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    *Suggestion* for Alex to bring this place back to life

    We've lost so many posters over the past decade. Sure, some have passed away, others have deliberately moved on, but
    I suspect many have simply "faded away" - they are still officially members here, and could log-in and post(if they could either remember their P/W or figure out how to recover it - something not exactly obvious on this site).

    Alex, surely you have, somewhere, the email addresses of The Disappeared? Why not send out a one-time email to all the missing members and remind them they are still members. Perhaps spice it up a bit with (something like) "There have been 17,692 new posts since your last visit" and helpfully provide a link to where Silco members can recover their passwords? I'll bet some of them will come back. Nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Doesn't cost anything to try.

    If it's a time-constraint/labor-intensive issue for you, I would volunteer my time to help sort/do the emailings. I'm sure Woodsy would chip-in, as well. What say you?
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    It's not a bad idea. There is a mechanism in the system for email members. Let me look into it.
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    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsteader View Post
    There have been 17,692 new posts since your last visit.....
    ...by Doomsteader alone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGreenFrog View Post
    ...by Doomsteader alone!
    LOL!!! Yeah, Right?
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    I think a lot of people just hang out on facebook and other mega sites, if they are online at all. I just saw Arabi last week, and she said she is in FB groups with a lot of the old time doomer folks.

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    I usually visit here everyday, I don't contribute much (sorry). I really like to get everyone's take on things and it seems like there have been a lot of people leave that were pro-trump. Although I can't stand the man, I always like to read other people's perspectives that are opposite to mine. Perhaps those people felt there wasn't enough like minded people that supported their opinions so they left?

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    The only(and last) Trump-supporter we had here(AFAIK), was Quick. He faded away quite some time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsteader View Post
    The only(and last) Trump-supporter we had here(AFAIK), was Quick. He faded away quite some time ago.
    Wasn't countryboy a trump fan too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zac View Post
    Wasn't countryboy a trump fan too?
    I think he was, but for some reason I don't remember, Alex banned him. Too bad, because he was a pisser - funny as hell! I miss the guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsteader View Post
    I think he was, but for some reason I don't remember, Alex banned him. Too bad, because he was a pisser - funny as hell! I miss the guy.
    What did Alex ban him for? I recall looking forward to what that fellow would write next.

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    Country boy was the proud racist, right? The one who actually just up and admitted to being a racist? Which, hey, I guess is better than pretending not to be while spouting the talking points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zac View Post
    What did Alex ban him for? I recall looking forward to what that fellow would write next.
    He got rather crude with Emeline and she stopped posting regularly. He was a sexist, racist bull shitter.
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    Emeline was much better value than countryboy.

    Aussie was also a good poster for practical living tips - I think she may still lurk occasionally.
    I miss Deckard (when he is not getting too nasty)
    And Redreamer.
    There were a few good women who got sick of the overt 'maleness' I think. I can understand that, sometimes!

    lu-lu - you should definitely post more.


    I nominate Doomsteader for the Poster of the Decade Award - without his posting of stuff for us to comment on, this place would have died. Well done, Doomy.
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    Thanks, Changer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsy_gardener View Post
    He got rather crude with Emeline and she stopped posting regularly. He was a sexist, racist bull shitter.
    Ok, yeah...some of that is starting to come back to me.
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    There should be a vodka and smokes patreon fund for doomy.

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    I second that!
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    /\ LOL!!!
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