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Abdul Alhazred
09-27-2005, 10:37 AM
I was invited here by Livius Drusus over by SC

http://skepticalcommunity.com/phpbb2/index.php

How about you?

fragment
09-27-2005, 01:28 PM
Heh. I followed the controversy over Gurdur's banning from II over to here, by following the very disappearing link that became part of the whole drama. I lurked in the FF thread on the issue for nearly a week before deciding to check the rest of the place out. So I guess one good thing came of that sorry mess, for myself at any rate.

Dingfod
09-27-2005, 04:19 PM
I was invited over from HH during FF Gamma or Delta testing.

viscousmemories
09-27-2005, 05:25 PM
I answered a personal ad seeking a self-righteous, uneducated, pseudophilosophical felon in the July, 2003 issue of The Flaming Midget. Until now I was surprised by how many other Flaming Midget fans there are. It hadn't occurred to me people might've come across this site by some other means.

xyza
09-27-2005, 05:41 PM
As usual I have no idea what half of the acronyms are or what The Flaming Midget is other than a cocktail :wha:

I found my way here from an email PR sent me.

curses
09-27-2005, 06:59 PM
Found a link for it on II. I played the arcade games long before I started actually posting.

viscousmemories
09-27-2005, 07:02 PM
[...] I have no idea what [...] The Flaming Midget is other than a cocktail :wha:
Huh. I didn't even know that! :duh:

Crumb
09-27-2005, 07:08 PM
I think I found a link on II.

Legs
09-27-2005, 10:11 PM
A friend of mine from another forum told me about FF. She said it was a great forum filled with intelligent people and that I probably wouldn't fit in :sadcheer:

TomJoe
09-27-2005, 10:14 PM
You can blame liv for my presence here.

Skep
09-27-2005, 10:15 PM
I followed a link in liv's sig at SC. I originally came here to swipe smilies. :D

Crumb
09-27-2005, 10:16 PM
She said it was a great forum filled with intelligent people and that I probably wouldn't fit in.
You have certainly proven her wrong.

Legs
09-27-2005, 10:18 PM
She said it was a great forum filled with intelligent people and that I probably wouldn't fit in.
You have certainly proven her wrong.

about which part?

Crumb
09-27-2005, 10:21 PM
:narrow: The second part, of course.

viscousmemories
09-27-2005, 10:24 PM
Yeah, we've proved the first part on our own. :laugh:

Legs
09-27-2005, 10:27 PM
:giggle:

Thanks crumb! :kiss:

wei yau
09-27-2005, 10:43 PM
....I think it's all about me.

This thread prompted me to review my earliest posts in this forum. It wasn't that long ago, so I remember most of it. I just read them and responses to them all over again, just to satisfy some weird sense of ego.

Oh..and I found this place because I am perversely attracted to trolls.

godfry n. glad
09-27-2005, 10:49 PM
I was invited by liv, shortly after being banned from HH.

Dog knows what she was thinking at the time. :innocent:

Crumb
09-27-2005, 11:11 PM
Thanks crumb! :kiss:
:blush: :hug:

Dingfod
09-27-2005, 11:17 PM
....I am perversely attracted to trolls.Thank you.

ceptimus
09-27-2005, 11:56 PM
I think I followed one of liv's shameless adverts for this place. She probably had it in her sig on another forum.

wei yau
09-28-2005, 12:07 AM
....I am perversely attracted to trolls.Thank you.

Hing-dai!

Never meant you. Actually, it was a Google search for a particular troll that had been pestering the PD forum at IIDB. This search turned up a link to this (http://www.freethought-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=420&highlight=revprez) thread.

That troll may have been what brought me here, but posters like you give me reason to stay.

Ymir's blood
09-28-2005, 12:30 AM
You know how they say the Devil will appear if you speak his name? Well, I'm worse than that. I show up even if you don't speak his name.

