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Originally posted by Neocrusader
And before face book links and the inevitable invasion because it's 'cool'
Originally posted by Doodle19815
reply to post by blupblup
You know, even if you don't know it, people have those that they bond or whatever it is with. I recognize and respect every person in this thread so far. I may not send you a PM or debate with you, but I feel like even out of the thousands here I know your name.
Now short of sounding like a stalker, I do follow what lots of people say on here. I feel like I know where lots of people stand on certain issues. I even find myself rolling my eyes when I see certain avatars before I even read a post because I know I will disagree with what they have to say. That doesn't mean I don't respect their opinion, I just don't think like they do.
I think it is great that out of so many people I usually see familiar "faces" so to speak. There a lot of thread lurkers like me, but we still have our favorites whether we tell them or not.
Originally posted by blupblup
ATS is like a big, dysfunctional family.
Originally posted by Expat888
well said ... and yes I admit Im a grumpy old man... after the life Ive led ... things Ive seen I earned it...
Originally posted by nerbot
reply to post by Doodle19815
One day, if you stick around long enough, you may remember this thread and understand better. Think of it like pop music when people think a new version of an old song is much better than the original...well, without the original you wouldn't have what you enjoy right now so respect is due, no matter how bad you think the original was, it was the seed to any plant and all it's hybrids that followed and there is no substitute for originality.