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You know Agnes, it seems that patience is still not your forte. :-) There is not always enough time available to read everything right away and don't forget for some people who came to ET after you took a break you are a newcomer and they do not know what this saga is all about. So give people a little time to get into this, I am sure they will enjoy it.
by Fran on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 03:59:11 PM EST
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A newcomer ???... shall I understand that what I wrote during nine months before I left means nothing and coming back is starting from scratch ???

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 05:14:45 PM EST
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It just means there are 9 months' worth of new (now regular) users who don't know what this is all about. To us dinosaurs with user ids below 1000 you're not a newcomer, but we have almost 2000 registered users now...

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 05:17:39 PM EST
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I like you sig' quote. Sounds somehow familiar to me at times ...

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 05:21:04 PM EST
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BTW Migeru, I took a break in June, so I may be very bad at maths but it's not been 9 months.
Besides, you know pretty well I will take as demeaning of me your saying that there's been months of now regular newcomers.
Should I chose to be offended, I would distinctly sense the innuendo : "there's been a lot of worthwhile stuff going on since you left so peace off and get back to the almost-newbies category where you belong".
However, I have enough bad stuff on my plate to deal with in the off-blog world to afford feeling belittled over here. I thus back off, enough for today, the diary I was at can wait.

As I like to say : by underestimating people's strengths you might get hurt. By understating their weaknesses, you are sure to hurt them.

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill

by Agnes a Paris on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 05:41:04 PM EST
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Geez, I took the 9 months from you comment, and I misinterpreted it.

But really, all that Fran is saying is that you cannot go away for a substantial period of time (ok, it's been 5 months, not 9) and expect that on your return everyone is going to know who you are, or what "Gone with the Windmill" is. Innuendo? Give me a break.

Ack, I shouldn't have pitched into this thread at all. If you're bent on misunderstanding what Fran said and then my attempt at explaining it, I'm doing more harm than good.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 05:55:23 PM EST
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And it's a family oriented holiday in the States so most of us here are away from computers.

Welcome back!

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 05:33:15 PM EST
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No, not from scratch - but there are quite a few new people who came after you left. There are still "oldtimers", though not all of them around today. And the new people might not know the background to your saga, which was really fun!!!! so PATIENCE!!! :-)
by Fran on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 05:19:14 PM EST
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Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 23rd, 2006 at 05:20:51 PM EST
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