Legs
09-28-2005, 12:40 AM
Well, I'm worse than that. I show up even if you don't speak his name.


I can't decide if you are the devil or :eeyore2:

Ymir's blood
09-28-2005, 12:43 AM
A little of both, perhaps.

The mouseover tag for that reads 'Sad Eeyore' but for some reason I thought it said 'sad eyesore.' That would definitely be me.

Legs
09-28-2005, 01:01 AM
I thought it said 'sad eyesore.' That would definitely be me.

:giggle:

Anastasia Beaverhausen
09-28-2005, 01:44 AM
Liv told me to register and I did.

Petra
09-28-2005, 02:13 AM
It was a natural progression as I followed the cool kids around.

IIDB private forums (which no longer exist) -> Heathen Hangout -> here.

It's an evolutionary thing.

Trojan
09-28-2005, 02:43 AM
I found FF through a banned member of ForumGarden, of which I too am banned! ME! :woopsie: I must admit the posters here are leagues ahead of me intellectually and I don't really fit in well but here I am FF! :sarclap:

Petra
09-28-2005, 02:51 AM
I found FF through a banned member of ForumGarden, of which I too am banned! ME! :woopsie:

Where is ForumGarden, Trojan - I'm interested in having a wee look around - curious about someone's history there? (Not your history there, so don't worry).

I must admit the posters here are leagues ahead of me intellectually and I don't really fit in well but here I am FF! :sarclap:

Ummm....you're not describing me, I take it. I'm a long, long way from being "intellectual".

And it looks to me like your fitting in nicely. :cool:

Trojan
09-28-2005, 03:03 AM
I found FF through a banned member of ForumGarden, of which I too am banned! ME! :woopsie:

Where is ForumGarden, Trojan - I'm interested in having a wee look around - curious about someone's history there? (Not your history there, so don't worry).

I must admit the posters here are leagues ahead of me intellectually and I don't really fit in well but here I am FF! :sarclap:

Ummm....you're not describing me, I take it. I'm a long, long way from being "intellectual".

And it looks to me like your fitting in nicely. :cool:
Go to ForumGarden.com . Really uptight people. Anyone Left of Gerald Ford should avoid it. There are some genuinely nice people there, but that population is declining. Sorry Lunachick but I still believe I'm the weakest mind here! That's OK though. I'm a touch arrogant among friends and family about my political beliefs, etc. Many Holiday dinners ruined by my battles with rightist brothers-in law. :poke2:

Petra
09-28-2005, 03:30 AM
Hmmm. Interesting. I recognise a few names there, but couldn't find who I was looking for. Interesting.


Oh, and you'll get over that "I'm the weakest mind here" thing soon enough. :)

Trojan
09-28-2005, 03:37 AM
Hmmm. Interesting. I recognise a few names there, but couldn't find who I was looking for. Interesting.


Oh, and you'll get over that "I'm the weakest mind here" thing soon enough. :)
I could be overstepping my boundaries but perhaps I would know who you're thinking of at FG. I guess posting it here wouldn't be a great idea though. Hmmmm.

Petra
09-28-2005, 04:12 AM
Hmmmm, indeed. :wink:

Dingfod
09-28-2005, 04:50 PM
....I am perversely attracted to trolls.Thank you.

Hing-dai!

Never meant you. Actually, it was a Google search for a particular troll that had been pestering the PD forum at IIDB. This search turned up a link to this (http://www.freethought-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=420&highlight=revprez) thread.

That troll may have been what brought me here, but posters like you give me reason to stay.Hing-dai! I knew you didn't mean me, but I've always got to stick my self-deprecating two-cents worth in in a feeble attempt at humor. Sometimes it works, often it does not.

cappuccino
09-28-2005, 05:53 PM
I was part of the original diaspora after the exodus from the closed private forums at II. I ended up at the old FF before it became HH and when current FF was opened, I came over.

