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grammargeek
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4:53:50 PM
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This might not be a site feature, per se, but it seems to fit in this section better than any of the others. I've noticed the conspicuous absence of a few of our regularly participating members, or at least they used to be.

Some of the ones who quickly come to mind for me are these:

nooblet--Whatever happened to our fearless King and his appointed members of the noobility?

Raparee

RARA

dingdong

Origamian

Romany

TL Hobs


And I'm sure there are others. Does anybody know anything about their absence?
excaelis
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 5:02:59 PM

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Summer lovin'?
grammargeek
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 5:15:45 PM
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excaelis wrote:
Summer lovin'?


Was there a party and I wasn't invited? Boo hoo!
chovekazadborcheto
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 6:49:45 PM
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Probably rocking out on a beach in the Dominican Republic Think
TYSON
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 7:25:38 PM
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I miss Fred
excaelis
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 8:42:03 PM

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I'm still waiting for the end of Origamian's sauna story. Drool Such a tease!
Babezy
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 9:19:28 PM
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I haven't seen any of our newer friends from Saudi Arabia--have been fearing there was some kind of a ban.
AnthA1G
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 9:21:03 PM

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What does AWOL stand for?
Babezy
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 9:24:32 PM
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Away WithOut Leave--a military term, I believe.
grammargeek
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 9:40:38 PM
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Babezy wrote:
Away WithOut Leave--a military term, I believe.


Or more specifically, "Absent Without Leave." You can find a short but interesting commentary here.
Babezy
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 10:47:58 PM
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Aw, thanks for saying "specifically" instead of "correctly"! I should know to double-check what I think I know!
gradyone
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:50:36 AM

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TYSON wrote:
I miss Fred

I miss him, too, Tyson. And JayJay hasn't been around for a while.

GG, Is there an acronym, 'awoc' -- abandoned without cause? Eh?
dhigz_me
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:24:59 AM
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AWOL, in legal parlance means, absence without official leave..It is applied to a worker who absented himself without filling an official leave.
Atiya
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:46:16 AM
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Or may be they found some other interesting forum Drool


Luftmarque
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:27:50 AM

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TYSON wrote:
I miss Fred

me too!
nomadwa
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 5:20:24 AM
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Once in a while a post like this pops up on the forum; and it says one thing: you're watching some of the other users too closely. This is getting stalker-ish.
Babezy
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 5:51:39 AM
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Gotta disagree, nomadwa. No one here has claimed s/he is destined to be with any of the missing posters, there are no murder or kidnap plots, no one is hanging out at the AWOL peoples' workplaces, trying to get their personal email addresses, or driving past their homes. I think "stalker" is thrown around too easily sometimes. It's just that some posters are nice or entertaining or both, and their loss on the forum makes a difference.
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 6:02:27 AM
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whatever happened to LilyLily? Did she run away?
JPK
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:05:50 PM
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Atiya wrote:
Or may be they found some other interesting forum Drool


Nooooooooooo! You mean they may be cheating on us with another forum? :(

I myself miss risadr's postings, but I have the chance of being able to talk to her outside of the boards. If anyone is wondering, she is doing fine, she's just really busy.

I also do not think this thread is stalking. Real stalkers would have the missing Freedelfians already tied up in their basement, so they would not need to ask. Except to cover their tracks. Uhoh, I said too much. Silenced
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 5:51:50 PM

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I'm sure she wouldn't be so Lily-livered!
gradyone
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:47:58 PM

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Peter caught dingdong raiding his wine cellar and that's the last we've heard from him -- except for the blood-curdling screams
that begin each night at the stroke of midnight Bangkok time. There is a wooden chair and a car battery in the wine cellar . . .

Remember the silly middle-ages monks who fomented the dilemma/na joke on the Western world? They traveled in time to snatch nooblet the toaster king and dropped him on an unknown South Pacific island where electricity doesn't exist, but spinning wheel hamster cages abound. A ham radio operator in the Galapagos said he heard a distant transmission late one night that said, "Rats,
rats, my kingdom for marathon worthy, generator cranking rats!"
Tovarish
Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:58:22 PM
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I know where Grady is!

