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Offline cathouse willy

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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2015, 10:05:35 am »
Sadly, they're both waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge.  So far I have stuck to my plan of not getting any more pets until I have a human companion, but it's getting more and more difficult...kitten and puppy pictures are just too dang cute.
Just a little temptation. With a pup like this you'd be irresistable


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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2015, 01:22:23 pm »
Tiny - I'm sure you have your reasons but self torture often times is not worth it. IMHO pets are better companions than most humans.
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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2015, 02:45:21 pm »
Willy, that is a great looking pup!

Offline manxman

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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2015, 05:00:30 am »
Noticed a couple of months back it is 10 years since I bought my BS (and joined the forum), the early years were brilliant and I owe most of what I know to the "old timers" a number of whom haven't visited the forum for a long while now. I do still pop by most days and always look for and listen to what Habs, TP5, Wildcat, iceman, KyNola, pensrock and a handful of others have to say. However the sense of camaraderie and friendship has diminished a lot over time, perhaps the forum has been a victim of it's own success as the years have passed? Also agree with comments from Habs and some others on this topic.

My BS is still going strong and I am still probably averaging maybe 12 - 15 smokes a year, lot less adventurous nowadays but simply don't get the time to do as much as I would like. From a forum point of view I do miss "olden times"... a phrase my 14 year old son delights in using as in "Dad, what was the fishing like in olden times when you were a boy!"  >:( 8) :)

Best wishes to all, oldtimer or new!  :)
« Last Edit: May 29, 2015, 07:32:56 am by manxman »
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Offline Wildcat

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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2015, 01:00:00 pm »
Good to see your still around Manxman. I wonder if Lil Smoker still takes a look.
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Offline manxman

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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2015, 04:23:12 am »
Think LS has been gone a while, looked up a few people I hadn't seen posting a couple of months back  and seem to remember it was quite well over a year?
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Offline Wildcat

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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2015, 08:25:08 am »
We sent each other a couple of pm's a few months back. He was pretty busy. I know for a good while he woud just read some of the the posts to keep up.
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Offline Roget

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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2015, 06:59:56 pm »
I know I miss reading the posts from all the "oldtimers"

I was out with a couple of surgeries & when I checked in to the forum, I hardly knew any one posting.

I owe everything I know about smoking to the "oldtimers". I knew nothing about smoking when I bought my Bradley and promptly joined this forum. (I still don't know half what most of them know)

I knew I could always come here for advice & to talk about smoking. The long time posters just made me feel at home. Always friendly.

It just isn't the same now. I would hope they would come back. Like Widcat, I don't do facebook.
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Offline KyNola

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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2015, 07:27:20 am »
WC, thank you for starting this thread.  It has been a very interesting exercise to see that there are still lots of users out there who regularly visit the Forum but for whatever reason choose to no longer post.

Regardless, good to know you guys are still out there.  Drop in and say hello every once in a while.

Offline Jim O

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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2015, 09:00:57 am »
I do the facebook thing,but still love the Forum for ease of use. Don't have to scroll down thru many other posts to find a Bradley post. C'mon back oldtimers !!!
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Offline Wildcat

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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2015, 12:43:56 pm »
 
WC, thank you for starting this thread.  It has been a very interesting exercise to see that there are still lots of users out there who regularly visit the Forum but for whatever reason choose to no longer post.

Regardless, good to know you guys are still out there.  Drop in and say hello every once in a while.

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Offline Wildcat

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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2015, 01:23:19 pm »
To everyone who replied on this thread - Thank you. I learned a little and am happy to see that all of you folks care about keeping the guys and gals that have been so helpful for so many years around. Personally it saddens me to think that so many of us had such egos as to cause people to break up into their own little clans. I have always looked upon this forum as another family that involved people from all walks of life and from around the whole world brought together by a love or fantasy of preparing great food for personal consumption. This forum has/had many very knowledgeable cooks, chefs, and other experts that provided a lot of knowledge to anyone who wanted it. Until the breakup I always thought that these knowledgeable folks all wanted one thing - to share their knowledge and experience with others (be they trained chefs or beginners). I am also confident that Bradley enabled this forum for that very purpose which, in turn, should have been beneficial to their sales. I purchased my Bradley because of what I read on these forums back when I retired. I hope all who are still on here stay a part of this forum. I fully understand not having time sometimes to be real active but one would be surprised at how a once in a while contribution can help someone in need.
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Offline Rodsmachineshop

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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2015, 02:57:38 pm »
found what works great to ad to a brine is boons farm wines since hi sugar content ,

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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2015, 07:58:34 am »

I do the facebook thing,but still love the Forum for ease of use. Don't have to scroll down thru many other posts to find a Bradley post. C'mon back oldtimers !!!
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Re: Where did all the oldtimers go?
« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2015, 03:25:23 pm »
I'm still here on a more or less daily basis,  just don't tend to post all my cooks any more.  I'm not on Facebook and I still very much like this forum, I will try to post more regularly.


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