Basically, I followed the same trail lunachick followed. We go back quite a way back.

wei yau
09-28-2005, 05:56 PM
Hing-dai! I knew you didn't mean me, but I've always got to stick my self-deprecating two-cents worth in in a feeble attempt at humor. Sometimes it works, often it does not.

Ahh-so.

I recognized that you were being self-deprecating. But just as you must stick to that, I must stick to being naively obtuse so as to avoid offending anyone and appearing as harmless as possible.

We are all stuck on the paths we create.

Shake
09-28-2005, 10:51 PM
It was a natural progression as I followed the cool kids around.

IIDB private forums (which no longer exist) -> Heathen Hangout -> here.

It's an evolutionary thing.
Um, yeah. Pretty much the same thing. Been here since it began, basically.

Dingfod
09-28-2005, 10:59 PM
One day in the middle of the night, I sat before my computer, bored out of my gourd. I thought to myself "What do I want to do?" In reply, I thought, "I don't really know, why not get on the internet" Pondering what site to start with, I thought "Three thought, four, um..."

viscousmemories
09-29-2005, 12:16 AM
As usual I have no idea what half of the acronyms are [...]
Where are my manners?

II or IIDB = Internet Infidels Discussion Board (where many members here originally met)
FPF = Freethinkers Private Forums (now defunct private subforums at IIDB)
HH = Heathen Hangout (formerly known as Godless Heathens, previously Freethinkers Forum)
SC = Skeptical Community
JREF = James Randi Educational Foundation Forum

In brief:

I met livius (and a number of other members here) at IIDB and the atheists-only FPF's. When the FPF's closed, she and I started the atheists-only Freethinkers Forum to replace the FPF's. One day we decided we'd rather run a forum that wasn't atheists-only, so we turned the Freethinkers Forum over to others, who changed the name to GodlessHeathens. They eventually turned it over to others, who changed the name to Heathen Hangout. Our new forum is this one. :ff:

Joshua Adams
09-29-2005, 04:25 AM
I'm vm's sockpuppet.

viscousmemories
09-29-2005, 04:43 AM
I'm vm's sockpuppet.
As gracious as you are? Nobody's gonna buy that.

Veritas
09-29-2005, 04:47 AM
Blame Xyza for me being here. She said she was too scared to join up on her own.

Crumb
09-29-2005, 05:31 AM
I'm vm's sockpuppet.
That's impossible! I'm vm's sockpuppet! :sadyup:

Fencesitter
09-29-2005, 05:48 AM
I'm vm's sockpuppet.
That's impossible! I'm vm's sockpuppet! :sadyup:

Well, he could have two of you. . . with personalities so different that no one would ever guess. And that would either be genius or insanity.

Fence

viscousmemories
09-29-2005, 07:02 AM
[...] that would either be genius or insanity.
...and there are about 9,000 posts that contradict the former.

fragment
09-29-2005, 10:24 AM
Maybe we're all vm's sockpuppets...
:caught:

Veritas
09-29-2005, 02:12 PM
Maybe we're all products of Liv's imagination!

livius drusus
09-29-2005, 02:14 PM
Naw... You'd all be a lot scarier if you were products of my imagination.

Veritas
09-29-2005, 02:15 PM
I have fangs, though.

livius drusus
09-29-2005, 02:18 PM
Just the one set?

Ymir's blood
09-29-2005, 03:08 PM
Naw... You'd all be a lot scarier if you were products of my imagination.
:cool:

Hangingon
09-30-2005, 06:21 PM
Hmmm,

Found the site listed in my webstats as a Referrer..... Trying to figure out why there's so many hits from here.....

:popcorn:

viscousmemories
09-30-2005, 06:26 PM
:welcome: Hangingon. What's your site? It might have something to do with linked images in the dance (http://www.freethought-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4342) thread, but then it could be any number of things.