He is checking to see if his cup 'runneth over' DD, that is. Not the Ding Dong DD either.

Grady was the official breast tester on the List of Helpful members,

and we haven't seen him since.
grammargeek
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 1:53:16 AM
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Tovarish wrote:
I know where Grady is!

He is checking to see if his cup 'runneth over' DD, that is. Not the Ding Dong DD either.

Grady was the official breast tester on the List of Helpful members,

and we haven't seen him since.


That's because he has been busy keeping abreast of the whereabouts of Peter, dingdong, and King nooblet--when he's not busy checking out the other double D's. Grady is a hard-working, hands-on, kinda guy; he likes to keep a pulse on things.
AnthA1G
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 2:23:25 AM

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Alrighty, thanks for the explanation Babezy and GG! Anxious
gradyone
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:25:52 AM

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I'm having a 'Mission Accomplished' moment at my desk, this cluttered hangar deck undulating on a sea of green corn, bean and clover fields in the American Midwest. With a deep bow and tip o' the hat to military vets living and gone, I bask in the wonderment of knowing that Tony (AnthA1G), an intelligent, positively curious young New York man, never has been subjected to a daily regimen that forced
a knowledge of the acronym awol on him. A soldier's mission is to guard the rights and freedom of his or her countrymen, and freedom to come and go without being questioned about one's whereabouts is a basic human right. So, with deep admiration for and myriad thanks to the guardians of freedom throughout this troubled world, I unfurl the carrier-wide banner that says, 'Job Well Done!' Tony has been, is and continues to be free. Long may he run.

Now, as Tov and GG have reminded me, back to work -- another day of copping feels and taking names. I have eight long fingers and two strong thumbs; please excuse me while I get the job done.
Tovarish
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 7:52:54 AM
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I am so impressed Grady, so eloquent, so knowledgeable, deep sighingggg, and a breast man to boot.

Some times it amazes me that people honestly don't know such simple things, that we may take for granted, such as AWOL.

I have to give it to you Anth, 10 points for fessing up old mate.

i have a deep secret that I will only share with my good friends on TFD.

I don't know what BTW means????
Tovarish
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 7:53:53 AM
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Is it Back To Work ???
lenam
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 7:55:45 AM
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Tovarish wrote:
I am so impressed Grady, so eloquent, so knowledgeable, deep sighingggg, and a breast man to boot.

Some times it amazes me that people honestly don't know such simple things, that we may take for granted, such as AWOL.

I have to give it to you Anth, 10 points for fessing up old mate.

i have a deep secret that I will only share with my good friends on TFD.

I don't know what BTW means????


"By the way"
Tovarish
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 8:02:07 AM
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Thank you, Lenam,

We have a cricket match sooooon, cant wait.
gradyone
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:27:15 AM

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Thanks for the kind words, Tov. I try to be a smile man, but sometimes my eyes stray and betray me. All in a day's work.
excaelis
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 2:24:55 PM

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" 'ere, Missus. If you're sellin' them puppies can I 'ave the one with the pink nose ? "
Vickster
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 2:54:54 PM
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some may be on vacation... hate to say it folks..but while I was on vacation, I didn't look once on tfd....sorry

but I have heard that one of our friendly TFD members has been suspended from being on TFD..because of one of my dearest friends who is still here on TFD... but I haven't heard him squawk as of yet...hopefully he hasn't cried wolf regarding anyone else and that's why they are not here....
Tovarish
Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 2:33:24 AM
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Thats too subtle for me to work out Vickster.
Once again please, in Aussie this time.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 4:46:02 AM

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Tovarish wrote:
Thats too subtle for me to work out Vickster.
Once again please, in Aussie this time.


And I could use a Finglish translation ;-)
DarkMoon
Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 6:59:45 AM

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I presume that many regularly participating fellow FreeDELFians just enjoy their holiday break from the forum. On the other side, I guess that some other members abandonded the cosy TFD forums. At least, it seems so.
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