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 PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:02 am Reply with quote  
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  Alan Skywalker V
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Some of you may have noticed that I haven't posted here since early June and sporadically since April.

The reason was simple: after a year and a half of not using my account there since I first registered, I started posting on the TF.N boards. For a while all went well - then I made the mistake of getting tangled up in several threads discussing Christianity. Needless to say, my beliefs were not well recieved by the majority, who kept demanding that I show them scientific proof for God's existence, why the Bible was true, ect. I was shocked at the outright dismissal and hositility toward my posts. I finally wised up and told them it was not worth arguing about it anymore, since no one would change their minds.

Now, however, I no longer feel comfortable there, especially as one thread I started got almost no discussion, just mocking replies before I finally asked for it to be locked. Put simply, TF.N doesn't have the same level of respectful discussion that can be found here. There are disagreements here, yes, but from what I've seen they rarely degenerate into hostility and flaming like TF.N does.

So, I'm back at EUC for good and look forward to posting again!


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  Reepicheep
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Welcome home. Wink
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  Taral-DLOS
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TFN was always a strange place. There were good times, like how Jason Fry and Dan Wallace used the forums to crowd-source the Essential Atlas and I think the Essential Guide to Warfare too (I'm in the acknowledgements for one of those Very Happy ). But much of it was very hostile too.

I still laugh about how everyone there hated Wookieepedia, but Wookieepedia considered TFN as a "friend".

I gave up on TFN when they moved. They were offline for so long, I just unbookmarked them and never went back.
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Their new forum software is good. I'm raking in the likes!


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People take things to seriously on the Net. Welcome back buddy!
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  Crash Override
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Are you Skywalker8921 there? I don't post in the JC Community forums.


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  Alan Skywalker V
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Crash Override wrote:
Are you Skywalker8921 there? I don't post in the JC Community forums.


Yes, I am. But as I said, I shouldn't have let myself get drawn into those threads with those hardened numbskulls and I would prefer not to talk about it here. I admit, as well, that some of my own behavior was less than stellar, but that was my quicksilver temper and frustration talking and I need to learn to curb it.


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Alan Skywalker V wrote:
Crash Override wrote:
Are you Skywalker8921 there? I don't post in the JC Community forums.


Yes, I am. But as I said, I shouldn't have let myself get drawn into those threads with those hardened numbskulls and I would prefer not to talk about it here. I admit, as well, that some of my own behavior was less than stellar, but that was my quicksilver temper and frustration talking and I need to learn to curb it.


I just tried using the Ignore function, it's pretty useful. It hides quotes and posts.


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Welcome back Alan.


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  Queen Padmè Skywalker
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Welcome back, Alan!!!! Good to see you again.
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  Alan Skywalker V
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After the first of the year, I will be taking a hiatus from EUCantina.

The reasons are this:

1. I need to spend more time actively searching for jobs and scholarships and take responsibility for my life rather than relying on Dad and Mom to take care of everything while I goof off.

2. With all the uncertainty and secrecy swirling around Del Ray/Dark Horse/Episode VII, I'm starting to get burned out on Star Wars. Discussing it just doesn't have the same thrill it did after the Disney buyout was announced last year.

I hope to come back someday, but it may not be until VII is well on it's way to release. It's been a pleasure interacting with all of you!


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