Crumb
09-30-2005, 06:34 PM
:welcome3: Hangingon. I too am eager to hear from which site you hail, that we have hit so much. :yup:

Hangingon
09-30-2005, 06:36 PM
www.beatingthebeast.com

It's a depression support forum

:wave:

Crumb
09-30-2005, 06:38 PM
Hmm.. :chin: Is that ugly dancing beast in the dance thread?

livius drusus
09-30-2005, 06:39 PM
Your handle reminds me so much of that Supremes song I can't get it out of my head.

Welcome to FF, (set me free why don't you babe) Hangingon. :welcome1:

livius drusus
09-30-2005, 06:41 PM
Hmm.. :chin: Is that ugly dancing beast in the dance thread?

I think he's kinda cute. :ttbeast:

Hangingon
09-30-2005, 06:53 PM
I think he's cute too :wink:

Found it.... Tis the dancing potato posted by minus....

http://www.freethought-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4342&page=5&pp=25&onlybyuserid=0

:bouncy:

viscousmemories
09-30-2005, 06:58 PM
Aha! I knew that minus was up to no good. :glare:

Actually if you're concerned about bandwidth usage I'm sure minus would agree to remove the link.

livius drusus
09-30-2005, 06:59 PM
Oh cute! I hadn't noticed it before because it's not actually showing up for me (hotlinking thing, I would imagine). I had to quote the blank post to see the addy and paste it.

Hangingon
09-30-2005, 07:20 PM
Actually if you're concerned about bandwidth usage I'm sure minus would agree to remove the link.

Meh, nah, was just curious as to how this site was showing up......

We've had problems with massive hotlinking and bandwidth theft before so I tend to keep an eye on things. :whup:

Thanks muchly for the welcomes and the help in figuring it out! :D

Leesifer
10-01-2005, 03:57 PM
Welcome to :ff: Hangingon, hope you stick around.

Plant Woman
10-05-2005, 08:28 AM
Wow, well I was part of that exodus from the closed down lounge on IIDB, but then I was busy with life and gave up a few of my hangouts, so now I have come full circle. . . I think.

I didn't realize this was an offshoot. The place looks great.

beyelzu
10-05-2005, 10:44 AM
Naw... You'd all be a lot scarier if you were products of my imagination.
and less grammatically challenged :tmgrin:

viscousmemories
10-05-2005, 04:20 PM
I didn't realize this was an offshoot. The place looks great.
It's only an offshoot in the most indirect sense of the word, but thanks! :)

livius drusus
10-05-2005, 04:29 PM
and less grammatically challenged :tmgrin:

Or even more so. :tmtongue:

Shake
10-05-2005, 07:45 PM
It's only an offshoot in the most indirect sense of the word, but thanks! :)
Well, there's a definite, traceable history. Although I agree that offshoot isn't necessarily the most accurate term in this case.

cappuccino
10-06-2005, 10:05 PM
I wonder how many here are from the exodus. Our percentage must be quite small compared to the total number of people that found their way here via other avenues.

Shake
10-07-2005, 05:14 PM
Well, many of us old-timers are from the exodus. I imagine if you looked by join date, we'd be prominent among the first ones here (for obvious reasons).

Ensign Steve
10-15-2005, 06:31 AM
I came from the exodus, but my join date is off because I was at BMT when this place actually stood up, I believe.

Suds
10-15-2005, 12:08 PM
Hi, :wave:
IamMoose from IIDB told me of this place. The decor is great.

livius drusus
10-15-2005, 01:50 PM
Thank you!
:statue:

Dingfod
10-15-2005, 02:52 PM
www.beatingthebeast.com

It's a depression support forum

:wave:Now, that I'm going to have to check out.

viscousmemories
10-15-2005, 04:41 PM
Now, that I'm going to have to check out.
It's about beating depression, Worn. Not that other beast.

Dingfod
10-15-2005, 05:00 PM
Why, whatever are you talking about?

viscousmemories
10-15-2005, 05:41 PM
:innocent: