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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2014, 09:11:57 AM »
Best lol post I made on here was probably where I said something like "longer DT songs are the best because MORE DT=BETTER"

If I could, I would go back in time and spill hot coffee on my lap for saying that. How stupid.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2014, 09:19:57 AM »
I remain constant, unchanging, eternal.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2014, 09:34:31 AM »
I think my average number of posts per day when I joined is equal to my average number of posts per year now.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2014, 09:42:59 AM »
Well I've gone from a fresh faced teenager to a balding bearded physicist, so there's that.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2014, 09:48:30 AM »
I think I've changed quite a bit, and a lot of what you (Luke) said in the first couple posts can be applied directly to me.

Sometimes I wish I could start over as the kind of poster I am now and erase all the things I might have said earlier. Not that I was a particularly bad person or anything like that, I just didn't think as much about a lot of the stuff I was posting. I'd like to think that has changed.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2014, 09:58:49 AM »
I have gotten exponentially worse.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2014, 10:02:03 AM »
Sometimes I wish I could start over as the kind of poster I am now and erase all the things I might have said earlier. Not that I was a particularly bad person or anything like that, I just didn't think as much about a lot of the stuff I was posting. I'd like to think that has changed.

I agree, but I guess it's all just part of development, right?

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2014, 10:46:10 AM »
Sometimes I wish I could start over as the kind of poster I am now and erase all the things I might have said earlier. Not that I was a particularly bad person or anything like that, I just didn't think as much about a lot of the stuff I was posting. I'd like to think that has changed.

I agree, but I guess it's all just part of development, right?

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2014, 11:23:40 AM »
I've changed a lot. Not surprising considering I was like 15 when joining.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2014, 03:06:28 PM »
*snipped* I'm old. I'm done changing. I'll leave that to the young people who still haven't figured out who the fuck they are yet.


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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2014, 03:14:38 PM »
*snipped* I'm old. I'm done changing. I'll leave that to the young people who still haven't figured out who the fuck they are yet.
Although, I am 70lbs lighter than I was when I signed up here.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2014, 03:36:47 PM »
I've actually changed a lot, I think.  DTF was one of the first forums I ever joined.  Scenes from a Memory had just come out, and some people were still arguing about Falling Into Infinity, so this was late 90's, at least 15 years ago.

I seemed to me that communicating via words only, with inflection provided by italics, bold, and underlining, was inherently limited and dangerous, and I know myself to be pretty opinionated and basically an asshole, so I didn't post much at first.  It seemed better to post rarely, but have something important to say when you do say something, than to just post all the time.

Now I don't give a fuck.

But I think I've gotten better at posting, and gotten to be less of an asshole.  And believe me, if you think I post a lot, you should see how much I delete, or how often I just close the window and not post after writing five or six paragraphs or more.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2014, 05:46:37 PM »
But I think I've gotten better at posting, and gotten to be less of an asshole.  And believe me, if you think I post a lot, you should see how much I delete, or how often I just close the window and not post after writing five or six paragraphs or more.

I'm doing that right now in the "Are Prog Fans More Open Minded" thread a lot at the moment, actually  :lol
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2014, 06:01:19 PM »
It's hard, isn't it?  You want to think that everything you say is so important and you imagine everyone just hanging on your every word, but then (usually, hopefully) common sense kicks in and you switch from writer to editor before you hit "Post".

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2014, 06:23:39 PM »
I remain constant, unchanging, eternal.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2014, 08:23:50 PM »
Well I'm still a nub who joined not even a year ago so I'm inclined to say "not by much". Still probably one of these "DT-side noobs" as was stated earlier here  :lol though I still post in GD whenever I feel I have something to contribute.

I'd like to think I've gotten a little better at articulating my thoughts at the very least.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2014, 08:50:15 PM »
My music library expanded.

Oh yeah, and this  :lol
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2014, 08:55:52 PM »
Library expanded, wallet contracted.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2014, 09:46:44 PM »
I was 21 when I joined.  I'm now 33.

Some days I don't feel like I've changed a bit, and other days I don't even recognize myself. 
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2014, 10:09:35 PM »
Assuming you mean how much have you changed as a poster...

