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Seeing all those long time members no longer posting makes you wonder.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tempnexus, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. tempnexus

    tempnexus Smoke Blower

    IF they have just quit posting or did they pass away. If they did pass away then let just give them a moment of remembrance and the fact that their advice/ideas/anecdotes/happy moments were immortalized in these forums.
  2. I guess I am one of them. At 82 I am still cooking and smoking. I come on this forum a lot just to learn. Thank you all for your post and advice.
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  3. Maybe some of them went on to professional careers. Who knows?
  4. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I think they just drift in & out over the years.
    Most of the time someone will give a heads up if someone has died.
    Fade2Blacc likes this.
  5. mike243

    mike243 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Life takes turns and we cant always do things we want to,some times the postings get to much to sort thru and I read more than post due to repetition,some rave when ever somebody new asks a question that's been asked a lot,never bothers me as you can skip reading it but some want to snark at folks for not searching. I tend to avoid threads when they jump them.Folks may know a lot but I learn at least 1 thing every time I pass thru,might forget it but can always go back and find it lol
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  6. Steve H

    Steve H Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I post as my schedule allows. Sometimes peoples interest sway away from a particular hobby. I used to be a lunatic watch collector. But, not so much anymore.
    Binford 6100 likes this.
  7. tpc74

    tpc74 Fire Starter

    I think its more the drifting in and out. People get caught up with life and sometimes don't have the time or "energy" to get back here. Heck I just started posting again after a year or so.
  8. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I couldn't answer when it comes to this forum.

    I was a long time member of a different forum and once the forum performance went to hell that was it for me. It is still up and functioning but for some reason their solution was to reboot the machine when it got overloaded and in doing so you lost all the latest posts and such. Also sometimes if you click on posts too quickly you get a goofy message to try again in 30 seconds. That all makes it very difficult to use and enjoy.
    It's a shame because that was a GREAT community where it seems 90% of the other options/communities on the subject get ridiculous.
  9. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I used to post a lot. I haven’t died, as far as I can tell.

    Wife killed ANOTHER computer so I had to give her mine, so I’m stuck on the phone. I can never seem to find the recent posts the way I used to, so I just sorta stopped coming on here as it’s just not fun on this phone. I still check periodically.
    jcam222 likes this.
  10. tempnexus

    tempnexus Smoke Blower

    Hello DC neighbor I am from Fairfax.
  11. flatbroke

    flatbroke Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I don’t recognize many names here anymore. A few but not most. Used to have nightly chat sessions that were lots of fun.
    elham likes this.
  12. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm also guilty of lack of posting, still bounce in and out when time allows. I continue my sausage and bacon making and the drum still has the TBS coming outta the stack. I too miss the old days with 40 or 50 of us in the chat room.
  13. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Guilty also.

    I smoke and cook a lot more than what I post. I guess you can only post the same successful smoke so many times before you start to think do I really need to post that again. Sort of like the you can only tell the extended family the same stories at Thanksgiving so many times.... But I'm reading every day, and do comment when the mood hits me so I'm not a total hermit yet.
    David Halcomb and crazymoon like this.
  14. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Forums are always undergoing member rotation. Quite often long time members move on and sometimes they’re just taking a break.
  15. willbeg4q

    willbeg4q Newbie

    I’ve been moderating forums on and off since 2002, and have noticed this reigns true. No matter how much people like each other and think they have the perfect community, the inevitable rotation will happen.
  16. zachd

    zachd Meat Mopper

    I have not been a long time poster but I tend to rotate my postings
    Summer I try to post here a lot then fall comes and I am busy refreshing my dog then duck pheasant and deer hunting. I tend to post more on a bow hunting forum and a Minnesota hunting and fishing forum I am a moderator for.
    Well after fall comes winter and Ice fishing is priority plus when it get to -25 degrees I tend to not want to smoke meat. So I guess I am just not interested in hearing about it because it makes me sad that other can and I cant. (enjoyably at least)
    Medina Joe likes this.
  17. Medina Joe

    Medina Joe Smoke Blower

    I just left a form after being a member since 2004. One reason was the Mods the other was the trash talking.
    hb99 likes this.
  18. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I found this forum, I posted EVERY smoke to get advice on how to improve...
    Now I post "different" methods, I have found, that give exceptional results...
    And some food safety stuff....
  19. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  20. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    X2... My crew repeatedly ask for their favorite smokes, so how many times you want to see my Ribs? I pretty much post when I see a safety issue or to answer questions regarding a technique, recipe or procedure...JJ