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a.s.
Valinor


Feb 18 2007, 2:30am

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anyone feeling just a little sad? Can't Post

First, I love this new board. I especially love the fact that the posts are threaded (if you want them). I love how quickly I figured (most) of the stuff out. I absolutely LOVE the search feature (haven't used it yet, but in theory I love it).

I love the smilies Cool even if it's embarrassing to admit it Blush.

And as usual, I love the friendliness and warmth and intelligent and amusing chatter and thoughts from all the Tornsibs. It goes without saying (which has never stopped me before!) that this is just about the friendliest place on the net.

Still, I admit to going over to the old board a time or two today, just to...see it. The familiar look of the RR page is just so...familiar. I often check the RR page even before my email in the morning; I'm so used to the way it looks.

I miss it. I miss that old place.

Why do our brains think of a bunch of words and pictures on a computer screen as a "place"? Why do we feel like Torn (or any other loved board or gathering place on the web) is a real place in the sense of bricks and mortar realness? Why---if it's just about people, and the people are the same here as there---in fact, here is really there if you catch my existential drift---do we miss the "trappings" of the "place" we used to "be"?

Does anyone think this seems like a bigger "place"? Am I the only one missing the clunky old place tonight?

Heart a.s.

"an seileachan"

The Lost Mod Power: An Elegy (with apologies to Wordsworth)

What though the mod power which was once so bright
Be now FOREVER taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the stats, of glory in the power,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2007, 3:04am

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*still tearing* yeah... I do. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


WhiteLadyEowyn
Rivendell


Feb 18 2007, 3:11am

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Re: [grammaboodawg] *still tearing* yeah... I do. [In reply to] Can't Post

OMG THERE YOU ARE GRAMMA

:: tackles, hugs ::


a.s.
Valinor


Feb 18 2007, 3:14am

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Re: [grammaboodawg] *still tearing* yeah... I do. [In reply to] Can't Post

gramma, I was wondering where you might be!!!

glad you made it!

a.s.

"an seileachan"

The Lost Mod Power: An Elegy (with apologies to Wordsworth)

What though the mod power which was once so bright
Be now FOREVER taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the stats, of glory in the power,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.


Noneoftheabove
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 3:14am

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Re: [a.s.] anyone feeling just a little sad? [In reply to] Can't Post

As long as all our old friends have or will move in to the new forums, I'll be happy!Smile


Nerdanel
Rivendell


Feb 18 2007, 3:17am

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Re: [a.s.] anyone feeling just a little sad? [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, just a smidge. There seems to be so much going on over here! It's like being at a great party when my hearing isn't quite what it was and there are so many interesting conversations going on around me.
Some who share your nostalgia are spilling it here.

((a.s.))

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Altaira
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Feb 18 2007, 3:19am

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*raises hand* [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't tell you how many times I got pangs in my heart over the last few months going from here back to the old boards. I've teared up a couple of times at some of the tribute parodies already posted. At least the old boards aren't going anywhere. We'll be able to access them on a read-only basis and take occasional strolls down memory lane. Smile


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Altaira
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Feb 18 2007, 3:20am

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*FTH* gramma! [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad you made it!! Smile


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silneldor
Half-elven


Feb 18 2007, 3:23am

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Re: I am too confused to feel sad yet. [In reply to] Can't Post

If i did not have been led by the hand all the way by a dear friend, i'd still be trying to get out of the gate at Bag EndCrazy.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Feb 18 2007, 3:29am

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{{silnedor}} [In reply to] Can't Post

You're doing great!

Hang in there... you'll be to Crickhollow in no time. Oh, and stop by the Green Dragon for a cold one on the way, you deserve it. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor

Feb 18 2007, 3:32am

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Gramma! You're here! [In reply to] Can't Post

Now the place feels like home.
=)


Aerlinn
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 3:34am

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Yes, and yes, and ... yes. [In reply to] Can't Post

I do love it. It's marvelous.

