I remember the first day I logged on here... I got Tony's welcome and thought it was an automatic thing... (him being the King and all)... then I got all the other hellos... I was bowled over. It actually took me some time to "look around" and figure things out (and havent you all had a lovely time teaching me all that!
) I wouldnt have seen a pm waiting for me it had been blinking in red and purple and singing Dixie.
As for the threads "going off topic" that is EXACTLY what is needed at the most dire of times... I cant imagine the "Frustration thread" staying on topic.... when someone is feeling down and like the world is folding in on itself for them the best thing that can happen (apart from all the hugs and we understand and are here for you bits) the best thing that can happen is for someone to bring up the "shaved bum episode"... no names...*coughCHRIScough*... to make you realise you have it better.
The smilies. I like those too.
Youtube... I would never have seen most of those things unless you lot showed me.
Dear gods save me!!!!!!! I even post cat memes on my Facebook now... people worry for me.
So many other "noticeboard" type forums are very static too. I had been previously on chatrooms with overseas people and thought I would find this way too slow. Yes I CAN hold ten conversations at once... (what? I am a child of 12).. but it meant that I could only talk to people on the other side of the world in the wee hours or the insomniacs... or if my sleep cycles were out I would meet people I liked then not chat to them for ages when I was working..... so yeah I was a bit worried about this kind of forum.... but you lot post by the multitude... if I miss a week I am at a loss to catch up.
AND it means I can catch up with ALL of you and know what the rest of you are talking about.
Having said that... seems so quiet sometimes when you lot are sleeping...
feel so lonely
but its always a delight to find someone else online at the same time and get into a one on one banter...
OR.... ARGH.... JUST as I am about to log off to get a few hours before dawn the whole damn LOT OF YOU come online and keep me up til the sun in blazing in the windows and I get NO damned sleep!
Just keep swimming... just keep swimming.. just keep swimming....