I miss Waterbug...

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    JohnHuff Friends call me Dr. Sir John Huff

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    I was away from the forum for awhile while doing something else and when I came back I found that Waterbug is gone! I don't know if there was some kind of argument between him and some other guy(s) but I kinda miss his postings.

    His posts would rub people the wrong way sometimes but I usually found his information to be accurate even if the delivery was hard to take. OK, make that I almost always found his information to be accurate. So, is Waterbug gone for good?
     
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    DrCase Moderator Moderator

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    He takes a break once in a while
     
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    I hope it's just a break. I too, had noticed his absence.
     
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    He does have good info but his delivery is among the worst I've seen. Especially when he goes off saying an idea is a bad one and everyone is stupid but follows that up with nothing usefull.
     
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    Really? I find most of his posts not only useful, but thought-provoking. But yes, his bedside manner is in need of a bit of polishing! :cheerful:
    John
     
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    I was wondering where he was too.

    I miss his posts.
     
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    DrCase Moderator Moderator

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    I always enjoy his view of things
     
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    He is unique.
     
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    I like Waterbug, he is my friend. He is entertaining and can cause quite a stir with some of his posts, just makes for reading all the more EXCiTinG!! ;)
     
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    Couldn't agree more.
    In a nut shell,,,,, Waterbug often had some insightful information to dispense, but (like anybody) he'd occasionally get certain things wrong, His biggest problem is he was (is) a terrible debater, and when a disagreement would crop up he'd often resort to trying to belittle those who have an alternate viewpoint rather then staying on topic with the discussion at hand. It's too bad because he'd get a lot more respect if he could stay clear of those tactics.
     
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    JohnHuff Friends call me Dr. Sir John Huff

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    BUMP!
     
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    crsublette coyotes call me Charles

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    Glad ya stick around Waterbug. You're the spice in my "pond forum" life.

    I've always liked ya eventhough you revoked me from sending you PM's !!!.

    I love you man. :0000000057: :bdaybiggrin: :claphands:
     
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    Don't feel bad Chuck, I'm on that ignore list too, I once tried to PM him an applogy for something I posted that he took offence to and found out I was on his ignore list.
    The lone wolf don't like to get PMs. LOL
     
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    Actually, what amazes me is that for someone who seems so insensitive when dishing it out to people, he's actually seems very sensitive and easily hurt when he's on the receiving end.
     
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    This is keeps getting better. How do I find out if I'm on his ignore list? Do I have to PM him first and see if I get a rejection?
     
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    Sorry, PM's were taking up too much of my time. I'm also not on Facebook and a million other social things. Not even a cell phone. Wish I had the time, just don't always. I normally respond to emails if I have time, but even that I have to scale back sometimes.

    I do sometimes use the ignore feature. Again, a time saver. After I'd read a few hundred posts from a member I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what they know, their opinions and whether they would want me responding to their posts. Maybe you can relate.
     
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    crsublette coyotes call me Charles

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    Generally, my optimism is a bit higher toward folk who take the time to write a PM rather than assuming they just want to have a "fake" conversation.

    Although, I actually understand where you're coming from and it is a shame.
     
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    Optimism? Try not enough hours in the day. I can barely manage friends, family and business contacts. There's no way I could also add virtual "friends" and get anything done. I don't know how people do it. Just reading and posting in forums eats up way too much time. Something at some point I'm also going to have to drop.
     
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    crsublette coyotes call me Charles

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    Yep, I agree and definitely understand that. It's one reason why I try not to hang around much anymore by trying to take a week break from all forums here and there. It does take a significant amount of time when there's a good conversation due to mainly me digging through my library to compose a post well enough that properly expresses my thoughts. However, as the result of practicing anything, the more repetition gives me practice at posting my thoughts quicker! :cheerful:
     
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    --- and longer! :LOL:
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