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I'm 19!!!! Woo hoo!<br><br>Wait, Akula is ahead of me!<br><br>No big deal. Only weenies post so much. Bleah. :-D<br><br><br><br>Eric<br><br>I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it. - Mark Twain<br>
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At first the idea of chatting about in an internet forum seemed like a silly notion. However, the MacCentral forum had an intriguing factor that no other place on the internet could match, it's people. That's right, there are people connected by wires and wireless to their keyboards where there thoughts and words originate and are then shared through the vast and myriad tubes of the interweb. People, real people, I've even met some of those great people.<br><br>Now, sadly that place is gone. Temporarily, you can read it like a book, but it will no longer sing like a song because the voices have been silenced. Maybe not so much silenced as much as scattered. Scattered like a transporter beam that went wacky and splintered into parts. Some beamed here to MM, some are still trying to fathom the drecky drabness of Millardville and yet others to the macCentral Cafe where a light has been left on for us. Others have long since left for the great beyond and we still miss them. <br><br>Why are tears welling up in my eyes? It was just a room. Just a room that was really only a virtual room which maybe makes it not really a room at all. ? Well, it certainly was a meeting place, a place to learn and make contact and share our lives and it most certainly was real. The people are real. Some of us spent ten years or so in this place and that was the how, why, what and where of our meeting and becoming friends. That's not easy to merely brush aside. I still happily see some of my friends from school and that was a place where we met because we had to be there. This was a place where we met because we wanted to be there. Many good things have come from our friendships. <br><br>MacCentral is dead. Long live MacCentral!<br><br>Anyways, it's nice to be here and at the MC Cafe and hope that we all carry on together. Sorry to say, Millardville just doesn't have it, whatever it is. The spirit of our people is there, but it's like fighting the machinery just to get a beam of consciousness to shine through.<br><br>Thanks for indulging this semi rant. <br><br>btw: award for best MC forum names:<br><br>LouStules<br><br>ColonelPanic<br><br> <br><br>Chris<br><br><br><a href="http://www.light-imagery.com/index.html"target="_blank"></a><br><br><br>
Great post Chris. However, may I add that I think "home" is where you hang your hat.<br><br>You said it yourself, the people made the place, the name didn't. There are tons of great forums out there, each with their own set of personalities. This place is similar because it's the same people, obviously. But there are other stops to make to find another home. <br><br>AND ALL OF THEM HAVE MORE MODERN GODDAMN FORUM SOFTWARE!!!!! <br><br>The Graphic Mac for your Mac and graphics news, tips and more.
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