But... I hate first days. Of anything. And this one's a doozy - despite the marvelous road-smoothing by Altaira and the marvelous team... It does! It does seem bigger, and ... yep, there's a lump in my throat.

There've been quite a few comparisons made, but here's another anyway - it's like giving up a stout-hearted old car with which you've been through a lot for one that ... actually works.

*hands out Kleenex*

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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Feb 18 2007, 3:34am

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THERE you are! [In reply to] Can't Post

*pounces*

Hum, well, it is a little saddening, but as long as everyone makes it over here, I think I'll be good :) In the end, we'll all get used to it ^^

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CAhobbit
Rohan


Feb 18 2007, 3:35am

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Yay! [In reply to] Can't Post

Gramma made it! Sly

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2007, 3:36am

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oh... [In reply to] Can't Post

there ya got me startin' up all over again. *reaches for tissues*

:) hugs!


Lady of Light
Rivendell


Feb 18 2007, 3:37am

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Gramma's here! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hooray!



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Aerin
Grey Havens


Feb 18 2007, 3:38am

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Yeah. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm already missing it. I've adjusted my settings to make it as close to the old boards as it can be, but it's still a compromise. I understand the technical problems with the old boards, and it's great that we can search and edit posts and won't kill the server, but I'm still sorry the new ones couldn't look and feel more like the old. (It's not just a matter of what one is used to, either; for me, the old board format was just WAY easier on my aging eyes.)

Odd that this place seems "bigger," but you're right, it does. And I'm not sure why.


a.s.
Valinor


Feb 18 2007, 3:39am

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still missing some regulars... [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, I'm hijacking gramma's FTH (sorry, gramma!) because I notice many regulars aren't here yet.

Like: the RR's been up and running since this am, and I haven't seen NEB or Curious yet...

It just won't seem like the RR until all our regulars are here. There. Here AND there.

Unsure

a.s. (potentially overdoing the smilies)

"an seileachan"

The Lost Mod Power: An Elegy (with apologies to Wordsworth)

What though the mod power which was once so bright
Be now FOREVER taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the stats, of glory in the power,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 18 2007, 3:47am

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Once we all get used to these formats [In reply to] Can't Post

it'll be fine. But there are little tricky places: such as, sil's "Post" box was nonexistent, until we found he had to change "advanced editor" to "basic editor"!

But no worry, if we all work together we can work it out!


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2007, 3:47am

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Knowing them... They're still reading the manual ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

 


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 18 2007, 3:56am

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That's exactly it! [In reply to] Can't Post

Really...I remember my first car, an already-used Datsun standard-shift, which I loved, and I actually cried when told it had rusted so badly underneath that it needed to be replaced. I have fond memories of coddling the manual choke to get it started on cold mornings...

Yeah, that's the old boards. We love 'em. But all things must pass, and we must move on, experiencing the "growing pains" and taking moments here and there to gently massage our struggling brain muscles as we adapt...


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A new road, or a secret gate...


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 18 2007, 4:03am

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Yay! Gramma's come on-Board! [In reply to] Can't Post

Cool I guess they're "officially" open, then! Wink


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hatster
Rohan


Feb 18 2007, 4:06am

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oddly, what gets me is how everyone else looks so...different here [In reply to] Can't Post

Almost as odd as it feels when I meet someone in person. But all the added color and pics and smilies and stuff oddly affects the way I mentally see you all. Very odd!

I have lost the dwarves and I have lost the wizard, and I don't know where I am; and I don't want to know, if only I can get away.


Aerlinn
Lorien


Feb 18 2007, 4:21am

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You're right. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's almost like everyone's all dressed up, when we're used to them/us in sweats.

We clean up well. But it's not as comfortable.

Yet.

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TORn – where everybody knows your name!
And J.R.R. Tolkien’s middle names… and the name of his publisher’s son … and the name of Aragorn’s great-great-great- grandfather on his mother’s side… and what Frodo’s name almost was…


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18 2007, 4:50am

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Ice Cream!! Now everything's perfect! [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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