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Back, at least for the moment, and I sure missed this place..

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posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 09:25 AM
Hey once again all,

Well, my, I’m not going to lie here, It really does seem like a long, long time since I’ve properly been able to browse through the vast forums of ATS again and there's very little denying that I’ve massively missed the wonderful regular participants who frequent here while I've been away too, some of which have genuinely become some of the best friends a guy could ever ask for, in real life and for now at least, solely online.

Now, I obviously won’t go into too much detail on anything but It’s safe to say at this point that I have been having a pretty rough ride lately (to say the least!) and I've just been in an overall bad place as a result too, a place where life just got tougher and tougher and when I kept getting hit harder and harder, this causing me to stay away, sometimes through personal choice, most often however with no choice at all. But, been away I have nonetheless.

It’s something that sucked, but it happened. And to a degree, in all honesty, I even got to a stage where I regretfully forgot this place even existed at all, and I forgot how much my friends here really well and truly meant to me. Those who are regulars here will have undoubtedly seen time and time again the repeated mention from fellow members stating that ATS is more than just what it appears on the surface and is instead more like one big ol’ – at times deluded but incredibly happy – family, and trust me when I say that is indeed certainly true. It is like a family and it also must be said that It's some of my family here on ATS which have diligently helped me through the tough times experienced.

Sure, as we all undoubtedly know, realize and understand however, real life does always, and rightly so might I add, take priority over anything else. I think that's pretty well drummed into all of us and we should all of course remember that, taking everything into context, we all are but mere participants in an online forum discussing alternative topics. That is what we’re doing here, and that’s why we’re ultimately here too. Our real life with our real job’s, real friends and also those niggling real life concerns, trials, tribulations and the like do always come first and are ahead of the priority queue.

That can't and shouldn't be denied, but at the same time, It also can't be denied that this truly is a wonderful community and it's the people who frequent here so often who've made it as such, and I also have to personally say thanks to those members. Real life does hurt sometimes, and It's this place which actually and in all honesty does help. Whether it's providing an escape, a distraction, or just great friends who want to do nothing but help, simply because they want to.

So for me, I am around a bit more now I guess, although I'm not sure if I'll be posting as much as I used to, especially when it comes to posting new threads which were always massively time-consuming. Like I said above, real life has hit me pretty hard at times and I've experienced a lot of eral low's as a result too, so that's still influencing me to a large degree, but I do want to highlight still that I am ready to post a bit more than I have been as of late and I certainly want to re-participate in the research forum I was helping to revamp slightly as well, something that was a group focus to attempt to bring absolute quality content here. When the time comes that's where I'll most likely be, and a much better place than where I've spent the last few months too.

So yeah, I just wanted to post this quick little thread to say my thanks to all the members here who truly make ATS a worthwhile place to be, there's many of you out there and quite frankly true, full credit can't ever and isn't ever given to you for continually working to make this a wonderful, worthwhile, informative and of course at times very helpful place to be. Thanks for all the good times guys, all the laughs, and everything else too. I did miss this place while being away and unable to read or post. Hopefully for me I can be around a bit more often now reading and posting as much as time and real life allows.

See you all around.

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 09:37 AM
Yay, welcome back!

Looking forward to any threads you may throw together for your humble followers....

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 09:45 AM
reply to post by Rising Against

Hi Rising Against
Hope you've sorted the problems and you're in a better place now , good to see you back

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 09:56 AM
reply to post by Rising Against

I was wondering what happened to you?
I hope things are working its way out for you and its nice to have you back....even for just a bit.

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 10:12 AM
reply to post by Rising Against

Welcome back dude! I can more than empathise with your words, so please do know you aren't the only one in this "boat". I wish you all the best and hope that this chapter in your life will soon be a distant memory.

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 10:16 AM
reply to post by DrumsRfun

Oh just been having an all-round tough time I guess. A lot's happened, a lot I'd like to forget etc. Such is life I guess.. but that doesn't make it any easier.

Missed you as well btw buddy.

Also, thanks to everyone else who's posted. I have read it and I do appreciate your words.

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 10:36 AM
oi oi dude

TBH never realised youd left.

but yea.. no matter how much you grow fed up of ATS... and leave... yo do actually miss this medium of expression and communication...

your a respected member dude... dont saturate your ATS time...


posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 10:39 AM
Welcome back Rising,

Good to see amongst us again, missed your posts... you are one of those members that make ATS worthwhile too... never forget!

I sincerely hope things get much better for you as i am sure they will.

Keep on posting...

Kindest respects

edit on 13-7-2013 by Rodinus because: Crap spelling

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 11:09 AM
Hey dude!!!!
I was just wondering what happened to you the day before yesterday!!

Glad you're back - you were missed. I hope the next "section" of life is an easier ride for you -
I certainly know how it feels to have to deal with crises.

Welcome home!!!

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 11:14 AM
reply to post by Rising Against

I noticed you were missing. I remember sending you a message couple of months ago.

We need you here brother, don't do that again

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 11:16 AM
reply to post by Rising Against

I have always enjoyed reading what you have to say; the other day I was wondering what had happened to some of the members on ATS; (you were one of them)...and here you are! I am glad you are back.

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 11:21 AM
reply to post by Rising Against

Welcome back, you have been missed. Glad you're ok.
Peace and love starchild

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 11:31 AM
Better tell us what happened, then.

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 11:55 AM
reply to post by wildtimes

I was just wondering what happened to you the day before yesterday!!

Ah, that's a funny coincidence then lol. And thanks as well. I know a lot have been through various crises and anyone's more than welcome to chat with me about them too. I know it's not exactly fun to be in a really, really low place. Not fun at all.

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 11:57 AM
reply to post by Rising Against

RA!! Nice to see your name back in the ATS forums!!

It was only yesterday when a thread popped up, asking what happened to a member who seemed to vanish. I'm not certain why, but the thread was deleted.

Anyway, the thread made me think, a little, about the members who've gone ghost. I was suprised at just how many there are!

I am sure you know most of them and maybe even know why they have vanished, but the ones I remember the most are GreenEyedLeo, Chadwickus, Maybe... Maybe Not, Vitchilo, Human_Alien, and Domsday Rex. I've missed Zorgon's posts from time to time, as-well-as several others. There is another member I haven't seen in sometime, but then again, maybe I am spelling their name wrong and have simply missed them in the threads... I think it was spelled 'GetReadyAlready' or something very similar.

Once again, it's awesome to see you back. I truly hope everything is going in the direction you want and you are able to donate as much time to ATS as you'd like.

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 01:20 PM
reply to post by Astyanax

Well, hopefully you can respect that not everyone wants to deeply delve into their personal lives and share on an online forum, especially when it's been rather negative as of late..

I think what I wrote above is sufficient.
edit on 13-7-2013 by Rising Against because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 01:32 PM
Welcome back, I hope your stay will be a long one. As another poster has said, we have lost a lot of valuable people over the last while who were mines of information, anyone like that is sorely missed Cheers, Smurfy.

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 02:17 PM
reply to post by smurfy

Thanks dude and yeah, I'll be around, if only primarily reading for now.

I was just really busy in real life as well - as is a lot of other great members who are all of a sudden a lot quieter on the ATS fronts, and then I got hit hard, found my depression and so on and on, the rest is history.

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 02:52 PM
So happy to see you again! I know how difficult life can be, so if you ever need to vent send a private message.

I'm always around. HUGS!

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 03:10 PM
reply to post by Night Star

Thanks my good friend, and same to you.


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