On My Way Out

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    Apr 25, 2011 4:36 PM GMT
    Firstly, if you know me, then you know I'm not a sympathy seeker. This post is merely stating my own feelings and intentions so you can take it for what it's worth.

    In a couple of short weeks, I will be permanently living in my new country. I don't intend on continuing with Real Jock and I'll tell you why -

    When I came here a year ago, I was a man without a country - leaving a long term marriage, still struggling with a lifetime of a dealing with being bisexual and living with the consequences of being closeted my entire life.

    I also came to this site because, at the time, I was a devoted exercise/weight guy and the site seemed to fit my needs. I quickly found a load of guys on RJ that opened their hearts and life experiences to help me find my place in life and over time, I like to think that I have. I don't plan to go into my past again, it's been done.

    I enjoyed participating in many of the different forums, because many offered stimulating and apropos topics unique sometimes to our sexuality, and many times just worldly topics of interest. The forums offered often heated exchanges, with some claws bared, but in general there was intelligent and thoughtful input.

    I have seen over the last months a change in the face of RJ, and specifically in the forum content and the spirit of the threads and posts.

    Some new comers to RJ, you figure out who, have planted themselves here and brought two things which to me, are not my cuppa.....Venom and childishness.........the personal attacks, hateful posts and 'look at me, i'm wonderful and you're not' attitude have me, for one, pulling in his horns and off to another pasture.

    Are there still a 'few good men' left on RJ? Damn right, but in my eyes, they seem to have moved into the background as well and a few that became close friends have simply pulled the plug and moved on, tired of the childish shit and antics.

    So, do you really give a fuck? I don't anymore, so say and think what you may.....it's just a damn shame that such a great site with such great potential has lost so much of its appeal and spark.....and that is in MHO.

    To those I consider friends, send me your emails, or msn or skype and i'll contact you when i get online down south. To those who have engaged in toe to toe exchanges with me, thanks for the memories and the challenges.

    To those who seek to gain attention and notariety by negative means, I can only say, grow up, listen twice as much as you speak, eat a bit of humble pie, and try to grow here instead of demanding the stage.

    Good luck to you all....................................................Keithicon_wink.gif
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    Apr 25, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    Awww, Keith...Don't go!
    But, since you are.....just for you! :-)



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    Apr 25, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    Keith,
    Sorry to see you go, you certainly added to the site.

    Let me say, I've been an active member since 2007. We've always had heated exchanges, flame wars some less than intelligent discussion at times. I have been more a reader and not a participant, especially in the increasingly heated political discussion. I take what I think is important and ignore that which isn't. I wish you would reconsider and continue participation. This is a good site, but what makes it so is not only the fitness emphasis, but also the varied comments and insight from those of us from different countries, ages, educations and experiences.

    If you choose to depart, my best wishes. Just know your participation was appreciated, helpful and will be missed.
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    Apr 25, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    Forums tend to run in circles. Sometimes it's the fun cheery people who are the most vocal and noticed, and sometimes it's the childish assholes. If you just lay off the forums for a while and lurk, you'll see it change back and forth quite frequently.

    Anyway, you have my number. Call me when you're in "Southern Cali." I wanna visit someday. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 25, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    Kinda sad that all the childish fighting is pushing guys away from this site.
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    Apr 25, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    Goodbye Keith !

    I'm not saying farewell, because you need to come back later and say hi. Like Paul mentionned, the forums sould go back to what they used to be, hopefully !

    It was nice reading you, and you'll definitely be missed around here !

    Have fun with your new life ! icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 25, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    you guys are much appreciated, and always have been.....................and yes, Paul I will give ya a shout and I'm counting on that visit............Keithicon_wink.gif
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    Apr 25, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
    TL;DR

    good luck guy (:

    i didnt know you at all, but did recognize you, its unfortunate that a familiar face will be gone :i
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    Apr 25, 2011 10:54 PM GMT
    You have given me good advice here. Thank you.
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    Apr 25, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    icon_sad.gif I will miss you... I did enjoy reading your forum posts Keith icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 25, 2011 11:07 PM GMT
    You should have seen the site when I first started signed up.. was freakin awesome. zDrew was an actual participant as was GS and OMG all the others... they too have departed unfortunately. I miss Munchies as well..

