So how long do you think you'll be here?


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Lutzie
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Or for that matter, EG?

There's many long term "used to be" regulars that have just dropped off of the radar recently; ssuellid and st3ph3n to name but two. (Mr Spade doesn't appear to be around either)

Do you ever see yourself leaving?

20 years ago the best we had was some form of chatting program (Does the name Prestel ring any bells for people?), in 20 years time, do you tihink forums etc will still be the norm?
#1 at 13:52:05 - 31/07/2007
Stevas
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Heh, check this one out, man - he thinks humans will still be around in 20 yea-

Sorry, I've said too much.

FUCK YOU UBISOFT
#2 at 13:54:32 - 31/07/2007
ilmaestro
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I've wondered this for a while now. I'll probably be around for a good bit, though, I still check back on usenet groups that are basically dead.
#3 at 14:11:48 - 31/07/2007
Jellyhead
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I'll be here a while, until it turns into a cesspool or troll pit i'll stick around. I'm a gamer so i may migrate to different boards that better fit my demographic but i'll still be in the scene. Unless i get married to a total bitch who won't let me game anymore then i'll probably be quiet until the divorce comes through.

I'm interested in the business and the scene and most aspects of gaming. I'm not going anywhere.
Sorry. :)
#4 at 14:21:15 - 31/07/2007
HairyArse
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I'll be here forever. Apart from next week and the week after where I'll probably be 'dark' as I'm moving house and have no idea how long it will take before I get inturdnet access again.

I hope you guys will take the slack in my absence.
#5 at 14:21:31 - 31/07/2007
Jellyhead
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If this was EG and i were you i'd be pooing myself as to what we'd get up to but here with us, you'll be fine. Go on, have a great time, we'll sit here all quiet like, enjoy yourself and don't worry about a thing.

/ ushers in guests with boxes of booze while distracting Hairy
#6 at 14:26:40 - 31/07/2007
HairyArse
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Just realised, after my fortnight of going dark, I'll be back for one week then off for another week while I'm playing Blair Witch in the middle of the forest in Cornwall.
#7 at 14:31:55 - 31/07/2007
Jellyhead
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Nice setting, that'll put the fear into ya for sure.
#8 at 14:56:15 - 31/07/2007
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I'll still be around I expect. I walked away from EG for a few years but still came back, mostly to lurk though. EG (like most forums I expect) recycles the same old threads ad infinitum & I can't be arsed with subjects we covered over & over years ago. That & I'm a bit more laid back and don't rise to the bait like I did in my more prolific posting days. I find the forum politics more entertaining, in a car crash way.
#9 at 14:57:07 - 31/07/2007
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Until my death.
#10 at 15:02:24 - 31/07/2007
JimJam
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Can't see myself leaving.
#11 at 15:06:47 - 31/07/2007
Retroid
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We're local.

YOU'LL NEVER LEAVE
#12 at 15:31:13 - 31/07/2007
Whizzo
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{Kosh}
I have always been here.
{/Kosh}
#13 at 15:38:21 - 31/07/2007
quedex
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HairyArse said:...while I'm playing Blair Witch in the middle of the forest in Cornwall.

I knew Cornwall was small, didn't realise it only had one forest...
#14 at 16:02:45 - 31/07/2007
ilmaestro
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Lutzie said:(Mr Spade doesn't appear to be around either)

He posted the other day to answer a question I asked, btw, so he must at least lurk.
#15 at 16:05:01 - 31/07/2007
duncan
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As long as a bunch of friends are hanging around on a forum I'll be around.

and as long as you're making new ones enough to make up for the ones that disappear.
#16 at 18:38:01 - 31/07/2007
mal
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I can remember passwords for at least one of my accounts on all the chat systems I've used since getting online (don't remember the BBS logons though - but I do the telnet chat ones which is basically the same thing but simpler). I basically lurk at the websites, and for the talkers I just pop on once a year or so. But you do move on over time.
#17 at 19:30:35 - 31/07/2007
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Till I get a job maybe. Unless I have a PC in job, in which case I'd probably post more. I normally post pretty late, on EG especially, a job would put an end to that most likely.
#18 at 20:12:09 - 31/07/2007
Micro_Explosion
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Here? Could be years.

/Al Pacino
I'm trying to leave EG now but every time I think I'm out they pull me back in!
#19 at 21:17:29 - 31/07/2007
nekotcha
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Whizzo said:{Kosh}
I have always been here.
{/Kosh}


{Sheridan}
GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR GALAXY!
{/Sheridan}

:)

Before I found the EG forums I'd never really been part of a forum community, but these days it feels like it's just part of my way of life. Perhaps the exact forum I browse will change, but I think I'll always be on one site or another.

As to whether we actually have 'forums' then, well yeah, maybe not - but you'll always have an online group of friends, and somewhere you chat with them, I'm sure.
#20 at 22:44:32 - 31/07/2007
Khanivor
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Fuck knows. A while longer, I spose.

Not the thread on my guess on my own mortality I thought it was gonna be...
#21 at 22:57:16 - 31/07/2007
peej
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Till, like the guy who discovered Quahog, everyone gets fed up with my yap and says "Look just PISS OFF, you're getting on everyone's nerves"

I'll give it 24 hours. 48 tops.

Peej
#22 at 23:28:30 - 31/07/2007
duncan
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nekotcha said:
As to whether we actually have 'forums' then, well yeah, maybe not - but you'll always have an online group of friends, and somewhere you chat with them, I'm sure.
But what else would work?

Forums suit a certain situation for communication.... when people are constantly distracted by other tasks so they cannot have a real time conversation.
Also most of our time on forums is at work where we want this to be as unobtrusive as possible.
#23 at 08:08:53 - 01/08/2007
Binky
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I've been about since the days of BBS's so I reckon if I haven't got bored already, I won't get bored of it at all.
#24 at 10:49:06 - 01/08/2007
Dougs
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Well, given that in a few months I'm going to be predominantly working from home, with little contact with the outside world, here and EG will become increasingly needed to stop me from going stark raving bonkers I imagine.
#25 at 11:10:50 - 01/08/2007
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Jellyhead said:Unless i get married to a total bitch who won't let me game anymore then i'll probably be quiet until the divorce comes through.

Funny, after getting married I started to read/post on forums a lot more since it became my only connection* to gaming. ;-)

Anyway, I'm not going anywhere. Not for a very long time.

* the usual dramatization - yesterday my wife urged me to finally finish System Shock 2 :-D
#26 at 14:48:09 - 01/08/2007
Carlo
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Although I think I'll never really fully leave (for to do so would mean I no longer play games which I dont think will ever happen) my gaming and interest in gaming has taken a real nose-dive recently since re-aquainting myself with golf.

TBH, while the weather is this good, it knocks seven shades off gaming. Not sure it'll still appeal during the winter months, but...
#27 at 14:54:03 - 01/08/2007
ilmaestro
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Carlo said:
TBH, while the weather is this good

What do you play? Underwater golf?
#28 at 14:58:38 - 01/08/2007

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