit all spring to mind as people that made me smile/think/laugh...


    GuerillaSodomite left??!?! wtf, when?
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    Feb 13, 2011 11:53 AM GMT
    b1o2y3456 saidHow has it changed so much they want to leave?


    When sites start off this first batch of members treat each other like a community. As more people join there becomes more of a sense of apathy towards everyone else. The people who left probably didn't like the latter.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 13, 2011 3:07 PM GMT
    Well Eric (Sedative) hasn't left.. that would have been news to me, but I think he participation level has dropped. Didn't know Obscene and some of the others have "left" or just cut their participation.
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    Feb 13, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    If I go, will you miss me?icon_neutral.gif





    The correct response is "I dunno. Why don't you leave and let's find out!"
    LOL
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    Feb 13, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    Satyricon331, ObsceneWish, MunchingZombie.
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    Feb 13, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    All the above guys. So miss their post.
    Didn't notice Guerilla had left, his post had gotten sparse: need to keep better track of my hot list...keeps shrinking (Damn)

    **shout out...reppat/tapper

    OH...btw
    Obscene is still on it (here) he posted just a couple days ago. Just dropped him a note to say we miss him.
    http://www.realjock.com/ObsceneWish
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    Feb 13, 2011 3:54 PM GMT
    I was disappointed when I realized MunchingZombie disappeared. His posts were always a good read.
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    Feb 13, 2011 5:18 PM GMT
    I disappeared for a while (still keeping in touch with some RJ friends via Facebook, phone, email, text or old-fashioned in-person coffee) and decided to come back and give it a shot again.

    I grew tired of the politically polarized posts.

    I grew tired of the "guy above you" posts.

    I grew tired of the SAME topics recurring.

    But, I'm in a new city, it's a new year, and some of the nicest friends I made were on here. So I decided to ignore the stuff I found irritating before and give it another shot.