I am definitely not as negative as I used to be.  I reached a point where I was sick of negativity and arguing online, here and other places, and posting is a lot more fun now.  I still have my negative moments :lol, and I know I come off as opinionated at times, but I think I am much more positive in general. :coolio

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2014, 10:29:27 PM »
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #56 on: July 17, 2014, 10:56:01 PM »
Height when I signed up: About 6'3" I think

Height now: 6'6"

I sold out. :angel:

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2014, 12:36:24 AM »
Hmmm, yeah.....I can't even begin to assess the changes I've made since joining the forum.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2014, 03:41:02 AM »
Looking at my most recent posts, it almost seems like I'm trying to become the Common Sense of DTF :lol

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2014, 03:53:28 AM »
But I think I've gotten better at posting, and gotten to be less of an asshole.  And believe me, if you think I post a lot, you should see how much I delete, or how often I just close the window and not post after writing five or six paragraphs or more.

I don't think you post a lot, and I have always considered you one of the least asshole-ish people on the forum. Not that I'm implying we have a forum full of assholes. :lol But on a scale of 1 to asshole, you don't even rate on the scale.

Looking at my most recent posts, it almost seems like I'm trying to become the Common Sense of DTF :lol

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« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2014, 04:06:26 AM »
hmmmm

When I joined here I was at pretty much the lowest point I've ever been. I won't go in to it but it'd make your hair turn grey. And if your hair is already grey then it'd fall out. And if you're bald then your head would explode.

In the four years or so I've been here I've managed to turn my life around and I'm happy. I have so much now that seemed impossible those few years ago and I'm grateful. I have a good job, my own house and a girlfriend that I adore (still early days but it's going swimmingly).

I've always had a rock solid relationship with my kids but all those other things I didn't have. And now I do.

The weekend before last me and my girlf went to watch Extreme on Friday in Manchester then DT in Sheffield on the Saturday. She even paid for the hotel and the DT tickets.....I think she is defo a keeper.

I dunno. Considering that I had been seriously contemplating suicide just 3 and 4 years ago I'd say things are pretty different now.

And hey for what it's worth, I always find some excellent light hearted entertainment here and some thought provoking discussion. So you guys that I don't know probably had a part to play in keeping me on that easily swayed even keel.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2014, 06:43:14 AM »
I remain constant, unchanging, eternal.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2014, 06:50:19 AM »
Hef and I have always been fellow deities. I'm not totally sure over what I rule, but I'm pretty sure Hef rules over the whole of Hatdom.
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« Reply #63 on: July 18, 2014, 09:16:41 AM »
Hef and I have always been fellow deities. I'm not totally sure over what I rule, but I'm pretty sure Hef rules over the whole of Hatdom.
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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2014, 09:22:46 AM »
I remain constant, unchanging, eternal.


You are the Passion and the Warfare.

Height at time of signing up: 5'10"

Current height: 5'10"

I've stayed true to myself.

You're bound to shrink.  I used to be 6'2".  Now I'm 6'1"

Height when I signed up: About 6'3" I think

Height now: 6'6"

What are you without the 'fro?  5'9"?

Looking at my most recent posts, it almost seems like I'm trying to become the Common Sense of DTF :lol

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2014, 09:33:13 AM »
Well, for me personally, I mean, when I first started running the forum, there was the Care Bears theme.  This year, it was a Flash Gordon theme.  I think that speaks for itself.
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« Reply #66 on: July 18, 2014, 09:35:18 AM »
If that isn't personal growth and maturity, I don't know what is.

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Re: How much have you changed since you joined the forum?
« Reply #67 on: July 18, 2014, 09:38:07 AM »

Looking at my most recent posts, it almost seems like I'm trying to become the Common Sense of DTF :lol

You'd have an easier time trying to bring the internet to the Amish.

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« Reply #68 on: July 18, 2014, 11:29:07 AM »
Well, for me personally, I mean, when I first started running the forum, there was the Care Bears theme.  This year, it was a Flash Gordon theme.  I think that speaks for itself.
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« Reply #69 on: July 18, 2014, 11:30:47 AM »
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