    This place feels more like a pack of little self obsessed hyenas these days...

    But I'm glad you found something outta this place.. good luck with your future, have fun and enjoy life.
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    Apr 26, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    i_VAN saidTL;DR

    good luck guy (:

    i didnt know you at all, but did recognize you, its unfortunate that a familiar face will be gone :i


    Ivan, it's guys like you and Carminea and a shit load of others that have true potential to keep this site at the top...intelligence, quick wit, coupled with compassion for others is what moves you ahead in life, and i believe you are on the right route...............I've enjoyed so many of you younger guys (not to discount us dinos) who have added so much here...............to you I throw the torch..........................Keithicon_wink.gif
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    Apr 26, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidYou should have seen the site when I first started signed up.. was freakin awesome. zDrew was an actual participant as was GS and OMG all the others... they too have departed unfortunately. I miss Munchies as well..

    This place feels more like a pack of little self obsessed hyenas these days...

    But I'm glad you found something outta this place.. good luck with your future, have fun and enjoy life.


    Tanker, you'll do just fine..........your wit and down to earth attitude keep an even keel in a stormy sea..........thanks for your being here, and to all you guys, my hearfelt thanks
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    Apr 26, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    *salutes homowardbound* Give us a ring-ding when you're all moved in!
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    Apr 26, 2011 2:52 AM GMT
    Good luck in your future endeavors. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 26, 2011 9:08 AM GMT
    I'm a newcomer here and i don't know you but this is sad, this forum must have been a great experience to you. Come back soon and good luck.
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    Apr 26, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    Well Keith, it's been fun. While I don't think that you and I have had any real dealings (and I hope not to be in the group you take aim at in your post despite the fact that I occasionally post in the political forum) I have alway enjoyed reading you. It's a shame that you are going and if you let us know who we must drive away for you to stay...icon_twisted.gif

    Anyhow, drop in every so often to see how things progress. There are times that I wonder why I am here (or on any other board that I have ever posted on.) Sometimes I have outgrown the place, sometimes it really has changed and never quite makes it back to what I expect, and other times it just takes a bit of a break to make me realize that there are still enough good people who I wish to interact with that I return for another helping of abuse. I hope in your case that last thought may apply. Good luck in your travels, and stay safe.....Dannyicon_wink.gif
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    Apr 26, 2011 6:00 PM GMT
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    Apr 26, 2011 6:16 PM GMT

    Keith, you have my contact information and I expect you keep in touch with me! And I hope to see you in La Paz someday soon! You should be proud of the positive direction you moved in life. I couldn't agree more with your characterization of this site. Guys like you kept me coming back... but it seems they're all leaving. So... somehow I doubt I'll be far behind.

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    Apr 26, 2011 6:51 PM GMT
    Keith, if u leave, I will fucking kill myself.
    How would u like to have that on ur conscious?

    Dont u leave, god damnit. I need to live.
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    Apr 26, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    Auf weidersehen, unbrauchtbares Stuck Haut!

    funny pictures of cats with captions
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    Apr 26, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    BornWired saidStrange...my memories of you are pity posts, violent outbursts, and bashing guys with age insults. Sorry I missed all your other posts.

    RJ has been dull lately but you aren't responible for that. I hope you find whatever you are looking for. When you are happy, maybe you will see a different side of this site.

    QFT!
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    Apr 26, 2011 8:28 PM GMT
    BornWired saidStrange...my memories of you are pity posts, violent outbursts, and bashing guys with age insults. Sorry I missed all your other posts.

    RJ has been dull lately but you aren't responible for that. I hope you find whatever you are looking for. When you are happy, maybe you will see a different side of this site.


    funny, i have no idea who you are, but then you are entitled, i suppose, to your input, for whatever it's worth. 26 posts? and no pics?.........and such a credible profile........hmmm.........Keithicon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 27, 2011 5:59 AM GMT
    We'll be here when you come back. :-)